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Into the depths of ‘The Shape of Water’ with Guillermo del Toro

| December 13, 2017
Into the depths of ‘The Shape of Water’ with Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most respected filmmakers in the entire film industry, but his work on his new film, “The Shape of Water,” has taken him to new heights from critics and filmgoers alike. Set during the Cold War and focusing on a mute janitor in a government facility, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), […]

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Diving into the magic of ‘Lady Bird’ with Greta Gerwig

| December 4, 2017
Diving into the magic of ‘Lady Bird’ with Greta Gerwig

“Lady Bird” is having a really great time right now. It’s officially the highest rated film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes, with a perfect 100% rating with over 187 official reviews counted. Star Saoirse Ronan just had a successful run hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the first time. The indie film in its short, […]

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A Soulful Sunday with Bassel & the Supernaturals

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Soulful Sunday with Bassel & the Supernaturals

Bassel & the Supernaturals is a Neo-Soul band from Chicago that carry a message of love, fun and a personal message of the current events in Syria. Headed by their lead vocalist Bassel Almadani, the band has been able to captivate listeners all around the country with their unique soulful instrumentation (saxophones, trumpets, guitar, bass, […]

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Witt Lowry Rocks the Neighborhood Theatre

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Witt Lowry Rocks the Neighborhood Theatre

The line into the Neighborhood Theatre in North Davidson ran for blocks Friday, Sept. 16th. As the men and women entered the theatre one by one, the air was filled with excitement and anticipation of the night to come. Inside, the bartenders were cleaning glasses, the vendors were hanging shirts to sell and the musicians […]

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James Young tells us what life is like in the Eli Young Band

| September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
James Young tells us what life is like in the Eli Young Band

Before the Eli Young Band come to Charlotte on October 7 at Coyote Joe’s, James Young, the lead guitarist, took the time to talk to the Niner Times about life on tour, their upcoming album and some advice for the UNCC student. I’m a big fan, so I appreciate you taking the time to talk […]

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Hannibal Buress discusses his career in television, stand-up and film

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Hannibal Buress discusses his career in television, stand-up and film

Ahead of his nationwide stand-up comedy tour, Hannibal Buress spoke with the Niner Times about his upcoming show in Charlotte on Jan. 20 at the Knight Theatre. From two hit comedy television series to a variety of comedy specials and blockbuster films, Hannibal’s talent is put on display regularly. To begin, you have an upcoming […]

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Bill Burr is coming to Belk Theater

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bill Burr is coming to Belk Theater

The Niner Times recently got a chance to talk to one of the most hilarious and prolific comedians working today, Bill Burr, before his upcoming show at Belk Theater. How did you get your start in comedy? BB: “I entered a comedy contest at Nick’s Comedy Stop in Boston called “Find Boston’s Funniest College Student.” I knew […]

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Emily VanCamp talks action, romance and thrills

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Emily VanCamp talks action, romance and thrills

What can you say about Sharon’s motivations to take the side that she does? Last we saw her, she was starting to work for the government at the end of “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” so what brings her to where she is here? When we find her, she’s working in Berlin, the Joint Terror Taskforce. We meet her at Peggy’s […]

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Chris Pine and Casey Affleck hit the waters discussing ‘The Finest Hours’

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Chris Pine and Casey Affleck hit the waters discussing ‘The Finest Hours’

With “The Finest Hours” hitting theaters this past weekend, stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck sat down with the Niner Times and other college publications to discuss the inspiring true story film. What drew you to this project? CA: There are a lot of things actually to this. One was that it was filmed in Massachusetts, so I […]

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Behind the scenes of ‘Brooklyn’ with Saoirse Ronan

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Behind the scenes of ‘Brooklyn’ with Saoirse Ronan

“Brooklyn” is a historical period drama film coming to theaters in Charlotte next Wednesday, Nov. 25. It is the story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Ellis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New […]

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Q&A with Jon Lindsay: ‘Summer Wilderness Program’

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Q&A with Jon Lindsay: ‘Summer Wilderness Program’

If you don’t know Jon Lindsay, then you don’t know one of the best names in Charlotte music. Since his debut release “Escape From Plaza Midwood” Lindsay has become one of the most potent reasons why the rest of the world should pay attention to the Charlotte music scene. The last album Lindsay released was […]

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Simon Pegg talks The Adventures of Tintin

| January 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
Simon Pegg talks The Adventures of Tintin

Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Adventures of Tintin is a 3D Motion Capture Film starring Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure. Simon Pegg, who plays a Thomson Twin alongside long-time friend Nick Frost, was kind enough to speak […]

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UNC Charlotte Filmmaker Joshua Yates talks current state of horror films

| October 28, 2011 | 1 Comment
UNC Charlotte Filmmaker Joshua Yates talks current state of horror films

You might think you know the horror movie genre inside and out. But you don’t know UNC Charlotte student, Joshua Yates. Yates “resurrected” the UNC Charlotte Film Club this time last year with Jeffrey Simpson and is still heavily involved with the club. The two carried out the third annual UNC Charlotte Short Film Festival […]

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