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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Another Day in the Diamond’

| April 23, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Another Day in the Diamond’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 4, Episode 2 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed.  All that is old has not been thrown away for the new as the second episode of “Fear the Walking Dead’s” fourth season proves […]

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Kendrick Lamar and the Unlikely Victory for the Pulitzer Prize

| April 21, 2018
Kendrick Lamar and the Unlikely Victory for the Pulitzer Prize

In the most unlikely place, Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 album “DAMN.” This was the first time a Hip-Hop album and the first non-Jazz or Classical album to win in the music category. To be honest, I wasn’t aware about the fact the Pulitzer Prize has a music category; because when […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Gemini’ is a pitch perfect, neon-drenched neo-noir

| April 20, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Gemini’ is a pitch perfect, neon-drenched neo-noir

Recently, I’ve been replaying Rockstar’s underrated video game “L.A. Noire” on its PS4 remaster. It made me realize how much I miss the noir genre in film, but I couldn’t really place where the last film of the genre I’d seen had been. The trailer for “Gemini” came out a good while back, back in […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Final Portrait’ is a loving, if inconsequential love letter to a lost artist

| April 20, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Final Portrait’ is a loving, if inconsequential love letter to a lost artist

Actors who direct are a dime-a-dozen, with only a few really translating into anything truly noteworthy. Angelina Jolie’s breakthrough with last year’s Netflix foreign war drama “First They Killed My Father” broke her curse of historically tepid movies, Clint Eastwood has made a new career directing as opposed to acting, while Ron Howard has a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I Feel Pretty’ is a shockingly charming and genuine romantic comedy

| April 19, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I Feel Pretty’ is a shockingly charming and genuine romantic comedy

I don’t particularly like Amy Schumer, but I certainly don’t hate her either. I understand a lot of people’s grievances with the comedian, but I honestly just don’t care enough to actively go out of my way to dislike her. I liked “Trainwreck,” but I hated “Snatched,” so the potential for Schumer to deliver a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a rare misstep for Wes Anderson

| April 19, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a rare misstep for Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson isn’t my favorite filmmaker, but I really do look forward to his films every time they come along, as they’re always refreshing takes on film in an age of drastic nihilism. “Isle of Dogs” is Anderson’s second foray into the world of animated film after “Fantastic Mr. Fox” in 2009. This time, Anderson […]

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“The Challenge: Vendettas”- Finale

| April 19, 2018
“The Challenge: Vendettas”- Finale

Welcome back the to final episode of “The Challenge: Vendettas”! It has been a prolonged, dissatisfying season. From the beginning of “The Challenge: Dirty Thirty” to now, “The Challenge” has changed their approach to production and it is not a desired effect. Instead of airing the final part of “The Finale” during the last episode, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rampage’ is unbelievably stupid, if forgettable, fun

| April 19, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rampage’ is unbelievably stupid, if forgettable, fun

Video game movies are making a bit of a comeback this year, but they aren’t any more respected as in the past. This being said, there was one special case that nearly blew my socks off this year with “Tomb Raider,” the Alicia Vikander reboot that was hit-or-miss for critics, but warmed my heart as […]

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The Ten Most Impactful Episodes of ‘Star Wars Rebels’

| April 19, 2018
The Ten Most Impactful Episodes of ‘Star Wars Rebels’

One of the things that I enjoy most about “Star Wars” is seeing how all of its multiple pieces connect together through books, shows, comics and films. Much of this is thanks to one unified story group at Lucasfilm who comb through whatever media is being released, and make sure none of it contradicts anything […]

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‘War Requiem’ – A Symphony of the Truth Untold

| April 18, 2018
‘War Requiem’ – A Symphony of the Truth Untold

“My subject is War, and the pity of War. The poetry is in the pity…All a poet can do today is warn.” The quote from renowned poet Wilfred Owen echoes among the aisles and rushes past the eyes and ears of the audience like a bittersweet wave from a distant ocean. Fleeting slowly, but still […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘What’s Your Story?’

| April 17, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘What’s Your Story?’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 4 Premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed.  Worlds have officially collided as “The Walking Dead” crosses over with “Fear the Walking Dead” in a historical event that will redefine the franchise forever. […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Wrath’

| April 16, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Wrath’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 8 Finale (Season 8, Episode 16) of “The Walking Dead,” as well as all episodes of the previous seasons. Certain spoilers from the graphic novel series will also be discussed. Minor spoilers from “Fear the Walking Dead” will also be discussed.  All Out War is officially over. The final battle […]

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Radio Free Charlotte’s Open Mic Fest

| April 13, 2018
Radio Free Charlotte’s Open Mic Fest

 Photos by Chris Crews Arriving at the Popp Martin Student Union for Open Mic Fest, I was first filled with excitement watching preparations for what appeared to be a rather sizable event. Planned and hosted by Radio Free Charlotte staff, Open Mic Fest was intended to showcase UNC Charlotte student singers, rappers, bands and […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘How to: Friend, Love, Freefall’ – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

| April 13, 2018
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘How to: Friend, Love, Freefall’ – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

It’s become a common occurrence for me to jump onto an emerging artist well into their career in the music scene. More than often it’s independent groups like alt-J and Glass Animals, these “new” artists tend to spark my interest with a single song, a single from their past that suddenly draws me into their […]

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