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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Close Your Eyes’

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Close Your Eyes’

Spoiler Warning for Season 4, Episode 10 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed. Alicia Clark has been to hell and back multiple times in just four seasons of “Fear the Walking Dead.” She lost two boyfriends, multiple friends, […]

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Throwback Comics – ‘Superman: Secret Origin’

| August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
Throwback Comics – ‘Superman: Secret Origin’

WARNING: This article contains spoilers. Read at your own risk! When it comes superhero origin stories, they’re always updating the mythos surrounding them; Superman is no different. His origin has been updated numerous times; John Byrne’s “Man of Steel” (not the 2013 Zack Snyder film) and Mark Waid’s “Birthright” have managed to do this successfully. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets the bar even higher for one of Hollywood’s most thrilling franchises

| August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets the bar even higher for one of Hollywood’s most thrilling franchises

With director Christopher McQuarrie and actor Tom Cruise returning for more nerve-wracking action and phenomenal storytelling, the sixth chapter in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has arrived. Even as its leading man nears his 60’s, and the breath-taking stunts of the series couldn’t possibly get any more intense, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” didn’t pull any punches […]

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Throwback Comics – ‘Batman: Birth of the Demon’

| August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Throwback Comics – ‘Batman: Birth of the Demon’

WARNING: This article contains spoilers. Read at your own risk! When it comes superhero villains, Batman is regarded for containing a gallery of quality villains: The Joker, Two-Face, Penguin, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Bane, Scarecrow, the list goes on.  Then we have Ra’s Al Ghul, a villain who is quite unique in his […]

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Gaming Roundup: Summer Edition 2018

| August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: Summer Edition 2018

“Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion” – June 14 for Switch Starting off the month of June is the release of a giant expansion for the Nintendo-exclusive shooter “Splatoon 2.” The game regularly receives new maps, weapons and clothes for free on its multiplayer side, but with this DLC adding a new campaign of 80 levels, the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘People Like Us’

| August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘People Like Us’

Spoiler Warning for the Mid-Season Premiere (Season 4, Episode 9) of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed. Season 4 of “Fear the Walking Dead” has drastically changed the series forever. With the crossover of Morgan, the introductions of tons […]

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Campus construction update: New halls, more parking and other projects

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Campus construction update: New halls, more parking and other projects

 Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction on several large, multi-million dollar projects ramped up over the summer at UNC Charlotte. Here are the new, ongoing and complete construction projects students can expect to see upon their return to campus this fall. Health and Wellness Center will stay under construction throughout the year A $66 million […]

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Sam Smith Thrills Charlotte Once Again

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Sam Smith Thrills Charlotte Once Again

Sam Smith returned to the Spectrum Center on Friday, July 6 for the 42nd show of his “The Thrill of It All” World Tour, his second time in Charlotte. I always forget how massive the Spectrum Center is. When Smith asked the audience to turn on the flashlights of their phones for his favorite portion of […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ blurs the line between stylish, tense filmmaking and muddled machismo

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ blurs the line between stylish, tense filmmaking and muddled machismo

  “This is a land of wolves now.” The words of Benicio Del Toro’s shadowy operative Alejandro Gillick echoed along the deadly new battleground on which this summer’s “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” has found itself. The sequel to 2015’s visceral, slow-burning thriller “Sicario,” the violent ambitions of the mysterious contact that once crossed paths […]

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Gorillaz – ‘The Now Now’ Album Review

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gorillaz – ‘The Now Now’ Album Review

When we last heard from Gorillaz, their fifth album “Humanz” was newly released. It was a comeback that left me so disappointed that the thought of another Gorillaz album filled me with dread. It was torture to make me myself listen to the album again. It was so overloaded and unfocused, which contributed to a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ strikes a chord with fans of the first film in the franchise

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ strikes a chord with fans of the first film in the franchise

This review contains minor spoilers for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” When Steven Spielberg first introduced us to “Jurassic Park,” moviegoers were mesmerized by the incredible resurrection of the dinosaurs. Not only boasting a thoroughly entertaining and thrilling narrative packed with heart-pounding moments, “Jurassic Park” proved a somewhat thought-provoking film, giving viewers a glimpse into the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Vanishing Point’

| July 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Vanishing Point’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 9 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. In the penultimate episode of Season 2 of “Westworld,” the central stories of the season finally teased at their mysterious endgames, as the four leading characters sought to uncover their true places outside the fiction they’ve been […]

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Death Grips – ‘Year of the Snitch’ Album Review

| June 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
Death Grips – ‘Year of the Snitch’ Album Review

For the record, I never got into Death Grips until recently. I thought “Bottomless Pit” was nothing special on first listen. It was really weird for me to digest their music at the time. Then I began to listen to it again as well as listening to “The Money Store.” All of a sudden, everything […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tag’ mines the heart and humor from an absurd, true-to-life premise

| June 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tag’ mines the heart and humor from an absurd, true-to-life premise

If anything can be said about Hollywood filmmaking today, it would have to be the fact that almost anything can be made into a movie these days. From spur-of-the-moment ideas to stories that have been boiling for decades, with the proper backing, almost anything can make its way to the big screen if it’s sold […]

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