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Aphex Twin – “Collapse” EP Review

| September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
Aphex Twin – “Collapse” EP Review

Richard D. James returns with a new Aphex Twin project, “Collapse EP.” Hints of the EP’s release were noted when the Aphex Twin logo was spotted around underground stations in London. This new EP continues a series of music projects James has made since he brought back the Aphex Twin moniker. For a man who […]

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‘Love Never Dies’ Really Needs To

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘Love Never Dies’ Really Needs To

WARNING: This review contains major spoilers for the plot of “Love Never Dies.” I love musical theater. This has been the status quo of my life for as long as I can remember. I seriously cannot even tell you what the first musical I ever saw was. This makes it hard to dislike shows (though […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mandy’ is a strikingly lovely callback to classic horror cinema

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mandy’ is a strikingly lovely callback to classic horror cinema

  Two souls deep in love. A pack of monstrous cultists willed by intoxicated egos. Dreamscapes dripping neon across a scathed mountain topography. The pupils of all eyes dilated by adrenaline, hallucinogens and pure, unwavering rage. Muddled religion collided with the solemn, convicted prayers of a man shattered by loss. This is the peculiar chemical […]

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Gaming Roundup: September 2018

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: September 2018

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” – September 7 for PS4 Kicking off the month of September is Sony’s next tentpole exclusive, “Spider-Man,” finally giving the Marvel hero’s license to capable hands in Insomniac Games. The studio is home to the minds behind the great action-platformer series “Ratchet & Clank,” as well as the Xbox One debut title “Sunset […]

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‘Off to the Races’ with Jukebox the Ghost

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘Off to the Races’ with Jukebox the Ghost

Maybe I’m odd, but I distinctly connect music with specific time periods and memories in my life. ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” conjures up memories of riding with my carpool on the way to elementary school with my mom as the driver. “Low” by Flo Rida and T-Pain was the soundtrack of middle school outings to the […]

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‘The Lion King:’ All That is Good and Beautiful

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘The Lion King:’ All That is Good and Beautiful

Disney’s “The Lion King” starts with a surprise. Rafiki, the wise, narrating baboon bursts into that opening line of “The Circle of Life” that everyone knows but to which nobody knows the real words. A bright orange sun gently rises from the horizon. Suddenly, elephants, birds, gazelles, cheetahs and more walk through the audience to […]

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Legion M President Jeff Annison talks pioneering media company and new project ‘Mandy’

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Legion M President Jeff Annison talks pioneering media company and new project ‘Mandy’

Marking the rise of a fascinating new business model with the potential to change Hollywood forever, entertainment company Legion M has created one of the world’s first fan-owned media platforms. Allowing fans all over the world to invest in a broad slate of film, television and digital content, the company strives to make the audience […]

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Fall-ing in Love with the Arts

| August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fall-ing in Love with the Arts

Every year, UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture curates a busy schedule of theater and dance performances, art gallery openings and concerts to showcase the incredible talent found on campus to the university community. This fall is no different. Whether you are an established fan of the arts or simply looking to experience something […]

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Snapping into the New Year with the Gold Rush Outdoor Movie

| August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Snapping into the New Year with the Gold Rush Outdoor Movie

Easily one of the biggest hits this summer at theaters across the globe, Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” was the obvious choice to headline this year’s Gold Rush Outdoor Movie Night, presented by Campus Activities Board (CAB). For a number of reasons, this jam-packed superhero goliath offered up just the right amount of angst, astonishment and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ soars with a well-rounded, light sequel amid dark times

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ soars with a well-rounded, light sequel amid dark times

Mild Spoilers for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Infinity War” will be discussed. Acting as the first film to follow the drastic events of April’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the second solo outing for Marvel’s minuscule hero soared into theaters this summer. Seeking to pitch a far more light-hearted adventure, the sequel to 2015’s “Ant-Man” tossed […]

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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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Smashing Pumpkins – “Siamese Dream” 25 Years Later

| August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Smashing Pumpkins – “Siamese Dream” 25 Years Later

“Siamese Dream” came at a time where Grunge was king. It was a victim of circumstance as any upcoming and promising band was dubbed “the Next Nirvana.” Major record labels did everything they could to milk out Grunge. Smashing Pumpkins were no exception to this due to the unprecedented success of their debut album, “Gish.” […]

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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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