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MOVIE REVIEW: “Whiplash” might be one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen.

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Whiplash” might be one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen.

Did I get your attention from my headline? Well, here’s the twist behind it, “Whiplash” isn’t a horror film. The film has no ghosts, no murderers and no vampires. In fact, the only tie to horror films is that it’s produced by Jason Blum, the mind behind the “Insidious” and “Paranormal Activity” films. Winner of […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Before I Go to Sleep” is a sleek thriller, despite not following the book.

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Before I Go to Sleep” is a sleek thriller, despite not following the book.

I love reading, it’s a chance for me to unwind and create another world outside of movies, I can create as I please with the words on the page and in turn, become a filmmaker for a while. Whenever a book is made into a film, I always get excited, I always like to see […]

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Q&A with Disney’s “Into the Woods” stars, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Q&A with Disney’s “Into the Woods” stars, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine

  Disney’s new fantasy film, “Into the Woods” intertwines timeless tales like “Jack and the Beanstallk,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Cinderella.” With a star studded cast of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine and “Pitch Perfect” star, Anna Kendrick, kids of all ages are sure to sing along when “Into the Woods” hits theaters […]

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Review – A Fresh Start

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dragon Age: Inquisition Review – A Fresh Start

There was a moment in “Dragon Age: Inquisition” where the hours of content in BioWare’s massive new game sneaked up on me. As I approached the top of a cliff and a gorgeous vista a little counter indicated that after two hours of exploring one of the game’s massive areas, I’d discovered just four of […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Nightcrawler” takes us to the journalism underworld.

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Nightcrawler” takes us to the journalism underworld.

There was not one second of “Nightcrawler” where I wasn’t insanely uncomfortable, this is one of the most unsettling films in recent memory. From the actual story to the characters and actions involved throughout the entire film. The worst part about that is that I enjoyed feeling uncomfortable, because I knew they were doing this […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ keeps this franchise ahead of the pack

| November 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ keeps this franchise ahead of the pack

I was not always so supportive of The Hunger Games. In my freshman year of high school, I loved this film called “Battle Royale,” a Japanese film about a group of ninth graders randomly selected to participate in a fight to the death on a deserted island until one survivor remains. I saw “The Hunger […]

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Alexz Johnson preps to bring her unique flare to Charlotte.

| November 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
Alexz Johnson preps to bring her unique flare to Charlotte.

If you guys ever watched “The N” when you were younger, you know very well of Alexz Johnson from “Instant Star” along with her unique style of music. On her new tour, Johnson makes her stop in Charlotte on Dec. 4, and brings everything wonderful about her music with it. “I just wanted to focus […]

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Gaming Roundup: Weeks of Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: Weeks of Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.

The Crew (PS4 / Xbox One / PC / Xbox 360) Ubisoft has had a somewhat tumultuous month, but the publishing giant is set to make a rare foray into the racing genre at the start of next week. “The Crew” was originally planned for early November, but a packed lineup of competition got it […]

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Pradigy GT – “She’s Got It”

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pradigy GT – “She’s Got It”

Pradigy GT offers up their rendition of the signature fantasy girl themed song with, “She’s Got It.” The track opens with a smooth bassline and subtle metronome, later accompanied by lead vocals that describe the around the way girl in full form. “Super sexy, she draws stares. Men want her in their lives.” The description […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “St. Vincent” is not as holy as it should be.

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “St. Vincent” is not as holy as it should be.

I like Bill Murray, I think he’s one of the best comedic actors to ever live and to see him still continuing his career in such a fashion today is nothing short of amazing. I found myself intrigued by “St. Vincent,” I thought it could be a nice vehicle to throw Murray into an awards […]

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Masquerade Ball

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Masquerade Ball

  Masquerades are all about mystery. UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board offered a night of mystery for students, full of dancing, food and fun. Photos by Makeedah Baker.  

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Birdman” will surely be an Oscar favorite.

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Birdman” will surely be an Oscar favorite.

“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” confused me when  first viewing it’s trailer, I couldn’t gauge how it was going to turn out, simply because I couldn’t clock the genre. It didn’t look comedy, nor drama and it couldn’t be an action film with it’s budget. I considered the film an enigma for many months before […]

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Music Review: The Cheerleader’s EP “On Your Side”

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Music Review: The Cheerleader’s EP “On Your Side”

  Having debuted just this fall, the Cheerleader’s are off to a powerful start with their new EP, “On Your Side.” Cheerleader is an Indie/Power-Pop collaboration out of Philadelphia, Pa.   featuring a five-man gathering, two plus the original trio. The group got its start through the late-2000s from a three-piece demo and hard work across various […]

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“Magic Stories and Adventure Drawings” is sometimes dark, but ever so charming.

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Magic Stories and Adventure Drawings” is sometimes dark, but ever so charming.

As I first walked into Natalie Andrewson’s art exhibit, “Magic Stories and Adventure Drawings,” I was immediately treated to a barrage of different colors, tones, and styles in one room. From darker, southern gothic inspired pieces, to pieces from “The Regular Show” and those quirky Wes Anderson movies. I found myself charmed by these pieces and in […]

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“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” offers a bizarre, yet charming look at technology in society.

| November 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” offers a bizarre, yet charming look at technology in society.

As a self-proclaimed “theatre kid” in high school, I ditched the drama scene upon entering college to focus on my studies and writing. So I was excited to dip my feet back into the theatre with UNC Charlotte’s production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.” I was a bit surprised at the small size of the […]

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“Gracepoint” episode seven’s circumstances become dire.

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Gracepoint” episode seven’s circumstances become dire.

It’s no secret that I really like “Gracepoint”, I think it’s a sleek, thrilling show that uses it’s character arc and setting to the best extent. The show has been a slow burn up to the climax of the series, and episode seven is the dire sense of hopelessness we’ve been waiting for all season. […]

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CAB hosts Niner Idol

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
CAB hosts Niner Idol

Photos by J Tisdale.

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A chat with Comedian, Josh Blue before he comes to campus

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
A chat with Comedian, Josh Blue before he comes to campus

  Q&A with comedian, Josh Blue before his Nov 14 show at After Hours: 1. What sparked your initial interest in comedy? I like making people laugh. It makes me feel good. I also wanted to meet girls and it seemed like the only way that would work. 2. What separates you from other comedians? […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Interstellar” is the best movie of the year.

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Interstellar” is the best movie of the year.

“Locke” starring Tom Hardy has been the reigning champ of the “My favorite movie of the year” title since May, and I was convinced it was going to stay that way, but I can’t say it so anymore, “Interstellar” is here to stay. Christopher Nolan’s space epic, a raging love letter to such movies like […]

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Puppets come to life

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Puppets come to life

Remember when you were a kid and nothing was more exciting than a field trip? In elementary school we would have special visits from entertainers. I remember walking down the hall in a single file line to the library for a surprise puppet show. Ventriloquist, Lynn Trefzger made kids of college students Thursday, Nov. 6. […]

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