The Red Ledger

Review: Force not with ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Review: Force not with ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Grant Vogel, Special to The Red Ledger

May 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Reviews

Lucasfilm and Disney should’ve had a bad feeling about this new “blockbuster.” “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a very long, drawn-out fan film detailing the irrelevant backstory of an overrated supporting character from the original Star Wars Trilogy. The film doesn’t expand the already ...

Review: ‘Dirty Computer’ offers refreshingly liberating tracks

Review: ‘Dirty Computer’ offers refreshingly liberating tracks

Noah Van Hooser, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Reviews, Uncategorized

Pop music has historically extended well-intentioned but vague platitudes toward communities of America in dire need of empowerment. Following up a duo of concept records, 2010’s “The ArchAndroid” and 2013’s “The Electric Lady,” pop’s most cutting-edge star Janelle Monae offers a refreshi...

Review: ‘Deadpool 2’ provides crude humor and innovation

Review: ‘Deadpool 2’ provides crude humor and innovation

Grant Vogel, Special to The Red Ledger

May 22, 2018


Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Reviews

“Not Spider-Man” is back in his new sequel that exceeds the first. Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as fan-favorite Wade Wilson, AKA Deadpool, who must battle a mysterious cyborg named Cable, played by Josh Brolin (who also portrayed Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War”). In addition to s...

‘Dallas International Film Festival’ downsizes but maintains quality programming

‘Dallas International Film Festival’ downsizes but maintains quality programming

Joe Cross, Staff Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under A&E, Around Town, Featured A&E

In the four years I’ve attended the Dallas International Film Festival, the 2018 festival was the most crowded it’s ever been. It seemed hard to believe given that the lineup was considerably smaller (in number, not necessarily in quality of the programming) than it has been in previous years, and...

Review: Vance Joy delivers beautiful and intimate harmony

Review: Vance Joy delivers beautiful and intimate harmony

Katie Bardwell, Staff

May 4, 2018


Filed under A&E, Around Town, Featured A&E

A silhouette of a man appeared behind a black curtain. The curtain rose and the crowd cheered when the silhouette revealed itself as Vance Joy holding a guitar. He smiled, and a spotlight beamed on him as he lifted his hand to strum the first chord. Ever since his release of his EP “God Loves You When You’re ...

Review: ‘The Rider’ is vastly superior to ‘Lean On Pete’ despite similar themes and settings

Review: ‘The Rider’ is vastly superior to ‘Lean On Pete’ despite similar themes and settings

Joe Cross, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Reviews

You won’t see many mentioning the new film “The Rider” without bringing up “Lean on Pete” (also in theaters now) and vice-versa. It’s a fair comparison: both films are portraits of the American west crafted by foreign perspectives (“Rider” director Chloe Zhao hails from Beijing, while ...

Review: Season two of ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ is delightfully bizarre

Review: Season two of ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ is delightfully bizarre

Anna Stockton, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Reviews

After the surprising success of season one, the Netflix original “A Series of Unfortunate Events” is back with its second installment to the tragic tale of the Baudelaire children. Charming and strange as ever, season two is a successful continuation of an already compelling story. The secon...

Review: ‘Infinity War’ resonates deeply with audience

Review: ‘Infinity War’ resonates deeply with audience

Anna Stockton, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Reviews

Ten years. Ten years filled with smash-hit movies, lovable characters, and fun post-credit scenes led to this monumental fight. 10 years filled with whispers of a name–a mysterious being pulling strings and leaving tiny hints of his existence. Now, after all this build-up, “Avengers: Infinity War” fi...

Review: ‘KOD’ disappoints with shallow appeals

Review: ‘KOD’ disappoints with shallow appeals

Noah Van Hooser, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Reviews

Though J. Cole is one of the best-selling rappers of his generation and is as fame-hungry as any major label musician, he’s achieved his commercial success through an attempted rebellion against certain aesthetic cues that have saturated the hip-hop mainstream. In the past decade, Cole has grown...

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School
A&E