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Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ inspires pride in heritage

Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ inspires pride in heritage

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018


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More than just your standard romantic comedy, “Crazy Rich Asians” brings a lot of heart and a strong theme of heritage into its story and will result in a unified heartfelt reaction from the audience. The movie embraces “rom-com” clichés, but still manages to surprise and delight general audiences....

TRL to host Taylor Swift concert ticket giveaway

TRL to host Taylor Swift concert ticket giveaway

Grace Nguyen, Graphics Editor

August 21, 2018


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Below are the requirements for students to enter a random drawing to win tickets to Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour in Arlington. One student will win two tickets and two t-shirts.   [/infographic]...

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


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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


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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


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“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


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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


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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 ...

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