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Doug Laman

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic

Doug Laman is a quirky, interesting and nerdy type of fellow, one who has no idea what Algebra means, but is more than happy to discuss every little detail about Disney films. Ever since his first word on this planet was Disney, Doug has maintained His never ending passion is cinema, but he also has a love for The Simpsons, good friends, the music of ABBA and toys from the movie Cars. When he isn’t jamming out to some great country music, you can likely find Doug chit-chatting with friends, playing on a Nintendo 64 or PlayStation One, watching a movie or reading a good book. Now in his Senior Year of High School, Doug is privileged to continue to be with the Newspaper, along with having a role in the Lovejoy Theatre Department, all of which keeps him both busy and elated. After High School, Doug hopes he can either go to Pandora, fight with Wookies, join the crew on the Starship Enterprise or be a part of The Avengers. Or, y’know, college is cool too.

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As graduation nears, The Red Ledgers Doug Laman provies the best songs for graduation.

12 songs for graduation

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
May 27, 2014

Welcome To The Future

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
May 26, 2014

Massive monster manages many mind-blowing moments

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
May 19, 2014

Nefarious Neighbors Nixes Non-Hilarity

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
May 13, 2014

So bad it doesn’t even deserve a clever title

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
April 25, 2014

Reflect On This Mess of a Film

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
April 23, 2014

Dud Ex Machina

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
April 22, 2014

The winter takes it all

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
April 11, 2014
Movie 43 it an utterly horrible movie lacking anything that might make it worth while.

Throwback Thursday: Movie 43

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
April 10, 2014

Check Yes or Noah

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
April 3, 2014

The 40 Year-Old Divergent

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
March 25, 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel is an excellent adventure that really is unlike any other film ever made.

Budapest Hotel? More Like Buda-Best Hotel!

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
March 19, 2014

300: Rise of An Empire

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
March 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday: A Titan Among Underrated Features

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
March 13, 2014

Son stifles stupendous story

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
March 10, 2014

No jetlag here, folks

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
February 28, 2014
Shrek is one of the most hip, popular, and funny animated movies and has excellent characters.

Franchise frenzy: Shrek

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
February 28, 2014
The Oscar Run is a feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar run: part XV

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
February 25, 2014

Some Enchanted Evening

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
February 21, 2014

A Monumentally Missed Opportunity

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
February 19, 2014
Franchise Frenzy: Spiderman

Franchise Frenzy: Spiderman

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
February 14, 2014

RoboCop out

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
February 12, 2014

Pieces of a great movie

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
February 11, 2014

An Abysmal Awkward Adventure

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
February 10, 2014

Osage Can You See

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
February 6, 2014

Recruit A Better Movie

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
February 3, 2014
The Oscar Run is a feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar run: part XIV

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
January 28, 2014

Ride with me

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
January 24, 2014
47 Ronin lacked a good script, acting, and action scenes.

47 reasons not to see this movie

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
January 22, 2014
The Oscar Run is a feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar Run: Part XII

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
January 21, 2014
Top 25 movie quotes of 2013

Top 25 movie quotes of 2013

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
January 20, 2014

The gentle breeze of Nebraska

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
January 17, 2014
Lone survivor was directed well with emphasis on bravery and tragedy.

Surviving the very worst

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
January 16, 2014
The Oscar Run is a feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar run part XII

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
January 14, 2014

No One Else Like Her

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
January 14, 2014
Inside Llewyn Davis is a different kind of cinema that’s made great by it’s willingness to display the sorrow that exists in the world of music.

Hello Davis, my old friend

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
January 13, 2014

Money, money, money…must be funny

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
January 10, 2014

Here’s to you, Mr. Banks

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
January 9, 2014

Life finds a way

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
January 8, 2014
The Oscar Run is a feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar run part XI

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
January 7, 2014

The hustle and bustle of film

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
January 7, 2014

It’s kind of a big disappointment

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
January 6, 2014
The greatest holiday special of all-time, A Charlie Brown Christmas has way more on it’s mind than one could possibly imagine.

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 25, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 19, 2013

The desolation of expectations

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 18, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: Deck The Halls

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 18, 2013
The Oscar Run is a feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar Run X

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 17, 2013

Dazzling Dallas downright devastating

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 17, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 17, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: Fred Claus

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 16, 2013
With his newest feature, director Scott Cooper has crafted a terrific film that will twist your emotions to no end.

Putting the furnacing touches on

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 16, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Doug Laman, Movie Critic/Staff Reporter
December 15, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: Arthur Christmas

Doug Laman, Movie Critic/Staff Reporter
December 14, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Doug Laman, Movie Critic/Staff Reporter
December 13, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: It’s A Wonderful Life

Doug Laman, Movie Critic/Staff Reporter
December 12, 2013
The Book Thief isn’t quite as good as it could’ve been, but it’s still a fine movie, mainly thanks to some outstanding performances.

Doing things by the book

Doug Laman, Movie Critic/Staff Reporter
December 11, 2013
The Oscar Run is a feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar Run IX

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 10, 2013

Delivering a misfire

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 4, 2013
The Oscar Run is a weekly feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar Run Part VIII

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 3, 2013
A Chillingly Good Film

A Chillingly Good Film

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
December 2, 2013
Filled with laughs and some of Snoopy’s best antics, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a fine dish to be served.

Give thanks for great television

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 28, 2013

Dinner for schmaltz

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 27, 2013

These games just got interesting

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 26, 2013
As Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd animated feature, Frozen, prepares to enter movie theatres around the globe, The Red Ledger is going on a five week journey to tackle all of Disney’s animated films. Each week, we will cover 10 animated features and give a brief analysis of them.

Disney Chronicles: 2001-2012

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 25, 2013

Almost must see tv

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2013

Brutality

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 22, 2013

14 Days of Lost

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 21, 2013
The Oscar Run is a weekly feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar Run VII

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 19, 2013
As Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd animated feature, Frozen, prepares to enter movie theatres around the globe, The Red Ledger is going on a five week journey to tackle all of Disney’s animated films. Each week, we will cover 10 animated features and give a brief analysis of them.

Disney Chronicles: 1992-2000

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
November 18, 2013

Thunderous Thor thankfully thrills

Doug Laman, Movie Critic
November 15, 2013
The Oscar Run is a weekly feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar Run VI

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 12, 2013
As Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd animated feature, Frozen, prepares to enter movie theatres around the globe, The Red Ledger is going on a five week journey to tackle all of Disney’s animated films. Each week, we will cover 10 animated features and give a brief analysis of them.

Disney Chronicles: 1973-1991

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 11, 2013
Doug Laman review the comedy Last Vegas.

Fun and laughing in Las Vegas

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 8, 2013

Bad (grandpa) to the bone

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 6, 2013
The Oscar Run is a weekly feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar Run V

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 5, 2013
As Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd animated feature, Frozen, prepares to enter movie theatres around the globe, The Red Ledger is going on a five week journey to tackle all of Disney’s animated films. Each week, we will cover 10 animated features and give a brief analysis of them.

Doug’s Disney Chronicles: Part Two

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
November 4, 2013

Preposterous plan plummets precariously

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
October 31, 2013
Its The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
October 30, 2013
The Oscar Run is a weekly feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar Run IV

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
October 29, 2013
A scary good story

A scary good story

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
October 29, 2013
As Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd animated feature, Frozen, prepares to enter movie theatres around the globe, The Red Ledger is going on a five week journey to tackle all of Disney’s animated films. Each week, we will cover 10 animated features and give a brief analysis of them.

Doug’s Disney Chronicles: Part One

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
October 28, 2013
Simpsons continue to make Halloween hilarious

Simpsons continue to make Halloween hilarious

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
October 28, 2013
Inside Llewyn Davis is the number 1 most anticipated movie of the holiday season. It will be released December 6, 2013.

Top ten most anticipated holiday season movies for 2013

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
October 25, 2013
The film Enough Said had superb writing and acting.

More than enough superb acting and writing

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
October 23, 2013
The Oscar Run is a weekly feature discussing how the Oscar race is shaping up.

Oscar Run III

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
October 22, 2013
Full of script problems, but also filled with loads of fun, Machete Kills makes for diverting cinema.

Machete makes messy but merry mischief

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic
October 21, 2013
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