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Doug Laman
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.

Doug Laman, Staff Reporter/Movie Critic

May 27, 2014
12 songs for graduation (Story)
May 26, 2014
Here’s looking at you, kid: a film critic’s farewell (Story)
May 26, 2014
Welcome To The Future (Story)
May 20, 2014
Superhero movie universes: the fun, frustration, and future (Story)
May 19, 2014
Massive monster manages many mind-blowing moments (Story)
May 13, 2014
Nefarious Neighbors Nixes Non-Hilarity (Story)
May 02, 2014
Does everything a subpar movie can (Story)
May 01, 2014
I wish I had Jessie’s girl because the girls in this movie are terrible (Story)
Apr 25, 2014
So bad it doesn’t even deserve a clever title (Story)
Apr 23, 2014
Reflect On This Mess of a Film (Story)
Apr 22, 2014
Dud Ex Machina (Story)
Apr 17, 2014
Top 10 most anticipated summer movies (Story)
Apr 11, 2014
The winter takes it all (Story)
Apr 10, 2014
Throwback Thursday: Movie 43 (Story)
Apr 03, 2014
Check Yes or Noah (Story)
Mar 27, 2014
The “could-a been better” muppet movie (Story)
Mar 26, 2014
I feel the need… The need for mediocrity (Story)
Mar 25, 2014
The 40 Year-Old Divergent (Story)
Mar 19, 2014
Budapest Hotel? More Like Buda-Best Hotel! (Story)
Mar 14, 2014
300: Rise of An Empire (Story)
Mar 13, 2014
Throwback Thursday: A Titan Among Underrated Features (Story)
Mar 10, 2014
Son stifles stupendous story (Story)
Mar 04, 2014
The Oscars: pizza, pizzazz, polarizing (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
No jetlag here, folks (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
Franchise frenzy: Shrek (Story)
Feb 25, 2014
Oscar run: part XV (Story)
Feb 21, 2014
Some Enchanted Evening (Story)
Feb 19, 2014
A Monumentally Missed Opportunity (Story)
Feb 14, 2014
Franchise Frenzy: Spiderman (Story)
Feb 12, 2014
RoboCop out (Story)
Feb 11, 2014
Pieces of a great movie (Story)
Feb 10, 2014
An Abysmal Awkward Adventure (Story)
Feb 06, 2014
Osage Can You See (Story)
Feb 03, 2014
Recruit A Better Movie (Story)
Jan 31, 2014
Franchise Frenzy: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Story)
Jan 28, 2014
Oscar run: part XIV (Story)
Jan 24, 2014
Ride with me (Story)
Jan 22, 2014
47 reasons not to see this movie (Story)
Jan 21, 2014
Oscar Run: Part XII (Story)
Jan 20, 2014
Top 25 movie quotes of 2013 (Story)
Jan 20, 2014
Gargantuanly gruesome grudge is generically ghastly (Story)
Jan 17, 2014
The gentle breeze of Nebraska (Story)
Jan 16, 2014
Surviving the very worst (Story)
Jan 14, 2014
Oscar run part XII (Story)
Jan 14, 2014
No One Else Like Her (Story)
Jan 13, 2014
Hello Davis, my old friend (Story)
Jan 10, 2014
Money, money, money…must be funny (Story)
Jan 09, 2014
Here’s to you, Mr. Banks (Story)
Jan 08, 2014
Life finds a way (Story)
Jan 07, 2014
Oscar run part XI (Story)
Jan 07, 2014
The hustle and bustle of film (Story)
Jan 06, 2014
It’s kind of a big disappointment (Story)
Dec 25, 2013
That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown (Story)
Dec 20, 2013
12 days of Christmas: The Polar Express (Story)
Dec 19, 2013
12 Days of Christmas: The Muppet Christmas Carol (Story)
Dec 18, 2013
The desolation of expectations (Story)
Dec 18, 2013
12 Days of Christmas: Deck The Halls (Story)
Dec 17, 2013
Oscar Run X (Story)
Dec 17, 2013
Dazzling Dallas downright devastating (Story)
Dec 17, 2013
12 Days of Christmas: A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (Story)
Dec 16, 2013
12 Days of Christmas: Fred Claus (Story)
Dec 16, 2013
Putting the furnacing touches on (Story)
Dec 15, 2013
12 Days of Christmas: Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Story)
Dec 14, 2013
12 Days of Christmas: Arthur Christmas (Story)
Dec 13, 2013
12 Days of Christmas: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Story)
Dec 12, 2013
12 Days of Christmas: It’s A Wonderful Life (Story)
Dec 11, 2013
Doing things by the book (Story)
Dec 10, 2013
Oscar Run IX (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
Delivering a misfire (Story)
Dec 03, 2013
Oscar Run Part VIII (Story)
Dec 02, 2013
A Chillingly Good Film (Story)
Nov 28, 2013
Give thanks for great television (Story)
Nov 27, 2013
Dinner for schmaltz (Story)
Nov 26, 2013
These games just got interesting (Story)
Nov 25, 2013
Disney Chronicles: 2001-2012 (Story)
Nov 24, 2013
Almost must see tv (Story)
Nov 22, 2013
Brutality (Story)
Nov 21, 2013
14 Days of Lost (Story)
Nov 20, 2013
Everything you’re too afraid to ask about Thor: The Dark World (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
Oscar Run VII (Story)
Nov 18, 2013
Disney Chronicles: 1992-2000 (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
Thunderous Thor thankfully thrills (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
The mythology of Adventure Time continues to grow (Story)
Nov 12, 2013
Oscar Run VI (Story)
Nov 11, 2013
Disney Chronicles: 1973-1991 (Story)
Nov 08, 2013
Fun and laughing in Las Vegas (Story)
Nov 07, 2013
Chinese food: the greatest song in the universe (Story)
Nov 06, 2013
Bad (grandpa) to the bone (Story)
Nov 05, 2013
Oscar Run V (Story)
Nov 04, 2013
Doug’s Disney Chronicles: Part Two (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Preposterous plan plummets precariously (Story)
Oct 30, 2013
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (Story)
Oct 29, 2013
Oscar Run IV (Story)
Oct 29, 2013
A scary good story (Story)
Oct 28, 2013
Doug’s Disney Chronicles: Part One (Story)
Oct 28, 2013
Simpsons continue to make Halloween hilarious (Story)
Oct 25, 2013
Top ten most anticipated holiday season movies for 2013 (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
More than enough superb acting and writing (Story)
Oct 22, 2013
Oscar Run III (Story)
Oct 21, 2013
Machete makes messy but merry mischief (Story)
Oct 16, 2013
O captain, my captain (Story)
Oct 15, 2013
Oscar Run II (Story)
Oct 15, 2013
Get pulled in by this magnificent movie (Story)
Oct 11, 2013
Rush rivets irregularity (Story)
Oct 09, 2013
No chance of great cinema here (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
Oscar Run I (Story)
Oct 03, 2013
Despite flaws, “Prisoners” is a gripping thriller (Story)
Sep 27, 2013
When The Stars Go Blue (Jasmine) (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
23 reasons to see “You Can’t Take It With You” (Story)
Sep 25, 2013
A solid start for S.H.I.E.L.D. (Story)
Sep 23, 2013
A near hit and a big miss (Story)
Sep 18, 2013
The Big Bully Theory: My Love/Hate Relationship With Sheldon (Story)
Sep 11, 2013
You need to see this movie now (Story)
Sep 06, 2013
Riddick business (Story)
Sep 05, 2013
Festively Funny Final Futurama Episode Fervently Flourishes (Story)
Sep 04, 2013
The movie’s got that “one thing” (Story)
Aug 30, 2013
Memories, buddies, and robots (Story)
Aug 28, 2013
One man’s opinion on Ben Affleck’s new role as Batman (Story)
Aug 26, 2013
Serving up good entertainment (Story)
Aug 24, 2013
Job done, but not well done (Story)
Aug 18, 2013
Planes crashes and burns (Story)
Aug 09, 2013
Damon returns to action in the latest from Blomkamp (Story)
Aug 03, 2013
Gunned down by mediocrity (Story)
Aug 01, 2013
A way, way wonderful movie (Story)
Jul 27, 2013
Clawing towards greatness, “The Wolverine” almost makes it to the top (Story)
Jul 24, 2013
An Overdose Of Unnecessary Action and Chaos (Story)
Jul 23, 2013
A fast start fails to finish strong (Story)
Jul 19, 2013
Ain’t No Rest (In Peace Department) For The Wicked (Story)
Jul 13, 2013
Practically Perfect Pacific Rim Packs A Powerful Punch (Story)
Jul 13, 2013
Growing up? Don’t count on it (Story)
Jul 10, 2013
Not falling down on the job (Story)
Jul 09, 2013
The decent ranger (Story)
Jul 04, 2013
2 much of a good thing (Story)
Jul 01, 2013
“The Heat” a cool summer comedy (Story)
Jun 29, 2013
It’s the end of the World War Z as we know it (Story)
Jun 28, 2013
Not falling down on the job (Story)
Jun 25, 2013
A scary good time (Story)
Jun 17, 2013
Man of mediocrity (Story)
Jun 12, 2013
Ending on a high note (Story)
Jun 11, 2013
A mediocre internship opportunity (Story)
Jun 07, 2013
Perfectly passable purge (Story)
Jun 06, 2013
Epic effort hurt by average presentation (Story)
Jun 05, 2013
The illusions of fun filmmaking (Story)
May 31, 2013
Will Smith can’t save “After Earth” (Story)
May 29, 2013
Frantically fantastic “Fast & Furious” feature (Story)
May 24, 2013
The illusions behind TV’s most underrated comedy: Arrested Development (Story)
May 22, 2013
I knew you were tribble when you walked in (Story)
May 15, 2013
Closing down The Office (Story)
May 14, 2013
The Mediocre Gatsby (Story)
May 06, 2013
Iron Man 3 redeems franchise (Story)
May 02, 2013
Top 10 most anticipated films of summer 2013 (Story)
Apr 25, 2013
To infinity and beyond the pines (Story)
Apr 20, 2013
I hope you Trance (Story)
Apr 19, 2013
An “Oblivion” of wasted opportunities (Story)
Apr 17, 2013
The story behind “Finding Dory” (Story)
Apr 15, 2013
A number and a movie beyond the seasons (Story)
Apr 05, 2013
A man, a critic, a legend (Story)
Apr 05, 2013
20 years later, “Jurassic Park” still a thrill (Story)
Apr 04, 2013
“Retaliation” hits the popcorn mark (Story)
Mar 29, 2013
Make me wanna roll my windows down, and Croods (Story)
Mar 22, 2013
The magic is gone (Story)
Mar 18, 2013
No Wizard There Ever Is Or Was (Story)
Mar 06, 2013
Slayer of low expectations (Story)
Feb 25, 2013
The Oscars: Part Eighty-Four: Rise of The Seth MacFarlane (Story)
Feb 19, 2013
Dismal “Die Hard” disappoints (Story)
Feb 14, 2013
Below average identity (Story)
Feb 08, 2013
Top 25 2012 movies: 5-1 (Story)
Feb 07, 2013
Top 25 2012 movies: 10-6 (Story)
Feb 06, 2013
Top 25 2012 movies: 15-11 (Story)
Feb 05, 2013
Top 25 2012 movies: 20-16 (Story)
Feb 04, 2013
Top 25 movies of 2012: 25-21 (Story)
Jan 30, 2013
Worst of 2012 (Story)
Jan 26, 2013
Squad settles for so-so (Story)
Jan 24, 2013
Masterfully made ‘Les Miserables’ moves and marvels masses (Story)
Jan 11, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty: A masterpiece of terrifying proportions (Story)
Jan 10, 2013
Doug’s take on Oscar nominations (Story/Media)
Jan 07, 2013
Jack of all trades (Story)
Dec 25, 2012
Silver Linings And Gold (Story)
Dec 20, 2012
The Hitchcock’s guide to the galaxy (Story)
Dec 19, 2012
An unexpected delight (Story)
Dec 14, 2012
Failing them softly (Story)
Dec 10, 2012
Don’t let your Guardians down (Story)
Dec 07, 2012
Oh Pi, where is thy sting? (Story)
Dec 05, 2012
Boy Meets World… and a spin-off (Story)
Dec 03, 2012
The (Red) Dawn of bad cinema (Story)
Nov 30, 2012
Country music: the under-appreciated art form (Story)
Nov 28, 2012
Four score and one great movie ago (Story)
Nov 09, 2012
Skyfall’s the limit (Story)
Nov 08, 2012
An 8-bit and emotional delight (Story)
Nov 02, 2012
An epic of multiple proportions (Story)
Oct 31, 2012
Disney empire strikes back (Story)
Oct 30, 2012
Top 10 holiday season 2012 movies (Story/Media)
Oct 26, 2012
A simply stunning spectacle of a session (Story)
Oct 23, 2012
Nerd is the word: my journey into the Dallas fan days (Story)
Oct 19, 2012
Seven Psychopaths seize semi-successful cinematic story (Story)
Oct 19, 2012
Wake me up before you Argo (Story)
Oct 15, 2012
Going whole hog (Story)
Oct 12, 2012
A boisterously blithe boom brings big belly-laughs (Story)
Oct 11, 2012
A Frank(enweenie) opinion (Story)
Oct 08, 2012
Don’t get Taken 2 this terrible flick (Story)
Oct 08, 2012
One-way ticket: the State Fair’s currency (Story)
Sep 28, 2012
Time for a classic (Story)
Sep 28, 2012
A Decent Stay: Hotel Transylvania Review (Story)
Sep 25, 2012
Judge for yourself: Dredd 3D Review (Story)
Sep 25, 2012
A Fresh And Fun Format For A Fantastic Fishy Flick (Story)
Sep 20, 2012
Fantastically fresh fall shows fluster and fascinate (Story)
Sep 12, 2012
Good is The Words (Story)
Aug 26, 2012
A Boring, But Briefly Brilliant Bourne (Story)
Aug 21, 2012
Total recall: a mediocre memory (Story)
Aug 14, 2012
A web of awesomeness (Story)
Aug 11, 2012
Highs and lows for the Dark Knight Rises (Story)
Jul 15, 2012
Ted: stuffed with vulgarity and heart (Story)
Jul 11, 2012
Brave: a modern fable warms hearts (Story)
Jun 25, 2012
Ain’t nothin’ but a dull time (Story)
Jun 18, 2012
A complex, alienating story (Story)
Jun 13, 2012
Who’s the grittiest of them all? (Story)
Jun 07, 2012
Third times the charm: Men In Black 3 Review (Story)
May 23, 2012
Battleship: A hit or miss affair (Story)
May 15, 2012
Dark reviews for Dark Shadows (Story)
May 07, 2012
The Avengers soars to the top (Story)
May 04, 2012
Set sail for a hilarious time (Story)
Apr 03, 2012
You’ll be starving for a better film (Story)
Mar 09, 2012
A silent masterpiece (Story)
Mar 01, 2012
Ghost Rider goes up in smoke (Story)
Feb 23, 2012
Star Wars gets a makeover (Story)
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