Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope is an ongoing series of movie reviews, news, links and commentary, scoping out the film industry, penned by local film critics Robert Roten and Patrick Ivers. Roten is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and his reviews are also linked at rottentomatoes.com and both his and Ivers reviews are linked through the Movie Review Query Engine. LARIAT is delighted to post them as a free public service to filmgoers everywhere.
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This site is normally updated daily, click your browser's refresh or reload button to get the latest version. Click on the underlined movie titles below to read Robert Roten's reviews (links to Movie Review Query Engine reviews of selected films marked by * are also underlined).
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Ending this week
The following movies are likely to leave town on Friday:
(Last show on Thursday, October 27)
Starting this week
Opening Thursday is the mystery suspense film Inferno, starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, based on a novel by Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code).
Sundries of the World Free Asian Film Series
Thirst (Bakjwi — 2009)Showing on Sunday, October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand. Free admission and snacks. This Korean film (the series Halloween special) is a about a priest who becomes a vampire through a failed medical experiment and is forced to try to reconcile his faith with his newfound thirst, and sexual desires. Winner of eight international film awards. Rated R, running time, 2 hours and 13 minutes. Language, Korean with English subtitles. Click here for more information on the Sundries of the World Film Series at the Albany County Public Library.
* Denotes a movie rating from calculations based on multiple reviews at the Movie Review Query Engine or at Metacritic.com.
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Following are links to over 4,000 archived reviews
Reviews or previews of movies
which haven't been shown in Laramie yet
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