Laramie Movie Scope

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[Strip of film rule] 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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Now Showing

The Boxtrolls[3 stars]*
Playing at the Regal Fox Theater 6, 505 S. 20th -- Click here for links to web sites with local show times, runtime and an MPAA rating for this film.

Dolphin Tale 2[2.5 stars]*
Playing at the Regal Fox Theater 6, 505 S. 20th -- Click here for links to web sites with local show times, runtime and an MPAA rating for this film.

The Equalizer[2.5 stars]*
Playing at the Regal Fox Theater 6, 505 S. 20th -- Click here for links to web sites with local show times, runtime and an MPAA rating for this film.

The Maze Runner[2.5 stars]
Playing at the Regal Fox Theater 6, 505 S. 20th -- Click here for links to web sites with local show times, runtime and an MPAA rating for this film.

This is Where I Leave You[2.5 stars]*
Playing at the Regal Fox Theater 6, 505 S. 20th -- Click here for links to web sites with local show times, runtime and an MPAA rating for this film.

A Walk Among the Tombstones[3 stars]
Playing at the Regal Fox Theater 6, 505 S. 20th -- Click here for links to web sites with local show times, runtime and an MPAA rating for this film.

KOWB Podcast -- Robert Roten and Jarred Anderson's weekly Movie Roundup (mp3 audio file)

Ending this week
(Last show on Thursday, October 2)

The following movies are likely to leave town on Friday:

Dolphin Tale 2[2.5 stars]*
Playing at the Regal Fox Theater 6, 505 S. 20th -- Click here for links to web sites with local show times, runtime and an MPAA rating for this film.

A Walk Among the Tombstones[3 stars]
Playing at the Regal Fox Theater 6, 505 S. 20th -- Click here for links to web sites with local show times, runtime and an MPAA rating for this film.

Starting this week

Opening Thursday, October 2 in Laramie is a horror film about a possessed doll Annabelle. Opening on Friday, October 3 in Laramie is a film with some Oscar buzz around it, the psychological drama Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck.

Annabelle[2 stars]*
Playing at the Regal Fox Theater 6, 505 S. 20th -- Click here for links to web sites with local show times, runtime and an MPAA rating for this film.

Gone Girl[3.5 stars]*
Playing at the Regal Fox Theater 6, 505 S. 20th -- Click here for links to web sites with local show times, runtime and an MPAA rating for this film.

Albany County Public Library's free fall foreign film series

The Spanish Apartment (L'auberge espagnole, 2002, France)[3 stars]

Playing at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand, Sunday, October 5 at 7 p.m. only, free admission, free refreshments: The Spanish Apartment (L'auberge espagnole, 2002) -- A man agrees to take a lucrative job on the condition that he learn to speak Spanish. In Barcelona to attend Spanish classes, his views are challenged by his roommates and his loyalty to his girlfriend in France (Audrey Tautou) is tested by his attraction to a married woman. This film earned prizes at the 2002 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the 2003 Lumière Awards, and the 2003 César Awards. Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English, Catalan, Danish, German and Italian, R-rated, running time 122 minutes. Sponsored by the Albany County Public Library and the Laramie Film Society. For more about the free Sundries of the World: Foreign Film Series at the Albany County Public Library, click this link for ratings, reviews, synopses and a schedule of upcoming films in this series.

* Denotes a composite (calculated average) rating, using data found at the Movie Review Query Engine or at Metacritic.com.

Click here for Movie Review Query Engine reviews of Annabelle
Click here for Movie Review Query Engine reviews of The Boxtrolls
Click here for MRQE reviews of Dolphin Tale 2
Click here for Movie Review Query Engine reviews of The Equalizer
Click here for MRQE reviews of Gone Girl
Click here for MRQE reviews of This is Where I Leave You
Click here for reviews of upcoming films at the Movie Review Query Engine
Click here for more reviews and ratings of upcoming films at Metacritic.com
Click here for more reviews and ratings of upcoming films at Rottentomatoes.com

Click here for links to web sites with show times, running times, and MPAA ratings for movies showing in most U.S. metropolitan areas. There are also links to movie information for theaters in Laramie and specific cities in Wyoming and Colorado.

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Coming Attractions:
Reviews or previews of movies
which haven't been shown in Laramie yet

1976 Hunt vs. Lauda[3 stars]
The ABCs of Death[1 star]
The Act of Killing[4 stars]
Aerial America: New England Collection[3 stars]
After Tiller[4 stars]
Ain't Them Bodies Saints[3 stars]
Before Midnight[3 stars]
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me[2.5 stars]
Blackfish[4 stars]
Blue Caprice[3 stars]
Blue is the Warmest Color (La vie d'Adèle)[3 stars]
The Broken Circle Breakdown[2 stars]
Call Me Kuchu[2.5 stars]
The Captains Close Up[3 stars]
Computer Chess[1 star]
Dead Man's Burden[2 stars]
Dirty Wars[3 stars]
Drinking Buddies[2.5 stars]
Drug War[3 stars]
Enough Said[3 stars]
Europa Report[3 stars]
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie[3 stars]
Frances Ha[3 stars]
From Up On Poppy Hill[3 stars]
Get On Up[3 stars]
Gimme the Loot[3.5 stars]
Good Ol' Freda[3 stars]
A Hijacking[3 stars]
The Hunt (Jagten)[3 stars]
In a World[3 stars]
In the House (Dans la maison)[3 stars]
It's a Disaster[3 stars]
A Journey to Planet Sanity[3 stars]
Kiss of the Damned[2.5 stars]
Mother of George[3 stars]
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)[2.5 stars]
Muscle Shoals[3 stars]
Narco Cultura[3 stars]
No Place on Earth[3 stars]
A Place at the Table[3.5 stars]
Prince Avalanche[2.5 stars]
Reality[3 stars]
Saving Mr. Banks[3 stars]
Shadow Dancer[3 stars]
Short Term 12[4 stars]
Stories We Tell[2.5 stars]
A Teacher[2.5 stars]
These Birds Walk[3 stars]
Touchy Feely[3 stars]
To the Wonder[2 stars]
Underwater Dreams[3 stars]
Upstream Color[3 stars]
Venus and Serena[3 stars]
Welcome to Pine Hill[2 stars]
The Wind Rises[3 stars]

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Bob's review vault[vault button for movie review archive index page]

Following are links to over 4,000 archived reviews
of movies starting with the following letters:

A through B   C through D   E through G   H through I
J through L   M through N   O through Q   R through S   T through Z

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