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. [Strip of film rule]

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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

Big Hero 6[4 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.

Dumb and Dumber To[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.

Horrible Bosses 2[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.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1[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.

Interstellar[4 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.

Penguins of Madagascar[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.

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

The Sundries of the World Foreign Film Series at the County Library

Kagemusha (1980, Japan)[3.5 stars]

Playing at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand, Sunday, December 7 at 7 p.m. only, free admission, free refreshments. Legendary film director Akira Kurosawa won the coveted Palm D'Or prize at The Cannes Film Festival with this film about a thief, Nobukado, pressed into service as a Kagemusha (political decoy or “shadow warrior”) impersonating a warlord in ancient Japan after the real warlord dies in battle. Nobukado is plagued by dreams in which the spirit of his double confronts him, but he slowly grows into the role even as enemies advance on the kingdom. In Japanese with English subtitles, running time 162 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 to the LFS page (film.laramie.wy.us) 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 Dumb and Dumber To
Click here for Movie Review Query Engine reviews of Horrible Bosses 2
Click here for MRQE reviews of Penguins of Madagascar
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]
Aerial America: New England Collection[3 stars]
Begin Again[4 stars]
The Captains Close Up[3 stars]
Enough Said[3 stars]
Force Majeure (Turist)[3 stars]
Get On Up[3 stars]
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz[3 stars]
Ivory Tower[3 stars]
Life Itself[3 stars]
A Most Wanted Man[3 stars]
Snowpiercer[2 stars]
The Theory of Everything[4 stars]
Underwater Dreams[3 stars]
We Are the Best! (Vi är bäst!)[3 stars]
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger[4 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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