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.
News, essays, local and national movie listings
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).
Ending this week
The following movies are likely to leave town on Friday:
(Last show on Thursday, October 23)
Starting this week
Opening Thursday, October 23 in Laramie is the Bill Murray comedy St. Vincent. Opening on Friday, October 24 are the action film John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves and the horror film Ouija.
Albany County Public Library's free fall foreign film series
Ringu (1998, Japan)Playing at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand, Sunday, October 26 at 7 p.m. only, free admission, free refreshments:
Just in time for Halloween, comes this psychological horror story from Japan. A TV reporter investigates a strange video linked to the death of several young people who watched it just before they died. The reporter feels she must solve the mystery before she falls victim to the deadly curse of the video. Ringu won six awards in international film competitions. It was a box-office success in its native Japan, and a surprise blockbuster in Hong Kong. In Japanese with English subtitles, running time, 96 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.
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