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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Now Showing

American Sniper[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.

The Boy Next Door[1.5 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 Imitation Game[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.

Mortdecai[1.5 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.

Strange Magic[1 star]*
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 Wedding Ringer[1.5 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.

Laramie Movie Roundup weekly 10 to 15-minute podcast (MP3 file) featuring Jerrad Anderson of KOWB radio and Robert Roten. Click here for the show

Ending this week
(Last show on Thursday, January 22)

The following movies are likely to leave town on Friday:

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies[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.

Into the Woods[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.

Taken 3[1.5 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 Theory of Everything[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.

Starting this week

Opening on Friday, January 23, is one of the year's best films, The Imitation Game, along with the crime comedy Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp, the animated family film, Strange Magic and the suspense drama The Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez.

The Boy Next Door[1.5 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 Imitation Game[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.

Mortdecai[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.

Strange Magic[1.5 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 film series

The Secret in their Eyes (El Secreto de sus ojos)[3.5 stars]

Playing at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand, Sunday, January 25 at 7 p.m. only, free admission, free pop and popcorn. A retiree having trouble with his first novel pays a visit to the offices of a judge. He plans use a story of a case they both worked on 25 years before, when she was his new department chief and he was the agent assigned to the case. She suggests he start at the beginning. As he works through the case in flashbacks he discovers that all men's intentions and love can be seen in their eyes. This film from Argentina won the Academy Award for best foreign language film in 2010, and numerous other national and international awards. Rated R, running time 127 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Laramie Film Society and the Albany County Public Library. For more about the Free Fall Film Series at the Albany County Public Library, click this link for ratings, reviews, synopses and a schedule of upcoming films.

* 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 The Boy Next Door
Click here for Movie Review Query Engine reviews of Mortdecai
Click here for MRQE reviews of Strange Magic
Click here for MRQE reviews of The Wedding Ringer
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

12 O'Clock Boys[2.5 stars]
1976 Hunt vs. Lauda[3 stars]
Actress[2 stars]
Abuse of Weakness (Abus de faiblesse)[2.5 stars]
Aerial America: New England Collection[3 stars]
Alan Partridge[3 stars]
The Babadook[4 stars]
Begin Again[4 stars]
Big Bad Wolves[3 stars]
Calvary[4 stars]
The Captains Close Up[3 stars]
The Case Against 8[3 stars]
Dancing in Jaffa[3 stars]
Death Metal Angola[3 stars]
The Dog[3 stars]
The Double[3 stars]
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me[3 stars]
Enough Said[3 stars]
Filth[2.5 stars]
Finding Vivian Maier[4 stars]
Force Majeure (Turist)[3 stars]
Foxcatcher[2.5 stars]
Frank[3 stars]
Frontera[4 stars]
Get On Up[3 stars]
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night[4 stars]
Happy Christmas[3 stars]
The Homesman[3 stars]
Honeymoon[2 stars]
In Bloom[2.5 stars]
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz[3 stars]
Ivory Tower[3 stars]
Journey to the West (Xi you xiang mo pian)[2 stars]
The Kill Team[3.5 stars]
Life Itself[3 stars]
Life Partners[2.5 stars]
Life's A Breeze[2.5 stars]
Listen Up Philip[2.5 stars]
Maidan[2.5 stars]
Manakamana[2 stars]
The Missing Picture[3 stars]
A Most Wanted Man[3 stars]
Night Moves[2.5 stars]
Norte: The End of History[2 stars]
Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 and 2[3 stars]
The Overnighters[4 stars]
Pay 2 Play[3 stars]
Red Hollywood[2 stars]
Remote Area Medical[3 stars]
The Sacrament[3 stars]
Selma[3 stars]
The Skeleton Twins[2 stars]
Snowpiercer[2 stars]
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors[3 stars]
Starred Up[3.5 stars]
Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit)[3 stars]
The Two Faces of January[3 stars]
Underwater Dreams[3 stars]
We Are the Best! (Vi är bäst!)[3 stars]
What Now? Remind Me (E Agora? Lembra-me)[3 stars]
Whiplash[4 stars]
White Bird in a Blizzard[3 stars]
Whitewash[3 stars]
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger[4 stars]

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