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

The Gift[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.

Hitman: Agent 47[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 Man from U.N.C.L.E.[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.

Straight Outta Compton[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.

A Walk in 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.

We Are Your Friends[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.

Laramie Movie Roundup weekly five minute-plus podcast (MP3 file) featuring Robert Roten. Click here for the show

Ending this week

The following movies are likely to leave town this week. Leaving on on Thursday, September 3 is Hitman: Agent 47. Leaving on Friday, September 4 is Straight Outta Compton.

Hitman: Agent 47[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.

Straight Outta Compton[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 on Wednesday, September 2 is the comedy A Walk in the Woods, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Opening Thursday, September 3, is the action sequel The Transporter Refueled. Opening Friday, September 4 is the horror sequel Sinister 2.

A Walk in 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.

The Transporter Refueled[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.

Sinister 2[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 summer film series

The Hundred-Foot Journey[3star.gif]

Playing at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand, on Sunday September 6 at 7 p.m. only, free admission, free pop, popcorn and candy. Lasse Hallström started out with dessert in the charming food war comedy "Chocolat" in 2000, now, with The Hundred-Foot Journey he continues his food war theme in another small French town, with two competing restaurant owners. Winner of the Audience Award at the Norwegian International Film festival and the Truly Moving Picture Award at the Heartland Film festival. Rated PG, running time 122 minutes. Sponsored by the Laramie Film Society and the Albany County Public Library. For more about the Not Shown Before at a Theater Near You Film Series at the Albany County Public Library, click this link for ratings, reviews, synopses and a schedule of all films in the 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 The Gift
Click here for Movie Review Query Engine reviews of Hitman: Agent 47
Click here for MRQE reviews of Sinister 2
Click here for MRQE reviews of The Transporter Refueled
Click here for MRQE reviews of A Walk in the Woods
Click here for MRQE reviews of We Are Your Friends
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]
Actress[2 stars]
Abuse of Weakness (Abus de faiblesse)[2.5 stars]
Alan Partridge[3 stars]
Amazing Space[3 stars]
Art and Craft[3 stars]
The Babadook[4 stars]
Big Bad Wolves[3 stars]
Calvary[4 stars]
The Case Against 8[3 stars]
Coherence[2.5 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]
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]
iGod[3 stars]
In Bloom[2.5 stars]
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz[3 stars]
Ivory Tower[3 stars]
Jingle Bell Rocks![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]
Low Down[3 stars]
Maidan[2.5 stars]
Manakamana[2 stars]
Metro Manila[3.5 stars]
The Missing Picture[3 stars]
A Most Wanted Man[3 stars]
Mr. Holmes[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]
The Past is a Grotesque Animal[2.5 stars]
Pay 2 Play[3 stars]
Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets[2.5 stars]
Red Hollywood[2 stars]
Remote Area Medical[3 stars]
The Sacrament[3 stars]
The Skeleton Twins[2 stars]
Soul of a Banquet[2 stars]
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors[3 stars]
Starred Up[3.5 stars]
Stranger by the Lake (L'inconnu du lac)[2 stars]
Stray Dogs[2 stars]
Teenage[2 stars]
Top Five[3 stars]
Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit)[3 stars]
The Two Faces of January[3 stars]
Visitors[2.5 stars]
The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho)[3 stars]
We Are the Best! (Vi är bäst!)[3 stars]
Wetlands (Feuchtgebiete)[2 stars]
What Now? Remind Me (E Agora? Lembra-me)[3 stars]
White Bird in a Blizzard[3 stars]
Whitewash[3 stars]
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger[4 stars]
The Wrecking Crew (2008)[3 stars]

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