Laramie Movie Scope

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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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News, essays, local and national movie listings

Laramie Film Society news
The 2014 free summer film series
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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 Giver[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.

Guardians of the Galaxy[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.

If I Stay[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.

Let's Be Cops[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 November Man[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.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For[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 Wyo Theatre, 309 S. Fifth St., Laramie, is temporarily closed for repairs and renovation.

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

Starting Friday, August 29

Starting on Friday, August 29 is the football drama When the Game Stands Tall.

When the Game Stands Tall[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 Albany County Public Library's free summer film series

Under the Bombs (Souse les bombes)[3.5 stars]

Playing at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand, Sunday, August 31 at 7 p.m. only, free admission. In late summer and early fall of 2006, heavy Israeli air strikes in retaliation against Hezbollah caused 1189 deaths, mostly civilians. During a cease-fire, filmmaker Philippe Aractingi brought two actors and a film crew into this war. The story is about a mother, Zeina, a Shiite woman from Beirut, and Tony, a Christian taxi driver, who agrees to drive her to Southern Lebanon on a desperate search. Tony and Zeina search through the devastation for Zenia's son, who is lost. While they scour the rubble of local towns for the child, they discover that despite their very different backgrounds they have much in common. The film was shot entirely on location during the summer of 2006, in the middle of the ruins of war-torn Lebanon. There are only two professional actors in the film; the rest are real soldiers, refugees, journalists and other civilians, playing themselves. This film won seven awards from international film festivals. In Arabic with English subtitles. It is rated TV 14 (for children 14 and above) and runs 98 minutes. Sponsored by the Laramie Film Society, the Albany County Public Library and the Wyoming Peace, Justice and Earth Center. For more about The Not Shown Before at a Theater Near You film series (the free summer 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 Giver
Click here for MRQE reviews of If I Stay
Click here for MRQE reviews of Let's Be Cops
Click here for MRQE reviews of The November Man
Click here for MRQE reviews of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Click here for MRQE reviews of When the Game Stands Tall
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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