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What Are This Weekend's Best 'Movie Values?' July 15-17

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Boise Weekly
loves the movies. But we’re also concerned about runaway prices at the box office.

While a select few movies are great at any price, this new weekly online series—"What Are This Weekend's Best Movie Values?"—will instead weigh each week’s selection of films at Treasure Valley cinemas with extra consideration for how much audiences have to shell out for a ticket (let alone the snack bar).

Currently, moviegoers are paying $11-$12 per ticket for a first-run movie (and much more for a 3-D movie) at a major cineplex, a couple of dollars less at The Flicks in Boise and significantly less at discount/second-run theaters.

With that in mind, this alternative rating system will score each film based on: No. 1, its quality and No. 2, its admission price.

Here are this week’s movie-value rankings. An asterisk (*) indicates the film received bonus points because the price of admission is not sky-high (i.e. they're screening at a discount theater).
  1. Love and Friendship *
  2. Zootopia *
  3. Finding Dory  
  4. Ghostbusters 
  5. Our Kind of Traitor 

Related Film

Official Site: www.ghostbusters.com

Director: Ivan Reitman

Writer: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis

Producer: Bernie Brillstein, Michael Gross, Joe Medjuck and Ivan Reitman

Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton and Ernie Hudson

Related Film

Official Site: movies.disney.com/zootopia

Director: Byron Howard and Rich Moore

Producer: Clark Spencer and John Lasseter

Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti and John DiMaggio

Related Film

Official Site: loveandfriendshipmovie.com

Director: Whit Stillman

Producer: Katie Holly, Lauranne Bourrachot and Whit Stillman

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Morfydd Clark, Emma Greenwell, Tom Bennett, James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave, Justin Edwards, Jenn Murray, Stephen Fry and Chloë Sevigny

Related Film

Official Site: movies.disney.com/finding-dory

Director: Andrew Stanton

Producer: Lindsey Collins and John Lasseter

Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Hayden Rolence, Ty Burrell, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Sigourney Weaver and Andrew Stanton

Related Film

Official Site: ourkindoftraitorfilm.com

Director: Susanna White

Producer: Gail Egan, Stephen Cornwell, Simon Cornwell, John le Carré, Tessa Ross, Sam Lavender, Olivier Courson, Ron Halpern and Jenny Borgars

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, Jeremy Northam, Khalid Abdalla, Mark Gatiss, Saskia Reeves, Alicia von Rittberg, Alec Utgoff, Mark Stanley, Grigoriy Dobrygin and Marek Oravec