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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch,' 'Hotel Transylvania 3' and 'Film to Page'

COURTESY: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - 'Fermented' is part of the 'Film to Page' series at Whitsell Auditorium.Big screen

Last week, Nov. 2

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms"; "Bohemian Rhapsody"; "Nobody's Fool"; "Boy Erased"; "A Private War"

This week, Nov. 9

"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" (Universal Pictures), PG, 90 minutes

About — A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville; Stars — Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson; Director — Yarrow Cheney/Scott Mosier

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" (Sony/Columbia), R, 117 minutes

About — Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber criminals and corrupt government officials; Stars — Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Merchant; Director — Fede Alvarez

"Overlord" (Paramount Pictures), R, 109 minutes

About — It's the story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D-Day; Stars — Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Olivier, Pilou Asbaek; Director — Julius Avery

"The Front Runner" (Columbia), R, 113 minutes

About — American Sen. Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair; Stars — Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Mark O'Brien; Director — Jason Reitman

Next week, Nov. 16

"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"; "Instant Family"; "Widows"; "At Eternity's Gate"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com

Home rentals

The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:

1. "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"

2. "Sicario: Day of the Soldado"

3. "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

4. "Ant-Man and the Wasp"

5. "Hocus Pocus"

6. "Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War"

7. "Deadpool 2"

8. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

9. "Uncle Drew"

10. "A Quiet Place"

Other recent favorites: "Ocean's 8"; "Tag"; "Ready Player One"; "Book Club"

Upcoming event

• The Northwest Film Center collaborates with the Portland Book Festival for the fourth consecutive year on "Film to Page," featuring screenings and writers discussing the films that have influenced their work, and represent a diverse array of cinematic styles and literary concerns. The lineup; "Fermented," 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, with author/chef Edward Lee and author Liz Crain; "The Cool World," 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, with novelist Rachel Kushner and Portland Monthly's Fiona McCann; "Alien," 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, with poet Justin Phillip Reed and City of Weird editor Gigi Little. They screen at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $5-$10, www.nwfilm.org.

• "Moto 10" features groundbreaking motorcycle and rider footage with big jumps, gnarly tracks and remote locations. It premieres at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Tickets: $15, $18 day of show, albertarosetheatre.com.

• Reminder: The "Mystery Science Theater 3000" 30th anniversary tour stops for two shows, 7 and 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Creator/original host Joel Hodgson is back as "Joel Robinson" and riffing alongside new host Jonah Ray ("Jonah Heston"). Live onstage, it'll include the screening of a B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches. Tickets: www.portland5.com.

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