Last week, Feb. 1
"Miss Bala"; "Arctic"
This week, Feb. 8
"The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" (WB), PG, 106 minutes
About — It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat from Lego Duplo invaders from outer space who wreck everything faster than they can rebuild; Stars — Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish; Director — Mike Mitchell
"What Men Want" (Paramount Pictures), R, 117 minutes
About — A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts; Stars — Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield, Kellan Lutz; Director — Adam Shankman
"Cold Pursuit" (Lionsgate), R, 118 minutes
About — Based on a 2014 Norwegian film, "In Order of Disappearance," a snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son; Stars — Emmy Rossum, Liam Neeson, Julia Jones, Laura Dern; Director — Hans Petter Moland
Also: "The Prodigy"; "Everybody Knows"; "Under the Eiffel Tower"; "Chokehold"
Next week, Feb. 15
"Happy Death Day 2U"; "Alita: Battle Angel"; "Fighting With My Family"; "Isn't It Romantic"
Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com
The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:
2. "Crazy Rich Asians"
3. "A Simple Favor"
4. "Bad Times at the El Royale"
6. "The Equalizer 2"
8. "White Boy Rick"
10. "Mission: Impossible — Fallout"
Other recent favorites: "The Incredibles 2"
• Reminder: The 29th Cascade Festival of African Films takes place over the next four weeks with feature, documentary and short films by established and emerging African directors, mostly at Portland Community College's Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. Screenings are free and open to the public. A full schedule is available at www.africanfilmfestival.org.
• Programming has been announced for the 42nd Portland International Film Festival, March 7-21, produced by Northwest Film Center. The full schedule will be released Feb. 14. Tickets are $10-$14, and $20-$25 for opening night. For more: www.nwfilm.org.
• We'll have more later, but make plans for "The Science Behind Pixar," an exhibition about some of the most beloved animated films and their characters at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, opening Feb. 23. Created by the Museum of Science in Boston and Pixar Animation Studios, it explores the science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts used by artists and computer scientists working on Pixar films. For more: www.omsi.edu.
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