Last week, Aug. 9
"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"; "The Kitchen"; "Dora and the Lost City of Gold"; "The Art of Racing in the Rain"; "After the Wedding"; "Brian Banks"; "The Peanut Butter Falcon"
This week, Aug. 16
"The Angry Birds Movie 2" (Columbia/SPA), PG, 96 minutes
About — The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level; Stars — Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader; Director — Thurop Van Orman
"Good Boys" (Universal), R, 89 minutes
About — Three sixth-grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while accidentally carrying stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party; Stars — Jacob Tremblay, Molly Gordon, Lina Renna, Will Forte; Director — Gene Stupnitsky
"47 Meters Down: Uncaged" (Entertainment Studios), PG-13, 89 minutes
About — Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they've entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves; Stars — Nia Long, Sistine Rose Stallone, John Corbett, Brianne Tju; Director — Johannes Roberts
"Blinded by the Light" (WB), PG-13, 117 minutes
About — In 1987 during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen; Stars — Viveik Kaira, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura; Director — Gurinder Chadha
"Where'd You Go, Bernadette" (Annapurna Pictures), PG-13, 130 minutes
About — A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery; Stars — Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne; Director — Richard Linklater
Next week, Aug. 23
"Angel Has Fallen"; "Overcomer"; "Ready or Not"; "Brittany Runs a Marathon"
Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com
Movies in the Park
Premovie entertainment (and free popcorn) at 6:30 p.m., movies at dusk at Portland parks, through Sept. 7:
Thursday, Aug. 15: "Slumdog Millionaire," Laurelhurst Park, S.E. 37th Ave./Oak St.
Friday, Aug. 16: "Captain Marvel," Dawson Park, 2926 N. Williams Ave.
Saturday, Aug. 17: "Bumblebee," Gateway Discovery Park, N.E. 106th Ave./Halsey St.
Sunday, Aug. 18: "Incredibles 2," Hamilton Park, S.W. 47th Drive/44th Ave.
The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:
2. "Long Shot"
3. "Alita: Battle Angel"
4. "The Lion King" (1994)
6. "The Curse of La Llorona"
9. "Pet Sematary"
10. "Captain Marvel"
Other recent favorites: "Dumbo"; "Missing Link"; "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017)
• Reminder: By Portland filmmaker Genevieve Roudane, "The Chunta" is a film about a festival in a small town in Mexico where men transform into women and two gender-bending gangs of dancers face off in a struggle between queer identity and powerful traditions. Roudane will be in attendance for a post-movie question-and-answer session. It screens at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $8-$10, www.nwfilm.org.
• Another reminder: It's time for The PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular!, Aug. 14-17 at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. The movie lineup: "Star Wars, Episode IV A New Hope," Aug. 14; "Planet of the Apes," Aug. 15; "Alien," Aug. 16; "Little Shop of Horrors." Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; movies begin at dusk. There'll be car clubs, entertainment, short films, a beer garden, food vendors and music. For more: www.expocenter.org.
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