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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Gemini Man,' 'Aladdin' and 'Gift'

COURTESY PHOTO: HOLLYWOODTHEATRE.ORG - The Hollywood Theatre plays host to a night of home movies documenting our state in 'Lost Oregon,' Oct. 13.Big screen

Last week, Oct. 4

"Joker"; "Pain and Glory"; "War"; "Lucy in the Sky"

This week, Oct. 11

"Gemini Man" (Paramount Pictures), PG-13, 117 minutes

About — An over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself; Stars — Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong; Director — Ang Lee

"The Addams Family" (Annapurna Pictures/MGM), PG, 105 minutes

About — It's an animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar and ghoulish family; Stars — Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard; Director — Greg Tiernan/Conrad Vernon

Next week, Oct. 18

"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"; "Zombieland: Double Tap"; "Jojo Rabbit"; "The Lighthouse"; "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB,

Home rentals

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

1. "Aladdin"

2. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"

3. "It"

4. "Men in Black: International"

5. "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"

6. "Avengers: Endgame"

7. "Rocketman"

8. "The Hustle"

9. "Anna"

10. "Pokemon Detective Pikachu"

Other recent favorites: "Dark Phoenix"; "Booksmart"

Doc spotlight


From Opening in theaters this week (check listings), it's a creative, 90-minute documentary inspired by Lewis Hyde's classic best-seller "The Gift." It chronicles gift-based cultures around the world and challenges the logic of global capitalism. The film inspires the question: Is life about getting or giving? It's directed by Robin McKenna, and stars Marcus Alfred, Wayne Alfred, Giorgio De Finis and Mingwei Lee.

Upcoming events

• Reminders: The Sci-Fi Film Festival continues at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., through Nov. 6. Tickets: $6-$7, $25-$30 passes, ... The Northwest Film Center is honoring late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami with a retrospective series of films through Oct. 28 at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $5-$10,

• The "Lost Oregon" show at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, features home movies and other emphemeral films from private collections. It's offered as a look at our state's past in a special 16mm presentation. A panel of three historians and visitors will identify things from Oregon's past. For more:

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