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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Knives Out,' 'The Lion King' and 'Bird of Prey'

COURTESY PHOTO: HOLLYWOOD THEATRE - 'Bird of Prey' shows at Portland Audubon Nature Night, Dec. 1 at Hollywood Theatre.Big screen

Last week, Nov. 22

"Frozen II"; "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"; "21 Bridges"; "Dark Waters"

This week, Nov. 29

"Knives Out" (Lionsgate), PG-13, 130 minutes

About — A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family; Stars — Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis; Director — Rian Johnson

"Queen & Slim" (Universal), R, 132 minutes

About — A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over; Stars — Chloe Sevigny, Daniel Kaluuya, Indya Moore, Jodie Turner-Smith; Director — Melina Matsoukas

Next week, Dec. 6

"Brahms: The Boy II"; "Playmobil: The Movie"; "The Aeronauts"

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. "The Lion King"

2. "Hocus Pocus" (1993)

3. "Toy Story 4"

4. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

5. "Spider-Man: Far From Home"

6. "The Angry Birds Movie 2"

7. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"

8. "Midsommar"

9. "Aladdin"

10. "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"

Other recent favorites: "Stuber"; "Crawl"; "3 From Hell"

Upcoming events

• Portland Audubon Nature Night, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., features "Bird of Prey," an award-winning documentary about wildlife cinemato-grapher Neil Rettig and his quest to find and film the most elusive eagle on the planet. It's a film by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the lab's cinematographer and photographer, Gerrit Vyn, will be in attendance. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.

• AMC Vancouver Mall 23, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, in Vancouver, Washington, will host "Flick With St. Nick," 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. There'll be games, sing-alongs, giveaways, cookie decorating, hot cocoa and a visit from Santa Claus, who'll also watch a holiday movie with visitors. Tickets: $10, www.shopvancouvermall.com. It benefits Share, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families struggling to afford food and housing.


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