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The Big Screen

Notable new releases in theaters:

Last week

“Muppets Most Wanted”; “Divergent”; “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”

This week

March 28:

“Noah” (Paramount), PG-13, 139 minutes

It’s the story of the man chosen by God to build an ark and save creation from an apocalyptic flood.

Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins

Director: Darren Aronofsky

“Sabotage” (Open Road), R, 110 minutes

Drug bad guys seek and try to destroy DEA task force good guys who had disrupted their operation.

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard

Director: David Ayer

“The Lunchbox” (SPC), PG, 104 minutes

It’s an acclaimed Indian film of fantasy between a young housewife and an older gent through lunchbox notes.

Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“Enemy” (A24), R, 90 minutes

Opening at Living Room Theater, 341 S.W. 10th Ave., it’s about a man who recognizes a lookalike in a movie, and tries to find him.

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, Sarah Gordon

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Next week

April 4: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”; “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D”

Home rentals

The top 10 digital movie purchases based on consumer transaction rate, by Rentrak:

1. “Frozen”

2. “Gravity”

3. “Thor: The Dark World”

4. “12 Years A Slave”

5. “Captain Phillips”

6. “Ender’s Game”

7. “Blue Jasmine”

8. “Bad Grandpa”

9. “Last Vegas”

10. “The Counselor”

Other favorites recently: “Dallas Buyers Club”; “Nebraska”; “August: Osage County”; “The Best Man Holiday”

Source: Rentrak Digital Download Essentials Industry Service

Doc spotlight

Info on a local documentary film: “Soar”

Kiera Brinkley, a 2011 Jefferson High grad, had her legs and hands amputated at age 2, but it hasn’t stopped her from expressing herself through dance. Brinkley, 20, and her sister, Uriah Boyd, 18, will share the floor in a concert 7:30 p.m. April 21 at Newmark Theatre that will be part of a documentary film production. Says filmmaker Susan Hess Logeais: “When you see the two of them dance together, you see everything: the struggle, the bond, the joy, the frustration, the mutual love.” To support the SOAR project, go to www.Kickstarter.com.

Upcoming event on the horizon:

The 12th annual Filmed by Bike Festival will be held April 19 to 22 at Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., with more than 45 movies from 14 countries being shown. Info: www.FilmedbyBike.org.