Notable new releases:

• Last week

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

• This week

April 11:

“Rio 2” (20th Century Fox), G, 101 minutes

About: Blu, Jewell and their kids return to the jungle, and Blu battles his father-in-law; Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement; Director: Carlos Saldanha

“Draft Day” (Summit Entertainment), PG-13, 110 minutes

About: The Cleveland Browns are on the clock as Hollywood takes a swing at an NFL drama; Stars: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner; Director: Ivan Reitman

“Under The Skin” (A24), R, 107 minutes

About: The film about an alien seductress in Scotland gets a U.S. release; Stars: Scarlett Johannson; Director: Jonathan Glazer

“Jodorowsky’s Dune” (SPC), PG-13, 90 minutes

About: It’s a documentary about an attempted adaptation of the novel “Dune” in the 1970s; Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky; Director: Frank Pavich

Also: “The Unknown Known” opens at Living Room Theater.

• Next week

April 16: “Heaven is for Real”; April 18: : “Transcendence”; “Bears”; “A Haunted House 2”

Home rentals

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

1. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

2. “12 Years A Slave”

3. “Frozen”

4. “Gravity”

5. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

6. “American Hustle”

7. “Thor: The Dark World”

8. “The Book Thief”

9. “Captain Phillips”

10. “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Other favorites recently: “Blue Jasmine”; “Nebraska”; “Bad Grandpa”; “Ender’s Game”

Source: Rentrak Digital Download Essentials Industry Service

Doc spotlight

Info on a documentary film:

“Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton”

It’s a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records, and it weaves together behind-the scenes video and photographs and concert footage and archival material and includes interviews with the likes of Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D of The Beastie Boys and Tyler the Creator. Details: 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 9:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.,, $8, $6 students/seniors.

Upcoming event

A significant happening on the horizon:

The Hollywood Theatre Studio has announced information for its summer film camp for youth ages 13 to 15, and it’ll be taught at Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1241 N.W. Johnson St. Students will learn to make films using the latest software and equipment The dates are June 16 to June 27, July 7 to July 18 and July 21 to Aug. 1. Info:

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