Notable new releases:

Last week

“Blue Ruin”; “Only Lovers Left Alive”

May 9:

“Locke” (A24), R, 85 minutes

About — A man’s carefully crafted family life and career are threatened; Stars — Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson; Director — Steven Knight (also the writer)

“Fed Up” (Radius-TWC), PG, 92 minutes

About — It’s a documentary that takes on obesity and the American food industry, by filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and journalist Katie Couric; Stars — Michele Simon; Director — Stephanie Soechtig

Next week

May 16: “Godzilla”; “Legends of Oz”; “Million Dollar Arm”; “Chef”

Home rentals

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

1. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

2. “The Wolf of Wall Street”

3. “Frozen”

4. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

5. “American Hustle”

6. “Grudge Match”

7. “Blue Jasmine”

8. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

9. “The Pirate Fairy”

10. “Saving Mr. Banks”

Other favorites recently: “August: Osage County”; “Ronin”; “Delivery Man”; “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”

Note: Rentrak released the top-10 purchases for the first quarter of 2014. They are: 1. “Frozen”; 2. “Captain Phillips”; 3. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”; 4. “Gravity”; 5. “12 Years A Slave”; 6. “Bad Grandpa”; 7. “Thor — The Dark World”; 8. “Ender’s Game”; 9. “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2”; 10. “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Source: Rentrak Digital Download Essentials Industry Service

Doc spotlight

Info on a documentary film:

“B.B. King: Life of Riley”

The much anticipated film about the blues legend, narrated by Morgan Freeman, hits U.S. theaters later this month — and will be shown at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25 (tickets: It’ll be released on video-on-demand on June 1 and to DVD on June 27. King worked closely with director Jon Brewer for two years to create the film, which relies on King, his family, friends and contemporaries to unveil the true-life drama of racism and segregation and working in cotton fields that springboarded the “King of the Blues.” The film has guest appearances by a who’s-who list of stars — Bill Cosby, Bono, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and John Mayer included. The soundtrack will be available digitally May 20.

Upcoming event

Sergio Leone’s digitally restored epic “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” is now set for showings Friday to Sunday, May 9 to 11 ($8, $6 students/

seniors) at Hollywood. Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef star.


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