Last week

“Transformers: Age of Extinction”

This week

July 2: “Tammy” (WB), R, 96 minutes

About — Melissa McCarthy stars as a woman scorned by a cheating husband who loses her job, so she takes to the road with her hard-drinking grandma; Stars — Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd; Director — Ben Falcone

“Begin Again” (Weinstein), R, 101 minutes

About — A disgraced music executive and young singer form an unlikely duo; Stars — Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine; Director — John Carney

“Snowpiercer” (Radius-TWC), R, 124 minutes

About — The Snowpiercer train travels an Earth left desolate after a global-warming experiment killed off nearly all life, carrying the surviving humans who are divided by class; Stars — Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton; Director — Joon-ho Bong

“Deliver Us From Evil” (Screen Gems), R, 118 minutes

About — A New York police officer and unconventional priest who specializes in exorcism team up to combat evil doers; Stars — Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn; Director — Scott Derrickson

Next week

July 9: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”; “Third Person”

Movies in the Park

Pre-movie entertainment at 6:30 p.m., music, popcorn and movies at dusk at Portland parks:

Saturday, July 5: “Instructions Not Included” in Spanish and English subtitles, Argay Park, Northeast 141st Avenue/Failing Street, music by 1,000 Fuegos and Portland Teen Idols.

Home rentals

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

1. “300: Rise of an Empire”

2. “The Lego Movie”

3. “The Grand Budapest


4. “The Monuments Men”

5. “Frozen”

6. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

7. “The Wolf of Wall Street”

8. “Her”

9. “21 Jump Street”

10. “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Other recent favorites: “All Is Lost”; “Pompeii”; “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”; “That Akward Moment”

Source: Rentrak Digital Download Essentials Industry Service

Doc spotlight


The Northwest Film Center continues its Northwest Tracking series with the latest work by Seattle-based filmmaker Matt Longmire, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Whitsell Auditorium/Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. ($9 general, $8 students/seniors, $6 child). It’s a movie about encountering panhandlers toting their rumpled cardboard signs in Seattle — many are veterans, many have issues with mental illness and most make between $10 and $60 a day. Longmire interviewed many homeless people to find out their story and balanced the movie with some insight from Mayor Mike McGinn. Longmire will introduce the film. For info:

Upcoming event

The 14th Portland Film Festival has announced its 20-movie lineup, and Mayor Charlie Hales proclaimed the dates of the festival (Aug. 26 to Sept. 1) as “City of Film Week.”

On opening night, it’ll be “Sex Ed,” starring Haley Joel Osment (who attended the announcement last week), 7 p.m. at Crystal Ballroom with cast and crew in attendance, and “Glena,” a local film about a single mother who became a mixed martial-arts fighter, 7 p.m. at Mission Theater.

There’ll be daily film screenings at seven Portland theaters, and three outdoor screenings and events. Tickets have gone on sale (

The rest of the lineup: “I Believe in Unicorns”; “I Play with the Phrase Each Other”; “Copenhagen”; “BFE”; “Big in Japan”; Lessons Learned”; “Timelapse”; “Wizard’s Way”; “Bronx Obama”; “Rover”; “Skanks”; “Road to Paloma”; “Kamiko”; “Rozeta”; “Fight Church”; “Subtext”; “House of Last Things”; “Love Land.”

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