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The Big Screen

Notable new releases in theaters:

Last week

"Let's Be Cops"; "The Giver"; "Land Ho!"; "What If"

This week

Aug. 22:

"When The Game Stands Tall" (Tri-Star), PG, 115 minutes

About — It's about De La Salle High football coach Bob Ladouceur and the team's 151-game winning streak; Stars — Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis; Director — Thomas Carter

"Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" (Weinstein), R, 102 minutes

About — The bad and good of Sin City collide in the second of the graphic novel-inspired animated films; Stars — Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin; Director — Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez

"If I Stay" (WB), PG-13, 107 minutes

About — Put into a coma by a car wreck, a young woman endures an out-of-body experience; Stars — Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley; Director — R.J. Cutler

Also: "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D" and "Life After Beth"

Next week

Aug. 29: "One Chance"; "The Trip to Italy"

Movies in the Park

Entertainment at 6:30 p.m., music, popcorn and movies at dusk at Portland parks:

Wednesday, Aug. 20: "The Goonies," Essex Park, Southeast 79th Avenue/Center Street

Thursday, Aug. 21: "Hot Summer" in German and English subtitles, Wallace Park, Northwest 25th Avenue/Raleigh Street

Friday, Aug. 22: "Frozen," sing-along version, Laurelhurst Park, Southeast 38th Avenue/Stark Street; "Finding Nemo," Alberta Park, Northeast 22nd Avenue/Killingsworth Street

Home rentals

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

1. "Divergent"

2. "Transcendence"

3. "Heaven Is For Real"

4. "Rio 2"

5. "The Lego Movie"

6. "The Other Woman"

7. "Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club"

8. "Noah"

9. "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

10. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

Other favorites recently: "300: Rise of an Empire"; "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit"; "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Source: Rentrak Digital Download Essentials Industry Service

Doc spotlight

Info on a documentary film:

"What Moves You?"

It's a story told from the point of view of runners from all walks of life, a full-length documentary exploring the inspiration and motivation that modern cultures associate with running, says co-producer Molly Bailey, one of several Portlanders working on the film. It has a Kickstarter campaign; for info: whatmovesrunners.com.

Upcoming event

A significant happening on the horizon: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will screen "Dinosaurs 13," about the largest discovery of dinosaur fossil ("Sue") and subsequent controversy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, as part of its "Reel Science" series at OMSI's Empirical Theater, 1945 S.E. Water Ave. Edward Davis, assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Oregon, will provide expert insight. It's $6 member admission, $7 for non-members. For info: www.omsi.edu.