Last week, Feb. 5

“The Choice”; “The Lady in the Van”; “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”; “Hail Caesar!”

This week, Feb. 12

“Deadpool” (20th Century Fox), R, 108 minutes

About — A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool; Stars — Ryan Reynolds, Karan Soni, Ed Skrein, Michael Benyaer; Director — Tim Miller

“Zoolander 2” (Paramount), PG-13, 102 minutes

About — Our favorite male models Derek and Hansel are back on the runway, but an opposing company tries to take them out of business; Stars — Olivia Munn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Wiig, Penelope Cruz; Director — Ben Stiller

“How To Be Single” (WB/New Line/MGM), R, 110 minutes

About — Five New York City lonely hearts need to learn how to be single in a world filled with different definitions of love; Stars — Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Rebel Wilson; Director — Christian Ditter

Next week, Feb. 19

“Touched With Fire”; “Risen”; “The Witch”

(Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB,

Home rentals

The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Rentrak:

1. “The Martian”

2. “Hotel Transylvania 2”

3. “Sicario”

4. “The Last Witch Hunter”

5. “Black Mass”

6. “Goosebumps”

7. “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation”

8. “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”

9. “Labyrinth”

10. “Hitman: Agent 47”

Other recent favorites: “Sicario”; “The Walk”; “The Intern”; “Pan”; “Sleeping With Other People”

Doc spotlight

“Where To Invade Next”

From IMDB: To learn what the United States can glean from other nations, filmmaker Michael Moore playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer. Stars — Michael Moore, Krista Kiuru, Tim Walker; Director — Michael Moore. Rated R and 119 minutes, it opens in theaters on Feb. 12.

Upcoming events

• We’ll have more on Thursday on the 39th annual Portland International Film Festival, Feb. 11-27, which starts with an opening-night film (Klaus Haro’s “The Fencer”) at the Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. (7:30 p.m.), and Fox Tower, 846 S.W. Park Ave. (7:15 p.m.), as well as the opening-night party ($25, The festival will be held at several venues.Tickets are $12, $11 for Portland Art Museum members, students and seniors, and $9 for children. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., or by phone at 503-276-4310. For info:

• Another reminder for Black History Month: The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., hosts the Portland Black Film Festival, Feb. 10-27. There’ll be seven programs, showcasing the achievements of African-American stars and filmmakers along with films about the black experience in America.The lineup: “Buck and the Preacher” (1972), Feb. 10; “Santa Fe Satan (Catch My Soul)” (1974), Feb. 13; “Penitentiary” (1979), Feb. 17; “A Ballerina’s Tale” (2015), Feb. 18; “Spirits of the Rebellion,” Feb. 20; “Rap City,” Feb. 24; “Black Caesar” (1973), Feb. 27 (Fred Williamson, who stars, makes an appearance).

Tickets are $8 each. See

• Also in celebration of Black History Month, the Cascade Festival of African Films continues through March 5 at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., and Portland Community College Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. It’s free and open to the public. There are 18 feature, documentary and short films from 11 African countries. See for full schedule.

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