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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'The Glass Castle,' 'The Boss Baby' and 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog'

Big screen

Last week, Aug. 4

"The Dark Tower"; "Detroit"; "Midnight Sun"; "Wind River"

This week, Aug. 11

COURTESY PHOTO - 'The Glass Castle' movie is based on the book by (and life of) Jeannette Walls."The Glass Castle" (Lionsgate), PG-13, 127 minutes

About — Based on a true story, a young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of noncomformist nomads, with an alcoholic but dreaming father and artistic mother; Stars — Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson; Director — Destin Daniel Cretton

"The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" (Open Road), PG, 91 minutes

About — In this sequel, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park; Stars — Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan; Director — Cal Brunker

Also: "Ingrid Goes West"; "The Only Living Boy in New York"

Next week, Aug. 18

"The Hitman's Bodyguard"; "Patti Cakes"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com

Movies in the Park

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

Wednesday, Aug. 9: "The Secret Life of Pets," Wellington Park, N.E. 66th Ave./Mason St.; "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Woodlawn Park, N.E. 13th Ave./Dekum St.

Friday, Aug. 11: "Hidden Figures," Denorval Unthank Park, 510 N. Shaver St.

Saturday, Aug. 12: "Kubo and the Two Strings," King School Park, N.E. Sixth Ave./Humboldt St.

Sunday, Aug. 13: "The Eagle Huntress," Glenfair Park, N.E. 154th Ave./Davis St.

Home rentals

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

1. "The Boss Baby"

2. "Chips"

3. "Beauty and the Beast"

4. "Ghost in the Shell"

5. "John Wick: Chapter 2"

6. "Power Rangers"

7. "Life"

8. "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"

9. "The Lego Batman Movie"

10. "Logan"

Other recent favorites: "Kong: Skull Island"; "Smurfs: The Lost Village"; "Table 19"

Upcoming events

• The movie lineup for "The Drive-In Movie Spectacular" at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr.: "The Shining," Aug. 9; "Raiders of the Lost Ark," Aug. 10; "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," Aug. 11; "Grease," Aug. 12; "Caddyshack," Aug. 13. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for music and activities; movies start at around 8:45 p.m. For more: www.ExpoMovies.com.

• The Native American film "Neither Wolf Nor Dog," based on the award-winning novel by Portland author Kent Nerburn, opens in Oregon at Cinema 21, Aug. 11. It stars the late Lakota elder Dave Bald Eagle, who recently died at age 97. For more: www.cinema21.com.

• "David Lynch: A Retropsective" features films by the great filmmaker, through Sept. 2, at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets are $9-$10; for more: www.nwfilm.org. The lineup for the next week: "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me," 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

• Also at Whitsell Auditorium, put on by Northwest Film Center, it's "Classic French Cinema," through Aug. 30. The lineup for the next week: "Classe Tous Risques," 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12; "Army of Shadows," 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. For more: www.nwfilm.org.

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