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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including '12 Strong,' 'It' and 'The Final Year'

COURTESY: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - 'The Eagle Huntress' screens at Whitsell Auditorium, Jan. 20.Big screen

Last week, Jan. 12

"The Commuter"; "Paddington 2"; "Proud Mary"

This week, Jan. 19

"12 Strong" (WB), R, 129 minutes

About — It tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11, as the team under the leadership of a new captain works with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban; Stars — Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, William Fichtner, Elsa Pataky; Director — Nicolai Fuglsig

"Den of Thieves" (STX Entertainment), R, 140 minutes

About — It's a gritty crime saga that follows the lives of an elite unit of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank; Stars — Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber, Evan Jones; Director — Christian Gudegast

"Forever My Girl" (Roadside Attractions), PG, 104 minutes

About — After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind; Stars — Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey, Abby Ryder Fortson; Director — Bethany Ashton Wolf

"The Leisure Seeker" (Sony Pictures Classics), R, 112 minutes

About — A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call "The Leisure Seeker"; Stars — Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Kirsty Mitchell, Janel Moloney; Director — Paolo Virzi

Next week, Jan. 26

"Maze Runner: The Death Cure"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, imdb.com

Home rentals

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

1. "It"

2. "Dunkirk"

3. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

4. "Elf"

5. "Home Alone"

6. "Polar Express"

7. "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"

8. "A Christmas Story 2"

9. "Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens"

10. "The Lego Ninjago Movie"

Other recent favorites: "American Assassin"; "The Hitman's Bodyguard"

Doc spotlight

"The Final Year"

Opening in theaters on Friday, Jan. 12, it's an insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their final year in office. It features unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, and offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama administration as it prepares to leave power after eight years. It's directed by Greg Barker.

Upcoming events

• The Northwest Film Center's "Kid Flicks" goes in a bit of a different direction with "The Eagle Huntress," a documentary about the isolated Kazakh tribe in the mountains of northwest Mongolia, where men have practiced the long tradition of eagle hunting, and a 13-year-old girl training to become the first female in 12 generations of her family to become an eagle hunter. It screens at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $6-$9, www.nwfilm.org.

• Laika's "The Boxtrolls" screens at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at Whitsell Auditorium, as part of the Portland Art Museum's Laika exhibit. Tickets: $6-$9, www.nwfilm.org.

• The documentary movie "42 Grams" is the story of Chicago chef Jake Bickelhaupt's evolution from running an illegal restaurant out of his home to becoming a culinary celebrity in less than a year, while fending off the toll it takes on his personal life. It screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 23-24, at Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St. For more: www.cstpdx.com and www.42gramsfilm.com.

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