Last week, Dec. 1
"Wonder Wheel"; "The Disaster Artist"; "The Tribes of Palos Verdes"
This week, Dec. 8
"The Shape of Water" (Fox Searchlight), R, 123 minutes
About — In Cold War America, in a high-security government security lab, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation but her life changes forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment; Stars — Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones; Director — Guillermo del Toro
"Just Getting Started" (Broad Green), PG-13, 91 minutes
About — An ex-FBI agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit in this action comedy; Stars — Glenne Headly, Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo; Director — Ron Shelton
"I, Tonya" (Neon), R, 119
About — It's the infamous story of famed Portland ice skater Tonya Harding, whose husband and his cronies — without her knowledge? — try to end the Olympic hopes of her rival, Nancy Kerrigan, with a whack-a-knee in one of the more salacious events in the city's recent history; Stars — Margot Robbie as Tonya, Sebastian Stan (Jeff Gillooly), Bojana Novakovic (Dody Teachman), Allison Janey (LaVonda Golden, her mother), and Caitlin Carver plays Kerrigan and McKenna Grace as young Tonya; Director — Craig Gillespie.
Next week, Dec. 15
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi"; "Ferdinand"; "Permanent"; "
Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com
The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:
1. "Cars 3"
2. "The Hitman's Bodyguard"
3. "War for the Planet of the Apes"
4. "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
5. "Wonder Woman"
6. "The Dark Tower"
7. "The Emoji Movie"
8. "Baby Driver"
9. "The House"
10. "The Glass Castle"
Other recent favorites: "Hocus Pocus"; "Annabelle: Creation"; "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales"
• Northwest Film Center's "Kids Flicks" series presents "Black Stallion" on Dec. 9, and then the 1980s film with the Oregon connection, Steven Spielberg's "The Goonies," 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. The story: A band of preteen friends from Astoria's "Goon Docks" neighborhood attempt to save their homes from demolition by real estate developers. They discover an old Spanish treasure map and go on an adventure to unearth the long, lost fortune of One-Eyed Willie, a legendary 17th-century pirate who sailed the Oregon coast. But a trio of Italian criminals also are trying to find the gold. It stars Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton, Josh Brolin and Joe Pantoliano. Tickets: $6-$9, www.nwfilm.org.
• Part of Portland Youth Philharmonic, Camerata PYP presents "Voices of Light," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, featuring multiple local vocal artists collaborating on the title oratorio by Richard Einhorn to accompany a screening of Carl Theodore Dreyer's 1928 silent film, "The Passion of Joan of Arc." It's part of the Northwest Film Center's 35th Reel Music Festival. For more: www.portlandyouthphil.org.