Last week, Dec. 22
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"; "The Greatest Showman"; "Pitch Perfect 3"; "Downsizing"; "Father Figures"; "The Post"; "Hostiles"
This week, Dec. 29
"All the Money in the World" (TriStar), R, 132 minutes
About — The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to persuade his billionaire grandfather, Jean Paul Getty, to pay the ransom; Stars — Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris; Director — Ridley Scott
"Molly's Game" (STX Entertainment), R, 140 minutes
About — The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target; Stars — Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera; Director — Aaron Sorkin
"Phantom Thread" (Focus Features), R, 130 minutes
About — Set in 1950s London, Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover; Stars — Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Sue Clark; Director — Paul Thomas Anderson
Next week, Jan. 5
"Insidious: The Last Key"
Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, imdb.com
The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:
1. "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"
2. "The Hitman's Bodyguard"
4. "Wind River"
5. "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
6. "Home Alone"
7. "Wonder Woman"
8. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
9. "Polar Express"
10. "War for the Planet of the Apes"
Other recent favorites: "American Assassin"; "Baby Driver"; "Cars 3"
It's not an official documentary, but it very well could be, with some artistic license, of course. Now showing at Regal Fox Tower, 846 S.W. Park Ave., 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. It stars Margot Robbie as Tonya and Sebastian Stan (Jeff Gillooly), Bojana Novakovic (Dody Teachman) and Allison Janey (LaVonda Golden, Tonya's mother). Caitlin Carver plays Kerrigan and McKenna Grace as young Tonya. It's rated R.
• The Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., is the place to be Saturday, Dec. 30, for a family film and the oldest existing animated feature.
At 2 p.m., there will be a screening of "Babe," the story of the shy but plucky piglet who doesn't quite seem to know his place in the world. When he's won by farmer Hoggett at the county fair, he is adopted by a barnyard collie and discovers he can be anything he wants to be, even a sheepdog. It's part of the Northwest Film Center's "Kid Flicks." Tickets: $6-$9, www.nwfilm.org.
At 4:30 p.m., it's "The Adventures of Prince Achmed," the oldest existing animated feature, made in 1926 by 23-year-old teacher Lotte Reiniger using the stop-motion and silhouette animation techniques that she perfected. Taking cues from "The Arabian Nights," it tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his supposed death. Instead, the prince soars into wondrous adventures. It's presented in conjunction with the Laika exhibit at Portland Art Museum. Tickets: $6-$9, www.nwfilm.org.