Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Mary Queen of Scots,' 'Incredibles 2' and 'Divide and Conquer'

COURTESY PHOTO - A year ago Movie Madness was changing ownership hands to the Hollywood Theatre. Now, it's selling unique DVDs with Movie Madness Presents.Big screen

Last week, Nov. 30

"If Beale Street Could Talk"; "Anna and the Apocalypse"; "The Possession of Hannah Grace"

This week, Dec. 7

"Mary Queen of Scots" (Focus Features), R, 124 minutes

About — Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution; Stars — Saorise Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn; Director — Josie Rourke

"Vox Lux" (Neon), R, 110 minutes

About — An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star; Stars — Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Christopher Abbott, Willem Dafoe; Director — Brady Corbet

"Ben is Back" (Roadside Attractions), R, 103 minutes

About — The story follows a charming yet troubled man who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. The next 24 hours changes their lives; Stars — Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton; Director — Peter Hedges

Next week, Dec. 14

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"; "The Mule"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB,

Home rentals

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

1. "Incredibles 2"

2. "Crazy Rich Asians"

3. "Christopher Robin"

4. "The Meg"

5. "The Spy Who Dumped Me"

6. "Ant-Man and the Wasp"

7. "Mile 22"

8. "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them"

9. "Tomb Raider"

10. "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"

Other recent favorites: "Hocus Pocus"; "Alpha"; "Solo: A Star Wars Story"; "Sicario: Day of the Soldado"

Doc spotlight

"Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes"

Opening in theaters this week, the documentary explores the rise and fall of the late Roger Ailes, from his early media influence on the Nixon presidency to his controversial leadership at Fox News.

Upcoming event

• Hollywood Theatre's Movie Madness, 4320 S.E. Belmont St., has launched Movie Madness Presents, a line of classic, cult and overlooked public domain DVD titles. They include: "Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back"; "Seven Footprints to Satan"; "The Last Billionaire." Each are $8.

"In the streaming era, it may feel like we have every title in the world at our fingertips — but that couldn't be further from the truth," says Doug Whyte, Hollywood Theatre and Movie Madness executive director. "Our aim is to preserve and expand access to film and TV titles so that people can make their own choices about what to watch instead of letting algorithms choose for them."

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