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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Captain Marvel,' 'Robin Hood' and 'Our Bodies Our Doctors'

COURTESY: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - The Portland International Film Festival features 'Our Bodies Our Doctors,' a movie by Portland's Jan Haaken that addresses abortion caregivers, March 8 and 12 at Whitsell Auditorium.Big screen

Last week, March 1

"A Madea Family Funeral"; "Greta"; "Climax"

This week, March 8

"Captain Marvel" (Walt Disney Studios), PG-13, 124 minutes

About — Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races; Stars — Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Samuel L. Jackson; Director — Anna Boden/Ryan Fleck

"Gloria Bell" (A24), R, 102 minutes

About — A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs; Stars — Julianne Moore, Sean Astin, Michael Cera, Alanna Ubach; Director — Sebastian Lelio

"The Sex Trip" (Bridgegate), NR, 90 minutes

About — After a shallow womanizer refuses a mysterious homeless woman's request for a kiss, he wakes up the next morning to discover he's changed into a woman; Stars — Jade Ramsey, Louis Mandylor, Marc Crumpton, Charlotte Ellen Price; Director — Anthony G. Cohen

"The Kid" (Lionsgate), R, 100 minutes

About — It's the story of a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid's encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett; Stars — Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan; Director — Vincent D'Onofrio

Next week, March 15

"Wonder Park"; "Five Feet Apart"; "The Mustang"; "The Aftermath"; "Captive State"; "The Hummingbird Project"

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

Home rentals

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

1. "Robin Hood"

2. "Bohemian Rhapsody"

3. "Widows"

4. "The Girl In the Spider's Web"

5. "A Star is Born" (2018)

6. "Hunter Killer"

7. "Mile 22"

8. "Overlord"

9. "Venom"

10. "The Wife"

Other recent favorites: "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms"; "The Equalizer 2"; "The Hate U Give"; "Alpha"; "Deadpool 2"

Doc spotlight

"Our Bodies Our Doctors"

We'll have more Thursday, but makes plans for the 42nd Portland International Film Festival, March 7-21, produced by Northwest Film Center, including Jan Haaken's documentary, "Our Bodies Our Doctors," 8:45 p.m. Friday, March 8, and 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. With abortion clearly a divisive issue, it tells the story of what it means to be an abortion provider today — confronting and facing intensified violent, political and religious backlash. For more: www.nwfilm.org.

Upcoming event

• The Feminist March film festival at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., continues with: "A League of Their Own," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6; "The Haunting," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7; "Legally Blonde," 7 p.m. Friday, March 8; "Hidden Figures," 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.


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