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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Aladdin,' 'Aquaman' and NW Animation Fest

COURTESY: HOLLYWOODTHEATRE.ORG - The NW Animation Festival is coming to an after the eighth annual festival at Hollywood Theatre.Big screen

Last week, May 17

"John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"; "The Sun is Also a Star"; "A Dog's Journey"

This week, May 24

"Aladdin" (Disney), PG, 128 minutes

About — A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true; Stars — Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Billy Magnussen; Director — Guy Ritchie

"Booksmart" (Annapurna), R, 102 minutes

About — On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more, so the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night; Stars — Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo, Beanie Feldstein; Director — Olivia Wilde

"Brightburn" (Screen Gems), R, 90 minutes

About — What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?; Stars — Elizabeth Banks, Jackson A. Dunn, David Denman, Jennifer Holland; Director — David Yarovesky

"The Tomorrow Man" (Bleecker Street), PG-13, 94 minutes

About — Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come, Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use, and they find love; Stars — John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton; Director — Noble Jones

Next week, May 31

"Godzilla: King of the Monsters"; "Rocketman"; "Ma"

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. "Aquaman"

2. "The Mule"

3. "The Avengers" (2012)

4. "A Star is Born"

5. "Escape Room"

6. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015)

7. "Bumblebee"

8. "Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War"

9. "Lego Movie 2: The Second Part"

10. "Instant Family"

Other recent favorites: "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"; "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"; "Holmes and Watson"; "Mary Poppins Returns"; "Replicas"

Upcoming events

• The NW Animation Fest is coming to an end, with its final shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. It features short animation films; NWAF has hosted 150 screenings throughout the years. The weekend also includes the GLAS Animation event from Berkeley, Calif., Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26, at Hollywood; curated shorts show at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. both nights. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.

• Addicted Fishing's second full-feature film is "Addicted Alaska 2 — Winter Chrome Blend." It screens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. For more: www.albertrosetheatre.com. The topic is steelhead fishing.

• The pilot year of Open Signal Labs, an incubator for black filmmakers, comes to a conclusion with screenings of works by six Open Signal Labs fellows, 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. The films take on topics of law enforcement, African identity, music, fashion and gentrification. For more: www.opensignalpdx.org.

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