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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Stuber,' 'Captain Marvel' and 'Canopy Stories'

COURTESY PHOTO - Sam Gaty's 'Tree Death' is part of the 'Canopy Stories' lineup.Big screen

Last week, July 5

"Spider-Man: Far from Home"; "Midsommar"

This week, July 12

"Stuber" (Walt Disney Studios), R, 93 minutes

About — A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure; Stars — Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Betty Gilpin, Steve Howey; Director — Michael Dowse

"Crawl" (Paramount Pictures), R, 87 minutes

About — A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators; Stars — Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon; Director — Alexandre Aja

"The Farewell" (A24), PG, 98 minutes

About — A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short time left to live and decides to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding so everyone can gather before she dies; Stars — Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham, Diana Lin; Director — Lulu Wang

"The Art of Self-Defense" (Bleecker Street), R, 104 minutes

About — A man is randomly attacked, then enlists at a local dojo, which is led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself; Stars — Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada; Director — Riley Stearns

Next week, July 19

"The Lion King"

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

Movies in the Park

Pre-movie entertainment (and free popcorn) at 6:30 p.m., movies at dusk at Portland parks, through Sept. 7:

Thursday, July 11: "Solo: A Star Wars Story," Khunamokwst Park, 5200 N.E. Alberta St.

Friday, July 12: "Black Panther," Colonel Summers Park, S.E. 17th Ave./Taylor St.

Saturday, July 13: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation," Pendleton Park, S.W. 55th Drive/Iowa St.

Sunday, July 14: "Aquaman," Warner Pacific University, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave.

Home rentals

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

1. "Captain Marvel"

2. "The Upside"

3. "Five Feet Apart"

4. "John Wick" (2014)

5. "John Wick: Chapter 2" (2017)

6. "Isn't It Romantic"

7. "Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral"

8. "Aquaman"

9. "The Kid"

10. "Dragged Across Concrete"

Other recent favorites: "Lego Movie 2: The Second Part"; "Wonder Park"; "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Upcoming event

• Reminder: The series of documentaries titled "Canopy Stories" — films about iconic, majestic and enraptured Portland trees — continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 9-11; it started Monday at the Hollywood Theatre. The lineup: Part I, July 10 at Cinema 21, 616 N.W. 21st Ave. — "Rosa's Tree," David-Paul B. Hedberg; "A Lone Pioneer," Chelsea Smith; "One Magnificent Maple," Todd Baize; "Palm Portland," Kia Anne Geraths; "Giants," Luz Carasa; "Tree Death," Sam Gaty; "Heroes and Villains," David-Paul B. Hedberg. Part II, July 9 at Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., and July 11 at Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. — "Rosa's Tree," David-Paul B. Hedberg; "The Seven-Thousand Trees of Dharma Rain," Christopher Baier; "No More Dope Parties," Cambria Matlow; "The Lost Redwood," Jesse Andrew Clark; "The Activist Tree," Zoe Gieringer; "82nd & Verdant," James Krzmarzick; "Heroes and Villains," David-Paul B. Hedberg. For more: www.canopystoriesfilm.com.


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