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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,' Top Down: Rooftop Cinema and Flicks on the Bricks

COURTESY PHOTO: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - Northwest Film Center presents Top Down: Rooftop Cinema, atop a parking structure on the Portland State University campus, July 25-28.Big screen

Last week, July 19

"The Lion King"

This week, July 26

"Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" (Columbia), R, 161 minutes

About — A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles; Stars — Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Maya Hawke; Director — Quentin Tarantino

"Brahms: The Boy II" (STX Entertainment), NR

About — After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a lifelike doll called Brahms; Stars — Katie Holmes, Christopher Convery, Ralph Ineson, Owain Yeoman; Director — William Brent Bell

Next week, Aug. 2

"Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"; "Luce"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB,

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 25: "Incredibles 2," McCoy Park, N. Trenton St./Newman Ave.

Friday, July 26: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," Denorval Unthank Park, 510 N. Shaver St.

Saturday, July 27: "Finding Nemo" (Navajo with English subtitles), Cully Park, N.E. 72nd Ave./Killingsworth St.

Sunday, July 28: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," Wellington Park, N.E. 66th Ave./Skidmore St.

Home rentals

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

1. "Captain Marvel"

2. "Dumbo"

3. "Toy Story" (1995)

4. "Pet Sematary"

5. "Toy Story 3" (2010)

6. "Wonder Park"

7. "Toy Story 2" (1999)

8. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017)

9. "The Upside"

10. "Holmes and Watson"

Other recent favorites: "Five Feet Apart"; "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"; "John Wick" (2014); "John Wick: Chapter 2" (2017)

Doc spotlight

"Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End"

The award-winning documentary about Mr. Fish, one of the last truly dangerous satirists working in the editorial cartooning world, screens at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Cinema 21, 616 N.W. 21st Ave. It chronicles the decline of the art form and the struggle he goes through in a world unable to accept his brand of biting political satire. Mr. Fish, aka Dwayne Booth, has been published in Harper's, Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, L.A. Weekly, The Atlantic, The Nation, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones and more. For more:

Upcoming events

• The 15th annual Top Down: Rooftop Cinema program returns to the Portland State University campus, atop the PS2 parking structure at 1724 S.W. Broadway. Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m. and films at dusk. The lineup: "Laura," Thursday, July 25; "Boy," Friday, July 26; "Night of the Comet," Saturday, July 27; "Wayne's World," Sunday, July 28. Tickets are $11.50-$12.50. For more:,

• Flicks on the Bricks, the summer movies held at Pioneer Courthouse Square, begin at dusk Friday, July 26, with "The Karate Kid." The rest of the lineup: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," Aug. 2; "Crazy Rich Asians," Aug. 9; "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," Aug. 16; "Bohemian Rhapsody," Aug. 23. For more:

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