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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' and 'Shazam!'

'Black Pool' is an Irish identity thriller from local filmmaker Dustin Morrow, and screens Aug. 1 at Whitsell Auditorium.Big screen

Last week, July 26

"Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"; "Brahms: The Boy II"

This week, Aug. 2

"Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" (Universal), PG-13, 135 minutes

About — Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity; Stars — Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby; Director — David Leitch

"Luce" (Neon/Topic Studios), R, 109 minutes

About — A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, who was adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student; Stars — Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr.; Director — Julius Onah

Next week, Aug. 9

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"; "The Kitchen"; "Dora and the Lost City of Gold"; "The Art of Racing in the Rain"; "After the Wedding"; "Brian Banks"; "The Peanut Butter Falcon"

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:

Friday, Aug. 2: "Black Panther," Village Square parking lot, S.E. 162nd Ave./Stark St.

Saturday, Aug. 3: "Moana," Spring Garden Park, 3332 S.W. Spring Garden St.

Home rentals

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

1. "Shazam!"

2. "Captain Marvel"

3. "Dumbo"

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

5. "Wonder Park"

6. "The Upside"

7. "Escape Plan: The Extractors"

8. "Breakthrough"

9. "Toy Story" (1995)

10. "Toy Story 3" (2010)

Other recent favorites: "Pet Sematary"; "Toy Story 2" (1999); "Holmes and Watson"

Upcoming events

• "Black Pool," a film by Dustin Morrow, a best-selling author and Portland State University film professor, screens at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. It's an Irish identity thriller of imprisonment and interrogation as three desperate people engage in a battle of wills that may leave one of them dead. Tickets: $5-$10,

• By Portland filmmaker Genevieve Roudane, "The Chunta" is a film about a festival in a small town in Mexico in which men transform into women. Two gender-bending gangs of dancers face off in a struggle between queer identity and powerful traditions. Roudane will be in attendance for a post-movie question-answer session. It screens 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $8-$10,

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