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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,' 'Alita: Battle Angel' and PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular!

COURTESY PHOTO: BEN BRINK/PP&R - Portland Parks & Recreation's Summer Free For All includes Movies in the Park, including four movies in the next week.Big screen

Last week, Aug. 2

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

This week, Aug. 9

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" (CBS Films), PG-13, 111 minutes

About — A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives; Stars — Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris; Director — Andre Ovredal

"The Kitchen" (WB/New Line), R, 102 minutes

About — The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison; Stars — Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, Domhnall Gleeson, Tiffany Haddish; Director — Andrea Berloff

"Dora and the Lost City of Gold" (Paramount Pictures), PG, 102 minutes

About — A teenage explorer leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold; Stars — Isabela Moner, Q'orianka Kilcher, Benicio Del Toro, Eva Longoria; Director — James Bobin

"The Art of Racing in the Rain" (20th Century Fox), PG, 109 minutes

About — Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that techniques needed on the racetrack also can be used to successfully navigate the journey of life; Stars — Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried, Milo Ventimiglia, Martin Donovan; Director — Simon Curtis

Also: "After the Wedding"; "Brian Banks"; "The Peanut Butter Falcon"

Next week, Aug. 16

"The Angry Birds Movie 2"; "Good Boys"; "47 Meters Down: Uncaged"; "Blinded By the Light"; "Where'd You Go, Bernadette"

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

Movies in the Park

Premovie entertainment (and free popcorn) at 6:30 p.m., movies at dusk at Portland parks, through

Sept. 7:

Thursday, Aug. 8: "Coco," Woodlawn Park, N.E. 11th Ave./Oneonta St.

Friday, Aug. 9: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," Ventura Park, 460 S.E. 113th Ave.

Saturday, Aug. 10: "Incredibles 2," Cully Park, N.E. 72nd Ave./Killingsworth St.

Sunday, Aug. 11: "How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World," Wilshire Park, N.E 33rd Ave./Skidmore St.

Home rentals

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

1. "Alita: Battle Angel"

2. "Shazam!"

3. "Hellboy"

4. "Captain Marvel"

5. "Dumbo"

6. "Pet Sematary"

7. "Breakthrough"

8. "Missing Link"

9. "The Lion King" (1994)

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

Other recent favorites: "Wonder Park"; "The Upside"; "Escape Plan: The Extractors"; "Toy Story" (1995); "Toy Story 3" (2010)

Upcoming event

• Make plans for The PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular!, Aug. 14-17 at Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. The movie lineup: "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope," Aug. 14; "Planet of the Apes," Aug. 15; "Alien," Aug. 16; "Little Shop of Horrors," Aug. 17. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and movies begin at dusk. There'll be car clubs, entertainment, short films, a beer garden, food vendors and music. For more: www.expocenter.org.


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