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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Angel Has Fallen' and 'Shazam!'

COURTESY PHOTO: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - 'What You Gonna Do When the World's On Fire?' screens at Whitsell Auditorium, Aug. 23-25.Big screen

Last week, Aug. 16

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

This week, Aug. 23

"Angel Has Fallen" (Lionsgate), R, 120 minutes

About — Secret Service agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the president and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat; Stars — Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett Smith; Director — Ric Roman Waugh

"Overcomer" (Sony Pictures), PG, 120 minutes

About — It unpacks a pivotal issue in the life of students and adults alike; Stars — Alex Kendrick, Kendrick Cross, Holly A. Morris, Shari Rigby; Director — Alex Kendrick

"Ready or Not" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures), R, 95 minutes

About — A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game; Stars — Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny; Director — Matt Bettinell-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

"Brittany Runs a Marathon" (Amazon Studios), R, 103 minutes

About — A woman living in New York takes control of her life, one block at a time; Stars — Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh, Alice Lee; Director — Paul Downs Colaizzo

Next week, Aug. 30

"Playmobil: The Movie"; "Bennett's War"; "Don't Let Go"

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, Aug. 22: "Up," Elizabeth Caruthers Park, S.W. Gaines St./Bond Ave.

Friday, Aug. 23: "Mary Poppins Returns," Luuwit View Park, N.E. 127th Ave./Fremont St.

Saturday, Aug. 24: "Missing Link," April Hill Park, S.W. 58th Ave./Miles St.

Home rentals

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

1. "Shazam!"

2. "Alita: Battle Angel"

3. "Pokemon Detective Pikachu"

4. "Hellboy"

5. "Captain Marvel"

6. "Long Shot"

7. "Aquaman"

8. "Breakthrough"

9. "Pet Sematary"

10. "Missing Link"

Other recent favorites: "The Lion King" (1994); "Uglydolls"; "The Curse of La Llorona"

Upcoming events

• "What You Gonna Do When the World's On Fire?," made by Texas-based filmmaker Roberto Minverini, is an extended look at New Orleans and the region, following three black subjects — a Black Panthers chapter seeking justice for the shooting of a community member by police, two young brothers navigating life on the streets, and a bar-owning woman living a precarious existence — in a portrait of discovery, struggle and survival, with the personal spatial devastation of Hurricane Katrina behind them. It screens at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $8-$10,

• The "Studio Ghibli Fest 2019" continues with the classic animated feature "My Neighbor Totoro," directed by Hayao Miyazaki and starring the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga and sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning. It screens at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, and Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave., Century 16 Eastport, 4040 S.E. 82nd Ave., and Regal Fox Tower 10, 846 S.W. Park Ave. For tickets and theater info, see and

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