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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Downton Abbey,' 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' and Portland Latin American Film Festival

COURTESY PHOTO - 'The Mongolian Conspiracy' kicks off the Portland Latin American Film Festival, Sept. 18.Big screen

Last week, Sept. 13

"The Goldfinch"; "Hustlers"; "The Sound of Silence"; "Freaks"

This week, Sept. 20

"Downton Abbey" (Focus Features), PG, 122 minutes

About — After the TV series, it's the continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century; Stars — Matthew Goode, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Tuppence Middleton; Director — Michael Engler

"Rambo: Last Blood" (Lionsgate), R, 89 minutes

About — Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission; Stars — Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Yvette Monreal, Louis Mandylor; Director — Adrian Grunberg

"Ad Astra" (20th Century Fox), PG-13, 122 minutes

About — Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe; Stars — Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga, Tommy Lee Jones; Director — James Gray/Dan Bradley

Next week, Sept. 27

"Abominable"; "21 Bridges"; "Judy"

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

Home rentals

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

1. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"

2. "Avengers: Endgame"

3. "Men in Black: International"

4. "Brightburn"

5. "The Hustle"

6. "Long Shot"

7. "Pokemon Detective Pikachu"

8. "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"

9. "Alita: Battle Angel"

10. "John Wick" (2014)/"John Wick: Chapter 2" (2017); "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum" triple feature

Other recent favorites: "Shazam!"; "Rocketman"; "Captain Marvel"

Doc spotlight

"Diego Maradona"

It's a documentary by Asif Kapadia about the Argentinian soccer star. It opens in theaters this week (check listings). HBO also has the rights to air it.

Upcoming events

• The visual exploration of indie rock band The Lumineers' third and latest album, "III," was shot entirely in Portland. It debuted at the Toronto Film Festival and the first five videos can be seen at www.youtube.com/thelumineers. Depicted in three chapters corresponding to the album's 10 tracks, "III" explores addiction over three generations of a working-class family in the American Northeast.

• The eighth Portland Latin American Film Festival presents a mix of feature films and documentaries from Mexico, Peru and Venezuela at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. It kicks off 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, with the Northwest premiere of the Mexican film "The Mongolian Conspiracy." Director Sebastian del Amo will be in attendance. The festival features movies screening through January. For complete info: www.pdxlaff.org.

• The Oregon Independent Film Festival takes place over two days in Eugene and then continues at several Portland movie theaters Sept. 20-25. For full info: www.oregonindependentfilmfest.com.

• The Manhattan Short Film Festival allows people from around the world to instantaneously vote for their favorite films at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29. Shorts screen at theaters around the world — Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town — and all 50 states. For more: www.cstpdx.com/show/manhattan-short-film-festival.


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