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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Abominable,' 'Aladdin' and Sci-Fi Film Festival

COURTESY PHOTO: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - The Northwest Film Center is honoring Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami with a slew of films.Big screen

Last week, Sept. 20

"Downton Abbey"; "Rambo: Last Blood"; "Ad Astra"

This week, Sept. 27

"Abominable" (Universal), PG, 97 minutes

About — A magical Yeti must return to his family; Stars — Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Joseph Izzo; Director — Jill Culton/Todd Wilderman

"Judy" (Roadside Attractions), PG-13, 118 minutes

About — Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts; Stars — Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Finn Wittrock; Director — Rupert Goold

"The Day Shall Come" (Entertainment One/IFC Films), NR, 87 minutes

About — An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction, but he doesn't know that the sponsor works for the FBI, who wants to turn him into a revolutionary; Stars — Anna Kendrick, Denis O'Hare, Kayvan Novak, Jim Gaffigan; Director — Christopher Morris

Next week, Oct. 4

"Joker"; "Pain and Glory"; "The Current War"

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. "Aladdin"

2. "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"

3. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"

4. "Avengers: Endgame"

5. "Rocketman"

6. "Pokemon Detective Pikachu"

7. "The Hustle"

8. "Brightburn"

9. "Aladdin" (1992)

10. "Men in Black: International"

Other recent favorites: "Long Shot"; "Alita: Battle Angel"; "John Wick" (2014)/"John Wick: Chapter 2" (2017)/"John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum" triple feature

Upcoming events

• The Sci-Fi Film Festival has begun at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., and continues through Nov. 6. There'll be more than 25 memorable films screened on the Empirical Theater's four-story screen, from classics "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Blade Runner" to favorites such as "Inception" and "Interstellar." Festival passes are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors (63 and over) and youth (3-13). Individual tickets are $6-$7. For more: www.omsi.edu.

• The Northwest Film Center is honoring late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami with a retrospective series of films through Oct. 28 at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets are $5-$10. For more: www.nwfilm.org.

• Reminder: The Manhattan Short Film Festival allows people from around the world to instantaneously vote for their favorite films, including 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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