Last week, Oct. 11
"Gemini Man"; "The Addams Family"
This week, Oct. 18
"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" (Disney), PG, 118 minutes
About — Maleficent and her goddaughter, Aurora, begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play; Stars — Angelina Jolie, Teresa Mahoney, Michelle Pfeifer, Elle Fanning; Director — Joachim Ronning
"Zombieland: Double Tap" (Sony/Columbia), R, 99 minutes
About — Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family; Stars — Zoey Deutch, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson; Director — Ruben Fleischer
"Jojo Rabbit" (Fox Searchlight), PG-13, 108 minutes
About — A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home; Stars — Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi; Director — Taika Waititi
"The Lighthouse" (A24), R, 109 minutes
About — The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s; Stars — Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman; Director — Robert Eggers
"Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" (Saban Films), R
About — Jay and Silent Bob return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of a "Bluntman and Chronic" movie from getting made; Stars — Melissa Benoist; Chris Hemsworth, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck; Director — Kevin Smith
Next week, Oct. 25
"Black and Blue"; "Countdown"
Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com
The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:
1. "Spider-Man: Far From Home"
3. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"
4. "Dark Phoenix"
5. "Men in Black: International"
7. "Avengers: Endgame"
8. "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"
10. "Annabelle Comes Home"
Other recent favorites: "The Hustle"; "Anna"; "Pokemon Detective Pikachu"
"Fern Hobbs and the Snake River Showdown"
Oregon Public Broadcasting presents the "Oregon Experience" documentary about the mission to clean up the lawless, tiny town of Copperfield, Oregon, in 1913. It profiles Fern Hobbs, the Oregon attorney and private secretary to Gov. Oswald West (and the highest-paid woman in public service in the country at the time). It airs 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, but it's also available online at www.opb.org/fernhobbs.
• The eighth annual Portland Film Festival has started and continues through Sunday, Oct. 20, with more than 120 independent films screening at the Hi-Lo Hotel, 320 S.W. Harvey Milk St. in downtown Portland. On official opening night, Tuesday, Oct. 15, there'll be a screening of "Standing Up, Falling Down" at 6:30 p.m. The closing night movie is "Here Awhile," shot in Portland, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. For complete info: www.portlandfilm.org.
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