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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Black and Blue' and 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

COURTESY PHOTO - 'Roadless' is a snowboard movie coming to Aladdin Theater, Oct. 25.Big screen

Last week, Oct. 18

"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"; "Zombieland: Double Tap"; "Jojo Rabbit"; "The Lighthouse"; "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot"

This week, Oct. 25

"Black and Blue" (Screen Gems), R, 108 minutes

About — A rookie police officer in New Orleans has to balance her identity as a black woman with her role as a police officer when she witnesses other police officers committing murder; Stars — Mike Colter, Naomie Harris, Frank Grillo, Reid Scott; Director — Deon Taylor

"Countdown" (STXfilms), PG-13, 90 minutes

About — When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live, and with the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out; Stars — Anne Winters, Elizabeth Lail, Charlie McDermott, Peter Facinelli; Director — Justin Dec

"The Current War: Director's Cut" (101 Studios), PG-13, 107 minutes

Aabout — It's the dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world; Stars — Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Macfadyen; Director — Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Next week, Nov. 1

"Terminator: Dark Fate"; "The Irishman"; "Harriet"; "Motherless Brooklyn"; "Arctic Dogs"; "Inside Game"

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. "Spider-Man: Far From Home"

2. "Aladdin"

3. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"

4. "Dark Phoenix"

5. "Men in Black: International"

6. "Avengers: Endgame"

7. "Anna"

8. "Annabelle Comes Home"

9. "Crawl"

10. "Shaft"

Other recent favorites: "It"; "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"; "Rocketman"

Doc spotlight

"Burden of Dreams"

The feature-length documentary, directed by Les Blank with collaborator Maureen Gosling, is about legendary German director Werner Herzog and his struggle to make his feature "Fitzcarraldo" in the Amazon River basin. Blank and Gosling will be in attendance for a screening at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. The late Roger Ebert said, "Les Blank's 'Burden of Dreams' is one of the most remarkable documentaries ever made about the making of a movie." The night is hosted by Portland film curator Greg Hamilton. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org, or the event page on Facebook.

Upcoming events

• There are two snowboard movies coming up.

In "Blindspot," showing 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., three snowboarders embark on trips to the country of Georgia and to Quebec to explore recognizable snowboarding areas. It's free to attend. For more: www.albertarosetheatre.com.

"Roadless" stars Travis Rice, Bryan Iguchi and Jeremy Jones, three pioneers of the sport, as they board through a remote area of Wyoming, one of the most remote areas in the Lower 48 of the United States. It screens at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. Tickets: $15, $18 day of show, www.aladdin-theater.com.

• Global supergroup BTS has a new concert film, "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself," coming directly from Seoul, South Korea, and it'll be shown in three local movie theaters, 5 p.m. PT Sunday, Oct. 27: Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave.; Century 16 Eastport, 4040 S.E. 82nd Ave.; Regal Lloyd Center 10 Cinema, 1510 N.E Multnomah St. For tickets/info: www.FathomEvents.com.

• The Greatest Generation Podcast, which focuses on "Star Trek" topics, returns with another review, this time of "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets: $25, $29 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com.


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