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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Doctor Sleep,' 'Toy Story 4' and 'Scandalous'

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Last week, Nov. 1

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

This week, Nov. 8

"Doctor Sleep" (WB), R, 151 minutes

About — Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as the True Knot that preys on children with powers to remain immortal; Stars — Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, Carel Struycken, Jacob Tremblay; Director — Mike Flanagan

"Last Christmas" (Universal), PG-13, 102 minutes

About — Kate is a young woman who continually makes bad decisions. After accepting work as Santa's elf at a department store, she meets Tom and her life takes a new turn; Stars — Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh; Director — Paul Feig

"Midway" (Lionsgate), PG-13, 138 minutes

About — It's the story of World War II's Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors and pilots who fought it; Stars — Woody Harrelson, Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Dennis Quaid; Director — Roland Emmerich

"Honey Boy" (Amazon Studios), R, 94 minutes

About — A young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health; Stars — Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Byron Bowers; Director — Alma Har'el

"Playing With Fire" (Paramount Pictures), PG, 96 minutes

About — A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids; Stars — Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, Brianna Hildebrand, John Cena; Director — Andy Fickman

Next week, Nov. 15

"Charlie's Angels"; "Ford v Ferrari"; "The Good Liar"; "Waves"

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. "Toy Story 4"

2. "Spider-Man: Far From Home"

3. "The Lion King"

4. "Hocus Pocus" (1993)

5. "Aladdin"

6. "Annabelle Comes Home"

7. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"

8. "Dark Phoenix"

9. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993)

10. "Avengers: Endgame"

Other recent favorites: "Men in Black: International"; "Stuber"; "Pokemon Detective Pikachu"

Doc spotlight

"Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer"

From IMDB.com: It's the sensational true story of The National Enquirer, the infamous tabloid with a prescient grasp of its readers' darkest curiousities. It opens in theaters next week.

Upcoming events

• The Northwest Film Center's Northwest Tracking program features works by regional filmmakers. Upcoming movies at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.: "The Lyric Project Season 2: How to Say Goodbye," 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6; "Techniques of Observation: Experimental Ethnography and Recent Abstractions by Kathryn Ramey," 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7; "Samurai in the Oregon Sky," 7 p.m. Nov. 14; "My Summer as a Goth," 7 p.m. Nov. 21; "Visual Fluidity: The Animated Films of Neely Goniodsky," 7 p.m. Dec. 5; Works in Progress Film Screening, 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets: $8-$10, www.nwfilm.org.

• Portland-based nonprofit Outside the Frame's annual premiere gala "Mygration" will debut short films created by Latinx youth and youth experiencing homelessness in and around Portland, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. There'll be a series of telenovela-inspired films by queer Latinx youth, featuring singer/songwriter and guitarist Edna Vasquez's "Sola Soy" as the theme song. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.

• The Northwest Film Center presents Underscan: Cult & Genre Reframed with the following movies on upcoming Sundays at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.: "Silent Running," 7 p.m. Nov. 10; "Vegas in Space," 7 p.m. Nov. 17; "Born in Flames," 7 p.m. Dec. 1; "The Sticky Fingers of Time," 7 p.m. Dec. 22; "Earth Girls are Easy," 7 p.m. Dec. 29. Tickets: $8-$10, www.nwfilm.org.


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