Last week, Nov. 29
"Knives Out"; "Queen & Slim"
This week, Dec. 6
"Brahms: The Boy II" (STX Entertainment), PG-13
About — After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a lifelike doll called Brahms; Stars — Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Ralph Ineson, Anjali Jay; Director — William Brent Bell
"Playmobil: The Movie" (STXFilms), NA, 99 minutes
About — It's an animated feature film inspired by the Playmobil brand toys; Stars — Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Radcliffe; Director — Lino DiSalvo
"The Aeronauts" (Amazon Studios), PG-13, 100 minutes
About — Pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon; Stars — Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Phoebe Fox; Director — Tom Harper
Next week, Dec. 13
"Jumanji: The Next Level"; "Black Christmas"; "Richard Jewell"; "Uncut Gems"
Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com
The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:
1. "Dora and the Lost City of Gold"
2. "The Lion King"
3. "The Angry Birds Movie 2"
4. "The Peanut Butter Falcon"
5. "Toy Story 4"
6. "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"
7. "Spider-Man: Far From Home"
8. "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
9. "The Kitchen"
Other recent favorites: "Hocus Pocus" (1993); "The Nightmare Before Christmas"; "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"; "Midsommar"
"No Safe Spaces'
The documentary by comedian/podcaster Adam Carolla and talk show host Dennis Prager about the First Amendment free speech and "cancel culture" on college campuses and elsewhere hits theaters Friday, Dec. 6. It was initially not going to be screened in the Portland area, but a venue at Regal Bridgeport 17, 7329 S.W. Bridgeport Road in Tigard, was added. It also will be shown in Seattle and Spokane, Washington. It's a documentary from a conservative bent, but "we welcome all comers," publicity said. For more, see www.nosafespaces.com.
• The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, put on by Willamette Riverkeeper, features 12 environmental and adventure films that illustrate Earth's beauty, the challenges facing the planet, and community work to protect the environment. It happens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.
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