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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including '1917,' 'Little Women' and 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

COURTESY PHOTO: HOLLYWOOD THEATRE - Upcoming 70mm screenings at Hollywood Theatre include 'Baraka,' Jan. 3.Big screen

Last week, Dec. 20

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"; "Cats"; "Bombshell"

This week, Dec. 27

"1917" (Universal), R, 118 minutes

About — Two young British privates during World War I are given an impossible mission to deliver a message deep into enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap; Stars — Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Colin Firth; Director — Sam Mendes

"Little Women" (Columbia), PG, 134 minutes

About — Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War; Stars — Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothee Chalamet, Florence Pugh; Director — Greta Gerwig

"Spies in Disguise" (20th Century Fox), PG, 101 minutes

About — When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world; Stars — Karen Gillan, Rachel Brosnahan, Tom Holland, Will Smith; Director — Nick Bruno/Troy Quane

"Clemency" (Neon), R, 113 minutes

About — As she prepares to execute another inmate, prison warden Bernadine Williams must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill; Stars — LaMonica Garrett, Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, Wendell Pierce; Director — Chinonye Chukwu

"Just Mercy" (WB), PG-13, 136 minutes

About — The film shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free; Stars — Brie Larson, Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, Tim Blake Nelson; Director — Destin Daniel Cretton

"The Song of Names" (SPC), PG-13, 113 minutes

About — It's a detective story spread over two continents and a half-century, as the horror of war burns and the lost souls are extinguished from history; Stars — Clive Owen, Tim Roth, Catherine McCormack, Jonah Hauer-King; Director — Francois Girard

Next week, Jan. 3

"The Grudge"

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. "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"

2. "It Chapter Two"

3. "Angel Has Fallen"

4. "Hustlers"

5. "Elf" (2003)

6. "Dora and the Lost City of Gold"

7. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"

8. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989)

9. "Spider-Man: Far From Home"

10. "The Peanut Butter Falcon"

Other recent favorites: "Frozen" (2013); "Deadpool" (2016); "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014); "John Wick" (2014); "Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War" (2018); "Avengers: Endgame"; "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"; "The Martian" (2015); "The Avengers" (2012); "Moana" (2016); "The Angry Birds Movie 2"; "The Lion King"; "Toy Story 4"; "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"

Upcoming event

• It's time for another round of 70mm screenings at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.: "2001: A Space Odyssey," 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2; "Baraka," 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3; "Phantom Thread," 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4; "Total Recall," 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4; "Dunkirk," 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.


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