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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Sonic the Hedgehog,' 'Bluehouse's Fantasy Island' and 'Child's Play 2'

COURTESY PHOTO - Newmark Theatre hosts the opening show of the 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' tour, starring Paul Reubens, Feb. 14.Big screen

Last week, Feb. 7

"Birds of Prey"; "The Lodge"

This week, Feb. 14

"Sonic the Hedgehog" (Paramount Pictures), PG, 100 minutes

About — After discovering a small, blue and fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it; Stars — Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Neal McDonough; Director — Jeff Fowler

"Bluehouse's Fantasy Island" (Columbia Pictures), PG-13, 110 minutes

About — It's a horror adaptation of the popular 1970s TV show about a magical island resort; Stars — Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, Michael Rooker; Director — Jeff Wadlow

"Downhill" (Searchlight Pictures), R, 86 minutes

About — Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other; Stars — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Miranda Otto, Zoe Chao; Director — Nat Faxon/Jim Rash

"Ordinary Love" (Bleecker Street/Focus Features), R, 92 minutes

About — It's an extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-age couple in the midst of the wife's breast cancer diagnosis; Stars — Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville, Amit Shah, David Wilmot; Director — Lisa Barros D'Sa/Glenn Leyburn

Also: "The Photograph"; "What About Love"; "First Lady"

Next week, Feb. 21

"Emma."; "Brahms: The Boy II"; "The Call of the Wild"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB,

Home rentals

The latest top 10 digital Video On Demand movies based on transaction rate, by Comscore:

1. "Joker"

2. "Zombieland: Double Tap"

3. "Gemini Man"

4. "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"

5. "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"

6. "Black and Blue"

7. "The Addams Family"

8. "Hustlers"

9. "Countdown"

10. "Judy"

Other recent favorites: "Rambo: Last Blood"; "Jexi"; "Ad Astra"; "Downton Abbey"

Upcoming events

• The 35th anniversary of "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" tour, featuring star Paul Reubens, is in Portland at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Newmark Theatre.

There'll be a special screening of the cult classic movie, followed by stories about the film by Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman himself.

Tickets ($49.50-$65) still appear to be available at

• Queer Horror and drag clown Carla Rossi present a Valentine's Day, 30th anniversary screening of "Child's Play 2," the movie about the scary doll named Chucky, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Tickets: $10,

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