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The Big Screen

Notable new releases in theaters:

Last week

“Godzilla”; “Million Dollar Arm”; “Chef”; “God’s Pocket”; “Locke”

This week

May 23:

“Blended” (WB), PG-13, 117 minutes

About — A man (Adam Sandler) and woman (Drew Barrymore) are stuck at a resort, and they and their children bond; Stars — Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendie McLendon-Covey; Director — Frank Coraci

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” (20th Century Fox), PG-13, 131 minutes

About — Wolverine visits the past to try to change history for humans and mutants; Stars — Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman; Director — Bryan Singer

Also: “For No Good Reason” opens at Cinema 21 (see below).

Next week

May 30: “Maleficient”; “Cold in July”

Home rentals

The top 10 digital movie purchases based on consumer transaction rate, by Rentrak:

1. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

2. “The Wolf of Wall Street”

3. “Frozen”

4. “American Hustle”

5. “A Day’s Work”

6. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

7. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

8. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

9. “12 Years A Slave”

10. “Saving Mr. Banks”

Other favorites recently: “The Legend of Hercules”; “In A World ...”

Source: Rentrak Digital Download Essentials Industry Service

Doc spotlight

Info on a documentary film: “For No Good Reason”

Johnny Depp helps tell the story of the Gonzo visionaries, by visiting with his hero Ralph Steadman, the cutting-edge British artist who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson, and discussing his life and works. The movie finally comes to Portland, starting May 23 at Cinema 21, 616 N.W. 21st Ave. It’s rated R and runs 89 minutes.

Upcoming event

A significant happening on the horizon:

• Hecklevision has been a hit at Hollywood Theatre, and the latest show to draw the ire of crew and public will be “Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding,” 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Admission is $8. The cast of the TV beach show made a full-fledged TV movie, as Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff) was lost in a boat explosion in Hawaii and turns up in an L.A. hospital with amnesia, and he returns to Hawaii for ... his wedding. CJ (Pamela Anderson) opens a bar and Caroline (Yasmine Bleeth) films a soap opera on Oahu. The guest hecklers are Jen Tam, David Mascorro, Christian Ricketts, JoAnn Schinderle, Rebecca Waits and Patrick Quinn, and through the MuVChat technology your jokes, heckles and commentary will be presented on screen in text form.