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The Big Screen


Last week

“Guardians of the Galaxy”; “Code Black”

This week Aug. 8:

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” (DreamWorks/Disney), PG, 118 minutes

About — A family opens a new eatery, clashing with a neighboring restaurant owner, until chemistry intervenes; Stars — Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal; Director — Lasse Hallstrom

“Into The Storm” (WB), PG-13, 89 minutes

About — Storm chasers and common folk track an onslaught of tornadoes; Stars — Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh; Director — Steven Quale

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Paramount), PG-13, 120 minutes

About — Our heroes rise from the sewers to help battle Shredder and his evil Foot Clan; Stars — Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner; Director — Jonathan Liebesman

Next week

Aug. 13: “Let’s Be Cops”; Aug. 15: “The Giver”; “Land Ho!”

Movies in the Park

Entertainment at 6:30 p.m., music, popcorn and movies at dusk at Portland parks:

Tuesday, Aug. 5: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” The Fields Park, Northwest 11th Avenue/Pettgrove Street; “The Tale of Despereaux,” Peninsula Park, 700 N. Rosa Parks Way

Thursday, Aug. 7: “The Nut Job,” Glenfair Park, Northeast 154th Avenue/Couch Court; “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971), Eliz Caruthers Park, 3508 S.W. Moody St.

Friday, Aug. 8: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Parklane Park, Southeast 155th Avenue/Main Street; “The Neverending Story,” Dawson Park, North Stanton Street/Williams Avenue

Saturday, Aug. 9: “The Lorax,” Wilkes Park, Northeast 154th Avenue/Beech Street; “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,” Warner Pacific College, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave.

Sunday, Aug. 10: “Gigi” (1958), Portland Art Museum/South Park Blocks, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., in conjunction with “Paris in the Park Blocks” weekend

Home rentals

The top 10 digital movie purchases by Rentrak:

1. “The Wolf of Wall Street”

2. “The Lego Movie”

3. “Rio 2”

4. “300: Rose of an Empire”

5. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

6. “The Grand Budapest


7. “Heaven Is For Real”

8. “Jack Ryan: Shadow


9. “Transcendence”

10. “The Monuments Men”

Other favorites recently: “They Came Together”;

“Winter’s Tale”

Upcoming event

Screenings for “The Portland 48 Hour Project” will be 7 and 9:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6 and 7 at The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. ($8). Last weekend, more than 700 filmmakers had 48 hours to make a film in Portland. For info: http://www.48hourfilm.com.