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Last week, Jan. 15

“Norm of the North”; “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”; “Anomalisa”; “Ride Along 2”

This week, Jan. 22

“Dirty Grandpa” (Lionsgate), R, 102 minutes

About — Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break. Stars — Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza. Director — Dan Mazer.

“The 5th Wave” (Columbia), PG-13, 112 minutes

About — Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated, and Cassie is on the run and trying to save her younger brother. Stars — Chloe Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders. Director — J Blakeson.

Next week, Jan. 29

“Kung Fu Panda 3”; “The Finest Hours”; “45 Years”; “Fifty Shades of Black”; “Son of Saul”

(Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com)

Home rentals

The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Rentrak:

1. “The Martian”

2. “Kung Fu Panda”

3. “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation”

4. “Elf”

5. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

6. “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”

7. “Hotel Transylvania 2”

8. “Sicario”

9. “Ant-Man”

10. “The Intern”

Other favorites recently: “Man From U.N.C.L.E.”; “American Ultra”; “Inside Out”; “Vacation” (2015); “Terminator Genisys”; “Home Alone”

Doc spotlights

• “The Jewish Frontier”

The one-hour documentary on OPB’s “Oregon Experience” program details the early history of the first Jewish settlers in Oregon, who helped build the American West, and tells the story of Jews around the state today. They ranged from junk peddlers in Portland’s immigrant community to entrepreneurs who built multi-million dollar businesses — including Aaron Meier of Meier & Frank, first Portland Jewish Mayor Bernard Goldsmith and gold mine businessman Sigmund Heilner. It’ll air at 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, on OPB TV and online.

• Michael Jackson documentary

Michael Jackson’s original album, “Off The Wall,” and documentary, “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to ‘Off The Wall,’” will be released as a CD/DVD bundle on Feb. 26, during Black History Month. The documentary is set to make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 24, and be broadcast on Showtime at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, after which it’ll be shown in areas around the world.

Upcoming events

• The annual Portland Motorcycle Film Festival showcases motorcycle filmmaking, including shorts and features at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, and 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. ($15, www.hollywoodtheatre.org, www.PDXmotorcyclefilms.com). The features are “Dream Racer” and “The Greasy Hand Preachers” (both Jan. 29) and “MOTO 7” and “Hitting the Apex” (both Jan. 30). All funds go toward the purchase of Air Fence and safety equipment at Portland International Raceway by the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association.

• The Hollywood Theatre hasn’t updated the lineup yet, but it’ll feature the program Oscar Nominated Short Films, in live action and animation, on Friday, Jan. 29. Check www.hollywoodtheatre.org for more.