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Last week, Feb. 19

“Touched With Fire”; “Risen”; “The Witch”; “Race”

This week, Feb. 26

“Gods of Egypt” (Summit Entertainment), PG-13, 100 minutes

About — A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt; Stars — Gerard Butler, Abbey Lee, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Courtney Eaton; Director — Alex Proyas

“Eddie the Eagle” (20th Century Fox), PG-13, 105 minutes

About — It’s the story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics; Stars — Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Jo Hartley; Director — Dexter Fletcher

“Triple 9” (Open Road), R, 115 minutes

About — A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet; Stars — Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus; Director — John Hillcoat

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” (Weinstein Company), PG-13, 103 minutes

About — The sequel to the popular and acclaimed 2000 film, it’s a story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption; Stars — Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shrum Jr., Jason Scott Lee; Director — Woo-Ping Yuen

Next week, March 4

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”; “The Other Side of the Door”; “London Has Fallen”; “Zootopia”

(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. “The Intern”

3. “Goosebumps”

4. “Sicario”

5. “Hotel Transylvania 2”

6. “Mr. Holmes”

7. “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”

8. “The Last Witch Hunter”

9. “Black Mass”

10. “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation”

Other recent favorites: “Inside Out”; “Ant-Man”

Upcoming event

• The Portland Young Filmmakers Showcase, an event for young filmmakers (25 and under), will take place Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., doors open at 6:30 p.m. It has received about 50 submissions, and there’ll be members of the film and acting community in attendance. Admission is free. For info, see the PYFS Facebook page.