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Last week, Feb. 26

“Gods of Egypt”; “Eddie the Eagle”; “Triple 9”; “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”

This week, March 4

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” (Paramount), R, 111 minutes

About — In this comedy, a journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan; Stars — Margot Robbie, Nicholas Braun, Tina Fey, Billy Bob Thornton; Director — Glenn Ficarra/John Requa

“London Has Fallen” (Gramercy Pictures), R, 99 minutes

About — In London for the prime minister’s funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate world leaders; Stars — Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Charlotte Riley, Angela Bassett; Director — Babak Najafi

“Zootopia” (Walt Disney), PG, 108 minutes

About — In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a fugitive con artist fox and a rookie bunny cop work together to uncover a conspiracy; Stars — Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate; Director — Byron Howard/Rich Moore/Jared Bush

Next week, March 11

“10 Cloverfield Lane”; “The Young Messiah”; “The Brothers Grimsby”

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

Home rentals

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

1. “Bridge of Spies”

2. “The Martian”

3. “The Last Witch Hunter”

4. “Blue Mountain State: The Rose of Thadland”

5. “The Intern”

6. “Goosebumps”

7. “Hotel Transylvania 2”

8. “Sicario”

9. “Our Brand Is Crisis”

10. “Truth”

Other recent favorites: “Mr. Holmes”; “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”; “Black Mass”; “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation”

Upcoming events

• The ninth Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest), takes place Thursday through Sunday, March 3-6 at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Tickets are $9-$20 per screening or $60 for a festival pass. The festival shines a spotlight on women directors and gender disparity for women working in the film industry. Director Catherine Hardwicke is the guest of honor. There’ll be premieres, shorts, about 50 screenings and 35 directors in attendance. Highlights: Thursday — Opening night, 7 p.m., Hollywood Theatre, “The Armor of Light” by Abigail Disney, “Sista in the Brotherhood” by Dawn Jones Redstone, “Budding Romance” and “La Nina De Tacones Amarillos (The Girl in the Yellow Heels)”; Friday — Shorts I: Quirky, 7 p.m., Shorts II: Dark Tales, 9 p.m.; Saturday — Shorts III: Documentary Showcase, noon, Shorts IV: Aging Gracefully,

3 p.m., Hardwicke’s “Miss You Already” and “Thirteen,” 6 p.m.; Sunday — Hardwicke master class, 10 a.m., Hollywood, “Twilight,” 12:30 p.m., Silent Film Showcase, 6 p.m. For info: http://www.powfest.com.

• The Northwest Film Center presents “Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road,” March 4-April 3, a festival of films from one of the world’s greatest directors, and maybe its most poetic. Highlights: “Paris, Texas”; “The American Friend”; “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick”; “Until the End of the World.” Screenings will be at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. ($9 general, $8 students/seniors, $6 child, http://www.nwfilm.org).

• The Hollywood Theatre will put on a special series, “Light and Shadows: Masters of Cinematography” in March, paying homage to the art of cinematography, with five classic films by celebrated cinematographers: “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” (1971), Vilmos Zsigmond, 7:30 p.m. March 7; “The Godfather” (1972), Gordon Willis, 7:30 p.m. March 14; “Days of Heaven” (1978), Nestor Almendros/Haskell Wexler, 7:30 p.m. March 19; “Seconds” (1966), James Wong Howe, 7:30 p.m. March 23; and “Targets”

(1968), Lazlo Kovaks, 7:30 p.m. March 29. For info:

http://www.hollywoodtheatre.org.