Big screen

Last week, Jan. 6

“Underworld: Blood Wars”; “A Monster Calls”

This week, Jan. 13

“Monster Trucks” (Paramount Pictures), PG, 104 minutes

About — A high school senior, Tripp, builds a monster truck from scrap car parts, then finds an unlikely friend/partner in a displaced subterranean creature; Stars — Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper; Director — Chris Wedge

“Sleepless” (Open Road Films), R, 95 minutes

About — A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son; Stars — Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union; Director — Baran bo Odar

“The Comedian” (Sony Pictures Classics), R, 119 minutes

About — It’s a look at the life of an aging comic; Stars — Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco; Director — Taylor Hackford

“The Book of Love” (Electric Entertainment), PG-13, 106 minutes

About — After the death of his wife, introverted architect Henry sets out to help a homeless teen build a raft to sail across the Atlantic; Stars — Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Mary Steenburgen; Director — Bill Purple

“Live by Night” (Warner Bros. Pictures), R, 128 minutes

About — A story set during Prohibition focuses on a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime; Stars — Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning; Director — Ben Affleck

Next week, Jan. 20

“XXX: Return of Xander Cage”; “Split”; “The Founder”

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB,

Home rentals

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

1. "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children"

2. "Home Alone"

3. "Florence Foster Jenkins"

4. "Pete's Dragon"

5. "Finding Dory"

6. "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"

7. "Sausage Party"

8. "The BFG"

9. "Hell Or High Water"

10. "Don't Breathe"

Other recent favorites: “Sully”; “War Dogs”; “Storks”; “Suicide Squad”; “Elf”

Upcoming event

• The Northwest Film Center presents the 34th edition of Reel Music, a film celebration of sound, music and image for fans of many genres. It takes place Jan. 13-Feb. 3 at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. For a complete lineup and info, see The first weekend’s lineup: “****sucker Blues,” 7 p.m. Jan. 13; “The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith,” 4:30 p.m. Jan. 14; “A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story,” 6:45 p.m. Jan. 14; “The Rolling Stones Ole Ole Ole! A trip across Latin America,” 9 p.m. Jan. 14; “King of Jazz,” 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15; “I Called Him Morgan,” 7 p.m. Jan. 15. (The Tribune will run the weekly lineup each Tuesday).

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