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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest ...

Big screen

Last week, April 28

"The Circle"; "How to Be a Latin Lover"

This week, May 5

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (Marvel), PG-13, 136 minutes

About — Set to the backdrop of "Awesome Mixtape No. 2," the movie continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage; Stars — Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel; Director — James Gunn

"The Lovers" (A24), R, 94 minutes

About — A long-married, dispassionate couple — each person in the midst of a serious affair — find a spark that suddenly reignites their relationship and romance in this comedy; Stars — Lesley Fera, Aidan Gillen, Tracy Letts, Janine Mitchell; Director — Azazel Jacobs

"The Dinner" (The Orchard), R, 120 minutes

About — It's a look at how far parents will go to protect their children, based on the novel by Herman Koch; Stars — Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall; Director — Oren Moverman

"3 Generations" (Weinstein Company), PG-13, 92 minutes

About — After Ray decides to transition from female to male, his mother Maggie must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray's father to get legal consent; Stars — Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Tate Donovan; Director — Gaby Delfal

Next week, May 12

"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"; "Snatched"; "Lowriders"; "Paris Can Wait"; "The Wall"

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

Home rentals

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

1. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

2. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

3. "Why Him?"

4. "Moana"

5. "Passengers"

6. "Patriot's Day"

7. "Hidden Figures"

8. "Assassin's Creed"

9. "Deepwater Horizon"

10. "Arrival"

Other recent favorites: "Doctor Strange"; "Trolls"

Upcoming events

• A reminder: The 15th annual Filmed by Bike celebrates cycling and storytelling, Friday-Sunday, May 5-7, at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. For complete info: www.FilmedByBike.org.

• "The Mads" from the old "Mystery Science Theater 3000" TV show, on which they comedically reviewed/panned movies, will take the stage 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, May 4-5 at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. They are "MST 3000" stars Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu who bring onstage movie riffing to the new live show. Tickets are $25, $35 at door. For more www.albertarosetheatre.com.

• Northwest Film Center presents "Documenting J20: On the Streets of DC," which features the work of Seattle director Georg Koszulinski and his crew capturing the reactions, thoughts and emotions of people gathered in Washington, D.C., for President Donald J. Trump's inauguration. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., www.nwfilm.org, $6-$9.