Last week, May 5
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"; "The Lovers"; "The Dinner"; "3 Generations"
This week, May 12
"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" (WB), PG-13, 126 minutes
About — Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city, but once he pulls the sword from the stone, he has to acknowledge his true legacy; Stars — Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou; Director — Guy Ritchie
"Snatched" (20th Century Fox), R, 91 minutes
About — When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise; Stars — Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kim Caramele, Raven Goodwin; Director — Jonathan Levine
"Lowriders" (Universal Pictures), PG-13, 99 minutes
About — A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with the low-rider car culture and an ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression; Stars — Melissa Benoist, Eva Longoria, Theo Rossi, Demian Bichir; Director — Ricardo de Montreuil
"Paris Can Wait" (Sony Pictures Classics), PG, 92 minutes
About — Married to a successful but inattentive movie producer, Anne goes on a road trip in France with her husband's friend and reawakens her senses; Stars — Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard, Cedric Monnet; Director — Eleanor Coppola
"The Wall" (Roadside Attractions), R, 81 minutes
About — Two American soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them; Stars — Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Spencer Thomas, Laith Nakli; Director — Doug Liman
Next week, May 19
"Alien Covenant"; "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul"
Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com
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?"
6. "Patriot's Day"
7. "Hidden Figures"
8. "Assassin's Creed"
9. "Deepwater Horizon"
Other recent favorites: "Doctor Strange"; "Trolls"
"That Way Madness Lies"
Part of the Northwest Film Center's Northwest Tracking series, there'll be a screening of Sandra Luckow's documentary about brother Duanne Luckow's rare late-onset paranoid schizophrenia and its effects on his family, their struggles with the mental health and law enforcement systems and his own resistance to help. It's been seven years in the making for the Northwest native and Yale grad. It includes footage shot by Duanne on his iPhone. It'll screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets are $6-9. For more: www.nwfilm.org.
• The Northwest Animation Festival, focusing on short films, May 10-14 at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., showcases worlds of fantasy, unforgettable stories and outlandish oddities from around the world. An all-festival pass is $109, which guarantees seating for programs Friday through Sunday. For more: www.nwanimationfest.com.
• Czech filmmakers are featured in the Northwest Film Center's "New Czech Cinema" screenings, May 12-14 at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets are $6-$9. For more: www.nwfilm.org.