Notable new releases in theaters:

Last week

“How To Train Your Dragon 2”

This week

June 20:

“Jersey Boys” (WB), R, 134 minutes

About — The story of Frankie Valli/The Four Seasons hits the big screen, a story based off the Broadway hit and directed by Clint Eastwood; Stars — John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda; Director — Clint Eastwood

“Think Like A Man Too” (Screen Gems), PG-13, 122 minutes

About — A sequel and inspired by Steve Harvey’s book and starring the popular Kevin Hart, the couples are enjoying a romantic weekend until misadventure ensues; Stars — Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Wendi McLendon-Covey; Director — Tim Story

“The Rover” (A24), R, 102 minutes

About — A hardened ex-soldier tracks down the men, through the Australian outback, who stole his only possession after an economic collapse.; Stars — Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy; Director — David Michod

Also: “Supermensch” opens at Living Room Theater and “Obvious Child” at Cinema 21.

Next week

June 27: “Transformers: Age of Extinction”

Home rentals

The top 10 digital movie purchases based on consumer transaction rate, by Rentrak:

1. “The Monuments Men”

2. “3 Days To Kill”

3. “Endless Love”

4. “About Last Night”

5. “Frozen”

6. “Pompeii”

7. “That Akward Moment”

8. “Ride Along”

9. “I, Frankenstein”

10. “Her”

Other favorites recently: “The Wolf of Wall Street”; “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”; “The Legend of Hercules”; “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”; “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Source: Rentrak Digital Download Essentials Industry Service

Doc spotlight


It’s Academy Award nominee Sebastian Junger’s follow-up documentary to “Restrepo,” picking up where the other movie left off — same men, the same valley in eastern Afghanistan, the same commanders and explaining how war works, what it feels like and what it does to young men who fight it. Junger, a New York Times bestselling author with “War,” spent some time in Portland earlier this month promoting the film, which releases here on June 27. For more information: movie or

Upcoming event

The Portland Film Festival has begun ramping up promotion of its event, Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, promoted as “the storyteller’s festival and conference.” There’ll be 20 independent films screened (including outdoor screening), and a week of networking, workshops, music, artisan food, guest speakers, financing talk, director Q&As and more. For more info:

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