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

Big screen

Last week, Jan. 27

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"; "Gold"; "A Dog's Purpose"

This week, Feb. 3

"The Space Between Us" (STX Entertainment), PG-13, 121 minutes

About — The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes and embarking on an adventure with a street smart girl; Stars — Britt Robertson, Asa Butterfield, Janet Montgomery, Carla Gugino; Director — Peter Chelsom

"Rings" (Paramount Pictures), PG-13, 102 minutes

About — A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days; Stars — Vincent D'Onofrio, Laura Wiggins, Aimee Teegarden, Johnny Galecki; Director — F. Javier Gutierrez

"The Comedian" (Sony Pictures Classics), R, 119 minutes

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

Next week, Feb. 10

"The Lego Batman Movie"; "Fifty Shades Darker"; "John Wick: Chapter 2"; "A United Kingdom"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB,

Home rentals

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

1. "Sully"

2. "Suicide Squad"

3. "The Accountant"

4. "Storks"

5. "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"

6. "War Dogs"

7. "The Infiltrator"

8. "Deepwater Horizon"

9. "Middle Schools: The Worst Years of My Life"

10. "Blair Witch"

Other recent favorites: "The Shallows"; "Finding Dory"; "Pete's Dragon"

Upcoming events

• A celebration of music in film, the 34th Reel Music Festival continues at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets are $6-$9; for more: The next week's lineup: "Cinesonika: Celebrating the Soundtrack," 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1; "I Am the Blues," 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3; "Pianists Street," 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4; "I Go Back Home: Jimmy Scott," "Mose Allison: Ever Since I Stole the Blues," 7 p.m. Feb. 4; "Arvo Part: Even If I Lose Everything," 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5; "Gangbe," "Yallah! Underground,"6:30 p.m. Feb. 5.

• The 27th annual Cascade Festival of African Films, Feb. 3-March 4, free and open to the public at Portland Community College Cascade Campus Moriarty Auditorium, 705 N. Killingsworth Ave., features 23 films from across the country. It allows attendees a peek into the world of Africa through the eyes of Africans, and provides cultural understanding. It opens with "Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (Rain the Color Blue With a Little Red In It)," an homage to Prince's "Purple Rain" and a collaboration between Portland director Christopher Kirkley and actor/musician Mdou Moctar of Niger; it'll screen at 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. For complete info:

• For the film's 25th anniversary, "Wayne's World" will be shown at select theaters nationwide, including some in the Portland area: Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave., Feb. 7; Century 16 Eastport Plaza, 4040 S.E. 82nd Ave., Feb. 7. For tickets/info, see

• The Portland Film Festival is coming up, Feb. 9-26. The extensive schedule and information has been announced online at The Tribune will write about PIFF in next Tuesday's edition.

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