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The Big Screen

Notable new releases in theaters:

Last week

“Fed Up”; “Legends of Oz”; “Fading Gigolo”

This week

May 16:

“Godzilla” (WB), PG-13, 123 minutes

About — The great monster emerges again, battling humans and their science in this well-promoted spring blockbuster; Stars — Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olson, Bryan Cranston; Director — Gareth Edwards

“Million Dollar Arm” (DreamWorks/Disney), PG, 124 minutes

About — A sports agent recruits cricket players from India to be baseball pitchers; Stars — Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin; Director — Craig Gillespie

“Locke” (A24), R, 85 minutes

About — A man’s carefully crafted family life and career are threatened; Stars — Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson; Director — Steven Knight (also the writer)

“Chef” (Open Road), R, 115 minutes

About — An out-of-work chef starts up a food truck, hoping to spark his career and reacquaint with his family; Stars — Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson; Director — Jon Favreau

Also: “God’s Pocket” opens at Living Room Theaters.

Next week

May 23: “Blended”; “X-Men: Days of Future Past”; “For No Good Reason”

Home rentals

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

1. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

2. “The Wolf of Wall Street”

3. “Frozen”

4. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

5. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

6. “The Legend of Hercules”

7. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

8. “American Hustle”

9. “In A World ...”

10. “Saving Mr. Banks”

Other favorites recently: “Grudge Match”; “Blue Jasmine”; “The Pirate Fairy”

Source: Rentrak Digital Download Essentials Industry Service

Doc spotlight

Info on a documentary film:

“Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton”

It’s a one-night-only screening (4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24) at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.,of a celebrated documentary about the defining artistic voice of the West Coast counterculture. Local poets and artists, including Portland poet Walt Curtis, will be reading Broughton poetry in conjunction with the screening. Co-director and Portland-based filmmaker Eric Slade (“Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay”) will do a question-and-answer session with audience members. Leading an unconventional existence, Broughton was a charismatic and visionary poet and filmmaker who sprung from the post-WWII San Francisco. For more info: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.

Upcoming event

A significant happening on the horizon:

• Just after the James Broughton activities, Hollywood Theatre will screen Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” a 1968 classic that features visual effects that stand up even today — though, as the Hollywood folks point out, the film was conceived well before “Star Wars” and even the moon landing. The details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.hollywoodtheatre.org, $8.

• At the UFO Festival in McMinnville, there’ll be screening of clips from the not-yet-release film “Maury Island Incident” and a Q&A with its director; the film tells of the 1947 incident in Washington state where the first deployment of “Men in Black” took place. That’s followed by the Oregon premiere of the award-winning film “Mirage Men,” described on imdb.com as,“How the U.S. government created a myth that took over the world. ... ET visitors... crashed UFOs... back-engineered alien technology.” The details: 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, www.ufofest.com, $10.