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The Big Screen

Last week

“Rio 2”; “Draft Day”; “Under The Skin”; “The Raid 2”; “Jodorowsky’s Dune”; “The Unknown Known”

This week

April 16:

“Heaven Is for Real”

(TriStar), PG, 100 minutes

About — A father tries to muster courage to share son’s extraordinary story with the world; Stars — Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church; Director — Randall Wallace

April 18:

“Transcendence” (WB), PG-13, 119 minutes

About — A terminally ill scientist becomes unstoppable after uploading his mind to a computer; Stars — Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman; Director — Wally Pfister

“Bears” (Disney Nature), G, 86 minutes

About — It’s cute personified in a documentary about Alaska bears; Stars — John C. Reilly; Director — Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey

“A Haunted House 2” (Open Road), R, time unknown

About — Laughs roll on as Malcolm encounters paranormal events in his new house; Stars — Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer; Director — Michael Tiddes

Next week

April 25: “The Other Woman”; “The Railway Man”; “Finding Vivian Maier”

Home Rentals

Top digital movie purchases:

1. “Frozen”

2. “American Hustle”

3. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

4. “Wolf of Wall Street”

5. “Saving Mr. Banks”

6. “12 Years A Slave”

7. “Veronica Mars”

8. “Gravity”

9. “Captain Phillips”

10. “Thor: The Dark World”

Other favorites recently: “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”; “The Book Thief”; “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Source: Rentrak Digital Download Essentials Industry Service

Doc spotlight

QDoc

It’s not one but 11 documentaries centered on the LGBT subject at the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival.Opening night: “The Case Against 8” on May 15, Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Info: queerdocfest.org. The festival venue, May 16-18: McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Tickets: $10, $8 students/seniors, $25 opening night, $75 festival pass.

Upcoming event

Big news from a Portland native and Portland State graduate, Douglas Soesbe, a script evaluator and part-time writer at NBC Universal. Soesbe wrote the script “Boulevard,” which turned into an independent movie starring Robin Williams. It debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Sunday, April 20. For info: www.tribeca film.com.