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Friday, May 18, 2012

Here, Let Me Tell You What Movies to See This Weekend

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

A couple of film festivals are your best bets for new (or new to Portland) movies this weekend—there's the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival and the Experimental Film Festival Portland—although there's plenty of other films opening (Battleship, God Bless America, Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, What to Expect When You're Expecting a Terrible Movie, Mansome, Bernie), all of which are reviewed here. HOWEVER. There's also a pretty perfect summer blockbuster double feature out at Newberg's 99W Drive-In: One of the first blockbusters ever, Jaws, followed by the film that will almost certainly be this year's best and biggest blockbuster, The Avengers.

I saw Jaws again last night while it was still playing at the Hollywood Theatre; I have seen it more times than I can count, and every time I love it, and every time I get scared, and every time I'm stunned by how great it is. If you haven't seen it in a while—or haven't seen it on the big screen, as I hadn't before last night—you should go.

So that double feature might be my pick for the weekend, actually, if you're in a popcorn type of mood, want to enjoy the good weather, and don't mind a bit of a drive. The films run at the 99W Drive-In (3000 Portland Road, Newberg) tonight through Sunday, with Jaws starting at dusk and Avengers following.

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