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On Demand movie highlights

THE SITTER

(HBO on Comcast) “Adventures in Babysitting’’ airlifted into Judd Apatow’s neck of the woods. You get Jonah Hill, crass racial and sexual stereotypes, reckless child endangerment, and a very strange white boy crush on all things black and urban. Some laughs, too, but not enough. (R; runs through Nov. 26)

NATURAL BORN KILLERS

(Starz on Comcast) Oliver Stone’s cinematic joy ride through the heads of a pair of serial killers — Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis — is unforgettable. They aren’t as warped as tabloid-TV vulture Robert Downey Jr. or sadistic prison warden Tommy Lee Jones. Stone means to indict the media and the justice system, not just the murderers, and does, brilliantly, in a dazzling mix of styles, with the heat turned on high. (R; runs through Nov. 1)

BATMAN FOREVER ½

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(Encore on Comcast) Lots of movement and pizzazz, but not much darkness or genuine weirdness in this mainstream-targeted sequel. The best things in it are Jim Carrey’s darty, self-parodying mad scientist, the Riddler, and Chris O’Donnell’s underplayed but solid Robin, being introduced to the mix for the first time. As Batman, Val Kilmer, replacing Michael Keaton, suffers Batman’s usual fate of being upstaged — not by Tommy Lee Jones, though, whose Two-Face suggests a pale Joker retread. (PG-13; runs through Dec. 25)

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