Television

On Demand movie highlights

MONTE CARLO ½

(Cinemax on Comcast) Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Kate Cassidy wind up on the French Riviera after Gomez’s goodie two-shoes starts impersonating an heiress. If the Muzak score doesn’t put you to sleep, the wholesomeness might. But wholesomeness in itself isn’t a crime. It’s actually nice the way the movie occasionally mixes some enchantment in with all the obviousness. (PG; runs through Dec. 6)

Wesley Morris

ATTACK THE BLOCK ½

(Encore on Comcast) Amateurishly made alien-invasion silliness set in a working-class London high-rise. But the script is full of little surprises. The writer and director Joe Cornish is going for something that’s hard to present: a social satire of movie genres. His filmmaking is something else. It’s hard to tell whether the audience is laughing at bad technique or with it. (R; runs through Jan. 22)

Wesley Morris

THE BAY

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(Comcast Movie Collections: All New Movies) When you’re a veteran director who’s never made a fake documentary or a work of true science fiction or an ecological screed, I imagine, there’s still a way to make a single movie of all three, a movie that scares, informs, and entertains, a movie that makes you bite your knuckles while robo-dialing your senator. This misconceived Barry Levinson thriller, about a flesh-eating virus, isn’t it. (R; runs through March 4)

Wesley Morris

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