Television

On Demand movie highlights

CHRONICLE ½

(Cinemax on Comcast) A found-footage superhero movie about three high schoolers who videotape the aftermath of their encounter with a glowing space-rock. Pieces of this are downright brilliant, but the filmmakers can’t decide whether they’re making fun of the genre or just going overboard with it. Paging John Hughes or Gus Van Sant. (PG-13; runs through Jan. 31)

Ty Burr

COLD CREEK MANOR ½

(Starz on Comcast) Sharon Stone and Dennis Quaid are city mice who relocate their family to an old farmhouse in upstate New York, where psycho-jailbird previous owner Stephen Dorff shows up to spike their “This Old House” fantasy. Director Mike Figgis has crafted a disquieting and often very funny examination of yuppie unease in the country, but he’s made the mistake of disguising it as a dopey suspense thriller. (R; runs through Feb. 7)

Ty Burr

THE DEVIL’S OWN

Advertisement

(Comcast Free Movies) Intelligent but murky and slow-moving attempt to put character into the thriller. Idealistic New York cop Harrison Ford unwittingly shelters fugitive Irish terrorist Brad Pitt, whose attempt to get his hands on a shipment of missiles is downplayed as he’s transformed into a romantic hero. (R; runs through Feb. 22)

Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com