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On Demand movie highlights


(Encore on Comcast) The Duplass brothers (“The Puffy Chair”) apply their no-budget, improvised slacker-movie approach to the horror film, and the results are witty and even a little scary in places. Four Hollywood boneheads cook up a screenplay about a killer with a paper bag on his head only to discover that he’s real. Maybe. The movie wickedly deflates the tires of the slasher genre, shrugs, and walks away. (R; runs through Feb. 28)


(Starz on Comcast) Retired mobsters Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Dan Hedaya, and Seymour Cassell get into trouble in Miami Beach when, faced with the loss of their low-rent hotel, they revert to their old bungling ways. A few laughs, but mostly it’s as lame and pokey and predictable as its geezers with guns. (PG-13; runs through Feb. 28)


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(Encore on Comcast) A breezy summer flick, meant for those seasonally school-free teens. An earnest suitor (Ethan Embry) works up his courage to deliver a love letter to the prom queen (Jennifer Love Hewitt) who ignored him for four years. (PG-13; runs through March 7)

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