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On Demand movie highlights

THE GOOD THIEF

(Comcast Free Movies) If Neil Jordan’s lush, moody remake of the French heist classic “Bob le Flambeur” is long on existential attitude and short on coherence, it’s worth seeing for Nick Nolte’s performance as an expatriate gambler going for one last score by knocking over a casino. The soundtrack’s terrific, the cast is colorful, and Jordan’s obsession with redemption gets a workout — but he isn’t really interested in the robbery, and it shows. (R; runs through Feb. 12)

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

(Comcast Free Movies) A crisp improvement over Lauren Weisberger’s bestseller about a recent grad who takes a job toiling for the domineering editrix of a New York fashion magazine. Anne Hathaway has an earthbound goodness as the girl. Meryl Streep is the titular Satan, although her integrity really makes something less evil of the part. While the picture isn’t brilliant, it is, at its most entertaining, a kicky, surprisingly astute throwback to bygone Hollywood social comedies. With tangy support from Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt as Satan’s other little helper. (PG-13; runs through Feb. 28)

THE FLINTSTONES

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(Comcast Free Movies) This big-screen adaption of the animated TV series about Neanderthal suburbia plays like a tease for a Bedrock theme park. John Goodman (Fred), Elizabeth Perkins (Wilma), Rick Moranis (Barney), and Rosie O’Donnell (Betty) soldier on, but can’t hide the fact that the 32 writers who worked on this script failed to come up with anything substantial. Some special effects are effective (Dino, for instance, is cute), and Bedrock’s split-level caves, lobster lawnmowers and pigosaurus garbage disposals are fun to look at — but overall the film is lacking. (PG; runs through April 26)

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