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On Demand movie highlights


(Comcast Movie Collections: Just In) Ostensibly an exposé of the activities of the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command in Afghanistan and elsewhere, this documentary feels a lot more like a valentine. The recipient is investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, who narrates and co-wrote the film. The camera gazes at him writing notes, inserting push pins, putting Post-its on photographs, taping together printouts. He could be auditioning for a Staples ad. (Unrated; runs through Sept. 5)


(Encore on Comcast) Steve Martin’s impressive debut as a modern Jerry Lewis in a slapstick comedy fitfully but maniacally directed by Carl Reiner (”Oh, God”). The premise is that Martin is the adopted son of black tenant farmers. It’s risky but he pulls it off. (R; runs through Aug. 29)


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(Showtime on Comcast) It isn’t Sylvester Stallone’s fault that this would-be farce about a Prohibition-era gangster trying to go straight is so lifeless. He does his best, running up and down stairs and in and out of doors, trying to cope with unruly daughters, inept hirelings, mixed-up valises, and seething cops. Arnold Schwarzenegger wouldn’t be any funnier, given John Landis’s stultifying direction. (PG-13; runs through Sept. 3)

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