Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ★★★
(Showtime on Comcast) This cinematic mind-bender from writer Charlie Kaufman isn’t up there with “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation,” but it’s deranged in interesting and affecting ways. Jim Carrey plays a sad sack who pays to have his memories of ex-girlfriend Kate Winslet removed from his brain. Then he changes his mind, or, rather, tries not to change his mind.
(R; runs through Aug. 27)
Final Destination 5 ★★
(HBO on Comcast) In the horror franchise’s fifth installment, a busload of office workers cheat death, temporarily, when they ditch their ride moments before a bridge collapse. The 3-D effects are mostly underwhelming, but fans who’ve been thirsting for gore via acupuncture needles and the Lasik machine should get their fill. (R; runs through Aug. 31)
(Comcast Movie Collections: Just In) Jean-Luc Godard up to his old narcissistic tricks, sans Marxist baggage, as he revels in the act of filming a movie production beset with complications, not the least of which is that its director, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, is loved by Hanna Schygulla and Isabelle Huppert. (Unrated; runs through Aug. 29)