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On Demand movie highlights

Blade: Trinity

(Starz on Comcast) The third big-screen installment of the Marvel comic book about a half-breed vampire (Wesley Snipes) who goes medieval on full-breed vampires is an unholy mess: under lit, over-edited, with a glum star and about three too many story lines. Luckily, costars Parker Posey (as one of the undead) and Ryan Reynolds (as a vampire hunter) camp it up with relish. For all their mockery, the movie’s dead from the punctured neck up. (R; runs through Jan. 9)

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

(Comcast Free Movies) Lighthearted road movie about a trio of drag queens — Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo — effortlessly solving all the problems in a Midwestern boondock when their yellow Caddy breaks down there. Sanitized and unchallenging, it’s aimed right at the mainstream, and might succeed there on the strength of its warm, kicky performances. (PG-13; runs through Jan. 2)

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(Comcast Movie Collections: Just In) Though derivative of “Meet the Parents” and reliant on the usual clichés and platitudes, Tina Gordon Chism’s debut offers enough laughs, standout performances (from Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, and scene-stealing supporting actors), and unexpected wackiness to make it a good bet. It may at times lapse into dubious taste — what comedy these days doesn’t? — but its spunk and soft touch with racial and cultural issues prevail. (PG-13; runs through Jan. 10)

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