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On Demand movie highlights

SUMMER HOURS

(Comcast Free Movies) Three adult siblings agree to sell their family’s sprawling country house. How nice to see Olivier Assayas working again in the warmer, earth tones of his younger self, the man of ‘‘Late August, Early September.’’ In French, with subtitles. (Unrated; runs through Dec. 31)

Wesley Morris

PAYCHECK ½

(Showtime on Comcast) A playful but tiresome John Woo flick, with Ben Affleck as an engineer trying to figure out what happened to his memory and his $92 million in stock options. Before the movie exasperates you, Woo delivers some entertaining Brian De Palma riffs and a hearty, if unsustainable, Hitchcock impersonation. With Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, and Paul Giamatti. (PG-13; runs through Jan. 15)

Wesley Morris

REAL STEEL

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(Showtime on Comcast) In some not-too-terribly-distant future, the public gathers to watch great big robots beat the screws out of each other, while we watch Hugh Jackman and a kid named Dakota Goyo play father and son with a lot of razzle-dazzle. They train an underdog robot. You know the rest. Yet you don’t know how entertaining the rest actually is until it’s happening to you. (PG; runs through Jan. 15)

Wesley Morris