On Demand movie highlights


(Showtime on Demand) Daniel Radcliffe searches some dense turn-of-the-19th-century fog for the source of off-screen sound effects. His character, an English lawyer, is sent to a dreary hamlet to settle a dead woman’s legal affairs. She might be gone, but something around her manse continues to create a racket. It’s the noise made by horror movies that have no idea how else to spook you. (PG-13; runs through March 31)

Wesley Morris


(Showtime on Demand) It has sex. It has drug smuggling. It has Ben Kingsley in a Russian accent. But the movie is nonsense, a thriller content to throw twists and peril around until something grabs you. Nothing does. Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer star as a couple who go from Beijing to Moscow via the Trans-Siberian Express. (R; runs through April 24)

Wesley Morris


(Starz on Comcast) Matt Damon and Henry Thomas play dispossessed Texas cowboys hoping to reconnect in Mexico with the things they love, including honor, the earth, and horses. It’s not terrible; some gorgeous visuals and Damon’s constant watchfulness are big pluses. Yet there’s no chemistry between Damon and Penelope Cruz, as the imperious rancher’s daughter he meets. In the end, the film fails to live even slightly up to Cormac McCarthy’s classic novel. (PG-13; runs through March 15)