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On Demand movie highlights

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

(Starz on Comcast) Woody Allen’s 41st feature film is a sweet-natured trifle, as flavorful and as thin as a crepe. It stars Owen Wilson as Gil Pender, a hack Hollywood screenwriter and struggling novelist who takes a series of late-night walks while visiting Paris and finds himself transported back to the expatriate era of the 1920s. There Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates) holds court for such buzzing luminosities as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Tim Hiddleston and Alison Pill), Ernest Hemingway (Corey Stoll), Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and so forth. . . . That they’re all caricatures, as cartoony as a great-author drawing on a PBS book-bag, doesn’t really matter. (PG-13; runs through March 15)

BRÜNO

(Starz on Comcast) Brüno [is a] flamboyantly attired nincompoop Austrian journalist who comes to America seeking fame by every means necessary. That includes throwing his crotch at the camera and trying to shoot a sex video with an understandably terrified Ron Paul. . . . With luck, shrewd manipulation, and a beguiling performance from Cohen, “Borat’’ discovered a contemptuous jingoistic streak in good people. “Brüno’’ is a more confrontational affair: It wants to expose America’s homophobia, although calling this movie a work of activism is like calling Spam food. (R; runs through June 1)

THE BOURNE SUPREMACY

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(Starz on Comcast) It has little to do with Robert Ludlum’s novels other than the premise — amnesiac ex-CIA hit man keeps coming up against his past — but this terse, tight, impressively smart sequel to “The Bourne Identity” continues to revive the old Cold War spy genre for a new century of international anxiety. Paul Greengrass (”Bloody Sunday”) directs; Matt Damon stars and plays Bourne without an ounce of movie-star fat. (PG-13; runs through July 19)

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