On Demand movie highlights


(HBO on Comcast) Matt Damon spends this sci-fi romance with Emily Blunt running from a mysterious agency trying to keep them apart. Whether this movie works for you largely depends on whether you’re willing to work for it. To which I say: Bring your gym clothes. Damon and Blunt are good together but to what end? Taken rather pointlessly by the writer and director George Nolfi from a short story by Philip K. Dick. (PG-13; runs through Feb. 28)

Wesley Morris


(HBO on Comcast) Just about everybody from ‘‘The Fast and the Furious’’ installments one through four drops in on Rio de Janeiro to steal some cars, take down a dirty local tycoon, and obliterate everything possible. The choicest objet de rampage is a 4-ton vault cabled to two cars. It’s a weapon of crass destruction. Which means this is perhaps the most honest — and fun — Hollywood movie of 2011. With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson. (PG-13; runs through March 12)

Wesley Morris


(Comcast Movie Collections: Just In) Kevin James’s latest collaboration with director Frank Coraci (“Zookeeper”) is a formulaic comedy about a Boston teacher who takes up mixed martial arts to combat budget cuts at his school. The result is a lean (get a look at its newly slimmed star), mean (get a look at that star being pummeled), ultimate-fighting machine that delivers repeated blows — to the abdomen, to the head, and to the groin, but not often enough to the funny bone. Real-life UFC icon Bas Rutten steals the show. (PG; runs through May 26)

Janice Page