On Demand movie highlights


(Comcast Movie Collections: Just In) A fond tribute to the perseverance of the surfer Jay Moriarty, who, at 16, scaled a 50-foot-wave off the coast of Santa Cruz, Calif. In order to arrive at the great surfing you have to put up with a family movie of aggravating blandness. You have to really believe in messianic innocence and by-the-numbers screenwriting. With Gerard Butler and Elisabeth Shue. Directed, improbably, by Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson. (PG; runs through July 26)

Wesley Morris


(Comcast Free Movies) In Mike Nichols’s darkly witty take on the werewolf legend, it’s not just Jack Nicholson who’s showing the effects of that magic bite — his whole world has gone feral. Nicholson gives a beautifully layered performance as a haughty book editor straddling the line between exhilaration at his new powers and terror at the new places they take him. (R; runs through May 17)



(Comcast Free Movies) A comedy about a trio of drag queens (played by Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo) tracing a carefree path through the Midwestern boondocks when their yellow Caddy inauspiciously breaks down. Geared toward a mainstream audience, the film is buoyed by a bunch of warm, kicky performances. (PG-13; runs through May 24)

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