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On Demand movie highlights

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.

(HBO on Comcast) Poised between the classic Hollywood screwball and pretty good network-television situation comedy, but very much a summer movie, this in many ways is a romantic blockbuster. The title’s period and two commas could easily be exclamation points, since just about everything in this movie, about people breaking up and getting together, is absurdly overstated. With Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, and Emma Stone. (PG-13; runs through May 20)

RED TAILS

(HBO on Comcast) George Lucas produced this action movie about Tuskegee Airmen stationed in Italy during World War II. This is a story people have been waiting decades to see, so it’s no fun feeling obliged to run out and go to a movie that isn’t very good. It means well, but it’s too basic to be rousing or even heartening. With Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Terrence Howard. (PG-13; runs through May 20)

BOY A ½

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(Comcast Free Movies) It comes frustratingly close to succeeding as tragedy. A meek young Englishman named Jack (Andrew Garfield) is released from prison and relocated to Manchester, England, after serving time for his part in murder committed as a boy. The filmmakers then introduce more string-pulling symbolism than a movie this inherently sad ever needs. (R; runs through May 21)

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