Five Minutes of Heaven ★★½
(Comcast Free Movies) Two Irishmen — the brother of a Catholic killed in 1975 and the Protestant who murdered him — are brought together on a TV show for a reconciliation that’s not
easily coming. A solid beginning gives way to schematic writing and busy acting, especially from James Nesbitt as the brother.
Liam Neeson plays the penitent killer. (unrated; runs through Sept. 18)
Shark Tale ★½
(HBO on Comcast) “Finding Nemo” remixed for urban hit radio and without any of the charm. A hip-hop playa-fish (voice of Will Smith) is mistaken for a shark killer and has to live up to his
image when the Great White Mafiosi (led by Robert De Niro) come calling. Manic, lazily written, and surprisingly ugly, it’s a pretty ick-thyological experience. Featuring the voices of Renée
Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, and many others.
(PG; runs through Sept. 23)
(Comcast Free Movies) This Australian war movie shouts its patriotism from the halls of Perth to the shores of Gallipoli. However, the well-worn theme and the abundance of clichés do not diminish the film’s sincerity or concern for character. It’s not great art, but it’s fantastic entertainment. (PG; runs through Sept. 24)