Television

On Demand movie highlights

The Perks of Being a Wallflower½

(Showtime on Comcast) Author Stephen Chbosky adapts and directs his young adult cult novel into a moving, if visually drab, portrait of unhappy teens finding sustenance in each other. It’s frank enough to shock the parents but also genuinely and uniquely kind to all its characters. With Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson making a credible move beyond Hogwarts. (PG-13; runs through Dec. 6)

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It Might Get Loud ½

(Starz on Comcast) The director of ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth,’’ Davis Guggenheim, rounds up the rock guitarists Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White to talk to one another about their instruments and jam together. To flesh out this ‘‘summit,’’ as the movie calls it, Guggenheim follows each man to wherever he might go. (PG; runs through Aug. 31)

Broadway Idiot ½

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(Comcast Movie Collection: Just In) The title is all too accurate, as this documentary about the stage adaptation of Green Day’s 2004 album, “American Idiot,” consists of a litany of gushy, self-congratulatory bromides from band leader Billie Joe Armstrong and director Michael Mayer. The show itself got good reviews, but you’d never know it from this PR barrage devoid of insight into the conflicts and triumphs of the creative process. (Unrated; runs through Dec. 12)

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