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A THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE(Encore on Comcast) A little too much Martin Lawrence (he’s producer, director, writer, and star) drags down this sometimes engaging romantic comedy that turns into a black “Fatal Attraction.’’ Lynn Whitfield is the one to watch as the updated Glenn Close - a sleek businesswoman who turns murderous when she learns Lawrence’s womanizing club manager has been two-timing her. (R; runs through Feb. 4)
ED(Encore on Comcast) This baseball comedy for kids is so audaciously goofy you’ve just got to surrender to it. Mickey Mantle’s chimpanzee (!) is acquired by a minor league team as a mascot, then becomes the team’s star third baseman. Ed is winningly played by some actors in an animatronic chimp suit; Matt LeBlanc is likable as his reluctant roommate, a hotshot farm-boy pitcher. (PG; runs through Feb. 4)
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