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August 26, 2009

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NEVER BEEN KISSED
(Comcast Movies and Events) Drew Barrymore stars in this romantic comedy that casts her as an undercover reporter who goes back to high school and gets the chance to relive her painful adolescence, this time without the humiliations and the zits. The sweetness of her smile tilts the film toward the romance in this romantic comedy, never a liability in a date movie. (PG-13; runs through Aug. 31)

LOVE DON’T COST A THING
(Comcast Movies and Events) There’s no need for this flat, thankless remake of 1987’s “Can’t Buy Me Love’’ as an “urban,’’ multiracial comedy. It tells exactly the same story (nerd bribes popular girl to make him popular, too) with less energy but far more people of color. The movie is hard to justify as entertainment and transparent as a work of opportunistic cultural politicking. (PG-13; runs through Aug. 31) WESLEY MORRIS

DRACULA
(Comcast Free Movies) John (“Saturday Night Fever’’) Badham directed this choppy, schizophrenic treatment of the legend but he’s saved by Frank Langella’s intelligent performance. Langella plays Dracula as a man in the throes of a midlife crisis. Had the film been more classically done, it could have been a beauty. (R; runs through Sept. 2)

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