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MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND(Comcast Movies: All Movies) Why is a movie with Uma Thurman fighting New York City crime in heels and a beret not bigger fun? Oh, that’s right: Because she’s crazy. Thurman plays a superhero whose new boyfriend (Luke Wilson) dumps her because she’s too needy and possessive. This is a dude’s one-way fantasy tinged with an element of fear. Having killed Bill, Thurman, sadly, must now be cut down to size. (PG-13; runs through Aug. 5)
THE SCORE(TMC on Comcast) Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Marlon Brando kick a retro heist movie around as if it were a soccer ball. It’s an acting slugfest as De Niro’s wary safecracker, Norton’s cocky inside man, and Brando’s loose-cannon fence play flavorfully off one another. The film’s Montreal settings and obvious affection for jazz add to its charm and its vintage feel. (R; runs through Aug. 5)
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