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On Demand picks

October 15, 2010

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HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE
(Comcast Movies: All Movies) An uptight Korean-American investment banker and his Indian-American roommate, a slacker-stoner, search New Jersey on an epic odyssey for hamburgers. Silliness is the movie’s only ambition, but there’s something mind-blowing about seeing a fratty comedy through two pairs of Asian-American eyes. (R; runs through Oct. 25) WESLEY MORRIS

FAME
(Comcast Movies: All Movies) In this sugarless update of the 1980 movie, innocent songs and unsuspecting dance routines are hacked to bits. Like its predecessor, the 2009 edition is also set at a performing arts high school where a clan of fresh young faces descend for four years of, of — well, that’s part of the problem. We don’t know if these kids have talent or not. I’m gonna live forever? Not this time. (PG; runs through Oct. 25) WESLEY MORRIS

FLASHDANCE
(Comcast Movies: All Movies) Boasting high-powered dance scenes, a cooking soundtrack, and a sensitive debut by Jennifer Beals, this campy story about a would-be Pittsburgh dancer is glib but entertaining. (R; runs through Oct. 25)