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THE CRAZIES ★★★

(Encore on Comcast) An unexpectedly solid remake of George Romero’s almost-forgotten 1973 horror movie, about what happens to a small town when a top-secret government bio-weapon gets into the water supply. (Check the title.) It does what an exploitation movie should do: Gets in, scares you silly, and gets out, all while playing fair by the audience. (R; runs through March 8) TY BURR

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 ★★★ ½

(Comcast Movies: All Movies) The beloved franchise comes to a close after a decade of movies and 14 years of page-turning. It’s an exhausting, exhilarating experience, good enough to survive the unnecessary 3-D and flawed only in its march to a predetermined end. There’s terrific pop storytelling in this movie, but there are surprisingly few surprises, and that hurts more than one might wish. (PG-13; runs through April 11) TY BURR

BLOW DRY ★★

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(Encore on Comcast) An overextended comedy of reconciliation centered on a British hairstyling Olympics in Yorkshire. More formulaic than suspenseful, and too manipulative to give the characters a chance to grow, it nevertheless has its moments, thanks to Alan Rickman, the late Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths, and especially Josh Hartnett and Rachael Leigh Cook, who provide freshness as young lovers. (R; runs through April 1)

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