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ON DEMAND PICKS

On demand picks

FUNNY PEOPLE ★★

(Comcast Movie Collections: Movies Under $3) Bad-boy comedy maestro Judd Apatow has decided he has something important to say: Being funny is no fun. Adam Sandler is excellent as a nasty Hollywood star with a fatal disease, but at 2 1/2 hours, “People’’ is two movies, neither very good. (R; runs through April 2) TY BURR

PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE ★★★

(Comcast Movie Collections: Movies Under $3) Gone are the epic San Fernando Valley metaphysics of “Boogie Nights’’ and “Magnolia’’ - Paul Thomas Anderson has smaller fish to fry. An off-kilter, deeply touching comedy of eros, the movie stars Adam Sandler as a manchild backing into a romance with the slightly more worldly Emily Watson. Brilliantly, Sandler plays the part as he would any of his comic dolts, but with all the panicky sadness on the surface. (R; runs through April 2) TY BURR

BEE MOVIE ★★★

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(Comcast Movie Collections: Family Movie Night) Jerry Seinfeld made an animated family film - maybe you’ve heard? Surprise: While the movie’s not remotely close to Pixar standards, the vibe is loose-limbed and fluky, and the gags have an extra snap that’s recognizably Seinfeldian. It’s set in a shiny-happy version of Jerry’s Upper West Side; there’s no Soup Nazi here, but there is a Honey Nazi, and he is us. Featuring the voices of Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, and Matthew Broderick. (PG; runs through April 2)

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