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Movie stars: A look at what’s in theaters

New releases

½ Butter Jennifer Garner (who co-produced) gives a shrill performance as an ambitious, God-fearing Iowa power-wife in a butter-sculpting contest. The film wants to be an Alexander Payne-style social satire, but it falls flat at almost every opportunity. The ensemble cast includes Olivia Wilde, Ty Burrell, and Hugh Jackman, all flailing. (90 min., R) (Ty Burr)

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