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THE BEAVER

(Showtime on Comcast) Mel Gibson plays a severely depressed CEO who finds a mangy brown hand-puppet in the trash, puts it on, and proceeds to let it take over his life. The most provocative aspect of the whole thing is the adult-movie title. The film itself is alternately fascinating and dull, though mostly the latter. Jodie Foster directed this movie (her third), which Kyle Killen wrote, and cast herself as Gibson’s wife. (PG-13; runs through Nov. 27)

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL

(Comcast Free Movies) Mike Newell’s bubbly romantic comedy about a commitment-shy Londoner (Hugh Grant) distressed by the fact that all his friends seem to be getting married — and then knocked head over heels by an American (Andie MacDowell) he meets at one of the weddings. (R; runs through Nov. 28)

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(Starz on Comcast) Laughs battle formula, and laughs win, thanks to the ability of Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal to reinvent mob cliches in comic terms. De Niro is hilarious as a Gotti-like godfather subject to panic attacks who strongarms Crystal’s shrink into curing him. Crystal uncorks a few nice surprises of his own, and Joe Viterelli is a plus as De Niro’s concerned lieutenant. (R; runs through Nov. 29)

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