Television

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(Showtime on Comcast) A comedy set at a high school for born-again Christians, Brian Dannelly’s film has the satiric dialogue of “Election” but the soul of an afterschool special. The cast makes good before the formula kicks in: Jena Malone as a girl whose faith is tested; Macaulay Culkin as her sardonic, wheelchair-bound friend; Mandy Moore as his Mean Girl sister; and — best of all — Eva Amurri as the school’s agnostic riot girl. (PG-13; runs through Feb. 13)

Ty Burr

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — PART I

(Showtime on Comcast) The turgid, over-edited, anti-erotic cautionary fantasy is two movies away from bringing down the curtain on the human-loves-a-vampire series. Here, Edward marries Bella, and the instant outcome of their honeymoon is a pregnancy with the power to rock the world. The movie, directed by Bill Condon, has whiffs of glee and passion but scarcely enough to make you laugh intentionally or swoon. (PG-13; runs through March 9)

Wesley Morris

COLD SOULS

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(Starz on Comcast) Paul Giamatti plays a depressed actor named Paul Giamatti, who has his soul removed. Sophie Barthes’s comedy could have coasted on that joke. Instead, it finds a better one in a Russian black market for souls. With David Strathairn and the intriguing Dina Korzun as a Russian soul mule. (PG-13; runs through May 1)

Wesley Morris

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