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ALMOST HEROES

(Encore on Comcast) Chris Farley and Matthew Perry pair up as Bartholomew Hunt and Leslie Edwards, trackers in 1804 racing Lewis and Clark across the Western frontier. Director Christopher Guest balances Farley’s over-the-top physical comedy with Perry’s more restrained style in this sweet but forgettable film, Farley’s last. (PG-13; runs through May 3)

TELLING YOU

(Showtime on Comcast) This story of recent college grads working in their hometown pizza parlor could have been “The Little Chill” for 20-somethings discovering adulthood, but it isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Unfortunately the screenwriters don’t know what story they want to tell; the result is a script that says a whole lot about nothing. (R; runs through May 8)

THE MIGHTY

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(Showtime on Comcast) An affecting fable in which a deformed whiz kid and a traumatized hulk somehow bond and become a formidable twosome. Kieran Culkin and Eldon Henson play the misfits, Kevin and Max, while a deglamorized Sharon Stone plays the small yet pivotal role of Kevin’s fiercely loving mom. (PG-13; runs through March 13)

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