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On Demand movie highlights

THE BAXTER ½

(Showtime on Comcast) Michael Showalter’s movie is about the kind of man dumped in a classic romantic comedy so the two bigger stars can be together. The dumpee here, played by Showalter himself, is an accountant, and the women in his life include Elizabeth Banks and a sweet and feeling Michelle Williams. The film’s conceit is clever, but it’s also a self-consciously arch work of hipsterism. (PG-13; runs through April 2)

OPEN RANGE

(Starz on Comcast) This Kevin Costner movie is a revenge picture in which two cowboys (Costner and Robert Duvall) go after the despotic landowner. This is as persuasive as Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” and most of its taciturnity, philosophical sheen, and climactic bravado are borrowed from that movie. The great cast includes Annette Bening, Diego Luna, Michael Gambon, and Michael Jeter. (R; runs through April 11)

THIRTEEN

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(Encore on Comcast) Catherine Hardwicke’s overheated drama about an LA girl gone bad (Evan Rachel Wood) will resonate with parental fears of the monster movie lurking within every teen rebellion. Hardwicke wrote the script with costar Nikki Reed, and if the film isn’t interested in perspective, it does get to the mad heart of adolescence. (R; runs through June 6)

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