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On Demand movie highlights

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada½

(Starz on Comcast) Tommy Lee Jones’s feature-directing debut is a tough, observant little modern western with touches of allegory rolling about like tumbleweeds. Set on the Texas border, it concerns a cowpoke (Jones), a tightly wound US border patrolman (Barry Pepper), and the body of the title Mexican immigrant (Julio Cesar Cedillo). With Melissa Leo and Dwight Yoakam. In English and Spanish, with subtitles. (R; runs through Jan. 31)

Epic

(Comcast Movie Collections: Just In) This fantastical great-outdoors adventure from the “Ice Age” animators is pretty and agreeable, but would need to engage us far more powerfully for that hyperbolic title to fit. The story adapts a William Joyce picture book, but “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” furnishes the more prevalent narrative cues as teen-with-problems Amanda Seyfried winds up magically miniaturized. She finds herself in a veritable enchanted forest filled with “Leaf Men” micro-soldiers guarding against Christoph Waltz’s decay-spreading villain. (PG; runs through Jan. 25)

Hotel Transylvania½

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(Starz on Comcast) Adam Sandler voices Dracula as a fretful father sheltering his daughter (Selena Gomez) from humans. He builds his monster resort as an elaborate means to that end, but complications ensue when they’re visited by a backpacker (Andy Samberg). Some might say there isn’t enough that’s fresh, even if every generation of trick-or-treaters deserves its monster mash. Still, there’s likable energy throughout, and smart touches add up. (PG; runs through Feb. 6)

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