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DOUBT(Encore on Comcast) John Patrick Shanley’s 2004 play about a nun, a priest, and the unseemly accusation that puts them at each other’s throats is now a movie that virtually doubles as a horror film. As the nun, Meryl Streep pulls out all the stops. If only she’d left some in. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis. (PG-13; runs through Aug. 19) WESLEY MORRIS
40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS(Encore on Comcast) Josh Hartnett’s San Francisco Webmeister vows to give up sex for Lent, then meets the girl of his dreams in this one-joke comedy that goes on about 38 days and 38 nights too long. There are a few funny lines, and the cast supplies abundant energy. Hartnett’s real problem isn’t that he must go without sex, but that he’s forced to go without direction. To this point a stranger to comic timing, he’s mostly locked into an expression that blends consternation and constipation in equal — and equally inadequate — parts. (R; runs through Aug. 12)
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