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This photo provided by Paramount Pictures shows, David Thewlis voices Michael Stone, left, and Jennifer Jason Leigh voices Lisa Hesselman, in the animated stop-motion film, "Anomalisa," by Paramount Pictures. The film opens in U.S. theaters in Jan. 2016. (Paramount Pictures via AP)

In this very R-rated stop-motion animated feature, scripted by Charlie Kaufman (writer of “Adaptation.” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) and co-directed by Kaufman and Duke Johnson, we spend one day with this sad sack narcissist on an overnight trip to Cincinnati. He’s there to give a lecture about his book, “How May I Help You Help Them,” a top selling manifesto on the art of customer service. It’s successful enough that people in the hotel recognize him immediately.


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This image provided by Dog Eat Dog Films shows director Michael Moore in a scene from his documentary, "Where to Invade Next." The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Feb. 12, 2016. (Dog Eat Dog Films via AP)

Here’s the plan: Moore himself will “invade” other countries to bring home what’s useful. The first “target” is Italy. “Have you ever noticed that Italians all look like they’ve just had sex?” Moore begins. In his opening camera shot, they sure do.


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This photo provided by Paramount Pictures shows, Will Ferrell, from left, as Brad Whitaker, Mark Wahlberg as Dusty Mayron and Linda Cardellini as Sara, in the film, "Daddy’s Home," from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures. (Patti Peret/Paramount Pictures via AP)

Will Ferrell is buttoned up, straight-laced and dutiful, a newlywed stepdad delighting in fatherhood. Mark Wahlberg is tough, edgy and mysterious, the birth father who disappeared. The film is about their battle for the kids’ affection, dad versus stepdad (also the film’s slogan).


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This photo provided by courtesy of  Twentieth Century Fox shows, Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald, in a scene from the film, "The Revenant," directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Jan. 8, 2016. (Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

“The Revenant” isn’t just showy about its audacity, it’s relentlessly chest-thumping. DiCaprio isn’t the film’s true star; it’s Inarritu’s camera. He never lets us forget it, not just in staggering one-takes but by allowing characters to look into the lens, sometimes even fogging it with their breath. “The Revenant” earns your admiration, only to lose it by continually insisting upon it.


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In this image released by Universal Pictures, Amy Poehler, left, and Tina Fey appear in a scene from the film, "Sisters." (K. C. Bailey/Universal Pictures via AP)

It’s a bumpy ride. While the tremendous wit and chemistry of Fey and Poehler is unquestionable, the big-screen meeting of the former “Weekend Update” hosts feels overwhelming mismatched. For starters, it’s hard to imagine either being from Orlando.


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