Matthew Lickona 8 p.m., Dec. 17
What’s slower than watching two guys paint broken lines down the center of a highway? This dramedy about a pair of equally dashed road workers (lead maintenance man Paul Rudd and his slumberish brother-in-law, Emile Hirsch) who combat boredom and isolation with petty bickering. Director David Gordon Green (*Snow Angels*, *Pineapple Express*) begins with the promise of a poetic, contemplative docudrama on recovery in the wake of Texas wildfires. The blood moon quickly sets; come the dawn and we’re left with little more than a pair of professional muggers to helm a narrative that quickly gives way to an accepted pissing contest between two loveless Peter Pans looking for belles to tinker with. The breathtaking nature footage coupled with a decision to cast earthy non-professionals in secondary roles can’t help but draw attention to the artificial nature of the lead performances. A remake of the Icelandic film, *Either Way, Prince Avalanche.* 2013.