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Cloud Atlas

It’s been a long time since I’ve wanted to throw things at the screen as much as I did at the end of Cloud Atlas.

Safety Not Guaranteed

With one foot in mumblecore and the other in Saturday Night Live, this modest comedy with a soft sci-fi edge has been scoring strong reviews around the country. Many of those writers are openly enamored of Aubrey Plaza, who plays the sullen April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation, in a leading role written for her. I confess to not being a fan: She reminds me of a taller, snarkier Ellen Page, and while she is undeniably attractive, she has a tone of voice that makes everything she says sound like “Whatever.”

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