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Capsules by Michael Sragow. Full reviews are at baltimoresun.com/movies.

City of Ember: ** 1/2 ( 2 1/2 STARS) The builders of the subterranean city of Ember wanted humanity to survive an unspecified apocalypse. Two hundred years later, though, the city is falling apart, and only the intrepid young Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway) and his alert, nimble friend Lina Mayfleet (Saoirse Ronan) intend to escape its slow death and discover whether it's true that outside Ember, all is darkness. It may sound irretrievably gloomy and doomy, but it boasts a loony originality that grows on you. The director, Gil Kenan, who made the computer-animated hit Monster House, gives Ember itself a...

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