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"Intouchables," "Hysteria" give off pleasant, safe vibrations

Independent cinema has grown wildly in popularity. It's become the place to see new, unique stories and feel emotions normally screen-tested out of most mainstream films. "The Intouchables" and "Hysteria," currently playing at the Downer and Oriental Theatre respectively, are about as edgy as a marshmallow. But, like a marshmallow, they're both enjoyable as light, fluffy filler.

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