This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman, Tuva Novotny, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez in a scene from “Annihilation.” (Peter Mountain/Paramount Pictures/Skydance via AP)

Reeling it in: Lots to think about in ‘Annihilation’

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“Why don’t ya cut out the jester routine and get down to some serious investigative reporting?”

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