Splice (R)


This promising sci-fi thriller loses steam in an underwhelming climax seemingly limited by budget. Co-writer/director Vincenzo Natali (Cube) presents biochemists Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) who insert Elsa’s DNA into an animal hybrid they’ve created. The film is under-designed to a fault and pitted with glaring plot holes. Still, Delphine Chanéac is mesmerizing as Dren, the adult hybrid.

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Everybody has an opinion on Dana White. Just bring up his name next time you are out on the town and see what happens. “Guy’s an idiot,” “ignorant loudmouth,” “super nice guy,” “one of the most real people in Vegas,” “totally down to earth” and the age-old classic, “asshole.” Those are just a few samples from people I encountered in the run-up to this interview, but one conclusion is clear: The jury is all over the place, except in the middle.