Andrew Niccol

‘The Host’ could have been an exploration of internal conflict, or a mystery that questions whether Melanie still exists in this body that once belonged to her. Unfortunately all is explained from the moment the movie begins, and we are left to trod the cinematic desert without a drop of tension to sustain us.


Justin Timberlake goes sci-fi in ‘In Time’ and Gus Van Sant showcases more young adults living with heavy problems in ‘Restless,’ this week on DVD and Blu-ray.