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MOVIE REVIEW: Splice (2010)

Splice opens with a moment of ominous creation...the viewer knows this based on the background music playing over the opening credits (a series of veins bulging across pale skin to spell out cast and crew). In a Toronto lab, genetic engineers Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody, who looks physically wounded at having been cast) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley, seemingly wondering if this role will kill her career) act as midwives to a hybrid lifeform (dubbed "Ginger") looking like a cross between the monstrous puddlinglike offspring in David Lynch's Eraserhead and a phallic tumor from David Cronenberg's The Brood. [...]

June 4, 2010 // 2 Comments