Star Trek Into Darkness
As I Lay Dying
It just seems like a bunch of actors playing dress-up.
| Original Score: 2/5
Everybody flirts with everyone else as director John Irvin pours on a level of shopping-mall-gift-shop-kitsch that would shame Wayne Newton.
| Original Score: 0/4
Better than it might have been yet still a definite letdown, a literary B-side turned into something not awful, just forgettable.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Ms. Suvari's Catherine is so extravagantly monstrous that Mr. Huston's David, who provides a desultory narration, comes across as an inert nonentity.
Vet British helmer John Irvin's mannered, bloodless and appallingly thesped filmization of Hemingway's posthumous novel, though unlikely to set the author rolling in his grave, may still have viewers rolling in the aisles.
The resulting sangria cocktail is mild, unchallenging, and kinda dull.