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Movie Review

‘Host’ is at least more inviting than ‘Twilight’

In the movies, no one can hear Stephenie Meyer write.

This turns out to be a huge plus for “The Host,” the cinematic sci-fi romance that has been winnowed down from Meyer’s 625-page heavy-breather and ably fit into just over two hours of movie by writer-director Andrew Niccol. Niccol has been into the future before, with 1997’s “Gattaca” and 2011’s “In Time,” and he knows how to bring a modicum of smarts to a slab of deep purple.

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