THE ALLNIGHTER Spr 2004
|Subtitles:||The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC|
The evening kicks off with the Coen brothers romantic comedy Intolerable Cruelty starring George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Miles Massey (Clooney), a successful divorce lawyer, meets his nemesis; a cynical, beautiful gold-digger. He defeats her in court, but she then asks him to validate her next marriage with the unbreakable Massey pre-nuptial agreement, which ensures she gets nothing no matter what happens to the marriage. Her fiancé is a rich buffoon, Massey is baffled, until her wedding day when her plan becomes clear. Naturally, he falls for her, but how can two arch manipulators ever trust each other?
The second film of the evening is Happy Gilmore starring Adam Sandler. After failing to make the hockey team, Happy Gilmore is forced to take up the "sport" of golf to make enough money to pay off his mother's I.R.S. debts. He wins the first tournament and is admitted into the P.G.A. Once he gets there, his wild antics help give the sport of golf both a bad name, and great ratings. More than a few people stand in his way. Especially the current golf champion, Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald).
The Third film will be our anticipated mystery film. Over the years the WSC All Nighter has had a wide variety of different and exciting mystery films, including 'The Fighting Temptations', 'Plunkett & Macleane', 'Kiss of the Dragon', 'Thirteen Days' and not forgetting the remarkable 'E.T 20th Anniversary'! Over the years the Films and Admin officers have used every possible technique to secure a fantastic All Nighter film for you.
The fourth film of the evening is the action thriller Hollywood Homicide starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. When not solving murders in Tinseltown, Detective Joe Gavilan and his rookie partner Kasey Calden both moonlight in other fields: Gavilan sells real estate (poorly), and Calden aspires to become an actor (Brando, namely). Assigned to the vicious in-club slaying of a promising young rap act, the two detectives delve into the recording industry where they hope to find answers.
The penultimate movie is the action thriller Swordfish starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry. When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation codenamed SWORDFISH in 1986, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; fifteen years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by the duplicitious and suave Gabriel Shear (Travolta), wants the money to help finance their vengeance war against international terrorism, but it's all locked behing a sophisticated computer security system. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson (Jackmann) to slice into the government mainframes and get the money.
If you make it this far through the night then our final film is the Steven Spielberg classic Jurassic Park based on the novel by Michael Crichton. On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening the attraction to the public, he invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park -- and help calm anxious investors. However, their park visit is anything but tranquil as the park's security system breaks down and the prehistoric creatures break out...
Screenings of this film:
|2003/2004 Spring Term – (35mm)|