Film Screening 9th June, 2001

Poster for The 6th Day

The 6th Day 

8:00 PM, 9th June, 2001
No Guests

  • M
  • 123 mins
  • 2000
  • Roger Spottiswoode
  • Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Goldwyn, Robert Duvall

Finally another one of those fantastic Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi movies! Arnie plays Adam Gibson, a family man and a helicopter pilot who is charted to fly Michael Drucker (Goldwin), a corporate man who owns Replacement Technologies. The company is engaged in cloning of species to help repopulate the planet's fisheries, provide pet clones and the like. Suspicion abounds around the companies' head doctor (Duvall) who is believed to be experimenting with human cloning. The helicopter flight crashes, Gibson makes a remarkable escape only to find that when he returns home, he is confronted with a clone of himself. This is one of Arnie's more interesting films of late, in that the plot is stronger than the action sequences that accompany it. This film is definitely worth watching if only as a 'what-if' scenario, let alone the relatively interesting script, a good performance from Arnie and the accompanying actors.

Arne Baek-Hansen

Poster for Bats


10:13 PM, 9th June, 2001

  • M
  • 91 mins
  • 1999
  • Louis Morneau
  • John Logan
  • Lou Diamond Phillips, Dina Meyer

Think Arachnophobia. Now tear the legs off the spiders and add wings and TA-DAA Bats! Well i's a bit more in depth than that, not much, but a bit. This is the story of how things go wrong when a huge number of genetically altered killer bats are released. Sounds obvious not to let killer bats loose but some people can really surprise you. This is pretty much a basic horror movie, but there are a few surprises, bats for one. And Lou Diamond Phillips for another. Which is more frightening, I'm not sure as many of the shots of the bats don't should I put it, well real (and then there are some shots of Lou...). Bats is very simple and for this reason quite entertaining. It is not un-enjoyable, but for all the wrong reasons. I'm suggesting you see it for the fact that some of the bats look so damn funny, but hey you've already joined so come along.

Steven Cain