All-night movie marathon

2009-09-18 00:00

CAN you pull an all-nighter playing games and watching four movies in a row, followed by a slap-up breakfast? If the answer’s yes, then head down to Ster-Kinekor Scottsville and Musgrave in Durban tomorrow for a monster movie marathon.

The 5FM Movie Marathon — in association with Ster-Kinekor Theatres, Student Village and Power Play — will be taking place from 9 pm on Saturday to 10 am on Sunday.

And those taking part will be able to see Taking of Pelham 123, which opens in Durban cinemas today, and three movies which are only going on circuit later this month — The Ugly Truth, Final Destination 4 and August.

The Taking of Pelham 123 is British director Tony Scott’s remake of the 1974 thriller about a group of men who hijack a subway train and demand a hefty ransom for the release of the passengers. Oscar-winner Denzel Washington plays the dispatcher who sets out to foil their plan, while John Travolta plays the chief baddie.

Final Destination 4 is the latest instalment in the hit horror series and tells the story of Nick O’Bannon (Bobby Campo), who has a premonition of tragedy and disaster at a motor racing event, which then becomes a reality. He and his friends have to figure out how to cheat death before they, too, reach their final destination.

The Ugly Truth is a romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl as a television talk show producer who fails dismally in the romance stakes. When a special correspondent (Gerard Butler) is brought on board to rescue her show with a segment about what makes men tick, he presses all the wrong buttons.

August stars Josh Hartnett as an aggressive dot-com entrepreneur trying to keep his company afloat and his personal life intact in the midst of the “dot-bomb” market crash.

So, why not grab a bunch of your mates and head down to one of these sites for an all-night-long pyjama party. In fact, if you have the courage to rock up in your jammies, you stand in line to win great prizes.

To secure your free seat, call ­TicketLine at 082 16789. Tickets are issued on a first-come-first-served basis.

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