|August - Curse of the
|September - Planes,
Trains and Automobiles
Wait Until Dark
2019 line-up for
Tuesday, December 5, 2019 -7pm
Hillsdale Public Library
509 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to view SF and
other genre related films.
It's that time of year again! It's a Chris Christmas! This year's happy
holiday selection - according to the Chris Christmas meter - is the
dark fantasy comedy Krampus (2015).
While the holiday season represents the most magical time of year,
ancient European folklore warns of Krampus, a horned beast who
punishes naughty children at Christmastime. When dysfunctional
family squabbling causes young Max (Emjay Anthony) to lose his
festive spirit, it unleashes the wrath of the fearsome demon. As
Krampus lays siege to the Engel home, mom (Toni Collette), pop
(Adam Scott), sister (Stefania LaVie Owen) and brother must band
together to save one another from a monstrous fate.
|Wait Until Dark (1967)
Our theme of darkness was well represented by Wait Until Dark, a 1967 thriller starring
Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna and Jack Weston. Arkin, Crenna and Weston are
shady characters after a doll that Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. was accidentally given. The doll
contains heroin which they are desperate to obtain. The doll winds up in the hands of
Zimbalist's wife, played by Audrey Hepburn's. Hepburn's character is blind. Her darkness of
vision and the darkness of the souls of the criminals lend themselves to a tense, well done
film. The movie holds up quite well. Conversation continued at a nearby eatery.
|Free Enterprise (1999)
Thanks to George, we showed Free Enterprise with William Shatner. Shatner tells two
fledging filmmakers that he wants to do Julius Caesar - where he plays all of the parts! Fun
evening, fun movie. Conversation continued at a nearby restaurant.
|A Look Ahead Into 2020 Line-up
Romancing the Stone
Crazy Rich Asians
Jurassic Park III
The Invisible Man