2017 line-up for
|Robot Monster (1953) B&W film
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
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.
Earthlings flee from the Ro-Man, a martian in a gorilla suit with
a diving helmet.
Robot Monster may well be the worst science fiction film ever
made (Plan 9 From Outer Space is its main competition for that
dubious honor), but that doesn't mean that it isn't fun to watch.
Filmed in an eye-straining 3D process, this curious melange
takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. So what better way to
watch a movie like this than view the MST3000 version for a
May's selection, Hollywoodland, was a hit with viewers. The month's theme of "dress for
success" and how we associate certain things with clothes/costumes, was well met with this
film. Hollywoodland is about how television's Superman, George Reeves, died - or, more
specifically, the theories surrounding his death. Did his girlfriend "accidently" kill him, the
mob or did he commit suicide? All scenarios are depicted in the film. Adrien Brody, Diane
Lane, Ben Affleck and Bob Hoskins were all very good. Only one of our many attendees had
seen the film previously (and he didn't remember much about it). The iconic and well known
costume of Superman matches May's theme. Good selection. Audience enjoyed the movie.
Fun continued at the Ridge Diner. Interesting evening.