MST3K IN MARCH (FREE!): 516-ALIEN IN LA / 411-THE MAGIC SWORD

Time once again for some FREE MST3K episodes at the HOLLYWOOD Library!  We hope you'll be able to join us on Saturday, March 16th at 12:30 for 2 episodes of our favorite cowtown puppet show.  Our theme this month: SUCCESSFULLY INCOMPETENT FANTASY FILMS.

What is it about the Fantasy genre that makes filmmakers lose their collective minds?  Do they say, "Hey, this is FANTASY, you guys!  It doesn't HAVE to make any logical sense or build character motivation or have a plot structure or ANY of that HARD stuff!  Pass me the cocaine!"  Well, we have 2 great instances of that coming up:

First off is episode 516-ALIEN FROM L.A. starring the tremendously talented and subtle Kathy Ireland.  She falls down a hole and goes into some bizarre Australian hidden society filled to the brim with actors and lighting from the '80s.  Despite the fact that Ms Ireland is an extremely beautiful woman, she looks like complete hell during most of it's running time, and talks with an extremely annoying voice, leading you to wonder if anybody actually WATCHED the film before it was released.  Mike, Tom & Crow will guide you safely through this shoals of this slice of dumb from the brain trust at Cannon Films - the folks who definitively wrecked the Superman franchise.

Next up at 3 PM is episode 411-THE MAGIC SWORD!  From the mind of MST regular Burt I. Gordon (THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN), a young hero must journey through a mystical land to rescue a fair princess abducted by a cruel villain.  (Yes, I KNOW that's the plot of Super Mario Brothers, but it's also this movie as well.)  Inexplicably, Crow becomes completely infatuated with Estelle Winwood, who plays a witch of some kind, and he sings a song in tribute to her.  The movie really isn't THAT awful, compared to MONSTER A-GO-GO or MANOS, and the riffing from Joel and the Bots is top notch.

It's all getting started at 12:30 PM at the HOLLYWOOD branch of the Multnomah Library System on Saturday, March 16th.  Please bring some snacks to share if you wish, and thank you in advance!  See you there!

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  • Cady S.

    I had fun; I only wish I could have stayed for The Magic Sword. See you all next time!

    March 17, 2013

    • Mr S.

      Glad you had a good time! Thanks for coming, and we'll see you at the next one! Take care...

      March 17, 2013

  • Mr S.

    Great turnout for St Patty's day weekend! Thanks to everybody who resisted the beautiful Saturday outdoors to spend time with us indoors... and to everybody who couldn't make it, hope to see you soon! And a huge thanks to all who brought snacks - they were yummy. :)

    March 17, 2013

  • Cady S.

    I will be there after I hit the Hollywood Farmer's Market (good thing I have cooler bags)

    March 15, 2013

    • Mr S.

      Sounds good! Sounds like we're going to have a good turnout - see you then!

      March 16, 2013

  • Juan Dominick W.

    I'll be late. At a work meeting until noon in Tualitan, but will be there in time for the second film. :-)

    March 14, 2013

    • Mr S.

      Very good - we'll see you there, Juan!

      March 16, 2013

  • Jill

    Finally I'm not working all day. I'll be there for the second one ep. Woot!

    March 14, 2013

    • Mr S.

      Yay! See you then, Jill...

      March 16, 2013

  • Seth B.

    i am performing at a st. pattys fundraiser that day. but please keep me informed about ant mst3k events. thanks!

    March 11, 2013

    • Mr S.

      No problem - look for more events in April and May!

      1 · March 16, 2013

  • Leslie

    was it an accident you planned a Kathy Ireland film the day before Saint Patrick's Day? Now I have to bring green snacks.

    March 11, 2013

    • Mr S.

      Great idea, Leslie! It wasn't planned, but it's a happy accident. :)

      March 11, 2013

  • Gary M.

    Eager to attend!

    March 10, 2013

  • Rashas

    However, it depends on which weekend day my hiking partner is free.

    March 4, 2013

  • Molly

    I'll bring my Mistie roommate!

    February 11, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Swordplay, intrigue, and dull surprise: wouldn't miss it!

    February 10, 2013

  • David H

    I may miss the first round, but should be there in time for Magic Sword.

    February 8, 2013

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