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No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

In 2007, the Coen Brothers (aka Joel and Ethan) took home a veritable booty of Oscar gold for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, an adaptation that had them spinning Cormac McCarthy’s grim, darkly funny novel into an often unbearably tense, blood-soaked, highly cinematic modern Western. This story of a Vietnam vet who stumbles upon a drug deal gone horribly awry – dead bodies, $2 million dollars cash, and a hoard of heroin in the empty Texas desert – is bolstered by powerful lead performances from Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Violent, poetic, gripping, thrilling and blackly funny: that’ll be the Coens doing what they do best then. Now with added humanity.” (Empire Magazine)

“The Coens squeeze us without mercy in a vise of tension and suspense, but only to force us to look into an abyss of our own making.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

Sunday, August 2
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Wednesday, August 5
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007 / 122 mins / 18A) While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell, an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

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Trainspotting (1996)

Trainspotting (1996)

“Choose life… But why would I want to do a thing like that?” Not only did Danny Boyle manage to put Irvine Welsh‘s “unadaptable” novel ‘Trainspotting’ on celluloid, but he did it with such kinetic, frenetic and phenomenally stylish aplomb that he also managed to craft one of the 90s most singularly defining films –… Continue Reading

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a starter home. Choose dental insurance, leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose your future. But why would anyone want to do a thing like that? Set against the backdroup of a group of friends ensconced in late 1980s Edinburgh’s kinetic, underground world of drug addiction, Irvine Welsh’s debut novel… Continue Reading