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The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Starship Troopers (97)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Starship Troopers (97)

“The only good bug, is a dead bug.”

Inexplicably, Paul Verhoeven‘s 1997 work of futuretastic sci-fi fantasy, STARSHIP TROOPERS – a movie about humans in a fascistic, militaristic future doing battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival – has become a cult-favourite. This means that it is best appreciated on the big screen, among friends, mildly inebriated (probably), and with the Gentlemen Hecklers on hand to provide live, hilarious commentary.

Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey, Michael Ironside and Rue McLanahan (!) star in and  the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race of giant alien insects. Little is known about the Bugs except that they are intent on the eradication of all human life. But there was a time before the war… A Mobile Infantry travels to distant alien planets to take the war to the Bugs. They are a ruthless enemy with only one mission: Survival of their species no matter what the cost…

Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, Gina Harms and K.C. Novak are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making ‘so-bad-they’re-good’ movies even better by talking you through them – providing live, hilarious commentary – for the best bad movies!

Over the past six years, The Gentlemen Hecklers have built up a loyal cult following in Vancouver, and recently brought their talents to a wider audience thanks to the critically acclaimed Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode “Cry Wilderness” on Netflix.

Wednesday, June 12
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $12 advance HERE | $15 at the door

*Sorry, Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.
**Minors permitted. (Language warning.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

STARSHIP TROOPERS (Paul Verhoeven, 1997 / 129 mins / 18A) Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico’s military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as “the Bugs”.

VBAFF Presents Knuckleball

VBAFF Presents Knuckleball

The Vancouver Badass Film Festival Presents KNUCKLEBALL *Director in attendance! Left alone on an isolated farm, a 12-year-old boy must fight for his life when he becomes the target of a crazed psychopath. KNUCKLEBALL stars Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Scanners, Turbo Kid) and TURBO KID‘s Munro Chambers. “Helmer Michael Peterson effectively earns suspension of disbelief with stark… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival Presents: Stegman is Dead

The Rio Grind Film Festival Presents: Stegman is Dead

Meet Stegman. He’s dead. In this crime comedy, bizarre assassins must come together to unravel the puzzle of Stegman’s blackmail secret, and why he’s already dead on the set of his own porn film. Stegman’s secret is somewhere within the rooms of his expansive suburban seventies bungalow, and the cops are already circling. Gus and… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Top Gun

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Top Gun

“Talk to me, Goose.” Less talk, more riffing when The Gentlemen Hecklers bring back that loving feeling (or maybe take our breath away) to the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, May 8 with one of the 80’s most iconic blockbusters: TOP GUN. We feel the need… for speed! Tony Scott‘s 1986 blockbuster TOP GUN made an… Continue Reading

Turbo Kid

Turbo Kid

Join us at the Rio for TURBO KID, the Mad Max-inspired Sundance crowdpleaser that was a hit at this year’s SXSW and Fantasia film festivals, on Saturday, August 29. Directed by Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, TURBO KID is a coming-of-age tale unfolding in a post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic 1997. An orphaned kid (Munro Chambers)… Continue Reading