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Battle Royale

Battle Royale

The highly stylized and über-violent BATTLE ROYALE was a fitting swan song for director Kinji Fukasaku, whose mastery of the exploitation genre is on full display in this hugely influential cult-classic. Adapted from novel ‘Battle Royale’ by Japanese writer Koushun Takami, Fukasaku’s BATTLE ROYALE is a work that lies at the cinematic crossroads somewhere between… Continue Reading

Solaris (1972)

Solaris (1972)

Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut Kris Kelvin (Donata Banionis), a widowed psychologist, is sent to investigate the death of a colleague and the dwindling mental state of the remaining crew. Upon arrival he begins to experience the strange phenomena that afflict… Continue Reading

A View To A Kill

A View To A Kill

“Dance into the fire.” For many movie-lovers who came of age in the 70s and 80s, the always suave and sublimely debonair Sir Roger Moore will always be remembered as “their first Bond,” thanks to many memorable appearances in the franchise in such classics as LIVE AND LET DIE (1973), THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN… Continue Reading

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Kaaapowie! Holy feature film, Batman … This one based on the tongue-in-cheek, campy 1960’s television series which helped form the basis of so many of the modern super hero films that are such a staple in pop-culture and movideom. The late, great Adam West‘s portrayal of Gotham’s mysterious Dark Knight will undoubtedly always be a… Continue Reading

Spice World (With The Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast!)

Spice World (With The Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast!)

Spice up your motherfudging life! Get your platform shoes, British accents, and Union Jack dresses ready because on Friday, Sepember 22 everybody’s favorite 90’s girl group (everyone else was such a wannabe, right?) comes alive onstage at the Rio Theatre when The Spice Girls‘ movie SPICE WORLD gets taken to a whole other level –… Continue Reading

Starman

Starman

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a double bill highlighting two great performances from an enduring actor’s career that we can totally abide by: Jeff Bridges. At 6:30 pm we’ll be screening Peter Bogdanovich‘s work of sentimental 50’s coming-of-age drama THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, followed by John Carpenter‘s sci-fi romance STARMAN at 9:00 pm.… Continue Reading

The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited

We’re toasting one of our faaaaavourite contemporary writer-directors, Wes Anderson, with a double bill night featuring two of our favourites of his – his first feature, BOTTLE ROCKET (1996) followed by THE DARJEELING LIMITED (2007). See one, or see them both for one sweet price! Tuesday, July 11 BOTTLE ROCKET Doors 6:30 pm | Movie… Continue Reading

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its… Continue Reading

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more…” As a young farm girl caught in one of the most candy-coated, kaleidoscopic whirlwind fantasy fables ever, Judy Garland delivers one of the most iconic performances of all time in one of the most iconic films of all time – THE WIZARD OF OZ. From… Continue Reading

Deliverance

Deliverance

“He got a real purty mouth.” Adapted from James Dickey‘s bestselling novel ‘Deliverance,’ director John Boorman crafted one of the era’s most singularly affecting and definitive films. Re-imagining the “man vs. nature” trope into one of “man vs. man’s nature” he expertly and powerfully contrasted the quiet moments to be had in the natural world… Continue Reading

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