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Genre: Comedy

Love Actually

Love Actually

“To me you are perfect.” Rom-com master Richard Curtis (who also wrote FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, NOTTING HILL, BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY) wrote and directs a star-studded cast in LOVE ACTUALLY, a holiday staple that’s achieved a kind of cult-status in the years since its release in 2003. The mostly British ensemble (including Hugh Grant,… 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

Another Wolfcop

Another Wolfcop

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a Friday Late Night Movie screening event that will leave all you “strange animals” howling at the moon – it’s ANOTHER WOLFCOP! (A Canadian body-horror comedy that’s also a Christmas movie?!? Awwwwooooo!!!)  (Winner, Best Canadian Feature Fantasia Fest 2017) A month has passed since the eclipse transformed hard-drinking… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Junk Head

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Junk Head

Japanese animator Takahide Hori spent four years working on his 30 minute short film JUNK HEAD – and another four expanding it into its current feature-length iteration, an astounding stop-motion, post-apocalyptic sci-fi marvel that is an remarkable testament to its genuinely visionary creator. Following its World Premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Fest (The Satoshi Kon… Continue Reading

Shrek

Shrek

I bet you have never seen a donkey fly! Sometime since the release of this lovable animated satire in 2001 and now, SHREK has morphed into something of a cult-classic, a generational touchstone that make is perfect for a Friday Late Night Movie screening (with friends!) at the Rio Theatre on November 24. Minors welcome… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Bodied (Filmmakers in Attendance!)

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Bodied (Filmmakers in Attendance!)

In his third feature film, director Joseph Kahn (perhaps best known for his work crafting music videos for up-and-comers like U2, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Eminem and Britney Spears) dives headfirst into an explosive “safe space” where the art of battle rap and PC-culture literally collide, triggering a hip-hop infused satirical tsunami that brilliantly captures… Continue Reading

The Disaster Artist (#Save the Rio Fundraiser)

The Disaster Artist (#Save the Rio Fundraiser)

Oh hai, Doggy. In November of 2013, while filming THE INTERVIEW in Vancouver, James Franco saw THE ROOM for the very first time at the Rio Theatre. That screening was hosted by actor Greg Sestero (aka as “Mark” in Tommy Wiseau‘s pop-culture phenomenon), who was discussing his recently released memoir, “The Disaster Artist.” The rest,… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Tragedy Girls

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Tragedy Girls

Finally… A killer body-horror comedy that passes the Bechdel test – HEATHERS meets MEAN GIRLS in an Instagram universe. It’s Vancouver-based (we’re claiming him, mmmkay?) writer-director Tyler MacIntrye‘s TRAGEDY GIRLS, it’s bloody good fun, it’s one of the breakout horror his of 2017, and it’s hitting the Rio Theatre‘s screen as our Friday Late Night Movie… Continue Reading

Infinity Baby

Infinity Baby

Owing to a genetic mix-up involving stem cell research, the recently founded company Infinity Baby, run by the garrulous Neo (Nick Offerman), is able to offer a service for aspiring parents who never want to leave the baby bubble – infants that do not age. Ben (Kieran Culkin), a serial monogamist who says he wants… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Top Knot Detective

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Top Knot Detective

In the early 1990’s, a little known Japanese Samurai/Detective Series was syndicated to public access TV in Australia and became a cult success. In Japan, it was titled “Ronin Suiri Tentai” (roughly translating to “Deductive Reasoning Ronin”), but soon came to be known in the West as TOP KNOT DETECTIVE. The original Japanese series was… Continue Reading