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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from writer-director Armando Iannucci (VEEP, IN THE LOOP). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy… Continue Reading

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Yeah, baby! This third installment of Mike Myers‘ iconic Austin Powers (Myers) franchise finds the world’s most shag-adelic spy continuing his fight against his arch nemesis, the aptly named Dr. Evil (also Myers).  This time, the diabolical doctor and his tiny clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe — the mysterious yet peculiar 70’s… Continue Reading

Super Troopers 2

Super Troopers 2

Everyone’s favorite law enforcement team is back by popular demand with the long anticipated follow up to the cult comedy classic… SUPER TROOPERS. When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers- Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva, are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in… Continue Reading

Game Night

Game Night

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game–right? But as the six… Continue Reading

Love, Simon

Love, Simon

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: He’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale,… Continue Reading

Lowlife

Lowlife

What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and a recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That’s the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los… Continue Reading

Hard Core Logo (A #SavetheRio Fundraiser!)

Hard Core Logo (A #SavetheRio Fundraiser!)

The Rio Theatre‘s toast to National Canadian Film Day (April 18) continues on Thursday, April 19 with a #SavetheRio fundraiser screening of, hands down, one of the most acclaimed Canadian films ever made, HARD CORE LOGO. Based on the novel by Michael Turner, director Bruce Macdonald plays “himself” – a filmmaker following the cult punk-rock… Continue Reading

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Writer-director and all-around indie darling Greta Gerwig cemented her status as one of Hollywood’s brightest with her somewhat self-inspired coming-of-age comedy-drama about a 90’s-era California high school student who plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York, which went on to garner Golden Globe awards (Best Picture… Continue Reading

Ichi the Killer – 4K Restoration!

Ichi the Killer – 4K Restoration!

Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new 4k restoration – approved by Miike himself. This visceral, bloody, and often hilarious film follows Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a notoriously sadistic yakuza enforcer whose search… Continue Reading

Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona

The Coen Brothers tell the story of an absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to date. With Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, and Trey… Continue Reading