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Genre: Comedy

Half Baked

Half Baked

We’re tipping our hat to comedian Neal Brennan (who is performing two live shows at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, August 16) with a Friday Late Night Movie screening of the 1998 stoner classic HALF-BAKED, which he co-wrote with the film’s star, Dave Chappelle. When a member of their crew gets arrested for killing a… Continue Reading

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “powercalling” that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius’ career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage… Continue Reading

Earth Girls Are Easy

Earth Girls Are Easy

“Cuz I’m a blonde, B-L-O-N-D. Cuz I’m a blonde, Don’t you wish you were me?” In this out-of-this-world 80’s musical comedy adventure that revels in its own 80’s-era So-Cal chic, Geena Davis plays Valerie, a manicurist living in the valley with her cold fiancé, Dr. Ted Gallagher. At the Curl Up and Dye beauty salon… Continue Reading

Upgrade

Upgrade

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and… Continue Reading

Paddington 2

Paddington 2

PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and… Continue Reading

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the… Continue Reading

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest… Continue Reading

Amélie

Amélie

“Amelie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It’s a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.” Beyond director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s delightfully charming and utterly romantic (in every sense of the word) AMELIE being of… Continue Reading

Wet Hot American Summer (#SavetheRio Fundraiser!)

Wet Hot American Summer (#SavetheRio Fundraiser!)

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It’s the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there’s still a summer’s worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics… Continue Reading

Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary #SavetheRio Fundraiser

Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary #SavetheRio Fundraiser

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a #SavetheRio fundraiser event that is gonna revel in and revisit one of the best single-season TV shows to ever hit the airwaves: FREAKS AND GEEKS. Premiering in 1999, the now iconic 80s coming-of-age high school comedy only ever aired 12 of its original 18 episodes, yet its… Continue Reading