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Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled

Legendary Hong Kong director John Woo‘s kinetic extravaganza HARD BOILED thrilled critics and audiences around the world with its over-the-top, highly stylized action sequences and choreographed gunplay when it was released in 1992, and it is no less stunning 25 years later – making it a perfect popcorn-fueled Friday Late Night Movie on June 16. Superstar Chow Yun-fat stars as Officer “Tequila” Yuen, a maverick cop who loses his partner Benny (Bowie Lam) in a shoot-out with gun smugglers gone awry. Following the ambush, he proceeds upon a mission to catch the killers. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring, he joins forces with an undercover cop names Alan (Tony Leung) who’s posing as a gangster hitman.

“A supercharged thriller.” (Time Out)

Friday, June 16

Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm
Tickets $8 in costume or advance HERE | $10 at the door

*Minors permitted in in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

 

HARD BOILED ‘Lat sau san taam’ (John Woo, 1992 / 126 mins / 18A / In Cantonese with English subtitles) A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who’s working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of excessive force to find them.

Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love

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The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

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Chinatown

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Free Fire

Free Fire

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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jonathan Demme, an extraordinarily talented and visionary director who gifted movie-loving audiences with an incredibly varied, eclectic collection of work – from Spalding Gray‘s singular Swimming to Cambodia and groundbreaking concert films Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense and Neil Young Trunk Show to comedies like… Continue Reading

Heat

Heat

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John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2

Retired super-assassin John Wick‘s (Keanu Reeves, in a role that was clearly tailor-made for him) plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favors. Ordered by Winston, kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental,… Continue Reading

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

“Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman turn in career-high performances as two men who forge a profound, lifelong bond while searching for humanity and moral decency against the backdrop of an American prison in director Frank Darabont‘s THE… Continue Reading

Ms. 45

Ms. 45

Abel Ferrara’s (BAD LIEUTENANT, KING OF NEW YORK) 1981 revenge thriller classic MS. 45 was remastered in HD from the original negatives in 2014, and she is (finally) blowing up the Rio’s screen as part of our Friday Late Night Movie series on March 10. The film follows a mute garment-district seamstress – played by… Continue Reading

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