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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

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

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

One of the most talked about films from this year’s Academy Awards (who could ever forget Frances McDormand‘s Best Actress acceptance speech?!) is finally coming to the Rio Theatre, starting April 23. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Oscar-winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit… 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

Delinquent (Vancouver Premiere!)

Delinquent (Vancouver Premiere!)

Join us at the Rio Theatre – and toast National Canadian Film Day (April 18) – with the Vancouver Premiere of director David Strasser’s, DELINQUENT, the first feature-length film to be shot on British Columbia’s Salt Spring Island. DELINQUENT tells the inspirational story of a rebellious teenager on a downward spiral. Jakob Levin is sentenced… 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

Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise

“I don’t ever remember feeling this awake…” Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to… Continue Reading

American Psycho

American Psycho

“Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?” Author Bret Easton Ellis‘ highly controversial AMERICAN PSYCHO was, for years, considered too outrageous and gratuitous to make the bloody leap to the big screen. But in 2000, it did, courtesy of visionary Vancouver-based director Mary Harron (who memorably blends gore, violence and social satire with a… Continue Reading

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America’s most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Ross Lynch, in a breakout performance) is an awkward teenager in suburban America, struggling to… Continue Reading