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Genre: Fantasy

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The NeverEnding Story

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The NeverEnding Story

“Having a luck dragon with you is the only way to go on a quest.”  On Wednesday, July 10, Vancouver’s Gentlemen Hecklers return to riff on one of the most beloved fantasy adventures of the 80’s… THE NEVERENDING STORY! Prepare to have your childhood ruined (or explained in an entirely new way) with a fantastical… Continue Reading

Shazam!

Shazam!

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word–SHAZAM!–this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart–inside a ripped, godlike body–Shazam revels in… Continue Reading

Matilda

Matilda

This film adaptation of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl‘s work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda’s school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda… Continue Reading

Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D

VAMPIRE HUNTER D is a prime example of old-school cult-classic 80’s Japanimation, and a title that has been requested by Rio Theatre fans for years. Now… On the big screen! This mythical anime is set in a post-nuclear holocaust dystopia of 12,090 A.D., when the Earth is ruled by the supernatural and vampires, mutants and… Continue Reading

Ninja Scroll

Ninja Scroll

Unlike most anime films, writer-director Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s classic 1993 epic NINJA SCROLL eschews notions of a cyberpunk future, and is instead set in more of a “sword-and-sorcery” environment located in a mythical, feudal Japan. Jubei, a highly skilled ninja, is coerced into slaying his own clan of warriors. After begrudgingly killing his fellow swordsmen, he… Continue Reading

Glass

Glass

From renowned storyteller M. Night Shyamalan‘s re-imagination of super-hero movies, UNBREAKABLE, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price – known also by his pseudonym, “Mr. Glass.” Joining from Shyamalan‘s SPLIT are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb (and the multiple identities who reside within) and Anya Taylor-Joy… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Catwoman

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Catwoman

“Cats come when they feel like it. Not when they’re told.” Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, Gina Harms and K.C. Novak are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making ‘so-bad-they’re-good’ movies even better by talking you through them – providing live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Wednesday, April 10, the Hecklers return to the… Continue Reading

Catwoman

Liquidated after discovering a corporate conspiracy, mild-mannered graphic artist Patience Phillips washes up on an island, where she’s resurrected and endowed with the prowess of a cat — and she’s eager to use her new skills … as a vigilante. Before you can say “cat and mouse,” handsome gumshoe Tom Lone is on her tail. Continue Reading

Beyond the Black Rainbow

Beyond the Black Rainbow

Monday Double Bill! We’re toasting writer-director Panos Cosmatos with a double double bill bill featuring both his feature debut, 2012’s hyper-stylish midnighter BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, and one of 2018’s most buzzed about titles, the punishing, blood-soaked hallucinogenic revenge odyssey MANDY. See one, or see them both for one sweet price! Set in the strange… Continue Reading

Mirai

Mirai

The latest entry from master storyteller Mamoru Hosoda (WOLF CHILDREN, SUMMER WARS) and Japan’s Studio Chizu is the sweet, unusually introspective coming-of age animé MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly… Continue Reading