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Genre: Science Fiction

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – 40th Anniversary Release

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – 40th Anniversary Release

In Steven Spielberg‘s classic sci-fi adventure film, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (now beautifully remastered for its 40th Anniversary!), Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who along with several other stunned bystanders experience a close encounter of the first kind – witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. After this life-changing event, the… Continue Reading

VIFF: The Endless

VIFF: The Endless

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

Tank Girl

Tank Girl

Based on Britons’ Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin‘s cult comic-strip, Lori Petty stars in director Rachel Talalay‘s wild, futuristic action-fantasy about a tank-riding anti-heroine. In the year 2033 – when drought and pollution have turned the Earth into a desert wasteland – the planet’s water supply is controlled by a despotic company that is opposed… Continue Reading

Hellboy

Hellboy

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro – one of the most visionary directors working in so-called “genre film”, or any genre for that matter – scored a massive hit with critics and fans of Mike Mignola‘s fantasy-fueled comic book superhero Hellboy with his cinematic adaptation in 2004. Featuring a phenomenal performance from Ron Perlman (that makeup!)… Continue Reading

Aliens

Aliens

As one of – if not the – greatest action heroines to ever hit the silver screen, Sigourney Weaver’s unstoppable Ellen Ripley kicks all the asses and takes names throughout one of the most iconic film franchises ever, which got its start with Ridley Scott’s original ALIEN in 1979. Catch both it – and it’s… Continue Reading

Solaris (1972)

Solaris (1972)

Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut Kris Kelvin (Donata Banionis), a widowed psychologist, is sent to investigate the death of a colleague and the dwindling mental state of the remaining crew. Upon arrival he begins to experience the strange phenomena that afflict… Continue Reading

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

“Earth women who experience sexual ecstasy with mechanical assistance always tend to feel guilty!” OK, here we go… it’s the Canadian (John Candy, Al Waxman, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty et all) bit of sci-fi animation you’ve been waiting to see on the big screen since, oh, forever. Based on the popular magazine of the same… Continue Reading

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Kaaapowie! Holy feature film, Batman … This one based on the tongue-in-cheek, campy 1960’s television series which helped form the basis of so many of the modern super hero films that are such a staple in pop-culture and movideom. The late, great Adam West‘s portrayal of Gotham’s mysterious Dark Knight will undoubtedly always be a… Continue Reading

Logan: Noir

Logan: Noir

“It makes the new feel old again.” In LOGAN: NOIR, director James Mangold provides Hugh Jackman and his now iconic, 17-year long portrayal of superhero Wolverine a fitting swan song – in glorious black and white. Inspired by both the tone of Westerns of yore and the franchise’s own fans appreciation of black and white… Continue Reading

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