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Genre: Science Fiction

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

“Beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” The late, great, John Hurt stars in one of the most talked (not to mention timely) about movies of 2017… 1984. First published in 1949, English author George Orwell’s chilling dystopian satire has again come to prominence in the ether (and atop bestseller lists) given the current political climate… Continue Reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Kowabunga, dude! Join us for some Friday Late Night turtle action with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990) on March 17. The original live-action feature film adaptation of the cult comic book and the popular animated television show is a cult-classic for pretty much any 90s kid. Also: Corey Feldman! After prolonged exposure to radiation, four… Continue Reading

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale

To mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, the Rio Theatre will be screening director Volker Schlöndorff’s (THE TIN DRUM) adaptation of Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood‘s chilling of dystopian thriller THE HANDMAID’S TALE. In a futuristic, theocratic and dystopian United States, Offred (Natasha Richardson) is forced to become a handmaid — a sexual slave that… Continue Reading

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

“Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day, 2004…. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.” Featuring the uniquely imaginative and whimsical visual aesthetic of director Michel Gondry, a story from the genius mind of Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH), and career-high performances from Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers& JFL: Planet of the Apes

The Gentlemen Hecklers& JFL: Planet of the Apes

  JFL NorthWest in association with SriusXM presents: The Gentlemen Hecklers Hecking: Planet of the Apes (1968) Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Doors at 9pm, Show at 9:30pm Tickets $10 on sale NOW HERE +19 only   About The Gentlemen Hecklers: The Gentlemen Hecklers provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies. Eric Fell, Patrick… Continue Reading

Evangelion: 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone

Evangelion: 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone

After the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 is being attacked by giant creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind. The child Shinji’s objective is to fight the Angels by piloting one of the mysterious Evangelion mecha units. EVANGELION: 1.11 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE is remake of the first six episodes of GAINAX’s famous 1996 anime series.… Continue Reading

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages adore animated classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli, and Hayao Miyazaki‘s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, based on the director’s own epic science fantasy fairytale adventure manga (1982-1994), is one of our… Continue Reading

Ultraman Double Feature

Ultraman Double Feature

The spandex-clad Japanese superhero Ultraman recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with the release of two brand new films: ULTRAMAN X: THE MOVIE (featuring a battle in which Ultramen try to stop monsters from destroying a city) and ULTRAMAN GINGA S THE MOVIE: SHOWDOWN! (which also… includes a giant battle in which Ultraman warriors team up… Continue Reading

Westworld

Westworld

Welcome to Westworld, where nothing can go wrong…go wrong…go wrong…. In the wake of the enormous success of the TV series ‘Westworld,’ we have been absolutely inundated with requests to screen the original sci-fi classic upon which it is based – and we’re doing just that on Wednesday, January 4! Yul Brenner, James Brolin and… Continue Reading

Arrival

Arrival

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (INCENDIES, SICARIO, the upcoming BLADE RUNNER 2049) delivers yet another hit with sci-fi fantasy thriller ARRIVAL, one of 2016’s most lauded  titles – and a possible career high for Amy Adams, who has been nominated for both Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe awards for her performance. Adams plays linguistics professor… Continue Reading