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 Rich Howells

Avengers Throwbacks: Slide across the images to see them then and now

Avengers Throwbacks: Slide across the images to see them then and now

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” debuted last night in North America to an impressive $27.6 million, so it’s obvious that awareness of these characters is at an all-time high, but not everyone recalls their classic comic book origins. These awesome images courtesy of shirts.com and programmer Tony Bowe take new illustrations from Kate Willaert drawn in […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: The fun quickly sinks in ‘Muppets Party Cruise’ for the PS2

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: The fun quickly sinks in ‘Muppets Party Cruise’ for the PS2

So let’s all take a deep breath and appreciate the fact we’ve made it through 30 days of zany and, at times, truly horrible games during Foolish Games Month. I assure you the games will get a lot better after this, but we still have the task of finishing up the month of April. Thankfully, […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: X-Man coming out as gay is character development, not a continuity crisis

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: X-Man coming out as gay is character development, not a continuity crisis

“Have you tried not being a mutant?” This was one of the best lines in the 2003 film “X2: X-Men United,” making the general metaphor even more obvious in the “X-Men” sequel. Bobby Drake is “coming out” to his parents about being a mutant when his mother poses this question, serving as both a nod […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: ‘Batman v Superman’ is so gritty you could use it as sandpaper – but why?

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: ‘Batman v Superman’ is so gritty you could use it as sandpaper – but why?

Superheroes have been leaping off the pages of comic books and into other forms of media for the past 75 years. There have been various television serials and series, numerous Saturday morning cartoons, and countless movies showcasing the exploits of these bastions of justice. In 1978, we received the first full-length feature film of Superman. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Blogfest 2015 Spring Edition will be held in Pittston on May 1

NEPA Blogfest 2015 Spring Edition will be held in Pittston on May 1

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania bloggers will be hosting the semi-annual Blogfest on Friday, May 1 at The Red Mill (340 S. Main St., Pittston) from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. This is an informal gathering of bloggers, candidates for office, elected officials, and anyone interested in politics or blogging. There is no charge for admission. […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Yes, ‘Super 3D Noah’s Ark’ was really a SNES game, if you can call it that

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Yes, ‘Super 3D Noah’s Ark’ was really a SNES game, if you can call it that

I just wanted to take a moment to say how proud I am of you, our loyal fans, for surviving “Bible Adventures” with us last week. I know it was tough, but you guys and gals showed some serious courage, so “Big Hero 6”-style fist bump via the wonders of the Internet to each and […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Bible Adventures’ proved the need for separation of church and video games

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Bible Adventures’ proved the need for separation of church and video games

I respect all religions, but it’s no secret that religion really doesn’t mesh with a lot of other things in this world, and I’m here to tell you, genuinely, from the bottom of my heart, that this is especially true of the world of video games, with today’s subject on Turn to Channel 3 serving […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Daredevil’ is the superhero TV series with nothing to fear

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Daredevil’ is the superhero TV series with nothing to fear

A few weeks ago, I was going to write a column about how “The Flash” is currently the best superhero show on television, but I hesitated because “Daredevil” was set to premiere on Friday, April 10 on Netflix. By Saturday, the Man without Fear had beaten the Scarlet Speedster for that title – and Barry […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Take Domino’s advice and avoid ‘Yo! Noid’ on the NES

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Take Domino’s advice and avoid ‘Yo! Noid’ on the NES

Back before they started simply calling themselves Domino’s – before creating everything from pizza to hot wings to pasta bowls, even chocolate lava cake – Domino’s Pizza was racing against time, subsequently running over people (literally) in hopes of becoming the most popular chain of pizza restaurants in the country. It was during this time […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The good, the unfunded, and the Paul Blarts of the movie business

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The good, the unfunded, and the Paul Blarts of the movie business

There is a certain nuance that can be found in small or independent films. Yes, the budget may not be as much as a larger movie would receive from bigger studios, but then those filmmakers can create the type of movie they want to make without interjections from producers and higher-ups. Their story doesn’t have […]

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