Movies/TV

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

Comedian John Oliver proved what a great sense of humor he has by using HBO’s money to build a gigantic train set complete with Scranton landmarks to poke fun at the now-viral Talkback 16 segments regarding new station WNEP-TV’s backyard train so, in return, locals enjoyed the massive joke in a dedication ceremony on Friday, […]

 Rich Howells

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

On HBO’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver tackles politics and important issues around the world through humorous but informative segments. He also pokes fun at local news stations on occasion, so it was inevitable that he would come across Scranton station WNEP-TV and its Talkback 16 segments, which often feature loud […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Argento’s ‘Phenomena’ is a crazy classic for Italian horror fans

CULT CORNER: Argento’s ‘Phenomena’ is a crazy classic for Italian horror fans

The term “master of horror” is not one that should be thrown around lightly. There are many icons in the horror genre, along with legendary directors, but true masters of horror are not nearly as abundant. Dario Argento, though, is truly a master. He is a director that has not only created some of the […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Step into ‘The Void’ for ’80s sci-fi/horror done right in 2017

CULT CORNER: Step into ‘The Void’ for ’80s sci-fi/horror done right in 2017

Science fiction and horror are a wonderful pairing in a film when done right. When done wrong, though, it can lead to a mess filled with CGI effects and bad writing that will eventually wind up as “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fodder. Thankfully, “The Void” gets the pairing perfect and checks a lot of boxes […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Friday the 13th with Halloween film festival at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 13

Celebrate Friday the 13th with Halloween film festival at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 13

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced that its fifth annual Halloween film festival on Friday, Oct. 13 will be called “Frightday III: Friday the 13th.” This year, the Halloween film series opens with Disney’s “Descendants 2,” a 2017 animated film, and a costume parade for […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: New Blu-ray gives Italian slasher ‘Madhouse’ the ‘nasty’ release it deserves

CULT CORNER: New Blu-ray gives Italian slasher ‘Madhouse’ the ‘nasty’ release it deserves

Italy has delivered an onslaught of classic horror movies over the years but, as with any region, some slipped through the cracks. There are certainly movies that disappeared due to a lack of quality, but many just did not have proper distribution at the time of their release. Regardless of the reason, it is a […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘Opioid Nation’ documentary tackles NEPA drug epidemic

After NEPA Scene premiered Scranton filmmaker Kenny Luck’s first documentary, “Half Empty: Life in America’s Unhappiest City,” the 15-minute video went viral, garnering over 23,000 views and sparking debate about whether or not the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area is really as bad as polls and studies say it is. In 2017, he’s back with a new topical […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Get ‘Up Close’ with sports journalist Roy Firestone at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 20

Get ‘Up Close’ with sports journalist Roy Firestone at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 20

From a press release: Seven-time Emmy Award-winning sports host, interviewer, narrator, writer, and producer Roy Firestone will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $27.50 and $55, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), […]

 Rich Howells

TEASER TRAILER: ‘Ink Master: Angels’ with Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey premieres Oct. 3

Announced back in March, new Spike TV show “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, was originally going to air as a special before it was revealed in June that it would be expanding into a full series. Now, the “Ink Master” spin-off has an official premiere date and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

CNN features Scranton student’s Wilkes-Barre hospital story on ‘Something’s Killing Me’ on Aug. 27

CNN features Scranton student’s Wilkes-Barre hospital story on ‘Something’s Killing Me’ on Aug. 27

From a press release: Geisinger neurologist Dr. Mitchell Gross and a 28-year-old Laflin resident will be featured on CNN’s new medical mystery show, “Something’s Killing Me,” this Sunday, Aug. 27 at 9 p.m. on HLN. Emily Gavigan, who attended the University of Scranton, suffered from unexplainable medical symptoms. Seeking treatment at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley […]

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