Movies/TV

 Rich Howells

Millie Bobby Brown, Eleven in ‘Stranger Things,’ will be meeting fans at Wizard World Philly June 3-4

Millie Bobby Brown, Eleven in ‘Stranger Things,’ will be meeting fans at Wizard World Philly June 3-4

Millie Bobby Brown became an overnight star when the sci-fi/horror series “Stranger Things” was an instant hit upon its release on Netflix in July of 2016. Less than a year later, the 12-year-old English actress who shaved her head to play Eleven, a quiet and mysterious young girl given psychokinetic abilities through torturous government experiments, […]

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WWE takes the ‘Road to Wrestlemania’ to Giant Center in Hershey on March 19

WWE takes the ‘Road to Wrestlemania’ to Giant Center in Hershey on March 19

From a press release: After “WWE SmackDown” sold out the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, the WWE is bringing “Road to Wrestlemania” to the Giant Center in Hershey on Sunday, March 19 at 7 p.m. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns, WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus, WWE Women’s […]

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Have the time of your life at ‘Dirty Dancing’ screenings in NEPA theaters on Jan. 29 and Feb. 1

Have the time of your life at ‘Dirty Dancing’ screenings in NEPA theaters on Jan. 29 and Feb. 1

From a press release: The iconic story of Baby and Johnny’s summer love, “Dirty Dancing,” returns to the big screen on Sunday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Feb. 1 for a 30th anniversary presentation from Fathom Events and Lionsgate at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. This screening will also treat fans to an exclusive […]

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Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre ranks 109 in Top 200 worldwide theater list based on 2016 ticket sales

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre ranks 109 in Top 200 worldwide theater list based on 2016 ticket sales

From a press release: Pollstar, the concert tour industry’s primary trade publication, announced today that the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre ranks No. 109 on its list of the Top 200 theaters based on worldwide ticket sales for the year 2016. The Kirby Center broke into the Top 200 listing […]

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TCM announces 14 ‘Big Screen Classics’ that will play in NEPA theaters in 2017

TCM announces 14 ‘Big Screen Classics’ that will play in NEPA theaters in 2017

From a press release: Gene Kelly will sing in the rain, Bette Davis will fasten her seatbelt for a bumpy night, Marlon Brando will make an offer no one can refuse, Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint will scurry across Mount Rushmore, and Elliott and E.T. will fly over the moon – and they’ll do […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre artist Kevin Dougherty using Kickstarter to fund documentary on cartoonist Drew Friedman

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre artist Kevin Dougherty using Kickstarter to fund documentary on cartoonist Drew Friedman

Many locals know Kevin Dougherty as the former manager of the beloved Wilkes-Barre music venue Cafe Metro, but he is also a comic artist and animator who has made music videos, wrote and directed “Fuzzball” for Nickelodeon’s animated series “KaBlam!” and created early web cartoon “Juanita & the List.” Now, his latest project may be […]

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Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

From a press release: “It’s time that a strong, dedicated woman isn’t afraid to be herself and work hard for this title.” This quote from Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey was used in promotions leading up to the “Ink Master” Season 8 live finale on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and she lived […]

 Rich Howells

Jack Black comedy ‘The Polka King,’ based on Hazleton polka con man, premieres at Sundance in January

Jack Black comedy ‘The Polka King,’ based on Hazleton polka con man, premieres at Sundance in January

Back in March, we reported that comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black was cast as Pennsylvania polka legend Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski in an upcoming film based on the locally produced documentary “The Man Who Would Be Polka King.” Now the Sundance Institute has announced that “The Polka King,” which Black is also producing, will have […]

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Anime classic ‘Princess Mononoke’ screens for 20th anniversary in Moosic and Stroudsburg Dec. 5-9

Anime classic ‘Princess Mononoke’ screens for 20th anniversary in Moosic and Stroudsburg Dec. 5-9

From a press release: “Princess Mononoke,” the classic animated film from groundbreaking writer/director Hayao Miyazaki and the legendary Studio Ghibli, returns to movie theaters for two nights only for a dual celebration of the beloved historical fantasy’s 20th anniversary and Miyazaki’s birthday. Hailed in 1997 by Roger Ebert as “a great achievement and a wonderful […]

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New Rolling Stones Latin America tour documentary screening in Moosic and Williamsport Dec. 12

New Rolling Stones Latin America tour documentary screening in Moosic and Williamsport Dec. 12

From a press release: A road movie that celebrates the revolutionary power of rock ‘n’ roll, “The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America” is an exhilarating and vivid documentary that follows the Stones’ tour through 10 Latin American cities in early 2016. It combines electrifying live performances from across the tour […]