Movies/TV

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton briefly referenced again by John Oliver on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

VIDEO: Scranton briefly referenced again by John Oliver on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

While it has been seven months since comedian John Oliver’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight” featured Scranton on HBO, but it’s clear that the Electric City left an impression on him. Oliver ended last night’s show with a segment on some of the last remaining brick-and-mortar Blockbusters in Alaska. With business dwindling at these […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Unravel the mysterious giallo genre with Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’

CULT CORNER: Unravel the mysterious giallo genre with Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’

The horror genre is rife with sub-genres, whether it’s zombies, vampires, ghosts, slashers, exploitation (which itself has more sub-genres), or a litany of other choices. Horror seemingly has something for everyone, provided you like scary movies! There is one genre, though, that many American horror going audiences aren’t familiar with, at least on a widespread […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Death Valley Dreams ‘Turn Out Those Eyes’ for ‘Baby Frankenstein’ film shot in NEPA

As the Northeastern Pennsylvania filmmakers behind “Baby Frankenstein” begin screening their comedic drama in film festivals worldwide, they recently turned to Wilkes-Barre indie/alternative rock band Death Valley Dreams to lead the soundtrack with “Turn Out Those Eyes,” a new song with the throwback feel of an ’80s tune complete with a music video that is […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival will roll out the red carpet for a special opening night event with the screening of the new Ethan Hawke film “Blaze” and a live musical performance by its star, Ben Dickey, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Meet ‘The Sandlot’ actor Patrick Renna during RailRiders game at PNC Field in Moosic on July 28

Meet ‘The Sandlot’ actor Patrick Renna during RailRiders game at PNC Field in Moosic on July 28

From a press release: “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Triple-A minor league baseball team and New York Yankees affiliate has announced “The Sandlot Night” will be held at PNC Field in Moosic on Saturday, July 28 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the beloved movie “The Sandlot,” presented by Dickson City Hyundai. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe with a special red carpet opening night event that filmgoers and music fans won’t want to miss. The opening night feature film is “Blaze” (2018), […]

 Rich Howells

Roastmaster Jeff Ross on open mics, Northeast audiences, and his bromance with Dave Attell

Roastmaster Jeff Ross on open mics, Northeast audiences, and his bromance with Dave Attell

Comedian Jeffrey Ross has been dubbed the “Roastmaster General” for a reason – his quick-witted insult comedy has made him one of the best in the business, feared by big celebrities and common hecklers alike. He never misses an opportunity to offend sensibilities and bust balls, reaching new heights of fame with his brutal takedowns […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Stars of cult classic ‘The Room’ reunite in ‘Best F(r)iends,’ screening in NEPA theaters March 30-April 2

Stars of cult classic ‘The Room’ reunite in ‘Best F(r)iends,’ screening in NEPA theaters March 30-April 2

From a press release: Following national screenings of the cult classic film “The Room” in January, including in Northeastern Pennsylvania theaters, a new project starring Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero, “Best F(r)iends,” debuts in select movie theaters nationwide this spring. The new Wiseau/Sestero dark comedy thriller is written by Sestero, the New York Times bestselling […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Season of the Witch’ is an interesting departure for horror icon George Romero

CULT CORNER: ‘Season of the Witch’ is an interesting departure for horror icon George Romero

Director George A. Romero’s name will forever be attached to zombie lore. He singlehandedly changed the horror movie industry by creating the modern zombie and its “rules,” and fans will forever be grateful. However, Romero has done a number of films that are outside the “Living Dead” canon and even outside the horror genre. One […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece ‘Vertigo’ falls back into NEPA theaters March 18-21

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece ‘Vertigo’ falls back into NEPA theaters March 18-21

From a press release: Widely considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest cinematic achievements, the dreamlike, mesmerizing movie “Vertigo” returns to select movie theaters across the country in celebration of its 60th anniversary on Sunday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days as part of the year-long TCM Big […]