Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

Due to popular demand, ‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe adds second Wilkes-Barre show on March 26

Due to popular demand, ‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe adds second Wilkes-Barre show on March 26

From a press release: Due to overwhelming ticket demand, The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe from truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” has added a second performance at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, March 26. The first scheduled performance begins at 7 p.m., and the second begins at 10 p.m. Tickets for the second performance, which are […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: Fans of violence, tension, and Tarantino will love ‘The Hateful Eight’

MOVIE REVIEW: Fans of violence, tension, and Tarantino will love ‘The Hateful Eight’

I’m going to lay out a scenario for you. You’re stuck in a remote lodge in the middle of a terrible blizzard with eight people you can’t stand. You have one job, one objective: to deliver your prisoner to justice. You get the sickening sense that at least one of the other people in the […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Joy’ is largely joyless, even with Jennifer Lawrence

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Joy’ is largely joyless, even with Jennifer Lawrence

What do you get when take a bunch of great Academy Award-winning actors and actresses and then add an Oscar-winning director behind the camera? Most times, you get an incredibly good film, right? Well, it turns out that isn’t always the case – “Joy” is proof of that. This is the latest film by David […]

 Rich Howells

WVIA holds free ‘Mercy Street’ preview screening and panel with Civil War reenactors in Pittston on Jan. 10

WVIA holds free ‘Mercy Street’ preview screening and panel with Civil War reenactors in Pittston on Jan. 10

From a press release: WVIA invites the public to a special preview screening of the premiere episode of PBS’ new six-part Civil War hospital drama “Mercy Street” and Civil War panel discussion on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. Seats in the studio (100 WVIA Way, […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Big Short’ is long on great, funny performances

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Big Short’ is long on great, funny performances

When you think about Wall Street investment bankers, what comes to mind? For me, it’s a bunch of soulless, greedy business people spending other people’s money to make themselves rich. “The Big Short” is a film that validates those notions. Adam McKay, otherwise known as the guy who directs all of Will Ferrell’s movies, is […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Dickson City IMAX manager plays original ‘Star Wars’ song for fans on ‘Force Awakens’ premiere night

As if seeing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on premiere night wasn’t exciting enough, local fans were rewarded with something extra special at the 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. showings at the Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX on Thursday, Dec. 17. Standing in front of the brand new $40,000 IMAX screen installed there […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: No Jedi mind trick – ‘Force Awakens’ IS the ‘Star Wars’ film you’re looking for

MOVIE REVIEW: No Jedi mind trick – ‘Force Awakens’ IS the ‘Star Wars’ film you’re looking for

Just a few minutes into “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” longtime fans of the franchise can sense something, a presence they’ve not felt since… seeing “Return of the Jedi.” Whether you loved the prequel movies or despised them, many can at least agree that they are quite different films from the original trilogy in both […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Krampus’ delivers humor, special effects, and fun, but not scares

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Krampus’ delivers humor, special effects, and fun, but not scares

When I first heard about “Krampus,” I’ll admit that I couldn’t help but chuckle a bit. Something about the idea of an evil Santa Claus just sounded too ridiculous to be true. A holiday-themed horror movie is not a new concept, with the “Halloween” series and niche films like “Silent Night, Deadly Night,” but I’ve […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe crack up Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe crack up Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

From a press release: Back once again, The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe from truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” will crack up the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $49.50, $150 (tour merch package), and $250.00 (meet and greet package), plus fees, go on sale […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian, ‘Community’ star, and ‘The Soup’ host Joel McHale performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Feb. 5

Comedian, ‘Community’ star, and ‘The Soup’ host Joel McHale performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Feb. 5

From a press release: Comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host Joel McHale, best known for hosting “The Soup” and portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo! comedy series “Community,” will perform stand-up at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50-$65.50, can be purchased at […]

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