Movies/TV

 Corey Kime

REVIEW: 2015 Royal Rumble burned out quickly and ignited WWE fans’ rage

REVIEW: 2015 Royal Rumble burned out quickly and ignited WWE fans’ rage

The WWE’s 2015 “Royal Rumble” match, held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia last night, started out with a bang but quickly burned out – and the aftermath may prove to be even more disastrous. The kickoff match of the actual pay-per-view saw The New Age Outlaws – Jesse James and Billy Gunn – […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 12 DVDs in NEPA, 01/22/15

The Top 12 DVDs in NEPA, 01/22/15

Each week, Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound provides NEPA Scene with the Top 12 best-selling DVDs in its Northeastern Pennsylvania stores from the previous week. Every album is followed by its rank from the week before. “D” indicates a debut this week.

 NEPA Scene Staff

2015 Academy Award nominations announced; ‘Birdman’ and ‘Budapest’ favorites

2015 Academy Award nominations announced; ‘Birdman’ and ‘Budapest’ favorites

The 87th annual Academy Award nominations were announced by actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams this morning at a special two-part live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Culinary Company from Pittston will compete on CNBC’s ‘Restaurant Startup’

Peculiar Culinary Company from Pittston will compete on CNBC’s ‘Restaurant Startup’

From a press release: CNBC has announced the 20 culinary entrepreneurs who will compete for an investment on the second season of “Restaurant Startup,” premiering Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 10 p.m., which includes Peculiar Culinary Company from Pittston. Produced by Shine America, the 10 one-hour episodes feature restaurateur and TV personality Joe Bastianich and chef […]

 Sara Pokorny

Pittston Chef Gene Philbin competes on holiday episode of ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’

Pittston Chef Gene Philbin competes on holiday episode of ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’

Episode filmed in March airs tonight on Food Network

In all his years as a chef, Gene Philbin of Pittston has been around the grocery store time and again – but never quite like this. The chef/owner of Peculiar Culinary Company in Pittston – a team well-known for its pop-up dinners throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania – found himself speeding down the aisles of “Guy’s Grocery […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Terminator: Genisys’ trailer travels back to the past for the future of the franchise

He said he’d be back, and Arnold Schwarzenegger certainly is, reprising his iconic role as a Terminator robot in “Terminator: Genisys,” the fifth movie in the blockbuster sci-fi franchise. The first official trailer released today gives fans their first good look at the now 67-year-old back in action, as well as a younger Sarah Connor […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The franchise rises again in first ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer

When the credits rolled on the last “Star Wars” film, we all knew it wouldn’t be long before the franchise rose again. Now, after many images have been teased and leaked, an official teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been released online and in theaters. Directed, written, and produced by J. J. […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The park is open in new ‘Jurassic World’ trailer

It was supposed to be released on Thanksgiving, but we all know that you can’t keep those velociraptors locked up for very long – the official trailer for “Jurassic World” is here! Debuting online today, the first trailer for long-awaited fourth installment in the blockbuster “Jurassic Park” franchise shows that, even after three movies of […]

 Rich Howells

SHORT FILM PREMIERE: ‘A Fine Dining Experience’ by director Jamie Sutor

Scranton filmmaker Jamie Sutor of Parents’ Basement Productions and NEPA Scene are proud to present the exclusive online premiere of “A Fine Dining Experience,” an abstract short film centering around several patrons in an upscale restaurant. The film is a comedy that plays on the stereotypes portrayed in a typical fine dining atmosphere. Written and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Kids for Cash’ documentary screens at the United Nations, receives Oscar buzz

‘Kids for Cash’ documentary screens at the United Nations, receives Oscar buzz

From a press release: The critically acclaimed documentary “Kids for Cash,” detailing the infamous judicial scandal that rocked Luzerne County and Northeastern Pennsylvania, is set to screen at the United Nations today, the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Just named by Variety as an Oscar contender, […]