Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everything that’s coming to and leaving Netflix in August

Everything that’s coming to and leaving Netflix in August

While we recommend going out and supporting the local arts and entertainment scene as frequently as possible, sometimes you need to just curl up on the couch and watch some Netflix. Here’s the full list of what’s coming to the streaming service and what will be leaving in August. And yes, you’re reading that first […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ will grow on you if you give him a chance

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ will grow on you if you give him a chance

Much like the character itself, “Ant-Man” has surprised almost everyone. For the second week in a row, it has topped the box office, even after another film aimed at family and geeky audiences, “Pixels,” opened this past weekend. That is partly due to the seemingly unstoppable Marvel Studios streak, of course, but positive reviews and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Return to Rocky Glen’ documentary premieres Aug. 8 at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton

‘Return to Rocky Glen’ documentary premieres Aug. 8 at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton

From a press release: The Steamtown National Historic Site, in partnership with Pippin Pictures and Barefoot Studios, will premiere the documentary film “Return to Rocky Glen” by local historian Robert Savakinus and his documentary partner Shannon C. Keith on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. The film will be shown for free at the site’s […]

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‘The Trouble with Cali’ now available at Scranton library, but cannot leave the building

‘The Trouble with Cali’ now available at Scranton library, but cannot leave the building

From a press release: Lackawanna County Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Patrick M. O’Malley, and Edward G. Staback turned over a copy of “The Trouble With Cali” to the Lackawanna County Library System today, but while the controversial film will be available to the public, it cannot be taken home for private viewing (or ridicule). The Blu-ray […]

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‘Annie,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ and ‘The Incredibles’ screening for free in downtown Scranton

‘Annie,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ and ‘The Incredibles’ screening for free in downtown Scranton

From a press release: Scranton Tomorrow has announced that Lackawanna County will be a presenting sponsor for the fifth annual “Drive in Downtown” free outdoor summer movie series on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. Held on the 200 block of North Washington Avenue, the series kicks off tonight, July 16, with “Annie.” Drive in Downtown will […]

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Jerry Springer hosting ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 22

Jerry Springer hosting ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 22

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre will host “The Price is Right Live!” on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. – same show, new prizes, new host! For the tour’s second visit to the Kirby Center, Jerry Springer will bring his expertise from hosting “America’s Got Talent” […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Trouble with Cali’ is as awful as people say – which is why you should see it

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Trouble with Cali’ is as awful as people say – which is why you should see it

At the free local premiere of “The Trouble with Cali” on July 9, the seats of the Scranton Cultural Center were a little over half empty. Or, if you’re an optimist, it was half full, but with all the press regarding the shady production and belabored release of this taxpayer-funded running joke, it’s hard to […]

 Rich Howells

Guys vs. girls improv comedy night on July 20 will help fund indie sci-fi film ‘Solacium’

Guys vs. girls improv comedy night on July 20 will help fund indie sci-fi film ‘Solacium’

Men vs. women. Spain vs. France. It sounds like the plot of a movie, but it’s actually raising money to fund one. Wait, what? Let’s start at the beginning. Scranton writer and blogger Tom Borthwick wrote a short science fiction story called “Living in the Singularity” (which can be read here or purchased in an […]

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WWE Smackdown back at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 8

WWE Smackdown back at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 8

From a press release: After another successful WWE event in Wilkes-Barre on May 26, the wrestling entertainment company announced today that it’s bringing Smackdown back to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 8. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, the WWE Divas, and many more […]

 Rich Howells

‘Marvel Experience’ summer tour canceled abruptly after Philadelphia run

‘Marvel Experience’ summer tour canceled abruptly after Philadelphia run

After running from June 19 through July 5 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, the rest of “The Marvel Experience” summer tour has been cancelled, according to the Associated Press. “The World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour” traveled to Phoenix, Dallas, and San Diego and was retooled before it came to Philly, but it seems the […]

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