Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Step into ‘The Void’ for ’80s sci-fi/horror done right in 2017

CULT CORNER: Step into ‘The Void’ for ’80s sci-fi/horror done right in 2017

Science fiction and horror are a wonderful pairing in a film when done right. When done wrong, though, it can lead to a mess filled with CGI effects and bad writing that will eventually wind up as “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fodder. Thankfully, “The Void” gets the pairing perfect and checks a lot of boxes […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Friday the 13th with Halloween film festival at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 13

Celebrate Friday the 13th with Halloween film festival at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 13

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced that its fifth annual Halloween film festival on Friday, Oct. 13 will be called “Frightday III: Friday the 13th.” This year, the Halloween film series opens with Disney’s “Descendants 2,” a 2017 animated film, and a costume parade for […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: New Blu-ray gives Italian slasher ‘Madhouse’ the ‘nasty’ release it deserves

CULT CORNER: New Blu-ray gives Italian slasher ‘Madhouse’ the ‘nasty’ release it deserves

Italy has delivered an onslaught of classic horror movies over the years but, as with any region, some slipped through the cracks. There are certainly movies that disappeared due to a lack of quality, but many just did not have proper distribution at the time of their release. Regardless of the reason, it is a […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘Opioid Nation’ documentary tackles NEPA drug epidemic

After NEPA Scene premiered Scranton filmmaker Kenny Luck’s first documentary, “Half Empty: Life in America’s Unhappiest City,” the 15-minute video went viral, garnering over 23,000 views and sparking debate about whether or not the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area is really as bad as polls and studies say it is. In 2017, he’s back with a new topical […]

 Rich Howells

‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast performs at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 22

‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast performs at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 22

Local fans of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” won’t have to wait until October to see the cult film on the big screen again – the Sweet Translucent Dreams shadow cast, who regularly perform in Bethlehem and Emmaus, will bring their live show to the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, July 22. […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a smooth, near-perfect summer action movie ride

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a smooth, near-perfect summer action movie ride

In the past week or so, the hype train has been barreling faster and faster for Edgar Wright’s latest effort. If you ask Rotten Tomatoes or one of the critics at SXSW in Austin, Texas, “Baby Driver” is the greatest thing since “Citizen Kane.” I’ll say right off the top – I really enjoyed my […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 12 DVDs/Blu-rays in NEPA, 06/14/17

The Top 12 DVDs/Blu-rays in NEPA, 06/14/17

Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound has provided NEPA Scene with the Top 12 bestselling DVDs in its Northeastern Pennsylvania stores from the previous week. “D” indicates a debut this week. Top 12 DVDs in NEPA 1. The Beatles – Eight Days a Week 2. Roy Orbison – Black and White Night 30th Anniversary Edition 3. […]

 Rich Howells

Al Pacino will play Penn State coach Joe Paterno in upcoming HBO movie

Al Pacino will play Penn State coach Joe Paterno in upcoming HBO movie

After suspending production back in 2014, it was reported today that an HBO movie about Joe Paterno is moving forward again with Academy Award winner Al Pacino cast as the disgraced former Penn State football coach, with Barry Levinson serving as director and executive producer. Levinson previously directed another HBO project, “You Don’t Know Jack,” […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s’ eye candy is a bit too sweet, but still enjoyable

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s’ eye candy is a bit too sweet, but still enjoyable

How many root beer floats are too many? That seems like a trick question, right? How could one possibly put an objective limit on delicious, sugary goodness? I, like many, love a good root beer float. It’s a delicious treat that hits my sweet tooth like a laser blast. If someone put a root beer […]

 Joe Evans

REVIEW: Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton offers a new moviegoing experience in NEPA

REVIEW: Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton offers a new moviegoing experience in NEPA

I’m a lover of film – a cinephile, if you will. I see, at minimum, a movie in the theater per week. Observant readers have probably seen my movie reviews on this very website. So, like so many other film fans in Northeastern Pennsylvania, I was incredibly excited when I found out that downtown Scranton […]

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