NEPA Scene Staff

Indie horror comedy ‘Attack of the Killer Shrews’ screens with cast and crew in Honesdale on March 18

Indie horror comedy ‘Attack of the Killer Shrews’ screens with cast and crew in Honesdale on March 18

From a press release: Canaltown will present the local premiere of the indie horror comedy “Attack of the Killer Shrews!” at Cinema 6 in Honesdale on Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. The screening will be accompanied by cast and crew members of the big screen production. Created by White Lion Studios in Western New […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Hazleton ‘Polka King’ Jan Lewan joins Jack Black on stage for ‘Rappin’ Polka’ at Sundance premiere Q&A

VIDEO: Hazleton ‘Polka King’ Jan Lewan joins Jack Black on stage for ‘Rappin’ Polka’ at Sundance premiere Q&A

While we still don’t have a trailer for the anticipated comedic drama “The Polka King,” which stars comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black as real-life Hazleton polka legend (and convicted con man) Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski, coverage of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 22 has given us many more details […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Have the time of your life at ‘Dirty Dancing’ screenings in NEPA theaters on Jan. 29 and Feb. 1

Have the time of your life at ‘Dirty Dancing’ screenings in NEPA theaters on Jan. 29 and Feb. 1

From a press release: The iconic story of Baby and Johnny’s summer love, “Dirty Dancing,” returns to the big screen on Sunday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Feb. 1 for a 30th anniversary presentation from Fathom Events and Lionsgate at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. This screening will also treat fans to an exclusive […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

TCM announces 14 ‘Big Screen Classics’ that will play in NEPA theaters in 2017

TCM announces 14 ‘Big Screen Classics’ that will play in NEPA theaters in 2017

From a press release: Gene Kelly will sing in the rain, Bette Davis will fasten her seatbelt for a bumpy night, Marlon Brando will make an offer no one can refuse, Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint will scurry across Mount Rushmore, and Elliott and E.T. will fly over the moon – and they’ll do […]

 Rich Howells

Jack Black comedy ‘The Polka King,’ based on Hazleton polka con man, premieres at Sundance in January

Jack Black comedy ‘The Polka King,’ based on Hazleton polka con man, premieres at Sundance in January

Back in March, we reported that comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black was cast as Pennsylvania polka legend Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski in an upcoming film based on the locally produced documentary “The Man Who Would Be Polka King.” Now the Sundance Institute has announced that “The Polka King,” which Black is also producing, will have […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: Visually stunning ‘Moana’ rivals ‘Frozen’ as best Disney animated movie in years

MOVIE REVIEW: Visually stunning ‘Moana’ rivals ‘Frozen’ as best Disney animated movie in years

Disney’s animation studio is just recently hitting its stride. They hit what many would consider the peak of its glory with 2013’s cultural phenomenon “Frozen.” “Moana,” however, takes what the studio got right with “Frozen” and built on its foundations with its follow-up effort. I’m going to say this right off the top, just to […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is world-building magic worth discovering

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is world-building magic worth discovering

Like Fawkes rising again from his own ashes, the wizarding world of Harry Potter is back in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” This time, however, there’s a distinct lack of boys who lived. Instead, audiences are treated to a journey through 1920s New York City through the eyes of introverted magical beast aficionado […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rudd and Oswalt adult animated comedy ‘Nerdland’ screening one-night-only in NEPA theaters Dec. 6

Rudd and Oswalt adult animated comedy ‘Nerdland’ screening one-night-only in NEPA theaters Dec. 6

From a press release: Moviegoers are in for a hilariously debauched and satirical affair at the cinemas like they’ve never seen before. “Nerdland,” debuting in movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., follows two unknown showbiz buddies John (Paul Rudd) and Elliot (Patton Oswalt) who are determined to go from Hollywood nobodies […]

 Rich Howells

Jung Bergo plays Halloween tributes to ‘Big Lebowski’ in Scranton Oct. 21 and Wilkes-Barre Oct. 28

Jung Bergo plays Halloween tributes to ‘Big Lebowski’ in Scranton Oct. 21 and Wilkes-Barre Oct. 28

“I’m the Dude, so that’s what you call me. You know? That or, uh, His Dudeness or, uh, Duder or, uh, El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” As if you needed another reason to listen to Jung Bergo, the Scranton-based band will be performing music from “The Big Lebowski” along with […]

 Bret Alexander

THE REAL GIG: Life’s conductors – what Steve Jobs can teach you about the music business

THE REAL GIG: Life’s conductors – what Steve Jobs can teach you about the music business

This week, I finally got around to watching the “Steve Jobs” movie. He was a complicated man for sure. It wasn’t the most feel-good film I have ever watched but, I must say, there were several scenes that apply to many of the things I try and discuss in this music column. I was surprised […]

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