Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holiday Special (spoiler discussion)

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holiday Special (spoiler discussion)

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ does not go the way you think, thankfully

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ does not go the way you think, thankfully

Editor’s note: This review is spoiler-free and does not reveal any major plot details. One line that sticks out from the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trailer is Luke Skywalker warning Rey, “This is not going to go the way you think!” After seeing the film on opening night, he could have just as easily […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Force is strong in Wilkes-Barre – original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy screens at Kirby Center Sept. 3

The Force is strong in Wilkes-Barre – original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy screens at Kirby Center Sept. 3

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced that the W. Curtis Montz Film Series will present a “Star Wars” Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3. It is a period of “Stars Wars” excitement! After enjoying “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” fans can now look forward to […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Holiday Special

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Holiday Special

Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: New ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ footage revealed in Japanese trailer

When director J. J. Abrams said there wouldn’t be any more trailers for “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” after the “final” trailer came out on Oct. 19, he must have meant, like Obi-Wan Kenobi once noted, “from a certain point of view.” Disney released the Japanese trailer this morning that contains several […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Stop treating fake trends like #BoycottStarWarsVII like real news

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Stop treating fake trends like #BoycottStarWarsVII like real news

You know that feeling when one of your Facebook friends shares a fake or completely inaccurate article, along with their very real reaction, and you question why you’re even friends with this gullible dope in the first place? As a journalist, that feeling is a million times worse, especially when those articles are written by […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: New ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ trailer released

“The Force… it’s calling to you. Just let it in.” Gladly! Continuing the trend started in the previous two teaser trailers, the full trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” released earlier tonight during Monday Night Football reveals more footage, but stops short of giving away major plot points or showing certain […]

 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. […]