Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA picks up annual tradition, airing Charlie Brown holiday specials on Nov. 22 and Dec. 13

WVIA picks up annual tradition, airing Charlie Brown holiday specials on Nov. 22 and Dec. 13

From a press release: Since the 1960s, the classic Charlie Brown holiday specials have aired on network television, originally showing on CBS and later ABC. In October, fans across the country were upset to learn that Apple TV+ obtained the exclusive rights to the “Peanuts” films, so the annual tradition would be broken this year […]

 Rich Howells

John Oliver pokes fun at Forty Fort and its funny name on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

John Oliver pokes fun at Forty Fort and its funny name on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

Comedian John Oliver’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight” has talked about Scranton several times on HBO. In last night’s episode, a lesser-known town in Northeastern Pennsylvania received a mention – and a light ribbing. During the main segment on Joe Biden winning the presidential election and “Donald Trump’s various attempts to overturn the results” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City screens ‘Star Wars’ show ‘The Mandalorian’ for free on Nov. 13

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City screens ‘Star Wars’ show ‘The Mandalorian’ for free on Nov. 13

It was announced today that the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City will host a screening of the first four episodes of the hit Star Wars television show “The Mandalorian” on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the concession stand will be open, selling drinks, popcorn, freshly made pizzas, items from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehigh Valley voice actor stars in audio adaptation of Roger Corman’s campy ‘Wasp Woman’

Lehigh Valley voice actor stars in audio adaptation of Roger Corman’s campy ‘Wasp Woman’

From a press release: The Voiceover Repertory Company, which features a voice actor from the Lehigh Valley in a lead role, has released their premiere production, “The Wasp Woman,” as a streaming audio drama available on all major podcast platforms and on vorep.net for free. “The Wasp Woman” is a campy adaptation of the 1959 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA is now streaming live television online and on PBS app

WVIA is now streaming live television online and on PBS app

From a press release: This week, WVIA-TV began streaming live on wvia.org and the PBS app for free. “As households seek alternative ways to view their favorite WVIA and PBS shows, we remain committed to ensuring trusted content is available to families across as many platforms as possible,” said WVIA President and CEO Carla McCabe. […]

 The Conversation

Sean Connery was ‘Bond, James Bond,’ but so much more in his storied career

Sean Connery was ‘Bond, James Bond,’ but so much more in his storied career

Coverage of the passing of Sir Sean Connery has inevitably been dominated by his legacy as the screen’s first – and best – James Bond. Connery’s “Bond, James Bond” moment near the beginning of “Dr. No” (1962) is one of the iconic moments of cinema history and has spawned countless imitations and parodies. Perhaps the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Filmed in NEPA, indie movie ‘F-Word’ premieres at Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming on Nov. 6

Filmed in NEPA, indie movie ‘F-Word’ premieres at Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming on Nov. 6

From a press release: When local movie fans watch the premiere of “F-Word” at the Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming this weekend, many will recognize the film’s locations – and the cast. The new feature film was shot on location in Northeastern Pennsylvania last year with local talent. Co-written by Heidi Germaine Schnappauf and Mike […]

 The Conversation

3 lessons learned from horror pioneer George A. Romero in these scary times

3 lessons learned from horror pioneer George A. Romero in these scary times

I’m no fan of horror movies. At least I wasn’t until I moved from Hollywood back to my hometown of Pittsburgh, where I met the legendary independent filmmaker George Romero, best known as the inventor of the modern-day zombie and movies like “Night of the Living Dead.” I had avoided seeing George’s movies for two […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Marywood student wins award for documentary on mother’s journey from Vietnam to Scranton

VIDEO: Marywood student wins award for documentary on mother’s journey from Vietnam to Scranton

From a press release: Jenny Nguyen, a senior Multimedia Communication major at Marywood University in Scranton, was recently awarded first place for her short documentary, “Saigon’s Daughter,” at the 2020 College Media Association Film and Audio Festival. The documentary features the story of Nguyen’s mother, Thao Thi Pham, and her journey from Vietnam to America […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ screens in NEPA theaters Nov. 5-7 for 30th anniversary

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ screens in NEPA theaters Nov. 5-7 for 30th anniversary

From a press release: Cowabunga, dudes! It has been 30 years since “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie” debuted, so the live-action feature film adaptation of the cult comic book series and the popular animated television show is returning to theaters. Everyone’s favorite crime-fighting heroes in a half-shell are making a special three-day appearance on […]