Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

Documentary about Holocaust survivor ‘Blue Tattoo’ screens Jan. 24 at The Cooperage in Honesdale

Documentary about Holocaust survivor ‘Blue Tattoo’ screens Jan. 24 at The Cooperage in Honesdale

From a press release: At first glance, Dina Rosenberg Jacobson and Joe Crookston seemed like unlikely collaborators. When they were introduced in 2008, the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor with white hair and a tattooed left forearm and the youthful folk singer/songwriter from Ithaca, New York came from different worlds. But Jacobson’s story inspired Crookston to write […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Opening night of TED 2016: Dream conference broadcast live to NEPA theaters on Feb. 15

Opening night of TED 2016: Dream conference broadcast live to NEPA theaters on Feb. 15

From a press release: BY Experience, in association with Fathom Events, is proud to present the opening night of TED’s flagship annual conference – broadcast live to select cinemas nationwide for the first time in the organization’s history. “TED2016: Dream ‘Opening Night’ Live in Cinemas” will debut in movie theaters on Monday, Feb. 15 live […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: Excellent performances in ‘The Revenant’ are only surpassed by the cinematography

MOVIE REVIEW: Excellent performances in ‘The Revenant’ are only surpassed by the cinematography

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you ache for it? Something that consumes your every thought, action, and decision? Some powerful urge you just can’t satisfy no matter how hard you try? No, I’m not talking about how badly Leonardo DiCaprio wants an Oscar. I’m talking about the characters in “The Revenant.” Another […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Danish Girl’ addresses today’s transgender issues through a true story from 1926

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Danish Girl’ addresses today’s transgender issues through a true story from 1926

Last year, the public spotlight was cast on transgender issues. For the first time, a high-profile transition had captured the general public’s attention. Caitlyn Jenner was an inspiration for many, raising questions for some and bringing out deplorable hate speech from far too many others. 2015 introduced people to a struggle that those in the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Due to popular demand, ‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe adds second Wilkes-Barre show on March 26

Due to popular demand, ‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe adds second Wilkes-Barre show on March 26

From a press release: Due to overwhelming ticket demand, The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe from truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” has added a second performance at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, March 26. The first scheduled performance begins at 7 p.m., and the second begins at 10 p.m. Tickets for the second performance, which are […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: Fans of violence, tension, and Tarantino will love ‘The Hateful Eight’

MOVIE REVIEW: Fans of violence, tension, and Tarantino will love ‘The Hateful Eight’

I’m going to lay out a scenario for you. You’re stuck in a remote lodge in the middle of a terrible blizzard with eight people you can’t stand. You have one job, one objective: to deliver your prisoner to justice. You get the sickening sense that at least one of the other people in the […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Joy’ is largely joyless, even with Jennifer Lawrence

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Joy’ is largely joyless, even with Jennifer Lawrence

What do you get when take a bunch of great Academy Award-winning actors and actresses and then add an Oscar-winning director behind the camera? Most times, you get an incredibly good film, right? Well, it turns out that isn’t always the case – “Joy” is proof of that. This is the latest film by David […]

 Rich Howells

WVIA holds free ‘Mercy Street’ preview screening and panel with Civil War reenactors in Pittston on Jan. 10

WVIA holds free ‘Mercy Street’ preview screening and panel with Civil War reenactors in Pittston on Jan. 10

From a press release: WVIA invites the public to a special preview screening of the premiere episode of PBS’ new six-part Civil War hospital drama “Mercy Street” and Civil War panel discussion on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. Seats in the studio (100 WVIA Way, […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Big Short’ is long on great, funny performances

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Big Short’ is long on great, funny performances

When you think about Wall Street investment bankers, what comes to mind? For me, it’s a bunch of soulless, greedy business people spending other people’s money to make themselves rich. “The Big Short” is a film that validates those notions. Adam McKay, otherwise known as the guy who directs all of Will Ferrell’s movies, is […]

 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 […]

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