Rich Howells

Sylvester Stallone endorses documentary on Scranton Rocky impersonator now trending on Amazon Prime

Sylvester Stallone endorses documentary on Scranton Rocky impersonator now trending on Amazon Prime

“The Pretender,” a documentary that follows the quirky story of a daydreamer from Scranton who became a Rocky Balboa impersonator and tour guide in Philadelphia, has been available to stream on Amazon Prime since last October, but a recent endorsement from Sylvester Stallone himself has caused the movie to trend and find a wider audience […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton-produced Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ now streaming for free

Scranton-produced Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ now streaming for free

Nine years after its release, an hour-long documentary on the fascinating life of actor and playwright Jason Miller called “Miller’s Tale” is now streaming for free online. On Saturday, independent filmmaker and Scranton native Rebecca Ferris posted a short message on the film’s Facebook page following recent news of the spread of coronavirus in Pennsylvania. […]

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Original ‘King Kong’ screens in NEPA movie theaters for first time in 64 years on March 15

Original ‘King Kong’ screens in NEPA movie theaters for first time in 64 years on March 15

From a press release: Though it’s a genuine icon of American cinema and one of the most instantly recognizable creations ever put on screen, 1933’s “King Kong” has not had a nationwide theatrical re-release in 64 years. That changes on Sunday, March 15, when Fathom Events unleashes “Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World” on […]

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‘Jurassic World’ dinosaurs come to life at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Nov. 19-22

‘Jurassic World’ dinosaurs come to life at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Nov. 19-22

From a press release: The Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live family entertainment experience, will bring the wonder and thrills of the “Jurassic Park” films to generations of fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Thursday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 22. The highly anticipated show […]

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‘Clerks’ star Brian O’Halloran serves as a celebrity bartender at Food & Fire in Moosic on Jan. 30

‘Clerks’ star Brian O’Halloran serves as a celebrity bartender at Food & Fire in Moosic on Jan. 30

From a press release: Just because he’ll serve you doesn’t mean he’ll like you. Actor Brian O’Halloran, best known for playing the character of Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith’s “Clerks” films, and “Mr. Hush” writer/director David Lee Madison will be celebrity bartenders at Food & Fire BBQ Taphouse in Moosic this Thursday, Jan. 30. O’Halloran […]

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TCM shows ‘Big Screen Classics’ in select NEPA movie theaters every month in 2020

TCM shows ‘Big Screen Classics’ in select NEPA movie theaters every month in 2020

From a press release: In 2020, 14 of movie history’s greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas will be back in select movie theaters across the country as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics series. Among the highlights of this […]

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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 2020 classic movie series with ‘Molly Maguires,’ ‘Princess Bride,’ and more

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 2020 classic movie series with ‘Molly Maguires,’ ‘Princess Bride,’ and more

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center has announced the first half of its “Classic Movies at the Kirby” series, sponsored by Flashback Cinema for the third consecutive year. One Friday each month, the Wilkes-Barre theater will show a classic movie on the big screen. Each showing will include an on-screen introduction by Flashback […]

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Barry Bostwick joins Barbara Eden on stage for ‘Love Letters’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 1

Barry Bostwick joins Barbara Eden on stage for ‘Love Letters’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 1

From a press release: When it was first announced back in June, Hal Linden was set to appear opposite Barbara Eden in the A.R. Gurney play “Love Letters” at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., but due to a scheduling conflict, Barry Bostwick will take his […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ wraps sequel trilogy well but falls short as ‘Star Wars’ saga closer

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ wraps sequel trilogy well but falls short as ‘Star Wars’ saga closer

Editor’s note: This review is spoiler-free and does not reveal any major plot details. Much like its protagonist Rey, “The Rise of Skywalker” has nearly impossible expectations to live up to. As Disney’s marketing campaign has repeated again and again, this movie is not only the end of the sequel trilogy, but the entire Skywalker […]

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See and smell John Waters film ‘Polyester’ with ‘Odorama’ at Scranton Public Library on Jan. 15

See and smell John Waters film ‘Polyester’ with ‘Odorama’ at Scranton Public Library on Jan. 15

From a press release: The Scranton Public Library is kicking off its 2020 Classic Movie Night series with a very special screening of John Waters’ 1981 cult classic “Polyester,” starring Divine and Tab Hunter, on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. The free screening will recreate the film’s original theatrical experience by the use of […]

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