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When de-aging De Niro and Pacino, ‘The Irishman’ animators tried to avoid pitfalls of the past

When de-aging De Niro and Pacino, ‘The Irishman’ animators tried to avoid pitfalls of the past

If you thought 76-year-old Robert De Niro and 79-year-old Al Pacino were done starring in blockbuster gangster films, think again. Both assume lead roles in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” which chronicles the life of hitman Frank Sheeran and labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa over several decades. Different actors weren’t cast to play the younger versions […]

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‘Mister Rogers’ actor David Newell will meet fans at ‘Beautiful Day’ movie screening at Cinemark in Moosic on Dec. 8

‘Mister Rogers’ actor David Newell will meet fans at ‘Beautiful Day’ movie screening at Cinemark in Moosic on Dec. 8

From a press release: WVIA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of PBS with a special screening of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which stars Tom Hanks as iconic children’s television personality Fred Rogers. Attendees will have the chance to see this new film on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Cinemark 20 in Moosic with special […]

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Talk with William Shatner live at ‘Star Trek II’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 17

Talk with William Shatner live at ‘Star Trek II’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 17

From a press release: Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Jan. 17 for an unforgettable night with the one and only William Shatner, live on stage. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on the big […]

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‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

New York’s newest tourist attraction isn’t a museum, park, or art installation. It’s a stairway. Sandwiched between apartment buildings in the Bronx, it’s been dubbed by moviegoers the “Joker Stairs,” earning its name and fame after being featured prominently in “Joker.” Since the film’s release, fans have flocked to the stairs, where they’ve been posing […]

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Kingston stuntwoman-turned-director completing NEPA film ‘F-Word’ with Kickstarter campaign

Kingston stuntwoman-turned-director completing NEPA film ‘F-Word’ with Kickstarter campaign

From a press release: Long after the director yells “Cut!” on any film, there’s still plenty of post-production work to do, and that work requires funding. To finish a movie written, filmed, and set in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a local filmmaker is asking for tax-deductible donations via Kickstarter to make her vision a reality before time […]

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Original ‘Alien’ film screens in NEPA theaters for 40th anniversary Oct. 13-16

Original ‘Alien’ film screens in NEPA theaters for 40th anniversary Oct. 13-16

From a press release: 40 years ago, director Ridley Scott’s masterpiece “Alien” revolutionized the science fiction and horror genres along with the industry. To celebrate its 40th anniversary and everlasting impact on filmmaking, Fathom Events is bringing the original 1979 movie back to the big screen as part of its Turner Classic Movies Big Screen […]

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Meet the original ‘Night of the Living Dead’ cast at Kirby Center screening in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 1

Meet the original ‘Night of the Living Dead’ cast at Kirby Center screening in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 1

From a press release: 50 years after its original release, George A. Romero’s classic zombie film “Night of the Living Dead” comes back to life on the silver screen at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. This special screening of the movie features a live talkback with stars […]

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‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

In addition to showing dozens of films that will be brand new to most attendees, the NEPA Horror Film Festival will bring in the creative team behind one of the strangest cult classics of the 1980s. As announced exclusively on NEPA Scene back in May, “Basket Case” writer/director Frank Henenlotter and the star of the […]

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Cinemark in Moosic screens ‘Ghostbusters’ for 35th anniversary Oct. 6-10

Cinemark in Moosic screens ‘Ghostbusters’ for 35th anniversary Oct. 6-10

From a press release: Paranormal activity never looked as good, or as funny, as it did in the summer of 1984 when “Ghostbusters” became a pop-culture phenomenon. 35 years later, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures are giving movie fans a chance to get slimed again, but for two nights only – Sunday, Oct. 6 and […]

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Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival invites filmmakers to take Mystery Box Film Challenge

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival invites filmmakers to take Mystery Box Film Challenge

From a press release: Established and aspiring local filmmakers alike are invited to sign up for the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival’s popular annual event, the Mystery Box Film Challenge. Advance registration for the challenge begins today, Oct. 3, and must be made by Thursday, Oct. 31 by filling out the online form at nepafilmfestival.com. The […]

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