Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Adventure Island’ is enjoyable, but doesn’t reach its platforming peers

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Adventure Island’ is enjoyable, but doesn’t reach its platforming peers

Welcome to yet another Turn to Channel 3, and man, can you believe it’s already August? In time, many will be returning to school, while others, like myself, will be laughing at them because I no longer have to do that (re: I can’t afford to). With that in mind, I bring you four games […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ will grow on you if you give him a chance

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ will grow on you if you give him a chance

Much like the character itself, “Ant-Man” has surprised almost everyone. For the second week in a row, it has topped the box office, even after another film aimed at family and geeky audiences, “Pixels,” opened this past weekend. That is partly due to the seemingly unstoppable Marvel Studios streak, of course, but positive reviews and […]

 Tyler Miles

CONCERT REVIEW: Modest Mouse move Bethlehem SteelStacks crowd with booze-fueled perfection

CONCERT REVIEW: Modest Mouse move Bethlehem SteelStacks crowd with booze-fueled perfection

You never know what to expect from Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock until he’s already atop the stage before the crowd, either too inebriated to remember his lyrics or crushing his set with a clear, strong voice and that extra oomph. Luckily for those at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem Monday night, Brock showed […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Trouble with Cali’ is as awful as people say – which is why you should see it

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Trouble with Cali’ is as awful as people say – which is why you should see it

At the free local premiere of “The Trouble with Cali” on July 9, the seats of the Scranton Cultural Center were a little over half empty. Or, if you’re an optimist, it was half full, but with all the press regarding the shady production and belabored release of this taxpayer-funded running joke, it’s hard to […]

 Rich Cicci

ALBUM REVIEW: William Elliott Whitmore’s ‘Radium Death’ sincerely hits home

ALBUM REVIEW: William Elliott Whitmore’s ‘Radium Death’ sincerely hits home

William Elliott Whitmore may not be a name many have heard of in today’s musical landscape, and considering he has been making music since 2009, that is a damn shame! To be fair, it was only a month or so ago that I became familiar with his music and, more importantly, his latest album. Since […]

 Matt Mang

CONCERT REVIEW: I survived Muse in NYC and all you get is this lousy review

CONCERT REVIEW: I survived Muse in NYC and all you get is this lousy review

I’ve been to plenty of concerts, certainly ones with much more menacing crowds. But not even two minutes after Muse began playing, I was afraid I wasn’t going to make it out of this one alive. The band opened with one of their newest singles, the chunky riff-rocker “Psycho” and, appropriately enough, the crowd went […]

 Rich Cicci

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is another successful successor by Marvel

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is another successful successor by Marvel

Do you want your summer blockbusters to balance spectacular action and drama with character development and a few laughs along the way? If so, then you may want to check out this little quasi-independent film by a virtual Hollywood unknown that was just released. Can you taste the hyperbole? We hope so, as we’re clearly […]

 Corey Kime

CONCERT REVIEW: Breaking Benjamin frontman Ben Burnley and company blow Philadelphia crowd away

CONCERT REVIEW: Breaking Benjamin frontman Ben Burnley and company blow Philadelphia crowd away

As we pulled into the parking lot of Bull Shooters Saloon in Philadelphia at 6 p.m., roughly two and a half hours before show time, the line was already wrapped around the building. It was filled with loyal fans sporting their Breaking Benjamin gear proudly, and even a few people sitting in their cars blasting […]

 Nick DeMarco

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: ‘Citizens of Earth’ plays like a cult classic SNES RPG, but is it as fun?

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: ‘Citizens of Earth’ plays like a cult classic SNES RPG, but is it as fun?

Every now and then in the realm of gaming, something comes along that reminds you of something, a particular game or feeling, that you thought you had forgotten. Chances are you’ve forgotten all of this because you, like this writer, feel that the industry has passed you by and no longer cares about those games […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Who needs reality when you have ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition?’

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Who needs reality when you have ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition?’

Hello there, and welcome to the second installment of my column, Wildly Frustrated! I’d like to discuss a serious issue with you today, dear readers. Video games have been around since the 1970s and have evolved remarkably over their 40+ years in existence. From the simple days of “virtual ping pong,” a kidnapping gorilla, heroic […]