Movies

Sex, murder and Luzerne County: local events inspire Hollywood’s ‘King Cobra’

Sex, murder and Luzerne County: local events inspire Hollywood’s ‘King Cobra’

A new feature film shines Hollywood’s spotlight on a local crime, and the based-on-a-true-story tale stars a few familiar faces. On Oct. 21, “King Cobra” will open in select theaters – locally, the film will be available via video on demand. The movie retells events surrounding the murder of Bryan Kocis, who ran Cobra Video, […]

Home Theater: Binge-worthy titles are here for the watching

Home Theater: Binge-worthy titles are here for the watching

Streaming this week are enough binge-worthy series and movies to keep you glued to your couch for days on end as well as some crave-worthy classics just hitting Blu-ray. Westworld: Rave reviews are pouring in for J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan’s reboot of the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name. As in the […]

Home Theater: Fey and Poehler’s ‘Sister,’ ‘Two Broke Girls: The Fifth Season’ just some of the laughable comedies out on streaming devices

Home Theater: Fey and Poehler’s ‘Sister,’ ‘Two Broke Girls: The Fifth Season’ just some of the laughable comedies out on streaming devices

This week’s best bets demonstrate the incredible variety of what’s available at your fingertips, from docs to comedies to blood-drenched mysteries. Cue them up. Transparent: Season 3: In the new season of this boundary-pushing dramedy, the transgendered Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) confronts her feelings of unhappiness despite getting almost everything she’s wanted out of life. […]

Inagural Terror Expo brings ‘The Walking Dead’ actor and more to Binghamton area

Inagural Terror Expo brings ‘The Walking Dead’ actor and more to Binghamton area

BINGHAMTON — Fans of horror can celebrate the month for screams at this year’s inagural Terror Expo. The Terror Expo, held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Best Western, 569 Harry L Drive, Johnson City, N.Y., is a one-day convention that will feature a vendor area, Halloween costume contest with prizes for first and […]

Scranton’s on the Fringe for the second year in a row; film festivals, workshops and performances are set to take place

Scranton’s on the Fringe for the second year in a row; film festivals, workshops and performances are set to take place

SCRANTON — A drag queen playing eight Gameboys, a young family trapped inside an Applebee’s, and a show about farts. It’s not MTV’s Thursday fall lineup — it’s the Scranton Fringe Festival. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, the second Scranton Fringe Festival takes over venues throughout downtown Scranton with more than 50 performances produced […]

Home Theater: ‘Amand Knox,’ ‘Valley of the Dolls,’ and ‘Young Adult’ are some of the can’t-miss movies coming to Netflix, Hulu, Blu-ray

Home Theater: ‘Amand Knox,’ ‘Valley of the Dolls,’ and ‘Young Adult’ are some of the can’t-miss movies coming to Netflix, Hulu, Blu-ray

Fall has always been a great season for TV but streaming giants Netflix and Amazon have upped the ante with a number of must-see premieres including Woody Allen’s first foray into television and a documentary about the woman who came to be known as Foxy Knoxy. Amanda Knox: No, it’s not quite as astonishing as […]

Home Theater: ‘Nine to Five,’ ‘The Automatic Hate’ and ‘Doughgirls’ are some of the new releases in the eclectic mix of movies

Home Theater: ‘Nine to Five,’ ‘The Automatic Hate’ and ‘Doughgirls’ are some of the new releases in the eclectic mix of movies

Any week featuring a new, critically acclaimed Beatles doc is a good one. Factor in a tense HBO series and some new-to-Blu thrillers and your craving for quality entertainment has been nourished. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years: Exclusively on Hulu, Ron Howard’s bubbly documentary chronicles the Fab Four from 1963 […]

Home Theater: ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘Sky’ are just a few of the new shows available on streaming devices and DVDs

Home Theater: ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘Sky’ are just a few of the new shows available on streaming devices and DVDs

Great characters make for great shows. If you need proof, cue up this week’s picks, which revolve around drug dealers, bike messengers, code breakers and disgraced athletes. “Ithaca”: Meg Ryan makes her directorial debut with this adaption of William Saroyan’s 1943 novel “The Human Comedy,” previously the basis for a movie starring Mickey Rooney. This […]

Home Theater: ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘Sky’ are just a few of the new shows available on streaming devices and DVDs

Home Theater: ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘Sky’ are just a few of the new shows available on streaming devices and DVDs

Half of this week’s best bets feature strong performances by women. From Kate Beckinsale in “Love and Friendship” to Alicia Vikander in “A Royal Affair” to Essie Davis in “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries,” cue up these femme-centric must-sees. Love and Friendship: Written and directed by Whit Stillman from an unfinished novella by Jane Austen, this […]

Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center to premiere locally shot film, ‘All in Time’ Oct. 16

Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center to premiere locally shot film, ‘All in Time’ Oct. 16

WILKES-BARRE — On Oct. 16, director Chris Fetchko will bring the locally-shot, award-winning film “All In Time” to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. The screening begins at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a concert featuring Wilkes-Barre’s The Badlees and Philadelphia singer/songwriter Laura Shay. “All In Time” is a comedy about […]

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