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Toni Ruberto

Toni Ruberto is the editor of Gusto who also likes to write about movies and music. When the South Buffalo native isn't walking her dog, she is listening to mopey British music or watching Syfy or TCM.


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"First Reformed." Starring Amanda Seyfried, Ethan Hawke, Cedric the Entertainer. Directed by Paul Schrader. A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past. 113 minutes. (Rated R for some disturbing violent images.) Showing at Dipson Amherst and Regal Transit Center. "Heredi…

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Who are you most excited about seeing at the WYRK Toyota Taste of Country concert on Friday at Coca-Cola Field? Is it “American Idol” alumn Scotty McCreery? ACM award-winning Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett? Buffalo-based country singer Kate Mallen, who earned the chance to open the show by winning the WYRK Taste of Country Riser competition back in December? …

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It's another season of concerts at Canalside and time for a refresher on showtimes, special tickets and policies on what you can or can't bring in to the event. This information is for the concerts taking place as part of the Canalside Live music series only. Other musical events and festivals will have many similar security measures, but ticket prices, gate times, etc.…

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If you have a ticket to the sold-out Jack White concert at Artpark on Friday, here's your reminder that it's a phone-free show. But don't worry, your phone won't be taken away from you. Instead, it will be secured in a "locked" pouch you will be able to unlock in a designated area. “We think you'll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience mus…

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The Riviera Theatre will host of screening of Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed crime drama “Goodfellas” at 6 p.m. July 14. Actor Chris Serrone, who portrayed young Henry Hill in the film, will be on hand for an audience question-and-answer session plus a post-film meet and greet. The Oscar-winning film, based on book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi, tells the story of mob asso…

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"Action Point." Starring Johnny Knoxville, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Susan Yeagley, Johnny Pemberton. Directed by Tim Kirkby. A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends. 85 minutes. (Rated R for crude sexual content, language, drug use, teen drinking and brief graphic nudity.) Showing at AMC Maple Ridge, Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara F…

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Artpark Coors Light Concerts at Artpark (in the outdoor amphitheater) June 2: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats plus the Head and the Heart July 27: Fleet Foxes July 28: Ween Aug. 1: Portugal. The Man Aug. 10: Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure and Pepper Aug. 12: All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional Aug. 22: O.A.R. with Matt Nathanson M&T…

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It will be an unforgettable night at the prom - "Thursday Night Terrors" style. A “Terrors Prom” is part of the closing night festivities of season four of the “Thursday Night Terrors” film series on May 31 in the Dipson Amherst Theatre (3500 Main St.). Guests are asked to wear their favorite gown or tux to walk the red carpet before a screening of the ultimate prom …

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The BROCKHAMPTON concert scheduled for tonight in the Town Ballroom has been canceled after a founding member of the band was thrown out amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Ameer Vann was kicked out of the hip-hop collective after multiple women accused him of emotional and sexual abuse, which he denied. In a series of since-deleted tweets, he admitted to "disrespect…

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"Let the Sunshine In." Starring Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine. Directed by Claire Denis. A middle-aged Parisian artist and divorced mother looks for love. 94 minutes. Unrated, contains brief nudity, obscenity and sexuality. In French with subtitles. Showing at Dipson Amherst Theatre. "Solo." Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clark…

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The first concert of the summer concert season at the Darien Lake Amphitheater is officially a sell out. Hip-hop artist Post Malone with 21 Savage and  SOB X RBE will play to a packed house at 8 p.m. May 26 at Darien Lake. In a press release, concert promoter LiveNation announced that no additional tickets will be released and "Non-ticket holders are asked not to come t…

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There was a time when we had to travel great distances, often at a high cost, to celebrate our geekdom at pop-culture conventions where all the things movies, television, superheroes and comics could be celebrated. Not anymore. Now the stars are coming to us. When “Nickel City Con” opens Friday in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, it will kick off our summer sea…

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We have another name for summer in the Buffalo area: We call it festival season. From one-day neighborhood lawn fetes and carnivals where you know everyone, to the large multi-day events that attract hundreds of thousands, festivals are happening every week throughout the summer. To help you plan out these rites of summer, Gusto will again be publishing its annual Festi…

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Openings for May 11 "102 Not Out." Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Jimit Trivedi. Directed by Umesh Shukla. A 102-year-old wants to break the oldest-man-alive record. 102 minutes (Rated PG for some thematic material.) Showing at Regal Elmwood. "Breaking In." Starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus. Directed by James McTeigue. A wom…

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Hey Buffalo, we're going to need a bigger events center - or least more room for fans lining up to see actor Richard Dreyfuss. The Oscar-winning actor will be in Buffalo from May 18 to 20 at Nickel City Con, held in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. In addition to his general appearance at the convention, the weekend includes two special events with Dreyfuss: a que…