| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Bruce Joel Rubin, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1990 hit movie "Ghost," did not feel a compelling need to revisit the work.
Not long after the film's release — it went on to earn half a billion dollars worldwide —...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:49 AM
Psychic powers are not required to detect the problems with "Ghost the Musical," which haunts the Hippodrome this week as part of a national tour.
For a start, it's over-produced. It seems the creators wanted to have it both ways, wanted it to be a...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale have teamed with Universal Stage Prods., producer Colin Ingram and Amblin Entertainment to turn 1985 time-travel comedy "Back to the Future" into a stage musical.
Zemeckis, who directed the pic, and original...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Vertical Entertainment has taken North American rights to German box office and international sales hit "The Little Ghost."
Deal was inked with the pic's international sales agent ARRI Worldsales, which will be screening it at the European...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:16 AM
You say it's your birthday? It's their birthday too, yeah.
There were plenty of candles being blown out — literally and figuratively — as two of Costa Mesa's most venerable institutions hit a milestone in 2013. South Coast Repertory kicked...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Steven-Charles Jaffe's first-rate documentary "Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird" appears right on the heels of "Dear Mr. Watterson," another enjoyable cinematic profile of a famed cartoonist ("Calvin and Hobbes'" Bill Watterson). But Jaffe's film...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Darko Tresnjak and Joey Parnes — the Broadway newbie and the veteran producer — sit in the orchestra section of the Walter Kerr Theatre looking remarkably serene. After all, it was the last day to put in any finishing touches before critics...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Paramount Television has teamed with "Fringe's" Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner on a pilot based on the 1990 Patrick Swayze-starrer, "Ghost."
A network is not currently attached.
Both scribes are well-versed in the world of supernatural dramas, making...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:
Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Florida Residents can purchase single-day tickets to Aquatica Orlando for 50 percent off the regular...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — Recently, writer John August watched a DVD of "Big Fish," the 2003 film directed by Tim Burton for which he wrote the screenplay.
He says it was an enjoyable but odd experience.
"I kept wondering, 'Why aren't they singing?'" recalls...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
TELLURIDE, Colo. — Director Jason Reitman suspects he will get the same "Labor Day" question that dogged Joyce Maynard when she wrote her 2009 novel of the same name: How could any single mother invite an escaped prisoner into her home?