| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
This weekend, Megan Fox plays April O'Neil in Paramount's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," but she's not the first actress to portray the character. In 1990, Judith Hoag originated the role of the intrepid reporter who befriends the pizza-loving heroes,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:44 PM
It's a safe bet that no one ventured a thought in 1990, when "Ghost" first hit movie theaters, that this would be a great plot for a live stage musical.
Since then, shows like "Legally Blonde" and "Dirty Dancing" have made such a transition, but "Ghost"...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"Every time I say something like 'Tell us who you're working for,'" says Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora), a character in the new underworld soap "Power," "I feel like I'm in an old movie."
You may have a similar reaction watching the series that contains...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Singing nuns have always proved irresistible.
There was the Belgian sensation who made "Dominique" a chart-topper in the 1960s, Today, there's Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Sicilian star of Italian TV and YouTube who belts out Alicia Keys songs, and...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In the last few years, Starz has explored far flung places and times in search of a hit original drama. Think "Spartacus," "Da Vinci's Demons" and "Black Sails."
But its latest original drama, "Power," is set in the gritty here and now. And it is...
| May 14, 2014
There is a sweet and tender little love story at the heart of the hit 1990 film "Ghost." Sam and Molly, memorably played by Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, share a love so strong that even death can't keep them apart.
It's too bad then that the stage...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The story of “Ghost the Musical” came from “Ghost” the film, a mega-hit in 1990 for Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg.
Transferring that movie magic to the musical stage was the work of a creative team. including:...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
We learned this week that beloved Archie Comics character Archie Andrews will die in an upcoming comic book, ending a decadeslong career in which he bravely exposed the struggles lovable all-American guys face when they have to choose between a super-rich...
| 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 —...
| 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...