| 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...
| 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...
| 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 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A pay-cable crime soap with a hip-hop beat, "Power" counts Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson among its executive producers, and draws liberally from a rich history of mob yarns. By that measure, this Starz series musters occasional moments -- mostly courtesy of...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Heavy metal and Christianity don't often mix, yet Brian "Head" Welch, lead guitarist of Korn, is front and center in the new faith-based film "Holy Ghost."
Welch's involvement isn't the only iconoclastic element of the Kickstarter-funded project. The...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Big-bucks movies -- "Sister Act," "Ghost," "Flashdance," "Dirty Dancing," to name a few -- get turned into stage musicals with some frequency. Indie films form a smaller screen-to-boards subset. Of these, "Once," based on the minuscule-budget, shot-in-17-...
| 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?
| 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 7, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Time was when hit Broadway shows were turned into movies. Now, judging by recent productions at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, it's the other way around.
Recent attractions at the center have included "Billy Elliot," "The Addams Family,"...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe smiled -- and at times sobbed -- as she testified Thursday about her memories of her former husband, offering one of the most intimate looks at the intensely private pop star during a 3½-month trial focused on his...