September 11, 2008 |
After two postponements due to "technical demands," the curtain finally rose Tuesday night on previews for "9 to 5: The Musical," where audience members received an unexpected treat -- a mini-concert by Dolly Parton. Parton, of course, penned the music and lyrics for the original 1980 hit film as well as the new musical, now in its pre-Broadway run at the Ahmanson Theatre. The country singer made a surprise appearance, talking up the show beforehand and warning the audience that the performance might stop a few times, as is typical during previews for complicated productions.
June 7, 2012 |
Michael Pitt arrives from a film set in Seattle dressed all in black, from his hat to his unlaced black army boots, and asks to sit outside so he can smoke and be in the California sunshine - an antidote to the nonstop rain he's been working in. The actor is in the midst of a new passion project - a movie called "You Can't Win," based on a 1926 memoir by Jack Black, a freight-hopping hobo, thief and adventurer whose canny assessment of...
January 24, 1988 |
Cher, the dowdy widow who falls in love with the wrong man in "Moonstruck," and Robin Williams, the manic disc jockey in "Good Morning, Vietnam," won Golden Globe awards Saturday night as top stars in a movie musical or comedy. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. gave its supporting performers awards to Olympia Dukakis, the feisty mother in "Moonstruck," and Sean Connery, the incorruptible policeman in "The Untouchables."
July 23, 1999 |
Maybe it's a generational thing, but "Inspector Gadget," the animated adventure series that flourished in the '70s and '80s, never quite caught my fancy in the way that, say, its lesser-known contemporary, "Danger Mouse," did. "DM" never took itself too seriously and liked to wink at the kids to show that it knew how corny it could get. "Gadget," whimsical as its concept was, never seemed to acquire the self-deprecating edge that could have made it more than a nice midafternoon baby-sitter.
May 8, 1990 |
Once again, Touchstone Pictures' "Pretty Woman" romanced the weekend box office--taking the No. 1 spot, with ticket sales of $6.8 million. In second place: New Line Cinema's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," with $5.3 million. The Turtles have now cracked the $100-million club. Among new entries, Paramount Pictures' "Tales From the Darkside: The Movie," scared up $5 million--for third place. Another new entry, the 20th Century Fox comedy, "Short Time," starring Dabney Coleman, earned $1.
September 19, 1991 |
Fox's new comedy "Drexell's Class" finds Dabney Coleman playing a nasty teacher who torments his fifth-grade students and is tormented by them. Right man, wrong milieu. In tonight's premiere, Otis Drexell's adult nemesis, Principal Itkin (Randy Graff), designates him an "unredeemable low-life."