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Film, "John Carter": Special Effects Dazzle Amid Action Thrills

"John Carter": Special Effects Dazzle Amid Action Thrills

With expectations to match its obscenely huge budget (an estimated quarter of a billion dollars), this long-delayed adaptation of pulp meister Edgar Rice Burroughs's 1917 sci-fi swashbuckler A Princess of Mars has every right to be a bloated, gutless CGI…
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"Improvise a Picnic" with Rova Saxophone Quartet Explorative jazz improvisers (and their fans) seem like nonparticipants in the greater cultural community. They don't pretend to be hip by catering to the mass-marketed tastes du jour, and they don't sport the…
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Bobby Bradford Even though L.A. trumpeter Bobby Bradford swings with his own brand of lyrical fire, his connection to Ornette Coleman cannot be overstated. In fact, along with Don Cherry, Bradford was one of Coleman's top brass sidekicks of choice…
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