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Moods of movies no maker's mirror

posted: 09/23/2016 1:42 a.m. Discuss

As you might imagine after scanning his filmography, chock-full of feel-bad, jet black dramedies that includes Happiness, Storytelling, and Life During Wartime, writer/director Todd Solondz isn't terribly concerned about being seen as a buzzkill. His work, at times arch, but absolutely pitiless toward his mooning, miserable characters, captures a kind of globally depressing vibe that tends to leave you a good deal less happy to be alive than when you walked into the theater. At the same time, his ear for dialogue and willingness to roam in territory most of the rest of us would just as soon pretend doesn't exist, give his best work a feverish immediacy that can't easily be discounted.

Coming movies

posted: 09/23/2016 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Deepwater Horizon, PG-13 A chronicle of the courage workers showed when an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico blew out April 20, 2010, and thousands of barrels of oil started to flow into the waters. With Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, Douglas M. Griffin, James DuMont, Joe Chrest, Gina Rodriguez, Brad Leland, John Malkovich; directed by Peter Berg. Sept. 30

Previews

posted: 09/23/2016 1:40 a.m. Discuss

The Hollars

Helpful Hints

posted: 09/23/2016 1:40 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: Here's an electronic hint that I think the younger generation could benefit from and the older generation should get better at. I've learned to video chat with my children, and while it's a great way to talk to them when they live out of state, it's also a handy tool for "on the spot" teaching.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 09/23/2016 1:39 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. It's a year of high ambition, and you'll match your aims. Whoever stimulates that dreamy side of your personality is a true godsend. You'll appreciate, give to and help the ones who support you, and in return you'll all be lifted high.

On Christianity

posted: 09/23/2016 1:39 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: How good do you have to be before you can become a Christian? My parents were very anti-religion, but now that I'm an adult I feel a need for God. But maybe I'm not good enough to be a Christian.

Super Quiz: Names

posted: 09/23/2016 1:38 a.m. Discuss

1. Peeping _______

Restaurant Transitions: New burger food truck; fire at Midtown Billiards; Stoby's reopening progress

posted: 09/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

There was a lot of talk at the farewell dinner for 1620/1620 Savoy, 1620 Market St., Little Rock, a couple of weeks ago about what was going to happen to the building. Now we know that Jim Keet and his family, who operate three current and one pending area Taziki's restaurants, have bought the building, contents and equipment from Rush Harding III in a deal set to be consummated today. And he has formed a working partnership with a Little Rock culinary legend -- Louis Petit, who has been in Florida for several years helping his son Louis Petit Jr. with the popular and aptly named Louis Louis on the Gulf Coast near Destin. Petit, of course, started out at Jacques and Suzanne's, and ran or was involved in several area restaurants, including Piccolo and Cafe Prego.

REVIEW: Honey Pies in Little Rock a sweet choice

posted: 09/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Sometimes you just want pie.

TELL ME ABOUT IT: Don't penalize pal for living 20 years with anti-social wife

posted: 09/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: I had a college friend until age 35, when he started dating and then married a girl who was not just entirely uninterested in me and my then-girlfriend (now my spouse), but downright rude to us. We overlooked much. Our friendship ended when after six months of planning, we drove 300 miles, checked into a hotel and called them to go out to dinner as we had arranged and she (and he) blew us off. We were incredulous.

Names and faces

updated: 09/22/2016 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Actress Emma Watson, a United Nations goodwill ambassador, cheered the possibility of the U.S. electing its first female president. Edgar Ramirez questioned a "macho" world that teaches boys to suppress emotions and dominate women.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 09/22/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

1 TRUCKS More than 50 food trucks and carts will occupy six blocks of Little Rock's Main Street -- Third through Eighth streets, and from Main to Center streets on Capitol Avenue -- for the sixth annual Main Street Food Truck Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 09/22/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Fast Forward

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Next week

The TV Column: Couch potatoes in good place as roll-out spins on

posted: 09/22/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Today and Friday are the final two busy, busy days in the first week of the new fall season. Four new shows and 14 old favorites highlight the schedule.

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