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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I hate to admit this, but my wife and I never got along, and when she died last year I wasn't all that sorry. But now I desperately miss her. I wish I could make up for those lost years. What's wrong with me?

NW COMING ATTRACTIONS

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Coco, PG Despite his family's long-term ban on making music, a youngster dreaming of becoming an accomplished musician and desperate to prove his talent finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. Animated; with voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Sofía Espinosa, Selene Luna; directed by Lee Unkrich. Opens Wednesday

NW Previews

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Justice League

REVIEW: Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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Screenwriter Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut, Nightcrawler, a dark and dirty satire about the “if it bleeds, it leads” culture in today’s media, hit the sweet spot for many. It deftly blended ultra-cynicism with a realism distorted just enough to make it cult viewing. That originality and skillfulness set a high bar, one that Gilroy’s follow-up, legal drama Roman J. Israel, Esq., struggles to surpass.

Cookie shop's location set to open in Little Rock one of several planned in Arkansas

updated: 11/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Whimsy Cookie Co.’s planned shop in Little Rock is one of several the expanding company hopes to open within the next five years in Arkansas.

Style: 'Wonder,' 'Justice League' movie reviews

posted: 11/16/2017 12:07 p.m. Discuss

Wonder is the story of a little boy who looks different and the way he makes his way in the world. It probably won’t win next week’s box office sweepstakes, but it's probably a better movie than the sure thing, Justice League, which our Piers Marchant says seems to be borrowing from the Marvel formula.

RESTAURANT TRANSITIONS: Rooftop restaurant debut set in downtown LR; list of eateries open on Thanksgiving

posted: 11/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Nov. 24 is the target for the Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown, 322 Rock St., to open Agasi 7, its rooftop, open-air restaurant and bar and the area's first. It'll serve food for dinner only; at last check before deadline, the menu was still in the works, but they're anticipating it to be mostly upscale bar food. The hotel has a second restaurant in the lobby area: The Garden Grill, also serving only dinner (burgers, sandwiches, ribs and steaks), 5-10 p.m. daily. A hot breakfast, to-order or buffet, is available in the lobby, 6-10 a.m. Monday-Friday, 7-11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. The hotel phone number is (501) 244-0044.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Dugan’s updates, adds to vast menu

posted: 11/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Dugan's Pub, which we've always considered to be the most modest of central Arkansas' three ostensibly Irish pubs, recently updated its menu. Proprietor Don Dugan's new bill of fare adds nearly a dozen new dishes to a pretty broad lineup of Irish, semi-Irish, quasi-Irish and good ol' American items.

THE WEEKEND TEN

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1 'FIRE AWAY'

Fast Forward

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NEXT WEEK

The TV Column: Gaming janitor a would-be hero in Future Man

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How about something fun to watch? Future Man is now streaming on Hulu for those who subscribe. All 13 half-hour episodes became available Tuesday.

Weekend Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Special Event: Artists show their wares at Museum School Sale

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Not all of the art at the Arkansas Arts Center ends up on walls and in display cases. Behind the scenes, in studio spaces, students and teachers spend creative hours sketching, painting, molding and carving in the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School.

Music Scene: Stapleton at Verizon, Cate Brothers at CALS theater

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Acclaimed country singer Chris Stapleton, along with opening acts Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb, will perform at 7 p.m. today in Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Admission is $70.75, $50.75 and $30.75.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

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