The first installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 comes out this weekend.
Riverfest — your chance to see national and regional talent play for more than 250,000 people on the banks of the Arkansas River — is less than 10 days away. Let the countdown begin! If you don’t recognize one of the choices, check out the Riverfest Spotify playlist here.
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Sunday is the day for celebrating mothers. And in the spirit of the Little Rock Film Festival, which opens the very next day, why don’t you tell us:
Earlier this week, Lucasfilm announced the cast of its forthcoming addition to the Star Wars franchise. From the official Star Wars press release:
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”
When the Arkansas Travelers announced the team’s new mascots at the end of March, the responses were … mixed. National websites like Deadspin and Uproxx wasted no time in joining in on the ribbing, but since the season has started, Ace and Otey seem to have made some friends.