rkansas fans of Lucero have come to expect a December show from the Memphis-based punk-country band. The group’s lead singer, Ben Nichols, is a Little Rock native, and Nichols always seems to bring the boys to his hometown around the holidays for a show at Rev Room.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the first installment of the popular franchise’s last chapter, is all coil and no release. It’s a taut, dark portrait of a universe upended by revolution, one where the flashy bread and circuses of the first two films have been replaced by anger and despair.
If it’s more talky and less satisfying than its predecessor, the propulsive The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — largely because the conclusion won’t come until next year with Part 2 — it is still a sporadically involving adventure.