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Today's Box Office: August: Osage County, Lone Survivor, Her

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles reviews August: Osage County, Lone Survivor, and Her.

Today's Box Office: Idris Elba talks Mandella

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles talks with actor Idris Elba about his role as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Idris Elba plays Nelson Mandela in the bio-pic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. In this interview we talk about how meaningful it was to play the role of a man who had such an impact on the world.

Cabot body shop total loss after fire

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A Cabot business is a total loss after a late night fire Tuesday.

Fire Chief Phil Robinson said the fire started at Wilson's Paint and Body, located at 1515 2nd Street, around 9:25 p.m. Tuesday and it was put out at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Robinson told THV 11 News the building is basically a total loss. They don't know the cause of the fire yet, and the department has people assessing whether there is any environmental impact, such as runoff. He said it appeared the business used water-based materials.

We will update this story as we get more information. 

Cabot man arrested for stealing scrap metal

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A Cabot man is under arrest for allegedly stealing scrap metal.

The Lonoke County Sheriff's Office got a report Jan. 3 just after 5 p.m. about someone at an abandoned home on Vice Lane loading something into a truck.

Officer talked with 44-year-old Ricky Ruby who officers say was in the process of loading scrap metal from the house to his truck.

The Sheriff's Office said Ruby told them he didn't know who owned the building, but he was "trying to be nice and help clean up the neighborhood."

Ruby was arrested for criminal trespass and theft of property.

Today's Box Office: Top 11 of 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles picks his top 11 movies of 2013.

August: Osage County - Meryl Streep is amazing as the pill-popping, truth-telling matriarch of the very dysfunctional Weston family. I connected with Osage County on a personal level because there's a certain degree of dysfunction in my family that this film or the play by Tracy Letts could have been based upon.

Gravity - This is the groundbreaker of 2013. I have never been on the edge of my seat like this in a movie theater. Director Alfonso Cuaron not only delivered a tight, tense film but he was also innovative in the way he brought it to the screen. Cuaron spent years working visual effect artists trying to perfect the look of this film and waiting for the technology to come along so this film would be possible. Sadly, if you did not see this in the theater, you missed half of the experience of this film.

Cabot Schools opening early Tues. due to cold weather

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Cabot Schools are opening their doors a few minutes earlier Tuesday because of the cold weather.

According to Amanda Elizandro with Cabot School District, schools will open at 7:15 a.m. for parents who need to drop their children off on their way to work so they don't have to stand in the cold, waiting for a school bus.

Tuesday, the low is 9 degrees and the high is 33 degrees.  See the full forecast: http://on.kthv.com/18QpdDq

Winter chill survival tips for Arkansas parents, students

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross) - Monday is the day most Arkansas students return from holiday break. With the National Weather Service's unusual wind chill warnings and advisories for much of the state through Tuesday, the American Red Cross in Arkansas urges Arkansans to take safety precautions to keep warm.

"While some schools across northern Arkansas have announced closing due to weather tomorrow, thousands of students will find themselves out in the morning in extreme cold as they wait for buses or walk to school," stated American Red Cross in Arkansas Communication Information Officer, Brigette Williams. "Hypothermia is of great concern with early morning wind chill causing temperatures with cold and brisk winds to be in single digits to as low as minus 20 degrees in some areas of the state."