Entries by Jay Ruud

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin Marc Foster (2018) If you go to see Disney’s live-action Christopher Robin, you’ll see some interesting “coming attractions,” one of which is for the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel 55 years in the making, that looks quite promising with the practically perfect Emily Blunt in the lead and Broadway’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, the […]

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom

Review No. 121: Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom 1010 Main Street (501) 329-6262 56.7 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: As often happens to me before a vacation, I lose my food-related discipline and want to eat lots. I decided we should go out to Old Chicago after a movie, since […]

The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Spy Who Dumped Me Susanna Fogel (2018) Whether it was planned or not, the opening of director Susanna Fogel’s new comedy/spy-thriller The Spy Who Dumped Me just one week following the opening of the latest Mission: Impossible flick seems like a brilliant marketing move. One week you thrill to the nonstop action and kicks of the […]

Burge’s Hickory Smoked Turkeys and Hams

Review No. 120: Burge’s Hickory Smoked Turkeys and Hams 405 East Dave Ward Drive (501) 205-1926 57.1 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said:Alden Burge opened his original restaurant on the corner of Highways 29 and 82 in Lewisville, Arkansas, in 1962, selling barbecue, burgers and ice cream as well as smoked […]

Mission: Impossible–Fallout

Mission: Impossible–Fallout Christopher McQuarrie (2018) If a two-and-a-half hour roller-coaster ride is your idea of a good time, then you’re going to love this latest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, pushing his 56-year-old body through reckless motorcycle pursuits through Paris streets, chases on foot through London skyways, and […]

Serranos Mexican Grill

Review No. 119: Serranos Mexican Grill 2915 Dave Ward Drive (501) 358-6763 57.1 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: We headed out to review Playa Azul Mexican Grill but realized upon arrival that this restaurant is now permanently closed, which Yelp hadn’t yet recorded (but Google had). With Mexican on our […]