Entries by Jay Ruud

Lady Bird

Lady Bird Greta Gerwig (2017) I can’t say I was dying to see this movie, which as far as I could tell was just another teen angst movie about a high school senior coming of age. Seems like I’ve seen something like that before—like in every other movie that gets made these days, unless it’s […]

Firehouse Subs

Review No. 87: Firehouse Subs 1240 U.S. 64 (501) 513-2410 44.3 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: Well, I was between performances of Miracle on 34th Street with the Red Curtain Theatre on Friday, and had time to have a quick bite to eat. She Said told me Firehouse Subs was […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh (2017) Some movies are hard to pigeonhole. Pretty much all of Martin McDonagh’s work falls into this category. The toast of the London and New York stages while still in his twenties, the author of  such darkly comic plays as The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Pillowman, McDonagh […]

WunderHaus

Review No. 86: WunderHaus 900 Locust Avenue (501) 358-6806 43.5 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: After a morning meeting in Little Rock, I had a Friday kind of feeling and remembered that WunderHaus was having its opening day after an extended soft opening. It seemed like a great idea for […]

Cilantro’s Mexican Grill

Review No. 85: Cilantro’s Mexican Grill 201 Skyline Drive (within the shopping center campus) (501) 358-6366 43.0 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: While we were seeing Wonder across the parking lot, I decided I was craving a margarita and all good things Mexican, so I gave myself Thanksgiving-week-related permission to […]

Justice League

Justice League Zack Snyder (2017) Here’s the thing: it’s probably not really fair to do so, but with DC’s Justice League coming so closely on the heels of Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, it’s virtually impossible not to make a direct comparison of the two films, and to note why one franchise has been ultra-successful while the […]

Outback Steak House

Review No. 84: Outback Steak House 955 E. Oak Street (501) 548-6220 42.7 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: We had been to Outback just once since moving to Conway, and that was 14 years ago. It wasn’t so much because we didn’t like it. Mainly it was that it was […]