Entries by Jay Ruud

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 David Leitch (2018) The original Deadpool was clever, irreverent, sardonically humorous and self-referential, breaking the fourth wall with impunity and refusing to take itself seriously. As Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds created a persona as memorable as any “serious” superhero without being forced to adopt any romanticized moralism or idealistic claptrap. Big […]

The Burgers, Fries, and Pies Restaurant

Review No. 109: The Burgers, Fries, and Pies Restaurant 2160 Harkrider Street (501) 358-6110 54.0 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: To tell the truth, I’m not really sure what the name of this restaurant is. Online it is the Original Fried Pie Shop, which is a chain with some 20 […]

Life of the Party

Life of the Party Ben Falcone (2018) In 1960, Bing Crosby starred in a Blake Edwards film called High Time, in which Bing plays a widower and self-made fast-food millionaire who at the age of 51 (Bing was 57 at the time so…not toomuch of a stretch) decides that it’s “high time” he pursued his […]


Tully Jason Reitman (2018) Charlize Theron could have had a comfortable career playing beautiful, graceful, and sexy women. She never would have had to stretch or play anything other than herself and people would have paid her to do it because lots of people would have liked to go see her be beautiful, sexy and […]

Hidden Valley Catfish House

Review No. 108: Hidden Valley Catfish House 393 Highway 64 East (501) 450-7335 53.2 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: Early in this adventure, a colleague mentioned this restaurant to us as one of the many Conway restaurants that is distinct to the city and definitely an interesting place to eat. […]

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War Anthon and Joe Russo (2018) Perhaps the most anticipated movie in the long ten-year construction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one that in some ways weaves together strands from the previous 18 films so as to seem like the culmination of a lengthy process, Avengers: Infinity Warexploded onto the screen—I should say […]