Entries by Jay Ruud

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians Jon M. Chu (2018) It’s a phenomenon worth remarking upon, as movie critics nationwide have already done, that Crazy Rich Asians, the box office champion for two straight weeks, is not a blockbuster superhero or action film but is, in fact, the first Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast since 1993’s The […]

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Review No. 123: Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers 820 East Oak Street (501) 205-4091 57.2 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said:Here’s another new restaurant in Conway, having opened just over a month ago. It’s always pretty busy when we drive by, so we were kind of waiting for the newness to […]

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee (2018) On one level, Spike Lee’s new film, BlacKkKlansmanis a buddy-cop movie, in the vein of Tango and Cash or, in its evocation of the world of the ’70s, Freebie and the Bean, although the teaming up of a black and a white officer might call to mind 48 Hours or the immensely popular Lethal […]

Marco’s Pizza

Review No. 122: Marco’s Pizza 2501 Dave Ward Drive (501) 327-7070 57.2 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: Still trying to eat down a cold, I believed pizza would be the remedy once and for all, and feeling sick and committed to my pajamas, a carry-out/delivery pizza provider looked like the […]

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 […]