Entries by Jay Ruud

The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2  Brad Bird (2018) Has it really been fourteen years since the first Incredibles movie? Maybe it just doesn’t seem that long because Brad Bird’s initial animated foray into the superhero genre was so fresh, so memorable, that it seems like just yesterday that I laughed through it, enjoying the retro-futuristic Pixar animation of […]

Martita’s Restaurant

Martita’s Restaurant 2915 Dave Ward Drive, No. 1 (501) 932-6202 56.4 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: We were looking for something different to lunch on after church one Sunday, and I’d heard there was a Salvadoran restaurant open in Conway, so after a little Googling and Facebooking, we headed to […]

Ocean’s 8

Ocean’s 8 Gary Ross (2018) You know the formula: suave and confident ex con concocts an elaborate scheme to pull off a hitherto undreamed-of heist where a vast fortune is a stake. The aforementioned con puts together a team of rogues, beginning with an equally suave and confident lieutenant, and filled out by other technical […]

Book Club

Book Club Bill Holderman (2018) Back in 2011, John Madden gave us The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a brilliant sleeper of a movie that presented aging stars like Maggie Smith and Judy Dench, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkerson in what amounted to a romantic comedy for senior citizens. Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson had already […]

Little Caesars Pizza–Oak Street

Review No. 111: Little Caesars Pizza-Oak Street 2235 East Oak Street (501) 327-0630 55.0 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: I had about 18 hours at home between flights for a work trip and a fun trip, and the last thing I wanted to do was go out for a review […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story Ron Howard (2018) In a lot of minds, the opening weekend of Solo: A Star Wars Story was a box office disaster, netting “only” some $83 million domestically over the three-day Memorial Day weekend (it will be about $101 million after Sunday), and an even more dismal $65 million internationally. […]

Señor Tequila: Mexican Food and Tequila Bar

Review No. 110: Señor Tequila: Mexican Food and Tequila Bar 1117 Oak Street 501-358-6382 54.8 percentage done reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: We wanted to meet our friends from Shanghai for a quintessential Conwegian dinner, so we, of course, chose a Mexican restaurant (I’ll let He Said report how many there are […]