Entries by Jay Ruud

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 […]

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express Kenneth Branagh (2017) Kenneth Branagh’s new film is a throwback in a lot of ways, being a remake of a 1974 film that was based on a 1934 novel that has no superheroes, no zombies, no explosions, no gunfights or fistfights, not even any sex. It’s just an old-fashioned whodunit […]

Beebe’s Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

Review No. 83: Beebe’s Hamburgers and Hotdogs 2751 Dave Ward Drive 501-358-6447 42.2 percentage done reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: Like everyone, we have a lot going on this time of year, so after a busy morning of teaching and appointments, I texted He Said to meet me at Beebe’s for lunch […]

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok Taiki Waititi (2017) If you hire Taiki Waititi, New Zealand’s reigning master of quirky comedy (who brought you What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople), to direct your new superhero movie, you shouldn’t be surprised when Thor: Ragnarok comes out the other end. Not that it should be a […]

Buffalo Wild Wings

Review No. 82: Buffalo Wild Wings 675 Amity Road (501) 205-1940 41.6 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: This is, of course, a popular international restaurant and sports-bar chain, with more than 1,200 locations throughout the United States They share a common menu so if you’ve eaten at one of these […]

Thank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service Jason Hall (2017) Jason Hall, first-time director of the new film Thank You For Your Service, is perhaps best known for his script for the film American Sniper, a movie that followed the career of Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle, deadliest marksman in U.S. history. In that film, Hall’s script […]

John Daly Steak House

Review No. 81: John Daly Steakhouse 912 Front Street (501) 504-2380 41.1 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: We were getting ready for a little jaunt to Montréal, so I was already in vacation eating mode, and there was a new steakhouse in Conway, and I thought I’d start the holiday […]