Friend of the Rocker Morning Show, man-about town, movie critic, and raconteur, Ryan Jay stopped by The Rocker Morning Show to talk movies opening this weekend.

Deepwater Horizon

  • “I couldn’t believe how painful it was to watch, but like a train wreck, you cannot look away.”
  • “…unlike Titanic, where it seemed they had a couple hours to know it would sink – in this film, it’s all very fast and there’s barely any time to think or try to survive. It’s all instinct.”
  • “It’s so scary. This, to me, is scarier than a horror film because it actually happened and it’s real.”
  • “Mark Wahlberg is great. The script is good and has some nice comedic moments with the characters at the top. Kate Hudson grounds it a bit too.”
  • See it!

Queen of Katwe

  • “This is a true story based on the life of the recent chess champion from Uganda…”
  • “It’s not the typical sports movie. It’s a story of the human spirit and how gaming can parallel and uplift you.”
  • “I really liked the color in this movie. It’s very bright in color… Music is also effectively used; incorporated in a way that helps bring out emotion.”
  • “It’s truly inspiring.”
  • See it!