Originally Aired: 11/10/17 – Review Murder on the Orient Express. Talk with Ronnie Rowe Jr. of Black Cop & Star Trek and Kelly Michael Stewart of BITS Fest

We talk with actor Ronnie Rowe Jr. the star of Black Cop, a political satire about a black police officer who seeks revenge after being profiled and assaulted by his colleagues. The film has played many film festivals across Canada and the U.S. this year and is getting great reviews. Ronnie joins us to chat about the film as well as his appearance in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Ronnie Rowe Jr. first found his love for acting in elementary school doing plays like Grease, The Sound of Music and Oliver Twist. His first big break came when he was cast as one of the leads in the Woody Harrelson play A Buller for Adolf. Shortly after, he entered the small screen landing a recurring role on the hit NBC series The Firm. Since then, Ronnie Rowe Jr. has appeared in several major film and television productions including recurring roles in The Strain (FX) and Dark Matter (Syfy) and parts on Riftworld Chronicles (CBC), Murdoch Mysteries (City), Saving Hope (CTV), and The Expanse (Syfy).

Our review of Murder on the Orient Express starring Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz and Willem Dafoe. Synopsis: A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world’s greatest detective — Hercule Poirot — arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

We also talk with Kelly Michael Stewart who is the festival director for the Blood in the Snow Film Festival, coming to Toronto on November 23rd to 26th. The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival is a unique and imaginative showcase of contemporary Canadian horror, genre, and underground cinema, that exists to challenge social boundaries, explore artistic taboos, and support and exhibit independent Canadian genre media artists. Kelly tells us all about the lineup of movies coming to this year’s fest. For more info on BITS, check out their website.

It was a great show!

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Production Credits:

Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“Busin’ Makes Me Feel Good” by M.O. Littles & Ultra Magnus
“Devil is Fine” by Zeal and Ardor
“Mercy Mercy Me” by Marvin Gaye
“Believe” by Imagine Dragons
“The Belgian Detective” by Christopher Gunning
“Thriller” by Postmodern Jukebox featuring Wayne Brady
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape