Originally Aired: 03/02/18 – We review Red Sparrow. We also speak with James Armstrong of Toronto ComiCon plus news of the week.
We talk about the news of the week. Netflix lets it drop they have over 700 TV shows and movies available in 2018. Disney announces a new Rocketeer animated series with a new character instead of the original. Rumours abound if Time Warner/AT&T merger falls through it will look to spin off WB/HBO/DC and sell it. Stan Lee and Kevin Smith’s health crises this week.
Our review of Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Matthias Schoenaerts. Synopsis: Prima ballerina Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Egorova emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, Dominika meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.
We also speak with James Armstrong. James is the lead organizer behind the Toronto ComiCon, put on by the good people at Fan Expo Canada to kick off the convention season. It also happens to coincide with March Break, so it’s a fun event to take the family to. With a new and improved family zone, a large number of vendors selling comics, toys, apparel and the like, and a great selection of comic creators and celebrity guests, the convention looks to be a great way to spend a weekend. James will be on to tell us all about the guests and attractions happening at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 16th to 18th. To find out more about the Toronto ComicCon, visit their website.
It was a great show!
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Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Producers – Andrew Young & James Green
Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“Young Blood Blues” by Hurray for the Riff Raff
“Femme Fatale” by Leslie Hudson
“Angels of Anarchy” by Audiomachine
“Burned” by Jim Johnson
“Theme from Anne of Green Gables” by Hagood Hardy
“Are You Satisfied” by Reignwolf
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape