Originally Aired: 06/15/18 – Our review Incredibles 2. We speak with director Sherren Lee about The Things You Think I’m Thinking. Also, we speak with writer Fred Van Lente about The Con Artist.
We speak with filmmaker Sherren Lee about The Things You Think I’m Thinking, a short film about a gay black male burn-survivor and amputee who goes on a date with a regularly-abled man. The short is playing a number of festivals and getting some high praise. Sherren Lee is a Director born in Taiwan, bred in Montreal and currently located in Toronto. Her latest short film The Things You Think I’m Thinking won the AWFJ EDA Award at the Whistler Film Festival 2018, the Special Jury Prize at the Canadian Film Festival 2018, two Golden Sheaf Awards for Best Director Fiction and Best Multicultural at the Yorkton Film Festival 2018, the Best Canadian Short Award at Inside Out Toronto 2018, has been in competition at over twenty festivals including Slamdance 2018, SXSW 2018 and continues its festival run. For more on Sherren Lee, check out her website.
Our review of Incredibles 2 starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Sarah Vowell. Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
We also speak with comic writer and author Fred Van Lente joins us via phone to talk about his upcoming novel release, The Con Artist. It’s a murder mystery that takes place at Comic Con! Fred tell us all about it and more! Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning writer of comics like Archer & Armstrong (Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Action Philosophers! (American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Teens), and Cowboys & Aliens (with Andrew Foley), the basis for the feature film. In 2017 Van Lente branched into the world of prose with his debut novel, the stand-up murder mystery Ten Dead Comedians. His follow-up novel, The Con Artist, set in the comic book industry, will be out this July. For more on Fred Van Lente, check out his 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
Hosts/Producers – Andrew Young & James Green
Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“Every Time I Leave” by Jimmy Lumpkin and The Revival
“Scarlet Oak” by Leslie Hudson
“Love in the Time of Algorithms” by The Heroic Enthusiasts
“Incredi-Title and The Underminer” by Michael Giacchino
“Hour of Heroes” by Filip Oleyka
“Take Me to Comic Con“ by Ariel, Zoey & Eli
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape