Originally Aired: 08/03/18 – Our review of The Darkest Minds. We speak with Amanda Joy of Second Jen and we also talk with Fan Expo coordinator James Armstrong.

We speak with actor, writer and producer Amanda Joy of Second Jen, premiering this Saturday, August 4th on OMNI Television. The comedy series follows two best friends trying to assert their independence and find their place in the world, while dealing with overprotective immigrant families who think they know what’s best for them. Amanda Joy is second-generation Filipino-Chinese-Canadian. She is an actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker based in Toronto. Her crime drama, Hunter’s Chance was recently picked up for production. She is set to appear as Sophie in Sean Astin’s upcoming dramedy eHero and is a regular on-air contributor to CBC Radio q. Joy is an alumna of the WGC’s Diverse Screenwriters’ Program. She is a member of The Beaverton’s online writing staff. She has also worked short-lived stints as a diamond runner and portable hot-chocolate dispenser (true story). For more on Amanda, check out the Second Jen Facebook Page.

Our review of The Darkest Minds starring Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Harris Dickinson. Synopsis: When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are seen as a threat by the government and sent to detainment camps. Sixteen-year-old Ruby soon escapes from her captors and joins other runaways who are seeking a safe haven. Banded together and on the run, they soon combine their collective powers to fight the adults who tried to take away their future.

We also speak with Fan Expo Canada coordinator (and longtime friend of Geek Hard) James Armstrong. James is on to tell us what to expect from this year’s convention, happening at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, August 30th to September 2nd. What excitement awaits us over Labour Day Weekend?

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
Hosts/Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“Jamiroquai Bee Gees Mashup” by Pomplamoose
“The Girl At The Video Game Story” by Parry Gripp
“Adore” by Amy Shark
“Revolution” by Unsecret featuring Ruelle
“Fall in Line” by Your Friendly Neighborhood
“Holiday” by Weezer
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape