Jeremy Goeckner

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Joel is out so Stevers the producer extraordinaire fills in with some poetry, and hot takes! Getty reports in on Anime Stranding and Steve gets us hungry with  Lunch-A-Palooza, we discuss the Playstation and EA events, play some Remnant From the Ashes together and Getty tells us about the Medievil remake. We close out with a listener email, thanks to our friends at Gaming Fyx! 

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Hamilton on Broadway

It's #HamiltonWeek on the Front Row Network! We've got a ton of coverage coming for you leading up to the release of the #HamilFilm on July 3rd. We're kicking off our coverage with Part 1 of a comprehensive ranking of EVERY SINGLE SONG IN THE SHOW! That's right, all 46 songs on the soundtrack ranked! Who will come out on top? Listen to find out!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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Welcome our new video series #TheRundown. Here we will give you a very quick review of the biggest entertainment news you might have missed last week. This episode is packed with new movie release dates, new projects and a slate of new trailers. Check it out! 

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Celebrity Photographer Michael Grecco Interview

Jun 28, 2020
Michael Grecco Photography

The Network is proud to welcome celebrity photographer Michael Grecco to the Front Row! Michael has led a truly incredible life on his way to becoming one of the foremost celebrity photographers in the world. Whether it's his origins in the punk music scene to his time with the biggest magazines in the world, Michael has always had his camera out and ready to capture every moment in front of him. We talk about everything from his origins to his amazing list of celebrity subjects. Join us for a truly wonderful look at life through Michael Grecco's lens.

Front Row Network

We at the Network are always looking for new content and the best content creators to keep you entertained! And so we are so psyched to introduce you to our good friend Larry Smith and his brand new show for the Network and NPR Illinois called "Convince Me". Check out this interview for a preview of what this hilarious show has in store for your earbuds.

FEATURING: Larry Smith, Jeremy Goeckner & Craig McFarland

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World Wrestling Entertainment

WWE has pushed forward in the months since the COVID-19 outbreak in the US. It hasn't been easy but they've been able to build on some storylines and give us one of the best champions we've had in a long time in Drew McIntyre. We've seen yet another evolution in these live shows as WWE has now taken to adding a limited audience by having upwards of 50 WWE trainees at social distances in the arena while separating the ring with plexiglass panels. It's added much to retrieving the old feeling of having a crowd and we might even have more evolution that we'll talk about later.

Walt Disney Studio

   Beyond the Mouse is breaking down all 22 Pixar movies for you! We asked the entire Front Row Network group of hosts to rank the films, and special guest Erin McCabe is here to give us the results.

World Wrestling Entertainment

The absence of professional sports in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak has left a pretty sizeable void in the world. An unassuming beneficiary of those shutdowns has been World Wrestling Entertainment. Despite performing in front of empty arenas, they and their competitors are the one mass live entertainment enterprise still producing new live content. Any WWE fan and even casual observers can tell you that the entire wrestling calendar revolves around Wrestlemania. The annual April mega show is not just a WWE showcase.

March 16, 2020

It's time for your weekly BOX OFFICE MINUTE. Here we will give you the rundown on what won the weekend at the theaters. The biggest story was the immense collective downturn in all numbers. However we still do have a top 5 and they include 3 new releases. Here is your #BoxOfficeMinute

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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March 13, 2020

Here we tell you the latest movies releasing in theaters every weekend so you can always be up to date on when the movies you're most looking forward to are out. This week features a new graphic novel adaptation, a controversial horror film and a faith-based music biopic. Here is what's #OpeningThisWeek

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

March 06, 2020

Here we tell you the latest movies releasing in theaters every weekend so you can always be up to date on when the movies you're most looking forward to are out. This week features the next Pixar film and the newest drama from the team of Gavin O'Connor and Ben Affleck. Here is what's #OpeningThisWeek

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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The Front Row Network is proud to announce the addition of the latest group of contributors to the ever-growing entertainment network. We’re proud to announce that Super GG Radio will be joining the Network under the NPR Illinois banner. Super GG Radio is a video game-centric podcast dealing with news and reviews of new and existing titles as well as editorial stories. The Network has long wanted to get into the video game realm and adding a crew like Super GG Radio is just the perfect addition to get us there.

February 24, 2020

It's time for your weekly BOX OFFICE MINUTE. Here we will give you the rundown on what won the weekend at the theaters. Did Sonic speed his way to the top of the box office once again?

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

It's been an incredible Oscar Season. The #Oscars gave us plenty of surprises and plenty of topics to discuss. Here is our Awards night coverage in the form of all of our live commercial break segments. See you next season! #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Phil Rockwell, Brandon Davis, Vanessa Ferguson, Jay Hoffman & Jeremy Goeckner

OSCAR SPOTLIGHT - Best Picture

Feb 9, 2020

Our #OscarSpotlight category series concludes on this Oscar Sunday with a long look at the nominees for the industry's top prize of Best Picture. We give you a detailed reasoning of why all 9 films deserve to win. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Lou Hare, Craig McFarland, Phil Rockwell & Jeremy Goeckner

WATCH THE OSCARS WITH US AT OUR 2ND ANNUAL OSCARS VIEWING PARTY AT THE HOOGLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS.
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Netflix, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, El Deseo

Our #OscarSpotlight category series continues with a look at the absolutely STACKED year that it was for leading male performances. Who's the favorite and can anyone pull an upset? #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Brandon Davis

WATCH THE OSCARS WITH US AT OUR 2ND ANNUAL OSCARS VIEWING PARTY AT THE HOOGLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS.
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OSCAR SPOTLIGHT - Judy

Jan 29, 2020
BBC Films

Our #OscarSpotlight series continues with a look at what many consider the best female performance of the year in the late-life biopic #Judy. Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7549996/

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Brandon Davis & Sara Baltusevich

Warner Bros. Pictures

Our #OscarSpotlight series continues with a look at the most nominated and quite possibly the most divisive film of the year; the 11-time nominee #Joker. In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck embarks on a downward-spiral of social revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his infamous alter-ego: "The Joker".

Netflix

The #OscarSpotlight series continues! Martin Scorcese's The Irishman is next up as we re-release our #FullDisclosure review from last year. A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1302006

FEATURING: Lou Hare, Erin McCabe & Ryan Lootens

Sony Picture Releasing

The Oscars are here and once again the Front Row Network is giving you comprehensive coverage with our #OscarSpotlight series. Here we'll break down all of the most-nominated films and break down all of the categories. We start it out with Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's iconic novel #LittleWomen.

Featuring: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

Front Row Network

January 13, 2020

We're proud to debut our newest mini-show on the network: BOX OFFICE MINUTE. Here we will give you the rundown on what won the weekend at the theaters. 1917 opens big as the box office boasts only one new-comer in the top 5.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Yes movie fans, the day has come once again. The nominations for 92nd Annual Academy Awards have been announced and, as always, there’s equal parts joy and anger to go around. I don’t think there’s quite anything in the movie world that inspires so much happiness and head-scratching at the exact same time as the yearly Oscar nominations. Per usual, there’s plenty of snubs and surprises to catalog.

SNUB: Frozen II Left in the Cold

5th Annual Geek Year In Review

Jan 10, 2020

It's the end of the year so it is time once again for the 5th Annual Geek Year In Review crossover podcast extravaganza! This year we welcome back our good friends Jeremie Bailey from the Lincoln's Legends podcast and Mitch Ladd from The Geek Awakens. We cover a wide variety of topics from movies to TV shows to Comics and even some video games. This is always one of the highlights of our podcasting year so a big shout-out to our co-collaborators and of course to all of you! So please enjoy this special episode!

Featuring: Craig McFarland, Mitch Ladd & Jeremie Bailey

January 10, 2020

Here we tell you the latest movies releasing in theaters every weekend so you can always be up to date on when the movies you're most looking forward to are out. This week returns a full slate of movie openings including the newly crowned Golden Globe Best Drama winner. Here is what's #OpeningThisWeek

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

The 2020 movie awards season has officially kicked off with the 77th Golden Globe Awards that took place last night in Hollywood, California. In many ways it’s been a truly whirlwind year in the world of movies. Record-breaking box office numbers have often given way to a thinking of diminishing returns when it comes to mid-budget studio fare. The emergence of streaming giant Netflix from cute upstart to legitimate leading studio in the Awards season has similarly led to a shifting window of what the movie industry is currently soon to be turning into.

January 03, 2020

Here we tell you the latest movies releasing in theaters every weekend so you can always be up to date on when the movies you're most looking forward to are out. This week literally has only one major studio film being released. Will it be enough to claim the box office crown?

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Columbia Pictures

#Flashback is kicking off the new year with America's favorite romantic comedy and the perfect film to watch for New Year's! #WhenHarryMetSally is 30 years old and it's time to examine how it changed the rom-com landscape forever. #FRN #NPR

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens & Vanessa Ferguson

FRN's Best Movies of 2019

Dec 31, 2019

2019 is officially in the books and in many ways the year in movies was as eclectic, chaotic and satisfying as everything else we encountered in 2019. We had a brand new all-time box office champion, a record-setting year for Disney as a studio that is unlikely to ever be challenged, the emergence of Awards front-runners on streaming services and one of the truly most baffling films in recent memory (Cats). As such here on the Front Row Network we put the task out to our writers to come up with the best films of the year in given categories. 

December 27, 2019

Here we tell you the latest movies releasing in theaters every weekend so you can always be up to date on when the movies you're most looking forward to are out. This week features a trio of Awards season hopefuls and the latest animated adventure to hit theaters.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Walt Disney Pictures

It's one of the biggest movies of the year and decade and it's getting SPOILED in the latest episode of #FullDisclosure. The wait is over as we're talking #StarWars Episode IX #TheRiseOfSkywalker. #FRN #NPR

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527338

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Erin McCabe, Scott McFarland & Ethan Fant

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