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Every October once again brings MONSTERCAST to the Front Row Network! We're once again very excited to bring you our personal rankings of the 2nd annual HuluWeen Film Fest. These are 7 horror shorts from up and coming film-makers competing for the top prize of $50,000 toward making their short into a feature film. Which of the shorts tops our list? You'll have to listen to find out!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

It's one of the most divisive films of the year and probably one that will be for quite some time after. Joaquin Phoenix brings the character of the Joker to new life in Todd Phillips' truly bleak Gotham City origin one-shot. Now it's time for the #FullDisclosure treatment. 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".

Every October once again brings MONSTERCAST to the Front Row Network! We're excited to kick off the first of our four horror film spotlights for #MonsterCast by taking a look at the entire #ParanormalActivity Franchise. This is one of the most profitable film franchises of all time and changed the game for found footage's mass appeal. Just, you know..... ignore the last 3.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranormal_Activity_(film_series)

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

We at the Network are beyond excited to once again kick off October and our annual MonsterCast! This year we've packed the month with more content than ever and we're kicking it all off with a FULL DISCLOSURE of the recent horror fun-fest Ready or Not. A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7798634/

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

FULL DISCLOSURE continues it's string of #Mini spoiler reviews by reviewing the PBS storming of the Fall Box Office and the movie adaptation/sequel of the prestige drama Downton Abbey. The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

GUILTY PLEASURES is putting on its hardcore 90s nostalgia glasses and seeing just how guilty the panel can get while watching the Disney "classic" Man of the House from 1995. Starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Chevy Chase, A young boy refuses to accept his mother's new boyfriend, a lawyer, despite the man's attempts to win his respect, while disgruntled relatives of a criminal he prosecuted seek revenge.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113755/

CLASSICS - Vertigo

Sep 25, 2019

CLASSICS returns by diving into the suspenseful world of Alfred Hitchcock once again with the film that many consider his masterpiece: 1958's Vertigo. A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman. We're also beyond psyched to welcome Mr. Eric Flick to the Network for the first time!

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Jeremy Goeckner & Eric Flick (debut)

Survivor Special

Sep 23, 2019

As Survivor embarks on its 39th season this week, Front Row hosts and resident super-fans Lou Hare and Brandon Davis discuss their history with the reality TV juggernaut and what they're looking forward to in Season 39.

It's never a dull time at the Network when con season comes around. Even though everyone in the home office was busy with assignments we were lucky enough to have guest correspondent Trey Johnson cover the Heroes & Villains and Walker Stalker FanFest in Chicago. He got interviews with all ranges of people from stars, authors, artists and of course the COSPLAYERS! Enjoy!

FEATURING: Trey Johnson

In 2017 Andy Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's classic horror novel It took the world by storm. 2 years later we get the epic conclusion to the horrifying story. Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back to do battle with the demon clown once and for all.

IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7349950/

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

There might not be a more divisive director to discuss than Mr. Quentin Tarantino. His 9th film has been called everything from a schlock to his masterpiece. We've got an amazing panel to give it the FULL spoiler treatment on the latest episode of Full Disclosure.

IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7131622/

FEATURING: Phil Rockwell, Erin McCabe & Bryan Dressel (After The Hype)

With the release of It: Chapter 2, POP CULTURE DRAFT NIGHT saw it fit to take a look at the undisputed king of modern horror Stephen King and draft teams based on the adaptations of his work. This draft goes in many different directions! Vote for who you think won at the link below! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QP5Y6PR

FEATURING: Phil Rockwell, Steve Sykes & Ryan Lootens

Brett has been reporting live from the ground at D23, and now it's time to break down all the news from the Disney Studios panel that encompassed future plans for Marvel Studios, Disney Animation, Pixar and more!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Justin Suiter & Jeremy Goeckner

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Not even a road trip to Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2019 can keep Craig and Jeremy from giving you the definitive breakdown of all the drama going down between Sony and Disney with Spider-Man.

FEATURING: Craig McFarland & Jeremy Goeckner

Heroes was a show that was pretty ahead of its time according to series star Jack Coleman. "You see it as sort of the template of a lot of shows and movies that are out there now," he told our Front Row Network reporters at the annual Chicago Wizard World Comic-Con. "It borrowed from other comics as well in that, for example, Peter Parker was more interesting than Spider-Man. But all of these people discovering their powers and feeling kind of trapped by them but also embracing them, it really set the stage for a lot of what you see today". 

It's time yet again for another knock-down, drag-out movie bracket fight here at the Network! This time we've got the impossible task of sifting through all the amazing and uplifting sports films through the decades to arrive at the greatest to ever be made.

FEATURING: Lou Hare, John Bowser, Tim Tierney, Erin McCabe & Jeremy Goeckner

After a far-too-long hiatus, CLASSICS is finally back on the Front Row Network! To mark it's grand return, Brandon and the crew are breaking down one of the best comedies of all time: Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles. In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Louis Hare & Steve Sykes

IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/

Guilty Pleasures: Mamma Mia 2

Aug 11, 2019
Front Row Network Guilty Pleasures
Universal Pictures

It's time to take the disco floor and be crowned the dancing queen..... AGAIN! GUILTY PLEASURES is back with our friends from the Disneyland Foodies Amanda & Kara to talk about one of the rarest things in Hollywood: a successful musical SEQUEL! It's time to break out the bell-bottoms and low v-cut jumpsuits. We're talking Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

FEATURING: Louis Hare, Amanda & Kara Hasaka (Disneyland Foodies)

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Pop Culture Draft Night: From Here to There Draft

Jul 31, 2019
Front Row Network Pop Culture Draft Night
Jeremy Goeckner

POP CULTURE DRAFT NIGHT is back with one of the most unique drafts you're ever going to see. In the pop culture world, it's so important to figure out how to get from point A to point B. There are many methods you can choose, but some are just inherently way cooler than others. Hence, it's time to put our GMs to the test and see which modes of pop culture transportation they're picking above all others!

FEATURING: Steve Sykes, Louis Hare, Ryan Lootens & Phil Rockwell

1994: The Best Film Year Ever

Jul 26, 2019

It started as a simple thought: so many amazing films are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Could it be that 1994 was the greatest year the film industry has ever seen? Our all star panel lays out the case!

For more read Lou's article at FRNPod.com

FEATURING: Louis Hare, Craig McFarland, Erin McCabe, Phil Rockwell & Ryan Lootens

It's the biggest weekend of the year for all things pop culture and especially all things nerd! And the Front Row is once again proud to bring you comprehensive coverage of all the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con International 2019! Here is your brief recap of the biggest news from Day 4! We're covering news from Star Trek, the final season panel from Supernatural as well as a quick take on Marvel's Phase 4 strategy!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

It's the biggest weekend of the year for all things pop culture and especially all things nerd! And the Front Row is once again proud to bring you comprehensive coverage of all the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con International 2019! Here is your brief recap of the biggest news from Day 3! We're covering news from PicardThe Orville, and Watchmen as well as a comprehensive breakdown of Marvel's Phase 4 announcement!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Scott McFarland

It's the biggest weekend of the year for all things pop culture and especially all things nerd! And the Front Row is once again proud to bring you comprehensive coverage of all the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con International 2019! Here is your brief recap of the biggest news from Day 2! We're covering the first trailer for Netflix's The WitcherThe Walking Dead and the deleted scenes from Avengers: Endgame plus MUCH MORE!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 - Day 1 Recap

Jul 19, 2019
Front Row Network Specials
San Diego Comic Con

It's the biggest weekend of the year for all things pop culture and especially all things nerd! And the Front Row is once again proud to bring you comprehensive coverage of all the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con International 2019! Here is your brief recap of the biggest news from Day 1!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Front Row Special
Wizard World

We had the honor and total blast of being included with the press to cover Wizard World Comic-Con St. Louis 2019. We had an absolute blast covering all 3 days of this insanely well-run event and are proud to bring you all of our celebrity and artist interviews all rolled into one. Enjoy and look for our continuing con coverage with San Diego this week and our reports from Heroes & Villains and the Walker Stalker Cons in Chicago. Enjoy!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Steve Sykes and Kyle Hudson

Front Row Network Full Disclosure
Sony

Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is officially in the books with the release of the 22nd film in the massive movie saga: Spider-Man: Far From Home. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Craig McFarland & Conner Maloney

Front Row Network Full Disclosure
Warner Brothers

Sara and Jeremy are breaking down the latest in the Godzilla franchise in this Mini Full Disclosure episode. Beware spoilers abound! The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner and Sara Goeckner

Front Row Network Rapid Reaction
Sony Pictures

It's the end of Marvel's massive Phase 3 and the capper on the awesomeness that was Endgame. The Network's Lou Hare is here with some SPOILER-FREE rapid thoughts on Spider-Man: Far From Home. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

FEATURING: Lou Hare

FULL DISCLOSURE: Toy Story 4

Jul 2, 2019
Disney Pixar

FULL DISCLOSURE and BEYOND THE MOUSE collide once again, this time to discuss Toy Story 4. When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

FEATURING: Beyond the Mouse, Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

FULL DISCLOSURE: John Wick 3

Jun 26, 2019
Front Row Network Full Disclosure
Summit Entertainment

FULL DISCLOSURE continues it's Summer Blitz with another #Mini episode. This time out Lou Hare is reacting to the return of everyone's favorite dog-avenging assassin John Wick. Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

FEATURING: Lou Hare

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