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Are you a movie-lover? Do you look for the good before the bad? Do you think hater critic culture has gone a little too far? Well then this is the podcast for you! At The Front Row, we're the podcast for people who ACTUALLY LIKE MOVIES. We have over 10 different shows that all bring their unique perspectives to the world of entertainment. Check them all out, and we'll see you in the front row!

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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

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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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". 

Guilty Pleasures: Mamma Mia 2

Aug 11, 2019
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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

FULL DISCLOSURE - The Lion King

Jul 24, 2019
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Walt Disney Studios

The Beyond the Mouse crew sits down to discuss the latest reimagining from Disney, The Lion King. They also hit on in general the discussion around Disney's decision to remake so many of their classics.

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson, Brett Rutherford

IMDB Page:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6105098/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

Special Coverage San Diego Comic Con 2019

Jul 24, 2019
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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

FULL DISCLOSURE - Child's Play

Jul 18, 2019
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Orion Pictures

It's the remake that no one wanted but defied expectations. The Front Row is live and talking about the surprising (but still flawed) Child's Play. A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

FEATURING: Phil Rockwell & Ryan Lootens

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

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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

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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
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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

GUILTY PLEASURES - Road House

Jun 17, 2019
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Silver Pictures

Welcome to the newest episode of Guilty Pleasures! Here we discuss the movies you love even though you probably shouldn't. Serene and laconic, yet powerful and lethal, Dalton is an expert in martial arts and the best professional bouncer in the business. With such a reputation, Dalton is summoned in a small town in Missouri to clean up the sleazy bar called The Double Deuce from the troublemakers who terrorize the customers, without knowing, however, that the villainous local entrepreneur, Brad Wesley, wants things to remain unchanged.

Featuring: Lou Hare, Tara Erickson & Sam Weller

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21st Century Fox

Welcome to the newest evolution of FULL DISCLOSURE on the Front Row Network with our solo MINIS! Today Jeremy is talking about his reactions to the latest and final chapter in the First Class X-Men franchise with Fox's adaptation of Dark Phoenix and what he thinks the future of the X-Men under Marvel Studios should be.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

With the Summer movie season officially on us, it's time for our annual tradition at POP CULTURE DRAFT NIGHT: 4 teams, 10 movies each, most money wins. It's time for the Summer Box Office Draft!

FEATURING: Phil Rockwell, Randi Rockwell, Megan Rockwell & Andrew Rockwell

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FULL DISCLOSURE - Aladdin

Jun 3, 2019
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Walt Disney Pictures

The BEYOND THE MOUSE crew is pulling double duty this month to bring you the latest episode of FULL DISCLOSURE. The mouse house has continued their run of live-action remakes of their animated classics and now it's Aladdin's turn. How was Guy Ritchie's direction? Does Will Smith make the Genie work in live-action? Are the songs still as good as they were? The crew answers it all!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson & Brett Rutherford

BEYOND THE MOUSE - Peter Pan (w/ The Springfield Muni)

May 30, 2019
Front Row Network Beyond the Mouse
Walt Disney Animation

BEYOND THE MOUSE is back with a very special episode. The Springfield Municipal Opera is opening their 2019 season with a staging of the classic fairy tale musical Peter Pan. BTM's own Craig McFarland is even playing Smee in this production! So naturally we're diving deep into the Disney vault to break down the original animated film from 1953. We're also joined by Captain Hook himself! Mr. Gus Gordon makes his Front Row debut!

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Amblin Entertainment

As we celebrate and remember the brave men and women who have given the fullest measure of devotion in protection of our country, we welcome back our good friend and veteran Jay Hoffman and fellow veterans John Mizer and Ian Flug to talk what is undoubtedly one of the best war and overall movies of all time: 1998's Saving Private Ryan.

We at the Front Row send our sincerest thanks to all the brave servicemen and women who defend our country every day. And we remember those who gave the last full measure of devotion to keep our country safe. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

When you think of how iconic the Carol Burnett Show was, one of the key parts of that success was the impeccable physical and improv comedy of one Mr. Tim Conway. Consistently on a vendetta to make his fellow actors crack, Conway was a master at reading the audience and taking them exactly where he wanted them to go. His comedic genius will be insanely missed in this world. Our Brandon Davis remembers him.

Featuring: Brandon Davis

In an age of glamorous movie stars, Doris Day stood out form the rest. Whether it be in her girl-next-door looks or completely disarming and genuine charm, Doris Day forged a path for herself that only gives her one legitimate label: Legend. Our own Brandon Davis remembers her amazing life.

Featuring: Brandon Davis

 

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100 BEST is back and continuing the countdown of Jeremy and Brandon's 100 greatest films of all time. The lists are starting to really reflect the personalities of these 2 yahoos. Find out what surprises are around the corner as they reveal their picks for 90-81.

FULL DISCLOSURE - Avengers: Endgame

Apr 28, 2019
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Marvel Studios

After 10 years and 21 movies of unprecedented interconnectivity and quality of film, the 3rd phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming to a close. And with it comes a close of one of the most beloved movie sagas of all time. And it is now time to spoil the ever-living-hell out of the movie event of the decade. We're talking all things Avengers: Endgame and where the MCU can possibly go from here.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Craig McFarland, Scott McFarland and Steve Sykes