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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 this new feature, Super GG Radio & Friends every month are here to give you some recommendations of what virtual fun that’s captured our attention, and why it might be good for you!  

 

Phil Orona: 

F1 2019 (Playstation 4)

 

Why: I love racing games! Also because this is the game that Formula 1 is using for their virtual racing series during the pandemic and I am a huge Formula 1 fan. 

CLASSICS - On The Waterfront

May 31, 2020
Columbia Pictures

We close out the month of May with the latest episode of Classics. Brandon and Eric are breaking down what some call one of the most pivotal movies of all time. Join us for a deep dive of "One The Waterfront".

Featuring: Brandon Davis & Eric Flick

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SUPER GG RADIO - School eSports with Dalton McGhiey

May 27, 2020

The boys at Super GG Radio sat down with Springfield Public Schools eSports coach Dalton McGhiey to talk about how this program came about, what he loves most about it and what the future holds. #NPR #FRN #SuperGGRadio #esports

Featuring: Alex Orona, Joel DeWitte & Dalton McGhiey

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MEMORIAL DAY 2020 SPECIAL - Hacksaw Ridge

May 25, 2020
Summit Entertainment

One of our favorite episodes every year is the annual Memorial Day film spotlight. This year, veteran Jay Hoffman is joined by regular Erin and fellow vet Ian to discuss Mel Gibson's 2016 Desmond Doss drama/biopic Hacksaw Ridge. To all the veterans out there, thank you for your service.

Featuring: Jay Hoffman, Erin McCabe, Ian Pflug

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GUILTY PLEASURES - Capone

May 23, 2020
Vertical Entertainment

That's right! Guilty Pleasures is back with another new release that has gone straight onto the guilty-as-hell pile. Lou is joined by regulars Sam and Christian to talk about just how many grown man soiling himself scenes are too many in a crime boss biopic. It's time to take Capone to the guilt meter.

Featuring: Louis Hare, Sam Dubina & Christian Krauspe

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FLASHBACK - Mad Max

May 18, 2020
Roadshow Film

It's a big day for the latest episode of FLASHBACK! First, we christen our brand new co-host Jay Hoffman! Second, we welcome first-time guest Ben Wier. Third, we're talking the pure dystopian template of fast car craziness that is Mad Max.

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman & Ben Wier

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CLASSICS - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

May 13, 2020
20th Century Fox

#Classics is back with a sorely needed break in the state of the world right now with perhaps one of the best comedies of all time. Oh, and it also happens to be a fantastic Western with two of the biggest movie stars of all time. That's right, we're breaking down #ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid. #NPR #FRN

FEATURING: Brandon Davis & Eric Flick

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    This week!  Alex & Getty tag team West of Dead Beta & everyone engages in some Treachery in Beatdown City in Early Adopters.  News is Playstation centric and insider baseball.  We turn in our video game homework finishing Gears of War for the first time.  Finally, Alex makes sure it’s a long ep with some bonus segments.

Segments

  • Early Adopters
  • News
  • Video Game Homework: Gears of War
  • Bonus Alex Segments
  • One Last Thing

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Full Disclosure: The Hunt/ The Invisible Man

May 3, 2020

Ryan, Jay and Steve take on two films made their way to streaming platforms early due to Covid 19. In this super sized special edition of Full Disclosure, we present TWO films. First up is The Hunt then followed by The Invisible Man. Warning spoilers ahead!

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman and Steve Sykes

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Beyond the Mouse: Kevin Lima Interview

May 2, 2020
Walt Disney Studio

Twenty five years ago Goofy and Max set out on the open road and ended up at a Powerline concert. We had the opportunity to sit down with the man who made it all happen. The Beyond the Mouse crew sat down with director Kevin Lima. We talking about his entire career from his start at the Walt Disney Studios to what he’s doing today. In addition to A Goofy Movie, Kevin has also directed Tarzan, 102 Dalmatians and Enchanted. We talk about them all in this exclusive interview!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

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Apollo 13

Apr 29, 2020
Universal Pictures

Apollo 13 is one of the top 90s films. The film is 25 years old and we are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the event. So, a perfect time to revisit this classic!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Anna McFarland and Brandon Davis

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GUILTY PLEASURES: ROCKY V

Apr 25, 2020
MGM/UA

 

    

ROCKY V

Remember when Rocky defeated communism? Well, this is the movie that happened after that! Guilty Pleasures take on Rocky V, but their take might surprise you.

 

FEATURING: Lou Hare, Andrew Randolph and John Bowser

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   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.

CLASSICS - The Godfather Part II

Apr 10, 2020
Paramount Pictures

#Classics is back with a new episode and the age-old debate of which film is actually better as the crew takes a deep dive on perhaps the greatest sequel of all time in #TheGodfatherPart2. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Lou Hare & Eric Flick

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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.

eSports Hits It’s Stride Amongst COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020
Formula One

The world of esports, while not at all a new thing, has been promoted to the forefront as a mainstream offering during these times of isolation and social distancing. The remainder of the F1 2020 season was put on hiatus as of March 20th, but that didn't stop the international racing juggernaut from debuting a brand new esports F1 Grand Prix series on Sunday on March 22nd.

Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Movies of the Last Decade

Apr 5, 2020

When I started the Guilty Pleasures podcast almost 3 years ago, I started with the basic question: What is a “Guilty Pleasure?” Some would say it’s a movie that’s so bad it’s good, a movie you watch with a sort of ironic detachment, laughing at something as opposed to with it. While I certainly agree with some of that, as I’ve delved further into the world of Guilty Pleasures, I find that concept to be a little incomplete.

FLASHBACK - Outbreak & Contagion

Apr 4, 2020
Warner Bros. Pictures

With everything going on in the world, it's no wonder the films #Outbreak and #Contagion have become very popular again. But subject matter aside, how accurate are they and how well do they portray their situations? The #Flashback crew is ready to break them down. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Erin McCabe & Jay Hoffman

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12 Video Games to Play During Shelter-In-Place

Mar 30, 2020

We at Super GG Radio usually focus on the lighthearted, the fun, and what we love spending our time doing with friends.  While we can’t ignore how COVID-19 and the downstream effects of it spreading across the world have affected not only us but those in our community, we along with some friends & collaborators want to offer some of our favorite video games (in no particular order) we feel could help offer a distraction while many of us are holed-up in our homes.  Whether this time to you feels like a forced staycation, a fearful period without work, or time standing still, we hope one

Warner Bros. Pictures

Classics is so psyched to finally launch our annual celebration of all things Marx Brothers, Marx Madness! In the first episode, we're taking a look at Duck Soup and A Night At The Opera.

FEATURING: Brandon Davis & Allison Means

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SUPER GG RADIO - Session 55 - A Brew With Us

Mar 21, 2020

This week!  We continue guest month with Big Deal Blake from the A Brew With You Podcast!  We try out a couple of inventive 2D indie betas with Rustle and A Space for the Unbound in Early Adopters, wax poetic about E3’s cancellation in news.  Blake brings us what he’s been playing in the Backlog Blog - Persona 5 and Oxenfree!  We get to know Blake and his show “A Brew With You” better in the guest spot.  And finally, we play a round of Indie or Outdie with our guest.

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BEYOND THE MOUSE - "Onward" Review

Mar 16, 2020
Walt Disney Studios

Even in the midst of the coronavirus, #Pixar and #Disney gave us the next in the stable of animated adventures. The whole Beyond The Mouse crew is here to give you their #FullDisclosure review of the magical family advneture #Onward. #BTM #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

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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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GUILTY PLEASURES - Tremors & Tremors 2

Mar 15, 2020
Universal Pictures

It's a crossover kind of day! The collective powers of #GuiltyPleasures and #Flashback combine to.... honor?.... the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi horror comedy #Tremors. And as an added bonus? Why not throw in #Tremors2 as well?! Gonna be fun taking this one to the Guilt Meter. Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

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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BEYOND THE MOUSE - News Roundup! A Couple of Bobs

Mar 2, 2020
Walt Disney Studios

It's been a while since #BeyondTheMouse has a done a good old fashioned #Disney news roundup! We're discussing the HUGE shakeup as CEO Bob Iger suddenly steps down, do some Disney+ reviews and much more. #BTM #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

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.

DISCOVERING STAR TREK - Picard Ep. 2 - Maps and Legends

Feb 25, 2020
CBS Entertainment

Ep. 19 - Picard Ep. 2 - Maps and Legends

Picard begins investigating the mystery of Dahj as well as what her very existence means to the Federation. Without Starfleet's support, Picard is left leaning on others for help, including Dr. Agnes Jurati and an estranged former colleague, Raffi Musiker. Meanwhile, hidden enemies are also interested in where Picard's search for the truth about Dahj will lead.

FEATURING: Scott McFarland, Blake Whitson & Mike Muller

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