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  • Local Host Craig McFarland & Jeremy Goeckner

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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DISCOVERING STAR TREK - Picard Ep. 1

36 minutes ago
CBS Entertainment

It's been a long nearly 2 year wait, but it's finally here! Enterprise Captain Jean Luc Picard is back and he's bringing some friends with him! The #DiscoveringStarTrek team is back to break down the first episode of #Picard. #FRN #NPR

Featuring Scott McFarland and Blake Whitson

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Please enjoy this episode of DISCOVERING STAR TREK and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

OSCAR SPOTLIGHT - Ford v Ferrari

14 hours ago
20th Century Fox

Our #OscarSpotlight series continues with a look at one of the earlier released titles of the year in the racing true story #FordVFerrari. American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1950186/

FEATURING: Erin McCabe, Ryan Lootens & Jay Hoffman

OSCAR SPOTLIGHT - JoJo Rabbit

Jan 23, 2020
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Our #OscarSpotlight series continues with a look at the most original, infuriating and quite possibly brilliant film of the year with Taika Waititi's #JojoRabbit. A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2584384

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Jay Hoffman

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".

FRN REVIEW - Joker Sends Mixed Messages

Jan 22, 2020
Warner Bros. Pictures

As films like Parasite and Knives Out put on a clinic eviscerating the upper crust’s ambivalence toward those under its heel, Joker looks like an insecure delinquent screaming from the back of the class that he’s just as smart as the teacher’s pets. Joker is troll level incitement - low information, low insight, high self-confidence.

OSCAR SPOTLIGHT - The Two Popes

Jan 21, 2020
Netflix

Our #OscarSpotlight series continues with a look at #Netflix's #TwoPopes, the drama no one saw coming and the two nominated performances that power it.

Featuring: Craig McFarland & Ryan Lootens

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

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

100 BEST - 80-71

Dec 12, 2019

100 BEST is back and continuing the countdown of Jeremy Goeckner and Brandon Davis's 100 greatest films of all time. The next set of 10 takes from 80-71.

FEATURING: Brandon Davis & Jeremy Goeckner

Lionsgate Pictures

#FullDisclosure makes its triumphant return by going HEAVY SPOILERS with the most critically acclaimed whodunit of the past decade, #KnivesOut. A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8946378/

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Craig McFarland & Ryan Lootens

December 09, 2019

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. Frozen 2 continues to wear the crown while the top 5 stays exactly the same as the previous week.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

GUILTY PLEASURES - Tango & Cash

Dec 5, 2019
Warner Bros. Pictures

EPISODE 36 - TANGO AND CASH

#GuiltyPleasures appreciates that it's Christmas time. And while there's plenty of Christmas movies to choose from, we simply cannot ignore the glaring hole in our episode list so far. That's right, we're talking the insanity that is Tango and Cash. Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098439/

December 02, 2019

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. Frozen 2 continues its massive haul while a few genuine surprises join it in the top 5.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

ACE Comic Con Midwest 2019 Interviews

Nov 30, 2019
ACE Universe

We at the Network were beyond honored to rep #NPRIllinois as the #ACEComicCon Midwest in Chicago this year. We first want to welcome and thank our guest correspondent Alex Orona of Super GG Radio for taking the lead with these interviews. This was a truly unique con experience and these interviews are top notch. Enjoy!

FEATURING: Alex Orona (Super GG Radio) and Erin McCabe

INTERVIEWS:

Walt Disney Pictures

Frozen 2 has taken the world by storm! After breaking box office records around the world it's now time to give it the full spoiler treatment here on the Network! Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

Part 2 of our epic LIVE 500th Episode celebration at Anvil & Forge sees us returning to the #UltimateMovieBrackets. Our resident bracketologist Lou Hare has outdone himself compiling 64 contenders for the title of movie of the decade. We welcome the biggest panel we've ever assembled with 12 Front Row personalities in this one! Which movie takes the crown? Listen and find out!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Craig McFarland, Scott McFarland, Brandon Davis, Steve Sykes, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson, Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman, Lou Hare, Phil Rockwell & Erin McCabe

November 25, 2019

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. Frozen 2 breaks box office records in a runaway weekend for the animated sequel. 

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

CLASSICS - The African Queen

Nov 21, 2019
Romulus Films

#Classics is celebrating Thanksgiving by reviewing a movie we all should be very thankful for. Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn combined for one of John Huston's most beloved adventures, The African Queen. In WWI Africa, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043265

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Eric Flick & Craig McFarland

November 18, 2019

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. An Oscar hopeful had a huge first weekend as Charlie's Angels were left in the dust.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Columbia Pictures

#GuiltyPleasures is back! With the release of a new adaptation of #CharliesAngels, it seem only appropriate to put the last Angels big screen adventure to the Guilt-Meter test! The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0305357/

FEATURING: Lou Hare, Amanda Hasaka & Erin McCabe

November 15, 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 another television remake, one of the year's leading Oscar contenders and a crime thriller staring screen legends.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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