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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!

Ways to Connect

MonsterCast rolls on with a very special interview with actress Diane Franklin. You may remember her as the dream girl in LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (1982) or the crush-worthy exchange student Monique in the 1985 comedy BETTER OFF DEAD. But she’s also built a solid horror resume with such films as AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION, TERRORVISION and the recent reboot, THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS. And in this episode, she talks about all of it with Steve Sykes. Enjoy!

FEATURING: Steve Sykes

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GUILTY PLEASURES - Mr. Boogedy

Oct 16, 2020
Walt Disney Pictures

Guilty Pleasures is officially getting in on the MonsterCast fun with their first October offering. And man oh man is this film guilty as hell as they break down the made-for-television Disney film Mr. Boogedy. which sees a family move to the New England city of Lucifer Falls, which they soon find to be haunted by ghosts from the colonial period.

FEATURING: Lou Hare, Donna Hare & Christian Krauspe

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Beyond the Mouse: Getting into the Halloween Spirit with Imagineer Podcast

Oct 15, 2020
Imagineer Podcast

There is no better time to be a Disney fan than Halloween! We are joined by one of our favorite Disney podcaster Matthew Krul of the Imagineer Podcast. We speak with Matthew about his podcast. How the podcast came to be, his love for the parks and some of his personal favorite episodes. After that the whole group discusses the ways that Disney puts us into the Halloween spirit!

Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

Classics: Frankenstein

Oct 15, 2020
Universal

Front Row Classics brings you their first offering for MonsterCast this month with the original Monster movie, 1931's Frankenstein directed by James Whale. Allison Means joins Brandon and Eric for a fun conversation that delves into Boris Karloff's career defining performance as Frankenstein's Monster. The crew will also discuss the differences the film has to Mary Shelley's novel as well as different behind the scenes anecdotes about the production. So join us as Front Row Classics salutes one of Universal's greatest Monster creations, Frankenstein.   

 

CLASSICS - Frankenstein (1931)

Oct 14, 2020
Universal Pictures

Front Row Classics brings you their first offering for MonsterCast this month with the original Monster movie, 1931's Frankenstein directed by James Whale. Allison Means joins Brandon and Eric for a fun conversation that delves into Boris Karloff's career defining performance as Frankenstein's Monster. The crew will also discuss the differences the film has to Mary Shelley's novel as well as different behind the scenes anecdotes about the production. So join us as Front Row Classics salutes one of Universal's greatest Monster creations, Frankenstein. 

SUPER GG RADIO - Halloween Spooktacular 2020!

Oct 13, 2020
Super GG Radio

It’s our Super GG Radio Halloween Spooktacular!

Your three hosts of Super GG Radio are here to discuss some of our favorite Halloween games that give us the chills!

We also close out the episode with our extra special Halloween Indie or Outdie! Come hang out and get scary!

FLASHBACK presents - Raised By Wolves Eps. 7 & 8

Oct 13, 2020
Home Box Office Entertainment

FLASHBACK is proud to present a very special series of episodes recapping the new HBO sci-fi series Raised By Wolves. Each episode will recap the latest 2 episodes of the show and examine through the lens of 80 and 90s sci-fi influences. The fourth episode breaks down Episode 7: Faces & Episode 8: Mass.

FEATURING: Jay Hoffman & Erin McCabe

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Terror Films

MonsterCast 2020 is roaring on with the 2nd of our spotlight films of the month; the 2015 found footage instant classic Hell House, LLC. And if that weren't enough, we also welcome the film's writer and director Stephen Cognetti to take us behind the scenes at the making of this terrifying film! Five years after 15 people were killed during a haunted house tour, a documentary crew visits the scene to investigate what really happened.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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Blumhouse Pictures

MonsterCast 2020 continues with another round of FULL DISCLOSURE! Horror mega-studio Blumhouse has released the first two films in their October "Welcome To The Blumhouse" film series. We take a spoiler-filled look at "The Lie" and "Black Box".

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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FULL DISCLOSURE - Antebellum (MonsterCast 2020)

Oct 8, 2020
Lionsgate Pictures

MonsterCast 2020 continues with another round of FULL DISCLOSURE! We saved our spoiler-filled review of the new horror film Antebellum so that we could release in the midst of the spooky festivities. Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future -- before it's too late.

FEATURING: Steve Sykes

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Beyond the Mouse: Hocus Pocus Game Review

Oct 8, 2020
Ravensburger

Thank you to our friends at Ravensburger for providing us with copies of the new Hocus Pocus card game! We played it, and we will review it for you. Follow along as we discuss the design of the game, how to play and our overall impressions of this very impressive game. Fans of Hocus Pocus go out and buy this now!

An Interview with Leslie Iwerks about her new film "Selling Lies"

Oct 8, 2020
ShortsTV

The 2020 election is fast approaching, and voters are not only deciding whom to vote for, but also, what to believe. According to filmmaker Leslie Iwerks, understanding the truth in media can be “tricky.”

Iwerks has been researching fake news for her new short documentary “Selling Lies,” which is available to stream on Oct. 9, on ShortsTV, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vimeo on Demand just a few short weeks before Election Day.

Warner Bros. Pictures

MonsterCast 2020 continues with the launch of a brand new show on the Network! We're so excited to debut VIEW FROM THE BACK ROW with Steve Sykes. This show will endeavor to analyze movies through the lens of disability representation on film. In the first episode, Steve welcomes CLASSICS host Brandon Davis to discuss the horror classic Wait Until Dark where a recently blinded woman (Audrey Hepburn) is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.

FEATURING: Steve Sykes & Brandon Davis

FLASHBACK - Return of the Living Dead

Oct 6, 2020
Cinema 84

FLASHBACK is getting in the MonsterCast 2020 mood by bringing you 80s schlock-fest that is Return of the Living Dead. When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food; brains.

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman & Erin McCabe

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FLASHBACK presents - Raised By Wolves Eps. 5 & 6

Oct 6, 2020
Home Box Office Entertainment

FLASHBACK is proud to present a very special series of episodes recapping the new HBO sci-fi series Raised By Wolves. Each episode will recap the latest 2 episodes of the show and examine through the lens of 80 and 90s sci-fi influences. The third episode breaks down Episode 5: Infected Memory & Episode 6: Lost Paradise.

FEATURING: Jay Hoffman & Erin McCabe

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Netflix

MonsterCast 2020 continue with the newest episode of FULL DISCLOSURE. In this mini review, Jeremy is breaking down the new Netflix horror comedy Vampires vs. The Bronx, which is what happens when you combine The Goonies, In The Heights and Shaun of the Dead.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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FLASHBACK / GUILTY PLEASURES CROSSOVER - Dick Tracy

Oct 3, 2020
Touchstone Pictures

We take a quick break from MonsterCast to bring you some good old fashioned non-horror entertianment. In case you missed the live presentation 2 weeks ago, here is the audio version of the Guilty Pleasure & Flashback crossover podcast event on 1990's pulp mess Dick Tracy staring Warren Beatty, Al Pacino & Madonna. 

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman, Erin McCabe & Lou Hare

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FLASHBACK presents - Raised By Wolves Ep. 3 & 4

Oct 2, 2020
Home Box Office Entertainment

FLASHBACK is proud to present a very special series of episodes recapping the new HBO sci-fi series Raised By Wolves. Each episode will recap the latest 2 episodes of the show and examine through the lens of 80 and 90s sci-fi influences. The second episode breaks down Episode 3: Virtual Faith & Episode 4: Nature's Course.

FEATURING: Jay Hoffman & Erin McCabe

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Beyond the Mouse: An Interview with Jeff Kurtti (Part 2)

Oct 1, 2020
Walt Disney Books

This week we bring you the second half of our interview with former Imagineer and Disney author Jeff Kurtti. He has written over 40 titles for the Disney company, and his latest book "The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky" was just released earlier this month. Jeff shares so many stories and insights about the Walt Disney Company.

MONSTERCAST 2020 - Jeepers Creepers

Oct 1, 2020
United Artists

October is here and that means it's time for MONSTERCAST 2020!!!! We're kicking off our month of horror with one of our 4 spotlight films: 2001's Jeepers Creepers. Siblings Darry and Trish are driving home from college when they enter into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with an evil creature determined to track them down at all costs. 

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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To close out the month of September, Front Row Classics brings you a very special interview. Brandon and Eric welcome Todd Fisher to the Front Row. Todd has worn many hats in the entertainment industry: director, producer, cinematographer, CEO and avid collector. He also happens to be Hollywood royalty: brother of Carrie Fisher and son of Debbie Reynolds. In this interview, Todd brings us many funny and touching anecdotes about his sister and mother along with his own insights into the film industry.

Beyond the Mouse: An Interview with Jeff Kurtti (Part 1)

Sep 25, 2020
Disney Books

This week we bring you the first half of our interview with former Imagineer and Disney author Jeff Kurtti. He has written over 40 titles for the Disney company, and his latest book "The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky" was just released earlier this month. Jeff shares so many stories and insights about the Walt Disney Company. On this episode we speak with Jeff about his new book. He also speaks to his relationship with Richard and Robert Sherman.  This is a must listen!

FLASHBACK presents - Raised By Wolves Ep. 1 & 2

Sep 24, 2020
Home Box Office Entertainment

FLASHBACK is proud to present a very special series of episodes recapping the new HBO sci-fi series Raised By Wolves. Each episode will recap the latest 2 episodes of the show and examine through the lens of 80 and 90s sci-fi influences. The first episode breaks down Episode 1: Raised By Wolves & Episode 2: Pentagram.

FEATURING: Jay Hoffman & Erin McCabe

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United Artist

Front Row Classics tackles one of the most popular and in influential films of the 1970s. Erin McCabe and Jay Hoffman join Brandon and Eric to pay tribute to Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The discussion includes Jack Nicholson’s career defining performance as McMurphy. We also praise Louise Fletcher’s terrifying performance as Nurse Ratched, one of cinema’s greatest villains. This 1975 film also features memorable early performances by some of the most enduring character actors in the business.

Front Row Classics: Road To Morocco

Sep 20, 2020

Front Row Classics brings you our first feed-only episode. To close out the summer, we discuss Bob Hope and Bing Crosby’s comedic adventures in Road to Morocco. Allison Means joins Brandon and Eric to discuss the funniest moments and bits from the film, which ranks #78 on AFI’s list of 100 funniest films. The hosts praise Crosby’s musical numbers, Hope’s manic energy and the beauty and charm of co-star Dorothy Lamour. The discussion also turns serious as we address certain cultural depictions that don’t hold up well in 2020.

Tom K. Morris: Disney Fan, Imagineer and Historian

Sep 17, 2020
Walt Disney Company

Tom K. Morris is a former Disney Imagineer who, in his 42 years with the company, collaborated on numerous projects in Disney parks around the world. He helped design attractions for EPCOT, Disney California Adventure Park’s Cars Land, Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. And he might just be Disney’s biggest fan. 

Front Row Network

After a week off The Rundown is back recapping two weeks worth of news as fast as possible! Release dates are moving, studios are panicking, casting announcements are fast and furious and we remember the giant that was Diana Rigg.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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Front Row Network

September 14, 2020

It's time to crunch those numbers! It's your weekly recap of the top 5 films of the US box office. This week Tenet continues its reign but is it enough to revive the theaters in the US?

Featuring: Jeremy Goeckner

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FULL DISCLOSURE - Bill & Ted Face The Music

Sep 14, 2020
United Artists Releasing

It's time to take a deep dive into the movie of the Summer! Lou, Scott and Special Guest Jeremie Bailey from Lincoln's Legends get together to discuss a movie almost 30 years in the making - Bill & Ted Face The Music!!

Featuring: Lou Hare, Scott McFarland, & Jeremie Bailey

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Jodi Benson: The Voice of ‘The Little Mermaid’

Sep 9, 2020
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The character Ariel from Disney’s 1989 film “The Little Mermaid” is often referred to as the first modern-day Disney princess. Today her thick, red hair, green fins and beautiful singing voice remain iconic. While her hair and fins may be animated, it is the real-life Jodi Benson who lends her voice to the role. 

 

 

 

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