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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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CLASSICS - The Adventures of Robin Hood

Jun 25, 2020
Warner Bros. Pictures

CLASSICS is back for their June episode and the crew is going all the way back to 1938 to take a look at Errol Flynn as the titular legendary bandit in The Adventures of Robin Hood. This one has everything a classic action adventure needs including one of the best stunt actors of all time and the immortal Olivia de Havilland.

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Eric Flick & Allison Means

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We at the Network are always looking for new content and the best content creators to keep you entertained! And so we are so psyched to introduce you to our good friend Larry Smith and his brand new show for the Network and NPR Illinois called "Convince Me". Check out this interview for a preview of what this hilarious show has in store for your earbuds.

FEATURING: Larry Smith, Jeremy Goeckner & Craig McFarland

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Disney Legend Bob Gurr: The Man Behind the Motion

Jun 21, 2020

Disneyland, “The happiest place on Earth,” is known for its attractions, which transport people of all ages into a world of imagination. Park guests can voyage under the sea or even slide down a snow-covered mountain. One man to thank for this is Bob Gurr.

Gurr often quips, “If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it.” He is responsible for more than 200 motion projects throughout his career with 100 of those projects created for the Disney Company.

Super GG Radio

Joel is out so Stevers the producer extraordinaire fills in with some poetry, and hot takes! Getty reports in on Anime Stranding and Steve gets us hungry with  Lunch-A-Palooza, we discuss the Playstation and EA events, play some Remnant From the Ashes together and Getty tells us about the Medievil remake. We close out with a listener email, thanks to our friends at Gaming Fyx! 

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | Listener Emails

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Video Game Minute - June 15, 2020

Jun 19, 2020

We're happy to be debuting a brand new segment from the Super GG Radio team: The #VideoGameMinute. Here they will break down the latest news from the world of video games in a nice, quick episode. Enjoy the first of many!

FEATURING: Alex Orona

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World Wrestling Entertainment

WWE has pushed forward in the months since the COVID-19 outbreak in the US. It hasn't been easy but they've been able to build on some storylines and give us one of the best champions we've had in a long time in Drew McIntyre. We've seen yet another evolution in these live shows as WWE has now taken to adding a limited audience by having upwards of 50 WWE trainees at social distances in the arena while separating the ring with plexiglass panels. It's added much to retrieving the old feeling of having a crowd and we might even have more evolution that we'll talk about later.

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 68 w/ Mary Kish

Jun 14, 2020
Super GG Radio

It's a giant sized episode! This week we have special guest Mary Kish from Game Spot and Twitch fame! We get into some Weaving Tides and System Shock remake betas, talk about NOT e3 news, and Mary brings us into her horror world. We close out the episode with an Indie or Outdie and Guest Spot! This was a fun one! Enjoy!

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For the third month in a row we're breaking out the bracket to decide a champion! This time it's our #MayMusicMadness as the bracketmaster Lou has given us the chance to crown the Greatest 90s Song of All Time. Join our all-star panel as they make the picks and crown the champion of 90s music!

FEATURING: Louis Hare, Donna Hare, Tiffany Topol, Steve Ponzo & Calivero

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Animated Life, LLC

It’s June, and Floyd Norman is about to celebrate his 85th birthday.

For most, a birthday is a time of self-reflection, but for Norman, he need only “press play” to review his life story. That is because his career as an animator is the subject of the 2016 documentary “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” codirected by Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey.

The Front Row Network’s Beyond the Mouse Podcast interviewed him about the documentary, as well as his life, career and what is in store after turning 85.

Now Playing - Super GG Radio’s Games of May 2020

Jun 4, 2020
Super GG Radio

 

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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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

Pode

 

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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Walt Disney Studio

   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.

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 60 - Chekhov's Gun

Apr 19, 2020
Super GG Radio

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.

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

Super GG Radio

This week!  It’s an Early Adopter Bonanza!  Alex & Getty played the darling indie co-op puzzler Pode, Resident Evil Resistance, and Getty ran through the naughty but not lewd Dead or School while Joel played the freshly released meditative indie In Other Waters.  News includes an i-robot esque Sony Playstation 5 controller reveal and the final collapse at the ESA’s attempt to keep E3 alive this year.  We round out the episode with talking about some of our favorite video game easter eggs.

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Early Adopters | News | Alex’s Easter Egg Hunt | One Last Thing

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

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