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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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VETERANS DAY SPECIAL 2020 - The Steel Helmet w/ Captain Dale Dye

Nov 11, 2020
Lippert Pictures

A tradition at the Network continues in 2020. Resident veteran Jay Hoffman welcomes our friend Captain Dale Dye back to the Front Row to talk the 1951 Korean War film The Steel Helmet. This film was the first to depict the Korean War and was the first of many war movies from filmmaker Samuel Fuller.

FEATURING: Jay Hoffman & Captain Dale Dye

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Netflix

FULL DISCLOSURE is kicking off a busy month with a look back at the most critically acclaimed release of October. We dive into the unreal ensemble, the Sorkin-ese and the awards chances for Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7.

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Steve Sykes & Louis Hare

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SUPER GG RADIO - Session 88 - Abby Russell

Nov 8, 2020
Super GG Radio

We were delighted to have the one, the only, Abby Russell of Giant Bomb fame join this week’s episode!  We dipped into the Midnight Ghost Hunt and Elypse betas, Abby seduced the news, her love of Red Dead Redemption gets her to try Red Dead Revolver, and she gives us some tips in starting Sims 4 in the Backlog Blog.  After that, we pick her brain with the most important questions, and play a round of Indie or OUTdie.

Classics: Spartacus

Nov 6, 2020
Universal Pictures

We're kicking off the month of November in a big way. Front Row Classics tackles the mammoth-sized epic, Spartacus. Brandon and Eric are joined by Jay Hoffman and Erin McCabe from Front Row Flashbacks to discuss Stanley Kubrick's classic film. The group discusses the film's timeless theme of the fight for human rights as well as the legendary all-star cast including the late, great Kirk Douglas.  We also spotlight how Spartacus was a timely comment on both the Civil Rights Movement and Hollywood Blacklist of the 50s and 60s. 

Beyond the Mouse: Brett's Big Business Birthday Bash

Nov 6, 2020
Touchstone Pictures

This week we are celebrating all things Brett as we help our friend and cohost ring in his upcoming birthday! One of his all time favorite films is the 1988 film “Big Business.” This fun comedy starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin is available right now on Disney+. So, put on some headphones and a party hat while we all discuss “Big Business.”

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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MONSTERCAST 2020 - The Ruins

Oct 31, 2020
Paramount Pictures

We are officially closing out in insanely packed month of content with our last episode of MonsterCast in 2020. For our final horror film spotlight, we're diving into the "don't mess with nature" bloody gore-fest that is The Ruins, chronicling 5 people's fight to survive after being trapped on the top of an ancient pyramid with a unexplained force slowly hunting them.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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Hulu

MonsterCast is nearly over but we have two more bit of terror-filled fun before we done! We start with one of our favorite mainstays of MonsterCast: The Huluween Bite Size Horror Film Fest. This year Hulu has made it bigger than ever with 28 horror shorts and, just like the last two years, we've ranked them all to give our top prize. Who wins it this year? You'll have to listen to find out!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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Amazon Studios

FULL DISCLOSURE is closing out their MonsterCast slate by taking a look at the first two episodes of the new Amazon Prime paranormal comedy series Truth Seekers from the creative minds of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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FLASHBACK - The Craft & The Craft: Legacy

Oct 30, 2020
Columbia Pictures & Blumhouse Pictures

Flashback is closing out their MonsterCast slate for the month with a special DOUBLE EPISODE! Blumhouse has released their new iteration of The Craft so the crew is taking a look at the 1996 original and then doing a FULL DISCLOSURE review of the new The Craft: Legacy.

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Erin McCabe & Jay Hoffman

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Walt Disney Studios

This week we bring you a real treat, as the Beyond the Mouse crew talks with D.J. MacHale. In addition to bringing Are You Afraid of the Dark into our lives, D.J. also wrote and directed the Disney cult classic Tower of Terror! Based on the attraction, Tower of Terror thrills with a tale of Old Hollywood and the mysterious events that occurred on Halloween night at the Hollywood Tower Hotel. We can’t recommend this film enough. We speak to D.J. about how he came to the project, the production design, the cast and so much more!

Buena Vista Entertainment

Episode 45 of "Are You Afraid of the Podcast" is continuing Season 4 by looking at The Tale of the Long Ago Locket. A teenager is mysteriously transported to the Revolutionary War, where he must help a solider return to his girlfriend, before she marries another man. We talk about Will Friedle's non-changing wardrobe, the importance of local historians and is William his first or last name? YOU DECIDE!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner (@jgoeck) & Sara Baltusevich

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C2E2

MonsterCast continues to close strong! We're proud to debut an interview we conducted all the way back in March at C2E2 with horror mainstay Sandy King Carpenter. Aside from being the wife of horror master John Carpenter, Sandy has blazed a trail in entertainment as a film producer and script writer. She talks to our own Alex Orona about the launch of Storm King Comics and why she loves the comic book world so much.

FEATURING: Alex Orona (Super GG Radio)

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Universal Pictures

Front Row Classics closes out MonsterCast with what many have called, "the greatest horror comedy ever made". The legendary comedy duo of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello encounter three of Universal's most legendary monsters in this zany farce that packs both laughs and scares. Brandon and Eric discuss some of the most famous gags of the film as well and the personalities behind the camera.

On this exclusive episode of Convince Me with Larry Smith, playwright Kevin Kautzman joins Larry to talk about his new play “Moderation,” which has just been released as a podcast (and is brilliant), why he is in loath of awards shows, and why he loves theatre. 

FEATURING: Larry Smith (@poundsmith2)

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World Wrestling Entertainment

Five Star Pod Splash is getting in on the #MonsterCast action bringing you the definitive review of WWE's Hell In A Cell payperview. 3 cell matches highlighted a night of new champions some genuinely shocking developments for the rest of the year!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & John Sivak

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FLASHBACK - The Shining (w/ Derry Public Radio Podcast)

Oct 26, 2020
Warner Bros. Pictures

MonsterCast is coming to a head this week and we're kicking it off with a MONSTER-SIZED podcast. Flashback is going back to 1980 to look at Stanley Kubrick's iconic scare-fest The Shining. And for this episode we're welcoming not only Brandon from Classics, but all three amazing hosts of the Derry Public Radio podcast!

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman, Erin McCabe, Brandon Davis (Front Row Classics), C.M Alexander (DPR) & Joshua Kahn (DPR)

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Super GG Radio: The Red Lantern Review

Oct 24, 2020
Timberline Studio, Inc.

When I see the term “Rogue-like” or “Rogue-Lite” I am filled with visions of Rogue Legacy, Dead Cells, The Binding of Isaac and Spelunky. These are quirky side or overhead scrolling action-adventure games with randomly generated stages or dungeons that can be played over and over again without being exactly the same each time. This type of game play was what I expected from reading the press release for The Red Lantern. Although I also envisioned Guy Gardner kicking alien ass in outer space.

Hulu

MonsterCast just can't be stopped! We're continuing our look at some amazing horror shorts by welcoming the writer and director of our top choice of the 2018 Huluween Film Fest, Josh Tanner, to talk his inspiration and behind the scenes stories from The Rizzle.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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Blumhouse Pictures

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

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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BEYOND THE MOUSE - Disney Villains Draft

Oct 22, 2020
Brett Rutherford

 

Beyond the Mouse continues a month long celebration of all things Halloween and Disney. Who would you draft on your team of villains from all Disney properties? Find out who Craig, Vanessa and Brett selected, and let us know who you think won this round!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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Columbia Pictures

MonsterCast roars on with the 3rd of our horror film spotlights. In this edition Sara and Jeremy are looking at the good and very, very bad parts of I Know What You Did Last Summer and the unfortunate I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. Long story short, if you hit someone with your car, just call the cops. Avoid the hook-wielding revenge feud.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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FULL DISCLOSURE - The Haunting of Bly Manor

Oct 20, 2020
Netflix

Our huge MonsterCast month continues with the latest episode of FULL DISCLOSURE. In this episode, resident Front Row horror fanatics Sara and Jeremy are breaking down Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor, Mike Flanagan's follow up to 2018's modern masterpiece The Haunting of Hill House. This isn't what you might expect but undoubtedly one of the best series of the year.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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FLASHBACK presents - Raised By Wolves Eps. 9 & 10

Oct 20, 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 fifth episode breaks down Episode 9: Umbilical & Episode 10: The Beginning.

FEATURING: Jay Hoffman & Erin McCabe

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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 (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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