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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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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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World Wrestling Entertainment

The first of our 2 episodes this month, we're getting back into the NXT fracas with a detailed breakdown of NXT Takeover 31. We're breaking down the first of what is sure to be many matches between Damien Priest and Johnny Gargano, Kushida's new ruthless streak, Io and Candice tearing the house down and pure brutality of that Balor-O'Reilly main event that left both men injured. Let's break it down!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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.

World Wrestling Entertainment

It's the one night of the year where every championship in WWE must be defended....... well sort of as with all things in 2020. Still we had a championship match packed night at Clash of Champions 2020. We're talking the most bonkers ladder match in recent memory, Asuka defending TWO TITLES IN ONE NIGHT, the ambulance match for the WWE championship and the start of a bitter Samoan family feud!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Louis Hare

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. 

 

 

 

Beyond the Mouse: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Sep 4, 2020
Walt Disney Studios

Brandon dives into the world of the Mouse, on this Beyond the Mouse/Classics crossover. The crew discusses the 1954 Disney live-action film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This movie has been beautifully restored on Disney Plus. We speak to the production design, the history, the influence on the Disney parks and more (maybe even a great James Mason impression) much lies in store for you loyal listener!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson and Brandon Davis

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FLASHBACK - Caddyshack

Sep 3, 2020
Orion Pictures

FLASHBACK returns with what many call the greatest golf movie or all time and what some call the greatest comedy of all time. Lets all get back to the Bushwood Country Club, crank up the Journey and try to catch that elusive gopher as we look at 1980's Caddyshack

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman Larry Smith & Erin McCabe

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FIVE STAR POD SPLASH - Payback 2020

Sep 3, 2020
World Wrestling Entertainment

SummerSlam is behind us and the Big Dog Roman Reigns has returned! We break down the mammoth triple threat match for the Universal Title, the Mysterios teaming up for the first time on PPV and of course the main roster PPV debut of the one and only KEITH LEE!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Louis Hare

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REMEMBERING - Chadwick Boseman Tribute

Sep 1, 2020
Front Row Network

Like everyone, we at the Network were blindsided by the news of Chadwick Boseman's death at the age of 43 from colon cancer. Boseman left behind a towering legacy in the world of film and in the world as a cultural icon. We at the Network wanted give our thoughts on his passing and invite some special friends to offer their thoughts. We finish it off with our Oscar Spotlight episode on Black Panther with special guest Professor Tiffani Saunders. Rest in Power, Chadwick.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Reggie Guyton, Lou Hare, Tiffani Saunders & Craig McFarland

Front Row Network

Monday brings you the next episode of The Rundown. Lots of entertainment news to report but it all pales to the loss of Chadwick Boseman. Here's your entertainment news for last week.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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Front Row Network

August 31, 2020

The Box Office Minute has returned! With theaters across the US slowly reopening, it's time to start reporting on the box office numbers once again. Even though the box office looks very different, we once again have a top 5 to report on, led once again by superheroes at the top.

Featuring: Jeremy Goeckner

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