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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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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

It's a big day for #BeyondTheMouse and indeed for everyone! #Disney has officially launched its new streaming platform #Disney+. The whole crew is here to give their impressions on what they're most looking forward to and what they'll be watching first!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

November 11, 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. Stephen King's latest film adaptation failed big time in its opening weekend.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Front Row Network

The Front Row started as a simple idea: create a review system that wasn't built on the overly harsh critics system. A blog, a short-lived YouTube channel and podcast launch later, we now celebrate 500 episodes of content. There has been too great a number of people that have gotten us here, but this live episode at Anvil & Forge is our big way to celebrate with just a few of them.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Craig McFarland, Reggie Guyton, Jeremie Bailey, Eric Flick, Mike Zerkle & The Geek Awakens

REVIEW - Doctor Sleep

Nov 11, 2019
Warner Bros. Pictures

In 2012, filmmaker Rodney Ascher waded into the fever swamps of cinema obsession in the documentary Room 237, an exhaustive deep dive into the myriad of suspected secret messages in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Those who were anxious to lap up that film’s fan-brewed fantasies will hate Mike Flanagan’s semi-sequel to Kubrick’s film, Doctor Sleep (heretofore Sleep). That’s a shame, because director Mike Flanagan has managed to adapt Stephen King’s novel that pays tribute to both artistic titans while creating something all his own.

Front Row Network

November 08, 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 a Stephen King sequel, a World War II drama and the beginning of the Christmas movie season.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

ACE Universe

It’s easy to see why people would gravitate towards ACE Comic Con. Didn’t get your convention fill this year? Trying to meet that one last celebrity? Tired of waiting for hours to go to that panel only to be turned away due to max capacity? ACE is the place to be - billed as a family and fan first experience, as well as something different than the typical convention.

Front Row Network

November 04, 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. Killer robots lead the way but with a very down showing for the franchise.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Front Row Network

November 01, 2019

We're proud to debut our newest mini-show on the network: OPENING THIS WEEK. Here we will 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 killer robots, 1950s noir, an epic biopic and the latest from Martin Scorcese.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Lionsgate Pictures

#MonsterCast concludes! Our horror film spotlights comes to an end with Drew Goddard's equal parts critique and love letter to horror, The Cabin In The Woods. Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1259521/

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

GUILTY PLEASURES - Silver Bullet

Oct 30, 2019
Paramount Pictures

#MonsterCast is nearly over but it's not complete without a truly fun crossover with #GuiltyPleasures. Lou and company are taking on a listener request with the truly bonkers werewolf murder-mystery Silver Bullet. A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives the paralytic Marty Coslaw, his uncle, and his sister, the story's narrator.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090021/

FEATURING: Lou Hare, Jeremy Goeckner & Ryan Lootens

BEYOND THE MOUSE - Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Oct 29, 2019
Walt Disney Pictures

#BeyondTheMouse is back for a 2nd episode in #MonsterCast and they're doing double show duty by bringing you the #FullDisclosure review of the newly released live-action sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4777008/

FEATURING: Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

POP CULTURE DRAFT NIGHT - Ghosts Draft

Oct 28, 2019
Front Row Network

It's Halloween time and POP CULTURE DRAFT NIGHT is going after the entire spectral realm to see who can make the best team of pop culture ghosts! If you think you know where this draft is going, trust us that you have no idea. Vote for who you think won at the link below!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/779J3NC?fbclid=IwAR22sEE_k0I09DdmzWBgAWpfk9Nn1Efb21RGSPiamRmItZcTx0Q1yCcDHJc

FEATURING: Phil Rockwell, Zach Vroman & Randi Rockwell

Columbia Pictures

#MonsterCast heads back into the realm of recent releases and another episode of #FullDisclosure. This go-round Jeremy is breaking down the sequel we've all wanted for 10 years and finally have: Zombieland: Double Tap. Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560220/

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Intrepid Picture & Blumhouse Productions

#MonsterCast continues! Our horror film spotlights heads into the realm of the ghostly as Sara and Jeremy break down Mike Flanagan's reality bending scare-fest Oculus. Starring Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites, a woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2388715/

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

Universal Pictures

#Classics gets in on the #MonsterCast fun by going all the way back to 1931 and the beginning of the movie monster craze with Bela Lugosi's classic Dracula. The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021814/

FEATURING: Brandon Davis & Eric Flick

FLASHBACK - Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Oct 23, 2019
New Line Cinema

#MonsterCast isn't just great because we get to talk all the horror films we can get our hands on! It's also great because we get to welcome back one of our favorite shows! After a long hiatus #Flashback is officially... back! And we're jumping back onto the nostalgia train by looking at Wes Craven's New Nightmare. A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Walt Disney Pictures

#MonsterCast continues with a crossover event worthy of such an epic month of podcasting! #GuiltyPleasures and #BeyondTheMouse are joining forces to tackle the 2003 Eddie Murphy "comedy" based on the famous Disney World ride, The Haunted Mansion. A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338094/

MOVIE REVEIW: "Wounds"

Oct 21, 2019
Two and Two Pictures/Hulu

If you wanted to manufacture the personification of tall, dark, and handsome in a lab, the result would likely resemble Armie Hammer. He's so infuriatingly good-looking, even his voice is handsome, and that doesn’t even make sense (but it totally makes perfect sense). So, his casting as Will, the "man’s man" at the center of Babak Anvari’s new film, Wounds, could not have been more spot-on. A proud Tulane drop-out, Will makes his bones bartending at Rosie’s, a New Orleans hole-in-the-wall with a small, but loyal clientele.

INTERVIEW: "Wounds" Director Babak Anvari

Oct 21, 2019

October and #MonsterCast gets even better this month with a very special episode. We were lucky enough to screen the new #Hulu film #Wounds and the acclaimed director Babak Anvari was good enough to join us for an interview diving deep into the film.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5913798/

FEATURING: Phil Rockwell

20th Century Fox

Every October once again brings MONSTERCAST to the Front Row Network! We continue our spotlights with our creature feature by getting thoroughly grossed out be all things Cronenberg in 1986's The Fly. A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091064/

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

Every October once again brings MONSTERCAST to the Front Row Network! We're once again very excited to bring you our personal rankings of the 2nd annual HuluWeen Film Fest. These are 7 horror shorts from up and coming film-makers competing for the top prize of $50,000 toward making their short into a feature film. Which of the shorts tops our list? You'll have to listen to find out!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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