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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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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
The Walt Disney Studios

 

 

 

  

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. 

 

 

 

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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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

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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.

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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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GUILTY PLEASURES / FLASHBACK - Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Aug 28, 2020
Warner Bros. Pictures

Guilty Pleasures is back with a special crossover event! Lou teams up with Flashbacks hosts Ryan & Jay to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of a movie that could be both a Guilty Pleasure AND a Flashback - Gremlins 2: The New Batch!!

Featuring: Louis Hare, Ryan Lootens, & Jay Hoffman

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#TheRundown comes to you a few days late because there was just so much

BATTLECAST - Don't Cross The Streams!

Aug 18, 2020
Front Row Network

If there is one thing that is clear in the COVID world, it's that streaming services are now the kings of the entertainment world. With so many options out there, which service should claim the crown as the best? Well lets us introduce you to our newest show as 5 of our personalities take on the personas of the streaming giants with Larry Smith serving as the ref. Let the #Battlecast begin! #NPR #FRN

FEATURING: Larry Smith, Jay Hoffman, Steve Sykes, Jeremy Goeckner, Brandon Davis & Craig McFarland

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FULL DISCLOSURE - Palm Springs

Aug 12, 2020
Hulu

Hulu's new comedy Palm Springs is putting the time-loop comedy in a whole new point of view and we're here to spoil all of it! When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

FEATURING: Jay Hoffman, Steve Sykes, Alex Orona & Larry Smith

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Episode 7 of #TheRundown is breaking down the big news regarding the release dates of #Mulan, #BillAndTed3 and #Antebellum as well as a TON of newly announced reboots and an avalanche of new trailers. Let's catch you up!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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CLASSICS - Jaws

Aug 9, 2020
Universal Pictures

Summer is never complete without a trip back to Amity Beach and the era-defining work of art that is Jaws. Credited as the first Summer blockbuster, Spielberg's horror-suspense masterpiece continues to define many genres today. The crew at CLASSICS welcomes special guest Ryan Lootens to break down this one.

FEATURING: Brandon Davis (@bcdavis1987), Eric Flick & Ryan Lootens

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CONVINCE ME w/ Larry Smith - Ep. 2 - Scott Hinds

Aug 5, 2020
Front Row Network

In this episode Scott Hinds, lead singer and songwriter of The Royal Hounds (and who also portrayed Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet for several years) convinces Larry that Amy Sedaris is a genius, why a popular sitcom is trash, and they reminisce about their time spent in a hot tub and chasing loose dogs while mostly naked.

FEATURING: Larry Smith (@poundsmith2), Scott Hinds (TheRoyalHounds)

FLASHBACKS - Back To The Future

Aug 4, 2020
20th Century Fox

FLASHBACKS is kicking off August in style by taking us #BackInTime to experience #ThePowerOfLove in Robert Zemekis’ absolute sci-fi classic #BackToTheFuture. Ryan and Jay are joined by the Flashbacks OG Scott to talk about the 35th Anniversary of this mainstay in every person’s movie collection. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman & Scott McFarland

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Monday means the next episode of #TheRundown. Big news as films start up their shoots again and AMC and Universal literally change the game when it comes to theatrical release. Time for some #ReelNewsRealFast. #FRN #NPR

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50 Eggs

The new documentary "A Most Beautiful Thing" is a tale that is very prescient in our current world. Director Mary Mazzio and subject Arshay Cooper took some time to sit down with the Network's Jeremy Goeckner to talk about making the film and the various messages it deals with.

The film chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in the nation (made up of young men from the West Side of Chicago, many of whom were from rival gangs, all coming together to row in the same boat.) Based on Arshay Cooper’s self-published memoir.

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The Rundown is a day late this week but that's because there was just TOO MUCH NEWS coming from the Comic-Con International #AtHome event. Here's a recap of the biggest news coming from pop culture's premiere weekend including all the newest trailers emerging from the con.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

INTERVIEW - "Greyhound" Director Aaron Schneider

Jul 23, 2020
Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has released their biggest movie swing yet with the truly epic and sweeping World War II drama Greyhound. Written by and staring Tom Hanks, this film tells the tale of an American battleship as it attempts to escort a much needed fleet of supply ships across the Atlantic. As the fleet loses air cover in the area known as The Pit, a German U-Boat fleet arrives and starts a deadly chase for survival. We were honored to be able to talk with the director of this fantastic film Mr. Aaron Schneider.

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It's Monday which means it's time to catch up on the entertainment news from last week with the latest episode of #TheRundown. Today we report on the tragic deaths of Kelly Preston & Naya Rivera and Comic-Con's new #ComicConAtHome full panel schedule.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Front Row Network

Welcome our new video series #TheRundown. Here we will give you a very quick review of the biggest entertainment news you might have missed last week. This episode we talk about the UK opening up for film production, some MCU Phase 4 details and more celebrity goodbyes.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Hamilton on Broadway

#HamiltonWeek continues on the Front Row Network! You heard part 1 a few days ago where we started our ranking of all 46 songs on the #Hamilton soundtrack. We'll we're proud to bring you Part 2 where we give you the top 24 songs in Hamilton. This ranking was hard but we're standing behind it!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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We teased it last week and now we're proud to bring the newest show in the Front Row stable: #ConvinceMe with Larry Smith. In his first episode, Larry welcomes fellow comedian and radio personality Kyle Fields. Get ready to laugh!

FEATURING: Larry Smith & Kyle Fields

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FLASHBACK - Bad Boys

Jun 30, 2020
Columbia Pictures

#FLASHBACK is closing out June with a look at the origin film of the current 2020 box office champion. That's right we're diving into Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's buddy-cop action extravaganza Bad Boys.

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens & Jay Hoffman

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Hamilton on Broadway

It's #HamiltonWeek on the Front Row Network! We've got a ton of coverage coming for you leading up to the release of the #HamilFilm on July 3rd. We're kicking off our coverage with Part 1 of a comprehensive ranking of EVERY SINGLE SONG IN THE SHOW! That's right, all 46 songs on the soundtrack ranked! Who will come out on top? Listen to find out!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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Welcome our new video series #TheRundown. Here we will give you a very quick review of the biggest entertainment news you might have missed last week. This episode is packed with new movie release dates, new projects and a slate of new trailers. Check it out! 

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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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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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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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