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Golden Globes 2021 Nominations Reaction

Feb 3, 2021
Hollywood Foreign Press Association

After a necessary delay, the movie awards season has officially kicked off with the nominations for the 2021 Golden Globe awards! Jeremy and Ryan are here to break down all the nominees, who the early favorites are and who was snubbed!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Ryan Lootens

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6th Annual Geek Year In Review (2020)

Jan 13, 2021
Front Row Network

Once a year the geekiest podcasts in all of Central Illinois gather together to discuss the year that was. It is true that 2020 was a year we may want to forget, but the content creators gave us lots to sink our teeth into! Join Craig and Jeremy from the Front Row, Mitch from The Geek Awakens, Bailey from Lincolns Legends and (for the first time) Meghan and Jacqueline from I Think You're Gonna Like This as we break it all down for you.

CONVINCE ME WITH LARRY SMITH - Jeremy Nunes

Dec 10, 2020

Larry sits down with comedian and podcaster Jeremy Nunes where they discuss Jeremy’s comedy career, improv, his transition to clean comedy, and Jeremy tries to convince Larry certain foods are of the devil and conspiracy theories can be fun!

FEATURING: Larry Smith (@poundsmith2)

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Hulu

You read the synopsis of a film like Happiest Season and you think you know exactly where this is going to go: “A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.” It sounds like a heavy on the comedy Christmas romp that is also heavy on the cheese. Add in the presence of comedy superstar Dan Levy in a supporting role and you’d wouldn't be crazy to assume such things.

FULL DISCLOSURE - Mank

Dec 3, 2020
Netflix

We're kicking off a packed December slate with FULL DISCLOSURE of the new Netflix drama Mank from acclaimed director David Fincher. Telling the behind-the-scenes inspiration for what many call the greatest film ever made, just how much of an Oscar shoo-in is this black and white tour-de-force? We're spoiling it all!

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Jay Hoffman & Brett Rutherford

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Hulu

Being a parent is just plain hard. As the father of a 3 year-old and a 7-month old, I can personally attest that the hardest moments of life are often associated with the crippling insecurity and self-doubt that accompanies every decision you make for your child. You second-guess literally everything no matter how simple or mundane.

FLASHBACK - The American President

Nov 30, 2020
Warner Bros. Pictures

FLASHBACK is closing out our November by taking a nostalgic look back at the 1995 Aaron Sorkin drama The American President. The template for what would become The West Wing boasts an amazing cast but does it really still have something to teach us about politics today? Our crew breaks it all down!

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman & Craig McFarland

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FULL DISCLOSURE - The Queen's Gambit

Nov 30, 2020
Netflix

FULL DISCLOSURE returns with a deep dive into Netflix's latest miniseries hit The Queen's Gambit. Following the life of a young female chess prodigy, this miniseries is packed with an incredible lead performance, a pace that never dulls and some of the best and most accurate depictions of chess ever put to screen. It's not to be missed and we're spoiling the hell out of it!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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World Wrestling Entertainment

WWE's annual brand battle Survivor Series has come and gone and while it was filled with one big head-scratcher (what are we doing with Lana here?), there were some absolute classics including a fire main event and, of course, finally saying goodbye to the iconic Undertaker.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & John Sivak

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GUILTY PLEASURES / FULL DISCLOSURE - Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

Nov 23, 2020
Netflix

It’s a Holly Dolly Christmas! Guilty Pleasures continues its “Sleigh, What?” series of Christmas Movie podcasts by breaking down the craziest movie of the year, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square.” There is so much going on in this movie and the GP crew will leave no yule log unturned! Non-Spoiler review at 0:00, then a Full Disclosure deep dive at 9:00!

FEATURING: Lou Hare, Tiffany Topol, Steve Ponzo

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Priority Pictures

Documentaries have a wondrous power to beam directly into our hearts and minds. Sure movies are, in their most basic form, just wonderfully produced stories but when those stories come with the intensity of real-life issues in the world, those stories are able to penetrate barriers and give us an understanding and empathy we might otherwise never experience.

Michael Grecco Photography

A few months ago we had the pleasure of speaking with celebrity photographer Michael Grecco about his career. Now we're so happy to welcome him BACK to the Front Row to talk about his brand new book "Punk, Post Punk and New Wave" and the incredible never-before-seen photographs that populate this incredible record of one of the most iconic periods in music and cultural history. 

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Craig McFarland & Michael Grecco

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GUILTY PLEASURES - The Godfather: Part III (CLASSICS Crossover Special)

Nov 13, 2020
Paramount Pictures

It's time for another crossover! Lou joins back up with Classics hosts Brandon & Eric to complete their review of The Godfather trilogy with the infamous The Godfather: Part III. Does the conclusion to the Corleone saga deserve it's notorious reputation? Let's get into it and find out! FEATURING: Lou Hare, Brandon Davis, Eric Flick Don’t forget to follow/reach us at:

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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