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    Guilty Pleasures - The Princess Switch 3: Romancing The Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 92:26

    It's Christmastime again, and that means our favorite season at Guilty Pleasures....Christmas Movie Season!! We're kicking off the season in style with the latest installment of the Netflix Christmas Universe...The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star. Where does this latest Vanessa Hudgens outing rank in the canon? Are there even other people in this movie? How horny can a G-rated movie get? We answer these questions and so much more!! Featuring: Lou Hare, Tiffany Topol, Sam Weller Find Tiffany on Instagram: https://instagram.com/movethefurniture?utm_medium=copy_link Find Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeahsamweller Find Lou on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefakelouhare   FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of GUILTY PLEASURES and as always, we'll see you in the front row!  

    FLASHBACKS - The Royal Tenenbaums

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 90:01

    Get ready for Turkey Day as we Flashback 20 years to Wes Anderson's dysfunctional family classic, The Royal Tenenbaums. A family full of child prodigies, a caring mother, a neighbor kid that wants to be a member of the family, and an estranged patriarch that left them all in disarray as an adult. Royal Tenenbaum hits rock bottom and tries to pull a fast one on his family, but in the process of conning his own family he learns their love is what he has truly been seeking all these years. Can this top-notch con man prevent his family's ship from sinking, or is he destined to hit the figurative iceburg? HOSTS: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman, & Erin McCabe Front Row Flashbacks Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Flashbacks

    SPECIAL EPISODE: Project Startup (Eat Bugs)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 37:17

    We are thrilled to welcome Laura D'Asaro, Rose Wang and Heather Alexander to talk about their book series Project Startup. Inspired by the incredible true story of two friends who landed a deal on Shark Tank. Sixth-grade students-turned-entrepreneurs are on a mission to save the world, one bug at a time, in this fun and empowering illustrated novel filled with facts! Vanessa and Anna chat with them about their experience on Shark Tank, as well as their business "Chirp Chips" and how they started their company. Visit https://eatchirps.com for more information Featuring: Vanessa Ferguson and Anna McFarland

    BEYOND THE MOUSE: An Interview with Bret Iwan (Voice of Mickey Mouse)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 48:30

    Happy birthday, Mickey! What better time to catch up with the voice of Mickey Mouse than Mickey's birthday! Bret Iwan has voice Mickey since 2009. We speak to him about stepping into that role, and the interesting backstory that comes with it. Bret is also a talented graphic artist, we talk about his new clothing line available on ShopDisney.com. He stays busy creating and restoring projects. Really we aren't sure he sleeps. Such a fun conversation, we hope you enjoy! FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford and Vanessa Ferguson __________________________________________  Named one of the top 50 Disney Podcasts by Feedspot! blog.feedspot.com/disney_podcasts  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    BEYOND THE MOUSE/CLASSICS: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 66:00

    Brett's Birthday Bash Classics Crossover Who Framed Roger Rabbit Extravaganza! It's that time of year again! Brett is turning another year older and we are celebrating with Brett's Birthday Bash Classics Crossover Noirvember Who Framed Roger Rabbit Extravaganza! Brandon Davis and Eric Flick from the Front Row Classics podcast join in on the fun as we discuss the legendary movie from 1988. Roger Rabbit was a landmark technical and storytelling achievement and we all have opinions on the greatest moments & performances. We're sure you'll also enjoy Vanessa teaming up with Eric to summarize the plot. So, sit back and enjoy this tribute to one of the most groundbreaking films in the Disney canon. Happy Birthday Brett! FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford and Vanessa Ferguson, Brandon Davis and Eric Flick  __________________________________________  Named one of the top 50 Disney Podcasts by Feedspot! blog.feedspot.com/disney_podcasts  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    CLASSICS-Hollywood Victory-Interview with Christian Blauvelt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 70:27

    Front Row Classics celebrates Veterans Day with a special interview. Brandon welcomes award-winning journalist, Christian Blauvelt, to discuss the time Hollywood helped win World War II. Blauvelt is the author of the new book, "Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II" . Both Brandon and Christian consider this era of film to be their favorite. The book highlights the movies' impact on both the battlefield and home front during the war years. The topics highlighted include: stars in the military, entertaining the troops and the surprising inclusion & diversity that permeated the era. The discussion includes a wide variety of films including Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, The Human Comedy and The Best Years of Our Lives. Blauvelt also discusses the impact of the Hollywood Canteen, which made Hollywood more accessible to the everyday man.   "Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars and Stories of World War II" is available from Running Press and Turner Classic Movies wherever books are sold. Christian Blauvelt is an entertainment journalist, who serves as the managing editor of leading film and TV industry website IndieWire. He regularly appears on CBS New York to give previews of upcoming films and awards season analysis; has hosted films on Turner Classic Movies; and has presented at South by Southwest and San Diego Comic-Con. Blauvelt is the author of books including Cinematic Cities: New York. He lives in New York City.    

    CLASSICS-Laura

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 60:42


    Front Row Classics celebrates Noirvember with one of the most celebrated mysteries of the 1940s, Laura. This elegant murder mystery has cast its spell on multiple generations of film fans thanks to the performances of Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Oscar-nominated, Clifton Webb as Waldo Lydecker. Brandon and Eric are joined by Jacqueline and Meghan of "I Think You're Gonna Like This" podcast. The duo add to the fun of discussing the various one-liners, 1940s fashions and plot twists. So, join us as we celebrate a movie that still has the power to surprise and entertain nearly 80 years later.


    BEYOND THE MOUSE: An Interview with Yvette Nicole Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 51:48

    “Kindness matters… Final Answer” We are thrilled to bring you our conversation with Yvette Nicole Brown. Not only has she been a mainstay on Disney+, actually she introduced Disney+ to the world at D23 Expo 2019, but she is also a huge Disney fan! It is so much fun to chat with her about the upcoming second season of Big Shot, as well as getting just a bit of insight into DisEnchanted. This interview truly feels like a conversation amongst friends and fans of all things Disney. We hope you enjoy! FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford and Vanessa Ferguson  __________________________________________  Named one of the top 50 Disney Podcasts by Feedspot! blog.feedspot.com/disney_podcasts  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    CLASSICS-Interview with George Stevens Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 64:25

    Front Row Classics kicks off November with a special conversation. Brandon recently had the the pleasure of speaking with George Stevens Jr. Mr. Stevens is the son of legendary director, George Stevens and forged his own way by becoming one the premier champions of film and the arts. He is the founder of the American Film Institute which has helped to advance the art of film for over 50 years. Stevens was also one of the driving forces behind the Kennedy Center Honors, which has become a national tradition.  We also discuss Stevens career as a producer and author, including a preview of his memoir which will be released in May.  Join Brandon as he sits down for an hour with this true hero of film.

    CONVINCE ME - MOLLIE AMBURGEY

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 64:20

    Mollie Amburgey is a playwright, a director, a standup comic and host of The Casually Mollie Podcast where she interviews comedians, musicians, & other entertainment each week. She also runs the website & social media for St. Louis Independent Comedy. She talks about her dislike of a popular television show (that some would consider blasphemous) and her love of organization.

    MONSTERCAST - An Interview with Samantha Sloyan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 54:40

    #MonsterCast nears it's end but not before we're revisiting #Netflix's amazing #MidnightMass with one of the  actors that made it such an amazing experience. Samantha Sloyan has enjoyed an amazing career in television and film but creates one of the truly most hatable characters in film history with Bev Keane. We're diving into all things Midnight Mass, another Mike Flanagan classic #Hush, and even some of her favorite horror films. Join us for a fantastic deep dive into this amazing series. #NPR #FRN FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of MONSTERCAST and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    Interviews with the Creator and Cast of "Dickinson"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 35:51


    The final chapter of the Apple TV+ show "Dickinson" premiers this Friday, November 5. We were thrilled to be invited to speak about the show and some with the creator and some of the cast members as they close out this timely and wonderful show. Within this episode you'll hear from Alena Smith about her inspiration for writing a show about Emily Dickinson. You'll also hear Craig's conversation with four of the cast members, Adrian Enscoe (Austin Dickinson), Ella Hunt (Sue), Chinaza Uche (Henry) and Amanda Warren (Betty) about their experience on set as well as some of the turns their characters are making in this final chapter. We do try our best to keep this as non-spoiler as possible as we know some of our Apple TV+ listeners may be looking for a new show while we wait for the return of Ted Lasso. Featuring: Craig McFarland Email us at frontrowlasso@gmail.com


    Monstercast Front Row Flashbacks - An interview with Walter Phelan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 48:21

    Join us as we talk with Walter Phelan, an foam rubber, make-up effects artist with Legacy Effects and all around monster maestro. Walter is best known for his portrayal of Doctor Satan in House of 1000 Corpses, but he has also been a demon (Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight), a vampire (From Dusk til Dawn), and multiple other monster movie creatures.  Listen as we learn about the process behind the screen of making effects, wearing make up effects, and how one becomes a big screen monster. Let's get Monstercast started here on Front Row Flashbacks!

    MONSTERCAST - 4th Annual Huluween Bite Size Halloween Festival

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 51:36

    #MonsterCast is coming to a close but before we do we have to bring back one of our favorite parts of the month! For the 4th year we're taking our jury rankings to the #Huluween #BiteSizeHalloween film festival. This year Hulu gave us 18 pretty incredible horror shorts and it was by far the hardest time we had ranking these stories. Which film won the top prize? You'll have to listen to find out! #FRN #NPR FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of MONSTERCAST and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    Guilty Pleasures - Ernest Scared Stupid (Monstercast FINALE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 92:08

    Monstercast wraps up with the biggest Horror Movie Icon of them all...Ernest P. Worrell?!? It's time to take Ernest Scared Stupid to the Guilt-Meter! GP favorites Patrick & Donna join Lou to talk all about troll monsters, child trauma, and the enduring legacy of Jim Varney (really!).  Plus we answer the question: if you forget about a movie immediately after watching it, how do you know you even watched it? Happy Halloween!! Featuring - Lou Hare, Donna Hare, Patrick Tierney FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of MONSTERCAST and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    MONSTERCAST - House of Wax

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 40:39

    #MonsterCast continues with our third horror film spotlight of the month, 2005's better than you think #HouseOfWax. A gang of college friends are en route to a school football game when they wind up with a flat tire in a ghost town. They are forced to seek help in the only place that's open: the local wax museum. Once inside the spooky and seemingly abandoned building, they find the works on display are not quite what they seem. #FRN #NPR FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of MONSTERCAST and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    MonsterCast - FULL DISCLOSURE - V/H/S/94

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 14:48

    #MonsterCast continues with another episode of #FullDisclosure Mini on the latest offering in the V/H/S horror anthology franchise, #VHS94. Continuing in the vein of the series so far, a mysterious VHS tape reveals a sinister cult that has prerecorded material that uncovers a horrifying conspiracy. #FRN #NPR #Halloween FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    SUPER GG RADIO -MONSTERCAST SESSION

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 51:37

    For this bonus session during spooky season, we assigned a spooky video game homework and discussed Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Does the seminal psychological horror game still stand up? Come give a listen to see! Don't forget: Extra Life is coming up soon, and we need your help! Visit our page at Don't forget to follow/reach us at: Twitter: @SuperGGRadio Email: SuperGGRadio@gmail.com Wordpress: www.superggradio.wordpress.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/SuperGGRadio Twitch: Twitch.tv/superggradio Youtube: tiny.cc/1xr07y Games Discussed: Amnesia: The Dark Descent Music Credits: Introduction: I Got A Story by DJ Quads Intermission:Chill Jazzy Lofi Hip Hop by DJ Quads End Credits: Show Me by DJ Quads Mixed by Joel DeWitte Edited by Joel DeWitte

    MONSTERCAST - "Old Maid" Director Ryan Jennifer Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 25:03

    #MonsterCast continues with a truly special episode. We continue our tradition of welcoming the director of our top choice of last year's #Hulu #BiteSizeHalloween horror short showcase Ryan Jennfier Jones. Ryan wrote and directed our top short #OldMaid and we're talking everything from how the idea for the short came to be, what is was like filming and, of course, we ask her about #HellHouseLLC. Enjoy this special MonsterCast interview! FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of MONSTERCAST and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    MONSTERCAST - FLASHBACKS - THE FLY

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 77:35

    Join us as we Flashback 35 years as we look at the prestige body horror film, The Fly. Dr. Brundle is on the verge of changing the world, but will his ego and lacking ethics impede his success? One drunken night of jealousy and rage led to the first human teleportation. After Dr. Brundle returns to the other side he feels powerful beyond belief, but is it all to good to be true? Will Brundle become a monster or was the monster already within him? What we do know is that you should be afraid….be very afraid. HOSTS: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman, & Erin McCabe GUEST HOSTS: Riley Vaughn   Front Row Flashbacks Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Flashbacks

    MONSTERCAST - FLASHBACKS - AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 78:03

    Join us as we flashback 40 years to arguably the greatest werewolf movie ever made, An American Werewolf in London. David and his pal Jack did not heed the warning given on the Moors and one was left viciously mauled and the other transformed into a hound of hell. Along the way we find great humor, fast love, and the ever-looming threat of David's new animalistic urges. London will never be the same. We were lucky enough to have Riley, friend of the pod and lycanthropic expert as well as director David Weiner, who not only directed the fantastic In Search of Darkness Parts I & II documentaries, but also brought the cast of this werewolf classic on its 35th Anniversary. Give a listen as we discuss why there is so much more to this movie beyond the greatest werewolf transformation scene ever put on the big screen. HOSTS: Ryan Lootens & Jay Hoffman GUEST HOSTS: David Weiner & Riley Cover art provided by Frederick Cooper. Find more of his art at www.frederickcooperarts.com.   Front Row Flashbacks Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Flashbacks To learn more about David Weiner or to support his documentary endeavors please visit the following sites: www.80sscifidoc.com and @80sscifidoc (socials) www.80shorrordoc.com and @80shorrordoc (socials) www.ItCameFromBlog.com and @ItCameFromBlog (socials)

    BEYOND THE MOUSE: The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 55:26

    “This is Halloween!” Fresh off the heels of our interview with Oogie Boogie himself, we are doing a deep dive into Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. We are joined on this break down by Meghan and Jacqueline of “I Think You're Gonna Like This” podcast. They are both huge Nightmare fans and we have a fun time chatting this movie. Listener beware! Brett was in a mood (says Craig who writes these descriptions). FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford and Vanessa Ferguson  __________________________________________  Named one of the top 50 Disney Podcasts by Feedspot! blog.feedspot.com/disney_podcasts  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    CONVINCE ME - REX OGLE

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 59:33

    Larry sits down with author Rex Ogle to discuss his new book "Punching Bag," his work with Marvel and DC Comics, his favorite characters, the magic of grandmothers, and pizza. Rex's book is about surviving domestic abuse growing up, so please be aware that this may be a difficult subject for some listeners. Ultimately the conversation is about hope.

    CLASSICS-Bride of Frankenstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 72:03

    Front Row Classics concludes it's MonsterCast output for 2021 with not only a great horror film, but a great piece of cinema altogether. Brandon and Eric break down 1935's Bride of Frankenstein. This sequel  ,in many ways, improves upon the 1931 original with incredible production design and universal themes. The hosts praise James Whale's impressive direction and camerawork which compliments the incomparable performances of Boris Karloff as the Monster and Elsa Lanchester as the Bride. We also look at Ernest Thesiger's macabre performance as Dr. Pretorius and the legacy of ghoulish imitators that came after.

    Monstercast - Bordello of Blood (Guilty Pleasures & Convince Me Crossover EVENT)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 88:34


    We've got crossovers galore for this episode of Monstercast! Guilty Pleasures teams up with Convince Me AND Zig & Larry Ignore a Topic to tackle the crossover the world demanded: Dennis Miller, Corey Feldman, Vampires & Brothels! We celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood! Featuring: Lou Hare, Larry Smith & Adam Ziegler FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of MONSTERCAST and as always, we'll see you in the front row!


    MONSTERCAST - It Follows

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 43:38

    #MonsterCast continues with our second horror film spotlight of the month, 2014's chilling #ItFollows. After carefree teenager Jay sleeps with her new boyfriend for the first time, she learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim via sexual intercourse. Death, Jay learns, will creep inexorably toward her as either a friend or a stranger. Will Jay and her friends find a way to survive before it gets to her? FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of MONSTERCAST and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    BEYOND THE MOUSE - An Interview with Ken Page

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 51:59


    “Cause I'm the Boogie Man” We are so excited to bring you our conversation with Ken Page. We speak to Ken about his time in St. Louis, which lead him to Broadway. He gives insights and stories into shows like Ain't Misbehavin' and Cats. We also discuss his voice work, particularly his iconic role as the villain of Halloweentown- Mr. Oogie Boogie. FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford and Vanessa Ferguson  __________________________________________  Named one of the top 50 Disney Podcasts by Feedspot! blog.feedspot.com/disney_podcasts  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!


    MonsterCast - FULL DISCLOSURE - Black As Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 14:39

    #MonsterCast continues with another episode of #FullDisclosure Mini on the second film in the 2021 Welcome To The #Blumhouse series, #BlackAsNight. A New Orleans Summer turns deadly for Shawna and her friends as tragedy forces them to confront the very real vampire threat terrorizing their neighborhood. #FRN #NPR FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    CLASSICS-The Wolf Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 65:23

    Front Row Classics is celebrating the 80th anniversary of George Waggner's The Wolf Man from 1941. Our editor-in-chief Jeremy Goeckner joins us for our first edition of MonsterCast 2021. This movie began the modern take on werewolf mythology and still is an effective horror film eight decades later. The hosts cover the performance of Lon Chaney Jr. who excels as both the monster and his human counterpoint, Larry Talbot. The eerie visuals and top notch supporting cast are also on display. Lastly, we also mention how the politics of the early forties also play a larger role in the storytelling of the film.

    Monstercast - FLASHBACKS - The Evil Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 88:54

    Join us as we flashback 40 years to the original blood and guts tale of The Evil Dead. Five twenty somethings take a minimalist vacation at a sketchy cabin in the woods that their friend got a heck of a deal on. After playing a recording from a tape player in the cabin where the ancient tongues of the Necronomicon bring forth an ancient evil and a series of possessions, we are left with scream king Ash Williams trying to survive the night. Can he make it through the night or will he become one of The Evil Dead?   We were lucky enough to have Steve Villeneuve and Martin Bruyère, creators of “Hail to the Deadites”, a documentary on Evil Dead fandom and an exploration the classic franchise's undying and ever-growing popularity. “Hail to the Deadites” can be found on VOD.   HOSTS: Ryan Lootens, Erin McCabe, & Jay Hoffman GUEST HOSTS: Steve Villeneuve and Martin Bruyère   Front Row Flashbacks Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Flashbacks Hail to the Deadites: https://www.facebook.com/HailToTheDeadites

    MonsterCast - GUILTY PLEASURES & FULL DISCLOSURE - Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 84:21

    #MonsterCast continues with a double episode of #FullDisclosure and #GuiltyPleasures on the new champ of the 2021 box office, #VenomLetThereBeCarnage. Eddie Brock is still struggling to coexist with the shape-shifting extraterrestrial Venom. When deranged serial killer Cletus Kasady also becomes host to an alien symbiote, Brock and Venom must put aside their differences to stop his reign of terror. #FRN #NPR FEATURING: Louis Hare & Christian Krauspe __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of GUILTY PLEASURES & FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    MonsterCast - "Holes in the Sky" with Ash Hamilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 32:14

    #MonsterCast rolls right along with an interview with great friend of the Network Ash Hamilton joining us to talk his new film "Holes In The Sky: The Sean Miller Story" which is making a ton of noise on the horror festival scene. We talk how the movie came to be and just how many layers of meta exist here? #FRN #NPR #HolesInTheSky FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Ash Hamilton __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this SPECIAL EPISODE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    BEYOND THE MOUSE - Sneak Peek of Muppets Haunted Mansion

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 53:41

    Welcome, foolish Muppets… The Muppets are helping Disney fans celebrate the spooky fall season with their first-ever Halloween special “Muppets Haunted Mansion.” In this episode of Beyond the Mouse, Craig, Vanessa and Brett give their spoiler-free review of the film before speaking with one the movie's stars Miss Piggy. Then our Disney trio is joined by VP of the Muppets Studio Leigh Slaughter and Executive Producer of “Muppets Haunted Mansion” Andrew Williams. FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford and Vanessa Ferguson  __________________________________________  Named one of the top 50 Disney Podcasts by Feedspot! blog.feedspot.com/disney_podcasts  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    MonsterCast - FULL DISCLOSURE - Escape The Undertaker

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 8:02

    #MonsterCast continues with another episode of #FullDisclosure Mini on the newest interactive film from Netflix. Partnering with WWE, superstars the New Day enter the demonic Undertaker's mansion in search of his mysterious urn, the source of his power. Will they be successful or fall prey to the deadman? The choice is literally yours! #FRN #NPR #WWE FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    MONSTERCAST - An Interview with Axelle Carolyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 50:01

    Join the Front Row Flashbacks as we get the opportunity to interview filmmaker Axelle Carolyn. Axelle is one of the most exciting emerging horror filmmakers in the genre right now. She created and co-directed the award winning Tales of Halloween, and has directed episodes of Creepshow, The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and also directed two episodes of the current season of American Horror Story….including the season finale! Listen in as we talk about why we love horror and what guides her as a filmmaker. The Manor can be viewed on Amazon Prime starting Friday October 8th. Featuring: Erin McCabe, Ryan Lootens, & Jay Hoffman Special Guest: Axelle Carolyn The Front Row Flashbacks - https://linktr.ee/Flashbacks Axelle Carolyn's socials: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AxelleCarolyn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/axelle_carolyn/

    MONSTERCAST - The Frighteners

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 43:21


    #MonsterCast continues with our very first horror film spotlight of the month. This year we're diving full-on into the ghost world as we break down Peter Jackson's fantastic black comedy The Frighteners. Frank Bannister is a psychic con-man who uses the recently deceased to help him pull jobs. But when a dark force starts killing perfectly healthy people in his small town, Frank must use his gift to stop the killing before it's too late. FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of MONSTERCAST and as always, we'll see you in the front row!


    MonsterCast - FULL DISCLOSURE - Bingo Hell

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 13:16

    #MonsterCast continue with another episode of #FullDisclosure Mini on the first 2021 offering from Welcome To The #Blumhouse, #BingoHell. When a sinister force moves into the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of Oak Springs, the stubborn and elderly Lupita and her friends must fight for not only their community, but their very souls as well. FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    MonsterCast - FULL DISCLOSURE - Midnight Mass

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 75:09

    #MonsterCast continues on the Network! Today we're so excited to bring you our #FullDisclosure in-depth discussion of Mike Flanagan's new limited series #MidnightMass on #Netflix. When Riley Flynn returns home to isolated Crocket Island after a stint in prison, a new priest arrives at the same time with miraculous occurrences in his wake. But what is behind these miracles is the real terrifying mystery. FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    MonsterCast - FULL DISCLOSURE - No One Gets Out Alive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 13:04

    #MonsterCast is off to wild start with a FULL DISCLOSURE Mini review of the new Netflix horror film #NoOneGetsOutAlive. A young migrant woman moves into a boarding house in Cleveland that is harboring some terrifying and sinister secrets. FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    MONSTERCAST - Star Wars Terrifying Tales

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 10:03

    “A long time ago…. In a graveyard far, far away…” In this brief review of the new Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales, which recently was released on Disney+, Craig gives a non-spoiler run down of the special.   FEATURING: Craig McFarland __________________________________________  Named one of the top 50 Disney Podcasts by Feedspot! blog.feedspot.com/disney_podcasts  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    FULL DISCLOSURE - The Guilty

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 11:54

    #MonsterCast is off to wild start with a FULL DISCLOSURE Mini review of the new Netflix remake #TheGuilty starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a 911 operator trying to stop a woman's kidnapping but who learns everything might not what it appears. FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner __________________________________________  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    BEYOND THE MOUSE: Hocus Pocus Costumer Mary Vogt

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 60:50

    “Sisters, All Hallow's Eve has become a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok!” We are so thrilled to bring you our conversation with legendary costume designer, Mary Vogt. Her work can be seen in iconic films like Batman Returns, Crazy Rich Asians and of course Hocus Pocus. We speak to Mary about designing the looks for the Sanderson Sisters, and how different those looks could have been. We also dive into her work on the unforgettable Catwoman suit. She also gives us some insights into her career and the profession of being a costumer in Hollywood. Enjoy this first episode of October as we dive deep into #Monstercast with The Front Row Network. FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford and Vanessa Ferguson __________________________________________  Named one of the top 50 Disney Podcasts by Feedspot! blog.feedspot.com/disney_podcasts  FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/beyondthemousepod __________________________________________  Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    CONVINCE ME - BEN SHEEHAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 62:13

    Larry and special guest host Vanessa Ferguson get to chat with producer and author Ben Sheehan about his time at Funny or Die, his new book aimed toward young adults “What Does the Constitution Actually Say?”, his dislike for a certain 24 hour cycle, and his love of a classic collectible. Make sure to check out Ben's other book (for adults) “OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?” (As always, Larry allows people to use whatever language they want to use.)

    Guilty Pleasures - Glitter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 80:54


    It time to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of the most notorious movies of the century! GP Favorite and Resident Pop Music expert Tiffany Topol joins Lou to talk about Mariah Carey's Glitter! Is Mariah's Star Vehicle/Vanity Project a misunderstood masterpiece, camp classic, or just a rare misstep for a true Legend? Listen and find out! Featuring - Lou Hare & Tiffany Topol Find Tiff on Instagram @movethefurniture Find Lou on Twitter @thefakelouhare Don't forget to follow/reach us at: Website: www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network Twitter: @frontrowreviewz Email: thefrontrowmoviereviews@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/


    CLASSICS-Interview with Lucie Arnaz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 81:45

    Front Row Classics ends the month of September with a very special conversation. Brandon spends some time with the incredible, Lucie Arnaz. The interview covers a breadth of topics including Arnaz's career as an actress, singer, Broadway & nightclub performer, award-winning producer and business woman. Lucie also shares personal memories of her legendary parents, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz. We also touch on the upcoming 70th anniversary of I Love Lucy. Many special Lucy projects are also coming down the pipeline and Lucie generously provides insight on several.  For more information on Lucie's upcoming performance dates, you can go to LucieArnaz.com. You can also find the Let's Talk to Lucy podcasts on your favorite podcast app. 

    Movie Heroes vs. Villains: A Survivor Simulation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 119:52

    Do you love movies? Do you love (or are least vaguely familiar with) Survivor? Then we've got the episode for you! Our resident Survivor nerds Lou, Brandon & Ryan take you on an epic journey as we simulate an entire season of the beloved CBS reality show with the most beloved movie characters ever assembled. From Tony Stark to The Wicked Witch of the West, Norman Bates to Princess Leia, who among these icons has what it takes to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast? It's Survivor: Movie Heroes vs. Villains!  Featuring: Lou Hare, Brandon Davis, Ryan Lootens Don't forget to follow/reach us at: Website: www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network Twitter: @frontrowreviewz Email: thefrontrowmoviereviews@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ Instagram: frontrownetwork YouTube: https://bit.ly/2NyawO0 Please enjoy this Special Episode and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    Convince Me - Nathan Timmel

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 68:55

    Larry gets the chance to sit down with (and gush about) comedian, author, podcaster, and father Nathan Timmel. They discuss comedy (a little), Nathan's three books, his difficulty not critiquing media, and his love of the band Fishbone.

    FLASHBACKS - Escape From New York

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 105:42

    Join us as we go back 40 years to a movie that looked ahead 18 years, to a time that is now 24 years ago, as we look at the John Carpenter cult classic - Escape from NY.    The year is 1997, and the president of a tyrannical United States has had his plane hijacked and crashed into the maximum security prison formerly known as New York City. The security of the world depends on saving the president and ensuring the new world order stays intact. The government known for good decision making, decides to extort a former Special Forces veteran and world renown criminal Snake Plissken to save the president. Snake has 24 hours to accomplish this feat or die. Snake manages to avoid sewer dwelling scavengers and barbarian clad crooks on his journey through NY. Finally with the help of some old frenemies, he battles it out against a pimped-out version of Chef from South Park to save the President of the United States. Will Snake make it out alive? Does he trust his government to keep their word? Who's the baddest man around? The names Plissken…   Hosts: Ryan Lootens, Erin McCabe, & Jay Hoffman Guest Hosts: J.D. Reynolds & Phillip Kennedy Johnson Front Row Flashbacks Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Flashbacks Interview with Phillip Kennedy Johnson - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/interview-with-phillip-kennedy-johnson/id1422459548?i=1000512277723   Phillip Kennedy Johnson: Website: https://www.phillipkennedyjohnson.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhillipKJohnson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phillip_kennedy_johnson/

    SNEAK PEEK - Y: The Last Man FX on Hulu

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 54:42

    "Alas, poor Yorick." We were thrilled to be invited by FX to preview their upcoming series Y: The Last Man. The series will premier on FX on Hulu this Monday, September 13. Craig invites his friend, Aaron Hughes, who originally gave him the Y comic series, onto the show. They are also joined by Scott who has yet to read the comic series. The crew gives their first impressions of the show, without spoilers. "A drama based on DC Comics' acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better."   FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Scott McFarland and Aaron Hughes Don't forget to follow/reach us at: Website: www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network Twitter: @frontrowreviewz Email: thefrontrowmoviereviews@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ Instagram: frontrownetwork YouTube: https://bit.ly/2NyawO0 Please enjoy this episode of Sneak Peek and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    FULL DISCLOSURE - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 81:34

    The MCU is back in theaters with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization and it's mysterious and powerful leader The Mandarin. We break down everything from the fire stunts and fights to those bonkers post-credits scenes. LET'S SPOIL SOME COMIC BOOK FILMS. FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Scott McFarland & Brandon Davis Don't forget to follow/reach us at: Website: www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network Twitter: @frontrowreviewz Email: thefrontrowmoviereviews@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ Instagram: frontrownetwork YouTube: https://bit.ly/2NyawO0 Please enjoy this episode of FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

    SNEAK PEEK - Come From Away on Apple TV+

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 42:07

    Welcome to the rock! We were very excited to be invited by Apple TV+ to get an advance stream of the Broadway hit musical turned movie, Come From Away. Craig, Brandon and Anna give a non-spoiler overview of the film, and also share their own personal reflections on the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. This story of human kindness and hope lands on Apple TV+ September 10. "Come From Away is based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander's air strip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we're all part of a global family."   FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Anna McFarland and Brandon Davis Don't forget to follow/reach us at: Website: www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network Twitter: @frontrowreviewz Email: thefrontrowmoviereviews@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ Instagram: frontrownetwork YouTube: https://bit.ly/2NyawO0 Please enjoy this episode of Sneak Peek and as always, we'll see you in the front row!

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