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The Summer of
Rick Moranis turns 30

In a summer in which audiences were treated to big-screen heroes like Batman, Indiana Jones and James Bond, the biggest hero was also the most unlikely.

BY: Louis Hare       July 20, 2019

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'Better known as': Iconic actors and underrated roles

Some actors are inextricably linked with certain roles. Here are a few of their lesser known greatest hits.

BY: Steve Sykes       July 12, 2019

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The Front Row Network recaps Comic Con 2019

Now that the 2019 San Diego Comic Con is history, there’s a lot of news to digest. Luckily for you, we’ve collected our podcast recaps of all four days in one handy linkfest.

BY: Steve Sykes       July 27, 2019

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13 Reasons .... Why?

When it debuted, Netflix's 13 Reasons Why almost immediately became a runaway hit. It was also controversial -- a shadow that only grew as a second season was released. Now that Season 3 has dropped, our Guilty Pleasures host has cut bait, and he doesn't feel one bit guilty.

BY: Louis Hare       Aug. 19, 2019

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Ranking the top sitcom episodes of all time

The sitcom, in its best form, provided audiences with well-crafted, one-act plays each and every week. Here, our Classics host breaks down his picks for the 10 best ever to hit the small screen.

BY: Brandon Davis       Aug. 20, 2019

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Commissioner's List: Mortal Kombat downloadable 
character draft

The commish has thoughts about with pop-culture combatants he'd like to see throw down.

BY: Phil Rockwell       July 8, 2019

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1994 is the greatest movie year of all time

From prestige dramas to blockbuster spectacles, family hits to genre fare and even historically bad movies, 1994 had something for everyone.

BY: Louis Hare       June 28, 2019

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Toy Story:
The Next Generation

The host of Beyond the Mouse is predictably in the bag for most Disney and Pixar projects the day they are announced. However, Toy Story 4’s announcement left him with a bit of trepidation.

BY: Craig McFarland       June 23, 2019

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Ranking the top 10 film franchises of
all time

As one movie franchise passes a significant milestone (just maybe breaking the all-time box office record in the process), and another prepares to put a capstone on a nine-episode saga, it’s a good time to survey the cinematic franchise landscape.

BY: Steve Sykes       June 11, 2019

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Is The Breakfast Club Secretly an Avengers Movie? A Very Serious Analysis

Like most of you, I’ve been spending the last few weeks re-watching the films of the MCU in preparation for Avengers: Endgame (well, MOST of them. You can’t make me re-watch Thor: The Dark World).

BY: Louis Hare       Apr. 21, 2019

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Shazam! Early Review

“…strong of spirit and pure of heart…” So goes the incantation that grants Billy Batson superpowers in the upcoming film Shazam! But it’s also a great seven-word description of the movie itself. In fact, Shazam! could very well be the best DCEU movie yet...

BY: Steve Sykes       Apr. 4, 2019

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Endings Are Hard: Famous and Infamous Television Finales

As famed television enthusiast Charles Dickens once wrote, “Pip, dear old chap, life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” And so here we are, at the end of another television season, ready for a fresh slate of partings.

BY: Louis Hare       May 15, 2019

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5 THINGS: Avengers Endgame Trailer 2

Is it Marvel and their unprecedented string of quality films that makes these trailer drops special or do they just know how to get us right when we want it most. We froth for weeks and months for footage and then, seemingly when all has died down, they drop the...

BY: Jeremy Goeckner         Mar. 14, 2019

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Remembering:

Stanley Donen

It’s hard to imagine a director that has provided me more joy  than Stanley Donen. When thinking about my list of personal favorite films, Donen’s name permeates the tapestry. This is the man whose celluloid created images include Gene Kelly singing in the rain...

BY: Brandon Davis         Mar. 4, 2019

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10 Iconic Theatre Stage Designs

A friend of mine recently attended a performance of the 20th anniversary tour of “Rent” and posted a pre-show picture of the unit set. I was struck at how, despite its simplicity, it was instantly recognizable. That got me thinking...

BY: Steve Sykes          Feb. 21, 2019

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The Absolute Rocky Workout Mix

Of the many things associated with the Rocky Cinematic Universe, music may be the underrated glue. Quibble about the varying qualities of the entries all you want, but the soundtracks have always been on point.

BY: Lou Hare          Nov. 23, 2018

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The Definitive Ranking of the RCU (Rocky Cinematic Universe)

From Prestige Cinema to trashy-fun, no matter what you’re looking for, there’s an RCU movie for that. Let’s review the previous seven films and their overall place in the RCU.

BY: Lou Hare          Nov. 23, 2018

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16 Rounds with the Fights of the Rocky Cinematic Universe

The RCU is mainly known for its climatic fight sequences, but what, if anything can be gleaned from watching those famous fights devoid of any context? Let’s find out:

BY: Lou Hare          Nov. 18, 2018

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5 THINGS

Captain Marvel trailer

We’re still five months away from the MCU’s first female fronted installment, but Marvel was kind enough to debut the girl-powerful trailer for Captain Marvel on Tuesday. If what we see here is any indication, Marvel is treating the landmark film with proper deference to the character and the potential audience she represents.

BY: Phil Rockwell          Sep 21, 2018

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