The Flop House

The Flop House

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A comedy podcast examining the worst in recent film. With your hosts Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington.


Ep. #215 - The Lazarus Effect  

Shocktober continues! On this episode we discuss the Flatliners-esque Lazarus Effect. More specific shownotes canceled on account of Dan's sick.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Lazarus Effect

Movies recommended in this episode:

Pet Sematary
The Shallows
Shin Godzilla

Ep.# 214 - Victor Frankenstein  

BOOOGENS! Shocktober begins with Victor Frankenstein, the movie that posits that maybe we don't actually wanna see the monster that much. Meanwhile, Elliott disrespects the death of several major pop artists, Stu brings up Jackie Chan again, and Dan says some weird things about ears and hot dogs.

Wikipedia synopsis for Victor Frankenstein.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Mr. Right
The Howling
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

Ep. #213 - Christian Mingle  

Smalltember/vember continues! On this episode we discuss the feature length ad for a dating website and for God, Christian Mingle. and Stuart explains how to find cartoon porn, Dan checks his website privilege, and Elliott "Weekend at Bernies"es someone very close to him.

Wikipedia synopsis for Christian Mingle.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Duke of Burgundy
Hard Target 2

Ep. #212 - No Depo$it  

Smalltember/vember begins with a movie none of us had heard of until a couple of Canadian listeners pressed a blu-ray into our hot little hands: No Deposit. Meanwhile Elliott reveals Ringo Starr's adventures in New Jersey, Stuart sends a giant child straight to the circus, and Dan delivers a line that should NOT be taken out of context.

NO WIKIPEDIA SYNOPSIS for No Deposit. So here's a page for Frank D'Angelo.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Demolition Man
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Pather Panchali

Ep. #211 - Godzilla (1998)  

At the request of charity contest winner Erik North, we discuss the classic (?) 1998 version of Godzilla. Meanwhile Dan tries to explain Dangerous Liaisons, Elliott surprises no one by reading a Godzilla-centered magazine, and Stuart gives you some advice about how to get milk.

Wikipedia synopsis for Godzilla.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Everybody Wants Some!
Harlan County U.S.A.


Ep.# 210 - Fantastic Four LIVE  

Kept in the Flop House Vaults until now, and released because we're on the road in D.C., it's the LIVE Fantastic Four show!



Ep. #209 - Pay the Ghost  

Zhubin Parang joins us for the fourth most magical time on the Flop House calandar: Cagemas in July! It's also time for the political conventions, so more extensive show notes are canceled while Dan jets off to Cleveland and Philly.

Ep.# 208 - Norm of the North  

We just can't stop punishing ourselves with bizarre kids' computer animated films. Will Norm of the North be another Guardian of the Highlands or Foodfight!? Meanwhile Stuart has strong feelings on Tyrion Lannister's political positions, Elliott mangles Sinatra, and Dan is far too distracted by his loud cat.

Wikipedia synopsis for Norm of the North.

Movies recommended in this episode

Shallow Grave
Sleeping with Other People

Get tickets for our LIVE SHOW in D.C. in August!


Ep.#207 - The Boy  

Elliott is back from his brief sabbatical. Will the possible evil-doll-antics of The Boy make him regret it? Meanwhile Stuart makes people's days better with a choking hazard, Dan's bachelor lifestyle is depressing, and Elliott shares why he has the cleanest poop in town.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Boy.

Movies recommended in this episode

Mistress America
De Palma
The Face of Another
Fright Night

Ep.#206 - The Choice  

Hallie rejoins us, while Elliott is briefly away, to determine whether any tears were jerked by the Nicholas Sparks tearjerker, The Choice. Meanwhile Stuart reveals the Hamburglar's m-o, Dan discusses the strange things he's slept on, and Hallie explains the romantic troubles of dating someone on the metric system.

Movies recommended in this episode

Mr. Arkadin
Cross of Iron

Ep. #205 - Gods of Egypt  

Live from Cake Shop as part of NYC Podfest. It's Gods of Egypt.

Ep. #204 - We Are Your Friends  

On this episode we discuss the should-be-more-hateable tale of young aspiring DJ douches We Are Your Friends. Meanwhile, Elliott describes a Golden Girls party at length, Stuart burns Broadway, and Dan slowly dies.

Apologies for the wonky audio. Due to his cold, Dan may have made a recording mistake with the microphones.

Movies recommended in this episode:

In the Blood
Captain America: Civil War
The 13th Warrior
Portrait of Jason

Ep. #203 - Look Who's Talking Now  

This episode is part three in a podcrawl with the guys at Read it and Weep, and at Too Beautiful to Live, covering the entire Look Who's Talking trilogy. We got to handle the thrilling conclusion, Look Who's Talking Now. Meanwhile we discover what's in the file titled "Things Stuart Knows," Dan reveals his shameful Simpsons past, and Elliott pitches "Fiddler on the Wolf Goes West."

Movies recommended in this episode:

Ricki and the Flash
The Invitation
China 9, Liberty 37

Ep. #202 - Burnt  

On this episode we run through a tasting menu of Bradley Cooper's assholish behavior in the bad-boy chef movie, Burnt. Meanwhile, Elliott recites some lewd Dr. Seuss, Stuart drops some Friday the 13th science, and Dan suggests a new sort of nativity.

Movies recommended in this episode:

His Girl Friday
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
The Tin Drum

Ep. #201 - Vice  

With the glamour and horror of our 200th/MaxFun Drive episode behind us, we return to meat-and-potatoes flophousery with the little seen sci-fi actioner Vice, starring Flop House repeat offenders Thomas Jane and Bruce Willis. Meanwhile, Elliott explains the risks of marrying Shannon Tweed, Dan takes a fantasy trip to the set of the sitcom Wings, and Stuart makes a shocking leap ahead in Radio Zork

Movies recommended in this episode:

Green Room
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Forbidden Room

Ep. #200 - Nothing but Trouble  

It's the moment we promised would never happen: we watched Elliott and Dan's stated least-favorite movie of all time, Nothing but Trouble. (Don't worry - despite Elliott's joking claim that if we ever did this film it would be our last, this is NOT our final episode). And to help us out with this special MAX FUN DRIVE episode (donate!), we welcome self-proclaimed minor television celebrity, Mr. John Hodgman. Meanwhile, Elliott breaks out his "Jane Campion accent, Stuart reveals his popcorn secrets, And Hodgman joins in at making fun of Dan's pronunciation.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Sting
Broadcast News
The Housemaid

Best of the Flop House 2: Ep. 76-125  

Just in time for MaxFun Drive, a little bonus for listeners.

Ep. #199 - Jem and the Holograms  

Don't worry -- we took your boring story about a magical rock-star-making computer and turned it into a thrilling story about YouTube. We talk Jem and the Holograms. Meanwhile, Elliott has a surprisingly deep knowledge of failed Internet concerns, Stuart reveals the hidden bonds between Seal and Salman Rushdie, and Dan is totally blazed.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Slow West
Miller's Crossing
Cria Cuervos

Ep. #198 - The Cobbler  

It's the Jewish magical realism tale that almost made Elliott hate his own Judaism: The Cobbler. Meanwhile, Stuart suffers from cartoon eye degeneration, Dan would like you to know very much that he's a wealthy murderer, and Elliott's singing has started to  bleed dangerously outside the letters section.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Deer Hunter
The Witch

Ep. #197 - Seventh Son  

Is Seventh Son seventh fun? Perhaps, though we're not sure what "seventh fun" means. Meanwhile, Elliott pitches us on FXXX, Stuart expresses his love for fantasy bullshit maps, and Dan feels terrible about mixing up En Vogue and TLC.

We also debut Jonathan Biegen's "That's How it Works (feat. The Flop House)." And a warning for sensitive listeners -- we briefly get serious during the letters section with some talk about suicide.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Close Range
Diary of a Teenage Girl
Middle of Nowhere

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