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.

Episodes

Ep. #219 - Saving Christmas  

It's hard to overstate just how barely the Kirk Cameron "materialism-is-good" explainer Saving Christmas qualifies as a movie. Meanwhile, Stuart talks about his gogurt buying habits, Elliott dramatizes Frank Sinatra's sexual habits, and Dan is genuinely disturbed by this movie's theology.

Wikipedia synopsis for Saving Christmas

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Squid and the Whale
Arrival
Don't Breathe

If you would like to contribute to the Flop House Facebook charity drive for Planned Parenthood, GO HERE.

Flop House Christmas opening theme by John M. Davis and closing theme by Jon Biegen.

REMINDER: Alamo Brooklyn LIVE SHOW tickets go on sale MONDAY.

Ep. #218 - Nine Lives  

Kevin Spacey as a cat sounds just purrrrfect (TM) for the Flop House, so we watched Nine Lives. Meanwhile, Stuart tells of his adventures with Kirsten Dunst, Dan suggests a terrible new method of shooting porn, and Elliott tells an offensive phone book joke.

Wikipedia synopsis for Nine Lives

Movies recommended in this episode:

Waxwork II: Lost in Time
Losing Ground
Encounters at the End of the World

If you would like to contribute to the Flop House Facebook charity drive for Planned Parenthood, GO HERE.

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Ep. #217 - Independence Day: Resurgence  

Back to our non-Shocktober fare as we mourn election day with our Independence Day: Resurgence discussion. Meanwhile, Elliott gives the JD Power porn star awards, Stuart's weenus is protected, and Dan cannot leave President Sex Criminal alone.

Wikipedia synopsis for Independence Day: Resurgence

Movies recommended in this episode:

Doctor Strange
Dog Soldiers
No End
A Little Romance

Ep. #216 - The Gallows  

On this final SHOCKTOBER episode we discuss the noose-is-loose would-be chiller The Gallows. Meanwhile, Elliott somehow weasels his way out of doing a Muppet voice, Stuart reveals Dick Tracy's bias against the disabled, and Dan somehow doesn't let the movie's plotting make his head explode.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Gallows

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Handmaiden
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural

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:

Viy
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:

Mustang
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:

Tickled
Hitchcock/Truffaut
Everybody Wants Some!
Harlan County U.S.A.

MAXFUN MEETUP at HINTERLANDS.

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!

 

Visit STUART’S BAR, HINTERLANDS.

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
Lifeboat
Sleeping with Other People

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

Visit STUART’S BAR, HINTERLANDS.

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
Entertainment
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
Krampus
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
Witchtrap
Broadcast News
The Housemaid

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