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Author: MaximumFun, Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington, Elliott Kalan

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The Flop House is a comedy podcast devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film, then engage in an unscripted discussion about the movie's shortcomings and occasional delights, while never being afraid of a pointless, silly digression or two hundred.
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Alonso Duralde, of our sister Max Fun podcast Maximum Film and many other projects joins us to discuss something that is, technically, a film, and not a pile of feces. But it's a tough call! In honor of Pride Month and also Alonso's new book Hollywood Pride, our guest pitched us some bad LGBTQ+ themed movies, and (in lieu of trashing some failed films with their hearts in the right place) we decided to critique one of the most retrograde comedies of the 2000s: motherfucking Boat Trip. Did we regret this decision? Ask us when we're done crying and trying to wash off the stink.See us LIVE in July in Boston!Wikipedia page for Boat TripRecommended in this episode:Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)In A Violent Nature (2024)Raw Deal (1948)Gay USA (1977)
Elliott quizzes the other Flop House boyz (tm) about movies featuring modern society's biggest achievement and greatest bane -- computers!Catch us LIVE in Boston!
The Novelizers is a podcast that takes a beloved film, gives each scene to a TV comedy writer to novelize, and then gives those scenes to a comedian or actor to narrate. Plus interviews with the people who (may or may not have) made the original film.This episode has a chapter WRITTEN BY DAN MCCOY and READ BY JOHN HODGMAN! It also features an improvised interview with some people who "worked on the Matrix" (actually ELLIOTT KALAN and DAN MCCOY PLAYING SILLY CHARACTERS!) It's a must-listen podcast CROSSOVER EVENT! Check out their other episodes!
We're going into the matrix this week, in honor of Dan and Elliott's contributions to an upcoming episode of the very funny The Novelizers podcast, where comedy writers "novelize" part of a blockbuster movie from the past -- Dan wrote a "chapter" of the original The Matrix (read by our friend John Hodgman!), and he and Elliott appear on the episode playing characters who worked behind the scenes on the movie. Look for that soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this flashback discussion of The Matrix: Revolutions, our fourth-favorite Matrix movie.See us LIVE in July in Boston!Wikipedia page for The Matrix: RevolutionsRecommended in this episode:Hundreds of Beavers (2022)I Saw the TV Glow (2024)Regrouping (1976)Head to factormeals.com/flop50 and use code flop50 to get 50% off your first box plus 20% off your next month.
We finally got our pal Matt Singer, author of the wonderful book Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever, on the show to talk about the team who defined movie criticism for a generation. Also Dan leads a silly Siskel & Ebert related half-game.Catch us LIVE in Boston!Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code FLOP at Manscaped.com.
We were so happy when we learned that Linda Holmes was a fan of the show, and even HAPPIER to get her on an episode! Were we equally happy to watch Baby Geniuses? Well... you know... You can't always be happy all the time. Once you learn that, then YOU will be the true baby genius.This is the FINAL WEEKEND you can watch our SPEED 2 live show, VOD, before it goes away on Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET! But if you prefer your live shows really live, there's still stuff coming up! We’ve got some May shows for you, in Oxford, England, as well as one a July appearance in Boston!Wikipedia page for Baby GeniusesRecommended in this episode:Ratcatcher (1999)Challengers (2024)Being Two Isn't Easy (1962)Body Heat (1981)Go to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to https://www.squarespace.com/FLOP  to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.
Inspired by his recent trip with Dan to catch The Ambulance at a local rep screening (part of the Ridiculous/Sublime series programmed by our old pal Cristina) Stuart runs through a brief installment of Missed That Movie (tm) before leading a discussion of the works of low-middle-budget maestro Larry Cohen, he of the grabby premise and wild performances. There's much discussion of trailers to Cohen's films, so if you wanna watch, check the show notes below!If you missed the premiere of our SPEED 2 live show, fear not! You can watch (or rewatch) until Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET! And if you happen to prefer your live shows really live, we’ve got shows for you, in Oxford, England! As well as one just announced, in Boston!Links for LARRY COHEN TRAILERS! Everything discussed in this episode, plus some bonus ones!The AmbulanceIt's AliveIt Lives AgainIt's Alive III: Island of the AliveGod Told Me ToQ: The Winged SerpentFull Moon HighThe StuffA Return To Salem's LotManiac CopManiac Cop 2Masters of Horror: Pick Me UpPhone BoothCellularMessages DeletedGet 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code FLOP at Manscaped.com.Listeners can save on the perfect gift by visiting AuraFrames.com to get $30-off plus free shipping on their best-selling frame. Use code FLOP  at checkout.
Ep. #423 - Argylle

Ep. #423 - Argylle

2024-04-2702:12:50

What is the secret to Argylle?!? Is the CAT the spy? Did Taylor Swift write it?!? Is it the obvious twist that Dan guessed after a moment of thought having only seen the trailer?!? Is it that it doesn't work at all as a movie, but at least it's not as relentlessly boring as a lot of Flop House topics?!? It's definitely at least two of those things!Tonight is our SPEED 2 live show, and tickets are still available! All 3 of us will be IN THE CHAT, watching along, tonight! BUT if you can't join us, you can watch (or rewatch) until Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET!And if you happen to prefer your live shows really live? We’ve got LIVE SHOWS for you, in Oxford, England! Plus the colonies get their own NEW one, just announced, in Boston!Wikipedia page for ArgylleRecommended in this episode:I'm 'George Lucas': A Connor Ratliff Story (2024)Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb (2022)Zone of Interest (2023)The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993)Get 30% off your first order, plus free shipping today at Microdose.com, promo code FLOP.Aura has a great deal for Mother’s Day. Listeners can save on the perfect gift by visiting AuraFrames.com to get $30-off plus free shipping on their best-selling frame. That’s A-U-R-A Frames.com. Use code FLOP  at checkout to save.
In honor of Elliott's long-lost blog critiquing the Oscars, and in honor of the Criterion Channel's recent "Razzie" collection, and in dishonor of the Razzies themselves, Dan guides the intrepid flop team through past winners of America's foremost bad movie awards, and why they're always wrong wrong wrong.We partnered with StagePilot to film our SPEED 2 live show as a streaming event! The debut is Saturday, April 27th at 7PM ET, and the three hosts will be IN THE CHAT at that time, BUT THERE IS ALSO A VIEWING WINDOW — watch or rewatch any time between the debut and Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET!And if you happen to prefer your live shows really live, and happen to live in or near OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you!Head to factormeals.com/flop50 and use code flop50 to get 50% off your first box plus 20% off your next box.Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code FLOP at Manscaped.com
Ep. #422 - Road House (2024)

Ep. #422 - Road House (2024)

2024-04-1301:53:511

FINALLY after suffering through all of those bad movies, we get a treat! Patrick Swayze's Ro... what? What's that we're hearing? It's the remake? Goddamn it. Well maybe Road House 2024 will have some charms of its own. I guess y'all will need to listen to find out.We partnered with StagePilot and their talented crew to film our SPEED 2 live show as a streaming event! The debut is Saturday, April 27th at 7PM ET, and the three hosts will be IN THE CHAT watching along with viewers at that time, BUT THERE IS ALSO A VIEWING WINDOW — folks can rewatch or watch for the first time anywhere between the debut and Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET!And if you happen to prefer your live shows really live, and happen to live in or near OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you!Wikipedia page for Road HouseRecommended in this episode:Clifford (1994)Prison (1987)On the Silver Globe (1988)The Prowler (1951)Head to FACTORMEALS.com/flop50 and use code flop50 to get 50% off your first box plus 20% off your next box. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code FLOP at Manscaped.com.
Elliott takes a look back at 100 Flop House minis, and that is absolutely the only thing that happens, and no special guest arrives with any particular fixation on sandworm-related science fiction.We partnered with StagePilot and their talented crew to film our SPEED 2 live show as a streaming event! The debut is Saturday, April 27th at 7PM ET, and the three hosts will be IN THE CHAT watching along with viewers at that time, BUT THERE IS ALSO A VIEWING WINDOW -- folks can rewatch or watch for the first time anywhere between the debut and Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET!And if you happen to prefer your live shows really live, and happen to live in or near OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you!Go to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to https://www.squarespace.com/FLOP  to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain
Yet again, we steal a few hours Jamelle could be using to write something smart for The New York Times, to discuss his REAL passion: movies about hedgehogs. Yes, Sonic 2 was a big hit with mixed reviews, but how good is it really? The answer may not surprise you! Also, this is our final episode in MaxFun drive 2024 - if you were intending to join, but just forgot, there's still time!Do you live in OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you! And if you DON’T live in the UK, you can still see our SPEED 2 live show as a streaming event! Current Max Fun members should have gotten an email with a code for discount tickets. New members will get their code very soon!Wikipedia page for Sonic the Hedgehog 2Recommended in this episode:Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (1981)Immaculate (2024)Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)Broadcast News (1987)
We welcome our old friend Zhubin Parang back to the main feed after years of only joining us for our FlopTales RPG series (available as bonus content for Max Fun members: join here!) -- and for such an auspicious return we had to pick an extra-special movie: Madame Web, which some have hailed as the "Cats" of superhero movies. Does it reach those heights? Who knows. But it's surely the most enjoyably-silly of Sony's Spider-Man without Spider-Man universe. We hope you enjoy it, and thanks to all who support us by becoming a member of Maximum Fun during this Max Fun Drive.Do you live in or around BROOKLYN, NEW YORK or OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you! And if you DON'T live in either of those places you can still see our SPEED 2 live show as a professionally-shot streaming event! Current Max Fun members should have gotten an email with a code for discount tickets. New members will get their code after the Max Fun Drive!Wikipedia page for Madame WebRecommended in this episode:Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)Deadloch (2023)Love Lies Bleeding (2024)Testament (1983)Hit The Road (2021)
Hear a teaser of this year's bonus episode about SPAWN  (1997), as well as a rundown of some of our other bonus content from the past and planned for the future, all available to Maximum Fun members who support the show at the $5 a month or more tier.  
This special network wide event is a celebration of The MaxFunDrive! If you’d like to support podcasts you love for just $5 a month and get bonus gifts in the process, go to maximumfun.org/join. We’re kicking off the most exciting time of the year for the MaxFun Network with a trivia game show featuring hosts from tons of great podcasts.J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong from “Go Fact Yourself” are joined by:Jackie Kashian -“The Jackie and Laurie Show” Jeremy Bent -“Eurovangelists” John Moe - “Depresh Mode with John Moe” and “Sleeping With Celebrities”and y'all in the Flop House feed know Dan already!
Stuart returns from Australia to spring everyone's favorite podcast about the podcast The Flop House on an unsuspecting Hallie-- and also, somehow, muscle himself into an episode in the past?Do you live in or around BROOKLYN, NEW YORK or OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you!MaxFunDrive ends on March 29, 2024! Support our show now and get access to bonus content by becoming a member at maximumfun.org/join.
Stuart was antipodes-bound, for his Australian rambles, when we taped this one, but fear not! In his absence we recruited Hallie Haglund, noted STAR OF THE SHOW to discuss Cat Person with us, and thank god we did, because left to our own devices, we doubt that two dudes would be quite as effective at exploring the dissection of gender w/r/t hetero dating relationships that Cat Person brings to the table (straight from the hit New Yorker short story of the same name). Did we do it justice? Only one way to find out!Do you live in or around BROOKLYN, NEW YORK or OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for youWikipedia page for Cat PersonRecommended in this episode:Waitress: The Musical (2023)One, Two, Three (1961)The River (1951)Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/FLOP. Head to Squarespace.com/FLOP for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use offer code: FLOP to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.”
We're gearing up for Max Fun Drive pretty soon (3/18-29), so as a reminder of why you love us so SO much, instead of a regularly-scheduled mini we're dropping ANOTHER full live episode from our recent west coast tour! This one was taped at the Aladdin in Portland, in front of one of the hottest crowds we've ever been blessed with, discussing one of the silliest movies we've ever discussed -- the Vanilla Ice starrer Cool As Ice!Wikipedia page for Cool as IceHere's a special, (limited time) deal for our listeners. Right now get 50% off a ONE-TIME PAYMENT FOR A LIFETIME Babbel subscription - but only for our listeners - at Babbel.com/FLOP.
Ep.#417 - Exorcist: Believer

Ep.#417 - Exorcist: Believer

2024-02-2401:35:141

It takes a brave creative team to give Exorcist II: The Heretic a run for its money as worst "Exorcist" film, but at least part two was lovably batshit and a work of care and pearsonal vision, even if that vision was really weird. Exorcist: Believer on the other hand? Oof. You'll have to listen to find out.Do you live in or around BROOKLYN, NEW YORK or OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you!Wikipedia page for Exorcist: BelieverRecommended in this episode:Sorcerer (1977)Dicks: The Musical (2023)Carrie (1952)Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/FLOP. Head to Squarespace.com/FLOP for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use offer code: FLOP to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.”
Elliott uses the occasion of Steamboat Willie entering the public domain to explore other free IP we could mine for dollars.Do you live in or around BROOKLYN, NEW YORK or OXFORD, ENGLAND? We've got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you!Get 55% off a Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/FLOP.Get 30% off your first order, plus free shipping today at Microdose.com, promo code FLOP.
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Mathew Gaskill

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Jan 6th
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Laura Bogart

Re casserole as an onion delivery method: I have some vague memory of the reason we have so many recipes using huge amounts of onions was due to a scam artist who manipulated the stock market a long time ago by buying all the onions and storing them instead of selling them.

Dec 6th
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Laura Bogart

I know they were forced into a format change due to get studios STILL continuing to refuse to agree to not try to starve writers and actors, but I actually really like these. I hope when the strike ends, they'll do one a month or something

Sep 23rd
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Laura Bogart

For me, it was seeing Keene, NH, downtown's weird messed up traffic circle and the first ever (totally illegal for zoning, former office building) apartment I lived in, in the background, at the start of Jumanji

Aug 4th
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Laura Bogart

OMG, Dan did the thing the Floppers (especially Eliot) mock things like Sherlock, House, etc, for doing when he heard Stuart say "around" and that prompted Dan to figure out he was trying to remember "a round."

Jul 23rd
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Laura Bogart

I literally JUST found out from this episode that a Gremlins TV series exists

Jul 17th
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Laura Bogart

I'm so excited about this Flop-tv live show series!

Jul 17th
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Laura Bogart

"it's free"

Jul 16th
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Laura Bogart

"In a way, a toaster is a portal to toast""

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Patricia Noble

why did none of you mention power of the dog

May 10th
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Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston

holy shit, Jamelle Bouie!

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Derek Wood

ooohhhh I loved Nexus!!

May 5th
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Anthony Yakubovich

those jonny depp jokes didn't age well

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Michael Martin

Yes!!!

Aug 15th
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Yuki Okuma

I bet they're talking about the rise of Skywalker in this episode. xD

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Jesse Moser

HOW'D IT GET BURNED?!?!

Dec 21st
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Mike Smith

dan and his perpetual cold should make a buddy cop flick

Feb 20th
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Shay Primrose

I give Eliot's ending 5/5 slinky slonks.

Nov 6th
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