The Flop House

By MaximumFun, Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington, Elliott Kalan

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Reviews: 26

Joe Podacasto
 Sep 29, 2021
One of the OG pods and still holds up, even if it's inevitably fallen off somewhat.


 Jun 9, 2021

Nemo McName
 Jun 6, 2021
Best movie podcast around. Highly recommend the Tango and Cash episode. Long live the Original Peaches!!!

Never boring
 Jan 2, 2021


 Nov 10, 2020

Description

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.

Episode Date
FH Mini 57 - The House House
00:45:10

Dan's back in the driver's seat for this mini, and he challenges Elliott and Stu to a game so insidious, it almost breaks the podcast.

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Jun 25, 2022
Ep. #372 - Old
01:36:51

Despite its relative financial success and reviews that are more "mixed" than bad, M. Night Shyamalan has become such a FH all-star, that we had to check out Old: The Beach that Olds People. (As Dan is fond of saying, "Don't get hung up on our name.") Unsurprisingly, it gave us a ton to chew on. Please don't be mad at us just cause we don't think it's a masterpiece, Blank Check buddies. Maybe y'all should skip this one. Everyone else in the world -- enjoy!

Wikipedia entry for Old

Movies recommended in this episode

Crimes of the Future

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Mädchen in Uniform

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Jun 18, 2022
FH Mini 56 - Missed That Movie! Night of the Juggler
01:00:14

Elliott takes us on another journey through a movie ONE of us have seen, but the others haven't -- in this case, the gritty crime thriller Night of the Juggler, a movie completely devoid of juggling.

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Jun 11, 2022
Ep.#371 - The King's Daughter
01:22:51

What's this? An IN-PERSON episode? That's right! Elliott was in town to officiate a wedding, so we took a little time to get together in person and record an episode for y'all. And what movie did we pick for such a special occasion? How about something that showed up on basically every "worst movies" list of last year -- something that sat on the shelf for half a decade and has been in development for 4x that? You guessed it! We tackled Pierce Brosnan's Wig Party aka The King's Daughter!

Wikipedia entry for The King's Daughter

Movies recommended in this episode

Boardinghouse

The Outlaws

Night Nurse

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Jun 04, 2022
FH Mini 55 - The Fruit Group, with Chris Weitz
01:16:15

In which Stuart wastes the time of his friends and an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker by asking us all about our favorite fruits, a food Elliott hates.

May 28, 2022
Ep. #370 - Moonfall
01:56:52

Let the moon faaaallll / when it crumbuuuules / we will watch iiiiit / and all make fun together! Slight hangovers on two of the Flop Boyz (tm) aren't enough to dampen the fun of the profoundly stupid Moonfall, a movie about a falling moon.

Wikipedia entry for Moonfall

Movies recommended in this episode

Delta Space Mission

Drive My Car

A Field in England

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May 21, 2022
FH Mini 54 - Happy Belated Mother's Day
00:56:00

Elliott surprises Dan and Stu with a series of impromptu debate prompts, forcing his co-hosts to argue for the cinema mothers they'd most like to have as moms.

May 14, 2022
Ep. #369 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage
01:40:45

The Carnage that was teased at the end of Venom has arrived, albeit with much straighter, non-Ronald McDonald looking hair on Woody Harrelson's head. Cowards. But that's the ONLY part of Venom: Let There Be Carnage that's less goofy than the first one. Hear us dissect this movie like a symbiote eating a human head.

Also, while Max Fun Drive is officially over, there's a weekend amnesty where you can get all the listener thank-yous and such. So this is officially-unofficially our last drive episode. If you can't afford it right now, that's totally fine -- this message is not for you. But if you enjoy the show, and you have the means, consider supporting this podcast and a whole network of great artists over at maximumfun.org/join.

Wikipedia entry for Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Movies recommended in this episode

We're All Going to the World's Fair

The Northman

An American Tragedy

May 07, 2022
Ep. #368 - The War with Grandpa, with Griffin McElroy
01:58:37

What's this? A BONUS full episode in honor of Max Fun Drive? That's right! It's the Max Fun crossover event of the year! Griffin McElroy has already been a part of one amazing podcast about The War With Grandpa, over on sister Max Fun podcast My Brother My Brother and Me, and that was without even seeing the movie! What will he think now that he's seen it? We had such a fun time talking with him about this bonkers movie, and we hope you'll have just as much fun listening.

And if you love this, or the other stuff we do, consider supporting the show over at maximumfun.org/join. Listener support is what keeps the show coming week after week, and we're grateful that the show is valuable enough to you that you help us make it!

Wikipedia entry for The War with Grandpa

Movies recommended in this episode:

Agnes

C'mon C'mon

The Harder They Fall

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Apr 30, 2022
Ep #367 - The Adam Project
01:49:34

Weirdly, a constantly-wisecracking Ryan Reynolds isn't less irritating when you add a child version of him making the same smug jokes. Are Netflix's widely-reported woes because they churn out dreck like The Adam Project? The world may never know!

Wikipedia entry for The Adam Project

Movies recommended in this episode:

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Akira

Fighting Elegy

Apr 23, 2022
FH Mini 53 - Prolific Pals
00:43:24

Fiendish gamemaster Dan returns to quiz the other Peaches on some of the hardest working men in showbiz. Things start goofy and only get goofier when Dan realizes how bad he is at counting.

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Apr 16, 2022
Ep. #366 - Deep Water
01:46:00

The erotic thriller is back, baybee! Sure, it has more Ben Affleck gazing lovingly at snails than it used to, but you gotta expect that kind of wear and tear after leaving it in the garage for a couple of decades. This week, the peaches take on Adrian Lyne's direct-to-Hulu cuckold murder-stravaganza Deep Water.

Wikipedia entry for Deep Water

Movies recommended in this episode:

Video Diary of a Lost Girl -- If you want to be added to the mailing list for future screenings/ways to see, message the director through her instagram.

Perfect Blue

I Was a Simple Man

Apr 09, 2022
FH Mini 52 - Oscars Roundup 2022
00:52:43

Our Oscars chat is back, baybee! America may have stopped watching, but we're still here!

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Apr 02, 2022
Episode #365 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife
01:44:57

Jason Reitman gives Ghostbusters back to the FANS, MAAAAAN! By giving them what they want -- a comedy without jokes! We're not sure what Ghostbusters: Afterlife is, but it's sure not a Ghostbusters movie, which is weird, considering it spends every waking moment trying to elbow you in the ribs with references to Ghostbusters.

Wikipedia entry for Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Movies recommended in this episode:

Turning Red

Shiva Baby

Back Street

Mar 26, 2022
FH Mini 51 - Talkin' Toys with T'Elliott
00:50:42

In honor of our Masters of the Universe streaming show (tonight, 3/19 - tickets still available now & for another week!) Elliott takes us on a very silly tour through some of his favorite movie toy tie-ins.

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Mar 19, 2022
Episode #364 - Bliss, with Chuck Bryant
01:43:11

The always affable and delightful Charles Wayne "Chuck" Bryant of the blockbuster-huge Stuff You Should Know podcast joins us to talk about the very odd Bliss, from Amazon Studios, a "what if The Matrix was not-so-secretly Requiem for a Dream" freakout, starring Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek in a series of silly hats.

Wikipedia entry for Bliss

Movies recommended in this episode:

Near Dark

Oslo, August 31st

Swoon

Five Corners

Mar 12, 2022
Bracket Feed Drop - SEMIFINALS
00:04:11

We're in the endgame now, people.

Mar 10, 2022
FH Mini 50 - Tuboy Talkin' Tube for Teens to 2 Two Dudes Tonight, That’s Right, with Alex Smith
01:09:14

Stu returns to his smash hit mini format, to discuss the hit show about teens and drugs that everyone's talking about.

Mar 05, 2022
Feed Drop - FH Commentary Bracket, Round Two
00:02:11

Update on who's winning the bracket for our bonus commentary!

Mar 04, 2022
Ep. #363 - Being the Ricardos, with Alison Rosen
01:57:16

We've got a new best friend, and it's Alison Rosen! She drops by to discuss the Oscar-nominated Being the Ricardos, a movie that expresses Aaron Sorkin's deep and not at all bizarre understanding of how TV comedy works, and how it's the most solemn, earth-shaking thing that could ever exist, filled with people staring very seriously at jokes until their genius strikes them and they spew an impeccably-worded monologue about someone slipping on bananas, or whatever.

Wikipedia entry for Being the Ricardos

Movies recommended in this episode:

Jackass Forever

The Card Counter

I'm Your Man

The Stepford Wives

Feb 26, 2022
Feed Drop - FH Commentary Bracket, Round One
00:06:46

Who's winning in our brackets? Find out here, without even having to check Twitter!

Feb 25, 2022
FH Mini 49 - YOU Choose a Commentary
00:48:12

We're going to do something a little different for this year's Maximum Fun donors exclusive bonus episode -- our first full-length movie commentary! And we're going to let YOU pick which of our previously-discussed Flop House faves we're recording a commentary for!

We've put together a bracket, and starting on Monday, and going for four weeks in total, we'll be running Twitter polls at @theflophousepod to determine which fan-favorite movie will be revisited!

But fear not! Even if you're NOT a MaxFun member, this episode is a lot of fun, with highlight clips from a bunch of our best episodes, our current thoughts on the bracket matchups, and the three of us in silly high spirits... Although, c'mon, if you're not a member by now, don't you think this year's upcoming drive (dates still under wraps) is the time to change that?

Thank you to our sponsor, Lumi Labs.

Feb 19, 2022
Ep. #362 - Dungeons & Dragons, with Adam Rex
02:16:47

We're joined by bestselling children's book author and illustrator Adam Rex, to discuss the misbegotten Dungeons & Dragons movie from 2000. What does he know about D&D, oh, we dunno... just that he was an illustrator for a little book called... THE MONSTER MANUAL (3rd edition)? Ever heard of it? (...plus a ton of other D&D manuals, Magic the Gathering cards, and other role playing and fantasy games). Join us as we point our magic missles at this magic misfire.

Wikipedia entry for Dungeons & Dragons

Movies recommended in this episode:

Inherent Vice

The Last Duel

Mr. Klein

The Green Knight

Feb 12, 2022
FH Mini 48 - A Trip Down Memory Lane with Nukie, featuring Erik Marcisak
00:51:58

We're joined by Erik Marcisak, the man who holds a hallowed place in Flop House history, as the man who introduced Dan and Elliott to one another. We reminisce with Erik about the old days, doing shows in his tiny comedy theater; then we segue into a discussion of Nukie, one of the bad movies that bonded him with Elliott; and wrap up with Erik subtly hijacking the show to interview us for a little bit.

Feb 05, 2022
Ep. #361 - Accidental Love, with Matthew Silverstein and Dave Jeser
01:44:46

Here's a new one -- two of the credited writers of Accidental Love (aka "Nailed," the movie that went through so many production issues that director David O. Russell asked for his name to be removed) actually PITCHED their own movie to us to cover. That's right, Elliott's colleagues, Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, join us to discuss this legendarily troubled film, and they seem just as baffled as anyone about it!

Wikipedia entry for Accidental Love

Movies recommended in this episode:

Tenebrae

Red Rocket

Devil in a Blue Dress

Basket Case

Jan 29, 2022
FH Mini 47 - The Netflix RomCom Cinematic Universe, with Scott Meslow
00:48:34

Scott Meslow, author of the soon-to-be-released (Feb 1st!) book "From Hollywood With Love: The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Romantic Comedy," joins us to explain the surprising interconnectedness of Netflix's holiday romcom offerings.

Praise for Scott's book:

From Hollywood With Love gives rom-coms the analysis and respect they finally deserve, especially since part of the snobbery around them is rooted in misogyny.”
-Rachel Bloom, comedian, actress, and writer

Jan 22, 2022
Ep. #360 - House of Gucci, with Audrey Lazaro
02:15:13

Up until now, Audrey has been like one of those sitcom characters who's oft-referenced, but remains unseen, but now it's time for her to take the spotlight! Did we mention that Dan married her in November? Mazel tov, etc. And for such a joyous occasion the boys have given themselves a break by watching a movie that many people have goofed on, but they were all pretty sure they'd actually enjoy -- Lady Gaga's accent extravaganza, House of Gucci!

Wikipedia entry for House of Gucci

Movies recommended in this episode:

The French Dispatch

I'm Not Scared

The Power of the Dog

 

Jan 15, 2022
FH Mini 46 - Missed that Movie! Georgia Rule, with Jordan Crucchiola
00:54:04

Author and host of Max Fun's very own Feeling Seen podcast, Jordan Crucchiola, joins us to talk about Georgia Rule, the film she claims has the largest discrepancy between what the viewer expects the movie to be and what it actually is.

CONTENT WARNING: includes references to sexual assault, a surprising element in the film's plot that certainly took us off guard, so we don't want you to have to experience the same surprise, if you're not up for it.

Jan 08, 2022
Ep. #359 - Dear Evan Hansen, with Sharlene Wellington
01:52:48

In what has become a mini-tradition, we kick off the new year with an examination of last year's biggest musical flop. Unfortunately this one has a lot fewer cats and a lot more lying to a grieving family, and it's called Dear Evan Hansen. Joining us for the discussion is noted bar owner, Stuart wife, and DEH-on-Broadway-hater, Sharlene Wellington!

Wikipedia entry for Dear Evan Hansen

Movies recommended in this episode:

Nightmare Alley

House of Gucci

The Worst Person in the World

The Year of the Sex Olympics

Jan 01, 2022
FH Mini 45 - Live from Elliott's 40th
00:30:45

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Here's our gift to you -- a mini recorded LIVE from another special occasion: Elliott's birthday weekend!

Before Omicron showed up to shut things down again, Dan and Stu and fam flew out to Los Angeles, to a beautiful house Elliott's wife had rented for the occasion, to celebrate four decades of that talkative special guy, Elliott Charles Kalan! We talk about growing older and being adults, but with jokes. With cameos from whomever happened to be around for his birthday!

 

Dec 25, 2021
Ep. #358 - Grand Isle
01:37:14

Is it Cagemas already? Seems like it comes earlier every year. At any rate, Saint Nicolas Cage has left us something awfully spicy beneath the tree this year. It's a giant slice of deep-fried southern ham, with big performances from Cage, KaDee Strickland, and Money Plane's Kelsey Grammer. Dare you join us for a visit to Grand Isle?

Wikipedia entry for Grand Isle

Movies recommended in this episode:

Copshop

The Fable

The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn't Kill

Malcolm X

Dec 18, 2021
FH Mini 44 - FlopTails, Part 2, with Zhubin Parang
00:57:00

When last we left our doggie heroes, they had made their way inside the house, and thus far managed to protect the adorable kitten, Cutiepie -- but they STILL haven't scored any of that delicious chili, and their antics continue to threaten the farmer's daughter's wedding day. What will happen?!? Give a listen and see!

(If you want to listen to the previous FlopTales RPG adventures, consider becoming a MaxFun member, and checking out the bonus feed!)

Dec 11, 2021
Ep. #357 - Santa Claus: The Movie, with Alonso Duralde
01:31:45

The jolly bearded man himself, Alonso Duralde, writer of Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas and co-host of Max Fun's own Maximum Film, as well as many, many other things, joins us to talk about the LEGENDARILY strange 1985 would-be Christmas blockbuster Santa Claus: The Movie, along with the usual shenanigans.

Wikipedia entry for Santa Claus: The Movie

Movies recommended in this episode:

Licorice Pizza

Blade of the Immortal

Climate of the Hunter

Original Cast Album: Company

The Last of Sheila

Dec 04, 2021
FH Mini 43 - FlopTails Part 1, with Zhubin Parang
00:49:18

Stuart leads Dan, Elliott, and friend of flop Zhubin Parang in part one (of two) of a short role-playing game. Listeners may already be familiar with the Hogsbottom Three from our appearance on The Adventure Zone, or from bonus episodes only available on the Maximum Fun member feed. (If you want to listen to the latter, consider becoming a MaxFun member!) This adventure is kind of like those, except what if our characters were cartoon dogs?

Nov 27, 2021
Ep. #356 - The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee, with Ben Harrison
01:45:58

Hey, remember Crocodile Dundee? Remember him? Croc? Ol' Mick Dundee? Remember? Crocodile? Crocky D? Anyone? Well, The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee is about how no one remembers Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan, and he's also somehow the most important star in Hollywood. Take this strange journey with us, and with our delightful guest Ben Harrison, of The Greatest Generation.

Wikipedia entry for The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

Movies recommended in this episode:

Last Night in Soho

Riders of Justice

Parallel Mothers

Working Girls

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Nov 20, 2021
FH Mini #42 - Elliott Explains Adam Warlock
01:10:40

Elliott ACTUALLY explains Adam Warlock.

Nov 13, 2021
Ep. #355 - Breaking News in Yuba County
01:24:44

Here we are in No-vember, best known for having "no" theme. And we kick the month off with one of the most star-studded movies that absolutely made no cultural footprint whatsoever that you could hope to see -- Breaking News in Yuba County.

Wikipedia entry for Breaking News in Yuba County

Movies recommended in this episode:

Primal Rage

Titane

New York Ninja

Dear Comrades

Nov 06, 2021
FH Mini 41 - If it Ain't Brokaw Dune Fix It
00:42:09

Elliott talks to us about Adam Warlock.

Oct 30, 2021
Ep. #354 - The Unholy, with Gillian Flynn
01:59:13

We're joined for a second Shocktober by Edgar Award-winning bestselling author, screenwriter, and secret bad movie fan Gillian Flynn, to discuss The Unholy, a horror movie about a Three's Company-level name misunderstanding.

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Wikipedia entry for The Unholy

Movies recommended in this episode:

Grizzly II: Revenge

Dead & Buried

Pig

Malignant

Oct 23, 2021
Technical Note / Episode Correction
00:01:20

Those who woke up early this morning got the wrong episode -- due to a glitch, Dan ended up with a duplicate of an old file on his desktop, and that old episode is what he accidentally uploaded. This is just a note to let you know that if you delete the old file, and re-download today's episode, you will get the proper version of Episode #354 – The Unholy, with Gillian Flynn. It's a great episode that we're really excited about, so we'd hate for you to miss it! Thank you for bearing with us!

Oct 23, 2021
FH Mini 40 - TuBoy Talkin' Tube to 2 Dudes Tonight, That's Right 2
00:44:13

Stuart's most ostentatiously-named mini format makes a triumphant return, as he talks to us about the Emmys, and current TV in general.

Oct 16, 2021
Ep. #353 - The Turning, with Hallie Haglund
01:26:02

The star of the show has returned, to answer all of our questions about ghost-sightings, but also to discuss the somehow both boring and wild adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, The Turning.

Learn more about Max Fun's Block Party here!

Wikipedia entry for The Turning

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Fly

To Live and Die in L.A.

Breakdown

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Oct 09, 2021
FH Mini 39 - We Talk to a Super Mario Bros. Screenwriter
00:50:01

The Super Mario Bros. live show had a thrilling, good-humored, and completely unexpected special guest in Parker Bennett, one of the film's (many) writers, who showed up in the chat purely to enjoy the show, but was happy to join us for a few minutes to talk about his experience making the movie.

Time constraints prevented us from talking to him as long as we'd like, so we decided to have him on a minisode, where he could dish about the behind-the-scenes details at greater length.

A NOTE: since we usually release all our podcast episodes on Saturdays, but access to the SMB live show was scheduled to end at midnight this Sunday, we decided to release this mini a little early, AND also extend the live show one more day (till midnight on Monday, 10/4), so that anyone listening who's curious for more Super Mario Bros. shenanigans could still get a chance to see the show.

 

Sep 30, 2021
Ep. #352 - Black Easter
01:59:20

Smalltember concludes with a doozy: Black Easter (previously titled Assassin 33 AD, in a slightly different edit) -- the movie that dares ask "What if someone killed Jesus? ...But not like, the people who ORIGINALLY killed Jesus. What if they were TIME TRAVELING MUSLIMS?"

Content warning for all sorts of islamophobic and religious stuff, but honestly, this movie is WAY too silly for much of it to land. Mostly it makes for some great Flop Housing.

The streaming LIVE SHOW is TONIGHT!!! — Tune in to watch us discuss the “classic” 1993 flop Super Mario Bros., do a few presentations, take a few questions, and other assorted nonsense! Tickets $10!

Wikipedia entry for Black Easter... does not exist!

Movies recommended in this episode:

Dr. Cyclops

The Voyeurs

Margaret

Sep 25, 2021
FH Mini 38 - The Movies That Didn't Make Us
00:31:54

Dan the infernal gamemaster returns to quiz Elliott and Stu on big Hollywood movies that the world has mostly forgotten.

Sep 18, 2021
Ep. #351 - Andy the Talking Hedgehog, with Jamelle Bouie
01:45:20

America's foremost hedgehog expert, Jamelle Bouie, returns to usher in Smalltember (vember) 2021, with our discussion of the make-work project for Dean Cain and Tara Reid, Andy the Talking Hedgehog.

LIVE SHOW ALERT! — We’ll be doing another streaming live show, delivered directly to your computers or whatever you use for these things! Tune in on to watch us discuss the “classic” 1993 flop Super Mario Bros., do a few presentations, take a few questions via Twitter, and other assorted nonsense! Tickets are a mere $10! Hooray!

Wikipedia entry for Andy the Talking Hedgehog

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Night House

Superhost

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The Last Seduction

Sep 11, 2021
FH Mini #37 - 8-Bit Flop House
00:59:08

Elliott asks Stu and Dan questions about video game movies in the form of a retro video game of the mind. Don't worry; it makes sense when you listen. Mostly. And if you want more talk about video game movies, get tickets for our streaming live show about Super Mario Bros. by clicking HERE!

Extra thanks this week to our producer and musical genius Alex Smith for the video game soundscape, and the 8-bit Flop House theme!

Thank you to Lumi Labs for sponsoring this episode, along with all you wonderful Max Fun members!

 

Sep 04, 2021
Ep.%350 - The Boss Baby: Family Business, with Sammy Kalan
01:59:43

If the boss baby from The Boss Baby: Family Business can enlist her family for their wacky adventures, then why can't Elliott make this a little more interesting by turning the podcast into his own little family business? His eldest son, Sammy, joins us for the movie discussion portion of the show!

LIVE SHOW ALERT! — We’ll be doing another streaming live show, delivered directly to your computers or whatever you use for these things! Tune in on to watch us discuss the “classic” 1993 flop Super Mario Bros., do a few presentations, take a few questions via Twitter, and other assorted nonsense! Tickets are a mere $10! Hooray!

Wikipedia entry for The Boss Baby: Family Business

Movies recommended in this episode:

Possession

Love is a Gun

The Green Knight

Kajillionaire

Aug 28, 2021
FH Mini 36 - Let's Get Quizzical
00:55:19

Stuart asks his friends a bunch of questions about themselves, and Dan and Elliott answer surprisingly sincerely. But don't worry-- there are still jokes.

Aug 21, 2021
Ep. #349 - Space Jam: A New Legacy
02:03:25

Look, you didn't think we were gonna let this one go by, did you? Does Space Jam: A New Legacy live down to the legacy of the original Space Jam, a film inexplicably loved by millennials everywhere? Or does it (gasp) manage to go even lower?

ALSO: LIVE SHOW ALERT! -- We'll be doing another streaming live show, delivered directly to your computers or whatever you use for these things! Tune in on to watch us discuss the "classic" 1993 flop Super Mario Bros., do a few presentations, take a few questions via Twitter, and other assorted nonsense! Tickets are a mere $10! Hooray!

ALSO ALSO: Today is the Flop House's birthday! We don't mention it on the show, but the day this is released is FOURTEEN YEARS to the day from when we put out our first episode! Pretty amazing, and perhaps a little frightening to consider! Thank you to all who have stuck with us, and thanks to those who have just joined us. Sorry about those early shows.

Paste https://feeds.simplecast.com/EOAFriME into iTunes (or your favorite podcatching software) to have new episodes of The Flop House delivered to you directly, as they’re released.

Wikipedia entry for Space Jam: A New Legacy

Movies recommended in this episode:

Hideaway

Wolfwalkers

Summer of Soul

Aug 14, 2021
FLOP HOUSE LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT
00:03:08

https://theflophouse.simpletix.com/

We're coming at you live with another ticketed online show! We’ll be discussing 1993's SUPER MARIO BROS., the film that fulfilled Dennis Hopper's destiny of playing an evil dinosaur king, as well as bringing you exclusive-to-this-show PowerPoint presentations, audience polls, and a live Q&A "Ask the Floppers" session at the end. 

Chat with your fellow floppers as we ramble on about nonsense and, occasionally, talk about Super Mario Bros. Good-bad?  Bad-bad? Or a movie you kinda pipe?

Immediately after purchasing your ticket, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail from SimpleTix with your personal link to join the live show.

Your ticket purchase also gets you access to a video recording of the live show for a whole week afterward, so you'll be able to watch the entire show even if you can't join live (or live in a part of the world where most people are asleep at 9pm Eastern).  This recording access is exclusive to ticket holders for this show.  Recording link will be e-mailed to all ticketholders the day after the show.

ACCESSIBILITY: Closed captioning will be enabled on both the live show and the recording, and you'll be able to toggle it on/off for yourself according to need/preference.

Aug 10, 2021
FH Mini 35 - Moflopoly
00:38:52

Dan challenges the others to a game he's invented that has absolutely nothing to do with Monopoly, and everything to do with how quickly we forget the dreck we watch for this podcast.

Aug 07, 2021
Ep. #348 - Jiu Jitsu, with Jordan Morris
01:43:21

It's Cagemas in July! The second-cagiest time of year! So we invited Jordan Morris, creator of the Bubble podcast (available on Maximum Fun) and co-writer of the brand new Bubble graphic novel to come by and discuss the "aliens really like a good martial arts fight" action movie Jiu Jitsu, with a delightful turn by Mr. Cage as a wacky Yoda-like character.

Wikipedia entry for Jiu Jitsu

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Fear Street Trilogy

Blue Collar

Season of the Witch

Let Him Go

Jul 31, 2021
FH Mini 34 - Missed That Movie: Invitation to Hell
01:32:46

While we're sad to say goodbye to beloved Producer Jordan, we're happy to welcome Producer Alex, as he drops by to tell us about a forgotten TV movie from horror icon Wes Craven, Invitation to Hell!

Jul 24, 2021
Ep. #347 - Me You Madness, with Hallie Haglund
01:46:57

We'll level with all of you -- we ALSO prefer Hallie Haglund, and are at our happiest when she comes by to join us for some film talk. So we had to pick an extra-special movie to mark the occasion. And hoo boy. That movie? The wife of former Trump treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin and controversial figure in her own right, Louise Linton's vanity project (as writer, director, producer, and star) Me You Madness. It's the movie that asks "if I make fun of myself REALLY HARD, then you're not allowed to make fun of me anymore, right?"

Wikipedia entry for Me You Madness

Movies recommended in this episode:

Black Widow

Werewolves Within

The Ear

Diamonds of the Night

A Very Curious Girl

Jul 17, 2021
FH Mini 33 - Elliott Explains The Eternals
00:54:52

With Black Widow in theaters this week, we talk about the Marvel property everyone's talking about! The Eternals! Elliott attempts to answer the important question: What's their deal?

Jul 10, 2021
Ep. #346 - Locked Down
01:32:40

Whaaat? Our second Doug Liman movie in so many episodes? It's certainly hard to give Locked Down as much shit as we gave Chaos Walking -- especially when it co-stars Elliott's old flame Annie. Anyway, we hope you enjoy our usual shenanigans. Life seems to be looking up, right? Are we wrong?

Wikipedia entry for Locked Down

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Neutral Ground

The Sparks Brothers

Thief

Jul 03, 2021
FH 32 - The Underground Adventure
00:29:17

In the spirit of Stuart's tale about snakes, Dan shares some short fiction from his own childhood, filled with murder, moles, and an octopus with FANGS!

Jun 26, 2021
Ep. #345 - Chaos Walking
01:21:25

It's just back to the OP's this episode, for the discussion of the talent-packed, but passion-lite YA adaptation Chaos Walking, which honestly seems like a pretty heart-healthy way for Chaos to travel, but maybe it should check out public transit.

Wikipedia entry for Chaos Walking

Movies recommended in this episode:

Polyester

Seance

The Joke

Jun 19, 2021
FH Mini 31 - Stu Sees Saws
00:54:28

Stu's always asking if we'd like to play a game, so it was probably only a matter of time before he'd turn to the topic of Saw. He recently ran the series, and wants to talk to Dan and Elliott about it. And what would any Saw-related media be without a twist? In this case, a radical shift in the episode after the ads. We hope you enjoy!

Jun 12, 2021
Ep. #344 - Mortal Kombat, with Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman
01:56:57

Comedy couple Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman of the Couples' Therapy podcast, and performing/writing/starring in many wonderful things join us to discuss Mortal Kombat and also mortal-ity, given how sick Dan sounds in this one.

Wikipedia entry for Mortal Kombat

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Castle of Cagliostro

Plan B

Picture Snatcher

Can't Get You Out of My Head

Little Shop of Horrors

Jun 05, 2021
FH Mini 30 - The Sleuth About Cats and Dogs
00:50:18

In honor of Housebroken, the TV show that's kindly employed Mr. Elliott Kalan for part of this lousy quarantine (premiering 5/31 on Fox), Elliott quizzes the others about their preferences, to determine Dan and Stu's perfect pop culture pets

May 29, 2021
Ep. #343 - North, with Matt Singer
01:52:55

Editor of ScreenCrush, Matt Singer stops by The Flop House, and weirdly, he didn't want to talk about Gymkata. Instead, he forced us to experience North, the movie that Roger Ebert hated SO much that he named his book of bad movies after his review.

Wikipedia entry for North

Movies recommended in this episode:

Out of the Past

Jakob's Wife

The Creamator

Multiple Maniacs

May 22, 2021
FH Mini #29 - Ask Us Anything
00:53:34

For our Max Fun Drive-ending mini, Stu collected some of your most burning questions, and we did our best to answer. Things get VERY silly.

Go to MaximumFun.org/join to become a Max Fun member!

May 15, 2021
Ep. #342 - The Country Bears
01:41:49

Hello everyone. We did The Country Bears. For you. THE COUNTRY BEARS. For YOU. It's PURE JOY. Pure joy for MAX FUN DRIVE 2021. If you have the inclination and the means, please become a member at maximumfun.org/join! We love you, listeners!

Wikipedia entry for The Country Bears.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Joining Max Fun Movie 2021

May 08, 2021
FH Mini #28 - McCoy Boy Talking Tubi to Tu-Boy and NYU-Boy Tonight All Right
00:43:01

Dan the game-master is back with another of his infernal quizzes -- this one focused on the delightful trash-heap that is Tubi.

May 01, 2021
Ep. #341 - Godzilla vs. Kong, with Zander Cannon
02:04:12

From the dawn of time, humankind has dreamed of watching a giant lizard wrestle a big ape. Well, now humankind has Godzilla vs. Kong. Did it live up to our dreams? We enlisted the creator of Kaijumax, Zander Cannon, to help untangle our thoughts, as we spin along on this hollow Earth.

BTW: we know we promised you the Dark Phoenix live episode on our Twitter and IG, but technical issues stood in the way (those technical issues are that Dan somehow lost the file). In the unlikely event anyone has a recording or a bootleg, get in touch!

Wikipedia entry for Godzilla vs. Kong.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Wolf House

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

Shin Godzilla

King Kong Escapes

A Colt is My Passport

Apr 24, 2021
FH Mini #27 - Video Games Killed the Movie Star
00:29:00

Stuart tells us about the Hitman video games and the associated movies. At least, we think that's what this one is about. Honestly, it takes us a while to stay on topic.

Apr 17, 2021
Ep. #340 - The Final Programme, with Joel Hodgson and Matt McGinnis
01:54:27

The prophecy has been fulfilled. The Flop House got to sit down and discuss a bad movie with the godfather of "bad movie comedy" as a genre, Joel Hodgson, as well as Matt McGinnis, who works with Joel on a little show you may know as Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return -- and they would like to return AGAIN -- this time beholden to no network -- so please check out their just-announced Kickstarter for all-new episodes of MST3K! ...but also please enjoy us trying to puzzle our way through the truly puzzling "mod superspy becomes caveman-styled new messiah" movie, The Final Programme.

Wikipedia entry for The Final Programme.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie

Slaxx

Between the Lines

Apr 10, 2021
Ep. #339 - Zack Snyder's Justice League TWO: Pt 4 - Epilogue
01:33:48

We round out our discussion of Zack Snyder’s Justice League with another (find the first ZS cut episode here, and our discussion of the theatrical cut here). Now let us never speak of it again.

Apr 03, 2021
Ep. #338 - Zack Snyder's Justice League
01:46:24

Look, it was probably inevitable that we'd end up discussing Zack Snyder's Justice League, and we'll say this -- it is certainly the most Zack Snyder-y Justice League we've ever seen (check out of our discussion of the theatrical cut here). In fact, it's SO Zach Snyder-y that it's four hours long... so we've split our ZSJL episode in TWO! That's double the discussion of this already over-discussed movie. YOU'RE WELCOME, WORLD!

Wikipedia entry for Zack Snyder's Justice League.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Doppelganger

Sneakers

Silver Lode

Mar 27, 2021
FH Mini 26 - Oscar Noms
00:42:16

Elliott gets us to talk about the Oscar nominations in the dumbest way possible.

Mar 20, 2021
Ep. #337 - Tom & Jerry
01:39:55

I don't know if this modern world has broken us, or what, but the clever podcast show notes just aren't flowing right now. This movie is bad and it should feel bad. Get the fuck outta here, Tom & Jerry. From hell's heart, we stab at thee.

Wikipedia entry for Tom & Jerry.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Lucky

12 Hour Shift

The Devils

Born in Flames

Mar 13, 2021
FH Mini #25 - Stuart Telly-ton
00:54:06

Stuart leads Dan and Elliott in a quiz game, which -- to the untrained eye -- might seem to just be an excuse to do goofy shit and talk about television.

Mar 06, 2021
Ep. #336 - Supergirl, with Glen Weldon
02:01:24

If we have Glen Weldon, co-host of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast and author of the marvelous Superman: The Unauthorized Biography on as a guest, you'd better believe we're gonna go down one of the many fascinating cul-de-sacs in the "super" cinematic universe -- in this case 1984's "Supergirl," or -- as we prefer to think about it -- The Adventures of Faye Dunaway's Fabulous Witch and Her Companions.

Wikipedia entry for Supergirl.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Saint Maud

Synchronic

Daisies

The Ruling Class

Feb 27, 2021
FH Mini #24 - Goofs Twofs
00:47:05

Insidious game-master Dan yet again challenges Stu and Elliott to a battle of wits, and unleashes a torrent of the movies' most embarrassing GOOFS!

Feb 20, 2021
Ep. #335 - Hillbilly Elegy
01:39:08

Oof, y'all. Oooof. Hillbilly Elegy? More like Who'll-Kill-Me Smellogy! Got 'em! The Peaches discuss the controversial book-turned-apolitical and emotionally incomprehensible Oscar-bait sob-fest / catalog of yells.

Also, if you missed the Teen Wolf live show, but wish you'd seen, you still can! Access to the recorded version is available until 12PM ET on Sunday 2/14! https://theflophouse.simpletix.com

Wikipedia entry for Hillbilly Elegy

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Florida Project

Selah and the Spades

Anything for Jackson

Feb 13, 2021
FH Mini #23 - Flop Etiquette
01:03:00

We talk with Joel Church-Cooper, creator of the show Brockmire, about what it's like to talk to actors about their less successful projects.

Also, the Flop House VIRTUAL LIVE SHOW, is TONIGHT, Saturday, February 6th, at 9 pm Eastern! Just $10! Buy a ticket HERE! And if you want exclusive, only available for a limited time TOUR SHIRTS, go HERE!

Feb 06, 2021
Ep. #334 - The New Mutants, with Arnie Niekamp
01:48:25

Yeah, but what if the mutants... were NEW? Hello from the Magic Tavern's Arnie Niekamp joins the Peaches to talk about the long-anticipated, long-troubled, X-Men universe teen horror movie, The New Mutants!

PLEASE NOTE! The audio at the beginning of the episode is pretty bad, due to technical problems that had our guest's audio dropping out occasionally, but it DOES clear up fairly quickly, so please bear with us.

Also, we’re doing a new Flop House VIRTUAL LIVE SHOW! On Saturday, February 6th, at 9 pm Eastern, we’ll be talking about TEEN WOLF, America’s top basketball movie! We’ll also be doing presentations, Q&A, and a few NEW SURPRISES! Worried that you CAN’T WATCH LIVE? Worry not! Ticket holders have a week to watch! Just $10 for a ticket! Buy them HERE!

Wikipedia entry for The New Mutants

Movies recommended in this episode:

Psycho Goreman

One Night in Miami

The Queen

The January Man, first five minutes of

Jan 30, 2021
FH Mini #22 - Prequels: What's Their Deal?
00:45:28

Elliott quizzes us about prequels. Does anybody like them? Why prequels? WHY?

Also, remember to get a ticket for the Flop House VIRTUAL LIVE SHOW, on Saturday, February 6th, at 9 pm Eastern! Just $10! Buy a ticket HERE!

Jan 23, 2021
Ep. #333 - Wild Mountain Thyme
01:43:23

Faith and begorrah, sit right down laddies, lasses, and those not defined by the outdated gender binary, and we'll spin ye a tale of an emerald island far away, where no one talks like a real human, and all their problems are blarney. Tis a tale called Wild Mountain Time, and at least some in th' podcast think it's as barmy as Old McGarrigle's mule!

Also, we’re doing a new Flop House VIRTUAL LIVE SHOW! On Saturday, February 6th, at 9 pm Eastern, we’ll be talking about TEEN WOLF, America’s top basketball movie! We’ll also be doing presentations, Q&A, and a few NEW SURPRISES! Worried that you CAN’T WATCH LIVE? Worry not! Ticket holders have a week to watch! Just $10 for a ticket! Buy them HERE!

Wikipedia entry for Wild Mountain Thyme.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Wonder Woman 1984

Cam

Blow the Man Down

Jan 16, 2021
FH Mini 21 - Stuey Goes to Hollywood
00:38:30

Stuart cracks the code to TV writing success, and gets some notes from his friends in the industry.

Also, we're doing a new Flop House VIRTUAL LIVE SHOW! On Saturday, February 6th, at 9 pm Eastern, we'll be talking about TEEN WOLF, America's top basketball movie! We'll also be doing presentations, Q&A, and a few NEW SURPRISES! Worried that you CAN'T WATCH LIVE? Worry not! Ticket holders have a week to watch!

Just $10 for a ticket! Buy them HERE!

Jan 09, 2021
A FLOP HOUSE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
00:03:52

The Flop House is on tour again! Virtually! 

TIME: Saturday, February 6th, 9 pm ET! 

MOVIE: TEEN WOLF (you demanded it!) 

+ presentations, audience Q&A, and more! 

PRICE: Only $10?! 

CAN'T WATCH LIVE? It'll be archived for a week for ticket holders!

TICKET LINK: https://theflophouse.simpletix.com/e/62711

Jan 06, 2021
Ep. #332 - Primal
01:51:56

Cagemas comes but once a year! Unless, since this one is a little late, it will technically come twice this year, and none times last year. It's confusing. It's annual is what we're saying. We celebrate the work of Saint Nicolas Cage this time with a discussion of the snakes-on-a-boat-and-also-other-animals thriller Primal. And for an august occasion like this one, you need a special guest! So this episode we welcome hilarious sweetheart Josh Gondelman of Desus & Mero and his book Nice Try.

Jan 02, 2021
FH Mini #20 - Novel Tees
00:34:44

We devote this mini entirely to the most obvious topic for a show being released the day after Christmas -- Big Johnson T-shirts.

Dec 26, 2020
Ep. #331 - Six Weeks, with Alonso Duralde
01:50:52

We've been wanting to get Alonso Duralde on the show for a while -- not only because he's the senior film critic for The Wrap, and not only because he's the host or co-host of a number of podcasts, including Max Fun's own Who Shot Ya?, but because he literally wrote the book on Christmas movies. So, of course, this holiday season he picked a movie that barely sort of has Christmas stuff in it -- the double-Moore weepie Six Weeks. THANKS FOR NOTHING, BUDDY! (jk - he's a delight.)

Wikipedia synopsis of Six Weeks.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Country Bears

Martial Law

Ladybug Ladybug

Collective

Dec 19, 2020
Ep. #330 - Freaky, with Barbara Crampton
01:25:43

We break out of our normal format a bit for this BONUS EPISODE! How so? Well, #1, we watched a movie that we were all pretty sure we'd like (and, spoiler alert, we did) -- the body-swap horror-comedy "Freaky," and #2, instead of doing letters and recommendations, we take a bit of extra time to talk to our guest about her long career. 

Who is that guest? The wonderful Barbara Crampton, star of legendary horror movies Re-Animator, From Beyond, You're Next, and a little movie that doesn't get mentioned on our show a lot -- Castle Freak. And folks? Barbara is just an absolute ray of sunshine who was a delight to talk to (off-mic as well -- she spent a bunch of time just chatting with us and inquiring about our health and well-being). We hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

Wikipedia synopsis of Freaky.

Dec 12, 2020
Ep. #329 - Godzilla: King of the Monsters LIVE
01:08:45

Holiday hustle and bustle means it's finally time to release the OTHER episode, taped at Boston’s CitySpace, about Godzilla: King of the Monsters. CAN YOU HANDLE THE THRILLS?

Dec 05, 2020
FH Mini #19: Miseed That Movie! - Brainstorm
00:46:39

Elliott gives us a report from the field about the Douglas Trumbull directorial effort Brainstorm!

Nov 28, 2020
Ep. #328 - Happy Halloween, Scooby Doo!, with Justin McElroy
01:32:17

Greeting boils and ghouls and gender non-kill-forming! For the spooookiest holiday of the year, Thanksgiving, we discuss the very appropriate Happy Halloween, Scooby Doo! Why? Well, we ask our guest, the hilarious absolute sweetheart, Justin McElroy, that very question -- you may know him as one of the hosts of Max Fun's own My Brother My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone, Sawbones, and many other podcasts you should probably be listening to instead of our nonsense. See all that he's up to at the McElroy family site.

Scoobypedia synopsis of Happy Halloween, Scooby Doo.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Stupids

Possessor

Cinderella Liberty

The VelociPastor

Nov 21, 2020
FH Mini 18 - Rattlesnake!
00:32:01

Renowned author Stuart Wellington gives us a reading from his early work: a stirring epic about snakes.

Nov 14, 2020
Ep. #327 - Men In Black: International, with Annabelle Gurwitch
01:49:16

And so we arrive at November, so named because it has no special theme. And, folks, we'll admit... this MIB: International episode is a weird one. Why? Well, finding out is part of the fun. But our guest for this show is Annabelle Gurwitch, from Max Fun's new Tiny Victories podcast, as well as TBS's Dinner and a Movie, countless acting roles, and quite a few books. Enjoy.

Movies recommended in this episode:

American Utopia

His House

Welcome to Sudden Death

Nov 07, 2020
The Flop House Post Election Mood Enhancer - Bratz Commentary
01:56:13

Hi everyone. Was digging through the archives to see if there was anything we could release today, because it seems like maybe people could use a distraction right now.

Anyway, found this old recording of the audio from one of our earliest live shows, way back in 2013, where we riffed over the movie Bratz, and decided to make it public (there are MP3s floating around, but we never put it on the main feed).

In the past we were worried that you could hear the audio to the movie in the background, for copyright reasons (and also you'll have to sync this pretty well to the movie to hear us without getting a quiet echo). But you know what? It seems unlikely anyone cares, and if we get complaints, we'll take it down. 

For now, enjoy this surprise, and try to keep from torturing yourself with anxiety. The show was an early one, and riff shows are hard, so this might not be the absolute -best-, but Bratz is on Netflix right now if you wanna put us on and turn off your brain for a while.

Be strong. Take care of yourselves.

Nov 04, 2020
FH Mini 17 - The Monster Mash
00:26:59

2020 may be miserable, but it's STILL HALLOWEEN DAMN IT. So we assembled a crack team of the Flop House gang, plus comedy writers Mike Reiss and Ken Keeler (who, between them, are responsible for much of the greatness of The Simpsons, The Critic, and Futurama) to discuss the most important and timely issue possible -- the 1962 novelty hit, The Monster Mash.

Also, if you're reading this on the day of release, 10/31, you still have until midnight to donate to charity and be entered in our raffle to win exclusive Flop House merch! Full instructions beyond the link!

Oct 31, 2020
Ep. #326 - Uninvited, with Gillian Flynn
01:52:40

Our guest this week is Gillian Flynn, bestselling author of Gone Girl, Sharp Objects, and Dark Places, showrunner for Amazon's Utopia, screenwriter of Widows and adaptations of her own work, winner of the Edgar Award, and BAFTA nominee. We have no idea why she agreed to do this either.

But we're happy she did, because for our second and final SHOCKTOBER 2020 movie, our horror-aficionado guest picked Uninvited, and it was amazing! (to be clear, this is not THE Uninvited from 2009, which The Flop House already covered, or, for that matter, The Uninvited from 1944, about ghosts and Ray Milland. This is the 1987 direct-to-video one about the mutant killer house cat).

Also! If you're listening on the day of release TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT (6PDT/9EDT) for our YouTube livestream version of our touring show! We'll be doing presentations, talking Exorcist II, taking questions from Twitter, and raising money for charity! For full info, go here.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Hocus Pocus

Psycho Goreman

Danton

Cloak & Dagger

Oct 24, 2020
FH Mini 16 - Jackie Chan?
00:53:49

Dan challenges Stu and Elliott to a Jackie Chan-related duel.

Oct 17, 2020
Ep. #325 - Fantasy Island
01:46:16

It's here! It's here! It's here! Did you get us any SHOCKTOBER presents? We got YOU something -- a discussion of this year's Fantasy Island, the goofy horror (?) movie based on the decidedly NOT horror 1970's light fantasy television anthology.

Oct 10, 2020
Ep. #324 - Hellboy LIVE
01:41:40

We couldn't get together for a mini this week, but our busy schedule is the listeners' gain, as we release this full-sized live show from the vault! It's a flashback to happier times, last July, when people could assemble to live comedy! Here's our live Hellboy (2019) show from The Parkway theater in Minneapolis, MN!

Speaking of live shows -- mark your calendars for October 24, 6PT/9ET, when we'll be discussing Exorcist II: The Heretic over on our YouTube channel, in our socially-distanced livestream approximation of one of our normal touring shows. It's free to watch, but we'll be including charitable donations, including to a number of groups supporting voting rights!

Oct 03, 2020
Ep. #323 - Deadly Lessons
01:39:33

If there's one thing we've learned in all our years of discussing bad movies, it's that vanity projects are often the creme de la creme of bizarre and terrible cinema. And hoo doggies, do we have something special for you. Made in 2006, then shelved for nearly a decade before getting quietly dumped to streaming in 2014, writer/director/star Stuart Paul's magnum opus, Deadly Lessons, is a fantasy self-help (?) thriller (?) that's impossible to describe, but lord, do we try.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Charlie's Angels (2019)

Palm Springs

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

Sep 26, 2020
FH Mini 15 - Tom Brokaw's Dune
00:38:11

The longtime anchor of the NBC Nightly News drops by to break down the new Dune trailer, and how he left his heart on Arrakis.

Sep 19, 2020
Ep. #322 - Money Plane
01:49:16

After a run of guests, we're celebrating Smalltember with just family. Because at a time like this, family is important, y'know? Almost as important as a movie where Kelsey Grammer menacingly smokes a cigar while telling a professional wrestler to rob a sky casino. That's right, we talked about Money Plane. You're welcome.

Wikipedia summary of Money Plane

Movies recommended in this episode:

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Da 5 Bloods

Motherless Brooklyn

Sep 12, 2020
FH Mini 14 - Goofs!
00:43:07

Dan asks his co-hosts: do they want to play a game...?

Sep 05, 2020
Ep. #321 - The Call of the Wild, w/ Jesse Thorn
01:43:05

We finally invited the boss over for dinner, so we'd better hide all those staplers we stole! Noted dog lover and the head of Maximum Fun himself, Jesse Thorn, joins us to discuss The Call of the Wild, based on that one book you probably read in middle school.

Wikipedia synopsis of The Call of the Wild

Movies recommended in this episode:

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Host

Ah Wilderness!

A Thousand Clowns

Aug 29, 2020
FH Mini 13 - Warhammer, What is it Good For?
00:29:21

Stuart explains Warhammer to Dan and Elliott, and everything is 100% cleared up forever and ever.

Aug 22, 2020
Ep. #320 - Last Christmas, w/ Hallie Haglund
01:48:47

The star of the show is back! We were SO happy to hang with the delightful and hilarious Hallie Haglund once more. And this time we didn't force her to discuss some fantasy bullshit she hates! Instead, we all watched what is surely one of the top three movies based on a Wham! song -- Last Christmas!

Also, if you're listening to this show on the day of release, you can also get another shot of Hallie by tuning into our table read of The Boy Next Door, starring Hallie, Dan, Stu, Elliott, Natalie Walker, Jenny Jaffe, and X Mayo!

Wikipedia synopsis of Last Christmas

Movies recommended in this episode:

Tango & Cash

Runaway Train

The Curse of the Cat People

Swallow

Memories of Murder

Aug 15, 2020
Ep. #319 - Alita Battle Angel LIVE
01:16:06

What's this? An off-week FULL EPISODE? That's right -- as a li'l thank you for all of the support during the Max Fun Drive, we've reached into the vault and let loose this live episode, taped at Boston's CitySpace, on Alita: Battle Angel, so you can FINALLY learn the origin of Elliott's conviction that Dan loves backstory.

ALSO! Two Flop House livestream events to put on your calendar for next week!

On Thursday, August 13, at 5:30 pm PT / 8:30 pm ET, we'll be joining our Blank Check Podcast pal, Mr. Griffin Newman, to provide LIVE COMMENTARY for XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. Tickets can be acquired HERE!

AND! On Friday, August 15, at 6 pm PT / 9 pm ET, we'll be honoring the promise from our charity livestream and doing a table read of the screenplay for the J-Lo thriller The Boy Next Door, featuring Dan, Stu, and Elliott, along with SPECIAL GUESTS Hallie Haglund, Natalie Walker, Jenny Jaffe, and X Mayo. You can go to the Flop House YouTube page to check it out for free!!!

Wikipedia synopsis of Alita: Battle Angel

Aug 08, 2020
Ep. #318 - Hudson Hawk, w/ Roman Mars
02:24:45

Did you think we wouldn't pull out all the stops for Max Fun Drive 2020? More fool you! Because in this episode, we discuss legendary Hollywood flop and Bruce Willis passion project, Hudson Hawk! And to discuss this momentous film, we're joined by Roman Mars, of the blockbuster design podcast 99% Invisible, the man many have called "The Hudson Hawk of Podcasting."* (The character Hudson Hawk. Not the movie Hudson Hawk. Because the character is so good at his job. Like Roman. Who is good at podcasting. Like Hudson Hawk is with stealing stuff.)

*No one calls him this.

Wikipedia synopsis of Hudson Hawk

Movies recommended in this episode:

Relic

Buck and the Preacher

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Quick Change

Aug 01, 2020
FH Mini 12 - Flop House: The Movie!
00:47:27

In perhaps our silliest episode yet, Elliott and Stuart try and pitch a Flop House movie to Dan, who... we guess owns a studio in this scenario? Whatever. Just listen.

Jul 25, 2020
Ep. #317 - Artemis Fowl, w/ Scott Weinberg
02:07:58

The fuck is this? No really, the fuck is this? What is this fucking thing? What? This? From a major studio and established director? What? The fuck? This? Was made? THIS? We talk about Artemis Fowl with critic and filmmaker Scott Weinberg.

Wikipedia synopsis of Artemis Fowl (good luck)

Movies recommended in this episode:

Lucky Grandma

Monstrum

The Old Guard

The Watermelon Woman

Jul 18, 2020
FH Mini 11 - Score Tactics
00:49:57

In honor of the passing of Ennio Morricone, we discuss movie scores, and some of our personal favorite composers.

Jul 11, 2020
Ep. #316 - Between Worlds, w/ Erin Foley-Chan
02:06:59

It's Cagemas in July! That cherished Flop House tradition that Dan totally forgot about for the past couple of years. But he remembered this time! Lay off! Anyway, the wonderful Erin Foley-Chan (supervising producer of The Big Fib on Disney+) joins us to discuss the weird-ass supernatural sex thriller Between Worlds. Meanwhile, Dan has done some sex scene research, Erin offers a producer's perspective, Stuart's old comics collaborator makes a surprise appearance, and Elliott makes "kid flashback" the two funniest words in the English language.

Paste theflophouse.libsyn.com/rss into iTunes (or your favorite podcatching software) to have new episodes of The Flop House delivered to you directly, as they’re released.

Wikipedia synopsis of Between Worlds

Movies recommended in this episode:

Super Xuxa Contra o Baixo Astral

What We Do in the Shadows

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

One Cut of the Dead

Jul 04, 2020
FH Mini 10 - Detectives! w/ John Hodgman and David Rees
01:26:52

Our pals John Hodgman and David Rees have an animated show called Dicktown, about an aging boy detective and his aging bully/partner, premiering on FXX's "Cake" on July 9. Thus, in a completely generous, non-promotional gesture, they dropped by to discuss private detectives in movies, and in fiction generally.

Jun 27, 2020
Ep. #315 - Hawk the Slayer, w/ Felicia Day
01:47:15

"Hollywood" Kalan really worked his connections this episode, to bring us the utterly wonderful Felicia Day (of The Guild, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, MST3K: The Return, and much more) to discuss seminal high fantasy, low budget epic "Hawk the Slayer." Meanwhile Dan drops a crazy Pink Panther fact, Elliott launches an insulting guess-by-mail contest, Felicia is intrigued by some fish-eating prowess, and Stuart's in this fantasy discussion like a fuckin' fish in water.

Also, we're no longer accepting receipts for the charity raffle, but the whole video livestream show is available for viewing on our YouTube page. We give an exact figure in the show, but between you generous listeners and the show's own donations, we raised about SEVENTY THREE THOUSAND dollars for charity. Thank you so much for doing good in the world!

Wikipedia synopsis of Gemini Man.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Knock Off

Deep Cover

Slow West

Jun 20, 2020
FH Mini 9 - Return to New Moon
01:01:32

Our delightful Flop House friend Chris Weitz returns to the show to talk about his career, and also continue to be unfailingly good-natured about our ribbing of Twilight: New Moon.

ALSO the whole video livestream show for charity is available for viewing on our YouTube page, and we're still accepting charity receipts for the raffle through the end of the day 6/13/20. Details HERE!

Jun 13, 2020
Ep. #314 - Gemini Man
01:51:32

Before we start -- today, Saturday, June 6, at 6 pm Pacific / 9 pm Eastern, is our video livestream on our YouTube page, with presentations, a discussion of Howard the Duck, and some audience interaction. We’ll be encouraging viewers to donate to charity for Black Lives Matter, bail funds, and hunger relief, and those who donate $20 or more will be entered to win some Flop House prizes!

But you came here for a podcast! Our guest for this episode is the terrific Jordan Kauwling, Maximum Fun producer, the woman who has made our recent shows sound better than they ever have, and a sheer delightful delight. We talk about the Ang Lee-directed Will Smith would-be blockbuster, Gemini Man.

Jun 06, 2020
FH Mini 8 - Missed That Movie - Zombies Anonymous
00:39:09

Somebody gave Stuart a movie, and he watched it! And now he's telling us about it!

Also, watch The Flop House LIVE show LIVESTREAM for CHARITY in your OWN HOME next Saturday, JUNE 6!

May 30, 2020
Ep. #313 - Dolittle
01:41:38

You can't have one of #TheTwoFriends without the other! In this episode, we're joined by David Sims of the Blank Check Podcast and film critic for The Atlantic, to talk about Robert Downey Jr.'s next iconic blockbuster character, Dolittle. Meanwhile Dan makes a pitch for fart acceptance, Stuart forgets our mission statement, David gives us a taste of what it was like to see Dolittle in the theater, and Elliott does an extremely aggravating bit with a raccoon finger puppet.

Also - EXCITING NEWS! Since the coronavirus pandemic has kept us from touring, we're going to bring our live show to you via the internet! On Saturday, June 6, at 6 pm Pacific / 9 pm Eastern, we'll all be doing a video livestream on our YouTube page, complete with all-new live show presentations, a discussion of classic bad movie Howard the Duck, and a little audience interaction of some sort.

It'll be free to watch, but we'll be encouraging viewers to donate to some COVID-19 relief charities, and those who donate can be entered to win some Flop House prizes! Hope to see you then!

Wikipedia synopsis of Dolittle.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Le Corbeau

Bad Education

Floating Weeds

Mid-August Lunch

May 23, 2020
FH Mini 7 - Missed That Movie - GetEven
00:39:41

Dan joins in the missed movie fun with his report on "Geteven" (yes, all one word) AKA "Road to Revenge," a passion project that's more passion than project.

May 16, 2020
Ep. #312 - Sonic the Hedgehog
01:59:03

How can we follow up heavy-hitting guests like Griffin Newman and Chris Weitz, you may ask? Uh, well how about with JAMELLE BOUIE, New York Times columnist and guy you've definitely seen saying smart things on the news. Why does he like us? Who knows! But he stopped by to discuss Sonic the Hedgehog, about some sort of hedgehog who has definitely never been pregnant on the internet. Meanwhile, Jamelle gives us his history with SEGA, Stuart uses literary terms correctly, Dan only has old man references, and Elliott adds a few physics goofs to Sonic's IMDB page.

Wikipedia synopsis of Sonic the Hedgehog

Movies recommended in this episode:

Newsies - Sammy recommendation!

Gemini

In the Soup

Wheels on Meals

Barry Lyndon

May 09, 2020
FH Mini 6 - Missed That Movie! - Rusty: A Dog's Tale
00:33:07

Stuart tries for extra credit (no one tell him that Flop House extra credit isn't a thing), by checking out the puppy-kidnapping family comedy Rusty: A Dog's Tale and reporting back to the guys.

May 02, 2020
Ep# 311: Rambo: Last Blood
02:00:11

Guys, we're so excited for our guest this episode. He's a big-time Hollywood gent who's worn many hats -- and to name just a few: he wrote and directed About a Boy. As an actor, he co-starred as "Chuck" in Chuck and Buck. He was one of the producers of The Farewell. The man co-wrote a Star War (Rogue One), for Pete's sake! And, as we never get tired of reminding him, he directed Twilight: New Moon. But up until now, he's been missing one line on his resume -- Flop House guest. I'm sure now he weeps, for he has no worlds left to conquer. Chris Weitz is on this episode! And we're sorry we made him talk about Rambo: Last Blood! Meanwhile the rest of us do some shit. We won't waste your time. Just listen.

Wikipedia synopsis of Rambo: Last Blood

Movies recommended in this episode:

Easter Parade

Support the Girls

What's Up, Doc?

Harakiri

Apr 25, 2020
FH Mini 5 - More Time with Griffin
00:22:17

Griffin Newman came back (for reals, not one of these "we actually recorded it at the same time") to chat for a bit about Watto, Star Wars in general, his career, and, of course, Tom Selleck.

Apr 18, 2020
Ep. #310 - Bloodshot
02:21:21

First off, how are you guys? Everyone doing okay? We hope so. Take care of yourselves. Secondly, my lord were we excited to have Griffin Newman, of many, many things, including the Blank Check podcast and Amazon's The Tick, but MOST IMPORTANTLY, the world's #1 Vin Diesel fan, join the show to discuss Vin's latest vinsanity, Bloodshot. Meanwhile Elliott takes us on a tour through the 4th most popular comics publisher of the 90's, Griffin offers a unified Diesel theory, and Stu and Dan do some bullshit, we're sure, but, honestly, that's really the most important stuff, because those two lovable scamps can talk up a storm!

Wikipedia synopsis of Book Club

Movies recommended in this episode:

Funny Face

Death by Metal

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

Doc

Apr 11, 2020
FH Mini 4 - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
00:21:22

Elliott gives us a preview of his son Sammy's novel, and then things take a turn.

Apr 04, 2020
Ep. #309 - Book Club
01:37:25

In our first episode recorded after shit got real, we take a change of pace, and discuss your aunt's favorite movie, Book Club. Can a cast of wonderful old pros elevate the world's most banal script? Meanwhile, Elliott presents his Golden Girls hypothesis, Dan's a huge crybaby, and Stu bravely soldiers on, through his COVID-19.

Wikipedia synopsis of Book Club

Movies recommended in this episode:

Tommy

Come to Daddy

The World, the Flesh and the Devil

The Music Man

Mar 28, 2020
Ep. #308 - Verotika
01:33:48

Please read... bear with us on this one -- this was originally intended to be our Maximum Fun Drive episode, before the world exploded. So it may seem a little choppy in places, where we chopped out some fairly extensive MFD talk* (also there's some minor equipment/audio interference toward the end -- sorry). Thank you to our intrepid editor Jordan Kauwling for going above and beyond. Anyway, even though this would normally not be a full episode week, we thought we'd post it now anyway, to help keep folks' spirits up, and if you're wondering why we don't even mention the GIANT GLOBAL PANDEMIC, it's because we taped it before shit got real.

Anyway... OH WHAT AN EPISODE. We're joined by screenwriter and Switchblade Sisters host, April Wolfe, to discuss Wolverine himself, Glenn Danzig's directorial debut, Verotika -- an anthology of "sexy" (?) horror tales. And this time we even managed to give April a working microphone!

Brief content warning: because this is an "erotic" horror movie by Danzig, there are some references to violence against women. Honestly, the movie is so incompetent that the awful stuff mostly seems ridiculous in context, but if any reference to that is upsetting, be aware (the episode keeps it to a minimum).

* As Jesse notes at the top of the show, the MFD has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although members should have gotten information to access the bonus content for this year, including The Flop House's "lost" episode on the movie Life (the Jake Gyllenhaal one, not the Eddie Murphy one), and a Judge John Hodgman where the learned judge adjudicates whether Elliott can drag Dan's Twitter jokes. If you still want to become a member, you can go to maximumfun.org/join and become a sponsoring member of the community at any time -- during this pandemic we want to take care of yourselves first and foremost, (and probably second and third too). Then if you have anything extra, donate to disaster relief. But if you're fortunate enough to have EXTRA extra, memberships do help keep Max Fun staffers and podcasters salaried, at this time when everyone is struggling, and help keep the network afloat.

Enough jabber! We love you all! Please stay safe and healthy, and we're honored to be there with you while we all struggle through this, if only in your headphones.

--

Verotika has no Wiki page.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Lawnmower Man

The Lodge

First Cow

The Farewell

Mar 21, 2020
Ep. #307 - Holmes & Watson, LIVE!
01:39:55

Is Holmes & Watson somehow an even worse version of the Sherlock Holmes stories than Sherlock Gnomes? Will Elliott and Stu be able to console Dan about the latest insult to his beloved hero? Join us for this live show, taped last year in Portland, Oregon, to find out!

Wikipedia synopsis for Holmes & Watson

Like this live show? Join us in the future! – The Flop House in Toronto – April 18!

Mar 14, 2020
FH Mini - No I in Team
00:17:49

In this minisode we take on the topic of teams of specialists, like you might find in heist films. If you want to dictate a future minisode, tweet at us @theflophousepod.

Mar 07, 2020
Ep. #306 - The Fanatic
01:38:11

We've been wanting to tackle this one for quite a while, folks, and... oof. Be careful what you wish for. Adal Rifai of the podcast "Hello From the Magic Tavern" joins us to discuss The Fanatic, the movie that asks "What if Fred Durst directed a movie starring a career-self-destructing John Travolta as a man with a developmental disability, with his trademark Limp Bizkit sensitivity?" Meanwhile, Stuart invents the newest horror movie killer, Elliott attacks Dan for his nonexistent position on backstory, and Dan misses Leggs.

Wikipedia synopsis of The Fanatic

Movies recommended in this episode:

Strange Behavior

The Long Goodbye

Grave of the Fireflies

Come and See

LIVE SHOW ALERT! – The Flop House in Toronto – April 18!

Feb 29, 2020
FH Mini 2: Working Weak
00:14:23

In this minisode we take on the topic of jobs in movies. If you want to dictate a future minisode, tweet at us @theflophousepod.

Feb 22, 2020
Ep. #305 - Little Italy
01:40:40

It's the second and final of our two contest winner-selected episodes, this one picked by Scott Yacychyn, who designed our delightful new Flop House "couch monsters" poster, which you can purchase HERE! It's a romantic comedy called Little Italy (or as they pronounce it, li'lit'ly), set in the world's most romantic city... Toronto! Meanwhile, Stuart gets mad at Elliott, Dan gets mad at Elliott and Stuart, and Elliott just keeps on singing a happy song.

Wikipedia synopsis of Little Italy

Movies recommended in this episode:

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (or whatever bullshit they re-named it)

Tammy and the T-Rex (R-rated cut)

Howards End

LIVE SHOW ALERT! – The Flop House in Toronto – April 18!

Feb 15, 2020
FH Mini #1
00:12:38

Here's a little thing we're trying, sort of as a snack between episodes. Minisodes that are more tangent than show. On this first one, we ask: Goofy -- what's HIS deal?

Feb 08, 2020
Ep. #304 - Zarkorr! The Invader
01:21:09

Zar-who-what-now? We finally get around to one of our contest winner episodes, this one picked by Elizabeth Stege, who designed our delightful new Flop House Housecat t-shirt, which you can purchase HERE! It's a Full Moon Features (awww yeah, Stu) kaiju movie with about 5 minutes of giant monster action in the whole film. But what it lacks in reason to exist, it makes up for in... charm? We guess? Meanwhile, Stuart explains the advantages to playing with dead things, Elliott explains how time zones work, and Dan introduces an exciting new wrinkle to the show.

Wikipedia synopsis of Zarkorr: The Invader!

Movies recommended in this episode:

VHYes

Greener Grass

Color Out of Space

Sudden Fear

LIVE SHOW ALERT! - The Flop House in Toronto - April 18!

Feb 01, 2020
Ep. #303 - The Happytime Murders
01:25:03

Didja really think we'd pass up The Happytime Murders? The movie that many proclaimed the worst of 2018? Don't be silly! We just held onto the episode in our vault of live shows until it was no longer relevant! Please enjoy this live recording from... last summer? We can't remember. Taped at our ol' stomping grounds, The Bell House, in fabulous and increasingly unaffordable Brooklyn, NY!

Wikipedia synopsis for The Happytime Murders

Jan 18, 2020
Ep. #302 - Cats
02:22:35

SURPRISE! It's an off-week extra episode, just because we didn't want to go ANY longer without discussing that purrfect mewowsical, directed by Tomcat Hooper: CATS! It's a show so big, we couldn't do it without the dual returns of Cats enthusiast, Jenny Jaffee, and musical theater authority, Ms. Natalie Walker who was AT THE MOTHERFUCKING CATS PREMIERE! We know that there's usually a bunch of gibberish at this point, teasing stuff from the episode, but just dive in, folks! IT'S CATS!

Wikipedia synopsis of the "plot" of Cats

Movies recommended in this episode:

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

Black Christmas (2019)

CATS!

Jan 11, 2020
Ep. #301 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
01:49:17

We kick off the New Year (and the next 300 episodes?) by discussing a movie that no one has ANY strong feelings about -- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. One programming note: we sort of threw together this episode at the last moment because Elliott was visiting New York, so we skip the usual letters and recommendation segments. Don't worry, though -- we still manage to talk for 100 minutes. Because it's Star Wars.

Wikipedia synopsis of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Jan 04, 2020
Ep. #300 - The Wicker Man
01:46:34

Well, we made it to three hundred, guys. And it only took us 12 years. What a triumph of the human spirit. Or monument to three lives sorely misused. One of those two things. But hey! It's Cagemas, when we celebrate the work of Saint Nicolas Cage! And Hallie's here! And we're talking about The Wicker Man! That's a 300th birthday to be proud of Meanwhile Elliott and Stu really love pronouncing "raspberries," Dan wonders how long you can hold bullets, and Hallie isn't gonna let motherhood tank her Flop House Q rating.

Wikipedia synopsis of The Wicker Man

No recommendations in this episode, just some Flop House nostalgia.

Dec 21, 2019
Ep. #299 - The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
01:35:28

We attempt to exploit the zeitgeist by... reviewing a movie from 1969. We may not be good at this zeitgeist thing. More to the point -- since Disney+ has been in the news, we attempt to bask in some reflected glory by talking about the young Kurt Russell Disney live-action vehicle, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (thanks to longtime Daily Show producer and head researcher Adam Chodikoff for the idea). Meanwhile Stu makes the fatal error of encouraging Elliott's singing, Elliott takes us inside the pitch meetings for our favorite cereal mascots, and Dan has the plague.

Dec 07, 2019
Ep. #298 - Venom LIVE
01:20:20

No, you didn't dream it. Way back in January the Peaches went to the University of Wisconsin, Madison (the dead of winter being the best time to visit the upper Midwest), and they discussed the infamous anti-hero superhero movie, Venom. This is that!

Wikipedia synopsis for Venom

Nov 23, 2019
Ep. #297 - Mortal Engines
01:29:18

Enough about small failures like Slender Man, let's talk about massive, hubristic failures like Mortal Engines! Meanwhile Stuart discourses on other evil Valentines in fiction, Elliott's got Morgan Spurlock's reciepts, Dan doesn't understand how a single goddamn thing in this movie works, and we're joined by Brendan Hay, executive producer for Harvey Girls Forever!

Wikipedia synopsis of Mortal Engines

Movies recommended in this episode:

Crawl

Bones

Centipede Horror

Pieces

Ashes and Embers

Ready or Not

The Nightingale

Nov 09, 2019
Ep. #296 - Slender Man
01:26:00

Shocktober 2019 concludes with our dissection of the Internet meme/creepypasta horror film, Slender Man. Thanks to Max Fun HQ for letting us pop in and use an actual studio for once. Meanwhile Stuart tells a tale of nude figure drawing, Dan reveals karaoke antics, and Elliott's not afraid of businessmen.

Wikipedia synopsis of Slender Man

Movies recommended in this episode:

Boy

Three Tears on Bloodstained Flesh

Who Let the Dogs Out

Oct 26, 2019
Ep. #295 - The Nun
01:44:29

We dip our toe into Shocktober by discussing one of the million court-mandated "The Conjuring" spin-offs, The Nun. Meanwhile Dan prefers that all demon-fighting talk be kept to work hours, Elliott takes down New Age music, and Stuart demands that you stop preaching at him.

Wikipedia synopsis of The Nun

Movies recommended in this episode:

Child's Play

Velvet Buzzsaw

Emitai

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

October 12 (THAT'S TODAY, JERKS!) – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Oct 12, 2019
Ep. #294 - Love on a Leash
01:53:33

For the second episode of Smalltember (Smallvember) 2019, we cave to overwhelming demand and discuss Love on a Leash. Meanwhile, Elliott ain't your daddy's Crypt Keeper, Dan exhibits his remarkable ability for telling two voices apart, and Stuart isn't having a breakdown, that really IS the plot of the movie.

Love on a Leash HAS no Wikipedia page.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Paris is Burning

The Murderer Lives at Number 21

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (early show SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets to the later show!)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Sep 28, 2019
Ep.#293 -- The Joke Thief
01:44:22

Smalltember (Smallvember) begins with a return appearance by the Flop House's favorite (insomuch as a terrible asshole can be a favorite) Canadian energy drink magnate-turned-filmmaker, Frank D'angelo, and his latest cinematic leavings, The Joke Thief. Meanwhile, Stuart reveals his love for all things Stu, Dan gives a few minor script notes, and Elliott's Nicholas Cage has snakes on the brain.

You know? Honestly the Wikipedia page for this movie has almost no information.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Satanic Panic

Always Shine

Tea With the Dames

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (early show SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets to the later show!)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Sep 14, 2019
Ep. #292 - Welcome to Marwen
01:49:46

Hoo boy, this was a tough one folks. How to navigate the Hollywoodization of a real-life trauma with a dash of weird gender politics? Answer -- less funny than usual, as we discuss Welcome to Marwen. Meanwhile, Elliott completely misunderstands the etymology of "painstaking," Dan details the many tones of Marwen, and Stuart bestows Dan with his Looney Tunes identity.

Wikipedia summary for Welcome to Marwen

Movies recommended in this episode:

Burning

The Head Hunter

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (early show SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets to the later show!)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Aug 31, 2019
Ep.# 291 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom LIVE
01:21:51

We're taking a very brief summer break from new recording, and taking the opportunity to release one that we've been holding on to for too long -- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Recorded at Stuart and Dan's very own alma mater, Earlham College, in Richmond, Indiana!

Wikipedia summary for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (early show SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets to the later show!)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Aug 17, 2019
The Flop House -- A FlopTales Teaser!
00:06:37

Stuart's been hard at work running more Hogsbottom Three RPGs for Elliott, Stuart, and Flop House favorite guest host Zhubin Parang. Here's a little taste of the first episode of their new adventure!

They're only available on the Maximum Fun bonus feed, exclusive for donors, so if you want this, and other wonderful bonus content from all the Max Fun shows, please become a member!

Thanks to Alexander Smith for editing the episodes, putting together the sound effects, and composing the music.

Aug 10, 2019
Ep.#290 - Meatballs Part II
02:19:19

We're joined by the wonderful Sharlene Wellington, owner or partner in many lovely Brooklyn bars (also, she's married to Stu). She wanted to discuss the 1984 summer camp comedy Meatballs Part II, and as three middle-aged men who were raised on dumb 80's shit, who were we to argue? Meanwhile, Sharlene brings her Jewish summer camp experience to the fore, Elliott waxes poetic about making first contact, Stuart promises some future Baby Boomer rants, and Dan takes us on a trip through Meatballs history.

Wikipedia summary for Meatballs Part II

Movies recommended in this episode:

Matinee

Midsommar

The Sisters Brothers

The Devil Wears Prada

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (early show SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets to the later show!)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Aug 03, 2019
Ep. #289 - Robin Hood
01:42:10

Straight from the glamorous and echoey Minneapolis airport-adjacent La Quinta inn, it's all three of the peaches in the same room, chewing over the Taron Egerton, not-your-daddy's-Robin Hood. Meanwhile Dan talks a surprising amount about the Scarlet Pimpernel, Elliott talks about why the Sheriff of Nottingham's goons are a superstitious, cowardly lot, and Stuart is F. Murray Enthusiastic.

Wikipedia summary for Robin Hood

Movies recommended in this episode:

Spider-Man: Far From Home

The Hole in the Ground

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Gunfighter

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (early show SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets to the later show!)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Jul 20, 2019
Ep. #288 - The Haunting of Sharon Tate
01:50:02

We were so delighted to have longtime Friend-and-Fan-of-Flop, Natalie Walker on the program! We were somewhat less delighted by the film she inexplicably chose, The Haunting of Sharon Tate. Life gives, and life takes. Meanwhile, Stuart hijacks the podcast to discuss the TV show "Younger," Dan shows his shameful lack of knowledge about the Manson murders, and masterful singer Natalie is somehow delighted by Elliott's caterwauling.

Wikipedia page for The Haunting of Sharon Tate

Movies recommended in this episode:

Under the Shadow

The Kid Brother

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Bathtubs Over Broadway

Jul 06, 2019
Ep. #287 - Glass
01:44:28

We took a break from live show prep in Portland to return to our beloved M. Night Shyamalan and the last film of his surprise trilogy, Glass. Meanwhile Stuart drags the Philly skyline, Dan points out the problem with exhaustive rule books, and Elliott takes a brave stand against sexist comics store clerks.

Wikipedia synopsis for Glass

Movies recommended in this episode:

Always Be My Maybe

Overlord

Broadway Melody of 1936

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

July 13 – MINNEAPOLIS – Parkway

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (early show SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets to the later show!)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Jun 22, 2019
Ep. #286 - Replicas
01:51:09

With John Wick 3 tearing up the theaters, we discuss this year's OTHER Keanu Reeves movie, Replicas. Meanwhile Dan repeats an old adage about beans, Stuart can't pronounce "Keanu," and Elliott's son really messes up our rhythm.

Wikipedia synopsis for Replicas

Movies recommended in this episode:J

Booksmart

Avengement

Cold War

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

June 8 – PORTLAND – Revolution Hall – TICKET SALES ARE SLUGGISH, SO PLEASE COME OUT!

July 13 – MINNEAPOLIS – Parkway

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (TWO shows in one night)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Jun 08, 2019
Ep. #285 - Serenity
02:04:48

We discuss something that's been on our want list for a while: the genre-hopping bonkers twist-em-up, Serenity. And to do so, we are joined by the delightful Jenny Jaffe, whose attachment to this film can surely be described as "healthy." Meanwhile Stuart explains costume-care in the stripper industry, Elliott introduces his new hit character "Crawdaddy," and Dan's reaction to the film is a real twist ending!

Wikipedia synopsis for Serenity

Movies recommended in this episode:

John Wick 3: Parabellum

Long Shot

Alice in the Cities

Police Story/Police Story 2

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

June 8 – PORTLAND – Revolution Hall - TICKET SALES ARE SLUGGISH, SO PLEASE COME OUT!

July 13 – MINNEAPOLIS – Parkway

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (TWO shows in one night)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

May 25, 2019
Ep. #284 - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald
01:58:46

Elliott, noted non Pot-head, talks about the Potterverse sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald. Meanwhile Elliott talks Charles Dickens crossovers, Stuart almost causes his own brain to explode, saying something nice about Dan Fogler, and Dan is tricked into a lifelong commitment.

Wikipedia synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

June 8 – PORTLAND – Revolution Hall

July 13 – MINNEAPOLIS – Parkway

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (TWO shows in one night)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

May 11, 2019
Ep. #283 - The Mummy LIVE
01:20:15

It’s been so long, we can't even REMEMBER when we recorded this show on Tom Cruise's The Mummy. But it's from Seattle and it's on tape, so here it is!

Wikipedia synopsis for The Mummy

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

June 8 – PORTLAND – Revolution Hall

July 13 – MINNEAPOLIS – Parkway

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (TWO shows in one night)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Apr 27, 2019
Ep. #282 - Castle Freak
01:53:56

It's the moment you've all been waiting for -- we discuss the fabled Castle Freak. And we don't do it alone! We do it with noted B-movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs who you can also see on Shudder's "The Last Drive-In." Meanwhile, Dan asks salient questions about Grimace's anatomy, Elliott denies all of Dan's best bits, and Stuart fulfills his destiny.

Wikipedia synopsis for Castle Freak

Movies recommended in this episode:

Chopping Mall

TerrorVision

Howling: New Moon Rising

Atlantic City

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

June 8 – PORTLAND – Revolution Hall

July 13 – MINNEAPOLIS – Parkway

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (TWO shows in one night)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Apr 13, 2019
Ep. #281 - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
01:22:05

MAX FUN DRIVE part TWO! We talk about The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which Elliott chose for some baffling reason. Meanwhile, Elliott explains Richard Gere's Mothman issues, Stuart reveals the scariest number of ghosts, and Dan takes the show off-road to an abandoned farm.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Movies recommended in this episode:

Jason and the Argonauts

Us

A Bigger Spash

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

June 8 – PORTLAND – Revolution Hall

July 13 – MINNEAPOLIS – Parkway

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (TWO shows in one night)

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Mar 30, 2019
Ep. #280 - Peppermint
02:01:34

It's MAX FUN DRIVE time, everyone! That means we're putting out an extra episode on a week we'd normally take off and drink pina coladas or something. Instead we watched the Jennifer Garner revenge fantasy Peppermint, and hoo boy is it racist! Meanwhile, Elliott reveals his Mandela effect defense attorney strategy, Stuart gets lost in his thoughts, and YOU'RE NOT DAN'S DAD, JESSE.

If you like what we do, and you have the means, please consider becoming a Max Fun DONOR!

Wikipedia synopsis for Peppermint

Movies recommended in this episode:

Captain Marvel

The Wailing

Early Man

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

June 8 – PORTLAND – Revolution Hall

July 13 – MINNEAPOLIS – Parkway

September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace

October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater

Mar 23, 2019
Ep. #279 - The Dark Tower LIVE
01:33:42

We continue to exploit our vault of unreleased live shows, with this discussion of The Dark Tower, with special additional guest co-host, Hallie Haglund, the star of the show. And for those who don't dig live shows, good news! Since next week is Max Fun Drive, we'll be releasing an EXTRA EPISODE during a week we'd normally be dark. Everyone wins!

Wikipedia synopsis for The Dark Tower

LIVE SHOW DATES 2019!

June 8 - PORTLAND - Revolution Hall

July 13 - MINNEAPOLIS - Parkway

September 28 - BOSTON - WBUR CitySpace (TWO shows in one night)

October 12 - LOS ANGELES - The Regent Theater

Mar 16, 2019
Ep. #278 - Oscar Review Special
01:25:23

By popular demand, we talk about all the glitz and glamor that is... OSCAR!

Movies recommended in this episode:

Black Coal, Thin Ice Piercing Minding the Gap

Mar 02, 2019
Ep.#277 - Catwoman
01:06:45

We reached into our archives, all the way back to 2017, to bring you this performance taped at the Now Hear This podcast festival. Elliott's not here (something about it being "too far to fly across the whole country for an unpaid gig, waaah waaah waaaah), but we've replaced him with guest host Ronny Chieng of Crazy Rich Asians and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Did we hold onto this so long, just to wait until Ronny was a BIG MOVIE STAR? Perhaps!

Feb 16, 2019
Ep. #276 - Life Itself
01:41:17

We don't usually editorialize on our own show, but... this is a good one, guys. The gang got together in a hotel room after our Madison, Wisconsin live show to discuss Life Itself, one of the most baffling, and most pleased with itself movies ever made, about nothing less than THE HUMAN CONDITION. Meanwhile, Stuart explains the secret history of the Zales shadow, Elliott reveals God's secret message to us via olives, and Dan suggests you just cover yourself in

Wikipedia synopsis for Life Itself

Movies recommended in this episode:

Hotel Artemis Standoff at Sparrow Creek Kumiko the Treasure Hunter

Feb 02, 2019
Ep. #275 - The Meg
01:38:20

It's Jason Statham and a giant shark. Whaddaya need, a roadmap? We discuss The Meg. Meanwhile, Dan reveals a surprising science fact about Meg Ryan, Elliott reveals that Swamp Thing is the ideal male body, and Stuart's feet have a surprising superpower.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Meg

Movies recommended in this episode:

Easy Living Rust Creek Can You Ever Forgive Me

Jan 19, 2019
Ep. #274 - Gotti
01:34:52

This one topped the lists of the worst movies of 2018, and it was so bad Dan barely understood what the fuck was happening, which you can tell, based on how little he can bring himself to say. Luckily, Elliott makes up for it by never shutting up. We discuss Gotti. Meanwhile, Stuart explains what it's like to play a game with Dan, Elliott starts a new podcast devoted to the human body's holes, and as always, when it comes to letters, Dan is a consummate professional.

Wikipedia synopsis for Gotti

Movies recommended in this episode:

Under the Silver Lake Mausoleum We Need to Talk About Kevin First Reformed

LIVE SHOWS:

The Flop House in Madison, WI on 1/26

The Flop House in Brooklyn on 2/3

Jan 05, 2019
Ep. #273 - The Humanity Bureau
01:39:06

Can the magic of Cagemas overcome the most rote Nicholas Cage vehicle we've ever discussed, The Humanity Bureau? Meanwhile, Stuart reminisces about the Cage days of his youth, Dan writes a happy ending for some Foodfight! characters, and Elliott sets down some strict boundaries surrounding his son's bath time.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Humanity Bureau

Movies recommended in this episode:

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Leprechaun Returns Summer 1993

LIVE SHOWS:

The Flop House in Madison, WI on 1/26

Dec 22, 2018
Ep. #272 - Pottersville
01:37:21

We talk about the inexplicably star-studded comedy, The Bigfoot Who Saved Christmas. Excuse us, "Pottersville." Meanwhile, Stuart brags about his back strength, Dan uncovers the world of Raising Cain conventions, and Elliott goes on his longest (most infuriating?) bit ever.

Wikipedia synopsis for Pottersville

Movies recommended in this episode:

Anything Goes Suspiria Blindspotting

LIVE SHOWS:

The Flop House in Madison, WI on 1/26

Dec 08, 2018
Ep. #271 - Death Wish
01:22:02

Why is Bruce Willis starring in an NRA recruitment video? Wait, this is a MOVIE? Are you sure? We talk about Death Wish. Meanwhile, Elliott writes the horror movie "Dr. Sleepypants," we get insight into Stu's endless Critters gifs, and Dan shows off his kaleidoscopic character work, during pie talk.

Wikipedia synopsis for Death Wish

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Old Man & the Gun A Star is Born Shirkers

LIVE SHOWS:

The Flop House in Madison, WI on 1/26

Nov 24, 2018
Ep. #270 - Interview with the Vampire
01:48:50

Remember that surprisingly well-defined contest Elliott spearheaded a few episodes back? Well the contest winner decided what we should watch, and it was Interview with the Vampire. Will we fall victim to its bloodsucking charms? Meanwhile, Elliott apologizes to goths, Stuart lists a few Ecks vs. Sever sequels, and Dan disputes the very premise of the movie.

Wikipedia synopsis for Interview with the Vampire

Movies recommended in this episode:

First Man The Night Comes for Us Save the Tiger

Nov 10, 2018
Ep #269 - Friend Request
01:44:12

It's our second SHOCKTOBER episode (not that you'd know it, because Dan keeps forgetting to plug in the fucking Shocktober theme)! This time, we return to the social media horror well, with Friend Request. Meanwhile, Elliott gives a peek behind the curtain of Teddy Ruxpin fanatics, Stuart tells us what this movie really should be called, and Dan... well we're still mad at Dan for NOT PUTTING IN THE GODDAMN SHOCKTOBER THEME.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Hold the Dark Apostle The Funeral

Oct 27, 2018
Ep #268 - Truth or Dare
01:54:51

The most wondrous time of the year, SHOCKTOBER is here! And to start us off, we watched Truth or Dare AKA Blumhouse's Truth or Dare AKA Teens be Dyin'. Meanwhile, Elliott explains the miracle of birth, Dan explains the fear of death, and Stuart spins tales of spring break memories.

Wikipedia synopsis for Truth or Dare

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Duelists Undisputed 3: Redemption What Keeps You Alive

Oct 13, 2018
Ep. #267 - Dwegons and Leprechauns
01:45:38

We close out Smalltember with one of our "favorite" genres: the ill-conceived, micro-budgeted computer animated film. And Dwegons and Leprechauns is a horrific, fever dream of a doozy. Meanwhile, Dan remains the master of the unintended double entendre, Stuart ponders what "dweg" means, and Elliott insists we kill a Muppet.

No Wikipedia page for Dwegons and Leprechauns, as if someone is working to WIPE ALL EVIDENCE OF THIS MOVIE FROM EXISTENCE. (God bless them.)

Movies recommended in this episode

BlackkKlansman Mandy Tampopo

LIVE SHOWS:

The Flop House in Richmond, IN on 11/3

The Flop House in Madison, WI on 1/26

Sep 29, 2018
Ep. #266 - Slamma Jamma
02:03:13

For our first Smalltember episode of 2018, we discuss Slamma Jamma, the film about slam dunking your way to Jesus. Meanwhile, Elliott gives us some hat-wearing etiquette, Dan is upset that the characters aren't criminal masterminds, and Stuart sets everything right by making it clear he's just kidding.

Wikipedia page for Slamma Jamma

Movies recommended in this episode

Body Bags The Tale Operation Finale

Sep 15, 2018
Ep. #265 - Geostorm LIVE
01:38:12

The Peaches are still on their life-mandated summer break, so we bring you this second live episode, straight from the Historic Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. We'll be back with normal episodes soon, we promise! Until then, enjoy Geostorm!

Wikipedia synopsis for Geostorm

Sep 01, 2018
Ep. #264 - The Emoji Movie LIVE
01:18:45

Elliott just had his second child, and Dan is about to move apartments, so in the middle of all this peach upheaval, we dig out a live show from the vaults. Specifically, our San Francisco show, where we discussed The Emoji Movie.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Emoji Movie

Aug 18, 2018
Ep. #263 - Samson
02:15:33

Jordan Morris joins the peaches to talk about the biblical story that somehow Dan always wants to spell "Sampson," Samson. Meanwhile Dan advocates for all-hours masturbation, Elliott rewrites the hit film "Book Club," Stuart gets all hyped up for the appearance of an old god, and Jordan talks about a tiny little MaxFun project that's had absolutely no promotion.

Wikipedia synopsis for Samson

Movies recommended in this episode

Tragedy Girls Oculus The Painted Veil L7: Pretend We're Dead

Aug 04, 2018
Ep. #262 - Sherlock Gnomes
01:43:36

We discuss Sherlock Gnomes, the sequel to Gnomeo and Juliet, the first movie entirely based on a stupid rhyme. Meanwhile Stuart somehow forgets the song Rocket Man, Elliott remembers every OTHER song, and Dan talks far too much about sex swings.

Wikipedia synopsis for Sherlock Gnomes

Movies recommended in this episode

Incredibles 2 The Purchase Price Assassination Games Hereditary

Jul 21, 2018
Ep. #261 - The Hurricane Heist
01:45:53

On this episode we discuss the alliterative disaster-heist movie hybrid The Hurricane Heist. Meanwhile Stuart is tired, Dan is hungover, Elliott is at his in-laws, and by the time this episode drops 2/3 of us will be on vacation, so let's all just pretend I wrote more detailed show notes, okay?

Wikipedia synopsis for The Hurricane Heist

Movies recommended in this episode

Human Highway Andre the Giant Gilbert Sorry to Bother You

Jul 07, 2018
Ep.#260 - Brain Smasher... A Love Story
02:11:19

On this episode April Wolfe from Switchblade Sisters and Who Shot Ya? joins us to discuss a direct-to-video movie you've probably only heard about if you had HBO back in the early 90's: Brain Smasher... A Love Story. Meanwhile Elliott reveals his pro-samurai agenda, Stuart reveals his imprisoning Garfield fantasies, and Dan impugns the Muppets' ability as Broadway hitmakers.

Wikipedia synopsis for Brain Smasher... A Love Story

Movies recommended in this episode

Upgrade Revenge I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Journey Into Fear

Jun 23, 2018
Ep. #259 - Fifty Shades Freed
01:43:21

Hey, whaddaya know, with Fifty Shades Freed, we did our first full trilogy. Or, because it's Fifty Shades, should we call it a THRILLogy? No. No we shouldn't. Meanwhile Elliott discusses the most cutting-edge cenobite, Stuart briefly becomes Gene Shalit, and Dan has old man ears.

Wikipedia synopsis for Fifty Shades Freed

Movies recommended in this episode

Solo: A Star Wars Story Secretary Come and Get It

Jun 09, 2018
Ep. #258 - Justice League
02:02:50

With Infinity War breaking records, it's time to check in with that OTHER cinematic universe, that hath given the Flop House so much, with our look at Justice League. Meanwhile, Stuart reveals Donatello's government job, Dan misreads the title, and Elliott posits that Batman is the result of inbreeding.

Also, there was a problem with Elliott's audio track this week, so we had to switch to a backup recording halfway through. Apologies for the diminished audio quality. We're as annoyed as you are.

Wikipedia synopsis for Justice League

Movies recommended in this episode

Bone Tomahawk Hard Boiled Advise & Consent

May 26, 2018
Ep. #257 - The Greatest Showman
01:43:36

Because Huge Ackman so desperately wanted to do a big, original musical, we found ourselves watching The Greatest Showman. And it sure is... showy. Meanwhile, Elliott names off cold-based DC villains, Stuart has feelings on the name Phineas, and Dan apparently goes into a brief memory coma.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Greatest Showman

Movies recommended in this episode

The Little Hours Ingrid Goes West The Endless

May 12, 2018
Ep. #256 - Power Rangers
02:03:36

Because they haven't gotten around to a gritty Saved by the Bell reboot, we discuss Power Rangers. Meanwhile, Elliott gives us the local news report, Stuart calls Elliott to task for the laziness of his impressions, and Dan inadvertently says the grossest thing that's ever been on the show.

Wikipedia synopsis for Power Rangers

Movies recommended in this episode

You Were Never Really Here It Comes at Night Private Parts

Apr 28, 2018
Ep. #255 - The Layover
01:56:38

The Max Fun Drive is technically over, but if you go to maximumfun.org/donate, this weekend, it'll still count! As for us, we watched "William H. Macy Surrounds Himself With Beautiful Women: The Movie" AKA "The Layover." Meanwhile, Dan insults the noble profession of teaching, Elliott reminds us of that time Bill Clinton awarded a medal to a character from Con Air, and Stuart is a Layover detective, picking up all the clues.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Layover

Movies recommended in this episode

The Blood of Heroes The Death of Stalin It's Always Fair Weather

Apr 14, 2018
Ep. #254 - Kidnap
01:41:29

It's the Max Fun Drive, everyone! So put down your phones and go donate at maximumfun.org/donate, while you're thinking about it! Everyone back? Good. Because we had a lot of fun watching the Halle Berry Taken-style thriller, Kidnap, and we think you can tell. Meanwhile, Stuart details problems with his Alexa, Dan speculates unfairly about swamp folk, and Elliott reminds us all he's a father again.

Wikipedia synopsis for Kidnap

Movies recommended in this episode

Thoroughbreds Good Time Thelma and Louise

Mar 31, 2018
Ep. #253 - The Snowman
02:03:25

Mister Police, you could have saved us from watching The Snowman. You gave us all the clues. Meanwhile, Elliott takes us behind the scenes at Shrek, Stuart bravely reveals his medical syndrome, and creepo Dan McCoy is a creepy creep.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Snowman

Movies recommended in this episode

Southern Comfort Annihilation Silence

Mar 17, 2018
Ep. 252 - The Book of Henry LIVE
01:54:37

Another from our backlog of live shows! This one is from Toronto, our discussion of The Book of Henry!

Wikipedia synopsis for The Book of Henry

Mar 03, 2018
Ep. #251 - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
01:41:57

We watch one we were all honestly pretty excited about: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Were we all as excited once we were done? Meanwhile Dan introduces a new Jeff Foxworthy routine, Elliott explains Nicholas Cage's pursuit of Bernadette Peters, and 'allo 'allo? Oo's back again, then, Stuart?

Wikipedia synopsis for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Movies recommended in this episode

Mom and Dad Raw Now, Voyager

Feb 17, 2018
Ep. #250 - The Apple
02:02:45

Hey, we found a guy from much more popular podcasts than ours to come guest host with us. Travis McElroy from My Brother My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone (and like 50 others) joins us to discuss the movie he insisted we watch, The Apple. It's... a trip. Meanwhile Elliott clarifies the plot to Bosom Buddies, Dan refuses to meet an actual vampire, Stuart reveals a Julian Sands secret, and Travis quickly discovers that the easiest way to fit in is to bully Dan.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Apple

Movies recommended in this episode

Kingsman: The Golden Circle High Tension Phantom Thread Rabid Columbus

Feb 03, 2018
Ep.# 249 - The Great Wall LIVE
01:19:43

We dig into our vaults to bring you this live The Great Wall episode, from the Philly Podcast Festival!

Wikipedia synopsis for The Great Wall

Jan 20, 2018
Ep.#247 - Bright
02:03:18

Two in-person episodes in a row? This one recorded in Dan's apartment? Must be a post-Cagemas miracle! And to ring in the New Year, we talk about Netflix's racially shaky blockbuster Bright. Meanwhile, Dan explains his dimension of shrimp, Elliott likely angers Marc Maron, and Stuart is Ike Barinholtz's number one fan.

Wikipedia synopsis for Bright

Movies recommended in this episode

A Dark Song Brawl in Cell Block 99 I, Tonya Logan Lucky Dunkirk

Jan 06, 2018
Ep.#247 - Inconceivable
01:43:18

Merry Cagemas everyone! Reunited and it feels so good -- we recorded this one all together, in Dan's hotel room in San Francisco. What made we of the Cage-light domestic thriller Inconceivable? You'll have to listen to find out. Meanwhile, Stu has photographic recall of Unforgettable, Elliott explains the genealogy of the "O" family, and Dan is just a vast expanse of flesh.

Wikipedia synopsis for Inconceivable

Movies recommended in this episode

The Verdict The Devil's Candy The Furies

Dec 23, 2017
Ep.#246 - 50 Shades Darker LIVE
01:22:16

We reached into the vault to finally release this gem from back in the summer, the first and only time we've had an extra guest at a live show, the always lovable Hallie Haglund. And what better thing for three gross dudes to discuss with a woman than 50 Shades Darker?

Wikipedia synopsis for 50 Shades Darker

LIVE SHOWS

Dec. 9 –  San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

Dec 09, 2017
Ep.#245 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
01:45:22

We're doing another podcrawl, along with Read it and Weep and Too Beautiful to Live! They covered the first two of the original Ninja Turtles movies, and we covered Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III aka the one where they go back in time and wear samurai garb that is somehow fitted to giant turtles. Meanwhile, Stu reveals Elliott's diaper secret, Dan has an energy drink scam, and Elliott poses a question about inter-generational incest.

Wikipedia synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Movies recommended in this episode

Lady Bird Found Footage 3D Sawdust and Tinsel

LIVE SHOWS

Dec. 9 –  San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

Nov 25, 2017
Ep. #244 - Unforgettable
02:01:04

Our love (?) affair with Katherine Heigl continues, as we discuss the crazy ex-wife thriller "Unforgettable." Meanwhile Elliott leans deep into dad jokes, Stuart discourses on the racism of a Mexican restaurant, and Dan''s covered in chili.

Wikipedia synopsis for Unforgettable

Movies recommended in this episode

The Shop Around the Corner Thor: Ragnorok Crimson Peak The Lost City of Z

LIVE SHOWS

Dec. 9 –  San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

Nov 11, 2017
Ep. #243 - The Bye Bye Man
01:30:16

Shocktober concludes with the playfully titled The Bye Bye Man, starring the titular Bye Bye Man and some boring people. Meanwhile, Elliott channels Freddy Kreuger to give the Bye Bye Man some advice, Stu explains Dan doesn't have to pick up floor food, and Dan has some questions about fish blow jobs.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Bye Bye Man

Movies recommended in this episode

Applecart Gerald's Game Happy Death Day Queen of Earth Christine

LIVE SHOWS

Dec. 9 –  San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

Oct 28, 2017
Ep. #242 - Rings LIVE!
01:24:20

We discuss Rings, live at the Regent Theater in downtown L.A., with special guest Jordan Morris of Jordan Jesse Go!

Wikipedia synopsis for Rings

 

LIVE SHOWS

Oct. 21 –  Toronto, at the Royal Theater

Dec. 9 –  San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

Oct 14, 2017
Ep. #241 - Pass Thru
02:00:34

Smalltember Small-Stars concludes with Pass Thru, a.k.a. us revisiting the endless well of crazy that is Neil Breen, the lumpy messiah-complex-ed Las Vegas architect who's also a one-man moviemaking factory. Will we be as charmed by him this time around? Meanwhile, Stu rails against those who rail against political correctness, Dan reveals childhood spider trauma, and Elliott is under attack by helicopters.

Wikipedia page for Neil Breen

Movies recommended in this episode

Salesman mother! Inside No. 9

LIVE SHOWS

Oct. 8 – The whole gang in Los Angeles, at the Regent Theater

Oct. 21 – The whole gang in Toronto, at the Royal Theater

Dec. 9 – The whole gang in San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

Sep 30, 2017
Ep. #240 - Sicilian Vampire
01:56:41

It's Smalltember Small-Stars, with a return to Frank D'Angelo, the Canadian energy drink magnate and bad movie savant behind No Depo$it. This time we discuss his undead Italian saga, Sicilian Vampire. Meanwhile Stuart is on about millennials, Dan poses a salient point about bananas, and Elliott is bound and determined to go through this movie beat-by-beat.

Wikipedia page for Sicilian Vampire

LIVE SHOWS

Oct. 8 – The whole gang in Los Angeles, at the Regent Theater

Oct. 21 - The whole gang in Toronto, at the Royal Theater

Dec. 9 – The whole gang in San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

Sep 16, 2017
Ep, #239 - Ghost in the Shell
01:55:01

We're back, baby! And we're all ready to jack into the matrix to cyber-brain download Ghost in the Shell, or something. Meanwhile, Dan goes all googly eyes, Stuart spins some controversial theories about Middle-Earth, and Elliott takes us down to his seafood restaurant.

And yes, we hear that crackling noise on Elliott's audio too. We have no idea why it happened, but we're working on it. Let's hope our cross-country recording isn't bedeviled by Gremlins.

Wikipedia synopsis for Ghost in the Shell

LIVE SHOWS

Sept. 9 – No Elliott, but with Ronny Chieng in New York at the Now Hear This Festival

Oct. 8 – The whole gang in Los Angeles, at the Regent Theater

Dec. 9 – The whole gang in San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

Sep 02, 2017
Ep. #238 - xXx: The Return of Xander Cage LIVE
01:15:10

While Elliott's making the transition into the relaxed SoCal lifestyle, we're running some shows we have in the bank, like this live show from back in the winter, which may have been our best one yet. Meanwhile, Elliott reveals Hitchcock's commercial work, Stuart wants us to know that he can do impressions too, and Dan accidentally says something untoward about his mom.

Wikipedia synopsis for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

LIVE SHOWS

Sept. 9 – No Elliott, but with Ronny Chieng in New York at the Now Hear This Festival

Oct. 8 – The whole gang in Los Angeles, at the Regent Theater

Dec. 9 – The whole gang in San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

Aug 19, 2017
Ep. #237 - Ishtar
01:50:29

It's an emotional moment. This is the last regular episode where all three peaches will be in Dan's apartment recording together, in the same space. It's also the ten year anniversary of this dumb podcast's existence. So how did we celebrate it? By taking a look at what was supposedly the worst movie back when we were growing up, Ishtar. Elliott vastly improves "Meet Dave," Dan somehow misses some nudity, and Stuart talks about a "tug in his butt," whatever that means. We're gonna miss this, guys.

Wikipedia synopsis for Ishtar

Movies recommended in this episode:

Robin Hood John Wick: Chapter 2 Winter Kills

LIVE SHOWS

Sept. 9 - No Elliott, but with (hopefully) Ronny Chieng in New York at the Now Hear This Festival

Oct. 10 - The whole gang in Los Angeles, at the Regent Theater

Dec. 9 - The whole gang in San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

Aug 05, 2017
Ep. #236 - Suicide Squad LIVE
01:04:52

We reach way back into the Flop House vault to bring you a live show from the winter, with Suicide Squad. The commercials are all-new, though. That's good for something, right? Meanwhile, Elliott tries to sell us the character of the Joker, Stuart suggests the hell of being Boomarang, and Dan is accident prone.

Wikipedia synopsis for Suicide Squad

Jul 22, 2017
Ep. #235 - USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
01:58:59

It's Cagemas in July, with the utterly forgotten USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage. Meanwhile, Stu teaches us how the cool kids say "Indianapolis," Elliott makes fun of an adorable old veteran, and Dan invents the WWDND bracelet. Meanwhile, Owen Wilson shows up way too much.

Wikipedia synopsis for USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Movies recommended in this episode:

I Am Not Your Negro Crumb Baby Driver

LIVE SHOW ALERT! We’ll be at the PHILLY PODCAST FESTIVAL on July 16th at 8:30 pm!

Jul 08, 2017
Ep. #234 - The Accountant
01:51:21

It's the movie that thinks autism is the secret to becoming a John Wick-style super-killer, The Accountant. Meanwhile Elliott details Randy Newman's difficulty with dirty rhymes, Dan exhausts his knowledge of Zurich, Stuart hates Cheerios, and we all make some probably ill-advised jokes about the murder of Jean Smart.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Accountant

Movies recommended in this episode:

Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb The Blackcoat's Daughter The Sympathizer

LIVE SHOW ALERT! We’ll be at the PHILLY PODCAST FESTIVAL on July 16th at 8:30 pm!

Jun 24, 2017
Ep.#233 - The Comedian
01:43:23

We discuss the most accurate and hilarious movie about stand-up ever made, The Comedian. Meanwhile Dan starts off the show by being gross, Stuart reveals his favorite kind of turtle, and Elliott tells us about a few nursery rhyme comedians. Apologies for the continued low Stuart audio. We're trying to get to the bottom of it.

Wikipedia synopsis for A The Comedian

Movies recommended in this episode:

We Are Still Here She Wore a Yellow Ribbon The Muppet Movie

LIVE SHOW ALERT! We'll be at the Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, riffing over Nic Cage's Stolen on June 22 at 7:30 pm.

Also, we’ll be at the PHILLY PODCAST FESTIVAL on July 16th at 8:30 pm!

Jun 10, 2017
Flop House Promotional Movie Minute
00:05:37

Just a little note and some goofery about our live show.

Jun 02, 2017
Ep.#232 - A Dog's Purpose
01:46:23

We watch the dog grief porn A Dog's Purpose. Meanwhile Dan gets to the bottom of a Lassie mystery, Stuart gives us a hall pass, and Elliott masturbates to rhymes. Apologies for the audio that makes it sound like Stuart is in the other room. We have no idea how that happened.

Wikipedia synopsis for A Dog's Purpose

Movies recommended in this episode:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Hounds of Love 20th Century Women

LIVE SHOW ALERT! We added another show on June 9 at The Bell House at 10:00 pm! Tickets HERE.

Also, we'll be at the PHILLY PODCAST FESTIVAL on July 16th at 8:30 pm!

May 27, 2017
Ep. #231 - Mother's Day
01:46:12

Just in time for Mother's Day we discuss Mother's Day. Let it never to be said that we don't have our finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist. Meanwhile master of impressions Dan returns, Elliott sells branded Timothy Olyphant pants, Stu explains tattoo reveals, and Paul Sabourin from Paul and Storm guests.

Wikipedia synopsis for Mother's Day

Movies recommended in this episode:

Resolution Colossal Topsy-Turvy Train to Busan Bad Moms

LIVE SHOW ALERT! We added another show on June 9 at The Bell House at 10:00 pm! Tickets HERE.

May 13, 2017
Ep. #230 - Monster Trucks
01:55:36

We discuss the movie based on a not-really pun, Monster Trucks. Meanwhile Elliott talks about Love in an Elevator for waaay too long, Stu asks some Saved by the Bell questions, Dan's penis habits are described at length, and we're all sorry about the technical problems in this episode.

Wikipedia synopsis for Monster Trucks

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Void The Purge: Election Year Creed

Apr 29, 2017
Ep. #229 - Assassin's Creed
01:39:09

We discuss the movie made up entirely of video game cutscenes, Assassin's Creed. Meanwhile Elliott does the classic "apple bit," we hear another one of Stu's goofs and bloops, and Dan's sick voice is all gravely and such.

Wikipedia synopsis for Collateral Beauty

Movies recommended in this episode:

Suddenly! The Music Room Critters 2

Apr 15, 2017
Ep. #228 - Collateral Beauty
01:31:43

We discuss Will Smith's spiritual sequel to Seven Pounds, Collateral Beauty. Meanwhile, Stu unveils his hot new nickname, Elliott tries to get Keira Knightly's attention, and the less said about Dan in this episode, the better.

Wikipedia synopsis for Collateral Beauty

Movies recommended in this episode:

Wonder Boys Get Out Promise

Apr 01, 2017
Ep. #227 - 1941
01:53:52

An extra-special bonus episode for the MaxFun Drive, where we're joined by Mr. John Hodgman to talk about Steven Spielberg's legendary flop 1941.

 

Movies recommended in this episode:

I Wanna Hold Your Hand Manborg The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Mar 25, 2017
Ep. #226 - Max Steel
01:40:13

We discuss a movie from last year that flopped so badly that Elliott refuses to believe it exists: Max Steel. Meanwhile Dan sings a Carmen Sandiego duet, Stuart gives his fish-based SNL audition, and Elliott texts a lot.

Wikipedia synopsis for Max Steel

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Neon Demon The Devils The Lobster

Mar 18, 2017
Ep. #225 - Max Magician and the Legend of the Rings
01:51:32

Why is this movie not in Smalltember? Well, Stu said he wanted to watch Max Magician for his birthday, and we all said "fuck it." Meanwhile Dan doesn't know which corpse to punch, Elliott suggests an alternate course for Teen Wolf, and Stu has no pants.

NO WIKIPEDIA SYNOPSIS for this film. Does it EVEN EXIST?

Movies recommended in this episode:

Moonlight The Edge of Seventeen Lost Soul My Night at Maud's

Mar 04, 2017
Ep. #224 - Zoolander 2
01:40:29

 

We think this one broke Elliott, guys. We watched the only film Leonard Maltin walked out on: Zoolander 2. Meanwhile Dan totally nails a Mario impression, Stuart decides which Roger Rabbit weasel he is, and Elliott admits his fedora-wearing past.

Wikipedia synopsis for Zoolander 2

Movies recommended in this episode:

A Shot in the Dark Postcards from the Edge Love & Anarchy

Feb 18, 2017
Ep. #223 - The Last Witch Hunter
01:43:02

We discuss The Last Witch Hunter. All other witch hunters presumably having been herded into the sea by the Red Bull. Meanwhile Meanwhile Elliott explains man-witches, Dan looks to an extreme James Bond to save a wounded nation, and Stuart is obsessed with billiards.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Last Witch Hunter

Movies recommended in this episode:

Help Session 9 I Married a Witch

Feb 04, 2017
Ep. #222 - Home Sweet Hell
01:45:02

We have a homecoming to Katherine Heigl (a heiglcoming? no.) with a movie that truly no one remembered existed but Dan, Home Sweet Hell. Meanwhile Stuart gives us his SNL audition, Dan explains the secret origin of Georgian cuisine, and Elliott plays the game show that's sweeping the nation.

Wikipedia synopsis for Home Sweet Hell

Movies recommended in this episode:

Pennies from Heaven Manchester by the Sea Phantasm Wishmaster

Jan 21, 2017
Ep. #221 - Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
02:02:51

This is a big one folks. Batman v. Superman v. The Flop House. Meanwhile Stuart makes it very clear this is not your daddy's anything, Dan does a dead-on Katherine Hepburn, and Elliott reveals how Nicholas Cage rents softcore pornography.

Wikipedia synopsis for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Gate Fanny and Alexander Moonlight

Jan 07, 2017
Ep.#220 - The Trust
01:44:37

Cagemas comes but once a year. Will Saint Nicholas Cage bring us something glorious or another lump of coal for our cinematic stockings? We discuss The Trust. Meanwhile, Stuart reveals his testicle-based library habits, Elliott explores Paul Verhoven's love for California Dreams, and Dan solos on the hot sax.

Wikipedia synopsis for The Trust

Movies recommended in this episode:

Hell or High Water Elle Outcast of the Islands

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

Dec 24, 2016
Ep. #219 - Saving Christmas
01:35:52

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.

Dec 10, 2016
Ep. #218 - Nine Lives
01:57:45

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.

Buy tickets for the FLOP HOUSE LIVE SHOW.

Nov 26, 2016
Ep. #217 - Independence Day: Resurgence
01:59:55

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

Nov 12, 2016
Ep. #216 - The Gallows
01:53:11

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

Oct 29, 2016
Ep. #215 - The Lazarus Effect
01:49:21

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

Oct 15, 2016
Ep.# 214 - Victor Frankenstein
01:44:03

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

Oct 01, 2016
Ep. #213 - Christian Mingle
01:49:40

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

Sep 17, 2016
Ep. #212 - No Depo$it
01:32:47

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

Sep 03, 2016
Ep. #211 - Godzilla (1998)
01:41:05

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.

Aug 20, 2016
Ep.# 210 - Fantastic Four LIVE
00:55:41

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.

Aug 06, 2016
Ep. #209 - Pay the Ghost
01:37:35

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.

Jul 23, 2016
Ep.# 208 - Norm of the North
01:22:07

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.

Jul 09, 2016
Ep.#207 - The Boy
01:22:29

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

Jun 25, 2016
Ep.#206 - The Choice
01:34:09

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

Jun 11, 2016
Ep. #205 - Gods of Egypt
01:24:08

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

May 28, 2016
Ep. #204 - We Are Your Friends
01:29:34

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

May 14, 2016
Ep. #203 - Look Who's Talking Now
01:29:28

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

Apr 30, 2016
Ep. #202 - Burnt
01:26:46

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 FridayMcCabe and Mrs. Miller The Tin Drum

Apr 16, 2016
Ep. #201 - Vice
01:25:58

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 Room10 Cloverfield LaneThe Forbidden Room

Apr 02, 2016
Ep. #200 - Nothing but Trouble
02:12:51

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 StingWitchtrapBroadcast NewsThe Housemaid

Mar 19, 2016
Best of the Flop House 2: Ep. 76-125
00:41:14

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

Mar 14, 2016
Ep. #199 - Jem and the Holograms
01:22:18

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 WestMiller's CrossingCria Cuervos

Mar 05, 2016
Ep. #198 - The Cobbler
01:29:22

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 Chi-Raq

Feb 20, 2016
Ep. #197 - Seventh Son
01:26:15

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 RangeDiary of a Teenage GirlMiddle of Nowhere

Feb 06, 2016
Ep. #196 - Aloha
01:11:29

Will Cameron Crowe ever rebound from his Elizabethtown slump? Probably not with the even-worse Aloha. Meanwhile, Dan calls out famed painter Leonardo Da Vinci, Elliott can't remember the rich Bazooka Joe cast of characters, and Stu engages in something that's definitely a bit.

Movies recommended in this episode:

It's Such a Beautiful DaySicarioClass of 1984

Jan 23, 2016
Flop House CLASSIC FAVORITE - Bullet to the Head
01:06:15

If you're a new listener, here's a good place to start!

Jan 14, 2016
Ep. #195 - The Golden Child
01:47:03

It's a super-sized, super-fun, super-technical-glitch-filled CONTEST WINNER SELECTION EPISODE! Tom Horstmann requested that we watch the 1986's The Golden Child, AKA "Don't worry about rewriting the screenplay; Eddie Murphy can improvise any action movie into a comedy!" Meanwhile Stuart uncovers the racist motives of the BK Kids Club, Elliott takes down beloved dead comedian Bill Hicks, and Dan advocates the Morvern style of menswear.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Man UpThe Hateful EightComing to America

Jan 09, 2016
Ep. #194 - Outcast
01:30:38

For this year's Cagemas we honor both the kindly St. Nicholas Cage, and Star Wars by picking the Cage-Hayden Christiansen joint, Outcast. Meanwhile, Stuart does an ad for Clearasil, Elliott contributes his worst Popeye, and, yet again, Stu and Elliott interrupt Dan when he's trying to do something nice for other people. Merry Cagemas.

Special Cagemas and Cagenuka themes courtesy of Jonathan Biegen.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Big Short Magic Mike XXL Bone Tomahawk

Dec 26, 2015
Ep. #193 - United Passions
01:29:16

On this episode we uncharacteristically talk sports, specifically futbol, as we watched the definitely-not-about-a-corrupt-organization FIFA film, United Passions. And who better to join us as we wade into these unfamiliar waters than sports expert and Flop House nemesis, David Kalan.  Elliott introduces us to the American Bean Council mascot, Stuart coins an all-new word, Dan instructs you on sportsball Fisher Stevens cosplay, and David tells us a fascinating story about Executive Decision.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Shaolin SoccerSteve JobsThe Battered Bastards of BaseballBeasts of No NationSicarioBeau Geste

Dec 12, 2015
Ep. #192 - Chappie
01:35:28

Remember when Chappie fever swept the country, with all those pet Chappies, and tickle-me-Chappies? Meanwhile, Elliott describes a literary-technique-based dystopian future, Stuart continues to explain the Internet, and Dan just checks out for a while. Like, he totally doesn't talk for seven minutes or something. Sorry, it was a long week.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Dead or AliveDrunk, Stoned, Brilliant, DeadWifePremonition Following an Evil Deed

Nov 28, 2015
Ep. #191 - Men, Women & Children
01:31:42

Think you're too good for the Oxford comma, Men, Women & Children? WELL WE'RE TOO GOOD FOR YOU. Meanwhile Stu explains "X-Men nudity," Dan makes a call for an annotated Flop House, and Elliott explains the music your kids' kids are gonna love. Oh, and also there's a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.

Movies recommended in this episode:

SpectreGrandmaThe Ipcress FileRazorback

 

Nov 14, 2015
Ep. #190 - Ouija
01:33:12

Every Shocktober must come, sadly, to an end, but not without our longest (and best?) episode of the month. Dan Macabre, Booart Skellington, and Elliott Killin' are joined by Hellie Haglund to discuss "Ouija," the movie that captures the thrill of moving a piece of wood across a board. Meanwhile Stuart discovers the double-meaning to House II, Dan expands his masterful celebrity impression repertoire, which turns the tables on interrupting Elliott, and Hallie insists that Ingmar Bergman was a breast man.Movies recommended in this episode:SecondsCreepMy Best FiendGinza CosmeticsThanks for all the inquiries about the health of Lulu, Dan's cat. Unfortunately, he and Sarah had to put her to sleep after 12 love-filled years. Her suffering is over, and now she's sniffing Hallie's boots in heaven. We miss her.

Oct 31, 2015
Ep. #189 - Deliver Us from Evil
01:29:29

No show notes because Dan is busy nursing a sick cat.

Oct 17, 2015
The Great Switcheroo! Adventure Zone Flop House Takeover
01:05:15

As part of the MaxFun Great Switcheroo, Justin, Travis, Griffin, and Merle McElroy of The Adventure Zone have taken on Leprechaun: Origins. Meanwhile, if you want to hear the Original Peaches (plus guest star Zhubin Parang) you can find them playing D&D over at The Adventure Zone!

Oct 10, 2015
Ep. #188 - Unfriended
01:16:29

It's the most magical time of the year! SHOCKTOBER! And this year we're kicking off with the millenials-on-a-computer-screen shocker "Unfriended." Meanwhile, Dan reads movie ad copy, Elliott talks Quidditch injuries, and Stuart reveals his poop fears.Movies recommended in this episode:The VisitThe Leopard ManThe Late Show

Oct 03, 2015
Ep. #187 - Fateful Findings
01:21:52

No show notes on account of Emmys.

Sep 19, 2015
Ep. #186 - Guardian of the Highlands
01:26:58

No show notes this week.

Sep 05, 2015
Ep. #185 - Grace of Monaco
01:19:29

Straight from Cannes to Lifetime (TM), it's the Grace Kelly biopic, Grace of Monaco. Meanwhile Elliott has a surprisingly deep well of Saved by the Bell knowledge, Dan speculates about Curly's gold, and Stuart finds a new way to leave Dan out of things.Movies recommended in this episode:The DropProject NimObvious Child

Aug 22, 2015
Ep. #184 - Drive Hard
01:14:40

Take two faded stars, put them in an Aussie C-picture, and encourage them to improvise wildly, and what do you get? The oddly compelling Drive Hard. Meanwhile Elliott improves various movies by adding a little vitamin C(age), Dan reveals what the H.P. in H.P. Lovecraft stands for, and Stuart almost gets Billy Joel lyrics right.Movies recommended in this episode:My Brilliant CareerBreaker MorantThe Dirty DozenThe Interview (1998)

Aug 08, 2015
The Flop House EXTRA: Best of the First 75 Episodes
00:53:22

Some of the top bits and tangents from the first 75 episodes, suggested by fans. Apologies for the sound quality on some of these -- it was early on and we were learning.

Aug 01, 2015
Ep. #183 - Left Behind
01:18:28

Show notes canceled on account of SUMMER.

Jul 25, 2015
Ep. #182 - Strange Magic
01:07:40

In this episode, Jordan Morris of terrific MaxFun sister podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! stops by to co-host while Elliott's in England, a move he immediately regretted when we watched Strange Magic. Meanwhile, Dan explains the proper way to drink beer, Stuart evinces his disdain for improv, and Jordan displays his surprisingly deep knowledge of Three Ninjas.

Movies recommended in this episode:The Super CopsThe OvernightResults

Jul 11, 2015
Ep. #181 - Jupiter Ascending
01:12:56

Will the guys who liked Speed Racer also enjoy the Wachowski sibling's most recent critical flop, Jupiter Ascending? Meanwhile Elliott debuts his new bumper sticker, Dan boringly digresses about The Three Investigators, and Stuart explains why, when incarcerating someone, you should really take their rocket boots.Movies recommended in this episode:CreepFlash GordonBarbarellaThe Visitor

Jun 27, 2015
Ep. #180 - CBGB
01:10:30

Detailed show notes abandoned this week, as Dan and Elliott are winging their way to Montreal for a wedding!

Jun 13, 2015
Ep. #179 - Mortdecai
01:19:26

Hoo boy does Johnny Depp certainly have a mustache in Mortdcai!  Meanwhile Dan reads copy off a beer for some reason, Elliott invites George Lucas to stop by, and Stuart recommends a surprising film.Movies recommended in this episode:Mad Max: Fury RoadNeed for SpeedStuart Wellington mystery recommendation

May 30, 2015
Ep. #178 - 50 Shades of Grey
01:16:01

In the words of Homer Simpson, we've got a hankerin' for some spankerin', as we discuss 50 Shades of Grey.  Meanwhile Stuart delivers a eulogy for the rappin' granny, Elliott explains the laziness of British elocution, Dan reveals a porn tale from his past, and we include perhaps our best outtakes ever.Movies recommended in this episode:What We Do in the ShadowsLucyDownhill Racer

May 16, 2015
The Flop House: Episode #177 - Dracula: Untold
01:13:54

We've seen him 3D, but are we ready for Dracula: Untold? Meanwhile Stuart demonstrates his innovative mixology, and Elliot and Dan reveal the surprising Dracula-centric details of the Mad Men finale.Movies recommended in this episode:Donnie BrascoSpringDracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

May 02, 2015
Ep. #176 - The Boy Next Door
01:15:56

It's the moment that the bad movie cognoscenti have been waiting for, as we discuss The Boy Next Door. Meanwhile, Stuart explains the "character" he plays, Dan becomes a proponent of the female gaze, and Elliott describes some of the lesser-known sexually explicit Disney cartoons of the 60's.Movies recommended in this episode:CitizenfourFaultsIt Follows

Apr 18, 2015
Ep. #175 - Winter's Tale
01:16:31

We return to the "romantic fantasy" genre that served us so well (?) with Upside Down as we discuss the Colin Farrell vehicle, Winter's Tale. Meanwhile, Dan explains Aerosmith's magic powers, Elliott implores a horse to help him make his booty call, and Stuart wonders whether he was the one in Spaceballs.

Movies recommended in this episode:Run All NightIt FollowsLove Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator

Apr 04, 2015
Ep. #174 - That Awkward Moment
01:18:40

It's the MaxFun drive! And, though Stu is in Puerto Rico, we pulled out the big guns with a return appearance by Hallie Haglund! She adds some much needed perspective to the asshole-dude-based RomCommery of That Awkward Moment. Meanwhile Elliott reveals his hatred of smooth men who have a lot of sex, Dan is, yet again, accused of racism, and Hallie can't get over the similarity between our lead actress and farts.Movies recommended in this episode:Cold in JulyAll Good ThingsMan is Not a Bird

Mar 21, 2015
Ep. #173 - Transcendence
01:10:51

Turns out that being Christopher Nolan's cinematographer is not the same thing as being Christopher Nolan, as we found out when we endured Transcendence. Meanwhile Elliott explains Dan's unusual way of reading, Stuart has a Transmorphers flashback, and Dan sings a little cow opera.

Movies recommended in this episode:The Evil ClergymanThe Woman on the BeachSunshine

Mar 07, 2015
Episode #172 - Dorothy's Return
01:38:12

There's just something about a terrible kids' movie that brings out the best (?) in us, so we dive headfirst into the CGI flop Legends of OZ: Dorothy's Return. Meanwhile, Stuart gives important advice to our kidnapped listeners, Dan inadvertently pitches the new hit movie "Uncatchable," and Bizzarro Elliott makes an appearance.

Movies and TV recommended in this episode:

SorcererWildLogan's Run

Feb 21, 2015
Episode #171 - No Good Deed
01:21:44

Flop House repeat offender Idris Elba romances Taraji P. Henson in the Valentine's Day favorite No Good Deed. Wait, did we say "romances?" We meant "terrorizes." Meanwhile Elliott tells us of James Bond films of the future, Dan tries to play a game of Radio Zork, and Stuart introduces the new Sweet Amazing Candy Penis.Movies recommended in this episode:RomaHappy ChristmasCoherence

Feb 07, 2015
Episode #170 - Transformers: Age of Extinction
01:12:24

We will never watch anything with nearly three hour bloat again, so enjoy the special snowflake that is us talking about the most recent Bayhem, Transformers: Age of Extinction. Meanwhile, Elliott explains how to find a Transformer's clitoris, Stuart keeps on Castle Freakin' on, and sleepy Dan (sort of) returns.Movies recommended in this episode:Winter LightZRock N Roll Nightmare

Jan 24, 2015
Episode #169 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LIVE
01:16:42

Recorded on 1/9/2015 in front of a live, sold out crowd in The Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

A huge thanks to Mr. Matt Carman (1/2 of the excellent zine "I Love Bad Movies") for recording the show and making sure we sound as good as we do.

Jan 10, 2015
Episode #168 - Rage
01:12:37

Merry Cagemas everyone! The store was all out of Left Behind (well... it hasn't been released to video or streaming yet), so we got you a Rage. We hope you're not too disappointed. Meanwhile Elliott reads the Looney Tunes dinner specials, Dan reveals the medical source of his word-slurring, and Stuart just can't stop chewing. Movies recommended in this episode:NightcrawlerFoxcatcherFor a Few Dollars More9 Deaths of the Ninja

Dec 27, 2014
Episode #167 - From Justin to Kelly
01:13:16

Song of the autumn contest winner Jason MacIssac decreed that we should be subjected to legendary season-one-of-American-Idol ancillary flop From Justin to Kelly. Did he take it easy on us, or is there now a bounty on his head? Meanwhile Stuart introduces his innovative new restaurant concept, and Elliott murders Dan on air. 

Movies recommended in this episode:Inherent ViceThe Hobbit: Battle of the Five ArmiesNine Days of One Year

Dec 13, 2014
Episode #166 - Pompeii
01:08:19

A returning Flop House director guides a cast of returning Flop House stars in an eruption of mediocrity named Pompeii. Meanwhile Stu asks a provocative question about Cenobites, Elliott reveals an early draft of a Robert Louis Stevenson classic, and Dan debuts his new hit character.

Movies recommended in this episode:VolcanoHouseboundThe HurricaneThe Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Nov 29, 2014
The Flop House_ Episode #165 - Robocop (2014)
01:10:35

Detailed show notes canceled on account of Dan being sick with Mongolian death flu.

Movies recommended in this episode:The Woman ChaserShort Term 12Phase IVJohn Wick

Nov 15, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #164 - 300: Rise of an Empire
01:07:55

Thus  we enter November, the month known for having "No" theme. And, appropriately, we watched one of the most generic of modern action sequels, 300: Rise of an Empire. Meanwhile, Elliott lectures on Noid avoidance, Dan makes a public apology relating to one type of music and attacks another, and Stu makes an exciting announcement for enjoyers of comical books.

Nov 01, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #163 - Dracula 3D
01:19:07

Shocktober continues/ends with Dario Argento totally forgetting everything he knew about filmmaking (and we don't even like him that much) with Dracula 3D. Meanwhile, Dan reveals the alternate, director's cut ending to Escape (The Pina Colada Song), Elliott out-pervs the pervazoid with his demands for more nudity, and Stuart once again astounds with his facility for accents.

Movies recommended in this episode:Shadow of the VampireDuelThe Hitcher

Oct 18, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #162 - The Quiet Ones
01:30:58

BOOOOOGENS! Welcome to the first episode of SHOCKTOBER 2014 (and the first episode officially under our new podcast network, MaxFun). And because we would never Halloween trick you, instead we're treating you to a guest appearance by Hallie Haglund, sitting in with the OP's, to discuss The Quiet Ones. Meanwhile, Elliott lists all the great MaxFun podcasts, Stuart once again shows his ignorance of all things Internet, and Hallie puts Dan in his place.

Movies and TV recommended in this episode:

From BeyondThe ReturnedWitchboardThe Hidden

Oct 04, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #161 - A Talking Cat!?!
01:19:02

Smalltember continues with perhaps the smallest movie we've ever covered, the bad movie new classic "A Talking Cat!?!" Meanwhile Stuart entertains the lizard representative of Harlem, Elliott gives helpful mnemonic devices for the major German directors, and Dan does some research into the pervy past of the movie's creative team.

Movies recommended in this episode:Intimate LightingThe GuestEnemy

Sep 20, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #160 - God's Not Dead
01:17:52

The OP's are all back in action, celebrating the all-NEW made-up holiday of "Smallvember." First up, the Christsploitation film "God's Not Dead" filled with the straw-manniest straw men outside of a county fair.  Meanwhile Elliott and Detective Columbo disprove the flat Earth theory, Stuart reveals a surprising knowledge of the Christian rock genre, and Dan announces a new contest!

Movies recommended in this episode:Jodorowsky's DuneThe Last of SheilaThe One I Love

Sep 06, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #159 - Walking with Dinosaurs
01:16:38

Thanks to his series of enraged tweets on the matter, we invited comedy writer and pop culture expert Kevin Maher on the show to discuss the enragingly anthropomorphized Walking with Dinosaurs. Meanwhile Dan pervazoids up the Crypt Keeper, Kevin unleashes his dad rage, and Stuart yet again shows his understanding of America's youth.Movies recommended in this episode:Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982)Into the Woods (American Playhouse, 1991)Drinking BuddiesCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Aug 23, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #158 - Labor Day
01:08:22

No movie has sexualized pastry so much since American Pie, yet somehow Labor Day is even less erotic than Jason Biggs balls-deep in apple filling. Meanwhile Stuart does some brilliant voice work, Dan loves the versatility of DVDs, and Elliott regales the world with Tales of Ruck.Movies recommended in this episode:The Crazies (1973)The Crazies (2010)Edge of TomorrowAlan Partridge

Aug 09, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #157 - The Legend of Hercules
01:09:29

With audiences primed to be disappointed by a new Hercules movie in theaters, why not be like the Peaches and be disappointed by The Legend of Hercules in the comfort of your own home. Meanwhile Elliott tells us the secrets of the ancient Greek hamburger, Dan has uncanny recall for old Disney cartoons, and Stuart tells sad tales of British totty.Movies recommended in this episode:SnowpiercerThe Lego MovieThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire12 Years a SlaveMuppets Most Wanted Jack Ryan: Shadow RecruitDogtoothZ

Jul 26, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #156 - 3 Days to Kill
01:07:18

Producer Luc Besson and director McG made a bet about the number of tones they could cram into 3 Days to Kill, and the audience lost. Meanwhile Elliott does his classic "2000 Year-Old Killer" routine, Dan gets more inappropriately sexual than ever before, Stu introduces the concept of a "neck baby," and TVs Jessica Williams stops by, because why the heck not?Movies recommended in this episode:The LimeyThey Came TogetherObvious ChildThe Sea Wolf

Jul 12, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #155 - Last Vegas
01:10:47

We discuss Last Vegas, which is, of course, a documentary from the far future about the time the elderly Original Peaches and friend went to Las Vegas. Meanwhile Dan unveils his totally original, copyrighted concept, Elliott reveals how he does creep research, and Stu pulls out a letters surprise.Movies recommended in this episode:Stop Making SenseLolaStakeland

Jun 28, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #154 - I, Frankenstein
01:12:40

Yes, Elliott, it should be called I, Frankenstein's Monster, but that doesn't change the fact that we watched I, Frankenstein. Meanwhile Elliott reveals the secret sex fetishes of Archie Comics characters, we learn Stuart's nicknames, and Dan asks the big metaphysical questions.Movies recommended in this episode:The GrannyThe Wages of FearDeceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky JayWhat's the Matter With Helen?

Jun 14, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #153 - G.I. Joe: Retaliation
01:21:05

Despite being one of the more nothing movies we've ever watched, we somehow crap out what we believe to be our longest episode with G.I. Joe: Retaliation. It's a living. Meanwhile, Dan and Elliott explain what "G.I. Joe" means, and develop President Ziggy, and Stuart reveals he's an evil land developer.Movies recommended in this episode:Raising CainVideodromeDeath Rides a Horse

May 31, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #152 - Easy Rider: The Ride Back
01:17:28

We discuss Easy Rider: The Ride Back, an object lesson in why you should never let a movie's sequel rights lapse. Meanwhile Dan explains the Flop House fan caste system, Elliott puts the "bar" in barter, and Stuart knows nothing about robots.Movies recommended in this episode:Blade IIThe EastMy Dinner With Andre

May 17, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #151 - Any Which Way You Can
01:08:07

1980 was a simpler time, when you could put Clint Eastwood together with an orangutan, not bother to come up with a story, and release it as a major motion picture called Any Which Way but Loose (check out We Hate Movies doing the first film in the "Clint goes ape" series, Every Which Way but Loose HERE). Meanwhile Dan runs through several impeccable celebrity impressions, Elliott explains a rare sex act, and Stu discusses what orangutans did to get orangutan news before Google alerts.Movies recommended in this episode:Blue RuinI Saw the DevilShock Corridor

May 03, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #150 - Grudge Match
01:07:00

Hey remember those DeNiro and Stallone boxing movies you loved? This is also... a movie.

We talk about Grudge Match, the movie that pretends DeNiro has a chance against steroidal Stallone. Meanwhile Dan discusses Kevin Hart's need to do only Kevin-branded movies, Elliott uncovers Sean Connery's strange belief he's in every movie, and one of Stu's relatives makes an unexpected appearance. Movies recommended in this episode:The Set-UpUnder the SkinThe Raid 2

Apr 19, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #149 - Paranoia
01:06:24

Han Solo vs. Commissioner Gordon sounds awesome, until you realize the star of Paranoia is actually a Hemsworth brother. And not the good one. Meanwhile Elliott doubles down on the size of Gary Oldman's penis, Stuart disturbs us by talking about intimate times and Dan introduces the notion of a California Raisins fetish. A note: in this episode Dan confuses Baba Yaga with Strega Nona. Movies recommended in this episode:The Grand Budapest HotelThe VisitorThe Sweet Smell of Success

Apr 05, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #148 - Gangster Squad
01:08:17

Uh, one question, boss: Doesn't Gangster Squad kind of sound like WE'RE the Gangsters?We return to a big, old-fashioned Hollywood flop with Gangster Squad, the movie that takes a bunch of good actors and a promising director and churns out a film thats absurd and deadly dull by turns. Meanwhile Elliott gives Hoagie Carmichael gift advice, Stuart comes out for cast awareness, and Dan is tired and really doesn't keep up his end of the co-hosting duties. This episode brought to you by the letter "H."Movies recommended in this episode:The Roaring TwentiesThe Friends of Eddie CoyleManhunterGrand Piano

Mar 22, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #147 - Devil's Pass AND Awards Floptacular
01:07:49

The solution to "Devil's Kidney Stone."

In which Dan makes the mistake of thinking that, because Renny Harlin directed Devil's Pass, it would be crazy and weird, rather than draggy and significantly more boring than reading the Wikipedia page about the real Dyatlov Pass incident. Then, we forgo letters and recommendations to offer a condensed version of our usual Awards Floptacular, because no one (including us) really cared much about the Awards Floptacular anyway.

Mar 08, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #146 - B*A*P*S
01:09:43

Sort of like M*A*S*H, but not about the army and terrible.Consider our debt to "He's the Housecat (Arthur's Theme)" music video contest winner Dan Costales paid in full! Was it worth it Dan? Was if worth the pain you caused, making us watch the pre-Oscar Halle Berry racist stereotype comedy "B*A*P*S?" Meanwhile Elliott continually implies Martin Landau is a vampire, Stuart reveals how all males are sexually threatened by him, and Dan suggests that the Crypt Keeper should've come up with a better B*A*P*S twist. Movies recommended in this episode:The LEGO MovieBeauty is Embarrassing The Sea WolfThe Professionals

Feb 22, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #145 - R.I.P.D.
01:10:28

Ryan Reynolds' abs are RIPD like lettuce.

We ease Elliott back into the Flop House groove with a movie right in our wheelhouse: the Men in Black/Ghostbusters-lite disaster R.I.P.D. Meanwhile Dan introduces the concept of ghost hats, Elliott uses the new recording space for its foley possibilities, Stu rails against shark-drummer racism, and the whole gang does their impeccable Boston accents.Movies recommended in this episode:Who's That Knocking at My DoorSudden DeathRay Harryhausen: Special Effects TitanCaptain Phillips

Feb 08, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #144 - Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
00:58:55

First confession: she peed in the pool.

Hallie closes out her monthlong residency subbing for the newly-dad-ified Elliott with a doozy. It's Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. Meanwhile Stu can't seem to pronounce Kim Kardashian correctly, Dan advertises his new calendar concern, and Hallie outlines a proper musical exercise routine.

Media recommended in this episode:True DetectiveYou're NextLovelace

Jan 25, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #143 - Battle of the Year
01:05:17

It's the Flop House crew vs. the Dream Team in an all-out dance/bad movie fight to the finish, as we discuss Battle of the Year. Meanwhile, Stu challenges our missing co-host for synopsis supremacy, Dan discusses Vincent Van Gogh's battle with his own body, and Hallie drops the world's best rooster pun.

Jan 11, 2014
The Flop House: Episode #142 - Getaway
01:10:38

Go away, Getaway

Hawkey Holidays to all the little Flop House boys and girls. Your present is the movie-length chase scene Getaway.  Meanwhile,  Dan takes on the liberal media, Stuart gives one of his patented Flop House asides, and Elliott reminds us all of Dorf's amazing performance in Don't Look Now.Movies recommended in this episode:The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThe GetawayRoninThe Ballad of Cable HogueOur Town

Dec 28, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #141 - Last Ounce of Courage
01:15:41

You can have my Christmas when you pry it from my cold dead hand.

Hey, remember when we all used to celebrate Christmas? Last Ounce of Courage takes us back to that magical time.  Meanwhile,  Stu is upset at the way Wolverine treated his Christmas gift, Dan fails to have perspective about his knee, and Elliott reveals the Jesus/Ducktales crossover.

Movies recommended in this episode:TargetsStokerMy Name is Nobody

Dec 14, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #140 - After Earth
01:07:15

JAYDEN WILL BE RECOGNIZED.

It's the movie they tried to pretend M. Night Shyamalan had nothing to do with: After Earth.  Meanwhile,  Elliott introduces us to the Crypt Keeper's brother, Stuart meets his Phantasm hero, and Dan just needs to explain a few things first.

Movies recommended in this episode:Bad MiloBlue is the Warmest Color99 River Street

Nov 30, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #139 - Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
01:13:04

Two is the Cloneliest Number

The three peaches spend this episode cloning around about Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, as part of a podcrawl with Read it and Weep (who took on Episode I) and Proudly Resents (who will be taking on Episode III).  Meanwhile, Dan's space gaydar is misaligned, Elliott explains the proper way to steal a cake, and the greatest secrets of Stuart's nerdiness are revealed.

Movies recommended in this episode:War WitchInside Llewyn DavisNightwatch

Nov 16, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #138 - Foodfight!
01:15:09

Simulates a real Foodfight, in that it leaves you pained, sticky, and wanting to vomit.

Hey, you guys ever think to yourself, "I like Toy Story, but I wish it could be more commercial, ugly, and frenetic?" Welcome to Foodfight! Meanwhile, Dan points out the movie's one "goof," Stuart brings it back to "Just One of the Guys," and Elliott introduces his new "Southern Tin Tin Enthusiast" character.

Movies recommended in this episode:GojiraThe Last UnicornWalker

Nov 02, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #137 - The Purge
01:11:40

Sequel to "The Binge"

Hey guys, who do you think you're gonna murder during The Purge this year? Meanwhile, Dan argues for greater creativity in purge-crime, Elliott introduces "Spoiler Alert Rod Serling," and Stuart makes us all uncomfortable with his sudden surge in the perv ratings.Movies recommended in this episode:The Phantom of the OperaNight of the DemonsThe GrannyGravityMad Love

Oct 19, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #136 - ATM
01:10:26

Really captures the boredom of waiting at the ATM.

Thank you ATM for blowing the lid off the all-too-common crime of ATM serial killing. Meanwhile, Stuart discovers the concept of the spoiler alert, and Elliott and Dan trade impressions of one of the most oft-imitated voices in Hollywood usurping the signature role of another most-imitated-voice in Hollywood.Movies recommended in this episode:BelowAmerican MaryPersonaIn the Mouth of Madness

Oct 05, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #135 - Olympus Has Fallen
01:09:12

Help, Olympus Has Fallen, and it can't get up!

(No detailed notes this week, because 2/3 of the Original Peaches are in Los Angeles this weekend, including the one who writes the show notes and really should be packing RIGHT NOW.)

Sep 21, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #134 - Upside Down
01:10:18

Unfortunately not the sequel to Topsy-Turvy.

Upside Down is a movie about two young lovers from planets with reverse gravity, and we somehow make it through the whole episode without making a joke about 69-ing. Meanwhile, Stuart gets his annual review, Dan can't stop getting all science-y, Elliott discusses auto-erotic time travel, and... we'll let you enjoy the surprise.

Sep 07, 2013
The Flop House_ Episode #133 - Bullet to the Head
01:06:15

More accurately, bullet "in" the head, and then quickly "out" of the head.

Walter Hill has made several great movies in his career. Is Bullet to the Head one of them? Meanwhile, Stuart unveils a new impression in his repertoire, Dan inspires a discussion about the horrors of gorilla sex, and Elliott keeps missing our special celebrity guest.Movies recommended in this episode:Big Brown EyesThe Queen of VersaillesClose Up

Aug 24, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #132 - Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
01:08:31

The prequel to Teen Witch (we assume).

Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters was produced by Adam McCay, so it was clearly meant as a goof, but is that enough? Meanwhile, Elliott makes an indecent proposal, Dan reveals a startling breadth of knowledge regarding Misty Mundae's acting career, and Stuart lays down the pun laws. Also, the OP's receive the GREATEST GIFT IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.

Aug 10, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #131 - Marmaduke
01:07:31

We hope the psychic damage we endured was worth it do you guys: we finally caved and watched Marmaduke. Meanwhile, Elliott reveals Marmaduke's historical shenanigans, Stuart's Pacific Rim review gets scatological, and Dan would be indulging in blatant Parade-pandering with his Howard Huge reference, if we hadn't recorded before they endorsed us.0:00 - 0:30 - Introduction and theme.0:31 - 41:38 - Wait, this ISN'T a movie about a duke made out of marmalade?41:39 - 42:17 - Final judgments.41:18 - 43:47 - Some brief shout-outs to our podcast friends.43:48 - 55:06 - Flop House Movie Mailbag55:07 - 1:05:42 - The sad bastards recommend.1:05:43 - 1:07:31 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Jul 27, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #130 - The Scarlet Letter
01:08:11

Ebert was right about you.

0:00 - 0:29 - Introduction and theme.0:30 - 8:00 - We take a long time to reveal something that's revealed in the episode title.8:01 - 40:09 - Nathaniel Hawthorne's timeless classic about bath voyeurism.40:10 - 42:01 - Final judgments.42:02 - 1:00:534 - Flop House Movie Mailbag1:00:35 - 1:05:53 - The sad bastards recommend.1:05:54 - 1:08:11 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Jul 13, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #129 - A Good Day to Die Hard
01:06:23

Yippee ki-yay, mother floppers.

0:00 - 0:33 - Introduction and theme.0:34 - 39:03 - An old man goes to Russia and crashes a lot of cars.39:04- 43:35- Final judgments.43:36- 47:14- A word from our sponsor.47:15 - 1:00:59 - Flop House Movie Mailbag1:00:01 - 1:04:41 - The sad bastards recommend.1:04:42 - 1:06:22 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Jun 29, 2013
The Flop House Movie Minute - LIVE SHOW EXCERPT
00:06:44

A little something extra from our Jaws: The Revenge live screening

Jun 22, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #128 - Red Dawn
01:03:35

WOOOOLVERIIIINES!

0:00 - 0:32 - Introduction and theme.0:33 - 36:26 - North Korea would've gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids!36:27 - 37:47- Final judgments.37:48- 43:47 - A word from our sponsor.43:48 - 57:32 - Flop House Movie Mailbag57:33 - 1:02:11 - The sad bastards recommend.1:02:12 - 1:03:34 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Jun 15, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #127 - Safe Haven
01:06:20

Oh Nicholas Sparks, you're the creepiest!

APOLOGIES for the audio issues in this episode -- specifically Dan's ear-splitting levels. It does get (somewhat) better as the episode goes on.0:00 - 0:48 - Introduction and theme.0:33 - 39:54 - You play a good game, Butler! But do you play... for KEEPS?39:55 - 40:13- A barely-there final judgments.40:14- 43:47 - A word from our sponsor.43:48 - 58:15 - Flop House Movie Mailbag58:16 - 1:04:42 - The sad bastards recommend.1:04:43 - 1:06:19 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Jun 01, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #126 - Playing for Keeps
01:04:12

The Butler did it.

0:00 - 0:32 - Introduction and theme.0:33 - 34:16 - You play a good game, Butler! But do you play... for KEEPS?34:17 - 36:16- Final judgments.36:17 - 38:43 - A word from our sponsor.38:44 - 53:53 - Flop House Movie Mailbag53:54  - 1:02:17 - The sad bastards recommend.1:02:18 - 1:04:11 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

May 18, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #125 - Smiley
01:09:26

Warning: listening to this podcast may result in a Smiley attack.

0:00 - 0:32 - Introduction and theme.0:33 - 32:22 - It takes us even longer than usual to work up the enthusiasm to talk about Smiley.32:23 - 39:25- Final judgments.39:26 - 40:51- Keep on pluggin'.40:52 - 1:00:20- Flop House Movie Mailbag1:00:21 - 1:07:34 - The sad bastards recommend.1:07:35 - 1:09:25 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

May 05, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #124 - Stolen
01:09:45

NICHOLAS CA-AAAGE!

0:00 - 0:32 - Introduction and theme.0:33 - 36:00 - Some people just feel like home, y'know? Like Nic Cage in Stolen.36:01 - 38:56 - Final judgments..38:57 - 58:32 - Flop House Movie Mailbag58:33- 1:08:11 - The sad bastards recommend.1:08:12 - 1:09:45 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Apr 20, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #123 - That's My Boy
01:06:30

Boy-wise, whose would you say that is?

0:00 - 0:32 - Introduction and theme.0:33 - 36:29 - Samberg and Sandler. Together alphabetically, now together in real life.36:30 - 42:12 - Final judgments.42:13 - 44:43 - Some housekeeping and plugs.44:44 - 59:55 - Flop House Movie Mailbag59:56 - 1:05:02 - The sad bastards recommend.1:05:03- 1:06:30 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Apr 06, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #122 - Alex Cross
01:01:26

The beefy hand of justice!

0:00 - 0:32 - Introduction and theme.0:33 - 39:41- Alex Cross gonna make you jump, jump.39:42 - 43:32 - Final judgments.43:33 - 45:21 - Some brief plugs.45:22 - 55:43 - Flop House Movie Mailbag55:44 - 59:54 - The sad bastards recommend.59:55 - 1:01:25 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Mar 23, 2013
Flop House Classic - Old Dogs
00:58:25

A fan-chosen repeat of a classic episode. Enjoy re-living the misery!

Mar 12, 2013
The Flop House: Awards Floptacular 2013!
01:01:00

0:00 - 0:32 - Floptacular introduction and theme.0:33 - 27:59 - A discussion of this year's Academy Awards. Remember when those were on? Like three weeks ago? Anyone?28:00 - 34:50 - We give out the most prestigious awards in Hollywood, The Floppies.34:51 - 47:34 - A special year-in-review run of recommendations.47:35 - 59:37 - Flop House Movie Mailbag59:38 - 1:01:00 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Mar 08, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #121 - The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
01:04:10

Dan's surgery kept him from writing up detailed show notes, which is lame, we know. But come on. Between that and Oogieloves, hasn't he suffered enough?

Feb 23, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #120 - The Paperboy
01:06:55

0:00 - 0:33 - Introduction and theme.0:35 - 40:59 - When we were paperboys, we remember a lot less rough sex.41:00 - 42:38 - Final judgments42:29 - 54:32 - Flop House Movie Mailbag54:33 - 1:03:00 - The sad bastards recommend. 1:03:01 - 1:06:55 - The gang's an asshole to Dan, goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Feb 09, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #119 - The Odd Life of Timothy Green
01:03:01

0:00 - 0:34 - Introduction and theme.0:35 - 34:36 - That kid's really turning over a new leaf. A NEW LEAF. GET IT? Aaaaah, you don't get it.34:37 - 37:20 - Final judgments37:21 - 38:06 - Plugs38:07 - 54:29 - The only helpful edition of the Flop House Movie Mailbag54:30 - 1:01:28 - The sad bastards recommend. 1:01:29 - 1:03:00 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Jan 26, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #118 - Total Recall
01:05:49

0:00 - 0:33 - Introduction and theme.0:34 - 42:19 - Hey, Len Wiseman's never made a bad action film starring his wife Kate Beckensale, right? Right?42:20 - 45:14 - Final judgments45:15 - 47:30 - Plugs47:31 - 57:19 - The only helpful edition of the Flop House Movie Mailbag57:2-  - 1:04:00 - The sad bastards recommend. 1:04:01- 1:05:48 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

Jan 12, 2013
The Flop House: Episode #117 - Seeking Justice
01:08:14