The Flop House

The Flop House is a bi-monthly audio podcast, devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film just before each episode, and then engage in an unscripted, slightly inebriated discussion, focusing on the movie's shortcomings and occasional delights.

The Flop House: Episode #201 - Vice

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

Movies recommended in this episode:

Green Room
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Forbidden Room

The Flop House: Episode #200 - Nothing but Trouble

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John Hodgman

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

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Sting
Witchtrap
Broadcast News
The Housemaid

The Flop House: Episode #199 - Jem and the Holograms

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

Movies recommended in this episode:

Slow West
Miller’s Crossing
Cria Cuervos

The Flop House: Episode #198 - The Cobbler

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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

The Flop House: Episode #197 - Seventh Son

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

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

Movies recommended in this episode:

Close Range
Diary of a Teenage Girl
Middle of Nowhere

The Flop House: Episode #196 - Aloha

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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 Day
Sicario
Class of 1984

The Flop House: Episode #193 - United Passions

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David Kalan

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 Soccer
Steve Jobs
The Battered Bastards of Baseball
Beasts of No Nation
Sicario
Beau Geste

The Flop House: Episode #191 - Men, Women & Children

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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.

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Movies recommended in this episode:

Spectre
Grandma
The Ipcress File
Razorback

The Flop House: Episode #189 - Ouija

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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:

Seconds
Creep
My Best Fiend
Ginza Cosmetics

Thanks 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.

The Flop House: Episode #189 - Deliver Us from Evil

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No show notes because Dan's too busy caring for a sick cat.