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The Flop House is a comedy podcast devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film, then engage in an unscripted discussion about the movie's shortcomings and occasional delights, while never being afraid of a pointless, silly digression or two hundred.

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The Flop House is a comedy podcast devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film, then engage in an unscripted discussion about the movie's shortcomings and occasional delights, while never being afraid of a pointless, silly digression or two hundred.

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English


Episodes
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FH Mini 103 - Siskel & Ebert, with Matt Singer

5/18/2024
We finally got our pal Matt Singer, author of the wonderful book Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever, on the show to talk about the team who defined movie criticism for a generation. Also Dan leads a silly Siskel & Ebert related half-game. Catch us LIVE in Boston! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code FLOP at Manscaped.com.

Duration:01:04:12

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Ep. #424 - Baby Geniuses, with Linda Holmes

5/11/2024
We were so happy when we learned that Linda Holmes was a fan of the show, and even HAPPIER to get her on an episode! Were we equally happy to watch Baby Geniuses? Well... you know... You can't always be happy all the time. Once you learn that, then YOU will be the true baby genius. This is the FINAL WEEKEND you can watch our SPEED 2 live show, VOD, before it goes away on Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET! But if you prefer your live shows really live, there's still stuff coming up! We’ve got some May shows for you, in Oxford, England, as well as one a July appearance in Boston! Wikipedia page for Baby Geniuses Recommended in this episode: Ratcatcher (1999) Challengers (2024) Being Two Isn't Easy (1962) Body Heat (1981) Go to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to https://www.squarespace.com/FLOP to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.

Duration:01:57:53

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FH Mini 102 - The Films of Larry Cohen

5/4/2024
Inspired by his recent trip with Dan to catch The Ambulance at a local rep screening (part of the Ridiculous/Sublime series programmed by our old pal Cristina) Stuart runs through a brief installment of Missed That Movie (tm) before leading a discussion of the works of low-middle-budget maestro Larry Cohen, he of the grabby premise and wild performances. There's much discussion of trailers to Cohen's films, so if you wanna watch, check the show notes below! If you missed the premiere of our SPEED 2 live show, fear not! You can watch (or rewatch) until Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET! And if you happen to prefer your live shows really live, we’ve got shows for you, in Oxford, England! As well as one just announced, in Boston! Links for LARRY COHEN TRAILERS! Everything discussed in this episode, plus some bonus ones! The Ambulance It's Alive It Lives Again It's Alive III: Island of the Alive God Told Me To Q: The Winged Serpent Full Moon High The Stuff A Return To Salem's Lot Maniac Cop Maniac Cop 2 Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up Phone Booth Cellular Messages Deleted Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code FLOP at Manscaped.com. Listeners can save on the perfect gift by visiting AuraFrames.com to get $30-off plus free shipping on their best-selling frame. Use code FLOP at checkout.

Duration:01:13:31

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Ep. #423 - Argylle

4/27/2024
What is the secret to Argylle?!? Is the CAT the spy? Did Taylor Swift write it?!? Is it the obvious twist that Dan guessed after a moment of thought having only seen the trailer?!? Is it that it doesn't work at all as a movie, but at least it's not as relentlessly boring as a lot of Flop House topics?!? It's definitely at least two of those things! Tonight is our SPEED 2 live show, and tickets are still available! All 3 of us will be IN THE CHAT, watching along, tonight! BUT if you can't join us, you can watch (or rewatch) until Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET! And if you happen to prefer your live shows really live? We’ve got LIVE SHOWS for you, in Oxford, England! Plus the colonies get their own NEW one, just announced, in Boston! Wikipedia page for Argylle Recommended in this episode: I'm 'George Lucas': A Connor Ratliff Story (2024) Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb (2022) Zone of Interest (2023) The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993) Get 30% off your first order, plus free shipping today at Microdose.com, promo code FLOP. Aura has a great deal for Mother’s Day. Listeners can save on the perfect gift by visiting AuraFrames.com to get $30-off plus free shipping on their best-selling frame. That’s A-U-R-A Frames.com. Use code FLOP at checkout to save.

Duration:02:12:50

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FH Mini 101 - The Razzies Are Always Wrong

4/20/2024
In honor of Elliott's long-lost blog critiquing the Oscars, and in honor of the Criterion Channel's recent "Razzie" collection, and in dishonor of the Razzies themselves, Dan guides the intrepid flop team through past winners of America's foremost bad movie awards, and why they're always wrong wrong wrong. We partnered with StagePilot to film our SPEED 2 live show as a streaming event! The debut is Saturday, April 27th at 7PM ET, and the three hosts will be IN THE CHAT at that time, BUT THERE IS ALSO A VIEWING WINDOW — watch or rewatch any time between the debut and Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET! And if you happen to prefer your live shows really live, and happen to live in or near OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you! Head to factormeals.com/flop50 and use code flop50 to get 50% off your first box plus 20% off your next box. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code FLOP at Manscaped.com

Duration:00:55:38

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Ep. #422 - Road House (2024)

4/13/2024
FINALLY after suffering through all of those bad movies, we get a treat! Patrick Swayze's Ro... what? What's that we're hearing? It's the remake? Goddamn it. Well maybe Road House 2024 will have some charms of its own. I guess y'all will need to listen to find out. We partnered with StagePilot and their talented crew to film our SPEED 2 live show as a streaming event! The debut is Saturday, April 27th at 7PM ET, and the three hosts will be IN THE CHAT watching along with viewers at that time, BUT THERE IS ALSO A VIEWING WINDOW — folks can rewatch or watch for the first time anywhere between the debut and Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET! And if you happen to prefer your live shows really live, and happen to live in or near OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you! Wikipedia page for Road House Recommended in this episode: Clifford (1994) Prison (1987) On the Silver Globe (1988) The Prowler (1951) Head to FACTORMEALS.com/flop50 and use code flop50 to get 50% off your first box plus 20% off your next box. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code FLOP at Manscaped.com.

Duration:01:53:51

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FH Mini 100! - Elliott Looks Back

4/6/2024
Elliott takes a look back at 100 Flop House minis, and that is absolutely the only thing that happens, and no special guest arrives with any particular fixation on sandworm-related science fiction. We partnered with StagePilot and their talented crew to film our SPEED 2 live show as a streaming event! The debut is Saturday, April 27th at 7PM ET, and the three hosts will be IN THE CHAT watching along with viewers at that time, BUT THERE IS ALSO A VIEWING WINDOW -- folks can rewatch or watch for the first time anywhere between the debut and Sunday, May 19 at 11:59PM ET! And if you happen to prefer your live shows really live, and happen to live in or near OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you! Go to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to https://www.squarespace.com/FLOP to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain

Duration:00:36:46

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Ep. #421 - Sonic the Hedgehog 2, with Jamelle Bouie

3/30/2024
Yet again, we steal a few hours Jamelle could be using to write something smart for The New York Times, to discuss his REAL passion: movies about hedgehogs. Yes, Sonic 2 was a big hit with mixed reviews, but how good is it really? The answer may not surprise you! Also, this is our final episode in MaxFun drive 2024 - if you were intending to join, but just forgot, there's still time! Do you live in OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you! And if you DON’T live in the UK, you can still see our SPEED 2 live show as a streaming event! Current Max Fun members should have gotten an email with a code for discount tickets. New members will get their code very soon! Wikipedia page for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Recommended in this episode: Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (1981) Immaculate (2024) Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976) Broadcast News (1987)

Duration:01:31:05

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Ep. #420 - Madame Web, with Zhubin Parang

3/23/2024
We welcome our old friend Zhubin Parang back to the main feed after years of only joining us for our FlopTales RPG series (available as bonus content for Max Fun members: join here!) -- and for such an auspicious return we had to pick an extra-special movie: Madame Web, which some have hailed as the "Cats" of superhero movies. Does it reach those heights? Who knows. But it's surely the most enjoyably-silly of Sony's Spider-Man without Spider-Man universe. We hope you enjoy it, and thanks to all who support us by becoming a member of Maximum Fun during this Max Fun Drive. Do you live in or around BROOKLYN, NEW YORK or OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you! And if you DON'T live in either of those places you can still see our SPEED 2 live show as a professionally-shot streaming event! Current Max Fun members should have gotten an email with a code for discount tickets. New members will get their code after the Max Fun Drive! Wikipedia page for Madame Web Recommended in this episode: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) Deadloch (2023) Love Lies Bleeding (2024) Testament (1983) Hit The Road (2021)

Duration:02:11:18

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Flop House 2024 BoCo TEASER!

3/20/2024
Hear a teaser of this year's bonus episode about SPAWN (1997), as well as a rundown of some of our other bonus content from the past and planned for the future, all available to Maximum Fun members who support the show at the $5 a month or more tier.

Duration:00:07:02

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Go Fact Yourself #MaxFunDrive Kick-off Spectacular featuring Jackie Kashian, Jeremy Bent, John Moe, and Dan McCoy

3/18/2024
This special network wide event is a celebration of The MaxFunDrive! If you’d like to support podcasts you love for just $5 a month and get bonus gifts in the process, go to maximumfun.org/join. We’re kicking off the most exciting time of the year for the MaxFun Network with a trivia game show featuring hosts from tons of great podcasts. J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong from “Go Fact Yourself” are joined by: Jackie Kashian -“The Jackie and Laurie Show” Jeremy Bent -“Eurovangelists” John Moe - “Depresh Mode with John Moe” and “Sleeping With Celebrities” and y'all in the Flop House feed know Dan already!

Duration:00:15:48

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FH Mini 99 - The Peach Pit Welcomes Hallie!

3/16/2024
Stuart returns from Australia to spring everyone's favorite podcast about the podcast The Flop House on an unsuspecting Hallie-- and also, somehow, muscle himself into an episode in the past? Do you live in or around BROOKLYN, NEW YORK or OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you! MaxFunDrive ends on March 29, 2024! Support our show now and get access to bonus content by becoming a member at maximumfun.org/join.

Duration:01:17:03

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Ep. #419 - Cat Person, with Hallie Haglund

3/9/2024
Stuart was antipodes-bound, for his Australian rambles, when we taped this one, but fear not! In his absence we recruited Hallie Haglund, noted STAR OF THE SHOW to discuss Cat Person with us, and thank god we did, because left to our own devices, we doubt that two dudes would be quite as effective at exploring the dissection of gender w/r/t hetero dating relationships that Cat Person brings to the table (straight from the hit New Yorker short story of the same name). Did we do it justice? Only one way to find out! Do you live in or around BROOKLYN, NEW YORK or OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you Wikipedia page for Cat Person Recommended in this episode: Waitress: The Musical (2023) One, Two, Three (1961) The River (1951) Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/FLOP. Head to Squarespace.com/FLOP for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use offer code: FLOP to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.”

Duration:02:03:34

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Ep. #418 - Cool as Ice, LIVE

3/2/2024
We're gearing up for Max Fun Drive pretty soon (3/18-29), so as a reminder of why you love us so SO much, instead of a regularly-scheduled mini we're dropping ANOTHER full live episode from our recent west coast tour! This one was taped at the Aladdin in Portland, in front of one of the hottest crowds we've ever been blessed with, discussing one of the silliest movies we've ever discussed -- the Vanilla Ice starrer Cool As Ice! Wikipedia page for Cool as Ice Here's a special, (limited time) deal for our listeners. Right now get 50% off a ONE-TIME PAYMENT FOR A LIFETIME Babbel subscription - but only for our listeners - at Babbel.com/FLOP.

Duration:01:28:10

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Ep.#417 - Exorcist: Believer

2/24/2024
It takes a brave creative team to give Exorcist II: The Heretic a run for its money as worst "Exorcist" film, but at least part two was lovably batshit and a work of care and pearsonal vision, even if that vision was really weird. Exorcist: Believer on the other hand? Oof. You'll have to listen to find out. Do you live in or around BROOKLYN, NEW YORK or OXFORD, ENGLAND? We’ve got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you! Wikipedia page for Exorcist: Believer Recommended in this episode: Sorcerer (1977) Dicks: The Musical (2023) Carrie (1952) Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/FLOP. Head to Squarespace.com/FLOP for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use offer code: FLOP to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.”

Duration:01:35:14

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FH Mini 98 - In the Public Domain

2/16/2024
Elliott uses the occasion of Steamboat Willie entering the public domain to explore other free IP we could mine for dollars. Do you live in or around BROOKLYN, NEW YORK or OXFORD, ENGLAND? We've got upcoming LIVE SHOWS for you! Get 55% off a Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/FLOP. Get 30% off your first order, plus free shipping today at Microdose.com, promo code FLOP.

Duration:00:47:32

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Flop House ANNOUNCEMENT - LIVE IN ENGLAND

2/14/2024
If you go over to https://www.flophousepodcast.com/events/ you’ll see some exciting new live shows! We’re going to the UK for the first time, with TWO shows in Oxford, England, on May 24th at Oxford Town Hall, as part of the brand new Saint Audio Podcast Festival. The early show is at 7pm and the late one’s at 9pm and we’ll be discussing different movies at each one: The Avengers (from 1998 starring Ralph Finnes and Uma Thurman), and Spice World starring the Spice Girls! So, again, go over to https://www.flophousepodcast.com/events/ for all the information and ticket links for those shows in Oxford, England on May 24th (and one in Brooklyn, NY on March 31st!)

Duration:00:06:11

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Ep. #416 - Cobra, LIVE!

2/10/2024
We're giving you one more live show from our recent west coast tour, before returning to regular "in studio" episodes next week. Please enjoy our discussion of perhaps Sylvester Stallone's grimiest, most 80's action movie, Cobra, recorded live at the Rio Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia. Wikipedia page for Cobra

Duration:01:26:57

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Ep. #415 - Gigli, LIVE from SF Sketchfest!

2/3/2024
In case you hadn't heard through one of our many annoying-but-necessary-to-our-livelihood plugs, The Flop House has been on tour! That's why, instead of getting a normal Flop House mini, on this mini-saturday, you're getting this slightly-shorter FULL EPISODE! Recorded live at Cobb's Comedy Club (who were so nice to us) as part of San Francisco Sketchfest, here's our discussion of legendary 2003 megabomb, Gigli!

Duration:00:54:33

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Ep.#414 - Kangaroo Jack

1/27/2024
We're currently on the road as part of our "Errors Tour," so we don't have many show notes other than to say for this episode we flashed back to legendary bad movie Kangaroo Jack, and it's a hot one! Want to see our faces? You have a few more days 'til the end of January to check out our season of streaming shows, FLOP TV, or you could get tickets to see us in Los Angeles on Sunday 1/28. Wikipedia page for Kangaroo Jack Recommended in this episode: Dr. Caligari (1989) The Iron Claw (2023) The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/FLOP

Duration:01:46:50