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 #277 - Catwoman

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Ronny Chieng

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!

The Flop House: Episode #276 - Life Itself

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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 gum.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Hotel Artemis
Standoff at Sparrow Creek
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter

The Flop House: Episode #273 - The Humanity Bureau

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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.

Movies recommended in this episode:

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

The Flop House: Episode #272 - Pottersville

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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.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Anything Goes
Suspiria
Blindspotting

The Flop House: Episode #270 - Interview with the Vampire

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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.

Movies recommended in this episode:

First Man
The Night Comes for Us
Save the Tiger

The Flop House: Episode #267 - Dwegons and Leprechauns

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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.

Movies recommended in this episode

BlackkKlansman
Mandy
Tampopo

The Flop House: Episode #264 - The Emoji Movie LIVE

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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.

The Flop House: Episode 263 - Samson

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Jordan Morris

The Flop House: Episode #262 - Sherlock Gnomes

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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.

Movies recommended in this episode

Incredibles 2
The Purchase Price
Assassination Games
Hereditary

The Flop House: Episode #260 - Brain Smasher... A Love Story

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April Wolfe

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.

Movies recommended in this episode

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