The Flop House



A comedy podcast examining the worst in recent film. With your hosts Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington.


  • Ep. #312 - Sonic the Hedgehog

    Ep. #312 - Sonic the Hedgehog

    09/05/2020 Duración: 01h59min

    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

  • FH Mini 6 - Missed That Movie! - Rusty: A Dogs Tale

    FH Mini 6 - Missed That Movie! - Rusty: A Dog's Tale

    02/05/2020 Duración: 33min

    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.

  • Ep# 311: Rambo: Last Blood

    Ep# 311: Rambo: Last Blood

    25/04/2020 Duración: 02h12s

    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

  • FH Mini 5 - More Time with Griffin

    FH Mini 5 - More Time with Griffin

    18/04/2020 Duración: 22min

    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.

  • Ep. #310 - Bloodshot

    Ep. #310 - Bloodshot

    11/04/2020 Duración: 02h21min

    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

  • FH Mini 4 - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    FH Mini 4 - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    04/04/2020 Duración: 21min

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

  • Ep. #309 - Book Club

    Ep. #309 - Book Club

    28/03/2020 Duración: 01h37min

    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

  • Ep. #308 - Verotika

    Ep. #308 - Verotika

    21/03/2020 Duración: 01h33min

    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 a

  • Ep. #307 - Holmes  Watson, LIVE!

    Ep. #307 - Holmes & Watson, LIVE!

    14/03/2020 Duración: 01h39min

    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!

  • FH Mini - No I in Team

    FH Mini - No I in Team

    07/03/2020 Duración: 17min

    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.

  • Ep. #306 - The Fanatic

    Ep. #306 - The Fanatic

    29/02/2020 Duración: 01h38min

    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!

  • FH Mini 2: Working Weak

    FH Mini 2: Working Weak

    22/02/2020 Duración: 14min

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

  • Ep. #305 - Little Italy

    Ep. #305 - Little Italy

    15/02/2020 Duración: 01h40min

    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!        

  • FH Mini #1

    FH Mini #1

    08/02/2020 Duración: 12min

    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?

  • Ep. #304 - Zarkorr! The Invader

    Ep. #304 - Zarkorr! The Invader

    01/02/2020 Duración: 01h21min

    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!

  • Ep. #303 - The Happytime Murders

    Ep. #303 - The Happytime Murders

    18/01/2020 Duración: 01h25min

    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

  • Ep. #302 - Cats

    Ep. #302 - Cats

    11/01/2020 Duración: 02h22min

    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!

  • Ep. #301 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Ep. #301 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    04/01/2020 Duración: 01h49min

    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

  • Ep. #300 - The Wicker Man

    Ep. #300 - The Wicker Man

    21/12/2019 Duración: 01h46min

    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.

  • Ep. #299 - The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

    Ep. #299 - The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

    07/12/2019 Duración: 01h35min

    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.

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