Episode #56 – Whiteout

Tomorrow, celebrate cinematic excellence at The Oscars, but today, celebrate cinematic feculence with our discussion of Whiteout. Meanwhile, Dan gets a strong hook contender, Elliott demonstrates his punning prowess, and Amanda tells the world’s best talking doll story.

0:00 – 0:31 – Introduction and theme
0:31 – 5:00 – We reintroduce guest co-host Amanda Melson, and spend nearly five full minutes reminiscing about the New York comedy scene in a way that’s almost completely alienating to outsiders.
5:01 – 39:12 – You know your movie’s in trouble when even an ice ax-wielding killer and Kate Beckinsale in her underwear can’t generate any excitement
39:13 – 43:10 – Final judgments
43:11 – 48:00 – Flop House Movie Mailbag
48:01 – 53:48 – The sad bastards recommend.
53:49 – 54:52 – Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

If you don’t want to enter the “GIVE DAN A HOOK” contest, but still want to hear the DVD commentary we did for John Ott’s short horror film, STULL, you can just purchase the thing outright, by going here.

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March 6th, 2010



  1. BHay says:

    I didn’t realize the “Give Dan a hook” contest was still going, but since it is, here’s my entry:

    Dan’s hook should be hooks. Literal hooks.

    Dan can be the guy who has hooks for hands, a la Harold Russell from The Best Years of Our Lives. Think about it: mechanical hooks will win Dan loads of sympathy and possibly even an honorary Oscar. Plus, think of all the sound effect possibilities! Is that a serial killer at the window? Nope, just Dan’s hook scraping along a chalkboard.

    Sometimes the best ideas are the most obvious. This is one of those times. Make Dan’s hook hooks.

  2. Brian S. says:

    When is Elliott going to get his best friend, Anne Hathaway, on the show as a guest host? Not that Amanda wasn’t great as a guest. It’s just, if he’s going to continuously namedrop Anne Hathaway, he should back it up.

    Anyway, I think the “Sigh Guy” hook wins, just because it gives Elliott so much to work with.

  3. Gerald Fnord says:

    It’s not generally known that Michael Nesmith invented huffing Liquid Paperâ„¢.

  4. Bob Jase says:

    Why was this not made as a Paul Blart sequel?

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