Episode #127 – Safe Haven

We continue broadening our Flop horizons with Nicholas Sparks’ sure-to-be 100% ghost-free romance “Safe Haven.” Meanwhile, Elliott’s show is sponsored by the letter “M,” Dan is insulted via fanfic, and Stuart spends the episode being very tired.

APOLOGIES for the audio issues in this episode — specifically Dan’s ear-splitting levels. It does get (somewhat) better as the episode goes on.

0:00 – 0:48 – Introduction and theme.
0:33 – 39:54 – Some bullshit that’s definitely NOT about ghosts
39:55 – 40:13- A barely-there final judgments.
40:14- 43:47 – A word from our sponsor.
43:48 – 58:15 – Flop House Movie Mailbag
58:16 – 1:04:42 – The sad bastards recommend.
1:04:43 – 1:06:19 – Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

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It’s not a kiss. He’s stealing her breath like a cat.

Wikipedia synopsis of Safe Haven

Jaws: The Revenge
co-sponsored by I Love Bad Movies
Including a visit from sharkspert Matt Glasson and featuring live commentary by the Flop House gang
92Y Tribeca (MAP)
June 8 at 8pm
Tickets $12

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June 1st, 2013



  1. Jonathan Lee says:

    Oh my God Dan McCoy back up from the microphone.

  2. Wait, I didn’t know Gerard Butler was in this one, too.

  3. EmilyRSVP says:

    Point Awkward is a good name, but it’s actually set in a real place called Southport, North Carolina. Southport, North Carolina was also “I Know What You Did Last Summer” was set so this is twice that the Southport Independence Day Parade and Firework Show (which actually happens in that town in real life) has been a major and deadly plot in a film.

    So I was hoping one of you would bring up this weird thing that the romance isn’t really aided that much by the ghost of the 1st wife. I mean beyond the ghost calming down the woman after the weird bike in the middle night incident, that’s about it. Plus the ghost’s dream warning to the woman only give her a 4-second head start on her crazy Contagion husband.

  4. nanwer says:

    Why the hell is Dan so loud? This one is close to unlistenable.

  5. wildride says:

    No one is Safe; and no one is Haven.

  6. Dan McCoy says:

    There were technical difficulties. The next will be better. No need to be assholes, people.

  7. Geoff says:

    Best letter song EVER!

  8. Gerald Fnord says:

    I don’t have much acquaintance with romance novels, but I remember a critic’s comment that in such it’s the rule that only evil people aren’t absolutely besotted with the hero├»ne.

    The same critic also suggested that romance novels were emotional pornography for straight women. In it and in straight men’s porn there are two sexes, but they’re very alike: in men’s porn women seek sex in the way men do, in romance novels men seek love in the way women do. (Add an implicit ‘stereotypically’ in all instances). The net effect is that in the fantasy the opposite sex is more comprehensible.

    Beside showing-off, I mention that second idea because if you think of this movie as a porn film the fact that very little happens makes perfect sense: what would matter in a non-pornographic movie exists only to set-up the idealised emotional compatability scenes.

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