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Episode #426 – Boat Trip, with Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde, of our sister Max Fun podcast Maximum Film and many other projects joins us to discuss something that is, technically, a film, and not a pile of feces. But it’s a tough call! In honor of Pride Month and also Alonso’s new book Hollywood Pride, our guest pitched us some bad LGBTQ+ themed movies, and (in lieu of trashing some failed films with their hearts in the right place) we decided to critique one of the most retrograde comedies of the 2000s: motherfucking Boat Trip. Did we regret this decision? Ask us when we’re done crying and trying to wash off the stink.

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FH Mini 104 – Computer Games

Elliott quizzes the other Flop House boyz ™ about movies featuring modern society’s biggest achievement and greatest bane — computers!

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The Flop House on The Novelizers

Dan and Elliott jack into the Matrix to hijack someone else’s podcast! The Novelizers takes a beloved film, gives each scene to a TV comedy writer to┬ánovelize, and then gives those scenes to a comedian or actor to narrate. Plus interviews with the people who (may or may not have) made the original film. This episode has a chapter WRITTEN BY DAN MCCOY and READ BY JOHN HODGMAN! It also features an improvised interview with some people who “worked on the Matrix” (actually ELLIOTT KALAN and DAN MCCOY PLAYING SILLY CHARACTERS!)

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Episode #425 – The Matrix: Revolutions

We’re going into the matrix this week, in honor of Dan and Elliott’s contributions to an upcoming episode of the very funny The Novelizers podcast, where comedy writers “novelize” part of a blockbuster movie from the past — Dan wrote a “chapter” of the original The Matrix (read by our friend John Hodgman!), and he and Elliott appear on the episode playing characters who worked behind the scenes on the movie. Look for that soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this flashback discussion of The Matrix: Revolutions, our fourth-favorite Matrix movie.

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FH Mini 103 – Siskel & Ebert, with Matt Singer

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.

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Episode 424 – Baby Geniuses, with Linda Holmes

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.

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FH Mini 102 – The Films of Larry Cohen

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 friend Cristina) Stuart runs through a brief installment of Missed That Movie ™ before leading a discussion on 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!

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Episode #423 – Argylle

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!

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