6 September 2007
"Tonight on The Flop House we discuss the sentient robot film Stealth. 'Sentient' — a word I only learned how to pronounce after recording this podcast. Enjoy."
Official Show Notes Edit
"In the inaugural episode of The Flop House, the team examines Rob Cohen's fighter-plane-run-amok film Stealth. Meanwhile, Simon discusses sex toys, Stuart does some video store filing, and Dan mispronounces 'sentient' a lot. Also, the gang recommends a few things that don't suck."
Movie Summary Edit
Final Judgments Edit
“ The movie was a goddamned snore factory. ” —Simon @23:00
“ That movie’s really crappy, don’t watch it. ” —Stuart @23:20
“ I’m gonna have to agree with you both. ” —Dan @24:10
Episode Highlights Edit
Some Other Robot Movies Edit
2001: A Space Odyssey
“ I don’t know if I'm gonna make a lot of friends with this comment, but I would argue my favorite part of the movie was literally any part where you got a good look at Jessica Biel’s ass. You know, because it was really nice to look at, and it made me forget that there was a robot fighter pilot trying to kill everybody. ” —Stuart @14:45
“ Kris Kristofferson is not in this film. That’s important that I point that out. ” —Simon @16:10
Dan: What bothers me about this film is that the screenwriter credit is from W.D. Richter, best known for writing
Big Trouble in Little China
Simon: Shit, that is a good movie.
Dan: Also the 1978 version of
Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And I believe that W.D. Richter did . He was the director of that movie.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Simon: I can’t believe that
that guy wrote Stealth. I cannot believe that.
Stuart: Yeah, no...
Simon: Can’t believe it. That and
Stealth? They must have edited the shit out of that script then, before it went into production. Because I can’t believe that guy wrote that script.
Dan: They’re two of... two of my personal favorites:
Buckaroo Banzai and —
Simon: Well, I mean, because
Stealth sucked, and yet Big Trouble in Little China is really good...
Listener Mail Edit
(No mail this time, obviously.)
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) by Rachel Talalay (Dan)
The Hitcher (2007) by Dave Meyers (Stuart) Laws of Attraction (2004) by Peter Howitt (Simon)
(1987) by Fred Dekker (Stuart)
The Monster Squad The Ten (2007) by David Wain (Simon)
Simon: I like
Cinema Craptacular. Um... The Bad Film Inspectors? Dude! I really do like The Bad Film Inspectors as a name. I think it's a tremendous name for this show.
The Terrible Talkies! It ought to be The Terrible Talkies, or the — where is it at? — or The Bad Film Inspectors.
Stuart: Well, I like
Bad Film Inspectors.
Simon: You do? Because the idea being that we
Stuart: I mean, I think
The Flop House is like if we were actually being like serious and like: "Hey, let's name something something."
The Flop House is really good. Bad Film Inspectors just makes me wish that I had like a pair of really cool sunglasses.
Bad Film Inspectors sounds like it's a really cool comic book idea.
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