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"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 NotesEdit

"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 SummaryEdit

PremiseEdit

StoryEdit

Final JudgmentsEdit

  • ­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 HighlightsEdit

TangentsEdit

  • Extreme Deep Insertion

Some Other Robot MoviesEdit

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Short Circuit
  • Top Gun
  • Transformers

QuotesEdit

  • ­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.
Stuart: Still?
Dan: Also the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And I believe that W.D. Richter did The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. He was the director of that movie.
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...
— @12:40

Listener MailEdit

(No mail this time, obviously.)

RecommendationsEdit

  • 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)
  • The Monster Squad (1987) by Fred Dekker (Stuart)
  • The Ten (2007) by David Wain (Simon)

StingerEdit

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 inspect them.
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.

Simon: Bad Film Inspectors sounds like it's a really cool comic book idea.
— @29:40

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