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Hops and Box Office Flops

A film podcast dedicated to the underdogs — the disasters, the bombs, the much maligned! So sit back, grab a beer, and enjoy!

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Cats – The Jellicle Pod for Jellicle Listeners

Cats – The Jellicle Pod for Jellicle Listeners

Cats ... how would one describe it? Well, quite frankly, it's a nightmarish, music-infused trip through the bizarre and ... Read more

14 Jan 2020

1hr 13mins

Ranked #2

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John Carter – A Box Office Blunder of Red Planet-Sized Proportions

John Carter – A Box Office Blunder of Red Planet-Sized Proportions

“This is one of the worst marketing campaigns in the history of movies. It’s almost as if they went out of their way to ... Read more

7 Aug 2019

1hr 26mins

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Ranked #3

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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation – A Koin-Op Kalamity

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation – A Koin-Op Kalamity

For years, Hollywood has struggled in vain to crack the code of translating popular video games to film. Most simply hav... Read more

30 Apr 2019

1hr 23mins

Ranked #4

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Batman & Robin – The Iceman Cometh! But Not for the Box Office Receipts

Batman & Robin – The Iceman Cometh! But Not for the Box Office Receipts

In 1995, a revamped and reformatted Batman made his comeback to the big screen in Batman Forever, a film that presented ... Read more

30 Mar 2019

1hr 36mins

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Headed for Hibernation?

Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Headed for Hibernation?

If there is one thing that the MCU can be blamed for, it's the rush to build a movie universe. DC tried, mostly failed, ... Read more

16 Jul 2019

1hr 18mins

Ranked #6

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Episode 5 of Game of Thrones' Final Season – I Drink and He Knows Things

Episode 5 of Game of Thrones' Final Season – I Drink and He Knows Things

Caution: This brief podcast is dark and full of spoilers. Capt. Cash and I (@Writer: TLK) break down The Bells, the penu... Read more

16 May 2019

36mins

Ranked #7

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Episodes 3 & 4 of Game of Thrones' Final Season – I Drink and He Knows Things

Episodes 3 & 4 of Game of Thrones' Final Season – I Drink and He Knows Things

Caution: This brief podcast is dark and full of spoilers. Capt. Cash and I (@Writer: TLK) break down the third (The Long... Read more

8 May 2019

34mins

Ranked #8

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The Punisher – Dear War Journal ... This Movie Owns!

The Punisher – Dear War Journal ... This Movie Owns!

Released in 2004, The Punisher marked the return of the infamous Marvel character to live action. It had been 15 years s... Read more

10 Dec 2019

1hr 21mins

Ranked #9

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The Thing – A Quintessential Carpenter Classic

The Thing – A Quintessential Carpenter Classic

John Carpenter has directed movies that redefined genres in their era—Halloween, Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Li... Read more

16 Oct 2019

1hr 11mins

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Jingle All the Way – Arnold Meets His Match ... Shopaholics

Jingle All the Way – Arnold Meets His Match ... Shopaholics

Jingle All the Way, as silly and over-the-top as it may be, is actually quite a hysterical look at the insanity of Chris... Read more

23 Dec 2019

1hr 6mins

Ranked #11

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Sudden Death – Absurdity Goes Into Overtime

Sudden Death – Absurdity Goes Into Overtime

In 1988, Die Hard—a story of an off-duty cop tasked with seemingly insurmountable circumstances—was released to both com... Read more

19 Apr 2019

1hr 12mins

Ranked #12

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Our Top-5 Comic Book Films of All Time

Our Top-5 Comic Book Films of All Time

As we've discussed on the podcast in prior episodes—such as our MCU Top-10 two-parter (Part One, Part Two)—we are living... Read more

7 Jan 2020

1hr 58mins

Ranked #13

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Superman Returns – A Failure to Launch

Superman Returns – A Failure to Launch

Nineteen years. That's how long it took for Superman to triumphantly come back to theaters. Yet just as quickly as he fl... Read more

27 Aug 2019

1hr 28mins

Ranked #14

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Battlefield Earth – Not Fit for Rat-Brain Consumption

Battlefield Earth – Not Fit for Rat-Brain Consumption

John Travolta—Scientology's original darling son—spent years attempting to bring L. Ron Hubbard's not-so-classic science... Read more

12 Nov 2019

1hr 17mins

Ranked #15

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Part Two of Our Top-10 Films in the MCU Countdown

Part Two of Our Top-10 Films in the MCU Countdown

After 11 years, 23 movies, $22.5 billion dollars in global box office (the high being Endgame with $2.7 billion and the ... Read more

20 Aug 2019

1hr 27mins

Ranked #16

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix – A Beloved Series Goes Up in Flames

X-Men: Dark Phoenix – A Beloved Series Goes Up in Flames

In 2000, 20th Century Fox’s original X-Men hit theaters. It wasn’t necessarily the only catalyst in the comic book movie... Read more

25 Jun 2019

1hr 25mins

Ranked #17

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle III – A Not So Tubular Trip through Time

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle III – A Not So Tubular Trip through Time

In the 1980s and into the 90s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a legitimate phenomenon. Based on a comic of the sa... Read more

18 Sep 2019

1hr 18mins

Ranked #18

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Episode 2 of Game of Thrones' Final Season – I Drink and He Knows Things

Episode 2 of Game of Thrones' Final Season – I Drink and He Knows Things

Each week, Capt. Cash and I (@WriterTLK) will convene to unite the Seven Kingdoms, breaking down each episode of Game of... Read more

25 Apr 2019

32mins

Ranked #19

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The 13th Warrior – Twelve Norsemen and a Spaniard

The 13th Warrior – Twelve Norsemen and a Spaniard

Tis' the season of big budget movies. The time when theaters play host to all manner of spectacle—featuring films that c... Read more

13 Jun 2019

1hr 17mins

Ranked #20

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The Series Finale of Game of Thrones – I Drink and He Knows Things

The Series Finale of Game of Thrones – I Drink and He Knows Things

Caution: This brief podcast is dark and full of spoilers. Capt. Cash and I (@Writer: TLK) return for a solemn look at th... Read more

21 May 2019

39mins

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