MY World OF Flops
My survey of books, television shows, musical releases, or other forms of entertainment that were financial flops, critical failures, or lack a substantial cult following
Did 9/11 sink Emeril Lagasse’s sitcom or did it fail because it was literally the worst idea ever? Read and find out!
Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway get sleazy, sordid and trippy in a notorious Florida-set flop with a twist worthy of frightmaster M. Night Shyamalan himself.
The Fresh Prince wrestles with some fresh grief in Collateral Beauty, the least plausible movie ever made.
In the first ever Case File devoted to a trailer, we do a deep dive into the coming attraction that made people think, “Hey, maybe a Sonic the Hedgehog movie in 2019 isn’t such a great idea!”
We’ve never covered a human being for My World of Flops, but failed rat-fucker and disgrace to humanity Jacob Wohl seems like a perfectly cromulent place to start.
As his empire crumbled, world class grifter and disgraced boy band Svengali Lou Pearlman made a 20 million dollar vanity project that’s astonishingly bad and self-indulgent but fascinating for the insight it provides into Pearlman’s psyche.
Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick’s 2001 fantasy horror-comedy Monkeybone was an enormous, infamous flop that suggests a cross between Beetlejuice and Being John Malkovich
Brendan Fraser month continues as we take a fond look back at 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Joe Dante’s heroic, misunderstood attempt to atone for Space Jam’s sins.
Brendan Fraser’s longtime love affair with bad CGI hit a nadir with 2010’s Furry Vengeance, which pitted him against inconsistently anthropomorphized animals in an inter-species battle royale where everyone loses, audiences most of all.
The screenwriter of Batman & Robin brought together a magical flying horsey, the Fresh Prince of Darkness and Colin Farrell as the world’s oldest wayward youth in a flop for the ages.