Films on Trial
By Films on Trial
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Do you like films? Do you like debating whether a film is a cinematic triumph, or if it’s a big hot mess? Well, we’ve got a brand new podcast for you. We aim to settle those raging debates once and for all, as we put Films on Trial We’re five lads from Liverpool and each week we will act as judge, prosecution, defence and witness, as we recreate a courtroom scenario, and decide whether a much loved (or hated) film should end up on the Hit List or not. There are also regular sections on news, trailer/poster of the week, film trivia and quizzes. Plus banter, terrible impressions, musical interludes, and lots of debating.
||ExplicitRomeo and Juliet (1996)||Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo. Yes it’s Romeo and Juliet this week. Is this a film that you would die to see it one last time, or would you give it a few stabs to make sure the job is done before heading home to watch a good film?||6 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMachinist||Does an apple a day keep the doctor at bay? probably provided you eat other foods to fulfil your dietary requirements and not just an apple! Is the machinist a full portioned film, or much like its star Christian Bale is it just lacking meat on the bone||29 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHacksaw Ridge||Yes, that's right! This week we have Hacksaw Ridge on trial and the team do their best to judge the film on its own merits and not on the deplorable views and actions of its director. Can Joel convince Gav that this is a tasteful retelling of a true st||22 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Meg||The Meg is on trial this week. Has it bitten off more than it can chew? or is this a satisfying sea feast?||15 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Greatest Showman||Is it the greatest show on earth or does it make a spectacle of itself?||8 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon||Does this film soar into the sky or are there strings attached?||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIncredibles 2||Is the Incredibles 2 a super movie or is it an incredible fail?||25 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDonnie Darko||An innovative mix of sci-fi, horror and commentary on suburban life, or do we wish the world had ended 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 11 seconds sooner?||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrometheus||Is this a confused mess that probably shouldn't have been made or does it make our chests burst with happiness?||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGravity||This week the gang put Gravity on Trial. Is it interstellar or lost in space?||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMagic Mike||This week we put Magic Mike on trial. Is it magic? Or just tragic?||26 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShadow of a Vampire||Shadow of a Vampire is on trial in this episode. A great take on the vampire genre or just a pain in the neck?||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJurassic World 2||The trial of Jurassic World 2. Is it another gigantic smash hit or is it finally time to let this franchise die and fossilise?||13 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAvatar||Does it deserve to be the highest grossing film of all time or is it a hollow CGI mess?||4 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSolo: A Star Wars Story||**This episode contains SPOILERS** Gav and Ausy went to watch Solo this week. Captain Dave is this week's judge while they put it on trial. Is this going to be the best origin story in the galaxy or is Dave right to have a bad feeling about it?||31 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWatchmen||A refreshing take on the superhero genre or is DC deceiving us again?||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuicide Squad||Is this the Deadshot film everyone has been waiting for or should everyone who helped make this film be shot, dead.||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTree of Life||Is it a pretentious vanity project with no point, or a groundbreaking journey into what cinema can achieve?||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAvengers: Infinity War||***SPOILERS*** This episode contains spoilers. Please watch the film before listening to this trial. We went out to watch Avengers: Infinity War together. Then we put it on trial. Is this the action movie to end all action movies?||2 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHateful 8||This week is “The Hateful Eight”! Is it a worthy homage to classic westerns, or is it as welcome as poisoned coffee at a tea party?||23 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRampage||Is the Rock on solid ground here, or does he hit rock bottom?||15 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDeath of Stalin||Is Death of Stalin a tragic comedy, or a comedic tragedy?||10 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Dark Knight||This week The Dark Knight enters the courtroom. Has this film died a hero, or lived long enough to be a villain?||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFace/Off||Is Face/Off still an action classic or has it lost face?||26 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTomb Raider (2018)||**This episode contains spoilers** Did Tomb Raider bag the treasure or did it fall into a trap?||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBreakfast Club||It's the Breakfast Club! Is it a feast with a tasty plot, or more of a continental breakfast?||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlood Diamond||This week we put Blood Diamond on trial. Is this the film Rhianna was referring to when she told us to shine bright or is it merely a lump of worthless charcoal that failed to reach its potential?||7 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLeon||Does Leon clean up, or does it need clearing out?||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitField of Dreams||Field of dreams is on trial this week. Is this a home run or a swing and a miss?||5 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33: Bronx Tale||Should it sleep with the fishes, or is it an outstanding directorial debut by De Niro?||30 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32: Masters of the Universe||This week's film on trial is Masters of the Universe, and by all accounts, this film is truly from another world. Is it a cosmic masterpiece, or an intergalactic disaster?||23 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31: Super Mario Brothers||Does this movie really get the waters flowing, or should it be flushed down the drain?||8 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30: Pulp Fiction||Happy 2018 everyone! We are back in court this week and we've got Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction in the dock.||3 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus episode - 2017 review||The guys get together to discuss the ups and downs of films in 2017. Nothing officially on trial this week, just plenty of opinions about Star Wars and the big news stories in the movie industry this year. Back to normal scheduling on Friday!!||2 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28: Jingle all the way||This week sees the last of the Christmas specials, as Gav puts his favorite festive film on trial.||27 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: Gremlins||With two of the gang's films not making the Hit List, the Christmas spirit is low. Will Gremlins make it onto the hit list, or will it end up being put through the blender?||21 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: Trading Places||It's week 2 of Christmas Month! Also, its our Christmas day out, so because we have guests with us. this week is also a Jury special! Trading places is up in court. Is this film a Christmas classic, or does it need to trade places with a better film?||11 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation||This week is the 1st of the Christmas season, with the gang defending their favourite (underrated) Christmas films. First up on trial is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Joel acts as defence, Alex is the prosecution and Dave is the all-important||4 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: Jurassic World||This week the gang put Jurassic World on trial. Is this one of the best dinosaur action films ever made, or is it a Tyranosaurus Wreck?||27 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Titanic||This week, James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster Titanic is on trial. Is this a lost gem, or should this cinematic disaster be left undisturbed on the sea bed?||22 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford||The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is on trial this week. Should this film be talked about for generations to come, or should it be outlawed?||13 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Ghostbusters (2016)||Is the 2016 version of Ghostbusters heavenly, or a silmy mess?||6 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Rec||It's the turn of Rec to go on trial this week, with Gav prosecuting and Joel trying to defend his choice in the last of our horror season. Should it be on the hit list or put under quarantine?||4 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Demon Knight||Is Demon Knight a welcome tale to the EC Comics universe? Or should it be sealed in the crypt?||26 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: The Ring||Is The Ring the scariest film ever made, or should it be thrown down a well and forgotten about?||15 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Sleepy Hollow||This week we begin our Halloween Horror Month, where the crew pick their favourite underrated horror film to put on trial. Dave is kicking us off this week with Sleepy Hollow. Is it a Gothic horror classic or does it completely lose it's head?||11 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Blade Runner||The team take on Blade Runner this week with Dave defending and Gav prosecuting. Is it artificial and heartless or a true vision of our future?||3 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: The Notebook||Is The Notebook worth remembering or better left forgotten?||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Dracula||It's the turn of Dracula to be put on trial! Will Dave drive a stake through its heart or will Joel manage to get it eternal life on the hit list?||24 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Gattaca||It's Gattaca on trial this week; an imposter or an underdog worthy of validation?||15 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: It||In anticipation of the new It being released this week the gang are putting the 1990 version on trial, with Gav defending (and still attempting to bag his first win) and Alex trying to stop it getting on the hit list. Is it a horror classic or just a l||6 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Air Force One||Air Force One is on trial this week, with Joel putting forward his arguments for why it should be on the hit list and Dave doing his best to shoot him down.||28 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Lethal Weapon - Jury Special!||It's a jury special this week! The regular crew are joined by four jury members who will listen to the arguments and cast their vote to see if Lethal Weapon is crazy good or just too old.||24 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Tomorrow Never Dies||Tomorrow Never Dies is on trial this week. Should the gang let it live, or let it die?||22 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Spider-Man 3||This week the gang put Spider-Man 3 on trial. Is it a web-slinging classic, or does it fall down the waterspout?||17 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Starship Troopers||This week the gang put Starship Troopers on trial. Is it a sci-fi gem, or does it get lost in space?||7 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Suspiria||This week the gang put Suspiria on trial. Is it an iconic horror masterpiece, or does it fail to deliver the scares?||27 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Star Wars IV: A New Hope||This week the gang put Star Wars IV on trial. Is it a new hope, or does it have no hope at all?||26 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Con Air||This week the gang put Con Air on trial. Is it a grounded classic, or does it fly too close to the sun?||14 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: The Hangover||This week the team put The Hangover on trial. Is it a sobering comedy for the ages, or a cocktail of bad humour and worse characters?||13 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Pirates of the Caribbean 4||This week the team put Pirates of the Caribbean 4 on trial. Is it an underrated cinematic masterpiece, or a big hot mess?||12 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Alien 3||This week the team put Alien3 on trial. Is it an underrated cinematic masterpiece, or a big hot mess?||11 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Top Notch Film Review Podcast
An excellent podcast with a great mix of sincere reviews and comical comments. Just four lads from Liverpool chatting movies. Love it.
Great podcast for film lovers.
Just a bunch of mates talking movies and deciding if they are any good or not, WE ALL DO THIS. I love this podcast, very genuine! Give it a listen and follow on Twitter.
Funny honest film chat with an interesting take on film reviews
The intro to each podcast seems to sum the show up pretty well: four lads from Liverpool b*****ng about films.
The show has a good homemade feel to it. Each episode is getting better all the time as the show settles into a stride. Sound quality has improved considerably as they get more and more comfortable.
Show seems to get a more regular feel after episode 4. Big jump in sound quality after episode 10.
Funny from episode 1.
Star Wars is a good episode and It is very good too.
Well worth a listen.