Films on Trial

Films on Trial

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Four lads from Liverpool, talking about films
Field of Dreams
Feb 5 • 65 min
This week we have Field of Dreams on trial. Does this film hit it out of the park or should it be sent back to the dugout for striking out?
33: Bronx Tale
Jan 30 • 56 min
This week's movie is "A Bronx Tale". This coming of age story was Robert De Niro's first directorial role. Did he manage to stop A Bronx Tale being just another gangster picture that we've all seen before and bring something new to the table? Is this a…
32: Masters of the Universe
Jan 23 • 55 min
We put Heman Masters of the Universe on trial. This 1987 film tried to cash in on the successful cartoon series and the popular toy franchise but, did it do them justice? Gav and Dave discuss the Razzies and Alex tries to drum up interest for a film…
31: Super Mario Brothers
Jan 8 • 63 min
Super Mario Brothers is on trial. Did this 1993 movie do the addictive computer game justice, or should we flush it down the toilet and leave it in the sewers. We discuss the golden globes, are we about to see rise in female leading roles for blockbuster…
29: Pulp Fiction
Jan 4 • 58 min
Happy 2018 everyone! We are back in court this week and we've got Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction in the dock. Will it be worthy to go on the hit list or should it be stuck next to where Walken keeps his watches? We discuss the new Alex Garland film…
Bonus episode - 2017 review
Jan 2 • 50 min
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!!Special…
28: Jingle all the way
Dec 27, 2017 • 69 min
This week sees the last of the Christmas specials as Gav puts his favorite festive film on trial. Acting as prosecution and trying to condemn it to the shit list is Joel, whilst Dave will be playing the role of character witness. Alex is taking on the…
27: Gremlins
Dec 21, 2017 • 80 min
With two of the crews films on the shit list, the Christmas spirit is low. Will Gremlins make it onto the hit list, or will it end up being put through the blender? Dave will be doing his best to defend his choice with Gav prosecuting. There's also news…
26: Trading Places
Dec 11, 2017 • 73 min
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 on trial. This film launched Eddie Murphy's career, but is it a Christmas classic or does it need to…
25: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Dec 4, 2017 • 56 min
This week is the start of the Christmas season. Normally the films are picked at random but this week each member gets to pick a film to defend. The rest of the roles are still picked at random. This week Joel defend's National Lampoon's Christmas…
24: Jurassic World
Nov 27, 2017 • 67 min
Gav and Joel have been debating this film for a long time. Finally they put it to the ultimate test and put it on trial. Can Joel secure it on the hit list or will Gav convince Alex as judge that it should have never been brought back to life? There's…
23: Titanic
Nov 22, 2017 • 62 min
The FoT guys put the 1997 blockbuster Titanic on trial this week. Should this movie be hailed as one of cinema's great voyages or should we have let go. Dave has another week off to continue with building his scale model of the Titanic ship he was going…
22: The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford
Nov 13, 2017 • 63 min
This week Dave is on holiday so Austin steps in to provide character witness for the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Gav defends and Joel Prosecutes while Alex listens on to pass judgement. This weeks quiz: "Robber or Keeper" can…
21: Ghostbusters (2016)
Nov 6, 2017 • 74 min
Is the 2016 version of Ghostbusters heavenly or a slimy mess? The crew are on call to find out with Dave defending and Alex prosecuting this week. They discuss the Jurassic World sequel, if Wonder Woman will get any nominations for oscars, rumours of…
20: Rec
Nov 4, 2017 • 76 min
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? There's also news about the Beetlejuice remake, the new trailer…
19: Demon Knight
Oct 26, 2017 • 69 min
Is Demon Knight a welcome tale to the EC Comics universe? Or should it be sealed in the crypt? Gav puts this film forward as part of Horror Month, and will be defending it against Dave. The gang also discusses Silence of the Lambs being downgraded to a 15…
18: The Ring
Oct 15, 2017 • 70 min
Is The Ring the scariest film ever made or should it be thrown down a well and forgotten about? Alex has put this film forward as part of Horror Month on the podcast and will be defending it against Joel. The crew also discuss Kate Winslet joining the…
17: Sleepy Hollow
Oct 11, 2017 • 58 min
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 Sleep Hollow. Is it a Gothic horror classic or does it completely lose it's head? As he has…
16: Blade Runner
Oct 3, 2017 • 81 min
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? There's also a small review about the newly released Kingsmen 2 film, discussion of whether political…
15: The Notebook
Sep 27, 2017 • 67 min
Is The Notebook worth remembering or better left forgotten? Alex is prosecuting this time, with Gav trying his best to defend and keep up his recent winning streak. There's also move news about an L.A. Confidential tv series in the works, the new David…
14: Dracula
Sep 24, 2017 • 67 min
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? There's also reaction to the news that J.J. Abrams will be returning to direct Star Wars IX, The Handmaid's…
13: Gattaca
Sep 15, 2017 • 82 min
It's Gattaca on trial this week; an imposter or an underdog worthy of validation? Alex is trying to get it on the hit list this episode, with Gav putting arguments forward for why it should be exposed as a fraud. There's also news about the new Joker…
12: It
Sep 6, 2017 • 69 min
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…
11: Air Force One
Aug 28, 2017 • 71 min
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. There's also news about a possible Logan-esque Knight Rider film, discussion of the Hitman's…
10: Lethal Weapon - Jury Special!
Aug 24, 2017 • 75 min
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. With Dave in the role of defender and Joel prosecuting, what will…
9: Tomorrow Never Dies
Aug 22, 2017 • 73 min
Tomorrow Never Dies is on trial this week. Should the gang let it live, or let it die? Gav is in the role of prosecutor, going head to head with Alex and trying to get his first win. Will it finally happen for him? There is also discussion about Angelina…
8: Spider-Man 3
Aug 17, 2017 • 65 min
This week the gang put Spider-Man 3 on trial. Is it a web-slinging classic, or does it fall down the waterspout? They also discuss Avengers: Infinity War, Superman's moustache, the John Wick universe, and the trailer for The Disaster Artist. Also, this…
7: Starship Troopers
Aug 7, 2017 • 66 min
This week the gang put Starship Troopers on trial. Is it a sci-fi gem, or does it get lost in space? They also discuss Kingsmen 2, Daniel Craig, The Exorcist and the trailer for Cult of Chucky. Also, this week we quiz Dave on his knowledge of the many…
6: Suspiria
Jul 27, 2017 • 66 min
This week the gang put Suspiria on trial. Is it an iconic horror masterpiece, or does it fail to deliver the scares? There will also be plenty of news, trivia, banter and Quiz Dave! This week we test Dave on whether he can distinguish between deaths in…
5: Star Wars IV: A New Hope
Jul 26, 2017 • 71 min
This week the gang put Star Wars IV on trial. Is it a new hope, or does it have no hope at all? There will also be plenty of news, trivia, banter and Quiz Dave! This week we test Dave on his knowledge of Star Wars porn pseudonyms! Check out our website;…
4: Con Air
Jul 14, 2017 • 52 min
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 the perfect podcast for you. We aim to settle those raging debates once and for all, as we put Films on Trial. This week the gang put…
3: The Hangover
Jul 13, 2017 • 41 min
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? There will also be plenty of news, trivia and banter. Check out our website; www.filmsontrial.org Follow us on Twitter;…
2: Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Jul 12, 2017 • 54 min
This week the team put Pirates of the Caribbean 4 on trial. Is it an underrated cinematic masterpiece, or a big hot mess? There'll also be plenty of news, trivia and banter. Check out our website: www.filmsontrial.org Follow us on Twitter:…
1: Alien 3
Jul 11, 2017 • 49 min
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 This week the team put…