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Films on Trial

Five lads from Liverpool, talking about films

About the show

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 just the 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. Film trivia, quizzes, banter, terrible impressions, musical interludes, and lots of debating.

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  • Gravity

    July 5th, 2018  |  54 mins 57 secs

    This week the gang put Gravity on Trial. Is it interstellar or lost in space?

  • Magic Mike

    June 27th, 2018  |  59 mins 26 secs
    channing tatum, film review, magic mike, movie review, review

    This week we put Magic Mike on trial. Is it magic? Or just tragic?

  • Shadow of a Vampire

    June 21st, 2018  |  48 mins 17 secs

    Shadow of a Vampire is on trial in this episode. A great take on the vampire genre or just a pain in the neck?

  • Jurassic World 2

    June 13th, 2018  |  59 mins 14 secs

    The trial of Jurassic World 2.
    Is it another gigantic smash hit or is it finally time to let this franchise die and fossilise?

  • Avatar

    June 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Does it deserve to be the highest grossing film of all time or is it a hollow CGI mess?


  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    May 31st, 2018  |  1 hr 35 secs
    chewbacca, cinema, cinemaphile, films, hansolo, movie lover, movie review, movies, solo, star wars

    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?


  • Watchmen

    May 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins
    dc, dcu, dwayne johnson, james wan, jurassic world 2, stephen king, the rock, tommyknockers, watchmen

    A refreshing take on the superhero genre or is DC deceiving us again?


  • Suicide Squad

    May 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins
    dc, dcu, dwayne johnson, harley quinn, margot robbie, movie review, suicide squad, the joker, the rock, will smith

    Is this the Deadshot film everyone has been waiting for or should everyone who helped make this film be shot, dead.


  • Tree of Life

    May 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins
    dwayne johnson, movie review, the rock, tree of life

    Is it a pretentious vanity project with no point, or a groundbreaking journey into what cinema can achieve?


  • Avengers: Infinity War

    May 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 14 mins
    avengers, avengers infinity war, black panther, black widow, dwayne johnson, guardians of the galaxy, infinity war, iron man, marvel, mcu, spider-man, thanos, the avengers, the hulk, the rock, thor, venom

    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?

  • Hateful 8

    April 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins
    dwayne johnson, kurt russell, movie review, quentin tarantino, samuel l jackson, the hateful eight, the rock, western movie

    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?

    Hateful Eight

  • Rampage

    April 15th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    a quiet place, arnold schwarzenegger, dwayne johnson, freddy krueger, movie review, rampage, the rock

    Is the Rock on solid ground here, or does he hit rock bottom?