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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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  • 2017 review

    January 2nd, 2018  |  50 mins 1 sec
    bright, luke skywalker, mark ham it up, mark hamill, mary poppins, movie review, star wars, the last jedi, will smith

    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!!

  • Episode 28: Jingle all the way

    December 27th, 2017  |  1 hr 9 mins
    arnie, arnold schwarzenegger, christmas, christmas films, dc, festive film review, jingle bells, marvel, star wars, woody harrelson

    This week sees the last of the Christmas specials, as Gav puts his favorite festive film on trial.


  • Episode 27: Gremlins

    December 21st, 2017  |  1 hr 20 mins
    cinema, death, fourladsfrom liverpool, gremlins, liverpool, movies, movies review, oscars, racism in movies, segways

    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?

    Ep 27

  • Episode 26: Trading Places

    December 11th, 2017  |  1 hr 13 mins
    eddiemurphy, movie reviews, podcast, quentin tarantino, racism in films, tiredcomedy, 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?

    Episode 26

  • Episode 25: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    December 4th, 2017  |  56 mins 10 secs
    chevy chase, chevy chase is not nice, christmas films, film review, holiday classic, jude law

    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 judge. Gav acts as the character witness to lend his opinion to the arguments presented to the court.

    Is this a wholesome Christmas comedy, or is this Turkey dry and overdone?

    Episode 25

  • Episode 24: Jurassic World

    November 27th, 2017  |  1 hr 7 mins
    chris pratt, cinema, film review, jurassic park, jurassic world, movies, tyranosaurus rex, velociraptor

    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?

    Episode 24

  • Episode 23: Titanic

    November 23rd, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins
    film review, james cameron, kate winslet, leonardo di caprio, podcast, podernfamily, review, romance, 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?

    Episode 23

  • Episode 22: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    November 14th, 2017  |  1 hr 3 mins
    american folk, film review, jesse james, nick cave, outlaw, podcast, podernfamily, review, train robbery

    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?

    Episode 22

  • Ghostbusters (2016)

    November 7th, 2017  |  1 hr 14 mins
    cats, ghostbusters, ghosts, lethal weapon, movie review, movies, slimes, wonder woman

    Is the 2016 version of Ghostbusters heavenly, or a silmy mess?

    Episode 21

  • Rec

    November 4th, 2017  |  1 hr 16 mins

    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?

    Episode 20

  • Demon Knight

    October 27th, 2017  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Is Demon Knight a welcome tale to the EC Comics universe? Or should it be sealed in the crypt?

    Episode 19

  • The Ring

    October 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Episode 18
    Is The Ring the scariest film ever made, or should it be thrown down a well and forgotten about?