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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, and defence 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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  • Gattaca

    September 16th, 2017  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Episode 13
    It's Gattaca on trial this week; an imposter or an underdog worthy of validation?

  • It

    September 6th, 2017  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Episode 12
    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 laughing stock?

  • Air Force One

    August 28th, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Episode 11
    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.

  • Lethal Weapon

    August 24th, 2017  |  1 hr 15 mins
    buddy cop, crazy, film review, old, podcast, podernfamily

    Episode 10
    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.

  • Tomorrow Never Dies

    August 22nd, 2017  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Episode 9
    Tomorrow Never Dies is on trial this week. Should the gang let it live, or let it die?

  • Spider-Man 3

    August 18th, 2017  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Episode 8

    This week the gang put Spider-Man 3 on trial. Is it a web-slinging classic, or does it fall down the waterspout?

  • Starship Troopers

    August 8th, 2017  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Episode 7
    This week the gang put Starship Troopers on trial. Is it a sci-fi gem, or does it get lost in space?

  • Suspiria

    July 28th, 2017  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Episode 6
    This week the gang put Suspiria on trial. Is it an iconic horror masterpiece, or does it fail to deliver the scares?

  • Star Wars IV: A New Hope

    July 27th, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins
    a new hope, cinema, lightsabers, movie reviews, porn names, space, star wars, trilogy number one

    Episode 5
    This week the gang put Star Wars IV on trial. Is it a new hope, or does it have no hope at all?

  • Con Air

    July 15th, 2017  |  52 mins 5 secs
    cage, convicts, courtroom, movie review, nicholas cage, nicolas cage, planes, put the bunny back in the box

    Episode 4

    This week the gang put Con Air on trial.
    Is it a grounded classic, or does it fly too close to the sun?

  • The Hangover

    July 14th, 2017  |  41 mins 24 secs
    comedy, did you die though, drunken antics, hangover, movie review

    Episode 3
    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?

  • Pirates of the Caribbean 4

    July 13th, 2017  |  54 mins 25 secs

    Episode 2
    This week the team put Pirates of the Caribbean 4 on trial. Is it an underrated cinematic masterpiece, or a big hot mess?