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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. 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.

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Episodes

  • Episode 25: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    December 4th, 2017  |  Season 3  |  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  |  Season 3  |  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  |  Season 3  |  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  |  Season 3  |  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

  • Episode 21: Ghostbusters (2016)

    November 7th, 2017  |  Season 3  |  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

  • Episode 20: Rec

    November 4th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  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

  • Episode 19: Demon Knight

    October 27th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  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

  • Episode 18: The Ring

    October 15th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  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?

  • Episode 17: Sleepy Hollow

    October 11th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  58 mins 58 secs

    Episode 17
    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?

  • Episode 16: Blade Runner

    October 3rd, 2017  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Episode 16
    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?

  • Episode 15: The Notebook

    September 27th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Episode 15
    Is The Notebook worth remembering or better left forgotten?

  • Episode 14: Dracula

    September 24th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins

    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?