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Episodes

The Last Jedi

12/13/2018
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This week the gang put Star Wars: The Last Jedi on trial. Is it a new hope? Or is it a phantom menace? This week, Ausy is acting as the defense, and arguing that it’s a force to be reckoned with. Joel is acting as the prosecution and arguing that it’s joined the dark side. Dave and Gav are the character witnesses, whilst Alex acts as the judge, giving the final verdict. In the news, the gang talk about Doctor Sleep, and the Avengers 4 trailer. Plus this week’s Film Feels asks what our...

Duration:01:14:33

Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald

11/29/2018
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This week the gang put Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald on trial. Is it magical? Or is it criminal? This week, Alex is acting as the defense, and arguing that it’s a fantastic film worthy of the Hit List. Ausy is acting as the prosecution and arguing that it’s a beastly crime worse than those of Grindlewald. Dave is the character witness, whilst Gav acts as the judge, giving the final verdict. In the news, the gang talk about Avatar 2 and 3, the Big Trouble in Little China reboot,...

Duration:01:09:11

Cutthroat Island

11/28/2018
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This week the gang put Cutthroat Island on trial. Is it buried treasure? Or is it a smelly poop deck? This week, Dave is acting as the defense, and arguing that it’s a swashbuckling classic worthy of the Hit List. Gav is acting as the prosecution and trying to make it walk the plank. Alex is the character witness, whilst Joel acts as the judge, giving the final verdict. In the news, the gang talk about a potential Saint reboot, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Alien Awakening, and the passing of...

Duration:00:58:32

Wolf of Wall Street

11/15/2018
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This week we put Wolf of Wall Street on trial. Is it a sure fire investment or is it a stock market crash? Joel is acting as the defense, and arguing that you should buy, buy, buy! Alex is acting as the prosecution and trying to sell, sell, sell. Ausy and Dave are the character witnesses, whilst Gav acts as the judge, giving the final verdict. In the news, the gang talk about the Shrek reboot, the Walking Dead films, a Breaking Bad movie, and the sad passing of Stan Lee. Plus this week’s...

Duration:01:03:19

Godfather part 3

11/8/2018
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This week Godfather Part 3 is on trial. Is it an offer we can’t refuse? Or is it a horse’s head in the bed? This week, Dave is acting as the defense, and arguing that it’s a fine end to a great saga, and worthy of the Hit List. Ausy is acting as the prosecution and trying to put a hit out on it. Gav is the character witness, whilst Joel acts as the judge, giving the final verdict. In the news, the gang talk about Star Wars Episode 9, Austin Powers 4, Gladiator 2, and A Quiet Place 2. Plus...

Duration:01:04:10

Pet Sematary

10/31/2018
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The new Pet Sematary is out next year so we've decided to put the 1989 version on trial. Gav has chosen this for his halloween horror pick and will be defending it, with Alex trying to put it to sleep. We have our good friend Mike joining us this week and becoming part of a jury to judge the film, with Dave acting as character witness. The crew also went to see the new Halloween film this week and the episode begins with a short no-spoilers review. There's also an excellent quiz about how...

Duration:01:11:58

Final Destination

10/25/2018
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This week the gang put Final Destination. Is it a well executed film? Or is it a film that should be executed? It’s a continuation of our Halloween Horror Month, where each of the gang picks one of their favourite (and underrated) horror films to defend throughout October. This week, Alex is the who is acting as the defense, and arguing that it’s a genre-defining film worthy of the Hit List. Joel is acting as the prosecution and trying to give it the touch of death. Gav and Ausy are the...

Duration:01:06:12

Woman in Black

10/19/2018
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This week the gang put Woman in Black on Trial. Is it a triumphant return for Hammer? Or a horrific hammer blow? It’s a continuation of our Halloween Horror Month, where each of the gang picks one of their favourite (and underrated) horror films to defend throughout October. This week, Joel is the who is acting as the defense, and arguing that the atmospheric ghost story be placed on the Hit List. Alex is acting as the prosecution and trying to convince us to just watch Harry Potter instead....

Duration:01:04:12

Interview With The Vampire

10/11/2018
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This week the gang put Interview with the Vampire on Trial. Is it bloodthirsty? Or does it just plain suck? It’s a continuation of our Halloween Horror Month, where each of the gang picks one of their favourite (and underrated) horror films to defend throughout October. This week, Dave is the who is acting as the defense, and hoping the film gains immortality by being placed on the Hit List. Gav is acting as the prosecution and trying his best to drive a stake through it’s heart. Joel and...

Duration:00:57:45

Venom

10/10/2018
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This week the gang put Venom on Trial. Is it venomous or tedious? Joel is acting as the defense, and trying to get the film symbiotically bonded to the Hit List. Gav is acting as the prosecution and trying his best to bite off it’s arms, legs and head. The rest of the gang haven’t seen the film, so will be acting as a jury, and coming to a group decision as to which list the film should be placed on. In the news, the gang talk about Barbara Broccoli ruling out a female James Bond, and...

Duration:00:58:18

Hocus Pocus

10/4/2018
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This week the gang put Hocus Pocus on Trial. Is it hubble bubble? Or is it toil and trouble? It’s the start of our Halloween Horror Month, where each of the gang picks one of their favourite (and underrated) horror films to defend throughout October. First up is Ausy, who is acting as the defense, and trying to put a spell on you by getting the film placed on the Hit List. Gav is acting as the prosecution and trying his best to burn it at the stake. Joel and Alex are the character witnesses,...

Duration:01:00:27

2001: A Space Odyssey

9/28/2018
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This week the gang put 2001: A Space Odyssey on Trial. Is it the dawn of man? Or the end of days? Alex is acting as the defense, and trying to take the next evolutionary step by getting the film placed on the Hit List. Gav is acting as the prosecution and trying his best not to open the bay doors. Captain Dave and Ausy are the character witnesses, whilst Joel acts as the judge, giving the final verdict. In the news, the gang talk about the trailer for Captain Marvel, the new set photos of...

Duration:00:55:13

The Predator

9/25/2018
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This week the gang put The Predator on Trial. If it bleeds, should we kill it? Gav is trying his best to get to the choppa, and get the film placed on the Hit List. Alex is acting as the prosecution, and trying to skin Gav’s arguments and hang them upside down from a tree. Captain Dave and Joel are the character witnesses, whilst Ausy acts as the judge, giving the final verdict. In the news, the gang talk about the death of Burt Reynolds, the first photo of Joachim Phoenix’s joker, and Mark...

Duration:00:56:46

Romeo and Juliet (1996)

9/6/2018
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Alex is back off holidayband is defending Baz Lurmans Romeo and Juliet. is it a fun and novel way to tell such an iconic story or is this just a nonsensical piece of hipster shit? obviously there is also the usual news, jokes, impressions and wittisisms . plus a quiz of shakespeare verses or rap verses and sooo many other hilarious features www.filmsontrial.co.uk Special Guest: Ausy.

Duration:01:05:00

Machinist

8/29/2018
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This week the Machinist is on trial. Arguably Christian Bale's greatest ever dramatic performance but is it overshadowed by the dramatic physical transformation that he undertook to play the role? There's also some star trek news, a quiz about actors undertaking physical transformations for their roles "transformers: more than eating pies" and as ever, there is the caption contest for a listener to win a freddo. Special Guest: Ausy.

Duration:00:55:48

Hacksaw Ridge

8/22/2018
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Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge is on trial this week. Can Joel convince Gav that this is a tasteful retelling of a true story that manages to capture the essence of the war and deliver real context and compassion for the horrors of war? Can Alex persuade Gav that this is an extension of the directors views and is just an excuse to show gratuitous violence and explosions while feeding into the stereotypes created during the WW2 propaganda regime. There's news about the reboot of Charlie's Angels,...

Duration:01:11:09

The Meg

8/15/2018
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We took a trip to the cinema to put a new film on trial this week. Joel is the judge, as Gav and Dave try to convince him about which list The Meg belongs on. Can Gav turn up the charm and prove that this film has an enormous bite, or will Dave show that cinema has sunk deeper than we ever thought possible... remember, this is Joel judging, anything could happen. Ausy turns up ill-prepared and forgets that it was his turn to do the quiz and does a terrible attempt at making one up on the...

Duration:00:57:22

The Greatest Showman

8/8/2018
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The Greatest Showman is on trial this week, with Dave defending this hugely popular musical and Gav prosecuting. Should it be judged as an inaccurate biopic of a controversial figure or is it a fun family musical with a crowd-pleasing soundtrack?

Duration:01:02:53

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

8/1/2018
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It's the first martial arts films to be put on trial and one that causes a fair bit of disagreement. Is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon long, boring with ridiculous wire work or is it a visual feast that bridges the gap between east and west? Joel is prosecuting this week with Alex defending while Gav does his best to sort through the arguments and reach the correct verdict. Dave takes over quiz duties this week with a film about tigers and dragons in cinema. Let us know how well you do with...

Duration:01:06:48

Incredibles 2

7/25/2018
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Incredibles 2 is on trial this week. Ausy is in the defence chair justifying why this sequel should be placed in the hit list while Joel has the honour of prosecuting. All presided over by this weeks judge, Alex. Can Alex remain impartial after his previous dealings with Austin in the judges role or will the pain from the judgements of Donnie Darko and Gattaca prove too much to handle? Gav and Ausy give a heartfelt review of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Skyscraper; Alex asks "what is your...

Duration:00:59:36