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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.

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.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@filmtrials

Language:

English


Episodes

Something's Gotta Give

5/23/2022
Something's Gotta Give is on trial this week. Is the naked truth this is a classic or is it squeaky bum time? Alex has chosen this film for romcom season as he hates it so very much. With Joel he points out a cringeworthy script and pointless plot points amongst other grievances. Dave and Ausy think he needs to calm down and enjoy an easy watch with a great cast and an interesting focus on love in later life. All this with a hybrid impression of Keanu Reeves and Jack Nicholson and a quiz...

Duration:01:05:26

Just Go With It

5/2/2022
Just Go With It is on trial this week. Good advice or should we take it with a pinch of salt? Dave and Alex defend, pointing to a simple but interesting story that provides plenty of laughs. Gav could not disagree more, calling it pedestrian, outdated and, perhaps worst of all, an Adam Sandler movie. All this with an impression of Sandler himself and a quiz based on films in Hawaii. www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:01:05:11

Wedding Crashers

4/11/2022
Wedding Crashers is on trial this week. A fairytale meeting of two comedic greats or will this end in tears? Joel and Ausy argue that a strong cast keeps the laughs coming and that there's an interesting story beneath the comedy. Gav and Alex argue that Wedding Crashers does not stand the test of time, with outdated views on women, men and pretty much everything else. All this with Joel showing us his very own Walken and a quiz based on the cast. www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:01:00:29

Monster-in-Law

2/28/2022
This week, Monster-in-Law is on trial. Is it a white wedding, or a sham marriage? Gav and Dave argue that this is a charming film and a fine cinematic return for Jane Fonda. Joel counters that it lacks charisma and is very forgettable. There's an impression(?) of Jane Fonda, and a quiz all about movie in-laws www.filmsontrial.co.uk/209

Duration:01:03:33

Clueless

2/14/2022
Clueless is in the hot seat this week. Should we take pride in it, or terminate with prejudice? Ausy and Gav say this is an essential 90s movie, with surprising depth to the characters and top notch actors. Dave says this film is trapped in the decade it was made and takes playing happy families a little too far. All this with a spot on impression of a 90s valley girl! www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:01:01:19

Don't Look Up

1/31/2022
Don't Look Up is on trial this week. A shooting star or does it fall to earth with a crash? Ausy and Alex say this film manages the near impossible task of being entertaining whilst showing the end of all life on earth. Dave and Gav say that a lack of subtlety and heavy handed swipes at pretty much everything mean any message is completely lost. All this with an impression of an insane tech mogul and a quiz based on apocalyptic movies! www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:01:09:24

Matrix: Resurrections

1/17/2022
Matrix Resurrections is on trial this week. Does it wash away the sins of Matrix Revolutions or sometimes, is dead better? Joel and Gav go before Judge Dave and plead that an ambitious story that isn't afraid to take risks makes this a winner. Alex and Ausy point to a nonsensical, self-indulgent plot that manages to further destroy the legacy of the first film. All this with an impression and quiz based all around main man Keanu Reeves. www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:01:05:40

Spider-Man: No Way Home

1/1/2022
Spiderman: No Way Home is on trial this week. A delicately woven plot or a tangled sticky web? Gav defends, looking at an ambitious plot that doesn't play it safe and brings a great resolution to not just one but three story arcs spanning 20 years. Dave says this is a fat cash cow that Sony and Marvel intend to milk for many years and that paying fan service like this is a cheap and lazy way to make a film. All this with a frighteningly good impression of Willem Defoe and a quiz all about...

Duration:01:06:57

West Side Story (1961)

12/20/2021
This week West Side Story (1961) is on trial. Is it jet setting or swimming with sharks? Alex and Dave are prosecuting and think that the film is dated and underpinned by a weak story, whereas Gav and Ausy are defending and argue that it is a technically one of the greatest musicals ever made. There's a quiz about Christmas films, an impression of a 'Jet' and lots of great banter. Let us know what you think in the comments below. www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:01:08:11

Home Sweet Home Alone

12/13/2021
Home Sweet Home Alone is in the stand this week www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:01:04:06

Red Notice

12/6/2021
Red Notice is on trial this week www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:01:08:40

Jumanji: The Next Level

11/29/2021
This week Jumanji: The Next Level is on trial www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:01:06:51

No Time To Die - Part 2: The Quiz

11/22/2021
This week we conclude our 200th episode celebration with a very special quiz all about Films on Trial. Apologies in advance, it's very self-indulgent, but you'll hopefully find it as fun to listen to as we did to record it. Hope that you all enjoy it! www.filmsontrial.co.uk Special Guest: Big Dave.

Duration:00:51:58

No Time To Die - Part 1: The Trial

11/15/2021
For our 200th episode 2 part special, the gang put No Time To Die on trial. Is it a thunderball or does it (sky)fall from grace? Part 1 will cover the trial. Gav and Ausy are on defence and state that it's a textbook James Bond movie. The Daves are prosecuting and argue that it's too serious and shooting itself in the foot. There are lots of great arguments, banter and impressions. So do be sure to check it out, because you only live twice! And check out part 2 next week, when we'll be...

Duration:01:22:11

Free Guy

11/8/2021
Free Guy is on trial this week. Does it pwn everything or was it made by noobs? Gav and Joel defend, pointing to a fun premise and performances by actors who look like they are enjoying themselves. Dave and Alex say the second half doesn't live up to the promise of the first and some cgi heavy sequences drag it down even further. All this with an impression of Mario and a quiz based on lead actor Ryan Reynolds! www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:00:56:34

Don't Look Now

11/1/2021
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Duration:00:57:43

A Nightmare on Elm Street

10/25/2021
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Duration:01:02:20

Eden Lake

10/18/2021
Eden Lake is on trial this week. Will it tempt us or should it be banished? Gav and Joel point out a top cast and a gore-filled plot that is as believable as it is horrific. However, Dave and Ausy say this is a cheap use of shock violence that has a tone deaf attitude to youth gang culture. All this with an impression of a young scallywag and a quiz all about gangs in films! www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:00:58:09

The Taking of Deborah Logan

10/11/2021
Halloween Horror Month continues with The Taking of Deborah Logan www.filmsontrial.co.uk

Duration:01:01:07

The Night of the Hunter

10/4/2021
The Night of The Hunter takes the stand this week. Will we love it with all our heart or hate it's guts? Alex and Dave defend, saying a masterful performance by Robert Mitchum is the cherry on top of a film packed with thrills and chills. Gav prosecutes, saying that a promising start ends up turning into farce and that there's a good reason why this was director Charles Laughton's only film. All this with an impression of Robert Mitchum and a quiz all about killed priests...

Duration:01:02:48