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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, 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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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

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.

    The Bodyguard

    The Bodyguard

    This week, The Bodyguard is on trial. Is it a bulletproof vest, or is it a bullet in the chest?


    Joel and Ausy argue that it's a timeless classic, with a great central love story and a fantastic soundtrack. Gav and Alex argue that it's a got a weak story and a uninspiring romance.


    There's a quiz about Kevin Costner and other cinematic Kevins, plus impressions of Gary Kemp, and a lot of banter.


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    The Postman

    The Postman

    This week The Postman is on trial. Is it 'next day delivery', or is it "sorry we missed you"?


    Dave and Ausy praise the direction and the message of hope in this post apocalyptic film, whereas Gav and Joel argue that the film is too long and self-indulgent.


    There's a quiz about correspondence in movies, an impression of Postman Pat, plus lots of great film chat. Check is out and let us know what you think.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Waterworld

    Waterworld

    This week Waterworld is on trial. Is it a lifeline or a sinking ship? Dave and Ausy defend that it is a misunderstood film with fantastic action and a not-so hidden warning about climate change. Gav argues that it's reputation as a cinematic failure is well-deserved.
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    This week Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is on trial. Okay Is it robbing from the rich to give to the poor? Or is it robbing from the poor to give to the rich?


    There are lots of great discussions, plus a quiz about movie soundtracks that have been number one in the UK music charts.


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    The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad (2021) is in the hot seat this week. Does James Gunn hit the bullseye or has he jumped the shark?


    Ausy and Gav defend, pointing out a stellar cast and refreshing take on the dark side of superhero comics. Alex and Dave disagree, looking instead at the lack of emotional depth between the characters and the excessive violence.


    All this with an impression of Harley Quinn and a quiz based on the cast!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Seven

    Seven

    Se7en is on trial this week. A blessing to behold or a terrible transgression?


    Dave and Joel argue that stunning direction and a thrilling plot make this a classic. Gav and Alex point out that the mystery gets lost in gore and a certain terrible performance tanks the entire film.


    All this with an impression of one of the sinners in the film and a quiz based on the seven deadly sins!
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Megan.31 ,

Great concept

Such a good and original way to do a film podcast! So glad I found it and can’t recommend enough :)

Sara441 ,

Great pod👍🏻

Entertaining podcast that reviews films in a different way, prosecution and defence. Good banter and a good laugh. Early episodes have flaky sound but still good entertainment.

CaityAli ,

Film podcast that’s a real A-lister

A group of lads from Liverpool who hilariously take you through the pros & cons of spending a couple of hours watching the film they’re reviewing.

Each week offers variety in the trial roles the guys take on and provides much more than just an in depth look at the weeks chosen film. With news, quizzes, “biffy songs” and dodgy impressions, its a really entertaining whether you’ve seen the film they’re reviewing or not.

You can tell the guys all really get on and are close friends. You can also hear their passion and interest, not just in films they review but for movies in general.

A great podcast that I won’t be unsubscribing from any time soon!

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