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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 ensue as we put Films on Trial.
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Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning is on trial this week. A runaway train or a nonentity? Gav passionately defends, arguing that slick action and an AI villain make this an accomplished addition to the series. Ausy and Alex feel that the lack of any tangible villain as well as fairly derivative action make this a fail. All this with an impression o…
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No Hard Feelings is on trial this week. A strong contender or a complete flop? Dave and Ausy defend, saying this fresh take on the romcom has great comedic moments and a superb central performance from Jennifer Lawrence. Gav disagrees, saying that an insane basic premise is not helped by too much cringe humour and half-hearted characters. All this …
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Evil Dead Rise is on trial this week. A cut above the rest or is the glass half empty? Gav argues this is a loving tribute to the franchise that will satisfy fans whilst still shocking them. Dave and Alex feel that some lines are better left uncrossed and that all this pain and gore ultimately ends up in us feeling nothing at all. All this with an …
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Our Best of 2023 season continues as we put John Wick 4 on trial. Is it a candle in the wind? Or is it burning the candle at both ends? There are great arguments for both sides, a slapdash John Wick quiz, and an impression of the man himself. Hope that you enjoy. Let us know what you think in the comments! www.filmsontrial.co.uk/247 Support Films o…
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Saltburn is on trial this week. Will we lap it up or is it better left to rest in peace? Gav argues that a strong cast and big moments make this a fun ride guaranteed to get everyone talking. Dave and Alex say shocking scenes can't distract them from a shoddy plot that lacks any real point. All this with an impression of an Oxbridge student and a q…
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Oppenheimer is on trial this week. Is it worth the hype or a 3 hour dud? Gav and Ausy say this is a spectacular, original piece of filmmaking that delves into a dark corner of human history. Dave says the film tries too hard to make Oppenheimer a sympathetic character whilst littering the plot with historical inaccuracies and amalgamated characters…
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Barbie is in the hot seat this week. Does it make every day the best day ever or is it somehow always doing something wrong? Dave defends, highlighting a beyond stellar cast and a thought provoking story that is also thoroughly entertaining. Gav and Alex do not feel it is fantastic however, saying they can't get past the fact it is essentially a fe…
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This week, Danny Trejo season continues, as the gang put Spy Kids on trial. Is it a spy hit, or a spy miss? Gav argues that the film is an enjoyable and fun film that kids can still enjoy to this day, whereas Dave disagrees and says that it was poor back in the day, and definitely hasn't aged well. There's an impression of Antonio Banderas and a qu…
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This week Machete is on trial. Is it a machete, or is it a butter knife? Dave argues that it's a bombastic grindhouse movie full of laughs and violence. But Gav disagrees and says that it's very one note, and that although it made an enjoyable 3 minute trailer, it didn't translate well to a full feature film. There's no judge this week, so both lad…
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X (2022) is on trial this week. An afternoon delight or better with the lights off? Gav defends, saying this is a homage with a fresh look at sex within the slasher sub-genre of horror. Dave does not agree, saying that the need for a second film (Pearl) to make sense of the first does not bode well. All this with a synopsis read out in a southern d…
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) is on trial. Are we as happy as a hog in slops or is it all hat and no cattle? This ain't Gav's first rodeo when it comes to horror, but he believes this is a classic of the genre with gruesome scenes that don't rely on gore and the introduction of the iconic villain Leatherface. For Alex this dog don't hunt, with…
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The Mighty Ducks is on trial this week. Does it take to the water or is it skating on thin ice? Ausy and Gav have cherished memories of this film as an important part of their childhood, learning about teamwork and the positive consequences of drink driving. Alex does not agree, saying a weak plot and an emphasis on winning above all else makes thi…
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Backdraft is in the hot seat this week. Does it flame high or give us heartburn? Alex and Gav defend, saying this is the definitive film about firefighters that has incredible practical effects and a solid cast. Dave points to a weak plot, poor script and unrealistic action that ultimately makes it go up in smoke. All this with a quiz about firefig…
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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is on trial this week. Does it get itself in Hoth water or is it a happy Endor? Joel and Dave say Lucas finally got it right with this one, delivering exactly the Star Wars film fans were waiting for. Ausy and Alex say lessons were not learned, with terrible dialogue and far too much CGI fluff. All this with an impres…
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Doom is on trial this week. A ripping tale or one to make us tear up? Gav and Ausy argue this film took what is a very basic game concept and fleshed it out with exciting action and a solid cast. Joel and Alex say they took a very basic game concept and ignored it completely, deciding to rip off Aliens and Resident Evil instead. All this and an imp…
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What Dreams May Come is in the hot seat this week. Is it heaven sent or hell bent? Dave and Ausy say incredible visuals and a deeply emotional story make this a unique take on what comes after. Gav and Joel would rather not find out, with shallow sentimentality and weak characters making this a dud. All this with an impression of Robin Williams and…
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Top Gun: Maverick is on trial this week. Does it take our breath away or is it in the danger zone? Ausy and Alex say spectacular practical action sequences with a tight story and great cast hit the target dead on. Gav says it misses the mark, with a tired rehashed plot, lack of interesting characters and constant jingoism. All this with a quiz base…
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Fast & Furious 7 is on trial this week. Has it got a full tank of diesel or are we going for a walk? Alex and Ausy say this is a mad action blockbuster that continually outdoes itself. Gav and Joel can't get past how insance the action is and find the lack of any attempt of character or plot too much to handle. All this with an impression of Vin Di…
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Lord of the Rings: Return of the King is on trial this week. A light in the darkness or a web of lies? Ausy and Dave say this is the most faithful and beloved adaptation of the classic fantasy novel we are ever going to get. Joel and Alex counter that there are unavoidable flaws in the original story that make this film dull and never-ending. All t…
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Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is on trial this week. Is this the way or do we have a bad feeling about this? Alex and Joel defend, comparing this original and lovingly made prequel to the more focus grouped fan service films that came after. Gav and Dave list a multitude of basic filmmaking errors, adding that Lucas may have been wrong in thinking …
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What's Love Got to Do with It? is on trial this week. Is it simply the best biopic ever? Dave and Ausy say phenomenal, career-defining performances from Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne take this to the very top. Joel and Alex say that this is only for diehard fans of Tina Turner, with some poor direction and plot points that even Tina herself…
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This week we put Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on trial. A cat-astrophe or positively paw-some? Joel and Dave aren't kitten around when they say this is the best Marvel film in a long time that has great action and furmidable performances. Gav and Ausy have their claws out as they say this is far infurior to what came before and that the plot had …
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Olympus Has Fallen is in the dock this week. A storming, capital film or a bunch of trumped up nonsense? Gav and Dave argue that a fine central performance from Gerard Butler and some gritty action scenes make this one to be remembered. Ausy and Alex say that there is far too much grit in a film that does not deserve such a great cast. All this wit…
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We put The Crow on trial this week. Does it rule the roost or have us spitting feathers? Gav and Dave argue that the dark atmosphere and moody aesthetic of the film make it a hit. Alex counters that this is a fairly unremarkable standard revenge film, propelled to cult status by tragic circumstances. As this is part of our Michael Wincott season we…
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We put Violent Night on trial. Does Santa light them up like a Christmas tree or will we have stars in our eyes? Gav and Dave say this is a great mix of action and comedy that has them already excited for a sequel. Joel and Alex argue out that disappointing action scenes and unnecessary gore make this a festive turkey. All this with an impression o…
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Spirited is on trial this week. Does it have a bright future or a dark past? Dave and Ausy say a unique take on an old classic alongside great musical numbers make this a festive classic in the making. Joel and Gav say a muddled plot and actors with no musical training in over their heads make this one to forget. All this with a quiz all about Chri…
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Disenchanted is on trial this week. A real thumper of a Disney movie or does it flounder? Alex argues that a realistic look at what comes after a 'happy ever after' ending and a compelling performance by Amy Adams makes this a sure hit. Ausy says that while the ideas behind it are good, the execution is dire and this is destined to sit alongside Ho…
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The Exorcist is on trial this week. Does it have the power to compel us or does it make our heads spin? Gav and Ausy say this is a masterpiece to be ranked alongside the greatest films ever made, with a shocking plot and outstanding performances. Joel and Alex say that time has changed what audiences find terrifying and that the truly horrific scen…
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Hocus Pocus 2 is on trial this week. Does it still have the magic or will it sink like a stone? Ausy and Dave argue that an entertaining cast and a fun plot make this a Halloween hit. Gav and Alex say that this is a standard Disney sequel cash grab with muddled characters and bad jokes. "Game of Crones" is our quiz this week and Gav gives us his be…
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In preparation for the 2022 Liverpool Film Festival, which will be taking place in the Liverpool One Odeon between 3rd - 6th November, we are reviewing as many of the films as we can to try and convince the rest of the world that we are actually serious film enthusiasts. www.filmsontrial.co.uk/221 Support Films on Trial…
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We put The Impossible on trial this week, starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland in his film debut. The defence says it details the events of the 2004 tsunami faithfully, portraying the real experience of a family that survived. The prosecution says that by focusing in on one family we lose a larger look at how this disaster affected t…
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Armageddon is on trial this week. Is it a triumph of a disaster movie, or is it just a disaster? Joel and Ausy say that it set the bar for disaster films, and that the action and special effects are outstanding. But Alex and Gav argue that there isn't enough of the action, and that it's too long and messy. There's a quiz all about Michael Bay, and …
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Twister is on trial this week. As right as rain or a perfect storm? Dave and Alex say this is a film to be enjoyed rather than taken seriously, with a surprisingly good cast and practical effects. Joel and Gav argue that a ludicrous plot and paper-thin characters made them want to storm out. All this with an impression of a southern gentleman in a …
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Independence Day is on trial this week. Does a free USA work or would it have been better to remain a British colony? Dave and Ausy defend, saying that this was a huge box office smash with a big cast and special effects to match. Alex says that the use of miniatures has stopped for a reason and that two and a half hours of unfiltered patriotism is…
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Thelma and Louise is on trial this week. Will it soar like an eagle or fail to make an impact in the landscape? Joel and Dave argue that it was a trail blazing film at the time, with iconic scenes and incredible lead performances. Gav and Ausy argue that one iconic scene does not make up for script issues, dated dialogue and one dimensional support…
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Gladiator is on trial this week. Will it conquer all or is it a big thumbs down? Dave and Alex defend, bringing up an iconic script delivered by a top shelf cast and a music score that matches the action perfectly. Gav and Ausy say the story gets bogged down in boring ancient politics, the effects are dated and that it's a shame this is how Oliver …
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Alien Covenant is on trial this week. Does it give us a good feeling deep down or will it rip us apart? Gav and Joel say this is a return to form after Prometheus, offering fans the carnage they expect but also delivering some interesting ideas along the way. Ausy and Alex point out that this is a sequel to Prometheus which does nothing to mend the…
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This week marks the first episode in our Ridley Scott season, as the guys put House of Gucci on trial. Is it the Fun House, or the House of Horrors? Alex and Dave are defending and say that the film is style and substance, with some great performances from Adam Driver and Lady Gaga. Gav is prosecuting however, and he argues that the film abandons t…
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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 wit…
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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 a…
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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 m…
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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 Support Film…
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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 …
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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. Al…
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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 th…
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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 f…
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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 …
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