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Reels of Justice

We put movies on trial.

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ROJ-349: “The People vs. The Silence of the Lambs” with Rachel Robbins
This week, the court puts on a happy face (we’re not saying whose) when writer/performer Rachel Robbins offers a quid pro quo to track down the 1991 thriller “The Silence of the Lambs.” *** Prosecutor: Rachel Robbins. Defense: Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
57:28 5/23/24
ROJ-348: “The Prestige vs. The Illusionist" with Jeremy Black
We saw the court in half this week as Jeremy Black (The Magnificent) pulls himself out of a hat to decide the better prestidigitation picture of 2006: “The Prestige” or “The Illusionist.” *** “The Prestige”: Jeremy Black. “The Illusionist": Big Ben Haslar. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender, Maynard Bangs. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
64:57 5/16/24
ROJ-347: “The People vs. Twilight” with Marty Ketola and Clif Campbell
The court sparkles in the sunlight this week when Marty Ketola and Clif Campbell (“Making Pondo/Talking Pondo” Podcast) try to suck the life out of the 2008 romance fantasy film “Twilight.” *** Prosecutor: Marty Ketola and Clif Campbell. Defense: Dylan J. Schlender. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar, Maynard Bangs. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
68:21 5/9/24
ROJ-346: “The People vs. Broken Arrow” with D-Rok Schlender
This week, the court learns what it sounds like when doves fry as D-Rok Schlender (“Schlender 5 Productions/Trailer Trash’d”) attempts to woo the jury with his defense of the 1996 action film “Broken Arrow.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: D-Rok Schlender. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
60:08 5/2/24
ROJ-345: “One Hour Photo vs. Insomnia" with Bouncin’ Bobby LePire
Justice ain’t never had a friend like Bouncin’ Bobby LePire (“Film Threat”), who crash-lands his egg-shaped spaceship in the court this week to argue the better “evil” Robin Williams movie: 2002’s “One Hour Photo” or 2002’s “Insomnia.”  *** “One Hour Photo”: Bouncin’ Bobby LePire. “Insomnia”: Maynard Bangs. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
66:48 4/25/24
ROJ-344: “The People vs. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” with The Vern
The court hopefully chooses wisely this week when our idol The Vern (“Cinema Recall” Podcast) throws himself at us in defense of the 2023 adventure film “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: The Vern. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender, Maynard Bangs. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
70:59 4/18/24
ROJ-343: “The People vs. The ‘Burbs” with Divinity Rose
This week, the court takes another stab at Funny Tom Hanks when girl-next-door Divinity Rose (“She Dreams Content”) sticks up for the 1989 horror comedy “The ‘Burbs.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Divinity Rose. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
62:13 4/11/24
ROJ-342: “The People vs. Vegas Vacation” with Brian Levine
This week, the court finds out if the house really always wins when Brian Levine (“Pipes Magazine Radio Show”) bets it all on black as he defends the 1997 comedy “Vegas Vacation.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Brian Levine. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar, Maynard Bangs. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
71:25 4/4/24
ROJ-341: “The People vs. Prometheus” with Ethan Ireland
This week, the court returns the gift of fire (we kept the receipt) while Ethan Ireland (“The Cinemania Society Podcast”) gets chained to a rock for eternity, defending the 2012 sci-fi horror film “Prometheus.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Ethan Ireland. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
67:33 3/28/24
ROJ-340: “Napoleon vs. King Kong (2005)" with Jeremy Black
It’s low-key our 200th episode (which we’re totally too cool to make a big deal of), and Jeremy Black is back as we witness the greatest monster mash in history (hear us out): 2023’s “Napoleon” vs. 2005’s “King Kong.”  *** “Napoleon”: Dylan J. Schlender. “King Kong (2005)”: Jeremy Black. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
72:06 3/21/24
ROJ-339: “The People vs. Event Horizon” with Isaac Arthur
Not even light can escape the court’s justice when Isaac Arthur (“Science and Futurism”) travels forward in time (quite slowly) to defend the 1997 space horror film “Event Horizon.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Isaac Arthur. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
60:47 3/14/24
ROJ-338: “Ferrari vs. Maestro" with Brad Gibson
ALL THE STARS ARE OUT when “Mad” Brad Gibson (“Film Threat”) helps 2023’s “Maestro” defend its Oscar nomination for Best Picture against 2023’s “Ferrari.” Plus, the very prestigious 31st Annual Reelsie Awards are presented. *** “Ferrari”: Ryan Luis Rodriguez. “Maestro”: Brad Gibson. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme and Reelsie Theme: WT Golden.
68:12 3/7/24
ROJ-337: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse vs. Across the Spider-Verse" with Carl Byrd and Victor Omoayo
The court’s “justy-sense” is tingling as Carl Byrd and Victor Omoayo (“Codex Prime” Podcast) join us to reference that double Spider-Man meme when 2018’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” faces 2023’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” *** “Into the Spider-Verse”: Ryan Luis Rodriguez. “Across the Spider-Verse": Carl Byrd and Victor Omoayo. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
60:05 2/29/24
ROJ-336: “The People vs. The Pope’s Exorcist” with Billy Ray Brewton
Holy crap! The court tries out a new exorcize regimen this week when Billy Ray Brewton (“The Incinerator Podcast”) cross-examines Russell Crowe’s accent in the 2023 horror film “The Pope’s Exorcist.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Billy Ray Brewton. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
62:05 2/22/24
ROJ-335: “The People vs. Barbarian” with Jeremy Bates
The barbarians have finally breached the gates when author Jeremy Bates (“World’s Scariest Places” series) is discovered to be living secretly beneath the courthouse defending the 2023 horror film “Barbarian.” *** Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Jeremy Bates. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
61:00 2/15/24
ROJ-334: “Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace vs. Episode IX -The Rise of Skywalker” with Case Aiken
The court-sa is in big doo doo dis time when… somehow, Case Aiken (“Another Pass” Podcast) comes back to duel for the fates of “Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace” and “Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker.” *** “The Phantom Menace”: Case Aiken. “The Rise of Skywalker”: Big Ben Haslar. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Maynard Bangs, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
76:42 2/8/24
ROJ-333: “Spectre vs. No Time to Die” with Jeremy Black
This week, James Bond must face his greatest foe—himself, when Jeremy Black helps us determine the best of the worst of the Daniel Craig Bond films: 2015’s “Spectre” or 2021’s “No Time to Die.” *** “Spectre”: Jeremy Black. “No Time to Die”: Maynard Bangs. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Big Ben Haslar, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
74:28 2/1/24
ROJ-332: “The People vs. Superman III” with Andy Slack
The court has been saving up its half-pennies for the day Andy Slack (“The Cinemania Society Podcast”) doesn’t cut us any in defense of the 1983 superhero film “Superman III.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Andy Slack. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Maynard Bangs, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
66:56 1/25/24
ROJ-331: “The People vs. Demolition Man” with Simon Majumdar
This week, the court is forced to thaw out Simon Majumdar (“Food Network’s Tournament of Champions”/”Eat My Globe” Podcast) from cryostasis in order to defend the 1993 sci-fi action film “Demolition Man.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Simon Majumdar. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
63:42 1/18/24
ROJ-330: “The People vs. Firestorm” with “Fire Guy” Brant Matthews
It’s our hottest episode ever when we put Guinness World Record holder “Fire Guy” Brant Matthews in the hot seat and see if he’s met his match (that’s another fire joke, by the way) defending 1998’s “Firestorm.” *** Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: “Fire Guy” Brant Matthews. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
63:21 1/11/24
ROJ-329: “The People vs. Lady in the Water” with Andrea Palladino
The court has only been working out half its body (we’re not saying which half) this week when Andrea Palladino (“The Cinemania Society Podcast”) tells us a bedtime story in defense of the 2006 M. Night Shyamalan film “Lady in the Water.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Andrea Palladino. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
60:56 1/4/24
ROJ-328: “The People vs. Twilight Zone: The Movie” with David Lyons
This week, the court unlocks a door with a key of imagination. Beyond that door is… uh, just another door. BUT! Beyond THAT door is David Lyons (“The Yacht or Nyacht Podcast”) debating the shadow and substance of the segments in 1983’s “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” *** “Time Out”: David Lyons. “Kick the Can”: Dylan J. Schlender. “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”: Big Ben Haslar. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Isabel Teran, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
69:48 12/28/23
ROJ-327: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer vs. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” with Kaleigh DuLac
It’s a non-stop stop-motion Rankin Bass Rumble this week when Kaleigh DuLac joins us to settle the best misfit Christmas special: 1964’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” or 1970’s “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” *** “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Kaleigh DuLac. “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”: Dylan J. Schlender. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
56:39 12/21/23
ROJ-326: “The People vs. Alien: Resurrection” with J.D. Ryznar
Episodes mostly come out at night… mostly, when J.D. Ryznar (“The Yacht or Nyacht Podcast”) bursts out of Schlendzo’s chest cavity to exterminate the 1997 sci-fi horror film “Alien: Resurrection.” *** Prosecutor: J.D. Ryznar. Defense: Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
64:13 12/14/23
ROJ-325: “The People vs. Joker” with James Charney
We put a smile on that face when Dr. James Charney (“Madness at the Movies”) dances with the devil in the pale moonlight and prosecutes the supervillainous 2019 thriller “Joker.” *** Prosecutor: Dr. James Charney. Defense: Maynard Bangs. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
79:22 12/7/23
ROJ-324: “My Cousin Vinny vs. …And Justice for All” with Brooks Eason
The whole podcast is out of order this week when author Brooks Eason (“The Scoutmaster”) looks to be dead-on balls accurate as we contend two courtroom comedies: 1992’s “My Cousin Vinny” and 1979’s “...And Justice for All.” *** “My Cousin Vinny”: Brooks Eason. “…And Justice for All”: Dylan J. Schlender. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
73:24 11/30/23
ROJ-323: “Barbie vs. Oppenheimer” with Jeremy Black
The court’s Thanksgiving table is in an uproar this week when Jeremy Black talks turkey with us about the hottest double feature of 2023, "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer." *** “Oppenheimer”: Big Ben Haslar. “Barbie”: Jeremy Black. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Maynard Bangs, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
61:31 11/23/23
ROJ-322: “The People vs. The Thing (2011)” with Kandice Martellaro
As the court lays another Hell on Reels to rest, a shapeshifting monstrosity in the guise of Kandice Martellaro (“Stan Against Evil”) defends the 2011 remake of “The Thing.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Kandice Martellaro. Grudge: The “Horrible” Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
60:25 11/16/23
ROJ-321: “The People vs. Bad Channels” with Leroy Patterson
The court is so happy this week when stuntman Leroy Patterson (“Fists of Fury”) sees a Full Moon a-risin' and defends the 1992 rock horror flick “Bad Channels.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Leroy Patterson. Grudge: The “Horrible” Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
63:18 11/9/23
ROJ-320: “The People vs. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie” with Jack Bennett
But the Jack came back the very next day—Jack Bennett (“Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary”) that is, and just in time to help us decide the best segment in the 1990 anthology horror film “Tales from the Darkside: The Movie.” *** “Lot 249”: Jack Bennett. “The Cat from Hell”: Big Ben Haslar. “Lover’s Vow”: Maynard Bangs. Grudge: The “Horrible” Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: D-Rok Schlender, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
74:58 11/2/23

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