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Reels of Justice

We put movies on trial.

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ROJ-215: “The People vs. Spice World” with Shocked & Applaud
Spice up your life this week as Lydia, Naomi, Jen and Sean from the Shocked & Applaud podcast join the court to defend the 1997 musical comedy “Spice World.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Shocked & Applaud. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Maynard Bangs, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
63:34 09/22/2022
ROJ-214: “Ocean’s 11 (1960) vs. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)” with Jeremy Black
The house always wins when Jeremy Black again sets foot in the court to pit the 1960 heist film “Ocean’s 11” against its 2001 remake “Ocean’s Eleven.”  *** “Ocean’s 11 (1960)”: Jeremy Black. “Ocean’s Eleven (2001)”: Dylan J. Schlender. 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.
61:40 09/15/2022
ROJ-213: “The People vs. A View to a Kill” with Matt Sherman and Andrew McNess
This week, Matt Sherman (“James Bond Fan Events”) breaks out his best Walken impression against author Andrew McNess ("The Shark is Always There: Navigating 'Jaws: The Revenge'") as the court arraigns the 1985 Bond film “A View to a Kill.” *** Prosecutor: Matt Sherman. Defense: Andrew McNess. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar.. Jurors: Maynard Bangs, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
60:12 09/08/2022
ROJ-212: “The People vs. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane” with Lou Perez
Yo! Snapperhead! Author/comedian Lou Perez (“That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”) returns to the court this week to defend the 1990 Andrew Dice Clay vehicle, “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Lou Perez. 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.
64:06 09/01/2022
ROJ-211: “The People vs. Vampire’s Kiss” with Galen Howard
The court goes a little batty when Galen Howard (“The Book of Boba Fett”) takes on the horrible, horrible job of defending the 1988 Nic Cage film, “Vampire’s Kiss.” *** Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Galen Howard. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
65:27 08/25/2022
ROJ-210: “The People vs. Malignant” with Chris Gersbeck
The court turns itself around when Chris Gersbeck (“Dumb Industries”) climbs the walls to defend the 2021 horror film “Malignant.” *** Prosecutor: Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Defense: Chris Gersbeck. 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.
64:59 08/18/2022
ROJ-209: “The People vs. Rawhead Rex” with Billy Ray Brewton
The court rocks out with our proverbial cocks out when Billy Ray Brewton (“The Incinerator Podcast”) defends the 1986 phallic folk horror film, “Rawhead Rex.” *** Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Billy Ray Brewton. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
65:03 08/11/2022
ROJ-208: “The Manchurian Candidate (1962) vs. The Ipcress File” with Jeremy Black
Someone finally washes our dirty minds when Jeremy Black returns to the court as we set 1962’s “The Manchurian Candidate” against the British espionage film, “The Ipcress File.”  *** “The Manchurian Candidate (1962)”: Big Ben Haslar. “The Ipcress File”: Jeremy Black. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Maynard Bangs, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
54:39 08/04/2022
ROJ-207: “The People vs. Footloose (2011)” with Cinema Recall
Everybody cuts loose this week, when The Vern and Ashley Jirak (“Cinema Recall” Podcast) angrily dance into the courtroom to defend the 2011 remake of “Footloose.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: The Vern. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Ashley Jirak, Maynard Bangs, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
65:00 07/28/2022
ROJ-206: “The People vs. F9: The Fast Saga” with Simeon Goodson
It’s all about family this week when Simeon Goodson (“Whats Really Good Tho”) puts the pedal to the metal to defend the 2021 high-octane action film, “F9: The Fast Saga.” *** Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Simeon Goodson. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
57:00 07/21/2022
ROJ-205: “The People vs. Avengers: Infinity War” with Phillip Mottaz
Dread it, run from it, this week’s episode arrives all the same when author Phillip Mottaz (“The Murderous Haircut of the Mayor of Bel Air”) tries to snap out the MCU’s 2018 epic, “Avengers: Infinity War.”  ***  Prosecutor: Phillip Mottaz. 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.
62:54 07/14/2022
ROJ-204: “The People vs. Spider-Man 3” with Nathaniel Jonsson
We have a great responsibility this week, but not much power, when Nathaniel Jonsson (“At The Devils Ball Podcast”) web-slings into the court to defend 2007’s “Spider-Man 3.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Nathaniel Jonsson. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Maynard Bangs, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
63:22 07/07/2022
ROJ-203: “The People vs. The Spy Who Loved Me” with Frieda Toth
Nobody does it better than author Frieda Toth (“James Bond, Route 9 and Me”) when she sets her sights on the 1977 film adaptation of 007’s “The Spy Who Loved Me.” *** Prosecutor: Frieda Toth. Defense: Dylan J. Schlender. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Maynard Bangs, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
63:06 06/30/2022
ROJ-202: “The People vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III” with Graham Skipper
This week, the court gets totally tubular when Graham Skipper (“VFW”) defends 1993’s time traveling family feature, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.”  ***  Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Graham Skipper. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
58:08 06/23/2022
ROJ-201: “Death on the Nile (1978) vs. Death on the Nile (2022)” with Jeremy Black
We start Season Three off right when Jeremy Black helps us pit the 1978 adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Death on the Nile” against its 2022 counterpart. *** “Death on the Nile (1978)”: Dylan J. Schlender. “Death on the Nile (2022)”: Jeremy Black. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Maynard Bangs, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
66:53 06/16/2022
ROJ-153: “The People vs. Barb Wire” with Yvonne Freese and Conor McGiffin
This week, on a very special Season Finale of the Reels of Justice, Yvonne Freese and Conor McGiffin (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”) call each other Babe repeatedly as they debate the merits of the 1996 Pamela Anderson vehicle “Barb Wire.” *** Prosecutor: Conor McGiffin. Defense: Yvonne Freese. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
69:34 06/09/2022
ROJ-152: “The People vs. Octopussy” with Matt Sherman
This week, our court proceedings hit an all time high when Matt Sherman (“James Bond Fan Events”) defends 007’s 1983 feature, “Octopussy.”  ***  Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Matt Sherman. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
65:20 06/02/2022
ROJ-151: “The People vs. Halloween Kills” with Movies After Work
On this week’s episode, Evil may or may not Die Tonight when Thomas Greene (‘Movies After Work’ Podcast) joins the court to serve as a guest juror as we prosecute the 2021 slasher film “Halloween Kills.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Maynard Bangs. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Thomas Greene, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
60:44 05/26/2022
ROJ-150: “The People vs. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” with Simon Majumdar
We seek the Question this week when Simon Majumdar (“Food Network’s Tournament of Champions”/”Eat My Globe” Podcast) besmirches the 2005 film adaptation of Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” *** Prosecutor: Simon Majumdar. Defense: Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender, Robb Maynard. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
55:16 05/19/2022
ROJ-149: “The People vs. Constantine” with Dwight Hurst
This week, Dwight Hurst (“Broken Brain” Podcast) walks through the fires of Hell to defend the 2005 Keanu Reeves film, “Constantine.”  ***  Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Dwight Hurst. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
65:36 05/12/2022
ROJ-148: “The People vs. Se7en” with Kelsey Ann Brady and Emily Marsh
On this week’s episode, we find out what’s in the box when Kelsey Ann Brady and Emily Marsh (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”) become Wrath and arbitrate the 1995 David Fincher film, “Se7en.” *** Prosecutor: Kelsey Ann Brady. Defense: Emily Marsh. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Robb Maynard. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
59:48 05/05/2022
ROJ-147: “Shrek 2 vs. Paddington 2” with Jeremy Black
We once again prove that family films bring out the worst in us when Professor Jeremy Black re-joins the court to pit the 2004 comedy “Shrek 2” against another all-ages sequel, 2017’s “Paddington 2.” *** “Shrek 2:” Jeremy Black. “Paddington 2:” Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Robb Maynard, Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
59:26 04/28/2022
ROJ-146: “The People vs. Glen or Glenda” with Trace Beaulieu
On the 100th episode of the Reels of Justice, Trace Beaulieu (“The Mads Are Back, Mystery Science Theater 3000”) pulls the strings to defend Ed Wood’s 1953 magnum opus, “Glen or Glenda.”  ***  Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Trace Beaulieu. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
53:05 04/21/2022
ROJ-145: “The People vs. Hudson Hawk” with Kevin Smith
In the courtroom this week, Kevin Smith (“Suns and Shadows-Cast”) sings slightly off-key as he defends Bruce Willis’s 1991 action comedy “Hudson Hawk.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Kevin Smith. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Robb Maynard. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
58:28 04/14/2022
ROJ-144: “The People vs. Dune (2021)” with Isaac Arthur
We have wormsign in the courtroom this week when Isaac Arthur (“Science and Futurism”) defends the 2021 science fiction epic, “Dune.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Isaac Arthur. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Robb Maynard. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
60:16 04/07/2022
ROJ-143: “Toy Story 2 vs. Toy Story 4” with Bouncin’ Bobby LePire
Battlelines are drawn in the courtroom this week when Bouncin’ Bobby LePire (Film Threat) joins us to pit Pixar’s “Toy Story 2” against “Toy Story 4” in a winner-takes-all, no-holds-barred fight to the death. ***  “Toy Story 2”: Ryan Luis Rodriguez. “Toy Story 4”: Bouncin’ Bobby LePire. 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.
64:59 03/31/2022
ROJ-142: “The People vs. Alien 3: The Assembly Cut” with Case Aiken
In the courtroom this week, no one can hear you scream when Case Aiken (“Another Pass” Podcast) defends the 2003 extended “Assembly Cut” of the 1992 sci-fi horror film, “Alien 3.” *** Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Case Aiken. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden. *** Here is the link to Case’s Indiegogo, “Farragut Forward: A Star Trek Fan Production":https://igg.me/at/eMo1Ymwol-Y/x/4739980#/
63:06 03/24/2022
ROJ-141: “The People vs. Baghead” with Jeremy Bates
This week, author Jeremy Bates (“World’s Scariest Places” series) takes refuge in the courtroom to defend the 2008 mumblecore horror film, “Baghead.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Jeremy Bates. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Robb Maynard. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
61:45 03/17/2022
ROJ-140: “The People vs. Planet of the Apes (2001)” with Ron McAdams
The courtroom becomes a madhouse (a madhouse!) this week when Ron McAdams (“Under Three Moons”) defends Tim Burton’s 2001 remake of “Planet of the Apes.” ***  Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Ron McAdams. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
65:02 03/10/2022
ROJ-139: “The People vs. Star Trek: The Motion Picture” with Scott Weitz
On this week’s episode, the courtroom boldly goes basically where it went last week when Scott Weitz (“Dread of Night Radio Theater”) defends the 1979 sci-fi film, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Scott Weitz. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Robb Maynard, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.
63:56 03/03/2022