Reels of Justice

Reels of Justice

We put movies on trial.

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October 21, 2021 62 min

Nothing can stop “Hell on Reels” when Emily Marsh and Conor McGiffin (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”) go tooth-and-nail against one another to decide if the 2000 horror comedy “Leprechaun in the Hood” is guilty of being a bad movie. *** Prosecutor: Conor McGiffin. Defense: Emily Marsh. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk ...

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In this special bonus episode of “Hell on Reels,” Kirk R. Thatcher joins us to discuss his latest film, “Muppets Haunted Mansion,” as well as some of his favorite Halloween movies. ***  Featuring: Kirk R. Thatcher, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender, Ben Haslar, Maynard Bangs. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden. Prologue Theremin Theme: 18 - theremin.wav by rap2h https://frees...

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On this installment of “Hell on Reels,” Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger (“New England Legends” Podcast) defend the 1998 slasher “Urban Legend.”  *** Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger. 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. Prologue Theremin Theme: 18 - th...

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“Hell on Reels” keeps on rolling as Robin Warder (“The Trail Went Cold” Podcast) returns to the court to defend Wes Craven’s controversial 1972 exploitation horror film, “The Last House on the Left.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Robin Warder. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme:...

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This week, we kick off October’s “Hell on Reels” series right, as J.D. Ryznar (“Yacht Rock”) strolls leisurely into the courtroom to prosecute the 2003 slasher crossover “Freddy vs. Jason” and discuss the zen of Yacht Rock. ***  Prosecutor: J.D. Ryznar. Defense: Dylan J. Schlender. Judge: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Ben Haslar, Maynard Bangs. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. That...

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On this week’s episode, Isaac Arthur (“Science and Futurism”) walks without rhythm when he defends the 1984 science fiction epic “Dune.”  *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Isaac Arthur. Judge: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Robb Maynard, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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Clay Keller (“Screen Drafts” Podcast) appears in court this week to clear the name of the 1998 Tommy Lee Jones-helmed action thriller, “U.S. Marshals.” *** Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Clay Keller. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender, Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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This week, Jeremy Black once again steps into the courtroom, this time to represent the 1964 British war film “Zulu” as it clashes against the 1939 adventure film “Gunga Din.” ***  “Zulu:” Jeremy Black. “Gunga Din:” Maynard Bangs. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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On this week’s episode, Grant Baciocco (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return) vows to find the real killer and clear the good name of 1994’s comedy whodunnit, “Radioland Murders.”  *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Grant Baciocco. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Robb Maynard, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Special Guest Correspondent: Toiley T. Paper. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: K...

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Author Phillip Mottaz (“The Murderous Haircut of the Mayor of Bel Air”) is summoned to the court this week to defend the 1996 action sequel, “Escape from L.A.” *** Prosecutor: Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Defense: Phillip Mottaz. Judge: The Honorable Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Robb Maynard, Dylan J. Schlender, Ben Haslar.*** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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This week, Mary Jo Pehl (Mystery Science Theater 3000) steps into the court to defend what some have called “one of the worst movies ever made,” the 1987 adventure comedy “Ishtar.” * * *  Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Mary Jo Pehl. Judge: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Kayleigh DuLac, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Ben Haslar. * * * Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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On this week’s episode, Thomas Greene (‘Movies After Work’ Podcast) tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat when he defends 2000’s “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.” *** Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Thomas Greene. Presiding: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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Never tell Comedian Joe Pontillo the odds, as he is summoned to the court this week to defend the 2018 space Western prequel, “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Joe Pontillo. Presiding: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Maynard Bangs, Dylan J. Schlender.*** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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This week, Jeremy Black returns to the courtroom to defend the 1980 British crime drama “The Long Good Friday” as it goes head-to-head against the 1998 British crime comedy “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” *** The Long Good Friday: Jeremy Black. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels: Dylan J. Schlender. Presiding: The Honorable Maynard Bangs. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Ben Haslar, Robb Maynard. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza....

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On this week’s episode, Comedian Neruda Williams does the unthinkable as he defends the 1993 action comedy, “Super Mario Bros.” *** Prosecutor: Maynard Bangs. Defense: Neruda Williams. Presiding: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender, Ryan Luis Rodriguez. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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Joshua Weilerstein (Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne) brings a touch of class to the court this week, as he defends Lars von Trier’s 2011 sci-fi drama, “Melancholia.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Joshua Weilerstein. Presiding: The Honorable Ben Haslar. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Robb Maynard, Big Ben Haslar.*** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Gold...

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This week, Lou Perez (“We the Internet TV”) is summoned to the courtroom to bring charges against the 1991 Bill Murray comedy “What About Bob?” *** Prosecutor: Lou Perez. Defense: Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Presiding: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Dylan J. Schlender, Big Ben Haslar, Robb Maynard. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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On this week’s episode, Nicole and Caroline (“Defining Disney” Podcast) lend their expertise to the proceedings as they prosecute 2004’s animated Roseanne Barr moo-vie, “Home on the Range.” *** Prosecutor: Nicole and Caroline from Defining Disney. Defense: Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Presiding: The Honorable Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Big Ben Haslar, Dylan J. Schlender, Robb Maynard. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. That...

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In what is easily our longest awaited episode yet, we welcome Sam Caudle (“Triple Feature”) to the court to defend the schlocky 2003 sci-fi flick “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: Sam Caudle. Presiding: 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.

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On the Season Two Premiere, Ron McAdams (“Under Three Moons”) steps in as a guest juror while Ben and Dylan go tête-à-tête over the 2002 sci-fi film “Star Trek: Nemesis.” *** Prosecutor: Big Ben Haslar. Defense: Dylan J. Schlender. Presiding: The Honorable Ryan Luis Rodriguez. Jurors: Ron McAdams, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Robb Maynard. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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