Reels of Justice

Reels of Justice

We put movies on trial.

Episodes

February 29, 2024 60 mins

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...

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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 ...

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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. Origi...

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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 Carra...

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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: W...

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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.

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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 Them...

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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. ...

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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....

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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...

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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: Silva...

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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 Gold...

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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.

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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. Pr...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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 Rodrig...

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We predict a bump in the ratings when Marty Ketola (“The Love Song of William H. Shaw”) comes down hard on the 2023 creature feature “Cocaine Bear.” *** Prosecutor: Marty Ketola. Defense: Maynard Bangs. Grudge: The “Horrible” Dylan J. Schlender. Jurors: Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Dylan J. Schlender, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT Golden.

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The court imagines a world of monsters without borders when C.K. Kimball (“Everybody Hates Clowns”) looks for to get a big dish of beef chow mein and defend 1997’s “An American Werewolf in Paris.” *** Prosecutor: Dylan J. Schlender. Defense: C.K. Kimball. Grudge: The “Horrible” Big Ben Haslar. Jurors: Maynard Bangs, Ryan Luis Rodriguez, Big Ben Haslar. *** Advisory: Silvana Carranza. Prologue: Kirk R. Thatcher. Original Theme: WT G...

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