TV & Film

A weekly comedic podcast in which two massive film buffs countdown a topic from 10-1 while throwing shade at the other’s list.

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This week on The Countdown, get ready for a bit of blood and gore. No, not between Wayne and Paul, but rather in terms of the episode's topic: The Top 10 Violent Films. So Paul is in his wheelhouse, Wayne is scarred by rabbits, and both the guys are getting down and dirty with some of their chosen films as well as a review of the new WWII horror film, Overlord.
 
Time Stamps:
Recount: 5:59 - 11:51
Overlord NON-SPOILER Review: 11:51 - 23:58
Overlord SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 23:58 - 29:43
Top 10 Violent Films: 29:43 - 1:09:40
Pop 10: 1:09:40 - 1:17:15
 
As announced on this Episode, the boys are asking YOU for your help to make the 200th Ep a fantastic one! Simply put together a list of your favourite ten films of all time, ordered from 10 to 1 (1 being the best), and send them through to the guys at thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com or over on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thecountdownpc

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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This week's episode comes courtesy of top-level Patron, Cy Wezow, who wanted a focus on two action stars of the late 80s and beyond: Jean Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal. So in true Countdown style, Paul and Wayne opted to pit these two contrasting larger-than-life characters against one another to determine, once and for all, who is the superior star/martial artist/all round person.
 
Of course, regular listeners will know the boys don't think much of Steven Seagal, with Wayne once publicly proclaiming he could beat the man in a fight. Well, all that comes back into play as the lads sweat over whether they will somehow crown Seagal over JCVD - in direct contrast to the vast bulk of the listener feedback.
 
Whatever happens, along the way, you can be sure there's time for an impromptu Seagal Watch as well as much laughter and disbelief at how bad some of these supposedly good films from 20-30 years ago are.
 
The guys keep the testosterone flowing with a review of the newly released Creed II. Does lightning strike twice for Michael B Jordan and Sly Stallone? Or does it suffer from the common affliction known as Sequelitis?
 
Find out the answers to all this and more as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
 
Recount: 3:58 - 7:12
Creed II NON-SPOILER Review: 7:12 - 15:28
Creed II SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 15:28 - 24:09
JCVD Vs Steven Seagal: 24:09 - 1:11:29
Seagal Watch: 1:11:29 - 1:16:26
Pop 10: 1:16:26 - 1:22:39

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

As mentioned on this week's show you can find the incredible gough and the films he produces at https://beernutsproductions.com/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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The snark is back in the latest Top 10 Last 10 episode of The Countdown, as the lads rank ten recent watches they've yet to talk about from worst to best, and along the way go at each other regarding more than one film perspective. Wayne rates a film Paul loved very lowly, then Paul rips a popular film a new one, before they again clash over Wayne's placement of a big Netflix release.

And this is all after both hosts tear into the new big-budgeted version of Robin Hood. Find out just how bad this $90 million turkey is as The Countdown continues ...

Time Stamps:

Recount: 3:21 - 9:34

Robin Hood NON-SPOILER Review: 9:34 - 24:28

Robin Hood SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 24:28 - 32:16

Top 10 Last 10: 32:16 - 1:34:06

Pop 10: 1:34:06 - 1:39:32

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows: Comic Confidential, Potter Heads and SHTI with Shad Wicka, all at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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Disney and animation. What could be more wholesome entertainment, fit for the whole family, right?

WRONG. Because this week on The Countdown, nothing is scared as Justin and Krissy from So I Married a Movie Geek cast compete against the boys to determine who has the superior list of Disney animated films ... Except things go south fast as discussion about princesses and songs and anthropomorphic animals devolves into sex toys, twerking butts, and other general NC-17 topics.

It's as NSFW as it sounds amid a whole lot of laughs, so jump on board this Episode of The Countdown, but don't say you weren't warned ...

Time Stamps:

Recount: 2:20 - 10:58

Top 10 Animated Disney Films: 10:58 - 1:12:43

Pop 10: 1:12:43 - 1:19:48

 
Please thank Justin and Krissy for coming on the show to do battle with the lads by checking out their great podcast at https://soimarriedamoviegeek.podbean.com/

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows: Comic Confidential, Potter Heads and SHTI with Shad Wicka, all at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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Did you know Wayne owns a copy of Attack of the Clones on DVD and LOVES it?! That's the most shocking news to come out of Ep 189 in which the boys get a whole heap of baggage off their chests by going to town on the films which disappointed them the most in their movie-watching lives.

No franchise, cinematic universe or beloved film series is sacred in this Countdown, with the guys sinking the boot right in to ten films each which tore their hearts out and tossed them away into the gutter like cheap pieces of trash.

All this AND a review of The Girl in the Spider's Web, which, it has to be said, fits the theme of this week's episode very nicely.

Time Stamps:

Recount: 2:13 - 7:46

The Girl in the Spider's Web NON-SPOILER Review: 7:46 - 17:19

The Girl in the Spider's Web SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 17:19 - 22:58

The 10 Most Disappointing Films of All Time: 22:58 - 1:21:36

Pop 10: 1:21:36 - 1:32:35

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows: Comic Confidential, Potter Heads and SHTI with Shad Wicka, all at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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This week the boys are all about music in their movies as Patron Geordie Davidson directed them to countdown the very best movies about music! Now, to be clear, this is NOT a countdown of musicals which many have asked for, but rather films which focus on music in some (major) way throughout their run time. Should The Blues Brothers count? How annoyed will Wayne be when he realises he's forgotten three films he should have put on his list? And how many romances will Paul, completely against type, end up with on his list?

The answer to all these questions are just part of the Ep though, as the boys also get busy reviewing the much hyped but critically mixed Bohemian Rhapsody, while Paul has a big announcement to share with everyone.

So warm up those vocal chords, strum out a few power chords, and get ready to bang the drum as The Countdown continues ...

Time Stamps:

Recount: 2:07 - 8:28

Bohemian Rhapsody NON-SPOILER Review: 8:28 - 23:17

Top 10 Movies About Music: 23:17 - 1:09:55

Pop 10: 1:09:55 - 1:17:48

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows: Comic Confidential, Potter Heads and SHTI with Shad Wicka, all at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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Holy crap, this one turned out to be a thinker! 
 
Join Paul and Wayne this week for a heated countdown of the top ten reboots! Part of the reason it gets so prickly is a fair degree of consternation over just what constitutes a reboot? Is it the same as a remake? And where do prequels fit in? The answer may make you throw the damn phone across the room as Wayne decides to break one of the show's long agreed upon rules to compile his list; while Paul utilises his crystal ball and resorts to the intent of a film to justify his.

And that's all after the guys come at the 2018 "rebootaquel" (copyright, trade mark, it's ours, damnit!), Halloween, from very different perspectives. Could this be another horror that Wayne begrudgingly digs? Find out as the Countdown continues!

Time Stamps:

Recount: 3:14 - 9:22

Halloween (2018) NON-SPOILER Review: 9:22 - 23:12

Halloween (2018) SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 23:12 - 35:28

Top 10 Movie Reboots: 35:28 - 1:13:19

Pop 10: 1:13:19 - 1:21:35

Check out the Comic Confidential Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows: Comic Confidential, Potter Heads and SHTI with Shad Wicka, all at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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Crime is bad. Unless it's fictional and entertaining as hell.
 
This week, Paul and Wayne are joined by Billy and Topher from the We Watched a Thing podcast to get criminal on each other's asses! Cackle along as the fellers rag on each other's choices and go head to head counting down the top ten movie crimes!
 
Which crimes were impressive purely due to cleverness? How complex does a caper have to be to hit their lists? And can a crime be good simply because the folks doing it are just so damn cool?
  
Find out as The Countdown continues!
 
Please thank Billy and Topher for coming on the show to do battle with the lads by checking out their great podcast at https://www.wewatchedathing.com/

Check out the Comic Confidential Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows: Comic Confidential, Potter Heads and SHTI with Shad Wicka, all at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

 
Time Stamps:
 
Recount: 2:12 - 10:20
Top 10 Movie Crimes: 10:20 - 1:11:17
Pop 10: 1:11:17 - 1:19:20
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This week it's either a good time or a bad time at the El Royale as a battle line is drawn right through the middle of the hotel, with one side representing one host's view that it was a quality, suspenseful film, and the other representing the POV that it was a bag of very long winded-ass
 
And as if that wasn't enough, the boys then clash over who qualifies as a character actor in this week's countdown celebrating those actors and actresses who disappear into their roles or are so utterly believable in any supporting role they take on.
 
It's certainly a fiery one! And, surprisingly enough, it features far less talk about genitalia than usual (which is how you KNOW the lads got distracted by each other's ridiculous viewpoints!)
 
Time Stamps:
 
Recount: 2:29 - 10:18
Bad Times at the El Royale NON-SPOILER Review: 10:18 - 26:24
Bad Times at the El Royale SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 26:24 - 34:46
Top 10 Character Actors: 34:46 - 1:17:47
Pop 10: 1:17:47 - 1:23:15

Check out the Comic Confidential Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows: Comic Confidential, Potter Heads and SHTI with Shad Wicka, all at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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Have you ever shaken your head in dismay at what must go on behind the scenes in the big Hollywood studio boardrooms? Or perhaps you've rolled your eyes while sighing in disgust at the latest studio interference in what should have been a slam dunk of a film? Well Paul and Wayne certainly have and this week they're here to share their major gripes with you as they countdown their Worst 10 Hollywood Decisions. Bad casting, awful script choices, and horrendous choices of director all get a bollocking as the boys take no prisoners in going for the jugular of the Hollywood studio system. (And, of course, talk about balls and other bits of the human anatomy - just in case you were wondering ...)
 
Find out which studios, filmmakers and franchises cop it the worst, as The Countdown continues!
 
Time Stamps:
 
Recount: 2:53 - 14:24
Venom NON-SPOILER Review: 14:24 - 23:41
Venom SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 23:41 - 30:19
WORST 10 Hollywood Decisions: 30:19 - 1:20:31
Pop 10: 1:20:31 - 1:26:10

Check out the Comic Confidential Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows: Comic Confidential, Potter Heads and SHTI with Shad Wicka, all at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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