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.

Episodes

October 15, 2019

Top 10 Last 10

The Top 10 Last 10 format is back for the final time in 2019 as the guys mini-review 20 films they've recently seen but have yet to speak about on the podcast, ranking them from worst to best. The intention then is to act as a bit of a guide for you fine listeners, except Wayne decides to eschew all logic in his ranking system, putting films higher that he scored lower, causing Paul considerable ire in the process...

But what is the film Wayne ranked so highly that Paul cannot get his head around? And has Paul finally found some films to cheer about in 2019? Or does it remain the worst year for film releases (in his humble opinion) since the podcast began?

Find the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...

 

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Get access to old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site.

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists on Letterboxd and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at the same.

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October 12, 2019

Joker review

The world has gone mad for Todd Phillips' Joker, starring the Unpronouncable Phoenix, but are DC laughing all the way to the Academy Awards? The boys offer their take on the biggest October release in history, and fair to say, they're not as impressed as the vast majority of critics and fans seem to have been. 

Has the lack of lycra and capes overshadowed their appreciation, or are they viewing this one without the clown-paint goggles on? 

Find out as The Countdown continues ...

Time Stamps:

Joker SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 12:53

Joker SPOILER-FILLED Reactions: 12:53 - 20:28

Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 20:28 - 22:48

 

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This week the guys reveal more about themselves than they planned to when drafting this week's topic, but Wayne got his way, and so they're talking the movies that taught them most about dating!
 
As you can imagine, this one acts as an insight into the lads' souls, so prepare yourselves to equal parts cringe and laugh at their stupidity as many disastrous dates are outlined, while rules for how to survive in the complicated world of relationships are trialed (and mostly rejected).
 
Does Crazy Stupid Love make another list? Is it possible to shoehorn Basic Instinct into this topic? And who once dumped someone because they hated Children of Men? Learn the answers to all these questions and more, as The Countdown continues ...

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Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Get access to old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site.

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists on Letterboxd and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at the same.

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October 5, 2019

Ad Astra review

It's been a while, but one of the guys thinks Ad Astra is more like Ad ASStra, and the other is into Brad Pitt so hard, he wishes he could go on his own metaphorical journey to the pit of his Bradness.
 
So, yeah, this is a sci-fi film starring Brad Pitt travelling through our galaxy to prevent a catastrophe, and the co-writer and director (James Gray) thinks it's the most realistic space film ever made. When you get done laughing at that, join us for this review, as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Ad Astra SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 12:31
Ad Astra SPOILER-FILLED Review: 12:31 - 21:05
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 21:05 - 22:03
 

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October 1, 2019

Top 10 PG-13 Films

This week's show is a bit of an experiment as the guys try and do an Ep with minimal cussing and absolutely no references to parts of the human anatomy doing things to other parts of the human anatomy. In other words, it's meant to be a PG-13 Episode as the boys countdown their top 10 PG-13 films.

Now, of course, there is more swearing than allowed in a PG-13 film, but many might be surprised by the final tally raised for charity, as every curse word outside the realms of acceptable PG-13 fare costs $1 straight into the Swear Jar.

Will Wayne have any money left by the Ep? How far does Paul go to bait Wayne along? And does The Soundboard have to throw into the Swear Jar?

Find the answers to all these questions and more, as The Countdown continues ...

Hit up the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows.

Want to gain access to all manner of additional Countdown content? Head on over to the show's Patreon to see what you're missing!

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Get access to old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site.

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists on Letterboxd and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at the same.

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September 28, 2019

Rambo: Last Blood review

37 years after Sylvester Stallone debuted the character of John Rambo as a traumatised veteran being unjustly pursued by the local law, the character returns for his final outing, having decimated half of the Vietnamese, Russian and Burmese armies in the interim. So has Sly learned anything? Has Rambo evolved with the times?
 
The answers are right here, good people, as the boys take on the challenge of determining whether Stallone is as successful with the return this iconic character as he was with Rocky Balboa in the Creed films. Is it a case of lighting strikes twice?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Rambo Last Blood SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 9:49
Rambo Last Blood SPOILER-FILLED Review: 9:49 - 18:32
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 18:32 - 19:25
 

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This week it's a bit of a fantasy topic as Paul and Wayne get all cleaned up for a night out on the town with the ten movie characters they'd most like to have drinks with. All of film history is open to the guys, making it a tough ask to narrow down the field, but somehow they manage it - and there's even one cross-up on their lists!

The choices may be fairly predictable from the guys as they start out, but Wayne saves his best (read: most outlandish) choices for last, prompting considerable consternation (read: profanity laced disagreement) from Paul, and thus ensuring more of the banter you're familiar with, as The Countdown continues ...

Hit up the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at https://ccradio.com.au/countdown/

Want to gain access to all manner of additional Countdown content? Head on over to the show's Patreon to see what you're missing!

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Get access to old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site.

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists on Letterboxd and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at the same.

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This week the guys check out two films considered poor enough that they were either pulled entirely from an Australian cinematic release or delayed said release by more than three months after appearing in American theatres.
 
First up, it's The Dead Don't Die, and shocker(!), Wayne refused to see it. Though not because it was a zombie film, but rather because it's directed by Jim Jarmusch. Paul bravely takes on the challenge by himself. Was he pleased to have made such a sacrifice? Or does Wayne get the last laugh?
 
That review is largely spoiler-free, but the one for Anna, which both boys saw, quickly devolves into spoiler territory. And that probably tells you everything you need to know about the film, as Luc Besson proves he doesn't have an original bone left in his body.
 
Which is the better film? And does it really matter? Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
The Dead Don't Die VIRTUALLY SPOILER-FREE Review: 1:06 - 7:25
Anna SPOILER-FILLED Review: 7:25 - 21:30
 

Hit up the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at https://ccradio.com.au/countdown/

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September 17, 2019

Top 10 TV Theme Songs PRE 2000

This week the boys make good on their promise to deliver the main course of their TV Theme Tunes two-parter, this time covering very best TV themes PRE 2000!
 
The nostalgia is high in this Ep, as Paul and Wayne take a trip down memory lane, bopping along to their favourite tunes that opened TV shows throughout their youth and into their adulthood.
 
Cartoons, sitcoms, teen dramas, and sci-fi shows all get their due before the inevitable happens and the guys turn on each other's choices, trying to discredit the other's list.
 
So slip on your favourite pair of headphones and prepare for all kinds of Happy Days, as it will be Mission: Impossible to not want to hum along to these tunes, as The Countdown continues ...
 

Hit up the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at https://ccradio.com.au/countdown/

Want to gain access to all manner of additional Countdown content? Head on over to the show's Patreon to see what you're missing!

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Get access to old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site.

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists on Letterboxd and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at the same.

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This month's bonus Ep was a bit of an experiment between four great Aussie shows as presided over by one great Kiwi :p

In effect, the podcasters squared off to debate the pros and con's of 2017's It, with the sequel just recently released. Hendo from The IMDB Journey podcast joined forces with Dudi from Shaken Not Nerd and The Countdown's own Paul to argue the very obvious and blatantly correct pros of IT, while Billy and Topher from We Watched a Thing recruited Dean from The IMDB Journey podcast to join the Dark Side and unfairly malign a wonderful film. Even Wayne joins the fray to assist Sam from Movie Reviews in 20 Q's in judging which side takes home the chocolates...

What was meant to be a structured event quickly degenerates into chaos, but it is a heck of a lot of fun and there is much laughter (amid bad language) along the way.

So choose a side and get on board to help determine whether any such Mass debate will ever again take place ...

All the other great shows featured in this first ever Movie Mass Debate can be found below:

Movie Reviews in 20 Q’s - @moviereviewsin

We Watched a Thing - @WeWatchedAThing

Shaken Not Nerd - @ShakenNotNerd

IMDB Journey - @imdbjourney

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