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

November 19, 2019

Top 10 Superior Sequels

Sigh. What are the odds that two co-hosts could ever mess up a brief so completely that two EFFECTIVELY different lists end up being made? ... Well, if you're listening to this podcast, those chances are pretty damn high, because for this week's show, the Top 10 Superior Sequels, Wayne decides sequel means the film following its immediate predecessor, completely ignoring the relevance of all other sequels in a franchise, as Paul, with his higher order executive functioning, was easily able to discern.
 
So it may not be a level playing field, but Paul & Wayne put their best feet forward in suggesting there are ten (and more!) sequels that outshine the original film in a franchise (or in Wayne's case the film that preceded it).
 
Do they nail them all? Can they get through an Episode like this without turning on one another. And who had the bigger blooper at Episode's end?
 
Learn 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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November 16, 2019

Doctor Sleep review

A sequel 39 years in the making, director Mike Flanagan attempts the impossible - to please fans of Kubrick's masterpiece, The Shining, as well as Stephen King and fans of his Danny Torrance books. Does he succeed? Or does Doc-Doc-Doc-Doc-Doctor Sleep prove to be more snoozey than scary?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Doctor Sleep SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 9:51
Doctor Sleep SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 9:51 - 19:00
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 19:00 - 19:45
 

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!

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November 12, 2019

Top 10 G-Rated Films

The NO swearing Ep is back this week as the boys follow up their popular PG-13 show with a countdown of the Top 10 G-Rated Films. You might be surprised what films got away with a G rating (as well as those which somehow were elevated into PG territory), but you won;t be surprised to learn that Wayne and Paul are unable to keep their potty-mouths completely stowed. Which is good, because once again, every time they do mess up, it's $1 being donated to charity - a charity that the fans of the show will nominate in the Facebook Listener Community!

But that's not all! The boys expose an IMDB.com error which might the end of the site as we know it!? (That's hyperbole and clear clickbait. It means nothing of the sort, but it was fun to write.)

Find out what that error is and listen in as the lads have to develop a whole new way of communicating with one another, 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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November 9, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate review

The sixth film in the Terminator universe is upon us and Paul and Wayne are front and centre to determine whether it's worth your time! Dark Fate is dying at the box office, and the reviews are decidedly mixed, so it may not be a surprise that the lads are a bit split on this one ... even if their final scores may not be that far apart.
 
Has James Cameron returned to restore the franchise to its former glory? Or is this the final ripping of the power core from the carcass of the Terminator films?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Terminator: Dark Fate SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 13:10
Terminator: Dark Fate SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 13:10 - 20:38
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 20:38 - 22:10
 

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!

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November 5, 2019

WORST 10 TV Series Finales

Have you ever been so thoroughly angry, upset or just plain disappointed at the finale of a beloved television series that it retroactively sullied your view of said show? Well Paul and Wayne have and that's why they're this week turning their attention to television and counting down the ten WORST series finales of all time! Dramas, comedies, sci-fi shows, and even a couple of prestige efforts, are all named and shamed as the boys get their angry pants on and go to town on shows that many love.
 
Such is the passion in this topic that good friend of the podcast, B-Dizzle from the We Watched a Thing podcast, leapt to the defence of one such polarising show, recording his thoughts for all to take on board. You can check out B-Dizzle and his cranky off-sider, Topher, at https://www.wewatchedathing.com/
 
Which show does Wayne have so low that Paul threatens to sing the theme song in a "low" key for the rest of the Ep? What finale is ranked the worst of all time by BOTH hosts? And while we're here, who can't pronounce "finale" properly?
 
Learn 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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November 2, 2019

Ready or Not review

Ready or Not, here The Countdown comes! This week, the boys are talking the low-budget comedy-horror which the rest of the world got to see months ago, but which only dropped in Australia recently (sigh). Will Wayne hate this film because it's a horror? Or will the comedic stylings of it garner his interest? And who gives this film an 80 and then refuses to acknowledge it will be a Top 10 film of the year?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Ready or Not SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 12:03
Ready or Not SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 12:03 - 19:24
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 19:24 - 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/

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!

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October 29, 2019

Top 10 Most Quotable Movies

This week the boys have something special in store for you as they get their impressions on in counting down the Top 10 Most Quotable Movies. It was almost 37 degrees (near on 98 Fahrenheit) at the time of recording (in October!), and the heat must have been getting to the lads, because Paul somehow gets his list mixed up, while Wayne claims he had to cut 60 films from his initial "short" list of 70, so as you can imagine, things go to seed very, very quickly. And fair to say, probably never recover.

Wayne claims there will be zero crossovers, but is he right? And who manages to steal considerable thunder from the other? (Which now that it's framed that way, makes the first question kind of redundant). Learn the answers to 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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Keeping the Halloween theme rolling, this week the boys are reviewing a sequel ten years in the making, Zombieland: Double Tap. The whole gang are back in front of and behind the camera, but was it worth the wait?
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
(Oh and totally stick around for a quality blooper at the end of the show. Hint: Classic Wayne.)
 
Time Stamps:
Zombieland 2 SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 10:57
Zombieland 2 SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 10:57 - 18:55
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 18:55 - 19:21
 

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!

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October 22, 2019

Top 10 Horror Comedies

It's Halloween time! And that means it's time to force Wayne out of his comfort zone to talk about horror movies. Well, horror comedies, to be more specific, though Paul feels he deserves praise for even getting that much out of his scaredy-cat co-host.
 
So it's a topic near and dear to Pauls' heart, which may explain why, for the first time in the history of the show, THIS is the Episode in which Paul throws down his head phones at one of Wayne's calls and storms out of the studio!
 
What could Wayne have done to earn such ire? How many straight comedies does he have on his list? And, for that matter, how many low-budget indies no-one has ever heard of does Paul have on his?
 
Learn 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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October 19, 2019

Gemini Man review

Will Smith is back in his latest action-thriller, Gemini Man. Director Ang Lee has opted for high frame rates and 3D+ - perhaps in an effort to mask the de-aging technology which is present through much of this film - but seems to have forgotten the need for a decent script and captivating characters when making this one. Which prompts Wayne and Paul to answer the almost-serious question: Is technological advancement in cinema more important than the basics of movie making?

Find out as The Countdown continues ...

Time Stamps:

Gemini Man LARGELY SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 13:43

Gemini Man SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 13:43 - 19:34

Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 19:34 - 21:05

 

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!

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