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

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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September 14, 2019

It Chapter Two review

This week Wayne confronts his worst fear - an almost three hour film - as the boys check out It Chapter Two. Does the sequel to the 2017 smash hit hold up? Or is it clown shoes compared to the original?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
 
It Chapter Two SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 11:55
It Chapter Two SPOILER-FILLED Thoughts: 11:55 - 20:00
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 20:00 - 22:22
 
Check out 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 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!)

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September 10, 2019

Top 10 TV Theme Songs POST 2000

This week the guys are aiming to get you all humming along as they countdown the very best TV Theme Songs POST 2000? Why post 2000, you might ask? Well, because the boys grossly underestimated the massive amounts of feedback on this topic as well as how much class would have to be left off the list if they kept it to just ten choices. So, an arbitrary separation of the "modern" and "classic" ages of television was agreed upon, and this week, they're tackling the more modern theme songs.

(Consider it an appetiser before the main course NEXT week, when they'll be tackling everything PRE 2000!)

So get these ear worms into you, and decide for yourself who has the superior list of TV theme 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 https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown to see what you're missing!

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!

Get access to old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site at https://thecountdownpc.podbean.com/

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/

P.S. The theme song played by amazing guitar players mentioned in the Ep can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i0a7RDPkM8

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For this week's review, the boys are all over Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Well, "all over" means they've seen the first three Eps and one of them is too bored to bother continuing; while the other desperately tries to keep the nostalgic light for his youth burning...
 
(And, for the record, there are spoilers throughout this review until the end of Ep 3.)
 
Is the spirit of Jim Henson alive and well? Or has his least muppetty project taken on a life of its own? Find out as the Countdown continues ...
 
Check out 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 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!)

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September 3, 2019

Top 10 Hollywood Jerks

This week the boys lay into the actors, directors and producers of Hollywood who have read their own press, feed off their own egos, and are narcissistic beyond any known metric as they countdown their Top 10 Hollywood Jerks (or A-Holes, if you prefer.)

This one contains some fairly incredible stories about some people you'd very much expect, and a couple that might surprise. Wayne takes it upon himself to defend more than one entrant on Paul's list, but at least both are on board as to who takes out the crown as the biggest Hollywood A-Hole ...

All this and an unlikely A-list Hollywood actor turning his hand to rapping, 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 https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown to see what you're missing!

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!

Get access to old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site at https://thecountdownpc.podbean.com/

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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August 31, 2019

Angel Has Fallen review

The boys continue their run of terrible action films this week with the third film in the Fallen Mike trilogy, Angel Has Fallen. Listen in to laugh at the guys' pain as they attempt to break this one down, all while feeling smug about your 100% correct decision not to bother with any angels falling.

Time Stamps: 

Angel Has Fallen SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 8:46

Angel Has Fallen SPOILER-FILLED Thoughts:  8:46 - 17:16 

Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 17:16 - 18:20 

 
Check out 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 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!)

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August 27, 2019

Top 10 Action Movie Stars

Strap on your weapon belts, zip up your combat boots, and get ready with a few quippy one-liners, because this week the boys celebrating the biggest names in the action genre by counting down their favourite action movie stars
 
Woman or man from any era in film, Paul and Wayne make the tough choices on who deserves a place on this sacred (to them) list. And they start with a bold call, immediately ruling out Arnold Schwarzenegger to throw the lists wide open and challenge each other with their eventual number ones.
 
Who has Steven Seagal on his list, despite the show's storied history with the mumbling, self-proclaimed Akido master? Who ranks Jackie Chan lower than Iko Uwais? And whose list is estrogen free?
 
Find the answers to all these questions - and more (like is Chow Yun Fat an International Action STAR or International Action HERO?) - 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 https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown to see what you're missing!

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!

Hit up old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site at https://thecountdownpc.podbean.com/

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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It's well overdue - and hence dropping as a bonus Ep - but here are the boys' controversial thoughts about the latest film in the Fast and the Furious Universe (wow, even typing that feels ridiculous), Hobbs and Shaw. This was the second attempt at a review as the first one was so controversial, Audacity felt the need to burn the recording faster than an IMF mission briefing for Ethan Hunt. (Ahh, if only the Fast and the Furious franchise was a patch on the Mission Impossible films.)
 
So, if you're looking for a positive, glowing take on Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham back and forthing, look elsewhere. Because this one gets extremely negative - in spite of what most of the critics have had to say - as The Countdown makes good on its promise to give you REAL reviews. Come. What. May.
 
In short, it's an absolute bollocking for this spin off from the Fast and the Furious franchise, and even if only Tyrese Gibson would approve, the guys make no apologies ... as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Hobbs and Shaw SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 10:38
Hobbs and Shaw SPOILER-FILLED Thoughts: 10:38 - 21:19
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 21:19 - 23:23
 
Check out 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 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!)

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This week Australia has FINALLY gotten to see Quentin Tarantino's latest, so the guys have dusted off their Bob Dylan hats to compliment their sheepskin vests and corduroy pants, and, of course, have smoked a few Red Apples to get into the right frame of mind for this review
 
Is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood the least Tarantino film to ever Tarantino? Is 161 minutes too long for this type of film? And Does QT earn the ending he shoots for?
 
Find the answers to all these questions and many more as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 17:05
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood SPOILER-FILLED Thoughts: 17:05 - 25:42
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 25:42 - 26:45
 
Check out 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 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!)

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This week the guys are joined by Dave and Jay from the Super Movie Bros podcast to talk the very best movie trailers of all time! Dave and Jay have bought their A-game, mixing the indie sensibilities of Jay with Dave's big-budget, balls-to-the-wall, blockbuster taste, ensuring for a tight contest as the two shows go head to head! 

Can Wayne and Paul keep it together long enough to not snipe each others choices on their combined list? Or is this a disaster just waiting to happen?

Find out as The Countdown continues ... 

Please thanks Dave and Jay by checking out their show at https://supermoviebros.podbean.com/

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 https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown to see what you're missing!

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!

Hit up old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site at https://thecountdownpc.podbean.com/

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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