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

July 11, 2020

The Rock (1996) review

Here, dear listener, is your DEFINITIVE review of The Rock - the Michael Bay action "classic" of the mid-90s. You will never need to listen to anything else about this film after the 21 minutes contained within this podcast episode.
 
It covers:
- a painful baldness treatment
- what makes Michael Bay feel bad
- terrible impressions
- the band Womack & Womack
 
AND, as a bonus, it features a phone call from Paul's Mum!
 
Strap yourselves in, ladies and gentlemen, this one GOES places as The Countdown continues ...

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July 7, 2020

Top 10 Film Franchises

This week the boys are answering the call from top level patron, Geordie Davidson, who selected this week's topic: The Top 10 Film Franchises. Deciding this meant three or more connected films, Paul and Wayne go to town in defending the many touch decisions that a list like this entails. And though Paul riffs on shooting himself in the foot very early, Wayne is naught but confident in his list
 
But how will you listeners respond to lists that are missing some very popular franchises? And will anyone ever listen again when Paul passes judgment on the MCU?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Don't forget to leave an Apple Podcasts review for the show to go in the drawer for a Countdown Merch prize pack!
 

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FINALLY, it has come to pass!

Wayne has relented, Paul has triumphed, so you, dear listener, may be uplifted as Wayne reviews the oft-requested sci-fi, comedy classic, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure!

It's most definitely radically EXCELLENT, dude!

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Countdown #274.

For this week's Countdown, the guys are talking the most uplifting film scenes ever made ... and struggling to agree on what "uplifting" means while doing it. Do you feel uplifted by a victory against the odds? Or do you feel that way when listening to Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warners sing "Up Where We Belong?"

Yep, with that as the baseline argument for the week, you can be assured this Ep is packed with the usual good natured banter and potty mouthed humour, as The Countdown continues ...

 

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Paul returns sans Wayne to talk the next ten of his FAVOURITE films of ALL TIME! On this Ep, he's recruited long-time podcasting brother, Gerald, from Two Peas on a Podcast to aid him in counting down numbers 90 through 81 on their respective lists.
 
Tastes are a little more similar this time around, but there is no question that a few surprises will be thrown the audience's (and each others') way. So get on board for a lively discussion about a bunch of great films - even if the world may frown at some of these choices - as The Countdown continues ...
 
Please thank Gerald by checking out his great show at Two Peas Home Base.
 

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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 sa

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June 27, 2020

Da 5 Bloods review

Hold onto your helmets, dear listener, because this one gets rocky!
 
Join the boys as they review the latest Spike Lee joint - a film which the critics are praising, but which only one of the guys likes. So what exactly is that host's problem? Is the message of the film not powerful enough? Did Delroy Lindo's incredible performance not carry him through the first hour? Or did he not like Lee's directorial preference to cut in photos and archival footage from history to illustrate his point?
 
Learn the answer to all these questions and more - all while the other host tries desperately to defend Da 5 Bloods as both an important AND a good film - as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Da 5 Bloods SPOILER-FREE Review : 0:00 - 14:50
Da 5 Bloods SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 14:50 - 23:04
Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 23:04 - 25:06
 

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This week the boys court controversy by counting down the villains from film and television which they tend to agree with. That is, villains whose motivations they can understand and even sympathise with. As you can imagine, this makes for some hot takes and more than a little disbelief and consternation.
 
Find out whether those reactions spill over into a Soundboard-infused beatdown, as The Countdown continues ...
 

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This week's review completes New Zealand week on the show as Wayne finally rights a years old wrong by watching the Taika Waititi written and directed, Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
 
Will he be wowed by the charm and humour of this little gem, or will it be mostly lost on him?
 
Time Stamps:
 
Hunt for the Wilderpeople SPOILER-FREE Review : 0:00 - 10:32
Hunt for the Wilderpeople SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 10:32 - 15:17
Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 15:17 - 16:33
 

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This week Sam Hurley from the Movie Reviews in 20 Q's returns to provide a huge amount of assistance to the guys in counting down the top 10 New Zealand films
 
Wayne had all kinds of misgivings about this topic, but how does he perform on the day? Will he make a mockery of things like research and preparation or will he win over Sam with his well-prepared and 100% completely Kiwi list? (Hint: The last two questions were effectively rhetorical). Paul, meanwhile, tries to balance out his love for horror comedies, with, well, any and every other genre.
 
Please thank Sam for coming on the show and putting up with the boys by checking out his awesome show at MRI20Qs.
 
Chur!
 

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June 13, 2020

Aliens (1986) review

Warning: There are spoilers throughout.

Another classic review this week as the theatres edge close to re-opening and showing something new, but not quite being there yet. So Paul jumped at the chance to review one of the greatest sci-fi action films of all time, and the film he considers the greatest sequel ever made, Aliens!

Make no mistake, this one is a bona fide love-fest, with barely a bad word said about James Cameron's magnificent follow up to Ridley Scott's fantastic original. 

Could this positivity represent a change in direction for the show? Find out, 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/

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