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

April 20, 2019

Pet Sematary review

This week, Wayne is dragged under severe protest to check out the reboot/reimagining of Stephen King's Pet Sematary. The film has been doing solid business and the genre websites have given it decent reviews, but can Wayne put aside his anti-horror leanings to give the film a fair review? Or does he go off half-cocked and anger Paul? (All betting agencies have already set the odds at $1.00 for the latter, by way of a predictable spoiler.)
 
Time Stamps:
Pet Sematary NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:41
Pet Sematary Spoiler-Filled Thoughts: 11:41 - 17:59
Final Thoughts: 17:59 - 20:35
 
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!) 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/

Play Now

This week it's all about finding those scenes which are fantastic despite being stuck within truly terrible films! Those moments of redemption within hours of dribble. Those life-giving oases within dehydrating deserts. Those ... Yeah, okay, you get the drift.

How high will each of the guys have The Phantom Menace lightsaber duel? Who will try to shoe horn in a moment involving an explosion of diarrhea? And how bad is the bonus music track the boys recorded? 

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

 

Don't forget about the Epic Film Guys and their Livestream for the Cure event happening May 17th to 19th. Find out all about their efforts to raise $7500 to fight cancer and learn how you can donate to such an important cause at https://fundraise.cancerresearch.org/fundraiser/1947095

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!

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/

Play Now
April 13, 2019

Shazam! review

The DCEU does its best Marvel impersonation with the release of Shazam! from ex-horror director David F. Sandberg. But how does the film stand up on its own merits? The lads weigh in with their thoughts, and in stark contrast to recent reviews, they're pretty much on the same page. Find out whether that page is positive or negative as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Shazam! NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 14:16
Shazam! Spoiler-Filled Thoughts: 14:16 - 21:11
Final Thoughts: 21:11 - 21:55
 
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!) 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/

Play Now

This week the boys are trying something different as they put what (very) little credibility they have on the line by predicting the Top 10 Game of Thrones Characters Most Likely to Die

That's right, Paul and Wayne are returning to the land of television, and are hoping to whet your appetites for the upcoming eighth and final season of the mega-hit show by nominating the biggest characters which they don't think will be breathing by the end of the final Episode. 

Of course, the guys also offer their theories as to how each character might fall, and to say Wayne is shocked by some of Paul's choices, and disturbed by some of those theories, would be a significant understatement. 

Now keep in mind the guys have no insight into anything beyond being massive fans of the show, so while this is speculation heavy, there are no spoilers whatsoever, provided you are up to speed with the end of Season Seven and have seen the one trailer for Season Eight.

So sit back, relax, and prepare to laugh at how wrong the lads are as The Countdown continues ...

 

The very special promo featured this week in the show is from good friends, The Epic Film Guys and their Livestream for the Cure event happening May 17th to 19th. Find out all about their efforts to raise $7500 to fight cancer and learn how you can donate to such an important cause at https://fundraise.cancerresearch.org/fundraiser/1947095

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!

Want to earn rewards for listening to your favourite podcasts? Grab the Podcoin app and check out https://www.podcoin.com/ for more details where The Countdown is currently featured!

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/

Play Now
April 6, 2019

Us review

 
Jordan Peele returns with the follow up to his smash hit debut, Get Out. But is it as good as that film? One of the boys thinks so, while the other spends a great deal of time whining about things that make very little sense!

Yes, The Countdown returns to its antagonistic roots this week, and the only question which remains is: Which of Us will you agree with?

 
Time Stamps:
Us NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:48
Us Spoiler-Filled Thoughts: 11:18 - 21:09
Final Thoughts: 21:09 - 22:40
 
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!) 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/

Play Now
This week's massive Episode of The Countdown comes courtesy of top-level patron Sally Vaughan, who wanted the discussion to be about the very best Ambiguous Endings to Films! This one could have gone completely off the rails folks, but aside from teasing the end of the podcast (or did they?), Paul and Wayne are surprisingly civil with one another's choices.
 
The big news, however, is that history is made on the show as the guys bury the hatchet on a long-running argument/debate/movie fight they've had since they became friends! This is truly momentous! So hit play to find out what 29 year old issue is finally put to bed 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!

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/

Play Now
March 30, 2019

Triple Frontier review

Ben Affleck looks glum and world-weary, Oscar Issac has a plan, Charlie Hunnam is less annoying than usual, Pedro Pascal has a weird callsign and Garrett Hedlund has none... and these five little soldiers went wee wee wee, all the way to the drug dealer's stash in Netflix's new big budget action-thriller, Triple Frontier.
 
Is it a triumphant success of a release or yet another Netflix disappointment? The boys answer that question as they weigh in with their review ...
 
Time Stamps:
Triple Frontier NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 9:43
Triple Frontier Spoiler-Filled Thoughts: 9:43 - 17:06
Final Thoughts: 17:06 - 17:42
 
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!) 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/

Play Now
Warm up the fireplace, put on the kettle, and order in from the local fish and chips shop because this week Paul and Wayne are talking their Top 10 British films of all time! How many horrors will Paul try and work onto his list? And will there be more rom-coms on Wayne's? Plus: What contemporary film-maker will feature the most between the two lists?
 
Find the answers to all these questions and a whole lot more (including whether Four Weddings and a Funeral has any long-term merit) 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!

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/

Play Now
March 23, 2019

Hotel Mumbai review

Australia got a film before the rest of the world! So to celebrate this fact, the boys headed out to the cinema to catch this dramatisation of the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai to determine whether said rest of the world should make the effort.

Time Stamps:

Hotel Mumbai NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 14:46

Hotel Mumbai Spoiler-Filled Thoughts: 14:46 - 23:07

Final Thoughts: 23:07 - 23:50

 

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!) 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/

Play Now

Have you ever found yourself holding your breath while watching a movie that you were left gasping for oxygen? Have you caused ligament strain in your hands from holding the arms of your seat so tightly? And have you found yourself leaning so far forward on that seat that your ass was in danger of sliding off? Well, Wayne and Paul have, so for this week's show they're celebrating the very best films which never let up with their countdown of the Top 10 Most Intense Films!

Aliens, Misery, Saving Private Ryan and The Thing are just some of the films that did NOT make the lists, so find out what films trumped these much celebrated classics 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!

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/

Play Now

Load more