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

February 18, 2020

Top 10 Battle Scenes

This week, Paul and Wayne move to the head of their army of opinions and give rousing speeches as they go to war over the Top 10 Movie Battle Scenes of all time!
 
Be they middle ages or fantasy fueled battles with swords and halberds, or more modern, gun-filled and bomb-based affairs, the boys leave nothing on the field as they debate which battle scenes deserve to make this list.
 
Which host was too upset by what happens to horses to include the Battle of Stirling Bridge on his list? And has Wayne learned his lesson when it comes to Saving Private Ryan?
 
The answers to all these questions and more (including who won this year's Oscars bet) await you as The Countdown continues ...
 

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February 15, 2020

Birds of Prey review

The first superhero movie of 2020 is here, but it is a DCEU one, so don't get too excited :P
 
Join Wayne and Paul as they prey on the birds (and one Harley Quinn) with their in-depth review. Are the public staying away in droves because the film is that bad? Or do the critics have the right of it with their surprisingly high scores (for a DCEU film)?
 
Find the answers to these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Birds of Prey SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 13:29
Birds of Prey SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 13:29 - 21:00
Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 21:00 - 21:55
 
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Something different this week as Wayne and Paul countdown what they've learned from fight scenes in movies! Working very much like their Dating Ep from a few months back, this one mines some very fertile ground as the boys, with their tongues planted firmly in their cheeks, take aim at some of the more ridiculous aspects of film fight scenes...

 

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February 8, 2020

Midway review

Well, they can't all be winners ...

For every ying there is a yang, and in the case of films about war, for every 1917 there is a Midway. This atrocious attempt at a WWII film carries the dubious honour of being the most expensive independent film ever made, but all the money in the world couldn't save this script, nor the performances provided by most within it. So let Paul and Wayne be your canaries in cages and save you from seeing the awfulness of this Roland Emmerich (unintentional) disaster (film), as The Countdown continues ...

 

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With the Academy Awards just around the corner, the guys decided to mark the occasion in their own way, firstly by giving their red-hot predictions for a bunch of the main categories, and then by chastising the Academy with a Countdown of the very best actresses and actors who have never won an Oscar!
 
Things remain mostly agreeable but after a week away Paul is amazed by the breakdown in communication between he and Wayne over what Oscar categories would be covered (stick around for the bloopers for the full story), and that amazement only turns to horror when Wayne reveals his number one most snubbed actor ...
 
Does Wayne make a case for T to the C? And does he find an actor to man-crush on harder than him by the end of this Ep? Meanwhile, does Paul finally manage to pronounce Joaquin Phoenix correctly?
 
Learn the answers to all these questions and more, as The Countdown continues ...
 

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February 1, 2020

Blade II (2002) review

With Paul away, it's time to return to the Patreon vault for a classic review! And this time around, the boys have chosen to share with you their thoughts on Guillermo del Toro's stab at the Blade franchise, Blade II from 2002. Though previously only available to Patreons of the show, this one was part of the recent #PatreonPalooza in which the guys thanked all their Patrons with new content released daily for a week - so please forgive the odd opening here.

Does the film stand the test of time, or will the guys put a stake right through the heart of this series before Blade Trinity effectively achieves the same a couple of years later? Find out as The Countdown continues ...

Please be aware there are SPOILERS THROUGHOUT this review.

 

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It's no longer Halloween, so it's definitely not the horror season - but Wayne remains not so mysteriously MIA. So for this month's Bonus Ep of the show, Paul has again recruited Sam from the Movie Reviews in 20 Q's Podcast to countdown the Worst 10 Horror Films of the 2010s

Sam, as long term listeners will know, is a bona fide horror film fan, so he joins a somewhat sick sounding Paul to put the very worst horror films from the last decade on blast! The guys keep it to films that were either cinematically released or had a big enough budget to be of that calibre, so there's no picking on the small-fry indie filmmakers of the world here. No, these are the absolute worst of the worst; the films that not only failed to scare, but also fell short of being entertaining in any way beyond unintentionally despite the big name producers behind them.

Why not check out Sam and his fantastic show by way of thanks at https://mritqs.podbean.com/ and then kick it back here as The Countdown continues ...

 

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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 same.nger

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January 28, 2020

Top 10 Last 10

This week the lads are cleaning up what was left over from last year with mini-reviews of ten films each in their semi-regular Top 10 Last 10 show. This is the Ep where the guys pull together ten of their most recently watched films that they haven't spoken about on the podcast (well, Paul understand this qualifier; Wayne has more trouble with it), that are not linked in any other way. And while you might think this one will therefore be all nice and easy-going, it's actually a landmark episode for several reasons.
 
For starters, Paul is ready to give a film he saw 5 stars! Then there's the fact that he recommends EVERY film on his list. And finally, Wayne actually bothered to watch Parasite. Does he rate it? Or is it inexplicably below some low-brow comedy, causing the Soundboard to be unleashed and foul-mouthed tirades to follow?
 
Learn the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...
 

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January 25, 2020

Bad Boys For Life review

The first Bad Boys film in 17 years steams into theatres as a January release, and yet Wayne had it as one of his most anticipated films of the year! Doe he come to rue looking forward to Mike Lowry and Marcus Burnett saddling up again? Or is it REALLY Bad Boys for LIFE as far as Wayne is concerned?
 
Oh and just how badly will Paul Negatron all over this film? (That's right, that word is now a verb too.)
 
The answers may surprise you, as The Countdown continues ...
 
 
Time Stamps:
 
Bad Boys For Life SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 12:46 (Note: SLIGHT minor character spoilers between 9:09 and 9:28)
Bad Boys For Life SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 12:46 - 18:01
Final Thoughts Including Definite Spoilers: 18:01 - 21:00
 

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This week Paul and Wayne are shifting their focus from the decade that was to the year that will be as they countdown their Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2020. With no culmination of any saga on the horizon, this year proves wide open for the guys to fill with their hot, salty anticipation
 
Who is looking forward to a sequel to The Hitman's Bodyguard? Can Wayne see past the Daniel Craigness of it all? And will Paul find a way to relive the Nolan from his anticipation?
 
Learn the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues (prematurely) ...
 
 

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