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 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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August 17, 2019

The Boys review

The lads turn their attention to TV this week as they review Amazon Prime's big new series, The Boys
 
8 episodes, 7 not-so-great heroes, 5 "boys", and 2 reviewers - one of whom thought this series was a new gay drama. What could possibly go wrong?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
The Boys SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 10:44
The Boys SPOILER-FILLED Thoughts: 10:44 - 20:25
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 20:25 - 21:10
 
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 boys are going speculative on you as they consider all the rumours and stories about films which never hit the theatre screen. Those that sounded good on paper, sequels which people figured would happen after a successful original film, or projects which were so damn intriguing, everybody got a little flustered thinking about them. Except, fate intervened. Be it in the form of a studio that got cold feet, or the rights got disputed, or an actor pulled out, these are the films which never got made!

Paul and Wayne take you on a tour of what might have been, waxing lyrical about their romanticised ideas of what we all missed out on. How many Arnie films will make their lists? And which director has had his hand in screwing up more than one awesome sounding project? Find the answers to these questions and more 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 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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This week the boys move fast to the cinema to see Hobbs and Shaw but emerge furious with the results ... Oh. No they don't. That recording got destroyed by a random computer glitch.
 
So without time to re-record, they've instead gone into the vault and produced a previously Patreon-Only review for your listening pleasure: Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. This was considered most relevant given his latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is just now playing in theatres States-side, and is soon to be released here in Australia as well...
 
Apologies for the balls-up, but please enjoy this glimpse into what the Patrons are offered as The Countdown stalls a bit, but then 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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August 6, 2019

Top 10 Last 10

Welcome back, awesome listener, to another Top 10 Last 10 - a series of Episodes where the boys countdown ten films they've recently seen from worst to best, letting you know at what point they start recommending you check out what they've sat through. List-wise, Paul is reasonably pleased with his ten films, but Wayne has chosen poorly over the last few months and is ready to drop a dime on a whole bunch of films. (Though fear not, Paul has ample opportunity to rant on more than occasion).

Included in this week's show are two mini-reviews for the soon to be released Australian films, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan and Locusts.

So get on board with the latest cinematic journey hosted by Paul and Wayne, 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 direct your own Episode of the show just like David did? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown to find out how!

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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August 3, 2019

The Lion King review

WARNING! There are SPOILERS throughout this review as it's the same damn story as the 1994 version!

It's been awhile since the guys went at one another over a review, and many of you prefer when the argy-bargy is a part of an episode. Well, good news, because this review is for you! 

Paul and Wayne clash over the merits (or lack thereof) of Disney's "live"-action (read: largely CGI) adaptation of their animated classic, The Lion King.  Wayne thinks it is beautiful re-telling of the story with some great expansions, while Paul considers it a soulless cash-grab that runs indeterminably long for no conceivable reason. Can one convince the other they're wrong? Or will it all end with much Soundboard smashing, many very naughty words being hurled at one another, and frustration galore?

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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July 30, 2019

Top 10 Rebel Films

This week the topic comes from top level Patron, David Powell, as he wanted to hear about the very best Rebel Films. David defined these as films featuring an uprising by a nation all the way through to an individual fighting back against a system which is keeping she or he down.
 
The boys, though initially a bit bemused, came to realise how wide-reaching and awesome this topic was. So Wayne (of course) decides to push the far-reaching boundaries, while Paul sticks to the brief and never once strays from the true heart of the topic. (He may also have written these show notes and never given Wayne a chance to edit them, but let's just refer to that as his own form of rebellion ...)
 
So prepare yourselves for some consternation, many not-subtle digs, a liberal use of the Soundboard (suck it, Dan!), and the return of some Wayne bloopers, 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 direct your own Episode of the show just like David did? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown to find out how!

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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The Countdown is a proud member of the CC Radio Network and one of the other shows you can find at https://ccradio.com.au/ is the Comic Confidential Podcast.

Hosts Kade and Troy have been putting out quality content for almost 190 episodes, covering all things pop culture from movies to TV and even occasionally comics. A few weeks back the boys were kind enough to run an Ep of The Countdown as a way of promoting the show to their listeners. As such, Paul and Wayne are stoked to be able to reciprocate such a kind gesture by presenting to you all Comic Confidential's Stranger Things Season 3 review.

Kade and Troy invite new voice to the network, Rachel, on to join them as they dive deep into Stranger Things in an awesome and entertaining way. (Really, their review is far more detailed, so don't miss out!)

After enjoying this Ep, why not head on over to https://ccradio.com.au/comic/ and give a bunch of their other Episodes a listen before hitting that subscribe button. Cheers!

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Stranger Things returned to our Netflix subscriptions at the start of July, and now everyone has had a chance to binge it, the boys are reacting with critical takes on this third visit to Hawkins, Indiana. Have The Duffer Brothers corrected the wrongs of Season 2? Is splitting the characters off into smaller groups a good idea? Does Hopper steal the Season? Is Erica really necessary for America? And who has the worst haircut of all the characters?
 
Find the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues ..
 
Time Stamps:
Stranger Things Season 3 Review: 0:00 - 5:11
Stranger Things Season 3 Thoughts: 5:11 - 23:50
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 23:50 - 24:16
 
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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Get ready, dear listener, for what might be the most raucous and potentially offensive episode of the show yet! For the first time ever, Wayne has to be bleeped mid-show, and that's only when the guys are discussing their number nines of the Top10 Films That Would Never Get Made Today!
 
Trust us, this episode has it ALL as the boys marvel at some of the amazingly offensive films which were not only greenlit, but then allowed to be released once the finished product was observed. (Clearly, most studio executives and the creatives behind these films were coked out of their minds, because, well, most are from the '80s). Racism, homophobia, and sexism are but the entree of what this Ep has to offer, as Wayne defends some of his choices and Paul squirms audibly
 
So strap yourselves in tight for a doozy of and Ep 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!

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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