Strap on your six shooters, tilt your stetson, and make sure your best spurs are a-janglin', because this week The Countdown goes west! Starting with a review of Quentin Tarantino's 8th film, The Hateful Eight, Paul and Wayne explore many things Western - and more specifically spend the whole podcast debating what does and does not constitute a Western (Hint: Wayne's definition is broad enough to "almost" include The Last Samurai.)
During their countdown, Paul defends the old school Westerns while somehow managing to miss classics like Once Upon a Time in the West, while Wayne mixes farts with a pensive Kevin Costner by way of Robert Rodriguez (good luck working that one out). The boys also have time to premiere a new segment created by good friend of the show, Rosco.
Promos this week are from our two recent guests. Firstly big ups to The Epic Films Guys who have opened up a whole new audience for us and are top blokes to boot. Check out their excellent show at https://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and please rate or review them at https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/epic-film-guys-podcast/id1027239734?mt=2
Then there are those fine fellows from The Something Something Pod who have recently launched their new segment-laden show. Check them out on Twitter @TheSomethingPod and please rate or review them at https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/something-something/id987075905?mt=2
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If you like the sound of a film but don't want to skip around the episode trying to find its name again, check out Paul's list at http://letterboxd.com/kaisersoze/list/best-10-westerns/ and Wayne's lists at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/