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

itunes pic
In this week's milestone Ep, Paul and Wayne have put together a special celebration of everything that makes The Countdown what it is. Namely, lists, disagreements, cursing one another out, and most essentially, big laughs. In other words, they've put together a list of the Top 10 Countdown Controversies over the first 99 Eps.

This one therefore becomes a trip down memory lane as the guys replay a clip from the controversy in question and then check in as to whether one or the other is willing to change their viewpoint. This goes about as well as you might expect until a couple of late surprising developments that should please old school fans of the show.

The Ep is also remarkable for the incredible submissions we received from some amazing podcasters who also listen to the show. The boys asked for a roasting and a roasting they received! So please thank and give a listen to Mike Jolitz at the Mike Jolitz podcast, Dan Vadeboncoeur of the Media Nerds & Star Wards Nerds podcasts, Nick and Justin from the Epic Film Guys podcast, Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek podcast, Wesley from the Via VHS Podcast, Dylan from the Welcome to Planet Bob podcast, Chris from the More Gooder Than Podcast, Deana from the TwistedPhilly Podcast, Joe from the Quote Unquote Guilty Podcast, Dave from the Super Movie Brothers Podcast, and Shane from the Now That I'm Older Podcast. Oh and not to forget regular guest host Alejandro getting his two cents in. Whew!

And finally, the Cool for Cast segment makes a return, as the boys recast Quentin Tarantino's classic, Pulp Fiction (1994).

The boys need YOUR help in the Popular Vote category of the Cast Away Australian Podcast awards! So go to https://thecastawayawards.submittable.com/gallery/fb53f574-b3c9-43c8-8585-83bb919489f4/6969576/ and click on the thumbs up symbol (with a quick registration process) to give them a vote.

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the fantastic TwistedPhilly @Twisted_Philly, and the awesome So I Married a Movie Geek Podcast @MovieGeekCast And don't forget to check out the Epic Film Guys - our U.S. brothers - who continue to kick all kinds of ass @EpicFilmGuys and at their site http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/

If you’d like to give Wayne and Paul some feedback or have your lists featured on a future episode, sound off on Twitter @thecountdownpc, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecountdownpc or fire off a good ol' fashioned email to thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com

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/

00:0000:00
Play Now

itunes pic
For Episode 99, the guys go a little crazy for Matt Damon on the back of his new release (and the most expensive film ever made in China), The Great Wall. And it is just a "little" crazy, because Paul is channeling #Negatron during his review, while even Wayne acknowledges the worst of Matt Damon's best is not really all that great.

Then the boys are putting what reputations they have on the line as they make their predictions in seven categories for this year's Oscars, with the winner to add injury to insult by picking a show topic the other has to do sometime later in the year ...

There's also the usual banter, obscenities, bloopers and the overdue return of Check It Out, as the guys discuss the DCEU and the upcoming release of #Logan. And stick around to the end to find out how YOU can feature on the show's 100th Ep!

The boys need YOUR help in the Popular Vote category of the Cast Away Australian Podcast awards! So go to https://thecastawayawards.submittable.com/gallery/fb53f574-b3c9-43c8-8585-83bb919489f4/6969576/ and click on the thumbs up symbol (with a quick registration process) to give them a vote.

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the The After Movie Diner Podcast @aftermoviediner, the Netflix N Swill podcast @netflixnswill and of course our US brothers, the Epic Film Guys, who continue to kick all kinds of ass @EpicFilmGuys and at their site http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/

If you’d like to give Wayne and Paul some feedback or have your lists featured on a future episode, sound off on Twitter @thecountdownpc, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecountdownpc or fire off a good ol' fashioned email to thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com

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/

00:0000:00
Play Now

itunes pic
This week Paul and Wayne invite Marcos and Wes from The Boxers Podcast to assist them in a HUGE countdown of the best long films ever made! The Boxers fit right in with mocking Wayne for many of his choices, while all get behind how awesome Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese and John Williams are. And rest assured, there are plenty of laughs had as this one winds down to one of the most questionable number one choices in The Countdown history - and it's not made by Wayne! *gasp* *shock* *horror*

Support Marcos and Wes with their show @boxerspodcast and on iTunes @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-boxers-podcast/id1144731632?mt=2

The boys need YOUR help in the Popular Vote category of the Cast Away Australian Podcast awards! So go to https://thecastawayawards.submittable.com/gallery/fb53f574-b3c9-43c8-8585-83bb919489f4/6969576/ and click on the thumbs up symbol (with a quick registration process) to give them a vote.

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the great Geek Yogurt Podcast @YogurtPodcast and of course our US brothers, the Epic Film Guys, who continue to kick all kinds of ass @EpicFilmGuys and at their site http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/

If you’d like to give Wayne and Paul some feedback or have your lists featured on a future episode, sound off on Twitter @thecountdownpc, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecountdownpc or fire off a good ol' fashioned email to thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com

If you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's list at https://letterboxd.com/kaisersoze/list/top-10-longer-films/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

00:0000:00
Play Now

itunes pic
In this special bonus episode of the Countdown, Paul sits down for a short but candid chat with writer-director, Richard Bates Jr, whose newest film Trash Fire has just hit Netflix and is shortly to be released on Blu-ray and DVD in Australia.

Richard talks about whether Trash Fire can be categorised, opens up about how much of the film reflects him personally, and discusses how he has grown as a film-maker through Excision (2012), Suburban Gothic (2014) and now with Trash Fire.

Support Richard by following him on Twitter @RichardBatesJr1 and buying Trash Fire to help his next project (which he briefly discusses) get a greenlight!

Then continue ramping up your coolness factor, by leaving a rating or review for the show on iTunes @ https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-movie-tv-reviews/id979577413?mt=2

Music/audio clips used without permission and are the property of their respective owners.

00:0000:00
Play Now
February 7, 2017

Episode 97: Top 10 Last 10

itunes pic
Wayne and Paul this week return with a show favourite format - the Top 10 Last 10 (with thanks to James and Zach of http://cinereelists.com/). This is where the boys each provide mini-reviews of the last 10 films they've seen, hoping to steer you clear of the worst, while highly recommending the best. Of course, it wouldn't be an Ep of The Countdown without some degree of niggling, and Wayne again provides the fodder with his *ahem* "unique" ranking system ...

Paul also commits to a BIG challenge if the show can collect enough reviews, while Wayne confirms he will now be watching the whole Godfather trilogy with reviews of the latter two films to follow.

The boys need YOUR help in the Popular Vote category of the Cast Away Australian Podcast awards! So go to https://thecastawayawards.submittable.com/gallery/fb53f574-b3c9-43c8-8585-83bb919489f4/6969576/ and click on the thumbs up symbol (with a quick registration process) to give them a vote.

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for new to the collective Two Peas on a Podcast @TwoPeasOnAPod and of course our US brothers, the Epic Film Guys, who continue to kick all kinds of ass @EpicFilmGuys and at their site http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/

If you’d like to give Wayne and Paul some feedback or have your lists featured on a future episode, sound off on Twitter @thecountdownpc, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecountdownpc or fire off a good ol' fashioned email to thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com

If you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's list at https://letterboxd.com/kaisersoze/list/top-10-last-10-11/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

00:0000:00
Play Now