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.

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With only the latest Transformers hitting cinemas this week, Paul and Wayne opt to counter-program by addressing a regularly requested countdown: The Top 10 Documentaries. As you might imagine, this one is therefore a little more serious as the guys talk earnestly about some sensitive and dark subject matter. But that's not to say there isn't room for a new segment and the associated new opener, as Wayne finally premieres "Insane in the Mem-Wayne"; while Paul is struck low by a larynx-affecting virus which makes his voice crack like a 14 year old's at irregular intervals.

Time Stamps Recount: 1:52 - 6:46 Insane in the Mem-Wayne: 6:47 - 13:47 Top 10 Documentaries: 15:17 - 1:07:01

Promos played this week are for great movie podcast Netflix 'N Swill @netflixnswill, and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys.

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

Don't forget to 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 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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On this week's BIG Countdown, Paul and Wayne compare and contrast their Top 10 most rewatchable films. Of course, things get personal with lists that are so near and dear to their hearts, but the guys surprise themselves by just how different their lists are. This makes for some serious barbs being traded in true Countdown style, but Wayne delivers the knockout blow with what is sure to be one of the most talked about Number Ones in the history of the show ...

In keeping with the rewatchable theme, the guys also Rewind Be Kind review a classic film from director Rob Reiner, 1987's The Princess Bride. And if you're thinking that should lend itself nicely to the return of the unofficial third member of the podcast, The Soundboard (or Sir Soundboard as it's known to Wayne), you'd be thinking correctly!

Time Stamps Recount: 2:07 - 9:41 The Princess Bride Spoiler Filled review: 9:41 - 24:50 Top 10 Most Rewatchable Films: 26:02 - 1:07:11

Promos played this week are for great Aussie movie podcast, The Retro Cinema 'cast @theretrocinema, and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys.

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

Don't forget to 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 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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In a very special bonus Episode of The Countdown, Paul talks with one of his favourite character actors from one of his absolutely favourite films: the one, the only, Jenette Goldstein!

Jenette talks about what got her into acting, details how she got her first feature film role as the amazing PFC Vasquez in Aliens, before explaining how the role of Diamondback in Near Dark alongside Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen came along. She discusses the differences between James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow as directors and names her favourite film that she ever appeared in beyond the already mentioned films.

You might also be surprised to learn what she is doing with (most of) her time now, but you can find out a whole bunch more by heading on over to www.jenettebras.com

Jenette is even a good enough sport to list her three favourite films, and then imagines what Vasquez's favourite three films might also be if she were around today.

Jenette was a delight to interview and so giving of her time. So please head on over to @jenettebras on Twitter and/or Instagram and follow her as a way of saying thanks. And don't forget to mention The Countdown sent you!

Finally, Jenette will also be appearing at a series of cons in the UK through August as organised by @Showmasters. So if you can get to Sheffield, Glasgow, or Bournemouth, you can meet her in person!

See you next Tuesday for the regular Ep as The Countdown continues ...

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This week, Paul and Wayne invite along Move Pod Squad Network friend, Chris from the More Gooder Than Podcast to assist in reviewing Universal's desperate (second) attempt to kick off their own cinematic universe, The Mummy, starring Wayne's fave, Tom to the Cruise. Is this another failed effort and the latest in what is starting to look like a string of stinkers for Cruise? Or does second-time director Alex Kurtzman get it right and set up the Dark Universe so people will be begging for more?

Then the guys countdown the best ever films in which the main/lead character dies. Needless to say, there are some controversial selections along the way, and this week that matters more than ever as the guys have decided that YOU, the listener, should vote for which list wins in a poll that this week is available exclusively on the Listener Community group on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf

Chris gives as good (and better) than he gets while working through his list, and keep an ear out for his awesome laugh, which many are suggesting is even better than Wayne's...

Time Stamps Recount: 4:35 - 12:23 The Mummy Spoiler Free Review: 13:35 - 22:18 Wonder Woman Spoiler Filled Review: 22:18 - 32:29 Top 10 Female Directed Films: 33:54 - 1:09:50

#PodernFamily and #MPSN promos played this week are for Chris' show @MGTpodcast and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys.

Please thank Chris for coming on the show by checking out everything More Gooder Than at his website: http://www.mgtpodcast.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

And 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 DCEU puts it all on the line with the first female-centric superhero film since Iron Man blasted onto the scene and reset the way blockbusters would roll out for the next decade. Yes, Paul and Wayne give an in-depth review of Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. Does it save the DECU's listing ship? Or send it sinking to a watery grave?

After a fairly amiable review, the boys then get their horns on as they countdown their favourite films directed by a female. Both hosts manage to initially include a film co-directed by a male which leads to some fun times, before The Soundboard gets a workout with Wayne cursing it every step of the way. Yes, it's all in foul-mouthed fun and the boys are always friends by the end of the Ep, but in this case they also manage to give a proper shoutout to some of the best female directors working today and declare their absolute favourite before the usual blooper reel closes out the show.

Time Stamps Recount: 1:45 - 7:37 Wonder Woman Spoiler Free Review: 8:30 - 18:01 Wonder Woman Spoiler Filled Review: 18:01 - 36:19 Top 10 Female Directed Films: 36:56 - 1:11:32

#PodernFamily and #MPSN promos played this week are for the fantastic More Gooder Than podcast @MGTpodcast and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys. Check them out as last week was their 100th Episode!

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

NEW Thing: 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 post topics of your own for other listeners to get involved with.

OLD thing: Grab yourself some Countdown merch at https://goo.gl/OUJ11X

And 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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As a special thanks to all the listeners who helped make May the biggest ever month for The Countdown, Paul and Wayne sit down to run through some of the feedback that was missed over recent weeks. Of course, Paul does the reading and Wayne does the reacting, so you can expect the usual splutters of incredulity and exclamations involving eating certain parts of the human anatomy, but then it wouldn't be an Episode of The Countdown without these things, would it?

Thanks again to each and every person who listens to the show! And if you want to interact more directly with the boys, join the The Countdown Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf

"See" you all next Tuesday for the next regular Ep!

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