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 boys are flying their geek flags high as they celebrate the coolest weapons ever committed to film! Swords, pistols, rifles, laser guns, vehicle mounted weapons and vehicles which ARE weapons themselves are ALL fair game (hell, there may even be a couple of choices which some would not instantly recognise as weapons), as the guys clash over several choices on each other's lists!

In short, this one brought about much laughter and consternation while recording, so set your phasers to fun and enjoy the ride 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/

As mentioned during the Ep, Paul this week guested on the fantastic IMDB Journey podcast with Daniel and Dean along with some great other podcasters - Billy from We Watched A Thing and Sam from Movie Reviews in 20 Qs. Film knowledge was put to the test and much fun was had, so check out all the action at https://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-imdb-journey and tell them Paul and Wayne sent you!

Paul likewise guested on Two Peas on a Podcast with awesome host, Gerald, and the two talked through their Top 5 Steven Spielberg characters! Check out the action at http://www.blazingcariboustudios.com/shows/two-peas-on-a-podcast/

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!

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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February 23, 2019

Alita: Battle Angel review

This week's feature review is kicking off with Alita: Battle Angel, the new Robert Rodriguez film which James Cameron reportedly spent 15 years developing. 15 years! Was it worth his time? Did the film impress Paul and Wayne with its effects, world-building, characters and plot? Or was it just another piece of James Cameron eye candy containing little to no substance?
 
And how far off the wall will this review go when Paul makes a tactical decision and brings up the wrong kind of fodder for Wayne to riff on ...
 
Find out as The Countdown continues!
 

Time Stamps:

Alita: Battle Angel NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 13:28

Alita: Battle Angel SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 13:28 - 22:13

Final Scores: 22:13 - 23:25

 
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!) 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 Daniel and Dean from The IMDB Journey Podcast go head to head with Wayne and Paul with their combined lists of Top 10 Best Picture Oscar Winners! It's a classic tale of East vs West (of Australia) as pride goes on the line between two highly competitive podcasts ... Well, two highly competitive people at least (ie. Paul and Daniel) as while Wayne and Dean listen on in mildly bemused fashion...

Please thank Daniel and Dean for coming on the show by checking out their highly entertaining podcast at https://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-imdb-journey

 

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!

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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February 16, 2019

Cold Pursuit review

The boys head back to the cinemas for this week's feature review, and one of them gradually talks the other around as they initially have quite different reactions to the new Liam Neeson black comedy-thriller, Cold Pursuit.

 

Time Stamps:

Cold Pursuit NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 14:01

Cold Pursuit SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 14:01 - 21:45

Final Scores: 21:45 - 22:41

 
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!) 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 guys kick off their Oscars coverage with the first of two shows dedicated to the Academy Awards. First cab off the rank is the very best leading performances to win an Academy Award. Female and males are both fair game as Paul and Wayne celebrate those performances which truly blew them away, regardless of whether they liked the film said performances were in. It's a bit of different episode, as it's rare the guys focus on acting in films, making for a fun discussion which is mostly civil until Wayne produces a film Paul cannot stomach ...

The guys also give their 91st Oscar predictions for seven different categories and put some stakes on it to make things interesting!

And in a segment that is as far away from Oscar winning as is conceivably possible, the boys shine the light back on Steven Seagal and his ludicrous ways in Seagal Watch.

 

Time Codes:

Seagal Watch: 4:34 - 6:59

91st Academy Award Predictions: 6:59 - 15:50

Top 10 Academy Award Winning Lead Performances: 15:50 - 51:30

 

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!

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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February 9, 2019

Velvet Buzzsaw review

Dan Gilroy, Jake Gylenhaal and Rene Russo are back together after the success of Nightcrawler with the latest "big" Netflix release, Velvet Buzzsaw, and the lads are here to tell you whether it was worth getting the gang back together. Is Velvet Buzzsaw a good blend of satirical comedy and supernatural horror? Or is it a wet fart of a film which squanders its talented cast?

 

Time Stamps:

Velvet Buzzsaw NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 10:59

Velvet Buzzsaw SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 10:59 - 16:04

Final Scores: 16:04 - 16:32

 

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!) 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 Show vs Show format is back for 2019, as old friend to the show Toffa drags along Sean, his co-host from the Master Debaters podcast, to take on Paul and Wayne with their respective list of the very best movie prequel ideas!

Hollywood take note, as both teams come out firing with some awesome ideas which might reinvigorate a type of film which is typically much-maligned! Find out which team thinks From Dusk Til Dawn is begging for a prequel that doesn't involve a Hangman's Daughter, as well as which side believes the origins of a young John Wick need to be explored far more fruitfully ...

As always when the Master Debaters grace the show with their presence, this one is a great deal of fun. Please thank Toffa and Sean by checking out their great show over at https://radiomisfits.com/podcasts/masterdebaters/# (Note: the links they mention in the show did not work!)

 

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/

Paul and Wayne this week guested on the fantastic IMDB Journey podcast with Daniel and Dean. They put their film knowledge up against the hosts, and well, it's closer than you might think. Check out the Ep at https://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-imdb-journey and tell them Paul and Wayne sent you!

As mentioned on the Ep, friend to the show and fellow podcaster Drew has had all his podcasting equipment stolen. You can support him at https://www.gofundme.com/reel-feels-recovery-fund?member=1552034

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!

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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February 2, 2019

Polar review

With cinema releases continuing to prove underwhelming in 2019, the lads again turned to Netflix to be their saviour by reviewing the new Mad Mikkelsen led comic-book adaptation, Polar. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the film follows a super-assassin haunted by his past who just wants to retire peacefully but his soon-to-be ex-employer as other ideas... One of the guys hated it, the other gave it a soft pass, but have  Paul and Wayne been unduly harsh?

Find out in this week's feature review!

 

Time Stamps:

Polar NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:03

Polar SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 11:03 - 16:33

Final Scores: 16:33 - 17:08

 

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/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! 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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