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 is a very special Episode as the boys say goodbye to one of their very best friends - Scott, a real life hero who valiantly fought cancer for eight years before finally succumbing to the disease - by counting down their Top 10 Heroic Movie Moments

What ultimate sacrifice is duly acknowledged? What brave act is honoured? Paul and Wayne have a few similar ideas, but it isn't long before this one becomes a full on sledging match like the days of old. So strap yourselves in for a competitive Ep as The Countdown continues ...

 

The best way to help others like Scott is to donate to charities funding research into cancer, and great friends of the show, the Epic Film Guys are all about that next month between May 17th and 19th with their annual Livestream for the Cure event, Find out all about their efforts to raise $7500 to fight cancer and learn how you can donate to such an important cause at https://fundraise.cancerresearch.org/fundraiser/1947095

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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April 27, 2019

Hellboy review

This week the boys suffer through hell - Hellboy, to be specific! - to save you from the same fate. Just how bad is this critically panned turkey? Or can Neil Marshall salvage something from the smoking ruin that was the behind the scenes dramas? And most importantly, is there a new #Negatron in the house?

Oh and the guys effectively abandon the whole spoiler thing they're so upset at the film so be warned: SPOILERS KICK OFF from 13:45!

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 boys are getting their cry on as they tap into everything that plucks at their heart strings in discussing the Top 10 Tear Jerkers aka Top 10 Films That Made Them Cry. 

Wayne is convinced this topic makes him look like less of a man, while Paul wonders whether people will actually acknowledge he does have a heart after hearing this Ep.

Either way, there are plenty of touching moments (no, really) spread between the typically crass humour (yep, really) as The Countdown continues ...

 

Don't forget about the Epic Film Guys and their Livestream for the Cure event happening May 17th to 19th. Find out all about their efforts to raise $7500 to fight cancer and learn how you can donate to such an important cause at https://fundraise.cancerresearch.org/fundraiser/1947095

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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April 20, 2019

Pet Sematary review

This week, Wayne is dragged under severe protest to check out the reboot/reimagining of Stephen King's Pet Sematary. The film has been doing solid business and the genre websites have given it decent reviews, but can Wayne put aside his anti-horror leanings to give the film a fair review? Or does he go off half-cocked and anger Paul? (All betting agencies have already set the odds at $1.00 for the latter, by way of a predictable spoiler.)
 
Time Stamps:
Pet Sematary NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:41
Pet Sematary Spoiler-Filled Thoughts: 11:41 - 17:59
Final Thoughts: 17:59 - 20:35
 
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 it's all about finding those scenes which are fantastic despite being stuck within truly terrible films! Those moments of redemption within hours of dribble. Those life-giving oases within dehydrating deserts. Those ... Yeah, okay, you get the drift.

How high will each of the guys have The Phantom Menace lightsaber duel? Who will try to shoe horn in a moment involving an explosion of diarrhea? And how bad is the bonus music track the boys recorded? 

Learn the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...

 

Don't forget about the Epic Film Guys and their Livestream for the Cure event happening May 17th to 19th. Find out all about their efforts to raise $7500 to fight cancer and learn how you can donate to such an important cause at https://fundraise.cancerresearch.org/fundraiser/1947095

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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April 13, 2019

Shazam! review

The DCEU does its best Marvel impersonation with the release of Shazam! from ex-horror director David F. Sandberg. But how does the film stand up on its own merits? The lads weigh in with their thoughts, and in stark contrast to recent reviews, they're pretty much on the same page. Find out whether that page is positive or negative as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Shazam! NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 14:16
Shazam! Spoiler-Filled Thoughts: 14:16 - 21:11
Final Thoughts: 21:11 - 21:55
 
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 boys are trying something different as they put what (very) little credibility they have on the line by predicting the Top 10 Game of Thrones Characters Most Likely to Die

That's right, Paul and Wayne are returning to the land of television, and are hoping to whet your appetites for the upcoming eighth and final season of the mega-hit show by nominating the biggest characters which they don't think will be breathing by the end of the final Episode. 

Of course, the guys also offer their theories as to how each character might fall, and to say Wayne is shocked by some of Paul's choices, and disturbed by some of those theories, would be a significant understatement. 

Now keep in mind the guys have no insight into anything beyond being massive fans of the show, so while this is speculation heavy, there are no spoilers whatsoever, provided you are up to speed with the end of Season Seven and have seen the one trailer for Season Eight.

So sit back, relax, and prepare to laugh at how wrong the lads are as The Countdown continues ...

 

The very special promo featured this week in the show is from good friends, The Epic Film Guys and their Livestream for the Cure event happening May 17th to 19th. Find out all about their efforts to raise $7500 to fight cancer and learn how you can donate to such an important cause at https://fundraise.cancerresearch.org/fundraiser/1947095

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!

Want to earn rewards for listening to your favourite podcasts? Grab the Podcoin app and check out https://www.podcoin.com/ for more details where The Countdown is currently featured!

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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April 6, 2019

Us review

 
Jordan Peele returns with the follow up to his smash hit debut, Get Out. But is it as good as that film? One of the boys thinks so, while the other spends a great deal of time whining about things that make very little sense!

Yes, The Countdown returns to its antagonistic roots this week, and the only question which remains is: Which of Us will you agree with?

 
Time Stamps:
Us NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:48
Us Spoiler-Filled Thoughts: 11:18 - 21:09
Final Thoughts: 21:09 - 22:40
 
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's massive Episode of The Countdown comes courtesy of top-level patron Sally Vaughan, who wanted the discussion to be about the very best Ambiguous Endings to Films! This one could have gone completely off the rails folks, but aside from teasing the end of the podcast (or did they?), Paul and Wayne are surprisingly civil with one another's choices.
 
The big news, however, is that history is made on the show as the guys bury the hatchet on a long-running argument/debate/movie fight they've had since they became friends! This is truly momentous! So hit play to find out what 29 year old issue is finally put to bed 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!

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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