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

July 30, 2019

Top 10 Rebel Films

This week the topic comes from top level Patron, David Powell, as he wanted to hear about the very best Rebel Films. David defined these as films featuring an uprising by a nation all the way through to an individual fighting back against a system which is keeping she or he down.
 
The boys, though initially a bit bemused, came to realise how wide-reaching and awesome this topic was. So Wayne (of course) decides to push the far-reaching boundaries, while Paul sticks to the brief and never once strays from the true heart of the topic. (He may also have written these show notes and never given Wayne a chance to edit them, but let's just refer to that as his own form of rebellion ...)
 
So prepare yourselves for some consternation, many not-subtle digs, a liberal use of the Soundboard (suck it, Dan!), and the return of some Wayne bloopers, as The Countdown continues ...
 

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Hit up old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site at https://thecountdownpc.podbean.com/

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 Countdown is a proud member of the CC Radio Network and one of the other shows you can find at https://ccradio.com.au/ is the Comic Confidential Podcast.

Hosts Kade and Troy have been putting out quality content for almost 190 episodes, covering all things pop culture from movies to TV and even occasionally comics. A few weeks back the boys were kind enough to run an Ep of The Countdown as a way of promoting the show to their listeners. As such, Paul and Wayne are stoked to be able to reciprocate such a kind gesture by presenting to you all Comic Confidential's Stranger Things Season 3 review.

Kade and Troy invite new voice to the network, Rachel, on to join them as they dive deep into Stranger Things in an awesome and entertaining way. (Really, their review is far more detailed, so don't miss out!)

After enjoying this Ep, why not head on over to https://ccradio.com.au/comic/ and give a bunch of their other Episodes a listen before hitting that subscribe button. Cheers!

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Stranger Things returned to our Netflix subscriptions at the start of July, and now everyone has had a chance to binge it, the boys are reacting with critical takes on this third visit to Hawkins, Indiana. Have The Duffer Brothers corrected the wrongs of Season 2? Is splitting the characters off into smaller groups a good idea? Does Hopper steal the Season? Is Erica really necessary for America? And who has the worst haircut of all the characters?
 
Find the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues ..
 
Time Stamps:
Stranger Things Season 3 Review: 0:00 - 5:11
Stranger Things Season 3 Thoughts: 5:11 - 23:50
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 23:50 - 24:16
 
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Get ready, dear listener, for what might be the most raucous and potentially offensive episode of the show yet! For the first time ever, Wayne has to be bleeped mid-show, and that's only when the guys are discussing their number nines of the Top10 Films That Would Never Get Made Today!
 
Trust us, this episode has it ALL as the boys marvel at some of the amazingly offensive films which were not only greenlit, but then allowed to be released once the finished product was observed. (Clearly, most studio executives and the creatives behind these films were coked out of their minds, because, well, most are from the '80s). Racism, homophobia, and sexism are but the entree of what this Ep has to offer, as Wayne defends some of his choices and Paul squirms audibly
 
So strap yourselves in tight for a doozy of and Ep 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!

Hit up old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site at https://thecountdownpc.podbean.com/

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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July 20, 2019

Crawl review

Wayne has seen another horror film - much to his shock and Paul's amusement - but did he actually enjoy Crawl? And do Paul's many issue with this critically embraced horror film actually result in Wayne giving a HIGHER SCORE for said horror film? And if so, how many of the other six signs of the impending end of the world have taken place?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Crawl NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:05
Crawl SPOILER-FILLED Thoughts: 11:05 - 18:32
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 18:32 - 20:37
 
 
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.

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July 16, 2019

Top 10 Future Set Films

Get out your crystal balls, or, if you prefer, set your phasers to stun(ning), as this week the guys are talking the Top 10 Future Set Films! In other words, films which were set ahead of when they were made, meaning there's a whole bunch of sci-fi, a smattering of apocalypse, and the occasional bit of AI-centric sex! Wayne promises this Ep is more "Wayneish" than anyone could possibly handle; while Paul is just happy to feature a filmmaker other than Stephen Hopkins ..
 
All this AND a Wayne rant about SJWs, 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!

Hit up old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site at https://thecountdownpc.podbean.com/

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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It's a horror DOUBLE FEATURE this week, with two mini-reviews of Annabelle Comes Home and then Brightburn. And despite his hatred for horror Wayne even saw the latter - leaving Paul to fly solo on the latest film in the Conjuring Universe.
 
Is either worth seeing? Did Wayne choose the wrong film to subject himself to? How many apologies can Paul make for his favourite genre? Find the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Annabelle Comes Home NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 6:45
Brightburn NON-SPOILER Review: 6:45 - 16:30
 
 
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!)

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This week the boys got their TV back on, following a request by top level Patron, Geordie Davidson, to countdown the Top 10 Guilty Pleasure TV Shows! This one therefore effectively becomes a look into the frightening psyches of both the hosts, as Wayne stresses he's going to be judged very harshly (and damn well should be!), while Paul is more concerned with filling his list of ten since he gives up on TV shows pretty quickly if they're at all bad.
 
But fear not! The usual laughs and shade-slinging are both present, as some really awful choices are made by both guys. In other words, it's business as usual, 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!

Hit up old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site at https://thecountdownpc.podbean.com/

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 final film in Phase 3 of the MCU has dropped and Spider-Man fans get to see Tom Holland back in action as everyone's favourite web-slinger. Which is very appropriate as Wayne normally slings his own webs about this cinematic series, but is he as on board with this latest Marvel effort? And what has annoyed Paul so much about this film?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
 
Spider-Man: Far From Home NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 9:29
Spider-Man: Far From Home SPOILER-FILLED Thoughts: 9:29 - 22:54
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 22:54 - 23:30
 
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!)

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This week the boys are trading in their casual jeans and work pants for spandex bike shorts. "But why?" You might rightly ask. Well, because they're counting down the Top 10 R*ctum Clenching Movies (aka Suspenseful Films), and they need all the help they can get!
 
Find out which films caused the guys to turn blue from all the associated breath holding, and which resulted in arms of chairs being broken. Then there's Wayne voluntarily picking a horror film, and Paul messing up even more French names!
 
In short, it's all happening, 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!

Hit up old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site at https://thecountdownpc.podbean.com/

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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