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

September 28, 2019

Rambo: Last Blood review

37 years after Sylvester Stallone debuted the character of John Rambo as a traumatised veteran being unjustly pursued by the local law, the character returns for his final outing, having decimated half of the Vietnamese, Russian and Burmese armies in the interim. So has Sly learned anything? Has Rambo evolved with the times?
 
The answers are right here, good people, as the boys take on the challenge of determining whether Stallone is as successful with the return this iconic character as he was with Rocky Balboa in the Creed films. Is it a case of lighting strikes twice?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Rambo Last Blood SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 9:49
Rambo Last Blood SPOILER-FILLED Review: 9:49 - 18:32
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 18:32 - 19:25
 

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This week it's a bit of a fantasy topic as Paul and Wayne get all cleaned up for a night out on the town with the ten movie characters they'd most like to have drinks with. All of film history is open to the guys, making it a tough ask to narrow down the field, but somehow they manage it - and there's even one cross-up on their lists!

The choices may be fairly predictable from the guys as they start out, but Wayne saves his best (read: most outlandish) choices for last, prompting considerable consternation (read: profanity laced disagreement) from Paul, and thus ensuring more of the banter you're familiar with, as The Countdown continues ...

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Get access to old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site.

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists on Letterboxd and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at the same.

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This week the guys check out two films considered poor enough that they were either pulled entirely from an Australian cinematic release or delayed said release by more than three months after appearing in American theatres.
 
First up, it's The Dead Don't Die, and shocker(!), Wayne refused to see it. Though not because it was a zombie film, but rather because it's directed by Jim Jarmusch. Paul bravely takes on the challenge by himself. Was he pleased to have made such a sacrifice? Or does Wayne get the last laugh?
 
That review is largely spoiler-free, but the one for Anna, which both boys saw, quickly devolves into spoiler territory. And that probably tells you everything you need to know about the film, as Luc Besson proves he doesn't have an original bone left in his body.
 
Which is the better film? And does it really matter? Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
The Dead Don't Die VIRTUALLY SPOILER-FREE Review: 1:06 - 7:25
Anna SPOILER-FILLED Review: 7:25 - 21:30
 

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September 17, 2019

Top 10 TV Theme Songs PRE 2000

This week the boys make good on their promise to deliver the main course of their TV Theme Tunes two-parter, this time covering very best TV themes PRE 2000!
 
The nostalgia is high in this Ep, as Paul and Wayne take a trip down memory lane, bopping along to their favourite tunes that opened TV shows throughout their youth and into their adulthood.
 
Cartoons, sitcoms, teen dramas, and sci-fi shows all get their due before the inevitable happens and the guys turn on each other's choices, trying to discredit the other's list.
 
So slip on your favourite pair of headphones and prepare for all kinds of Happy Days, as it will be Mission: Impossible to not want to hum along to these tunes, as The Countdown continues ...
 

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Get access to old Eps of the show (back to Ep 40) on our Podbean site.

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists on Letterboxd and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at the same.

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This month's bonus Ep was a bit of an experiment between four great Aussie shows as presided over by one great Kiwi :p

In effect, the podcasters squared off to debate the pros and con's of 2017's It, with the sequel just recently released. Hendo from The IMDB Journey podcast joined forces with Dudi from Shaken Not Nerd and The Countdown's own Paul to argue the very obvious and blatantly correct pros of IT, while Billy and Topher from We Watched a Thing recruited Dean from The IMDB Journey podcast to join the Dark Side and unfairly malign a wonderful film. Even Wayne joins the fray to assist Sam from Movie Reviews in 20 Q's in judging which side takes home the chocolates...

What was meant to be a structured event quickly degenerates into chaos, but it is a heck of a lot of fun and there is much laughter (amid bad language) along the way.

So choose a side and get on board to help determine whether any such Mass debate will ever again take place ...

All the other great shows featured in this first ever Movie Mass Debate can be found below:

Movie Reviews in 20 Q’s - @moviereviewsin

We Watched a Thing - @WeWatchedAThing

Shaken Not Nerd - @ShakenNotNerd

IMDB Journey - @imdbjourney

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September 14, 2019

It Chapter Two review

This week Wayne confronts his worst fear - an almost three hour film - as the boys check out It Chapter Two. Does the sequel to the 2017 smash hit hold up? Or is it clown shoes compared to the original?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
 
It Chapter Two SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 11:55
It Chapter Two SPOILER-FILLED Thoughts: 11:55 - 20:00
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 20:00 - 22:22
 
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September 10, 2019

Top 10 TV Theme Songs POST 2000

This week the guys are aiming to get you all humming along as they countdown the very best TV Theme Songs POST 2000? Why post 2000, you might ask? Well, because the boys grossly underestimated the massive amounts of feedback on this topic as well as how much class would have to be left off the list if they kept it to just ten choices. So, an arbitrary separation of the "modern" and "classic" ages of television was agreed upon, and this week, they're tackling the more modern theme songs.

(Consider it an appetiser before the main course NEXT week, when they'll be tackling everything PRE 2000!)

So get these ear worms into you, and decide for yourself who has the superior list of TV theme tunes, as The Countdown continues ...

 

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Get access to 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/

P.S. The theme song played by amazing guitar players mentioned in the Ep can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i0a7RDPkM8

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For this week's review, the boys are all over Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Well, "all over" means they've seen the first three Eps and one of them is too bored to bother continuing; while the other desperately tries to keep the nostalgic light for his youth burning...
 
(And, for the record, there are spoilers throughout this review until the end of Ep 3.)
 
Is the spirit of Jim Henson alive and well? Or has his least muppetty project taken on a life of its own? Find out as the Countdown continues ...
 
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September 3, 2019

Top 10 Hollywood Jerks

This week the boys lay into the actors, directors and producers of Hollywood who have read their own press, feed off their own egos, and are narcissistic beyond any known metric as they countdown their Top 10 Hollywood Jerks (or A-Holes, if you prefer.)

This one contains some fairly incredible stories about some people you'd very much expect, and a couple that might surprise. Wayne takes it upon himself to defend more than one entrant on Paul's list, but at least both are on board as to who takes out the crown as the biggest Hollywood A-Hole ...

All this and an unlikely A-list Hollywood actor turning his hand to rapping, as The Countdown continues ...

 

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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!

Get access to 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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