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

February 29, 2020

Locke & Key review

It's Netflix time on The Countdown this week, as the guys turn their attention away from the woes of February cinema, and hope for something better from the new adaptation of the excellent comic, Locke & Key. This one comes from the loins of Stephen King (ie. his son), so Paul has high hopes, but will they be dashed by the teen drama-ishness of it all? And what will Wayne and his scaredy cat approach to anything remotely dark think? But most importantly, is it worth almost nine hours of your time?

Find out as The Countdown continues ...

 
Time Stamps:
 
Locke & Key SPOILER-FREE Review : 0:00 - 13:58
Locke & Key SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 13:58 - 21:32
Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 21:32 - 22:24
 

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Cutting it fine for this month's Bonus Ep, but it was good friend and podcasting pal, Gerald from Two Peas on a Podcast to the rescue, and he brought his horror A-game. Because he's diving back into Wayne's least favourite genre at Paul's behest, and this time it's all about the golden age of horror, with the Top 10 Horror Films from the 1980s!

It's all here: slashers, demons, monsters, aliens and zombies. But which film will reign supreme from this classic decade of horror cinema?

Find out as The Countdown continues ...

 

Please thank Gerald by checking out his great show @ https://linktr.ee/2peas

Hit up the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows.

Want to gain access to all manner of additional Countdown content? Head on over to the show's Patreon to see what you're missing!

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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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EDCs. Know what they are? Paul certainly doesn't, even if they're something Wayne fantasises about on the reg, meaning this week's topic - the Top 10 Coolest Movie Gadgets - is right up his alley
 
Join the boys as they geek out over geeky tech which is so cool it makes Wayne want to soil his drawers. Paul, meanwhile, is just happy SOME of Wayne's choices aren't James Bond related.
 
You can find out exactly how many as The Countdown continues ...
 

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February strikes again with the release of a film so terrible, the guys were forced to add a second review to the mix to strike some kind of balance. So it is that Paul briefly talks about the new Hazza Ford film, The Call of the Wild, based on the classic Jack London novel, before both the guys tear Blumhouse's Fantasy Island a new one
 
Jason Blum and Jeff Wadlow (the team behind the abysmal Truth or Dare) this time present a weird horror version of the 1970s TV show, and surprise surprise, it is a truly terrible experience.
 
Can the guys make head or tall of one of the most ridiculous scripts in recent Hollywood history? How does Paul's love/hate relationship with Blumhouse Pictures fare after sitting through this one? And who rates this largely according to the attraction he has to one of the characters?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
 
The Call of the Wild SPOILER-FREE Brief Review: 0:00 - 4:50
Fantasy Island SPOILER-FREE Review : 4:50 - 17:16
Fantasy Island SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 17:16 - 24:40
Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 24:40 - 25:50
 
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February 18, 2020

Top 10 Battle Scenes

This week, Paul and Wayne move to the head of their army of opinions and give rousing speeches as they go to war over the Top 10 Movie Battle Scenes of all time!
 
Be they middle ages or fantasy fueled battles with swords and halberds, or more modern, gun-filled and bomb-based affairs, the boys leave nothing on the field as they debate which battle scenes deserve to make this list.
 
Which host was too upset by what happens to horses to include the Battle of Stirling Bridge on his list? And has Wayne learned his lesson when it comes to Saving Private Ryan?
 
The answers to all these questions and more (including who won this year's Oscars bet) await you as The Countdown continues ...
 

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February 15, 2020

Birds of Prey review

The first superhero movie of 2020 is here, but it is a DCEU one, so don't get too excited :P
 
Join Wayne and Paul as they prey on the birds (and one Harley Quinn) with their in-depth review. Are the public staying away in droves because the film is that bad? Or do the critics have the right of it with their surprisingly high scores (for a DCEU film)?
 
Find the answers to these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Birds of Prey SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 13:29
Birds of Prey SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 13:29 - 21:00
Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 21:00 - 21:55
 
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Something different this week as Wayne and Paul countdown what they've learned from fight scenes in movies! Working very much like their Dating Ep from a few months back, this one mines some very fertile ground as the boys, with their tongues planted firmly in their cheeks, take aim at some of the more ridiculous aspects of film fight scenes...

 

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February 8, 2020

Midway review

Well, they can't all be winners ...

For every ying there is a yang, and in the case of films about war, for every 1917 there is a Midway. This atrocious attempt at a WWII film carries the dubious honour of being the most expensive independent film ever made, but all the money in the world couldn't save this script, nor the performances provided by most within it. So let Paul and Wayne be your canaries in cages and save you from seeing the awfulness of this Roland Emmerich (unintentional) disaster (film), as The Countdown continues ...

 

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With the Academy Awards just around the corner, the guys decided to mark the occasion in their own way, firstly by giving their red-hot predictions for a bunch of the main categories, and then by chastising the Academy with a Countdown of the very best actresses and actors who have never won an Oscar!
 
Things remain mostly agreeable but after a week away Paul is amazed by the breakdown in communication between he and Wayne over what Oscar categories would be covered (stick around for the bloopers for the full story), and that amazement only turns to horror when Wayne reveals his number one most snubbed actor ...
 
Does Wayne make a case for T to the C? And does he find an actor to man-crush on harder than him by the end of this Ep? Meanwhile, does Paul finally manage to pronounce Joaquin Phoenix correctly?
 
Learn the answers to all these questions and more, as The Countdown continues ...
 

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February 1, 2020

Blade II (2002) review

With Paul away, it's time to return to the Patreon vault for a classic review! And this time around, the boys have chosen to share with you their thoughts on Guillermo del Toro's stab at the Blade franchise, Blade II from 2002. Though previously only available to Patreons of the show, this one was part of the recent #PatreonPalooza in which the guys thanked all their Patrons with new content released daily for a week - so please forgive the odd opening here.

Does the film stand the test of time, or will the guys put a stake right through the heart of this series before Blade Trinity effectively achieves the same a couple of years later? Find out as The Countdown continues ...

Please be aware there are SPOILERS THROUGHOUT this review.

 

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