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

December 30, 2021

Hawkeye review

Disney+ has finished dropping eps of its last MCU series for 2021, meaning the boys can now give their thoughts on Hawkeye.

 

Wayne has seen the whole thing, while Paul only managed to get through the first four eps in time for this recording. As such, Paul leaves Wayne all on his own for most of the spoiler-filled part of the review, so who knows how far off the rails this one really goes?
 
But off the rails it does leap because one of the guys enjoyed Jeremy Renner's turn in the spotlight and one did not. It's probably pretty obvious whom is whom, but will one be able to change the other's opinion? Or will no ground be given?
 
Learn the answers to questions and so much more, as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
Hawkeye NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 10:52
Hawkeye SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 10:52 - 20:34

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 20:34 - 21:15

 

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Countdown #352

 

It's (apparently) the most wonderful time of the year, and to celebrate the end of 2021 and the fact that most people have holidays of some description for this event, the boys are recommending some wholesome family entertainment for you in the form of the Top 10 Live-Action Disney films.

 

Live-action, of course, means no animation through the film (though special effects are permitted), so wait and see how long it takes for Wayne to throw a film out that 100% has animation in every scene. But is Paul any better? Has he also disregarded the brief with one of his picks?
 

Listen in to decide as 2021 comes to a close, but The Countdown continues ...

 

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December 21, 2021

Top 10 2021 Movie Scenes

Countdown #351

 

For the 351st Countdown, the guys are celebrating their favourite scenes from 2021 film as part of their end of year run of shows! Whether the film amazing, terrible or somewhere in between, they're shouting out those moments which really hit home for them - be it a jaw-dropping action scene, a breath-taking final reveal, or a particularly impressive kill.

 

So join Paul and Wayne for a fond look back at the best of what cinema had to offer despite the best efforts of COVID, as The Countdown continues ...

 

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December 20, 2021

Spider-Man: No Way Home review

The hype has been unbelievable; the wait unbearable. But now, finally, Spider-Man is back in one of the biggest opening weekends in box office history (in your face, COVID!), and the boys were lucky enough to catch an early screening of this with thanks to Sony Pictures Australia.

 

Does Wayne get all the spider-tingles? Can Paul turn off his rational brain for even one second? And is this the best Spider-Man film ever made?
 
Learn the answers to all these questions and so much more, as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
Spider-Man: No Way Home NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 10:48
Spider-Man: No Way Home SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 10:48 - 29:56

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 29:56 - 32:11

 

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December 18, 2021

Dune (2021) review

The old school sci-fi nerds have frothed hard enough to have willed it into existence and it is finally here. The new, big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi classic, Dune, has made its way to Australia courtesy of acclaimed director, Denis Villeneuve, and a huge cast of stars, and the boys are donning their stillsuits to check it out.

 

One of them has a vision about the film being a pure cinematic achievement and one of the year's best? While the other is all pale and bulky and screams orders while kowtowing to his uncle? (It's a weird reference if you've yet to see the film, okay?)
 
What side of the equation will you fall on, as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
Dune NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 16:47
Dune SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 16:47 - 25:26

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 25:26 - 26:31

 

Find so many more Countdowns and reviews - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

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Somehow, against all odds (including theirs), the boys have made it to 350 Episodes of the show (individual reviews not withstanding)! And to celebrate, they've brought back the segments from the early days of the show.

 

So prepare yourself to Check It Out while you're Seagal Watching, even as you Cool for Cast while playing Tag Lines, and all while you're marveling at the latest Insane in the Memwayne ...
 
But more than ever before, YOU, the listeners are determining how the show develops, as a bunch of new sound bytes are added to the Soundboard!
 
And did we mention there's the first preview for how The Countdown will be changing in 2022?
 

Join us then for the latest BIG episode,as The Countdown EVOLVES ...

 

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There's plenty of carnage in this review for this sequel to Sony's inexplicably smash-hit, Venom, as Paul (in particular) tees off on one of the worst superhero films he can recall seeing. Wayne is somewhat more tempered in his reaction, but is also bamboozled by some of the shoddy film-making and terrible script-writing on display here.
 
Join in on this audio carnage before sampling the one on film, as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
Venom: Let There Be Carnage NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:13
Venom: Let There Be Carnage SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 11:13 - 20:25
Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 20:25 - 21:00
 
 

Find so many more Countdowns and reviews - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

Head on over to the show's Patreon to see what you're missing!

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook 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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Countdown #349

 

2021 is drawing to a close and as they do every year, the guys are putting together their best and worst lists of film and, this week, television! (Yes, cool you jets, the Growing Pains theme is back!)
 
Join Paul and Wayne as they call out the worst things to sully their TV screens and handheld devices (sorry Sir Ridley), before getting to the main event as they countdown the very best seasons of television in 2021!
 
What returning favourites will still be in their good graces? What new show is Wayne truly shocked Paul also has on his list? And is Paul's number one, the best example of a listener triumph since the show began?
 

Learn the answers to all these questions - and a whole lot more! - as The Countdown continues ...

 

Find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

 

Head on over to the show's Patreon to see what you're missing!

 

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook 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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Who you gonna call?

 

Well, clearly, Wayne and Paul, because their review for the Ghostbusters sequel the fans have long been waiting for is here! And by "here", the boys mean the rest of the world, because this one doesn't open in Australia until Jan 1st, but with thanks to Sony Pictures, they got to see it "early" (again, only in Australian terms.)
 
Does Jason Reitman - the son of a genius - deliver like his old man once did? Or does he fumble the proton pack like Ivan did when he went back to the well in 1989?
 
Learn the answer to this question - and a whole lot more - as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
Ghostbusters: Afterlife NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:49
Ghostbusters: Afterlife SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 11:49 - 24:55

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 24:55 - 25:30

 

Find so many more Countdowns and reviews - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

Head on over to the show's Patreon to see what you're missing!

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And finally, how about some Countdown merch? Grab a new range of products right here!

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