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

January 29, 2022

Nightmare Alley review

Guillermo del Toro has done fairly well for himself over the years and has decided to follow up his Academy Award winning film about a woman falling in love with a fishman, with a film about Bradley Cooper playing a wide-eyed, young con-man getting into noir-esque trouble.

 

Does lighting strike twice? Or is Nightmare Alley a horrendously boring technical triumph? Can it justify its 150 minute run time or do the boys wish they were back contemplating fish dick?
 
Learn the answers to all these questions and more, as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
Nightmare Alley NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:22
Nightmare Aley SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 11:22 - 22:02

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 22:02 - 23:45

 

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Countdown #356

 

It's time for the annual episode in which the guys countdown a bunch of film's they haven't even seen yet! aka Their Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2022!

 

With everything from superhero films to horror and even a very dubious game adaptation mentioned, there's pretty much something for everyone to get their hopes up for. (Well, okay, if you're exclusively into musicals, you can probably skip this episode.) 

 

Find out what should be marked on your calendar among all the dubious singing and stinging attacks with The Soundboard, as The Countdown continues ...

 

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January 21, 2022

Scream 2022 review

The Requel - or is it Legasequel? - returns with the 2022 version of Scream. Wes has long left us, leaving some very big shoes to fill, but Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett thought they could manage one foot each, so here we are.

 

Quite beyond whether this is the best sequel in the franchise, and whether it's the bloodiest film in the series, is whether or not Wayne has been so corrupted by Paul that he's now the negative one on the show? Or, if you prefer, is it time for Wayne to record his own Negatron theme?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
Scream 2022 NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 12:48
Scream 2022 SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 12:48 - 22:33

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 22:33 - 23:55

 

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January 18, 2022

The Top 10 Films of 2021

Countdown #355

 

We may have said goodbye to 2021, but the year was not without its cinematic merits. So for this BIG episode of the show, Wayne and Paul are revealing their very favourite films of the year and cheekily labeling them as the "Top 10" films of 2021!

 

But for this year best of year ep, the listeners are getting involved as 22 members of The Countdown Listener Community submitted their top 10 lists on very short (36 hour) notice, allowing the boys to compare what they're peddling with what a wider sample of the cinema-going audience has to say...
 
Will Wayne - the person who professes to hate horror - have a horror film on his list? Will Paul - the co-host who loathes musicals - find way to squeeze in a film about music on his? And what will the world say when Wayne sets the tone for the episode by talking about Free Guy?
 

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

 

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January 15, 2022

The King’s Man review

The Kingsman?! You're not taking the Kingsman! (Bonus point for anyone who gets that deep-cut, completely inappropriate in 2022 reference.)

 

Yes, the boys this week go back to before it all began to review the prequel to the film that they covered in the very first episode of The Countdown. That film was Kingsman: The Secret Service. This film is The King's Man, with Matthew Vaughn back on co-writing and directing duties.

 

Sadly, the film just doesn't stack up to the fantastic original. Which begs the questions: Have the guys grown more cynical as they've aged along with the show? Or are prequels inherently inferior products? And, after hearing his score for this one, has Wayne finally assumed the Negatron mantle?

 

Learn the answers to some of these questions, as well as some dubious other stuff, as The Countdown continues ...

 

Time Stamps

The King's Man NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 9:53

The King's Man SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 9:53 - 20:45

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 20:45 - 22:04

 

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January 11, 2022

The WORST 10 Films of 2021

Countdown #354

 

It's time, good listening folk. Time to name and shame the very WORST films that 2021 had to offer.

 

It was a tough year for most already, but these films rubbed our noses in that toughness and deserve nought but our contempt. And so, Wayne and Paul have taken it upon themselves to call out these pieces of shizzle; to slap a hazard stamp on these ten for the Countdown team, and ensure that as few of you as possible need to suffer in the way that they have.
 
Be it a franchise sequel, horror, superhero, thriller, sci-fi or family film, no genre is safe from the boys as they go to war against the time wasters, the offensively bad and the horrendously disappointing.
 

So join Paul as Wayne for their biggest warning Ep of the year as The Countdown continues ...

 

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Paul would never dream of asking Wayne to do a bonus Episode like this, so instead had Drew from the Reel Feels podcast sub in to talk all things horror in 2021.

 

Drew has seen an incredible number of films and has a particular love of the horror genre, making him the perfect guest host for this topic. And as he has seen so many films, his choices differ greatly from Paul's which adds to the occasion.
 

So kick back and enjoy as Paul and Drew point out what to beware of and what to seek out when it comes to 2021 horror movies!

 

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Warner Brothers in their infinite wisdom decided the world needed another Matrix film and strong-armed Lana Wachowski into having another go at the series. The reviews and reactions so far have been polarising, and now it's time for Paul and Wayne to wade in.

 

Does it do what it says on the tin and resurrect the Matrix film series after the deplorable Revolutions 18 years ago? Or is this the final nail in The Matrix shaped coffin and a waste of around $190 million dollars?
 
Paul, in particular has a lot of skin in this game, so is he able to shrug off the Negatron label for one week? And what will Wayne do when the fashion in this one is not as noteworthy or classy as in the original trilogy?
 
Learn the answers to all of these questions (and more!) as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
The Matrix Resurrections NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:24
The Matrix Resurrections SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 11:24 - 31:30

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 31:30 - 34:25

 

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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And stick around afterwards for some fallout from the recent Spider-Man: No Way Home review while contains MAJOR SPOILERS!
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Countdown #353

 

For the first episode of 2022, the guys are buying themselves a bit more time before the worst and best of 2021 shows, by honouring a request from top-level Patron to the show and understudy to Henry Cavill himself, Adam Mileur. Adam wanted to know who is the definitive Top Tom (copyrighted!) between Tommy Le Jones, Tom Hanks and Tom Hardy.

 

Now, you might be asking yourself where's Tom Cruise? But Adam was savvy enough to now Wayne's list would be skewed toward T to the C, and thus eliminated him from the equation. Such is the power of the top level Patron!

 

Still, Wayne is so discombobulated by the lack of Cruise control that he somehow forgets to count in this episode, while Paul is just shocked his co-host - finally! - hit a brief.

 

Find out who will be crowned Top Tom (still copyrighted, damnit!) as The Countdown continues ... 

 

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

Want to pick a topic for the lads to do like Adam did for this Ep? Head on over to Patreon to fond out how and 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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