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

2020 is knocking at our door, and to commemorate the occasion, Wayne and Paul begin their month long look back at the decade that was, commencing with their Top 10 Thrillers from that time period.
 
The lads are surprisingly agreeable as they break down the very best films which had them clenching their buttocks on the edge of their seat, but that does not stop Paul from running rampant with a new addition to the Soundboard. And of course, there are still the usual left field picks from both.
 
Is Denis Villeneuve the best director in this genre for the decade? How many films can Wayne possibly have on his list starring Ben Affleck? And who tries to shoehorn in films which might be considered more horror than thriller? (Hint: It's probably not who you'd think).
 
Learn the answers to all these questions and more, as The Countdown continues ...
 

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!

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!

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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November 30, 2019

The Mandalorian review

Disney+ has launched in the US and Australia (sorry to the UK listeners!) and with it comes the first ever live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Wayne (the Star Wars die-hard fan) and Paul (the more level-headed pragmatist) dive in to the end of Episode 3 to determine if the wait has been worthwhile, or whether most everyone is high on the same Star wars nostalgic fumes ...
 
Time Stamps:
 
The Mandalorian SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 11:53
The Mandalorian SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 11:53 - 23:45
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 23:45 - 25:11
 

Hit up 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 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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As regular listeners will be aware, Paul foolishly challenged Daniel from The IMDB Journey Podcast to a Movie Watching Challenge at the start of the year. The rules were initially simple: who could watch more films in 2019 that were more than 70 mins long? But as time went by, what happened to the competitors? And what did it do to their appreciation of film when it was no longer about quality and all about quantity.

In this month's November bonus episode, Paul sits down with Daniel to answer these questions specifically and unpack the Challenge more generally, before getting into a Countdown of the very worst films both sat through on their way to 500 films.

So tune in for a laugh as the guys try to explain why these ten were the worst of the worst films they saw, and also get some tips on films to most definitely avoid ... as The Countdown continues ...

Please thank Daniel for taking the time to come on the show by checking out his awesome podcast that he does with best mate Dean at https://imdbjourney.podbean.com/

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November 26, 2019

Top 10 Martial Arts Films

Oh dear. Strap yourself in, dear listener, as the boys cobble together two of the more questionable lists in the show's history as they talk the Top 10 Martial Arts films. Paul admits from the get-go that this topic is not his specialty, but one might expect more from Wayne with his background of studying martial arts, and the fact that there is a ninja-toe and nun-chucks laying about the studio.
 
Alas, the answers to who does not have a real Bruce Lee film on their list and who has included a TMNT film may surprise you. But nothing will offend the martial arts film fans out there more than some of the other omissions from BOTH of the lads' lists.
 
Find out exactly which martial arts legends are snubbed and then marvel at some of the knowledgeable (and respect-restoring) listener feedback as The Countdown continues ...
 

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!

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!

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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Two reviews for the price of one this week, with Wayne being the canary in the cage in seeing both films, while Paul chose wisely in prioritising Ford v Ferrari. 

Does Elizabeth Banks have the right of it in suggesting men won't watch action films starring women (lol Captain Marvel, Aliens, Salt, Tomb Raider, Underworld etc etc) or is it just a poor sequel/reboot? And who comes away with the chocolates between Matt Damon and Christian Bale when both help Ford take on Ferrari?

Find out as The Countdown continues ...

Time Stamps:
 
Charlie's Angels SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 9:00
Ford v Ferrari SPOILER-FREE Review: 9:00 - 18:42
Ford v Ferrari SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 18:42 - 20:58
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 20:58 - 22:32
 

Hit up 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 gain access to all manner of additional Countdown content? 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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November 19, 2019

Top 10 Superior Sequels

Sigh. What are the odds that two co-hosts could ever mess up a brief so completely that two EFFECTIVELY different lists end up being made? ... Well, if you're listening to this podcast, those chances are pretty damn high, because for this week's show, the Top 10 Superior Sequels, Wayne decides sequel means the film following its immediate predecessor, completely ignoring the relevance of all other sequels in a franchise, as Paul, with his higher order executive functioning, was easily able to discern.
 
So it may not be a level playing field, but Paul & Wayne put their best feet forward in suggesting there are ten (and more!) sequels that outshine the original film in a franchise (or in Wayne's case the film that preceded it).
 
Do they nail them all? Can they get through an Episode like this without turning on one another. And who had the bigger blooper at Episode's end?
 
Learn the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...
 

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!

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!

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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November 16, 2019

Doctor Sleep review

A sequel 39 years in the making, director Mike Flanagan attempts the impossible - to please fans of Kubrick's masterpiece, The Shining, as well as Stephen King and fans of his Danny Torrance books. Does he succeed? Or does Doc-Doc-Doc-Doc-Doctor Sleep prove to be more snoozey than scary?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Doctor Sleep SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 9:51
Doctor Sleep SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 9:51 - 19:00
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 19:00 - 19:45
 

Hit up 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 gain access to all manner of additional Countdown content? 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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November 12, 2019

Top 10 G-Rated Films

The NO swearing Ep is back this week as the boys follow up their popular PG-13 show with a countdown of the Top 10 G-Rated Films. You might be surprised what films got away with a G rating (as well as those which somehow were elevated into PG territory), but you won;t be surprised to learn that Wayne and Paul are unable to keep their potty-mouths completely stowed. Which is good, because once again, every time they do mess up, it's $1 being donated to charity - a charity that the fans of the show will nominate in the Facebook Listener Community!

But that's not all! The boys expose an IMDB.com error which might the end of the site as we know it!? (That's hyperbole and clear clickbait. It means nothing of the sort, but it was fun to write.)

Find out what that error is and listen in as the lads have to develop a whole new way of communicating with one another, as The Countdown continues ...

 

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!

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!

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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November 9, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate review

The sixth film in the Terminator universe is upon us and Paul and Wayne are front and centre to determine whether it's worth your time! Dark Fate is dying at the box office, and the reviews are decidedly mixed, so it may not be a surprise that the lads are a bit split on this one ... even if their final scores may not be that far apart.
 
Has James Cameron returned to restore the franchise to its former glory? Or is this the final ripping of the power core from the carcass of the Terminator films?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps:
Terminator: Dark Fate SPOILER-FREE Review: 0:00 - 13:10
Terminator: Dark Fate SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 13:10 - 20:38
Final Thoughts including potential spoilers: 20:38 - 22:10
 

Hit up 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 gain access to all manner of additional Countdown content? 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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November 5, 2019

WORST 10 TV Series Finales

Have you ever been so thoroughly angry, upset or just plain disappointed at the finale of a beloved television series that it retroactively sullied your view of said show? Well Paul and Wayne have and that's why they're this week turning their attention to television and counting down the ten WORST series finales of all time! Dramas, comedies, sci-fi shows, and even a couple of prestige efforts, are all named and shamed as the boys get their angry pants on and go to town on shows that many love.
 
Such is the passion in this topic that good friend of the podcast, B-Dizzle from the We Watched a Thing podcast, leapt to the defence of one such polarising show, recording his thoughts for all to take on board. You can check out B-Dizzle and his cranky off-sider, Topher, at https://www.wewatchedathing.com/
 
Which show does Wayne have so low that Paul threatens to sing the theme song in a "low" key for the rest of the Ep? What finale is ranked the worst of all time by BOTH hosts? And while we're here, who can't pronounce "finale" properly?
 
Learn the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...
 

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!

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!

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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