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.

April 3, 2018

Episode 157: Top 10 Hidden Gems of the 80s / Ready Player One (w/ Gidgit VonLaRue)

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With Wayne out of hospital and commencing his recovery, Paul is this week joined by Gidgit VonLaRue from The Retro Cinema podcast. Gidgit's show is focused on '80s films so there was no better person to have on to discuss the nostalgia heavy, Steven Spielberg blockbuster release, Ready Player One. Gidgit does a great job of channeling the positivity of Wayne, but does Paul jump on the same hype train? Or is #Negatron back with a vengeance?

Then Gidgit and Paul get down to unearthing some hidden gems from the '80s - films that most have forgotten, or were criminally underrated and not received the love they deserve. Both lists feature some incredibly deep cuts, so be prepared to add to your watchlist by the end of this one.

And in a Countdown first, The Soundboard this week features when a guest is also on the show! Though, fear not, The Soundboard apparently saves its worst trolling for Wayne ...

Please let Gidgit know how much you enjoyed her appearance on twitter @GidgitVonLaRue and check out her great show at

Time Stamps:

Recount: 2:40 – 9:42 Ready Player One NON-SPOILER Review: 10:16 – 17:31 Ready Player One SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 17:31 – 27:17 Top 10 Hidden Gems of the 80s: 28:08 – 1:09:49 Listener Feedback: 1:09:49 – 1:17:46

And just to sell the Retro Cinema's sweet, sweet Kool Aid a little harder, they're the first promo this week! Then there's a promo for an important charity event as organised by the show's bestest podcasting buds, the Epic Film Guys, with their Livestream for a Cure at

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