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Episode 150: Top 10 Critically Panned Films That Were Actually Awesome / The Cloverfield Paradox
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February 13, 2018 01:00 AM PST
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How often do you disagree with what the critics have to say? Those hoighty-toighty, high-falutin', too-cool-for-school know-it-alls, who think, just because they've studied film, that they can tell the rest of us what to think about a movie? What about Rotten Tomatoes? Ever spat your morning coffee over your keyboard in shock at the score for the latest Michael Bay masterpiece?

Well, okay, that last part is a stretch, but Wayne and Paul most definitely are sick and tired of professional critics getting it wrong. And so this week on The Countdown, they're putting it right with their Top 10 Critically Panned Films That Were Actually Awesome (aka Go Blow, Critic!)

They also find the time to sneak in a review of the sneakily released The Cloverfield Paradox. Is this the future of film releases? Could theatres soon be as dead as drive-ins? The boys give their thoughts and opine on whether Netflix wisely spent their money in acquiring this one ...

All this AND a very moving tribute by Paul to The Soundboard as The Countdown continues!

Time Stamps:

An Ode to a Fallen Comrade: 1:07 – 3:20
Recount: 5:18 – 10:00
The Cloverfield Paradox NON-SPOILER Review: 11:01 - 19:04
The Cloverfield Paradox SPOILER-FILLED Discussion 19:04 - 30:37
Top 10 Critically Panned Films That Were Actually Awesome: 31:11 - 1:14:47
Listener Feedback: 1:14:47 - 1:25:37

This week's promos are for awesome #PodFix Network show, Netflix 'n Swill at http://netflixnswill.podbean.com/ and the really fun Odd Dad Out podcast with Adam at http://odddadout.blogspot.com.au/ And don't forget our oldest and bestest podcasting friends, the Epic Film Guys, aka Nick and Justin, at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Also: Please check out our two networks for other great shows! The PodFix Network at https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ and The Word Salad Productions Network at https://www.patreon.com/WordSalad

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Please subscribe via your favourite podcasting app, and rate & review the show!

Episode 149: Top 10 Directorial Debuts / Den of Thieves
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February 06, 2018 01:00 AM PST
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It's hard to hit one out of the park on your first go-around. But some directors have swung that action wonderfully BIG TIME! Join the fellers as they fawn over their favourite films by first time directors! Which of your favourites will hit the list?

Then the guys take a few pokes at Gerard Butler's belly in the new thriller - Den of Thieves! Is it Sparta, or is it Farta? Find out when this week WITHOUT the help of The Soundboard, that very VERY suspiciously no longer works after Wayne was left alone with it for the past week...

This week's promos are for awesome #PodFix Network show, Shaken Not Nerd featuring Dudi, Ian and Tom @ShakenNotNerd and the Was It Worth it? podcast featuring Toffa and Ethan @WasItWorthItPod and http://masterdebaters.podomatic.com/ And don't forget our oldest and bestest podcasting friends, the Epic Film Guys, aka Nick and Justin, at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Also: Please check out our two networks for other great shows! The PodFix Network at https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ and The Word Salad Productions Network at https://www.patreon.com/WordSalad

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Please subscribe via your favourite podcasting app, and rate & review the show!

Episode 148: Top 10 Movie Opening Scenes / mother!
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January 30, 2018 01:00 AM PST
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This week the boys are STARTING something different by opening up a whole new can of BEGINNINGS with their Top 10 OPENING SCENES in film history! (Sorry, Wayne took the week off from writing the opening paragraph of the show notes, and this was the best Paul could do after a REALLY crappy day.) Which films grabbed them by the short and curlies right up front? And how many of those films were awesome versus straight up teases which promised so much and delivered so very little?

And as if that's not enough, the fellers found the time to squeeze in a requested review from listener Nick Spinarksi, one of the ultra-generous individuals who shells out his hard earned cash to listen to two grown men bust each others' balls as part of the show's Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown. That review is for the divisive mother! from Darren Aronofsky. Paul's feelings on this one are well know, but what did Wayne think after finally managing to watch it?

All this and more as The Countdown continues ...

Time Stamps:
Recount: 1:39 - 10:26
mother! NON-SPOILER Review: 11:14 - 17:20
mother! SPOILER-FILLED Discussion 17:20 - 27:16
Top 10 Opening Scenes: 27:54 - 1:15:43
Listener Feedback: 1:15:43 - 1:25:47

This week's promos are for awesome #PodFix Network shows, Who Spiked The Puns? with Fuzzy Dan at http://whospikedthepuns.com/podcast/ and our oldest and bestest podcasting friends, the Epic Film Guys, aka Nick and Justin, at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Also: Please check out our two networks for other great shows! The PodFix Network at https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ and The Word Salad Productions Network at https://www.patreon.com/WordSalad

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Please subscribe via your favourite podcasting app, and rate & review the show!

Episode 147: Top 10 Hidden Gems of the Noughties (2000-2009) / The Shape of Water
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January 23, 2018 01:00 AM PST
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It's time to get art-house up in here with Paul and Wayne!

Join the fellers for an achingly poignant yet somehow penis-joke-laden review of Guillermo del Toro's latest artistic offering, The Shape of Water. The boys also wax lyrical on their most anticipated releases this year before getting straight up nostalgic on the top ten hidden gems of the noughties! How many have you seen?

Then they peer into their crystal balls (no, it's not a testicle reference) and sound off on their most anticipated films of 2018.

You'll laugh at the wisecracking dumbasses, you'll cry at the petty infighting, and you'll pee at some stage during this episode because it's slightly longer than normal!

Time Stamps:
Recount: 1:55 - 8:45
Shape of Water NON-SPOILER Review: 9:15 - 16:46
Shape of Water SPOILER-FILLED Discussion 16:46 - 29:07
Top 5 M0st Anticipated Films of 2018: 30:02 - 48:13
Top 10 Hidden Gems of the Noughties: 48:13 - 1:28:29
Listener Feedback: 1:28:29 - 1:36:48

This week's promos are for new Aussie film podcast Bears on Film at http://bearsonfilm.net/ and awesome #PodFix Network show, Super Movie Bros with Dave and Jay at http://supermoviebros.podbean.com/ And don't forget our oldest and bestest podcasting friends, the Epic Film Guys, aka Nick and Justin, at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys.

BIG NEWS: The Countdown has launched a PATREON page! Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the growing pieces of bonus content, as the guys attempt to grow the show by reinvesting your generous pledges back into it.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Also: Please check out our two networks for other great shows! The PodFix Network at https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ and The Word Salad Productions Network at https://www.patreon.com/WordSalad

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Please subscribe via your favourite podcasting app, and rate & review the show!

Episode 146: Top 10 "I'm Too Old for this S#*t" Films/ The Commuter
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January 16, 2018 01:00 AM PST
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Do you ever wonder how Person A gets cast in a role they're clearly too old for? When they're rocking a zimmer frame, while their co-star is at least two decades too young to be doing THAT with them? Well Paul and Wayne do. And after subjecting themselves to Liam Neeson's latest efforts to defy the laws of ageing in The Commuter, they decided to dedicate an Ep to calling out those actors who were simply "Too old for this s#*t!"

*Cue the Lethal Weapon sax*

They also manage to find time to tackle Steven Seagal (again!), take some listener feedback, and derail their review by tossing jokes about the size of Liam Neeson's manhood at one another.

In other words, more of what you crave as The Countdown continues ...

Time Stamps:
Recount: 2:30 - 10:15
Seagal Watch: 10:15 - 13:01
The Commuter NON-SPOILER Review: 14:07 - 18:21
The Commuter SPOILER-FILLED Discussion 18:21 - 26:38
Top 10 "I'm Too Old for This S#*t" Films: 27:42 - 1:07:57
Listener Feedback: 1:06:17 - 1:15:45

This week's promos are for a #PodFix Network show, So I Married a Movie Geek @MovieGeekCast with Justin and Krissy. Please head on over and check them out, not least of all because Paul is on their latest Fantasy Movie Draft Ep, picking the best films of 1995 (Vote for Paul!). The other promo is for great guys Gerald and Andy on Two Peas on a Podcast @TwoPeasOnAPod. And don't forget out oldest and bestest podcasting friends, the Epic Film Guys, aka Nick and Justin, at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys.

BIG NEWS: The Countdown has launched a PATREON page! Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out what's on offer, as the guys attempt to grow the show by reinvesting your generous pledges back into it.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Also: Please check out our two networks for other great shows! The PodFix Network at https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ and The Word Salad Productions Network at https://www.patreon.com/WordSalad

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Please subscribe via your favourite podcasting app, and rate & review the show!

Episode 145: Top 10 Comic Relief Characters / Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
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January 09, 2018 01:00 AM PST
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Ready to rock with The Rock, take heart with Kevin Hart, and be black with Jack Bla... yeah, this name matching intro sh#t was a stupid idea. Sorry.

*cough* This week on The Countdown, Paul and Wayne review JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle - and seriously, you might be surprised at who likes what on this episode. It's a hell of an upset! Then the fellers count down their Top Ten Comic Relief Characters in film! Be ready for more surprises, chortles, guffaws and the odd soiled brief as The Countdown continues!

Time Stamps:
Recount: 2:13 - 10:21
Seagal Watch: 10:21 - 13:07
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle NON-SPOILER Review: 13:47 - 24:14
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle SPOILER-FILLED Discussion 24:14 - 32:25
Top 10 Comic Relief Characters: 33:19 - 1:07:57
Listener Feedback: 1:07:57 - 1:16:30

This week's promos are for #PodFix Network shows, Shaken Not Nerd @ShakenNotNerd and More Gooder Than @MGTpodcast. And don't forget out oldest and bestest podcasting friends, the Epic Film Guys, aka Nick and Justin, at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys. You can also check out Paul on the most recent Ep of the Rabbit Ears TV Podcast with his Spirit Animal, Ashlee. Find it at rabbitearstv.podiant.co

BIG NEWS: The Countdown has launched a brand new PATREON page! Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out what's on offer, as the guys attempt to grow the show by reinvesting your generous pledges back into it.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Also: Please check out our two networks for other great shows! The PodFix Network at https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ and The Word Salad Productions Network at https://www.patreon.com/WordSalad

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Please subscribe via your favourite podcasting app, and rate & review the show!

Episode 144: Top 10 Films of 2017
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January 02, 2018 01:00 AM PST
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HAPPY NEW YEAR, Kids! It's time to talk movies! Because movies rock.

This year, there certainly was some pure ass playing at the Megaplex. But there was also a LOT of class released in 2017, and that's what the boys are talking about this episode - the BEST TEN films of 2017!

Tune in for some real talk on what rocked the zeitgeist this year - will the boys agree on what stood out this year? Will someone (Paul) scoff at someone else (Wayne)'s choices? Will vulgarity ensue?

Find out as The Countdown continues ... and stick around until the end of the Ep for a very important announcement!

Time Stamps:
Recount: 3:12 - 8:35
Top 10 Films of 2017: 9:29 - 1:07:12
Listener Feedback: 1:07:12 - 1:17:25

This week's promo is for one great friend of the show and #PodFix Network member, Ashlee and the Rabbit Ears TV Podcast at rabbitearstv.podiant.co and on Twitter @RabbitEarsTVpod. And don't forget out oldest and bestest podcasting friends, the Epic Film Guys, aka Nick and Justin, at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys. You can check both Wayne and Paul out on their recent Ep going in depth on The Last Jedi. Paul was also stoked to be back on Netflix N Swill @ http://netflixnswill.podbean.com/ helping Dan and Caleb review the big-budget Netflix film, Bright.

If you’d like to give Wayne and Paul some feedback or have your lists featured on a future episode, sound off on Twitter @thecountdownpc, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecountdownpc or fire off a good ol' fashioned email to thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Also: Please check out our two networks for other great shows! The PodFix Network at https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ and The Word Salad Productions Network at https://www.patreon.com/WordSalad

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Please subscribe via your favourite podcasting app, and rate & review the show!

Bonus Ep 11: The Walking Dead Torn Apart! (/w Dave from Super Movie Bros)
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December 29, 2017 04:00 PM PST
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Have you fallen off The Walking Dead? Or are you hanging in there hoping that the show will resurrect itself - much like its once-dead subject matter? Well if so, this is the Bonus Ep for you!

Paul, unable to contain his abject disappointment, stunned incredulity and burgeoning anger, invited another super fan of the show, Dave from the Super Movie Bros and TV Ate My Brain podcasts to unpack everything wrong with this once great show. The guys rip into Season 8 in particular, pointing out many of the virtually immeasurable flaws contained within, and then get down to fixing the show with their hopes for the future. It's a good ol' fashioned roasting of showrunner Scott M Gimple and his writing staff, so cathartically get on board for this final Bonus Ep of The Countdown before all such content becomes exclusively Patreon only!

Please thank Dave for taking the time by checking out his great shows:
- Super Movie Bros at supermoviebros.podbean.com and on Twitter @SuperMoviePod
- TV Ate My Brain at coretemparts.com and on Twitter @TvAteMyBrain

Don't forget to join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And finally, please check out our two networks for other great shows! The PodFix Network at https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ and The Word Salad Productions Network at https://www.patreon.com/WordSalad

Episode 143: The Worst 10 Films of 2017
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December 26, 2017 01:00 AM PST
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Yawl feel like drinkin' some Haterade? Awesome!

Pull up a seat, crack a can of disdain and order up a plate of hater tots, because this week, the fellers are counting down their WORST ten films for 2017!

Which movies were Paul and Wayne infatu-hated with this year? Does their list rival your own? Either way, today's episode is gonna give you a useful list of movies to avoid, or at the very least, aid you in bagging out this year's biggest steaming cinematic turds. Let's rumble!

Time Stamps:
Recount: 3:36 - 11:29
Worst 10 Films of 2017: 12:09 - 1:12:12
Listener Feedback: 1:12:12 - 1:21:38

This week's promo is for our oldest and bestest podcasting friends, the Epic Film Guys, aka Nick and Justin, at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys. And you can of course check both Wayne and Paul out on their recent Ep going in depth on The Last Jedi. Paul was also stoked to be back on Netflix N Swill @ http://netflixnswill.podbean.com/ helping Dan and Caleb review the big-budget Netflix film, Bright.

If you’d like to give Wayne and Paul some feedback or have your lists featured on a future episode, sound off on Twitter @thecountdownpc, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecountdownpc or fire off a good ol' fashioned email to thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Also: Please check out our two networks for other great shows! The PodFix Network at https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ and The Word Salad Productions Network at https://www.patreon.com/WordSalad

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Please subscribe via your favourite podcasting app, and rate & review the show!

Episode 142: Top 10 Christmas Films / Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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December 19, 2017 01:00 AM PST
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This week we're covering the biggest damn release this year - Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Take a seat, have a smile and geek out with your boys Paul and Wayne (otherwise known as the Force Kin - kapow!) as they swill a bantha milk cocktail of laughs and nerd musings!

They they drop some Christmas cheer, counting down their top ten fave Xmas movies! Will you agree that Wayne's number one is solid as balls, or will you scoff like a Paul at the whole affair? Find out as The Countdown continues!

Time Stamps
Recount: 3:23 - 9:20
The Last Jedi SPOILER-FREE Thoughts: 9:54 - 17:13
The Last Jedi SPOILER-FILLED Review: 17:13 - 39:02
Top 10 Christmas Movies: 39:41 - 1:15:15
Listener Feedback: 1:15:15 - 1:21:59

This week's promos are for the quirky and great Odd Dad Out podcast @OddDadOut, and our #PodFix network compadres, the Shaken Not Nerd lads @ShakenNotNerd.

Other great shows you can check Paul and Wayne out on this week are:
- Netflix N Swill @ http://netflixnswill.podbean.com/
- The Retro Cinema Podcast @ http://theretrocinema.com/
- And on the NEXT Ep of our oldest and bestest podcasting friends, the Epic Film Guys, at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/

If you’d like to give Wayne and Paul some feedback or have your lists featured on a future episode, sound off on Twitter @thecountdownpc, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecountdownpc or fire off a good ol' fashioned email to thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Also: Please check out our two networks for other great shows! The PodFix Network at https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ and The Word Salad Productions Network at https://www.patreon.com/WordSalad

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Please subscribe via your favourite podcasting app, and rate & review the show!

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