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Episode 117: Top 10 Documentaries
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June 27, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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With only the latest Transformers hitting cinemas this week, Paul and Wayne opt to counter-program by addressing a regularly requested countdown: The Top 10 Documentaries. As you might imagine, this one is therefore a little more serious as the guys talk earnestly about some sensitive and dark subject matter. But that's not to say there isn't room for a new segment and the associated new opener, as Wayne finally premieres "Insane in the Mem-Wayne"; while Paul is struck low by a larynx-affecting virus which makes his voice crack like a 14 year old's at irregular intervals.

Time Stamps
Recount: 1:52 - 6:46
Insane in the Mem-Wayne: 6:47 - 13:47
Top 10 Documentaries: 15:17 - 1:07:01

Promos played this week are for great movie podcast Netflix 'N Swill @netflixnswill, and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys.

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

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 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/

Episode 116: Top 10 Most Rewatchable Films / The Princess Bride
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June 20, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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On this week's BIG Countdown, Paul and Wayne compare and contrast their Top 10 most rewatchable films. Of course, things get personal with lists that are so near and dear to their hearts, but the guys surprise themselves by just how different their lists are. This makes for some serious barbs being traded in true Countdown style, but Wayne delivers the knockout blow with what is sure to be one of the most talked about Number Ones in the history of the show ...

In keeping with the rewatchable theme, the guys also Rewind Be Kind review a classic film from director Rob Reiner, 1987's The Princess Bride. And if you're thinking that should lend itself nicely to the return of the unofficial third member of the podcast, The Soundboard (or Sir Soundboard as it's known to Wayne), you'd be thinking correctly!

Time Stamps
Recount: 2:07 - 9:41
The Princess Bride Spoiler Filled review: 9:41 - 24:50
Top 10 Most Rewatchable Films: 26:02 - 1:07:11

Promos played this week are for great Aussie movie podcast, The Retro Cinema 'cast @theretrocinema, and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys.

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

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 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/

Bonus Episode 7: Jenette Goldstein Interview
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June 17, 2017 05:00 PM PDT
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In a very special bonus Episode of The Countdown, Paul talks with one of his favourite character actors from one of his absolutely favourite films: the one, the only, Jenette Goldstein!

Jenette talks about what got her into acting, details how she got her first feature film role as the amazing PFC Vasquez in Aliens, before explaining how the role of Diamondback in Near Dark alongside Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen came along. She discusses the differences between James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow as directors and names her favourite film that she ever appeared in beyond the already mentioned films.

You might also be surprised to learn what she is doing with (most of) her time now, but you can find out a whole bunch more by heading on over to www.jenettebras.com

Jenette is even a good enough sport to list her three favourite films, and then imagines what Vasquez's favourite three films might also be if she were around today.

Jenette was a delight to interview and so giving of her time. So please head on over to @jenettebras on Twitter and/or Instagram and follow her as a way of saying thanks. And don't forget to mention The Countdown sent you!

Finally, Jenette will also be appearing at a series of cons in the UK through August as organised by @Showmasters. So if you can get to Sheffield, Glasgow, or Bournemouth, you can meet her in person!

See you next Tuesday for the regular Ep as The Countdown continues ...

Episode 115: Top 10 Films Where the Main Character Dies / The Mummy (w/ Chris from the MGT podcast)
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June 13, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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This week, Paul and Wayne invite along Move Pod Squad Network friend, Chris from the More Gooder Than Podcast to assist in reviewing Universal's desperate (second) attempt to kick off their own cinematic universe, The Mummy, starring Wayne's fave, Tom to the Cruise. Is this another failed effort and the latest in what is starting to look like a string of stinkers for Cruise? Or does second-time director Alex Kurtzman get it right and set up the Dark Universe so people will be begging for more?

Then the guys countdown the best ever films in which the main/lead character dies. Needless to say, there are some controversial selections along the way, and this week that matters more than ever as the guys have decided that YOU, the listener, should vote for which list wins in a poll that this week is available exclusively on the Listener Community group on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf

Chris gives as good (and better) than he gets while working through his list, and keep an ear out for his awesome laugh, which many are suggesting is even better than Wayne's...

Time Stamps
Recount: 4:35 - 12:23
The Mummy Spoiler Free Review: 13:35 - 22:18
Wonder Woman Spoiler Filled Review: 22:18 - 32:29
Top 10 Female Directed Films: 33:54 - 1:09:50

#PodernFamily and #MPSN promos played this week are for Chris' show @MGTpodcast and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys.

Please thank Chris for coming on the show by checking out everything More Gooder Than at his website: http://www.mgtpodcast.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

And 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/

Episode 114: Top 10 Female Directed Films / Wonder Woman
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June 06, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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This week the DCEU puts it all on the line with the first female-centric superhero film since Iron Man blasted onto the scene and reset the way blockbusters would roll out for the next decade. Yes, Paul and Wayne give an in-depth review of Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. Does it save the DECU's listing ship? Or send it sinking to a watery grave?

After a fairly amiable review, the boys then get their horns on as they countdown their favourite films directed by a female. Both hosts manage to initially include a film co-directed by a male which leads to some fun times, before The Soundboard gets a workout with Wayne cursing it every step of the way. Yes, it's all in foul-mouthed fun and the boys are always friends by the end of the Ep, but in this case they also manage to give a proper shoutout to some of the best female directors working today and declare their absolute favourite before the usual blooper reel closes out the show.

Time Stamps
Recount: 1:45 - 7:37
Wonder Woman Spoiler Free Review: 8:30 - 18:01
Wonder Woman Spoiler Filled Review: 18:01 - 36:19
Top 10 Female Directed Films: 36:56 - 1:11:32

#PodernFamily and #MPSN promos played this week are for the fantastic More Gooder Than podcast @MGTpodcast and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys. Check them out as last week was their 100th Episode!

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

NEW Thing: 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 post topics of your own for other listeners to get involved with.

OLD thing: Grab yourself some Countdown merch at https://goo.gl/OUJ11X

And 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/

Bonus Ep 6: Fangasm Feedback
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June 03, 2017 07:00 PM PDT
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As a special thanks to all the listeners who helped make May the biggest ever month for The Countdown, Paul and Wayne sit down to run through some of the feedback that was missed over recent weeks. Of course, Paul does the reading and Wayne does the reacting, so you can expect the usual splutters of incredulity and exclamations involving eating certain parts of the human anatomy, but then it wouldn't be an Episode of The Countdown without these things, would it?

Thanks again to each and every person who listens to the show! And if you want to interact more directly with the boys, join the The Countdown Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf

"See" you all next Tuesday for the next regular Ep!

Episode 113: VERSUS Part 1 - Arnie Vs Sly / Baywatch (w/ Jarrod)
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May 30, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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This week in an ALL NEW type of Countdown, Paul and Wayne ask great supporter of the show, Jarrod, to return to the guest host seat, only partially because he was the one who came up with this show idea! Essentially the VERSUS concept involves the guys once and for all, definitively deciding who wins some of the great comparative rivalries in Hollywood. And they're starting with one of the biggest: Arnold Schwarzenegger vs Sylvester Stallone to determine who is the bigger star!

Utilising a "revolutionary" scoring system, the guys get serious with the insults (amid much laughter and incredulity) as Wayne declares himself #TeamSly, while Jarrod and Paul may ever so slightly fall onto the side of #TeamArnie. At the end of the day, a winner is crowned, listener feedback is heard and a new type of Countdown is born.

Oh and Paul and Wayne give a short review of the critically panned Baywatch already out in the States and opening across the rest of the world this week. But be warned, #Negatron is back and on the warpath ...

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the hilarious Master Debaters podcast @_masterdebaters and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys. Check them out as this week is their 100th Episode!

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

NEW Things: 1) 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 post topics of your own for other listeners to get involved with.

2) The new Countdown Youtube Channel is up and running at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvRIS4JHi8jo2SfFksjaiug so you can check out some of the clips talked about on the show!

OLD thing: Grab yourself some Countdown merch at https://goo.gl/OUJ11X

And 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/ And checkout Jarrod's list @ https://letterboxd.com/jdemeza/list/schwarzenegger-vs-stallone/

Episode 112: Top 10 Shoot Outs / John Wick 2 / Alien Covenant
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May 23, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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This week Wayne and Paul momentarily forget themselves and kick off the Ep with a serious review of Alien Covenant. Has Ridley Scott solved the problems with Prometheus or is it more of the same idiotic characters and Sir Scott loving himself just a bit too much?

Then the boys gush praise all over John Wick Chapter 2, leading to a fun discussion of the best shoot out scenes ever put to film. With Wayne preferring contemporary scenes, it falls to Paul to honour the classics, resulting in more than one name-calling session, multiple screeches of derision, and a crapload of laughs, as the Countdown continues ...

#MoviePodSquadNetwork #MPSN promos played this week are for the great Super Movie Bros podcast @SuperMoviePod and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys

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

NEW Things: 1) 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 post topics of your own for other listeners to get involved with.

2) The new Countdown Youtube Channel is up and running at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvRIS4JHi8jo2SfFksjaiug so you can check out some of the clips talked about on the show!

OLD thing: Grab yourself some Countdown merch at https://goo.gl/OUJ11X

And 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/

Episode 111: Top 10 Sexiest Scenes / Showgirls (w/ Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek)
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May 16, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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This week the guys decide to get all touchy-feely in maybe too literal a sense as they were "convinced" (read: brainwashed) by Justin from the So I Married a Movie Geek podcast @MovieGeekCast to countdown their Top 10 Sexiest ever movie scenes. Of course, Justin was only too happy to put himself through the same exercise, so sexiness gets redefined as three adult males talk about those special scenes which were "meaningful" too them, mostly in their youth. (Aside from Wayne's #1 which he apparently watched last week.)

How many masturbation euphemisms can the guys come up with? At what point will Wayne stop making mention of being too creepy? And which Hollywood starlet has Justin rubbed shoulders with and managed to put out by mentioning her sexiest role to her?

All this AND a Rewind Be Kind review of Paul Verhoeven's critically lambasted and ultra-sleazy Showgirls (1995) on Ep 111 of The Countdown, recorded coincidentally on Mother's Day in Australia and the US. Which of course means this one is for all the Mums/Moms out there...

Please thank Justin for coming on the show by checking out his fantastic podcast @ http://soimarriedamoviegeek.podbean.com/

#MoviePodSquadNetwork #MPSN promos played this week are for the great Who Spiked The Puns? podcast @spikethepuns and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys OIn May 20th, please join Nick and Justin as they Live Stream for 12 hours to raise money to fight cancer. Check out https://www.youtube.com/c/EpicFilmGuys/live And heads up: Paul will be doing a couple of guest spots for this great cause.

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

Also: Join the NEW Closed Facebook Group entitled The Countdown Podcast Listener Community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf where you interact more directly with Wayne and Paul (and let Wayne know what you think of his pick for #1 this week!)

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/

Episode 110: Top 10 Magic Movies
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May 09, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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This week Wayne had a card up his sleeve but no rabbit in his hat as he got to pick the Countdown and somehow came up with this doozy which had both hosts scratching their head before recording, and taking pot shots at the other's list once the mics were turned on. There's too much craziness going on to give an accurate summary, so here's a few highlights:

- Season 2 of Tag Lines officially kicks off
- Wayne attempting to deny all fantasy movies as being magic
- Paul trying to sing Devil Inside by INXS
- Wonder Woman's armpits
- Steven Seagal soiling himself
- And Wayne calling out Mr Seagal to come "Taekwando my a$$"...

#MoviePodSquadNetwork promos played this week are for the great More Gooder Than Podcast @MGTpodcast and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys

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

Also: Join the NEW Closed Facebook Group entitled The Countdown Podcast Listener Community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf where you interact more directly with Wayne and Paul (and let Wayne know what you think of his pick for #1 this week!)

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/

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