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Episode 108: Top 10 Unintentionally Funny Films / The Fate of the Furious
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April 25, 2017 01:00 AM PDT
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In this Episode, Wayne and Paul can barely contain themselves as they laugh, mock and (oddly) love on some of the most unintentionally funny films ever made. Which mid-90s action dud is the only film to hit both lists? How many Michael Bay films get mentioned? And whose list ends up being more offensive to film geeks of all ages?

But the laughs don't stop there. The boys also get stuck right into the eighth film in the Fast & Furious series, The Fate of the Furious. This money-making juggernaut has clearly pleased the masses, but was it meant to be funny? (Certainly the guy sitting next to Wayne in his screening did not think so.) And who wears the #Negatron crown when final grades are revealed?

Then Paul gets his Screeners on to review a couple of about to be released efforts: namely the locally produced Bad Girl (directed by Fin Edquist) and the extremely out there The Evil Within - a film fifteen years in the making that effectively killed its writer and director, Andrew Getty, before he could complete it.

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the always amusing 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

If you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's list at https://letterboxd.com/kaisersoze/list/top-10-unintentional-comedies/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Episode 107: Top 10 TV Episodes of All Time (w/ Joe from Quote Unquote Guilty)
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April 18, 2017 01:00 AM PDT
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With the "Golden Age" of television well and truly here, Wayne and Paul this week invite Joe from the Quote Unquote Guilty podcast to determine what are are the greatest single episodes of TV of all time. Pilot, finale, or straight up middle of the season-eps are all in play as the guys break down what makes a truly amazing piece of television that stays with the viewer for years (and sometimes decades) to come.

There's also a bit of Check It Out involving the teaser trailers for The Last Jedi and the upcoming re-make of Stephen King's It.

Please thank Joe for guest hosting by giving his great show a listen at https://soundcloud.com/quoteunquoteguilty or following the show on Twitter @QuoteGuilty

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the awesomely amusing So I Married a Movie Geek @MovieGeekCast 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

If you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's list 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 4: Writer-Director-VFX Wiz Matt Drummond Interview
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April 13, 2017 10:27 PM PDT
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In this bonus interview episode of The Countdown, Paul talks to Australian writer-director and VFX expert, Matt Drummond. Matt's second feature film, My Pet Dinosaur opens across Australia on April 22nd. He discusses moving from his Emmy award winning VFX work for television into making his own films and how he became "the dinosaur guy" in Hollywood. He also speaks about the 80s influence on the film and how fortunate he's been to tap into the neo-nostalgic surge in pop culture thanks to the success of Stranger Things.

Please help us thank Matt for his time by checking out the trailer for My Pet Dinosaur at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DGKgxNLnME and keep up with everything on the film @mypetdinomovie on Twitter.

Then continue ramping up your coolness factor, by leaving a rating or review for the The Countdown on iTunes @ https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-movie-tv-reviews/id979577413?mt=2

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Episode 106: Top 10 Animated Films / The LEGO Batman Movie / Chips
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April 11, 2017 12:00 AM PDT
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Sharpen those graphite pencils, fire up your computers, and crack out the crayons as this week Paul and Wayne finally tackle one of the most requested Countdowns: the best animated films of all time! Such an occasion demands something special, so the boys asked The Expert aka Alejandro to return and lend his animation expertise to this week's show.

All three also review the "newly" released LEGO Batman movie - "newly" for Australia, anyway, as Village Roadshow made the d1ck decision to leave it some seven weeks to release this film here, while the rest of the world saw it back in February.

Does the Caped Crusader's efforts live up to all that was promised in The LEGO movie? Has Wayne seen enough animated films to make a list of 10? And how many of them will be Batman films? Find out the answers to all these questions and more - including whether Wayne rated the new Chips adaptation - as The Countdown continues ...

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the excellent 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

If you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's list at https://letterboxd.com/kaisersoze/list/top-10-animated-films/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Episode 105: Top 10 USA Did it Better Films / Ghost in the Shell
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April 04, 2017 12:00 AM PDT
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It's always interesting when the hosts of a list-based podcast start to bag out their own lists before even revealing them. Such is the case in this week's Ep as Paul and Wayne acknowledge they may have bitten off more they could chew in finding ten films the US remade better than the original foreign version.

And this is all off the back of reviewing the new version of Ghost in the Shell. Is Scarlett Johansson's casting as controversial as the internet would have everyone believe? Are the visuals (and not just Scar Jo's bodysuit) as impressive as the trailers would have most believe? And will anybody give two sh#ts by the end of the film? Tune in to find out, and rest assured that The Soundboard most definitely returns to continue tormenting Wayne ...

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the great Quote Unquote Guilty podcast @QuoteGuilty and our 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

If you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's list at https://letterboxd.com/kaisersoze/list/top-10-us-remakes-of-foreign-films/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Ep 104: Top 10 End of the World Films / Power Rangers / Life
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March 28, 2017 06:51 AM PDT
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BIG news this week, as Paul and Wayne welcome a NEW member of The Countdown, and one they hope will be a mainstay on the show!

More seriously, the guys each present a film for review this week. Wayne takes a look at Life and has some positive things to say about it (beyond insisting the Des'ree song make an appearance in the Ep), while Paul falls short - okay, just short - of going full #Negatron on Power Rangers.

Then drawing on the one common theme between the two films, the boys countdown the best End of the World Films, and though there are a few shaky moments early as parameters are defined (and then discarded, as Jef from Cadaver Cast mocked during the week), it all ends fairly harmoniously and not at all nihilistically.

#moviepodsquad promos played this week are for the great Super Movie Bros show @SuperMoviePod and our 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

If you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's list at https://letterboxd.com/kaisersoze/list/top-10-end-of-the-world-films/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

Episode 103: The Best & Worst 0f 1992 (w/ The Epic Film Guys)
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March 21, 2017 08:28 AM PDT
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Nick and Justin aka The Epic Film Guys are back for their third Countdown to this week to assist in a retrospective of the best and worst of film in 1992. It's the year Paul and Wayne graduated high school, while Nick and Justin were barely old enough to understand what film was, and yet an absolute blast was had by all ripping the worst of the year to shreds while celebrating some of the all time greatest films ever made. And, in a Countdown first, Whitney Houston makes more than one appearance as her spirit moves Nick in ways, well, you'll just have to listen to appreciate ...

So please thank our very special guests this week by rating, reviewing and subscribing to their show which you can find at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the very cool More Gooder Than podcast @MGTpodcast and the very funny (and blue) Masterdebaters @_masterdebaters

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

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 102: Top 10 Bill Paxton Films / Logan / Kong: Skull Island
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March 14, 2017 07:38 AM PDT
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This week the guys officially become the 203rd millionth podcast to review Logan - the final turn for Hugh Jackman as the much-loved Wolverine - and only the fifth to bother reviewing Kong: Skull island #Negatron

But all that is just an appetiser to the main meal as Paul and Wayne commemorate the recent loss of show favourite actor, Bill Paxton, by dedicating a whole Countdown to him and his best films. Things remain relatively peaceful out of respect for the great man, until Wayne gets hot under the collar over what Paul has ranked his number one ...

The boys need YOUR help in the Popular Vote category of the Cast Away Australian Podcast awards! So go to https://thecastawayawards.submittable.com/gallery/fb53f574-b3c9-43c8-8585-83bb919489f4/6969576/ and click on the thumbs up symbol (with a quick registration process) to give them a vote.

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the awesome Super Movie Brothers @SuperMoviePod, the amazing TwistedPhilly show @Twisted_Philly, and for the Epic Film Guys - our U.S. brothers - who continue to kick all kinds of ass @EpicFilmGuys and at their site 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

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 101: Top 10 Sports Movies
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March 07, 2017 01:00 AM PST
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This week, to avoid the comedown after Ep 100, the boys get busy counting down the very best sports films of all time! Can they bury the hatchet after all the shenanigans of the last Ep? Or will Wayne's lack of sports knowledge come back to haunt him as Paul flies the flag for harder core classic sports films? For that matter, will ANYone take Wayne's list seriously after he equates cheerleading to golf as a sport?

There's also a new Check it Out and some big promises for Countdown related developments to come ...

The boys need YOUR help in the Popular Vote category of the Cast Away Australian Podcast awards! So go to https://thecastawayawards.submittable.com/gallery/fb53f574-b3c9-43c8-8585-83bb919489f4/6969576/ and click on the thumbs up symbol (with a quick registration process) to give them a vote.

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the fantastic Media Nerds podcast @nerds_podcast, the great Two Peas on a Pod @TwoPeasOnAPod, and for the Epic Film Guys - our U.S. brothers - who continue to kick all kinds of ass @EpicFilmGuys and at their site 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

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/

The 100th Episode Extravaganza!
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February 28, 2017 07:23 AM PST
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In this week's milestone Ep, Paul and Wayne have put together a special celebration of everything that makes The Countdown what it is. Namely, lists, disagreements, cursing one another out, and most essentially, big laughs. In other words, they've put together a list of the Top 10 Countdown Controversies over the first 99 Eps.

This one therefore becomes a trip down memory lane as the guys replay a clip from the controversy in question and then check in as to whether one or the other is willing to change their viewpoint. This goes about as well as you might expect until a couple of late surprising developments that should please old school fans of the show.

The Ep is also remarkable for the incredible submissions we received from some amazing podcasters who also listen to the show. The boys asked for a roasting and a roasting they received! So please thank and give a listen to Mike Jolitz at the Mike Jolitz podcast, Dan Vadeboncoeur of the Media Nerds & Star Wards Nerds podcasts, Nick and Justin from the Epic Film Guys podcast, Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek podcast, Wesley from the Via VHS Podcast, Dylan from the Welcome to Planet Bob podcast, Chris from the More Gooder Than Podcast, Deana from the TwistedPhilly Podcast, Joe from the Quote Unquote Guilty Podcast, Dave from the Super Movie Brothers Podcast, and Shane from the Now That I'm Older Podcast. Oh and not to forget regular guest host Alejandro getting his two cents in. Whew!

And finally, the Cool for Cast segment makes a return, as the boys recast Quentin Tarantino's classic, Pulp Fiction (1994).

The boys need YOUR help in the Popular Vote category of the Cast Away Australian Podcast awards! So go to https://thecastawayawards.submittable.com/gallery/fb53f574-b3c9-43c8-8585-83bb919489f4/6969576/ and click on the thumbs up symbol (with a quick registration process) to give them a vote.

#PodernFamily promos played this week are for the fantastic TwistedPhilly @Twisted_Philly, and the awesome So I Married a Movie Geek Podcast @MovieGeekCast And don't forget to check out the Epic Film Guys - our U.S. brothers - who continue to kick all kinds of ass @EpicFilmGuys and at their site 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

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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