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Episode 121: Top 10 Directors / Dunkirk
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July 25, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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Christoper Nolan's critically acclaimed Dunkirk has arrived meaning the guys charged off to the cinema to see it. Well, Paul charged off; Wayne was dragged along not quite kicking and screaming. So is it any surprise that they had very different reactions to the film? Find out how different amid a barrage of bad language, incredulity, and the Soundboard being put to very good use!

Then things get even more personal as the guys pit their lists of best ever directors against one another. And though there are some similarities, there are even more significant differences, leading to more (mostly) good-natured banter...

Time Stamps
Recount: 1:21 - 7:45
Dunkirk NON-spoiler Thoughts: 8:40 - 13:33
Dunkirk SPOILER-Filled Review: 13:33 - 25:09
Top 10 Directors: 26:01 - 1:02:14
Listener Feedback: 1:02:14 - 1:08:15

Promos played this week are for great new show Rabbit Ears @RabbitEarsTVpod, and our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys. Paul even makes an appearance (and had a blast!) on their latest Ep to do an Apes retrospective ahead of the release of War for the Planet of the Apes. Check it out at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/e/episode-107

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!

Also: 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 - where you have under a week (at time of drop) to go into the draw to pick the Countdown for a future Ep of the show! Every dollar you pledge in July 2017 is an entry in the raffle, so if you pledge $5 this month, your name will be entered 5 times to win.

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/

Episode 120: Top 10 Movie Song Moments / Baby Driver
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July 18, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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In this week's big Ep, Wayne and Paul review Edgar Wright's newest, Baby Driver, and determine whether a film so closely tied to music can work when it's not (quite) a musical. For once, the boys are largely in agreement, and the good will continues into The Countdown this week, as they each reveal their Top 10 Movie Song Moments. ie. The best moments in film that are made astoundingly amazing by the soundtrack that is playing over them.

Given Paul and Wayne have VERY different music tastes, you could be forgiven for thinking this one would have involved anger, cursing, and more incredulity than that associated with Wayne saying he still likes The Big Bang Theory. But as it happens, relations remain very positive throughout the Countdown, maybe even bordering on buoyant. (Though of course, things inevitably go pear-shaped for a few moments through Wayne's list, in particular.)

Then stick around until the end of the Ep as next Apple Podcast review incentive is revealed because it's an absolute doozy which has Wayne sweating buckets ...

Time Stamps
Recount: 1:25 - 8:09
Baby Driver NON-spoiler Review: 9:12 - 19:22
Baby Driver SPOILER-Filled Review: 19:22 - 30:52
Top 10 Movie Song Moments: 31:45 - 1:02:18
Listener Feedback: 1:02:18 - 1:09:34

Promos played this week are #PodernFamily and #PodFix show, the fantastic Twisted Philly with Dean Marie @Twisted_Philly, 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 119: Top 10 Revenge Films / Spider-man: Homecoming
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July 11, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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Paul and Wayne this week shoot their webs over everything to do with the newest film in the MCU, Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by the previously unheralded Jon Watts. They answer all the important questions during their review, including is there too much Tony Stark? Does Michael Keaton rank up there as one of the best MCU villains? And does anybody NOT want a "Karen" for themselves?

Then the guys serve up some cold assed dishes as they talk the best revenge films of all time. Given the subject matter, things are refreshingly polite through most of the Ep, though Wayne (of course) makes room for one controversial choice, and Paul (of course) mocks him with the help of the much-loved and always on-point Soundboard.

Time Stamps
Recount: 2:47 - 10:03
Spider-Man Homecoming NON-spoiler Review: 10:58 - 19:01
Spider-Man Homecoming SPOILER-Filled Review: 19:01 - 31:55
Top 10 Revenge Films: 32:32 - 59:05
Listener Feedback: 59:05 - 1:04:44

Promos played this week are for Cinema Bushido, which features irreverent movie talk about badass movies @cinemabushido, 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 118: VERSUS Part 2 - 80s Vs 90s Action Flims
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July 04, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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The VERSUS format is back this week as Paul and Wayne decide once and for all, definitely, no further discussion needed, which era spawned the best action films, the 1980s or the 1990s. Both hosts have their preference, but their can be only one, so someone has to leave disappointed, which is predictably hilarious to the other host.

On top of that, the boys check out the latest news and disagree vehemently about how much Tony Stark should be in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Time Stamps
Recount: 2:16 - 3:55
Check It Out: 3:55 - 9:34
80s Vs 90s Action Films: 10:46 - 49:15
Listener FeedbacK: 49:15 - 55:58

Promos played this week are for great 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/

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!

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