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The Countdown is a weekly comedic podcast in which two massive film buffs countdown a topic in order of awesomeness from 10-1 while picking apart the other's list.

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The Countdown is a weekly comedic podcast in which two massive film buffs countdown a topic in order of awesomeness from 10-1 while picking apart the other's list.

    WORST 10 Superhero Movies

    WORST 10 Superhero Movies

    Countdown #296
     
    The MCU has changed the way most of the world looks at the superhero genre, but it wasn't always plain sailing for the heroines and heroes out of Marvel and DC. In fact, for the longest time, a decent film featuring a superhero was the exception, not the norm.
     

    So this week Paul and Wayne are putting the podcast blowtorch to the absolute dreck which found its way into our cinemas and onto our TV screens through the "wasteland decades" for comic book adaptations (aka pre 2008). Yes, it's time for another worst of episode in the form of the Worst 10 Superhero Movies ever made!
     
    Can Wayne bring himself to put a Batman film on this list? And will Paul continue his one-man vendetta against Superman Returns?
     

    Learn the answers to all these questions and more (as well as find out who won a Countdown Merch Pack in the most recent comp), as The Countdown continues ...
     

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    • 56 min
    Fatman review

    Fatman review

    This week the boys review their first (and let's face it, probably ONLY) Christmas film for the season, Fatman. This oddity stars Mel Gibson as a gritty Santa, and Walton Goggins as a hitman who is hired to take him out. Hilarity and gun-play ensue! ... Eventually.
     

    One of the guys loves this weird film from the Nelms Brothers, while the other finds it lacking in many departments, especially compared to their previous film, Small Town Crime.
     
    Find out which side of the ledger you fall on, as The Countdown continues ...
     
    Time Stamps:
    Fatman SPOILER-FREE Review : 0:00 - 9:27
    Fatman SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 9:27 - 18:00

    Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 18:00 - 18:52
     

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    • 19 min
    BONUS: Our Favourite Films of All Time 70-61 (w/ Sam from Movie Reviews in 20 Q's)

    BONUS: Our Favourite Films of All Time 70-61 (w/ Sam from Movie Reviews in 20 Q's)

    The countdown of Paul's favourite films of all time is back! This time he is joined from the man across the ditch, and one of the best Kiwis going round, Sam from the Movie Reviews in 20 Q's Podcast.  Sam opted to discuss his 70th to 61st favourite films ever made, thinking he could have a giggle about Number 69, but in actual fact, making it extremely hard to order his lists ... 
     
    Will this be the first time there is a crossover of the same movie with the ten films discussed? And can Sam a few extra copies of his brand new novel, Compliance by doing this guest gig? (Check it for yourself at https://www.samhurley.net/.)  Who knows? But whatever happens there's bound to be some great films discussed, as The Countdown continues ...
     
    Please thank Sam for coming on the show (and agonising over the order of his 100 favourite films) by checking out his and show at Movie Reviews in 20 Q's. Or, you know, just buy his book.
     
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    • 52 min
    Top 10 Thrillers of the 90s

    Top 10 Thrillers of the 90s

    Countdown #295
     
    This week the boys go back to the 90s to talk a genre they both love: Thrillers! Wayne, of course, takes said discussion down less than savoury roads (even Paul is lost for words over some of his efforts this week), while Paul bravely drops Basic Instinct from consideration and you can hear the pain in his voice throughout the rest of the Ep :P
     

    Who will have the quirkiest choice on their list? Does Wild Things get a mention? And, at the end of the day, who gives David Fincher more love?
     

    Learn the answers to all these questions and more, as The Countdown continues ...
     

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    • 51 min
    Freaky review

    Freaky review

    This week Wayne feels blind-sided that he watched a (comedy-) horror, while Paul feels blind-sided by Wayne's inability to appreciate quality cinema. Those are the hot-takes from the guys' review of Freaky - a November surprise from Blumhouse and writer-director, Christoper Landon.
     

    Will Wayne give Vince Vaughan any love for his role? And how will he react when the inevitable Negatron sound byte gets dropped on him?
     
    Learn the answers to these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...
     
    Freaky SPOILER-FREE Review : 0:00 - 11:20
    Freaky SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 11:20 - 17:33

    Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 17:33 - 18:41
     

    Hit up the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at https://ccradio.com.au/countdown/
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    • 19 min
    Top 10 Phoned In Film Performances

    Top 10 Phoned In Film Performances

    Countdown #294
     
    This week the guys go to town on some lazy efforts from your favourite actors and actresses. From stars of the 70s all the way through to modern day cinema, no one is spared as Paul & Wayne take aim at the very laziest of performances where the persons in question were clearly just wanting to collect a pay cheque as if it was 3:30pm on a Friday afternoon and they were done for the week.
     

    Thrill as the lads reveal some very similar choices late in their lists; gasp as Wayne doesn't react to shade being thrown at Batman; and marvel at Paul's impeccable Michael Caine impression...
     

    This one has it all folks - including an especially liberal use of the C word. Find out just how liberal as The Countdown continues ...
     

    Hit up the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows.
     
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

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You’re the best around

You may be put off by “the laugh” at first but trust me it becomes endearing very quickly. Two good mates talk and review film and TV, often with opinions from different ends of the spectrum. It’s proof that difference in opinion and taste doesn’t have to define a friendship. Informative and funny, The CountDown podcast “You’re the best around!”

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Hands down this the BEST movie review podcast ever!! Just love everything about it. The top tens are consistently brilliant and also love the mini reviews and Top 10 Last 10- I have checked out so many of their recommendations and have always be rewarded😊😊 also the guests are always great to listen to!

Paul and Wayne bring it ever episode and I have never laughed so much over the past few years listening to them🤗🤗

If you don’t check out this podcast you’ll never know what is missing from your life.

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Melanie and Jeremy ,

The Best Around ...

The Countdown Podcast is my partner and my favourite podcast. The chemistry between Wayne and Paul is palpable and delightful. It is such a fun cheerful and interesting take on the Top 10 concept combined with a great knowledge of cinema.

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