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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #540

Even though the Emmy Awards celebrating Television took place last night, your friends in podcasting spend the entire hour (and ten minutes) talking movies. First, they start by celebrating the life and career of the singular Harry Dean Stanton. Then, they discuss misogyny and sexual assault in the movie exhibition business. Finally, Dean and Phil tackle a wide range of cinematic endeavors, including two surrealist (absurdist?) classics by Luis Bunuel, a late classic western by Sam Peckinpah, an all-star war film from the 1970′s, the restored director’s cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and an Alfred Hitchcock comedy. Pass the popcorn – We’re talking movies!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #454

As you know, each year, your friends in podcasting celebrate what they think were the best films of the previous year. Well, this year, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness welcome special guest, film critic and Los Angeles Film Critics Association member Luke Y. Thompson to help them as they discuss the best films AND the worst films of 2015!

Best and worst in one show?! Why, that sounds like two shows!

And it almost is. At almost 1 hour and 50 minutes, this is our longest show ever (if you don’t count the 28 hour live “podcastathon” Dean and Phil did to ring in the end of the Mayan Calendar). So, get those Netflix queues handy, power up with the caffeinated beverage of your choice and let’s begin …

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #276

If you miss a little bit of today’s show, you’ll miss a lot!

Hear your friends in podcasting discuss: The Olympics, Lance Armstrong, David Lynch, Walt Disney, Phantom of the Paradise, Paul Williams, “Bones”, absurdism vs. surrealism, Placido Domingo vs. the most interesting man in the world, the Sight and Sound poll, Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, Kevin McCarthy, The Queen of Versailles, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, ParaNorman, Hope Springs, The Bourne Legacy, the banking industry and the economic recovery in Iceland.

All that, plus “what we’re reading” and the return of the “Chillpak Hollywood Wingnut of the Week”.

Finally, you might enjoy reading the following review of The Truth Is Out There at Matt Giles’ Movie Files.

Also, if you’re interested in being turned onto some cool comedy podcasts you might enjoy, then definitely check out Succotash!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #258

Dean and Phil’s last “live” show for a few weeks is full of all the rich, delicious, nourishing podcasty goodness you’ve come to expect from YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Your friends in podcasting discuss their Sacramento adventures, the creators of Superman, a present-day comic book master, absurdist theatre, Samuel Beckett, Bully, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, the Occupy movement, the mysterious life of Frances Farmer, the brilliant writing of David McCullough, the best stage actor in Los Angeles, and Torchwood.

All that plus more on The Hunger Games, more on “pronoia”, a celebrity death and a lawsuit involving the paranormal …

And don’t worry, even though they are hitting the road, Dean and Phil have two special shows planned during their absence!

About the show
Dean Haglund, the actor, improv comic and inventor (best known as “Langly,” one of the three computer-hacking geeks on “The X-Files” and their spin-off series “The Lone Gunmen”) engages in thought-provoking, insightful, and irreverent cultural conversation with his co-host and producing partner, independent filmmaker and certified violence prevention specialist Phil Leirness in the production offices of Rational Exuberance. Warning: Dean and Phil's usually hilarious and frequently inspiring discussions are habit-forming, so please, enjoy responsibly!
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