Posts Tagged ‘Brad Pitt’
On this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, remembrance of Al Jarreau leads to a discussion of artistic integrity vs. commercial success, and a discussion of the television “bubble” leads to a discussion of what the proliferation of quality episodic entertainment means for movies. In between, Dean and Phil will discuss such films as Cemetery of Splendour, Inferno, Passengers and Split as well as forthcoming remakes and adaptations of such classics as Network, Out of Africa, Bullitt, Every Which Way But Loose, as well as the impressive new career arc Keanu Reeves is carving out for himself.
The great film theorist André Bazin described the genre of the movie western as “the American film par excellence.” Your friends in podcasting could not agree more! That’s why on this week’s show (their 2nd of 10 “Top Ten” shows commemorating this, the 10th year of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour), Dean and Phil count down their Top Ten All Time Westerns.
What films will make the list? What films won’t? Will Dean have difficulty numbering 10 to 1?
These questions and many more will be answered during the next 75 minutes. Enjoy!
Dean Haglund shares news of his weekly pay-per-laughs improv show where he performs an expisode of “The X-Files” live on-stage in Sydney. Phil Leirness reports on his visit to the restored, remodeled and re-opened Los Angeles landmark Clifton’s Cafeteria. Phil then gets on a soapbox about the true purpose of Thanksgiving and the true meaning of gratitude. A legend of Japanese cinema is remembered. A classic of sci-fi cinema is celebrated … And then, your friends in podcasting rush headlong into “the season of self-congratulation”, a time when award-hopeful movies are released en masse and award nominations and film critic top ten lists are announced almost daily. This week, award hopefuls like “Bridge of Spies”, “The Danish Girl” and “The Big Short” and box office blockbusters like “Spectre” are discussed and the Spirit Award nominations (for the best in independent film) are analyzed.
Your friends in podcasting begin this show withe some eloquent words on diversity by the dearly departed Misty Upham.
They then launch into discussing the movies they are excited to see before analyzing the merits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the head-scratching existence of Fury and the ground-breaking, breathtaking brilliance of Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).
It’s then time to rant about the statute of limitations in the Stephen Collins sexual abuse case.
Finally, Dean and Phil remember Marcia Strassman and the “Sultan of Suave”, celebrating the life and artistry of Oscar de la Renta.
Without live mixing, the audio quality is questionable, distorting even, but with 3 live events of the week, 3 celebrity deaths, several films and television shows and another way our brains lie to us each day it’s still YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, full of the kind of free-wheeling, irreverent, insightful and occasionally inspiring conversation you’ve come to expect from your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness!
Please enjoy responsibly.
Think quick: What show covers such a wide range of topics as UFO disclosure, Bill Clinton, Fox Entertainment’s internship problem, Star Trek Into Darkness, Vince Vaughn, Robert Redford, the future of movie ticket pricing, the disappearance of women on-screen in film, a speakeasy in Culver City and Paranoia Con?
Here’s a hint: You’re reading about it right now!
It’s the latest installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
The show begins with selections from a rather hilarious Skype conversation between Phil Leirness and March Hershon of Succotash.
Following the theme song, Dean Haglund is back, and tells of his whirlwind, speeding-ticket-filled road trip to Winnipeg and back.
Violence prevention is very much on the mind of Phil, as he participated in a gang violence “interruption” on Saturday night. He talks about that and the short film Flawless.
Mostly, though, movies are what your friends in podcasting really want to talk about, from the role of critics, to the resurrection of Harrison Ford, to the post-apocalypse bandwagon, to the lack of roles for women, to the work of Stanley Kubrick, to the latest installment of Star Trek.
All this week, on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour …
What do Will Smith, Danny De Vito and Madonna have in common? They were all mentioned TWICE in this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour …
Dean talks about Wondercon. Phil talks about Lifetime movies, spending Easter working on a short film about the last man on Earth to believe in God, and shooting in Chinatown.
Dean gets asked about the art work he’s creating for his Kickstarter backers and for his graphic novel. Phil gets taken to task (rightly so) about misspelling a listener’s name.
Dean and Phil discuss Stanley Kubrick, The Shining, Room 237 and a question from listener Shaun Parker about whether “conspiracy theories” are an art form.
A music legend, a beloved character actor and 300 German circus fleas are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”.
Sherlock Holmes stars in the “Lawsuit of the Week”.
Stop reading and enjoy the show. Now. And tell a friend.
It’s an annual Chillpak Hollywood Hour event as your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, offer up their respective top ten lists of the best films of the previous year.
It’s also our longest show ever – YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour with 25% more hour!