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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #592

Due to Phil’s teaching schedule, this week’s show was delayed by a half day. Once they made their trans-pacific, intercontinental connection, your friends in podcasting remembered a playwright, an actor from “The X-Files”, a beloved sitcom actor and a hip-hop star in “celebrity deaths”. They delved further into the topic of casting actors subsequent to a listener email they shared on last week’s show, which leads into a really deep analysis of diversity and cultural pendulum swings. Finally, they discussed such disparate movies as Clint Eastwood’s Sully, the recent drama about motherhood, Tully, the current inventive thriller Searching, as well as two legendary films, one about the concept of “celebrity” the other a romantic comedy about witches. YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #591

As they approach the final few shows of the Australian, intercontinental and trans-pacific era of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, your friends in podcasting have really been ramping up with great episodes. And those episodes have led to an overflowing “mailbag”. On this week’s installment, Dean and Phil will finally get to several of these missives, which range in content from corrections about things Dean and Phil have said to questions about the dubbing of movies and TV into different languages, from a question about mysterious sounds to one about the ineffable art of casting the right performers for the right roles. Of course, Dean and Phil will comment upon the latest show biz and media news, including the controversy surrounding Nike, the latest charges leveled against CBS head honcho Les Moonves, and the Academy’s major about-face for this year’s Oscars. All that, plus Dean updates his Down Under Bucket List and he and Phil remember the late, great Burt Reynolds.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #470

Many years ago, your friends in podcasting had a very unique Summer Movie Preview episode that proved extremely popular. They’ve always thought of doing another, but for whatever reason, schedules never allowed. Finally, 7 years later, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness have done their prep work and are ready to deliver. After all, what is more “summer” in the movie biz than a long-anticipated sequel?! Perhaps, a sequel no one asked for …

Oh, well … On this week’s show, Dean and Phil preview all the hopeful blockbusters as well as several of the smaller comedies, documentaries and independent films hoping to make their mark at the box office as “counter-programming”. They do this by analyzing these movies’ trailers. Is the trailer good or bad? What can be gleaned about whether the film is good or bad? Do they think the film itself is like or unlike the one being advertised? The services AND disservices done to the audience by the way these films are marketed and advertised gets fully discussed. Film distribution nitty gritty, summer movie previews and much hilarity on this week’s brand new episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #382

This week, your friends in podcasting discuss “LAVA” (the Los Angeles Visionaries Association), Charlie Parker, L.A.’s jazz history, architect Robert Brown Young, an amazing Dutch Chocolate Shop, pre-Emmy parties, Rachel McAdams, Chris Pratt, Kathryn Bigalow’s influence on the casting of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and As Above, So Below. Oh, and Phil suggests that two professional basketball teams trade names!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #348

What other show covers such a range of topics as cognitive dissonance, psychogenic fugue states, memory, time travel, the Golden Globes, San Diego Comic-Con, California small claims court and the remains of ancient civilizations in the Amazon?

It’s just another hour in the office for Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #318

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.

Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #285

Is it safe to say that there’s something for everyone on this week’s show? Consider …

Your friends in podcasting discuss Dean’s trip to Fargo for ValleyCon and the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival as well as Phil’s producing and directing 2nd unit photography, pick-ups and re-shoots for two different films on the same day(!).

They discuss the forthcoming Million Muppet March, their choices of Halloween costumes, the latest on Allan Piper’s film Married and Counting and Paul Bunnell’s film The Ghastly Love of Johnny X.

They discuss the possibilities of the just announced S.H.I.E.L.D. television series and the disappointing news regarding a sequel to X-Men: First Class.

They discuss such movies as Cloud Atlas , Get the Gringo, Looper , The Apple Dumpling Gang and Ernest Goes to Camp!

All that, PLUS a “Wingnut of the Week” update on the fluoridation of Portland’s water supply and another “Lawsuit of the Week” involving actors and their former representation suing each other.

Maybe you’ll even get the chance to win the home edition of the Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

You never know.

It is YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour after all!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #255

Wow. This week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is one for the vaults. There’s something for everyone, especially if you love good stories and insightful, hilarious and inspiring conversation.

Your friends in podcasting discuss the SAG-AFTRA merger, doing what you love, loving what you do, the cool history of the Pickfair studio, Phil’s atrocious handwriting, the conspiracy theory surrounding The Hunger Games, a lawsuit against an award-winning playwright and another lawsuit against the worst filmmaker of all time.

Finally, Dean and Phil tell the legend of Edmund Kean’s sword and debate how Laurence Olivier’s failure to pass that sword on either represents the way knowledge is lost or the way that knowledge is never forgotten!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #240

Happy Holidays from your friends in podcasting!

Because it’s the holidays, we don’t want to spoil the surprises contained in this week’s show. We’ll let you unwrap at a time and place of your own choosing.

Suffice it to say, if you like movies, music, politics, theatre, comedy, irreverence, inspiration and good conversation, and especially if you like Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, you’ll enjoy this brand new episode.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #234

If you would like to get to SEE your friends in podcasting (rather than just hear them), make sure you check out their joint appearance on the ActorsE Chat Show (hosted by Yi Tian).

Also, if you’re going to be in the Seattle, Washington area on Tuesday 22 November, why not stop by the Northwest Film Forum to see THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE and to meet Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness? Only a handful of seats remain at this intimate venue, so get your tickets today!

Of course, we encourage you to listen to this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour and visualize Dean and Phil and their visiting co-presenter, Jodie Orton (co-host of Siren 107.3 FM’s “American Dream Team” in the UK) as they sit around poolside atop the Eastern Columbia building, discussing the business of show …

Topics include: The disappearance of young men and teenaged boys from the multiplexes, the continuing plummet of Netflix stock, the drop in average ticket prices, the failure of “The Tower Heist”, the whereabouts of Richard Grieco and the wisdom of Avery Brooks (aka Captain Benjamin Sisko) as told to William Shatner in the Shatneriffic documentary “The Captains”.

All that plus TWO celebrity deaths, ONE Hollywood Lawsuit and FIVE intriguing projects that are in various stages of production, development or discussion.

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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