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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 #462

This week: Updates on Dean Haglund’s forthcoming performances at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, on his graphic novel (sounds like there’s been progress), on a play he has been writing for decades (!) and on the book he recently had published!

This week: Phil offers a “mea culpa” to the makers of the new episodic “Star Trek”, he marvels at some of the great on-screen friendships, he ruminates on the differences between filmmakers, artists and geniuses, he champions (once again), the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!, he asks Dean about bitcoins, he weighs in on a “Live Event of the Week” and he and Dean remember three individuals in “Celebrity Deaths”.

Every week: Your friends in podcasting change the way you listen to the internet!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #445

Your friends in podcasting follow up on one of their best shows ever by continuing to discuss several of the key themes they explored last week … This week’s show starts with news of Dean’s new, weekly improv stage show. Phil then regales with news of the “live” event he attended, one boasting the talents of Will Smith and Albert Brooks. This leads to another installment in our ongoing celebration of great contemporary character actors. Many new releases are discussed, including Spielberg’s latest, the new James Bond film and the final chapter of the “Hunger Games” franchise, all through the prism of Dean Haglund’s increasingly prescient remark from several years ago that if an action film is going to be made, it had better feature a female lead, or there’s really no point. Increasingly, we are seeing action films boasting female warriors and Dean and Phil will discuss the larger cultural ramifications of this change. All that would be enough for almost any show, but not for Dean and Phil! They also welcome a special guest who is using his creativity to help in the building of a world without violence. If the news of violence all over the world discourages, depresses, saddens, angers or scares you, treat yourself to this VERY nourishing helping of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #436

Well into their 9th year of changing the way people listen to the internet, your friends in podcasting keep finding new ways to do just that … This week, it’s a three-way Skype show with special (and frequent) guest Marc Hershon of Succotash. He joins Dean and Phil to discuss this weekend’s 4th annual Los Angeles Podfest and to review the podcasting documentary “Ear Buds”.

Before that, Phil rips the Emmys a new one for putting on such a boring show, while commending them for a few of their choices in honorees. Then, Dean champions a film by a female director that has stood the test of time. Phil lauds two recent independent films – one horror, one comedy – that you (yes, YOU) will absolutely love. That leads into their ongoing discussion on the art and commerce of supporting players, or “character actors”. Finally, Phil brings back the “Live Event of the Week” after seeing one of Dean’s favorite Broadway shows of recent years.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #328

Please forgive the possibly rough audio mix this week … Your friends in podcasting recorded from their post-production office and they were hard at work all night and day completing day 19 of principal photography on The Lady Killers, the feature film Dean Haglund is executive producing and Phil Leirness is directing (from his own original screenplay).

On today’s show, Dean and Phil welcome two special guests, Art Director Rob Ulloa and his art deparment colleague, actress Stacie Rippy!

Join them for a rather hilarious conversation about what the art department does, about Disneyland, about acting, about Airstream trailers, about getting fired … It’s free-wheeling, occasionally insightful and always irreverent.

You know, it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #295

It’s the first episode of 2013 and since it’s early January, where would your friends in podcasting be but poolside atop downtown Los Angeles?!

So, grab the sunscreen and join Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness as they discuss fine art, popular music, television, movies and celebrity deaths!

From record setting box office by a film from France, to precedent-setting success by a VOD release, from the most popular filming locations in L.A. to the return of 1980′s action heroes, from the smash hit album “21″ by Adele, to the death of one of the most popular singers of the 1950′s, this installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour has all the news, views and reviews you’ve come to expect and enjoy.

Happy 2013, everybody! It promises to be our best year yet!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #239

Ralph Fiennes. Vanessa Redgrave. Harry Morgan. Anthony Hopkins. Alfred Hitchcock. David Lynch. Federico Fellini. Those are just a few of the big names featured on this week’s show …

It’s liberal democrat vs. conservative republican. It’s Letterman vs. Leno. It’s late night comedy vs. scripted crime dramas. It’s “Swamp Loggers” vs. “Swamp People”. It’s Fox Business News vs. The Muppets. It’s the Muppets vs. Big Oil. It’s Marc Hershon on The Descendants vs. Dean Haglund on The Descendants. It’s Blue Velvet vs. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. It’s Javier Bardem vs. Edgar Ramirez. It’s Peter Weller vs. Paul Weller. It’s Tom Hooper vs. 3D. It’s Paramount vs. IMF.

It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #192

On Martin Luther King Day, your friends in podcasting have a lot to discuss about the mean-spirited nature of much contemporary discourse, from Ricky Gervais’ controversial performance on the Golden Globes to the media feeding-frenzy and finger-pointing in the wake of the recent Tucson massacre. Phil Leirness also eats many healthy bites of delicious crow and humble pie as he discusses his feelings about some films he’s seen and a film he’s been offered to direct. Then, Dean and Phil compare notes on their shared theatrical experience in Orange County, they remember three great character actors, and they close the show by continuing to answer the question of how each of them might be “children of their times” (and places)!

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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