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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #469

X (as in the roman numeral for “10″) marks the spot as your friends in podcasting launch year ten of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour! And boy is there a ton of show business news, views and reviews to cover! The show gets started with the description of a live comedy show and a trip in a time machine, through Hollywood history, as part of the “Live Event of the Week”. Then, after discussing what they’re reading, Dean and Phil tackle the way President Obama may have changed how you will view entertainment at home, a new streaming service from the Criterion Collection, and all the news pertaining to The Marvel and D.C. Cinematic Universes, plus casting news pertaining to the new Han Solo plus television projects for Kurt Russell, Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin. All that, plus dream interpretation, news that the forthcoming “Blade Runner” sequel is an Oscar hopeful, the best of current television and a severe wag of the finger directed at the Fox Corporation for failing to have even ONE female-directed film on their release slate for the next TWO years!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #463

The world really took it on the chin this week with abominable violence in Brussels and the deaths of a groundbreaking rapper, a gentleman actor-turned-union leader, and one of the most influential figures in the history of comedy. Your friends in podcasting will try to make sense of all of it, while celebrating new voices in comedy, a great new sci-fi film, and challenging their own industry to send bolder, more clear messages that discrimination anywhere will not be supported.

Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness – When the world is at its worst, they tend to be at their best.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #408

Cookies. Adrian Brody and John Cusack in China. The deaths of a “Star Trek” producer and a legendary documentarian. A network television remake of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s The Declogue. Werner Herzog’s latest adventure in the South American wild. Spider-man’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The history of long form and short form improv. Mike Leigh’s improv approach to his (Academy Award nominated) screenplays. The future of Oscar acceptance speeches. The films of Stanley Kubrick. The best edited movies of all time. The history of the Los Angeles Breakfast Club. A forthcoming Alien sequel from the maker of District 9. That’s a lot to chew on. But chew on it all Dean and Phil do. Especially the cookies. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #313

Dean Haglund drove to Winnipeg last week to be with his father, who was getting out of the hospital, so we certainly want to send all our best wishes to both these fine gentlemen.

Because Dean had no way of knowing how long we will be away from a certain “historic building in downtown Los Angeles”, he made sure to record a couple very special podcasts before he left.

Year 7 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour begins with one of these episodes.

Yi Tian is an actress and model who hosts both the Actors E Chat Show and Hello! Hollywood, which airs on 35 networks in China.

A native of Beijing, Yi earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas and was supposed to become a software engineer upon her graduation. As fate would have it, however, she was discovered by a talent agent and was convinced to take up acting. She is currently filming the science fiction thriller Patriot Act and she will soon be playing the first character introduced in Dean and Phil’s dark comedy The Lady Killers, a character responsible for establishing the film’s constantly surprising tone.

Back in November of 2011, Yi actually interviewed your friends in podcasting for the web-based chat show Actors E. You can check out that episode here. This week, the tables are finally turned!

Given Yi Tian’s following in China, I think it’s safe to say that not since Wham! toured that country in the mid-1980′s have two more goofy white guys taken China by storm the way Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness will this week, on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #274

Quentin Lee is a groundbreaking filmmaker and one of the leading voices of Asian-American cinema, GLBT cinema and independent cinema. He has directed six feature films to date and is currently producing another. A film distributor and an online journalist, Quentin has described both his life and his films as being about outsiders who are looking for connection …

Your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are pleased to welcome Quentin into the family of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Find out even more about Quentin and his films at his Official Site.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #219

Your friends in podcasting try to make sense of what’s going on in the world, from the massacre in Norway to the bullet train disaster in China, from a brutal assault at Dodger Stadium to the death of Amy Winehouse … Dean also tries to make sense of San Diego’s Comic-Con, while Phil tries to make sense of Dolly Parton’s enormous appeal. Phil remembers a Broadway legend, Dean and Phil discuss whether we’re seeing the beginning of the end of Rupert Murdoch, and Phil weighs in on all eight “Harry Potter” films, including Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Finally, you can now own The Truth Is Out There (iF you live in the USA, the UK or the EU). Both a single disc and a 2-disc collectors edition are now available (and a Blu-Ray edition is coming soon). Visit HERE for all the details. Thanks!

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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