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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #521

Year 11 begins with … What else? … a “Celebrity Death”, as Dean and Phil remember the versatile, Oscar-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Your friends in podcasting then re-visit last week’s 10th Anniversary Episode and share their thoughts about what they got wrong during the years, what surprised them, a fantastic article about the show and birthday greetings to a past guest. Then, it’s on to the work at hand, namely trying to make sense of the wild, wild, week that was …

The Royal Family, “Star Wars Day”, Cinco de Mayo, current attacks on the First Amendment and the anniversary of the birth of Orson Welles are just some of the topics dissected, analyzed, joked about and argued over! All that, PLUS, the new Writers Guild of America deal AND the future of cinema!

That’s a lot to cover, but if you’ve been following YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour these past ten years, it’s what you’ve come to expect!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #478

A giant of global cinema is remembered in “Celebrity Deaths.” A seance is described in “Live Events of the Week.” Dean weighs in on binary thought and the latest eruption of gun violence in the USA. He also updates us on his Sydney comedy club. Phil discusses his new-found love of the Mississippi Delta in “What We’re Reading.” All that plus more than a half dozen films are discussed in depth. YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #177

It’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S. and Phil takes a few minutes to discuss a cause that is very dear to him. Dean got back from the world premiere of his new film, Atlantis Down, in Virginia and he gives us the low-down. Dean and Phil remember the many (and varied show biz luminaries who died this past week): Comedian Greg Geraldo, actress Gloria Stuart, actor Tony Curtis, director Arthur Penn and writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell. As always, it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, so your friends in podcasting take time to answer questions from YOU, their listeners … This week, questions about the state of cinema projection (is it a dying art), and the state of film criticism (or lack thereof), is it indicative of a much larger social problem? Buckle up, it’s everything you’ve come to expect from Haglund and Leirness, plus a little bit more!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #95

It’s time for a special “theme” show and that can only mean one thing: Phil is on a bender somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area and can’t make it into the studio! Not to worry, though, because Dean and Phil put this gem of a show in the vault for just such an eventuality.

The first decade of the 21st Century is coming to a close, so Dean and Phil spend an hour looking back at the performers who made it a memorable decade for film. These are actors and actresses who either burst upon the scene within the past ten years, or who fully came into their own during that time. What’s most fun is that dozens of different films get discussed, many of which you might have missed or that might have flown under your particular radar. So, keep your Netflix queue handy. You’ll want to be adding to the list!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #78

When last we were “live” with Dean and Phil (from siptea in downtown Los Angeles), Dean was about to depart on a road trip to Vegas with total strangers. Now he has chestnut brown hair! Did this change have anything to do with that trip to Vegas? Or did it have to do with the recent election? Dean comes clean about his hair color. Meanwhile, Phil regales with stories of his recent east coast adventures and analyzes Dean’s box office prognostications on the fall cinematic releases. Dean and Phil also answer a question from their devoted listener, Erynn. Another question will be answered next week … So keep that feedback coming!

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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