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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #558

This week’s show begins with an update on how the fierce, determined and ridiculously cute cat Fuzz Aldrin is recovering (you can help with that recovery by visiting http://gofundme.com/save-fuzz-aldrin”). She had to have another emergency procedure this week, which leads to a rather hilarious story about Lily Holleman, “Junior Pet Detective”. It also leads to a conversation about a surgical procedure Dean Haglund will be undergoing the first week of February. Then, Dean and Phil Leirness discuss movies – two “classics” (the comedy To Be or Not to Be and the musical Brigadoon), and five recent releases (Darren Aronosky’s Mother!, Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq., Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water and the big winner at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MIssouri).

For the first time in weeks, your friends in podcasting tackle “Celebrity Deaths”, celebrating the life and careers of record producer Rick Hall, actress-singer Rose Marie and film noir icon Peggy Cummins. Then, they tackle the “small screen”, with Phil weighing in on the new Fox sitcom “LA to Vegas”, with Dean assessing the most recent “mirror universe” episode of “Star Trek: Discover” (“The Wolf Inside”), and the two of them discussing the thematic meanings of Season 11 of “The X-Files”, of the most recent episode (“Plus One”) and what the future might hold for the show with or without Gillian Anderson.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #552

This week’s episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is a lot of fun, full of fascinating discussion and tons of laughs … It starts with Dean and Phil discussing ballet and ice skating! When has THAT happened on this show?! Phil weighs in on two live events AND the David Lynch-ian qualities of Glendale, California (where much of “Twin Peaks: The Return” was filmed). Then, thank heavens, there’s only one “celebrity death” to discuss and it’s an interesting one you probably don’t know about! That leads into a discussion of whether there really have been more “celebrity deaths” this year and last than ever before and whether the music industry has been especially hard hit. There’s actually a study being conducted to find those answers!

In show business news, it is likely that the legendary studio 20th Century Fox will no longer exist as of Wednesday, becoming subsumed by the ever growing Disney powerhouse. What does that mean for the future of the industry? Dean and Phil will wrestle with that question. Of course, there is also the latest in “Toxic Masculinity”. This week’s headliners include Louis CK, Dustin Hoffman, John Oliver and Bryan Singer. From show biz figures behaving badly to movies receiving accolades, Dean and Phil will dig into the movies making lots of Top Ten Lists, before reviewing a couple films that may or may not be making those lists. All that, PLUS …

In May of 2018, your friends in podcasting celebrate 11 years of bringing you free weekly entertainment. In 2018, they also want to bring you the sequel to their documentary The Truth Is Out There, but they really need your help! Until Tuesday night (Pacific time), you can donate on Indiegogo to help Dean and Phil finish the movie!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #484

A great character actor and a fascinating political pundit are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”. Race relations and corporate purpose are discussed in “What We’re Reading”. The list of the most livable cities if the world and the criteria used for determining those rankings are analyzed. Jared Leto was “tricked” into appearing in Suicide Squad and Tom Hardy wasn’t. How did both of these come to pass? And what long-awaited sequel will Jared Leto be starring in next? Speaking of long-awaited sequels, there’s casting news and there are continued reports of unnecessary remake after remake in the Hollywood development pipeline. As for the films currently available, Dean and Phil chat about two current releases (including the best film of the year thus far), a documentary about a recent “celebrity death” and two silent classics starring Valentino. And finally, as promised, the initial importance, the legacy and the ultimate irrelevance of “method acting” is explained. All that PLUS Opus Dei and vengeful masseuses, this week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #406

Today is the day the annual movie awards season comes to a merciful conclusion and your friends in podcasting stick the final nail in its coffin with their annual review of the Oscars telecast wherein they reveal who they predicted would win in all 24 categories. As always, there’s a wager involved and for the 2nd year running, you’ll be treated to some classic clips from Academy Awards presentations past. And now, the envelope, please …

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #332

Not only do your friends in podcasting discuss ghost hunts on the Queen Mary, adaptations of Shakespeare’s Richard II, two independent sci-fi films, JD Salinger, the mass shootings at the Navy Yard in DC and a Chicago park, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, the Emmy Awards and “Breaking Bad” on today’s show, but they tell you how you can win an all-access pass to the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival in Santa Monica (October 4 thru 6).

So, listen to YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour … And win!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #302

It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour’s annual Post-Oscar smackdown.

Hear Dean and Phil’s analysis and hilarious criticism of Hollywood’s big night, hear them reveal each other’s predictions on who would win the 24 Oscar categories, and hear the stakes of their wager on the outcome.

Year after year, it’s one of our most popular episodes.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #279

Fires in Los Angeles, triathlons in Long Beach, weddings in Virginia, award ceremonies in Washington, D.C., anti-Islamic YouTube videos, the mysterious Toynbee tiles, the fluoridation of our water supply …

What AREN’T your friends in podcasting talking about on this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour?!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #254

It’s business as usual on this week’s show. What do we mean by that? Well, your friends in podcasting discuss how innovative ideas and inventions that could change the world and help people don’t get widespread attention because they don’t fit into an industry’s bottom line or the pre-existing marketing and distribution paradigms. This discussion leads to such examples as electric cars, laptops, iPads and even the entertainment industry.

Of course, it’s also business as usual in that Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness discuss the Live Event(s) of the Week, the Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week and Celebrity Deaths.

All that, plus what films Dean and Phil have seen and what they are reading.

If you would like to learn more about the planned demolition of famed Pickfair Studios in Hollywood, please visit this site.

If you’re going to be in Los Angeles on Friday 30 March, or in Sacramento on Sunday 15 April, why not come on out to meet Dean and Phil and see their film The Truth is Out There? Learn how, right here.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #104

Take whatever warp speed you can muster, mister, to Starbase CHH, for the latest boldly goings of Dean Haglund as he discusses his appearances at several recent sci-fi and fan conventions. Phil Leirness explains why he has managed to beam up a hangover with him onto this week’s show. Then, it’s hailing frequencies open as Dean and Phil spend the rest of the hour talking about films they’ve seen. Phil locks his phasers of analysis onto the J.J. Abrams-directed “reboot” of the Star Trek franchise and Dean performs a complete sensor sweep on the films of Guy Maddin. Dean and Phil have their tractor beams locked onto much more, including Last Chance Harvey, the films of John Cassavetes, the resurrection of Jean-Claude Van Damme, the absolute perfection of Audrey Tatou, and two hilariously awful films from Turkey. Finally, Dean and Phil will follow up their discussion of conspiracies and conspiracy-based movies from a couple weeks back and will actually deactivate the cloaking device on their new feature-length project that starts shooting in the fall.

Steady as she goes …

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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