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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #451

Ordinarily, your friends in podcasting spend their first show of January looking back at the resolutions they made at the start of the previous year and then setting their intentions for the year to come. This annual tradition will be delayed one week. This week, Dean and Phil pick up exactly where they left off last week. In fact, it’s as if they are still in the same seats, across the table from each other in Los Feliz (despite whatever Dean might say in the opening). After sharing some final thoughts about “The Force Awakens” (and the more he thinks about the movie, the angrier Dean gets), they discuss a recently published list of the most “overlooked” films of 2015, analyzing each entry on that list. Phil also weighs in on two cinematic award hopefuls, David O’Russell’s “Joy” and the Maggie Smith vehicle “The Lady in the Van”. There’s also time for two emails from listeners (listeners like YOU). One is a follow-up on the discussion of TV’s “Supernatural” from a few weeks back and the other is an incredibly thought-provoking message about “women warriors”.

Something for everyone?

We like to think so.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #395

Get the popcorn ready … This week’s show is all about the movies – past, present and future!

Join Dean and Phil as they discuss both Ridley Scott AND Harrison Ford’s participation in the soon-to-be-filming Blade Runner sequel, as they remember a prolific author, an international comedy icon and one of the greatest Hollywood executives of all time, as they analyze the first kudos given out during Hollywood’s long award season, as they praise or pan 5 current releases (Interstellar, Cake, Nightcrawler, Black or White, Wild), and as they finally get down to the business of Blue is the Warmest Color (because so many of YOU wanted them to!).

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #366

Year 8 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour continues with part 2 of a 2 part special episode “authored” by our loyal listener in Germany, Ulrike, and this is one sequel that is even better than the original!

Dean and Phil reset many topics dear to their hearts and integral to the show’s past, sharing new insights in an episode that will be great fun for longtime listeners and a superb introduction to the show for newcomers!

This week, those topics include The Truth is Out There, reviews, actors unions, road trips, Lily Holleman, Dean’s painting, the “founding fathers”, and the importance of gratitude.

Also, the climax of the show is the ultimate throw-down over the feature film The X-Files: I Want to Believe. As longtime listeners know, Dean has been a severe critic of it whereas Phil has defended its merits. This week, the debate is reset … And Phil blows Dean’s mind! X-Philes won’t want to miss it. Nor will anyone who enjoys good, free-wheeling, irreverent, insightful and often inspirational conversation!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #351

The #1 film at the international box office in 2013 was Iron Man 3.

The #1 film at the U.S.A. box office in 2013 was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The consensus of film critics revealed 12 Years a Slave to be the most critically acclaimed movie of 2013.

Today, you can, at long last, find out what films your friends in podcasting thought were the best and worst of 2013.

Plus, two former Best Actor Oscar winners are remembered.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour 339

On this week’s show, your friends in podcasting begin with a brief exchange concerning Tom Cruise and Veterans Day, followed by a discussion of the publishing business and “novellas”. Then, a note from a loyal listener leads to more discussion about Vincent Price, before Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness launch into a discussion of German Expressionism, the impact it had on silent films, film noir, David Lynch and even the art work of … Dean, himself.

Then, the gents follow up on an email from a listener last week concerning digital piracy. This results in Dean and Phil listing and analyzing the top ten most pirated movies of the past year and whether any of their financial fortunes were actually harmed by this piracy.

Then, it’s the ten movie trailers that forever changed the way films were advertised and sold.

Finally, Phil wraps up with his take on the versatile and brilliant Stephen Merchant’s new series “Hello Ladies”.

Trust us, somehow, the entire show turns out to be a riot.

As ever … On YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #335

For six and a half years, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness have been changing the way people listen to the internet. That’s one of the reasons they’ve been dubbed “Podcast Royalty”.

On this week’s show, Dean and Phil iscuss what imapct podcasting might have on stand-up comedy. They also discuss what four visionaries had to say about the possibility of using the internet to communicate with … Animals!

Last week’s show was recorded live at the Los Angeles Podfest. This week, your friends in podcasting conduct a post-mortem and get into a discussion of how physically unhealthy so many comedians seem to be, especially in light of Craig Robinson’s latest drug arrest.

In “Celebrity Deaths”, Dean and Phil will remember two giants of Italian Cinema and a pioneer in talent representation.

Acclaimed international filmmaker Jim Sheridan became the latest the declare the death of Hollywood movies and Dean and Phil will analyze his statements, perhaps in context with three notable 2013 releases – Mud, Oblivion and Captain Phillips. Who knows, Dean might even have finally caught up with the juggernaut that is this season’s “ultimate thrill ride”, Gravity.

And speaking of thrill rides, a future “Lawsuit of the Week” may just involve what happened to 10 people on a roller coaster in Orlando, Florida …

All that, and much much more, including the possibility that Christopher Columbus saw a UFO!

This week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #324

It’s Dean Haglund’s birthday and in honor of the occasion, he and Phil Leirness deliver one of their most free-wheeling, diverse shows yet …

Your friends in podcasting discuss autographs, Comic-Con, UFO cults, Asian airlines suing for slander, the 20th Anniversary of The X-Files, Leonard Maltin, Space Command, Femme Fatales, Cory Monteith, Dennis Farina, 56 Up, The Conjuring, Blue Jasmine and much, much more …

In fact, Paul Weller drops by with a musical birthday greeting for Dean and Phil surprises Dean with an audio snippet of the Comic-Con panel featuring Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson that Dean moderated!

Wondering what to give Dean Haglund for his birthday? Why not help him produce his new film The Lady Killers? Every single donation makes a big difference.

Now enjoy, a special birthday installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #301

Full of all the nourishing podcasting goodness long-time listeners have come to expect, this brand new serving is also a delicious introduction to your friends in podcasting.

The following topics are discussed, dissected, analyzed and turned on their heads by Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness:

The X-Files, including a hilarious story about David Duchovny and exciting news about Frank Spotnitz’s new adaptation of Philip K. Dick for SyFy …

Ancient wisdom and what we can learn about healthful self-care by looking to past cultures …

Books from Norway, Sweden and Stephen King …

3 live events, including one that Phil hopes to turn into a documentary …

A remake of the late Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds

A film all about Jar-Jar Binks …

A documentary about the epidemic of sexual assault within the U.S. Armed Forces …

The revival of drive-ins …

David Fincher’s original series on Netflix …

And MORE. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, which almost always features bonus minutes!

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 #248

“From a secret location somewhere in America” your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are attending a very unique event. Pull up a chair and sit beside them in Exhibitor Booth 404 at the LAX Hilton as they discuss stop-motion animation, Clint Eastwood, California’s Proposition 8, SOPA, stop-motion animation, Whitney Houston, community theater, The Great Gatsby, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner, a record-setting box-office weekend, a lawsuit between Marvel comics and their artists, and the worst reception Dean and Phil have ever attended. A “freight train of fun”, it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

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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