Posts Tagged ‘Gravity’
This is the 9th “Top Ten” show of this year 10 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour … Your friends in podcasting count down their lists of the Top Ten All-Time Most Overlooked Science Fiction Films!
These might not be the best, nor the most underrated. They are, for reasons that Dean and Phil attempt to discern, overlooked by modern audiences …
Another extra-long episode, full of skype-based “hiss”, but we promise to do better in year 11!
Dean and Phil recorded this week’s extra-long episode right BEFORE the Emmy Awards, so if you’re hoping for analysis of the Television Academy’s big night, you’ll have to wait another seven days. Television does get discussed, however, as your friends in podcasting speak (again) about “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” as well as the Netflix phenomenon “Stranger Things” and two future “nostalgia” series based on Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” and the Winona Ryder vehicle “Heathers”. Meanwhile, the great(est?) playwright Edward Albee is remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”. Dean’s comedy show, a 100th birthday celebration, a John Patrick Shanley play and Phil appearing live on-stage (in An LABC Home Companion, are all discussed in “Live Events of the Week”. And if you love movies, you will really love this week’s show as Dean and Phil cover wide cinematic ground, from this weekend’s disastrous box office results (the worst of an already horrible 2016) to films that might be among the most overlooked ever, from a great “Fortean” horror film of the 1970′s to Oliver Stone’s laughable “Snowden”, from a boatload of unnecessary remakes, sequels and revivals, to a promising Agatha Christie adaptation … All that and no doubt much more on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour with ten percent more “hour”!
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!).
Your friends in podcasting begin this show withe some eloquent words on diversity by the dearly departed Misty Upham.
They then launch into discussing the movies they are excited to see before analyzing the merits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the head-scratching existence of Fury and the ground-breaking, breathtaking brilliance of Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).
It’s then time to rant about the statute of limitations in the Stephen Collins sexual abuse case.
Finally, Dean and Phil remember Marcia Strassman and the “Sultan of Suave”, celebrating the life and artistry of Oscar de la Renta.
Hollywood's longest night of the year results in one of the longest episodes of the year at YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
And unlike the Oscars, the 72 minutes brought to you by your friends in podcasting are full of surprises, full of irreverence and full of insight.
Oh, yeah, and there's the usual wagering between Dean and Phil, only this year, they don't find out what they stand to lose until the end of the show!
Boasting two special guests, it's our annual Oscar smackdown! Enjoy!
Forgive us if the sound quality of this week’s show is a little shaky … With missed flights and broken laptops, it’s amazing we managed to get a new show produced this week at all (and closer to our usual Monday release than the past two weeks).
From the stumbling opening, to the less than elegant closing, your friends in podcasting are flying without a net this week. There’s no chance to edit or smooth out the audio levels.
The conversation is classic Chillpak, however, touching on topics ranging from the death of Harold Ramis to the careers of Boris Karloff and Preston Sturgess, from deadly on-set accidents to the difference between “victims” and survivors”, from Dean’s road trip with Billy Dee Williams to how the Oscar nominees for best picture rate in terms of their roles for women.
Don’t delay, enjoy YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour NOW!
Dean’s jet lagged, Phil spent all day locking picture on their new film (The Lady Killers) and consequently, this show is coming at you one day late …
In keeping with yesterday’s President’s Day here in the U.S.A., Phil asks an interesting question about the 11th President, James K. Polk.
Dean talks of Thailand on the 10th anniversary of the Tsunami.
They both answer a question about the documentary Blackfish before remembering the four show business notables that left us last week (a comedic titan, a Danish film master, a beloved character actor, and a child icon-turned-diplomat).
Then, following a humorous anecdote from Phil involving Alec Guinness, a bay area school teacher and a horror film, your friends in podcasting try to elevate the cultural discourse surrounding the Woody Allen controversy.
Finally, the show concludes with a couple words about women in movies and a killer preview for next week’s show (consider it a cliffhanger!).
What other show covers such a range of topics as cognitive dissonance, psychogenic fugue states, memory, time travel, the Golden Globes, San Diego Comic-Con, California small claims court and the remains of ancient civilizations in the Amazon?
It’s just another hour in the office for Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
The phrase May you live in interesting times is considered to be a curse, and though no actual origin source for this purported curse can be found, there is no denying these ARE interesting times.
Fortunately, you have your friends in podcasting around to try to make sense of a world going wild …
On this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness tackle such topics as Gun Violence on screen, whether Andy Kaufman is still alive, Nikki Finke’s departure from Deadline Hollywood, the death of Blockbuster Video, the end of The Onion, a classic silent film, two classic Val Lewton-produced horror films, Oscar-winning Alexander Payne’s latest, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Dean finally caught up with Gravity … And, oh yes, BatKid!
All that, plus what Dean is reading, a movie trailer you need to see and another in the list of ways our brains lie to us every day …
And if that weren’t enough, we’ve journeyed deep into the archives to makes one of the earliest episodes available for the first time in years!
Enjoy show #14 (from back when we still were called “From the Heart of Hollywood”) and brand new episode #340 this week at YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.