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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #486

Halloween is only eight weeks away, so your friends in podcasting thought it was the perfect time to reveal their Top Ten All-Time Horror Films! Such classics as the 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, its 1978 remake, John Carpenter’s The Thing, The Devil’s Backbone from director Guillermo Del Toro, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Cabin in the Woods all get discussed as “honorable mentions”. What films actually made Dean an Phil’s respective lists? Listen to find out! And keep those Netflix queues handy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #281

The month just ended (September 2012) saw the most downloads of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour since the show went independent in January of 2011 and your friends in podcasting celebrate this news with perhaps the most hilarious opening they’ve ever had!

Even when the irreverence ends, the jokes and witty bon mots continue in full effect as Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness take on (or revisit) such topics as Catholic weddings, fluoridation of water, Monsanto’s House of the Future, educational institutions, corporate culture, government bureaucracies, a murder mystery in Phil’s neighborhood of Los Feliz, celebrity deaths, emails from listeners and a wide range of films dealing with mental health issues.

And remember, The Truth Is Out There is now out there on BLU-RAY!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #256

Has there ever been a more wild and free-wheeling grab bag of topics on a single installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour as there is on this week’s show? Consider the topics discussed:

The mysterious death of Thomas Kinkade, the occult meaning of words and symbols, Dean Haglund running a 5K race, the legacy of Mike Wallace, the films of Guy Maddin, the latest in the MPAA’s battle with The Weinstein Company over the rating of Bully.

All that, plus your friends in podcasting weigh in on a documentary about Comic-con, a Woody Allen drama, a John Cassavetes classic, two great, award-winning independent films from last year (one from the UK, one from South Korea).

And on top of all of that, we even have a brand new theme song by The B-Film Extras!

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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