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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #483

What a smorgasbord of tasty audio topics your chefs in podcasting have cooked up for this week’s show! They remember Kenny Baker. They weigh in on Thomas Gibson’s firing from “Criminal Minds”. They discuss Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast “Revisionist History” and such themes as “moral licensing” and how people with “low thresholds” can be expected to enact the most smart AND the most dumb behavior. Phil shares with Dean a news story pertaining to last week’s discussion about mobile phone usage in movie theaters (and other public places), a news story that actually featured Dean, himself! There’s scientific news from Dean’s adopted homeland Down Under, where some researchers believe they can prove stand-up comedians die younger than actors and other researchers think they have good news for Alzheimer’s patients. “Suicide Squad” is free-falling at the box office, but it still provides for this week’s long awaited return of the “Lawsuit of the Week”. All that, plus (at least) three 2016 cinematic releases get reviewed, including two that might have escaped your notice but are well worth your time and the new release “Florence Foster Jenkins” starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

It sure sounds like a nourishing helping of podcasty goodness to us! So, sit back and enjoy YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #464

Disaster struck Dean Haglund’s home this morning, but the show must go on, with or without him. Fortunately, an old favorite stopped by to pick up the slack and guest co-host. Topics include: The death of Oscar-winner Patty Duke , Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice staking its claim as the most hated superhero film of all time (by both critics AND audiences) and how that hatred has the film’s distributor, Warner Bros., in full on scramble-mode, the return of “Daredevil” to the small screen, the horror genre, a whole bunch of current cinematic releases, upcoming releases as well as some very interesting news about films in development. PLUS a 1980′s indie classic from the UK.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #442

Welcome to our most Fellini-esque episode ever! After all YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour turns 8 1/2 years old with this week’s show and trust us when we say it’s outstanding.

Dean and Phil follow up on last week’s hilarious episode by discussing Halloween, Nazis and Celebrity Deaths. Dean continues his advice for women who want to pursue their dreams in the male-dominated field of stand-up comedy. Phil reviews a new film about legendary, Oscar-winning blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and weighs in on the new seasons of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “The Blacklist” and “Fargo”. Then one of the most amazing letters we’ve ever received inspires one of the most spectacular closing discussions your friends in podcasting have ever offered up.

Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #380

Love a good rant? Phil Leirness has you covered, taking on everything from the Ice Bucket Challenge to “Dr. Who” to Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide to Helen Mirren and The Hundred-Foot Journey!

It’s all in good fun, though, and he and Dean Haglund also weigh in on Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Philip Seymour’s last completed performance in A Most Wanted Man, listener Andrew Burt’s PhD exams, their favorite Robin Williams roles and no doubt, a little bit more.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #289

Dean Haglund is back from New York City. Phil “quatro quatro” Leirness is back from celebrating his birthday.

Your friends in podcasting are back in action with …

3 “Live Events of the Week” …

Discussion of six movies …

And … A live audience?

Plus, the show concludes with a discussion about an event in which Dean and Phil are honored to be participating. To learn more about that event, please watch:

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #239

Ralph Fiennes. Vanessa Redgrave. Harry Morgan. Anthony Hopkins. Alfred Hitchcock. David Lynch. Federico Fellini. Those are just a few of the big names featured on this week’s show …

It’s liberal democrat vs. conservative republican. It’s Letterman vs. Leno. It’s late night comedy vs. scripted crime dramas. It’s “Swamp Loggers” vs. “Swamp People”. It’s Fox Business News vs. The Muppets. It’s the Muppets vs. Big Oil. It’s Marc Hershon on The Descendants vs. Dean Haglund on The Descendants. It’s Blue Velvet vs. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. It’s Javier Bardem vs. Edgar Ramirez. It’s Peter Weller vs. Paul Weller. It’s Tom Hooper vs. 3D. It’s Paramount vs. IMF.

It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #229

Comedy – The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen

Consciousness – CERN, the speed of light, Noetics, Dr. William A. Tiller, conscious co-creation.

Conspiracy - Cinemark vs. Bryan Cranston, Southwest Airlines, Shakespeare, Contagion

And More (!) – Anton Yelchin, Pedro Almodovar, Antonio Banderas, Ryan Gosling, Steven Soderbergh, Christina Ricci, “Pan Am”, The Skin I Live In, Drive

The Truth Is Out There and it’s also inside this action-packed installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Enjoy! And please order YOUR copy of the special Bonus 4th Anniversary show today!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #204

From one of the most bizarre and hilarious openings ever, one of our most action-packed episodes ensues …

This week, your friends in podcasting remember cinema legend Sidney Lumet, discuss the cuktural touchstone that is Rebecca Black’s single (and YouTube video) “Friday”, and weigh in on some of the best that television has to offer. All that, plus the latest show business news is analyzed.

And if you’re going to be in the London area, makes sure to buy tickets for the World Premiere of Dean and Phil’s film The Truth Is Out There.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #185

If you have only recently joined the internet madness that is YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, you might not recognize the name “David Sobolov”. You will almost certainly recognize the VOICE, however. David Sobolov is one of the most recognizable, most sought-after, and dare we say, most TALENTED voice actors in the business. He also becomes the FIRST EVER 3-time Chillpak Hollywood Hour guest!

On CHH #30 & CHH #48, David came on board to share his insights and expertise as a politically active working actor, to discuss the politics of show business in general and the specifics of the negotiations between the actors unions and producers and the in-fighting within and between the two different actors’ unions. This week, Dean and Phil finally bring back David to share his stories and insights into the business and craft of voice-acting, to share his unique and uniquely inspiring and informative path into and through show business.

Great story-telling and a great guest this week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. And if you haven’t seen it, be sure to check out Phil’s guest appearance on the ActotrsE Chat Show!

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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