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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #479

In this extra-long episode, your friends in podcasting share an urgent message they received from a frequent collaborator about another of their frequent collaborators! Dean and Phil answer a question from a loyal listener about corruption in the charity “industry” and help another listener try to encourage Warner Brothers to release a blu-ray collection of Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated through an online petition. Serena Williams’ success at Wimbledon this past week inspires Phil to share a fantastic quote from a tennis essay by David Foster Wallace. Then, Phil and Dean get into the importance of what a corporation “stands for” and the danger all advertising poses to quality programming in “What We’re Reading” (brought to you by Booksmyth Used Books). They then break down a dizzying array of show business news, from the Lionsgate-Starz merger, to the latest casting news in the Universal “Cinematic Monster Universe”, to Colin Firth’s reprising his “Kingsman” role in the sequel (huh?!), to the box office fortunes of Finding Dory and Captain America: Civil ͏War to the lackluster interest surrounding the Ghostbusters reboot, as well as the “Sulu is gay” controversy AND lacckluster interest surround Star Trek Beyond. Television is covered, too, what with the return of Mr. Robot and the announcement of the Emmy Awards nominations. All in all, it’s an action-packed installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour (with ten percent more “hour”)! Monday. 9 am Pacific. Wherever good podcasts can be found.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #409

Co-creator of “The Simpsons”, Sam Simon, is remembered. Filmmaking (and life) lessons from the great Albert Mayzels are shared. Effie Gray is championed. The Gunman is torn apart. The latest news in the Ghostbusters franchise is analyzed. The Midnight Rider plea arrangements are discussed and a lawsuit pertaining to the Lost Boys of Sudan is dissected. A Dean Haglund “Live Event of the Week” is previewed. All that, plus more cookies and a ton of laughs!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #288

Today’s show is one of those special episodes where your friends in podcasting get on a roll and throw out the structure in favor of an organic, enlivening exchange that still manages to touch on such topics as The PEACE Fund (Protecting, Educating and Aiding Children Everywhere), the “Looper effect”, General David Petraeus and sex scandals, the most unfortunate entertainment headline in recent memory, news from HBO’S “The Newsroom”, the Daniel Craig “Bond” films, and the Sean Connery “Bond” films.

There is an “Explanation of the Week” involving Mitt Romney and there is a lengthy debate over 007′s latest big-screen adventure.

The theme of this week’s show? If you don’t stand for something, you’re likely to Skyfall for anything!

This week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

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 #233

Happy Halloween, everybody!

From James Bond to Independence Day, from disaster films of the 70′s to a silent film that might win Best Picture this year, from a lawsuit over falsehoods in advertising to a lawsuit over screenplay theft, your friends in podcasting are definitely putting the “Hollywood” in YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Of course, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are also putting the “YOUR” in YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, answering emails, Facebook posts and even angry tweets from you (yes, YOU!), the listeners!

Oh, and heads up Chicago, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.! THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE is on its way to your cities THIS month!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #198

It’s Oscar Week here in Hollywood and it’s here on the Chillpak Hollywood Hour Oscar post-game show where the games REALLY begin! Dean and Phil have, as always, ten dollars wagered on the outcome of their predicted winners in all twenty-four categories. Last year, Dean finally notched a win after losing to Phil three consecutive years. Will he maintain that momentum this time around? Find out and enjoy Dean and Phil’s insightful, irreverent and sometimes scathing takes on the motion picture industry’s night of nights. Before the festivities can commence, however, Dean and Phil tantalize you with some details about a trip they took to San Leandro, California, for the UFO X-Fest’s Quest 4 Truth Conference at the historic Bal theatre.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #187

Dean Haglund has done his holiday baking and is about to hit the road for snowy Winnipeg! Before he goes, he sits down with your friend in podcasting, Phil Leirness, to his a wide variety of topics, including: The texture of Canadian movies, The Roundabout Theatre in NYC, the lack of commitment on the part of many actors on television vs. the incredible commitment of several others, the Blue Valentine ratings controversy, the flop that is The Tourist, the delightful remake that is True Grit, and the likelihood that independent films will dominate all the year end awards including the Oscars.

Finally, Dean and Phil preview their upcoming three shows (one features a guest, one is a “Top Ten” show, and one is an annual treat), and ask you to visit the following websites pertaining to their feature documentary: The Truth Is Out There and Facebook.com/truthmovie.

Thanks!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #186

Phil discusses his Thanksgiving birthday and talks about a voice-over gig. Dean describes his trips to Savannah, Georgia and Austin, Texas, plus his excursion to the Queen Mary in Long Beach to do improv with the Ghost Adventurers. After discussing the latest news about the SAG and AFTRA negotiations with the AMPTP, and the latest details in the murder of publicist Ronni Chasen, your friends in podcasting offer up their remembrances of Leslie Nielsen and Irvin Kershner. Then, they get down to the business of answering questions from you (yes, YOU) their listeners. Dean and Phil offer up telling and hilarious remembrances from their art/film school days. Dean discusses why he’s never pursued writing for comedy or sketch comedy television. Dean compares the acting processes of “X-Files” leading men David Duchovny and Robert Patrick. Then, Phil launches into a passionate exposition on the state of acting, with contributions from Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Ryan Gosling and Alejandro Gonzalez-Innaritu, ultimately positing the theory that “intimacy is the new punk”. He also offers a mea culpa to all fans of the “Twilight” films, “Dexter” and “The Walking Dead” all of which he has criticized in the past (and will criticize in the future) before taking such shows as “Psych” and “Castle” to task for their relentlessly numbing and “jokey” sensibilities. It’s a full, funny and furious installment of 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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