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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #276

If you miss a little bit of today’s show, you’ll miss a lot!

Hear your friends in podcasting discuss: The Olympics, Lance Armstrong, David Lynch, Walt Disney, Phantom of the Paradise, Paul Williams, “Bones”, absurdism vs. surrealism, Placido Domingo vs. the most interesting man in the world, the Sight and Sound poll, Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, Kevin McCarthy, The Queen of Versailles, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, ParaNorman, Hope Springs, The Bourne Legacy, the banking industry and the economic recovery in Iceland.

All that, plus “what we’re reading” and the return of the “Chillpak Hollywood Wingnut of the Week”.

Finally, you might enjoy reading the following review of The Truth Is Out There at Matt Giles’ Movie Files.

Also, if you’re interested in being turned onto some cool comedy podcasts you might enjoy, then definitely check out Succotash!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #202

Last week, when Phil made a cleverly comedic call-back connection between McG (the auteur behind such cinematic classics as Charlie’s Angels, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and Terminator: Salvation) and McDonald’s (purveyor of meat and “other similar food products” according to their own internal memos), he had no idea he would be called upon to defend his “negativity” towards Mr. McG … Yet, called upon he was, and when tasked by loyal listeners of the show, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, talk about these things. That’s what we mean when we say that it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Other topics covered include: Dean’s new HBO show, Phil’s new short film, Dean’s new animated webisode series, Phil’s new documentary feature project, an opera production of A Turn of the Screw, Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Gnomeo and Juliet (in 3D), Rango, Unstoppable, Never Let Me Go, Source Code, and Dean Haglund’s audition advice for actors being “put on tape”.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #169

A brand new show full of the engaging, free-wheeling analysis and discussion you’ve come to expect from the “Thelma and Louise of podcasting”.

Dean discusses his trip to Puerto Rico, including making friends with a big-wig in TSA. He also previews his trip to Las Vegas for the annual “Star Trek” convention (the largest in the world!). Phil describes some of the ways he’s becoming Dean Haglund – Seeing the opera “Carmen” at the Hollywood Bowl and taking an interest in the Impro Theatre Los Angeles, home of L.A. Theatre Sports.

Then, Dean and Phil delve into the latest, most intriguing show business news, starting with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, the entire Millennium trilogy, the forthcoming American remakes, and Noomi Rapace (lead actress in the European productions), as well as the lawsuits surrounding the as-yet-unreleased fourth book by Stieg Larsson. They follow that up with an analysis of the new television series “Aftermath with William Shatner” (where the former Captain Kirk, T.J. Hooker, and Denny Crane tackles controversial interview subjects starting with the Subway Vigilante).

Plus full reports on what movies Dean and Phil have seen. It’s all this week on 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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