Posts Tagged ‘Oscars’
Dean’s heading out of town to “save” a bad horror film by turning it into a comedy. That fact leads to a discussion about … Newfoundland?
Phil’s editing a film and that leads to a discussion of … The overture to Star Trek: The Motion Picture?
This week’s episode goes in many unexpected directions, from discussions of two other podcasts (Marc Hershon’s “Succotash” and David Pickering’s “Getting Better Acquainted) to a play about hoarding, from a remembrance of Bonnie Franklin to Dean and Phil’s idea for a very interesting awards show.
All that, plus, Dean and Phil really put the “your” into YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, wishing one loyal listener a happy birthday, answering one question from a listener about Argo and reading another listener’s email about the SyFy channel.
Full of all the nourishing podcasting goodness long-time listeners have come to expect, this brand new serving is also a delicious introduction to your friends in podcasting.
The following topics are discussed, dissected, analyzed and turned on their heads by Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness:
The X-Files, including a hilarious story about David Duchovny and exciting news about Frank Spotnitz’s new adaptation of Philip K. Dick for SyFy …
Ancient wisdom and what we can learn about healthful self-care by looking to past cultures …
Books from Norway, Sweden and Stephen King …
3 live events, including one that Phil hopes to turn into a documentary …
A remake of the late Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds …
A film all about Jar-Jar Binks …
A documentary about the epidemic of sexual assault within the U.S. Armed Forces …
The revival of drive-ins …
David Fincher’s original series on Netflix …
And MORE. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, which almost always features bonus minutes!
Many topics covered on today’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour including:
An interesting study on violent video games … Dean’s latest half-marathon … Paul Auster’s The Book of Illusions … A table reading of Dean and Phil’s new film The Lady Killers … The location filming of an intriguing sci-fi short … The movie version of Les Miserables … JJ Abrams departing Star Trek for Star Wars (and whether he ever knew he was making Star Trek in the first place) … IFC’s “Portlandia” …
And even if that were enough for one show, your friends in podcasting keep it coming, analyzing the scarcity of employment opportunities for women behind-the-camera in Hollywood and analyzing this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees thru the prism of the Becdel Test.
Finally, many listeners have asked whether Dean and Phil will be attending Dragon*Con this year and one asked Dean and Phil’s reactions to some disturbing news about where much of the revenue from the event goes each year. Whether you don’t know what Dragon*Con is or even if you go to the annual Labor Day Weekend event in Atlanta every year, you won’t want to miss the return of all-time classic Chillpak Hollywood Hour #121 (Live from Dragon*Con!), available NOW for the first time in more than two years!
If you are a big fan of the “In Memoriam” section of awards shows, you are going to LOVE this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Much of the show is dedicated to remembering the show business legends that left us since your friends in podcasting last came to you from a certain “historic building in downtown Los Angeles” …
Dean and Phil also follow up on last week’s incredible interview of true Renaissance man Leigh J. McCloskey by discussing another Renaissance man, Dean Haglund!
Of course, there’s much, much more to enjoy, including “The Irving G. Thalberg Drinking Game”, “The Succotash Bump”, the Bob Hope Airport, Torchwood, Norman Rockwell, The Pageant of the Masters, Phil’s desire to get knighted by the King of Norway, and the “Lawsuit of the Week”.
Finally, this week’s show includes big shout outs to Ethan Dettenmaier and “Combat Radio”, “Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis”, Pepper Jay, Yi Tian and Actors E Chat Show, Susan Larison Danz and “The Frontier Beyond Fear”, Marc Hershon and “Succotash”, Shaun Parker, David Sobolov and Agent Summer.
Oh, and if funny videos are something you enjoy, then by all means, check out this clip of Dean Haglund interviewing another sci-fi icon, a true “Star Wars” legend.
Your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, are back from their respective road trips and they have a world of topics to discuss …
The state of women’s on-screen roles in the movies and what that state indicates about the financial health of the industry is explored. A great Swedish actor, a beloved cartoonist and a Monkee are remembered. The impending death of 20% of all U.S. movie theaters is discussed. The potential potential merger between the two show business unions representing actors is analyzed. The way you listen to the internet is changed (as it has been every week since May of 2007).
And, of course, there are always delightful surprises and some big laughs. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, after all …
This week’s show is both a yearly tradition AND a Chillpak Hollywood Hour first!
It’s our post-Oscar smackdown, where your friends in podcasting take on the Academy AND each other. Snarking and wagering, what could be more fun? And this year, the stakes have been raised!
Meanwhile, it’s the first time we’ve ever recorded a show where Dean and Phil were not in same locale. Dean’s still in Colorado. Yet, thanks to Skype, nothing could prevent the motion picture industry’s big night from turning into YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour’s 250th episode!
Dean and Phil are back from weeks of travel and they hit the ground running with one of the wildest, most free-wheeling installments of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour ever!
How did your friends in podcasting enjoy Dragon*Con in Atlanta and a 9/11 commemorative event in Portland?
What did they think of the Emmy Awards?
What is their reaction to the latest round of “X-Files 3″ rumors?
Why are they both receiving emails from the CEO of Netflix?
What celebrity death are they remembering?
What celebrity do they think is facing career death?
What celebrity do they think is poised for a comeback?
Can they make sense of AMC’s behavior towards their award-winning and critically acclaimed series?
Can they make sense of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes marketing campaign?
Does Dean know the difference between Ida Lupino and Hedy Lamarr?
Why is Phil receiving both praise AND criticism from his response to Ryan Murphy’s behavior on an episode of “The Glee Project”?
Answers to all these and many more on this week’s episode.
And if you still haven’t had enough of your friends in podcasting, write us at email@example.com to request the Bonus 4th Anniversary Episode (which includes never-before-heard material).
Your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness celebrate the bicentennial episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour with a special guest! Chris Jacobs is an attorney, and actor and much-loved host of TV’s Overhaulin’, co-host of TV’s The Insider, and the brand new correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. A bicentennial celebration, a fantastic guest and a poolside view atop downtown Los Angeles? Watch out! Informative, insightful and irreverent cultural conversation is about to commence …
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.