Posts Tagged ‘short films’
From the “7 Up” series of documentaries to a question from a loyal listener about biographies, from a LACMA exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography to such historic buildings as Artemisia and the California Club Preservation, from the death of Daily Variety to the philosophy of George Orwell, preservation, documentation and human decency are foremost on the minds of Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness this week.
So, join your friends in podcasting for another nourishing and delicious helping of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
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!
Dean Haglund is in Pennsylvania. Phil Leirness is in the UK. Yet, through the magic of podcasting, they are together in a “historic building in downtown Los Angeles”, where they welcome two special guests from London.
John Kay Steel is a talented and accomplished actor and voice artist.
Natalie Haverstock is a gifted improv comic and the most amazing balloon artist in all the known universe!
Sit back and enjoy one of the most unusual episodes yet of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour … Oh, and make sure to check out this video of Dean in his scuba diving gear made of balloons.
Happy Holidays from your friends in podcasting!
Because it’s the holidays, we don’t want to spoil the surprises contained in this week’s show. We’ll let you unwrap at a time and place of your own choosing.
Suffice it to say, if you like movies, music, politics, theatre, comedy, irreverence, inspiration and good conversation, and especially if you like Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, you’ll enjoy this brand new episode.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
If what we hear from you is true, then last week’s show (Chillpak Hollywood Hour #235) was one of best episodes of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour in quite some time!
How will your friends in podcasting possibly follow that up?
By trying to give you an EVEN BETTER hour of entertaining, inspiring, insightful, irreverent and free conversation that helps change the way you listen to the internet!
Join Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness as they discuss ….
The sexiest man alive …
Thanksgiving and the holidays of the past year …
Phil’s just completed short film …
Dean and Phil’s forthcoming trip to the Pacific Northwest …
Hollywood divorces, Hollywood murders, Hollywood bullies and Hollywood pedophiles …
The return of “Arrested Development” …
Hollywood and social networking …
All that PLUS the Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week, the Chillpak Hollywood Wingnut of the Week and the Chillpak Hollywood Explanation of the Week.
It’s Happy Birthday to the U.S.A. and your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, celebrate Independence Day by bringing you the funniest episode yet of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
Join Dean and Phil as they welcome Gary Anthony Williams, a comic, a filmmaker, a film festival entrepreneur, and an actor whose credits include a series regular role on Boston Legal, a recurring role on Malcolm in the Middle and guest-starring roles on almost every comedy series of the past twenty years.
Gary might have made you laugh in such box office hits as Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Undercover Brother, and Soul Plane. He’ll DEFINITELY have you in stitches during this hour of rich, delicious, podcasty goodness!
Somehow, your friends in podcasting manage to weave a discussion of do-it-yourself approaches to life, work and learning with a conversation about fine art and painting while still managing to discuss President Obama, birth certificates, Alexander Payne’s Election and Ashton Kutcher. It’s fun, it’s free-wheeling and it’s a good warm up for Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness as they prepare to record YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour LIVE from The Retro Dome in San Jose, immediately following the US Premiere of The Truth Is Out There this Saturday night. Get your tickets exclusively here.
A week ago, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, were in the United Kingdom, visiting their friends at Sci-Fi-London, celebrating the Royal Wedding, attending the World Premiere of their documentary The Truth Is Out There and discussing the death of Osama Bin Laden. This week, they’re back in Los Angeles, where Dean is preparing his brand new gallery for this Thursday’s Downtown Art Walk and where Phil is directing an incredibly ambitious short film. Most important of all, they’re celebrating their 4th anniversary of changing the way YOU listen to the internet!
That’s right, this is our 4th anniversary show. And if such a thing as a wish accompanies such a milestone, Dean and Phil’s wish is that no matter where in the world you are, you help spread the word about the U.S. Premiere of The Truth Is Out There, which takes place at the Retro Dome in San Jose on Saturday 21 May. The screening will be followed by a live recording of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Tickets should be purchased in advance, right here!
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.