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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #451

Ordinarily, your friends in podcasting spend their first show of January looking back at the resolutions they made at the start of the previous year and then setting their intentions for the year to come. This annual tradition will be delayed one week. This week, Dean and Phil pick up exactly where they left off last week. In fact, it’s as if they are still in the same seats, across the table from each other in Los Feliz (despite whatever Dean might say in the opening). After sharing some final thoughts about “The Force Awakens” (and the more he thinks about the movie, the angrier Dean gets), they discuss a recently published list of the most “overlooked” films of 2015, analyzing each entry on that list. Phil also weighs in on two cinematic award hopefuls, David O’Russell’s “Joy” and the Maggie Smith vehicle “The Lady in the Van”. There’s also time for two emails from listeners (listeners like YOU). One is a follow-up on the discussion of TV’s “Supernatural” from a few weeks back and the other is an incredibly thought-provoking message about “women warriors”.

Something for everyone?

We like to think so.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #439

The victims of the Umpqua shooting are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”. Dean and Phil weigh in on another entry from the Film Fatales list of female-directed films everyone should see. This week’s selection comes from the super-talented Lynn Shelton. After that, Phil weighs in on two brand new, Oscar-hopefuls, taking one behind the shed for its unbearably bad casting. Another name is added to the list of great contemporary character performers to cherish and celebrate.

Then, guest correspondent Page Branson of Level 7 Access: A Marvel Agents of Shield Podcast joins Dean and Phil to review the pilot of The X-Files revival (which screened this weekend at New York Comic Con). She also hips us to all that’s upcoming on the small screen from Marvel – including Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Jessica Jones – and how the recent creative shakeup at the studio might affect their small screen fare.

YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #307

What do Will Smith, Danny De Vito and Madonna have in common? They were all mentioned TWICE in this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour …

Dean talks about Wondercon. Phil talks about Lifetime movies, spending Easter working on a short film about the last man on Earth to believe in God, and shooting in Chinatown.

Dean gets asked about the art work he’s creating for his Kickstarter backers and for his graphic novel. Phil gets taken to task (rightly so) about misspelling a listener’s name.

Dean and Phil both talk about their last movie together (The Truth Is Out There) and their upcoming movie (The Lady Killers).

Dean and Phil discuss Stanley Kubrick, The Shining, Room 237 and a question from listener Shaun Parker about whether “conspiracy theories” are an art form.

A music legend, a beloved character actor and 300 German circus fleas are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”.

Sherlock Holmes stars in the “Lawsuit of the Week”.

Stop reading and enjoy the show. Now. And tell a friend.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #306

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!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #305

Coming to you a little bit late, but with a bonus four minutes, this week’s show is action-packed and really puts the “your” in YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour as Dean and Phil discuss … An email from listener Lejon Johnson about a Caravaggio discussion in episode 295 … An email from listener Matt Giles about the success of Veronica Mars on Kickstarter … A Facebook post from listener Greg Vincent about last week’s “genius” vs. “artist” discussion … A voicemail message of apology from listener and podcaster March Hershon … And finally, a request from listener Patricia Brady that we bring back classic episode #182 from the archives.

All that, plus your friends in podcasting discuss Dean’s latest acting gig, his most recent art show, Spielberg’s newest collaboration with the dead Stanley Kubrick, what Jon Stewart’s going to do on his summer vacation, Phil’s advice for auditioning actors, what they’re reading, a Live Event of the Week and a Lawsuit of the Week.

Wow. Let’s get started, shall we?

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #304

Even after almost six years of bringing you a free weekly podcast, your friends in podcasting can still surprise. Witness this week’s opening, which is an absolute first. Witness Dean and Phil talking about LARPing (Live-Action Role-Playing) … LARPing!!!

Dean and Phil finally get around to their “genius” vs. “artist” discussion as it relates to filmmakers, painters, scientists and pioneers in all fields. They also take on an article claiming to unlock the conspiracy mindset and in the process take on the entire era of judgment in which we find ourselves.

Finally, they discuss several movies and several television shows as well as the death of NBC.

All this week, on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #303

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.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #232

Starting like the opening to a spy thriller, this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour takes to the open road, as Dean Haglund clears customs on his way back from Australia and is picked up curbside at LAX by Phil Leirness (himself only recently returned from the Pacific Northwest).

No sooner has Phil put the car in gear, than the conversation comes fast and furious – as insightful, irreverent and inspiring as you’ve come to expect.

So, hop in the back seat and buckle up because your friends in podcasting are about to burn some serious rubber on the information superhighway!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #174

Dean is back from bicycling, wining and dining his way through Provence in France. He and Phil commiserate on the difficulties in getting LAST week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour to you (yes, YOU!) their listeners. The ninth anniversary of 9/11 leads to a spirited and illuminating discussion about the events of that day and the many and varied responses to it, including the evolving attitudes towards the U.S. government and Islam. From a pastor in Florida who wants to burn the Quran to Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, who issued his “Ten Commandments” of the Apple App Store, Dean and Phil take on both controversies and how they are being framed as “freedom of expression” issues. Your friends in podcasting then turn to entertainment to remember the great French New Wave director Claude Chabrol, to express their enthusiasm over a couple of television projects currently in development, and to assess the merits of a handful of forthcoming, current and recent theatrical releases. We thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy.

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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