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Posts Tagged ‘The X-Files: I Want to Believe’

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #514

Late night television comedy, some current television dramas, the death of Chuck Berry, a potential writer’s strike, Martin Scorsese’s next movie, Hugh Jackman’s next acting role, Alfred Hitchcock and much, much more … And don’t forget, if you are in the Los Angeles area on Sunday 26 March, you can attend the Official World Premiere of Dean and Phil’s new movie, THE LADY KILLERS!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #425

Brought to you by THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE, the epic documentary of comedy, consciousness and conspiracy, this is part 2 the special 2-part episode delving into the meaning of the 2nd X-Files film (“The X-Files: I Want to Believe”).

In this thumbs up/thumbs down, letter grade, scale of 1 to 10, good/bad, right/wrong world in which we live, where movie reviews pass for film criticism, the ability to actually “read” a film, to explore it’s subtext, to understand what it truly means and what it says, is becoming lost (dying?). This week and last, your friends in podcasting try to remedy that … Film fans, X-philes, art lovers, those interested in depth psychology or those who simply enjoy spirited, inspirational conversation are bound to be delighted.

Unfortunately, the audio quality isn’t the best and for that, we apologize.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #424

In part 1 of this special 2-part episode, Dean Haglund may say that he and Phil Leirness are coming at you from the offices of Rational Exuberance, but in reality, they recorded these shows in a secret location, screening a film they have often discussed on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

In this thumbs up/thumbs down, letter grade, scale of 1 to 10, good/bad, right/wrong world in which we live, where movie reviews pass for film criticism, the ability to actually “read” a film, to explore it’s subtext, to understand what it truly means and what it says, is becoming lost (dying?). This week, your friends in podcasting try to remedy that … As loyal listeners know, an ongoing debate between Haglund and Leirness has been over the merits of the 2nd X-Files film (“The X-Files: I Want to Believe”). This time around, the debate is avoided, the analysis is deepened, the (supposed) weaknesses are re-examined and the dark, beautiful, self-reflexive, satirical, and occasionally subversive meaning of the movie is explored. Film fans, X-philes, art lovers, those interested in depth psychology or those who simply enjoy spirited, inspirational conversation are bound to be delighted.

Unfortunately, the audio quality isn’t the best. Sorry!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #366

Year 8 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour continues with part 2 of a 2 part special episode “authored” by our loyal listener in Germany, Ulrike, and this is one sequel that is even better than the original!

Dean and Phil reset many topics dear to their hearts and integral to the show’s past, sharing new insights in an episode that will be great fun for longtime listeners and a superb introduction to the show for newcomers!

This week, those topics include The Truth is Out There, reviews, actors unions, road trips, Lily Holleman, Dean’s painting, the “founding fathers”, and the importance of gratitude.

Also, the climax of the show is the ultimate throw-down over the feature film The X-Files: I Want to Believe. As longtime listeners know, Dean has been a severe critic of it whereas Phil has defended its merits. This week, the debate is reset … And Phil blows Dean’s mind! X-Philes won’t want to miss it. Nor will anyone who enjoys good, free-wheeling, irreverent, insightful and often inspirational conversation!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #252

Your friends in podcasting open this week’s show by discussing the early beginnings of the feature film era.

They close this week’s show by discussing … The beginnings of the feature film era!

In between, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness discuss romance in the movies, the state of romantic comedies, Star Wars, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, several weird and wonderful films you will never get to see (but can read about here), the origin and purpose of the legal system, Placido Domingo and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.

Please don’t let the slight audio hiss and hum prevent you from enjoying this latest serving of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. We were able to solve the problem about a third of the way through …

Have a great week, everybody!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #203

Movies, movies and more movies … From the death of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, to the 2008 big-screen installment of The X-Files, from upcoming release The Conspirator, to recent releases Cedar Rapids, Jane Eyre and Win Win, from classic films like The Boston Strangler and Heavenly Creatures, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness have all matters cinematic covered.

They even reveal the long-awaited details surrounding the World Premiere of their film The Truth Is Out There in London!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #139

Back in January of 2010, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, were in Canada shooting footage for TWO projects: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE (a documentary about the world of conspiracy) and HELL GIGS (about a return to Dean’s roots as a comic).

While in Vancouver, they got together with Dean’s good friends Bruce Harwood and Tom Braidwood to record this week’s show. For those listeners who were not fans of The X-Files, Dean, Bruce and Tom played (respectively) Richard “Ringo” Langly, John Fitzgerald Byers and Melvin Frohike. Collectively, those characters are known to millions of fans the world over as “The Lone Gunmen”, conspiracy theorists, computer hackers, government watchdogs and publishers of The Magic Bullet newsletter, who aided agents Mulder and Scully through nine years of investigations and who were featured in their very own spin-off series.

This episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour has become a classic. And it’s available again for the first time in almost two years.

Enjoy.

Again.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #62

This is the show you have been waiting for! Phil and Dean lay down some more money on the opening weekend numbers for the X-Files movie. Somebody is going be crying…!

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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