Posts Tagged ‘Tom Hanks’
On this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, remembrance of Al Jarreau leads to a discussion of artistic integrity vs. commercial success, and a discussion of the television “bubble” leads to a discussion of what the proliferation of quality episodic entertainment means for movies. In between, Dean and Phil will discuss such films as Cemetery of Splendour, Inferno, Passengers and Split as well as forthcoming remakes and adaptations of such classics as Network, Out of Africa, Bullitt, Every Which Way But Loose, as well as the impressive new career arc Keanu Reeves is carving out for himself.
A magazine came out this week with an article in it on the special episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour where Dean and Phil counted down their Top Ten Horror Films of All Time (Chillpak Hollywood Hour #486). Because of that, and because of the positive response we received from listeners like YOU, your friends in podcasting are preparing a similar theme show where they count down their Top Ten Westerns of All Time, and on this week’s show, they share some of the research they’ve been doing, celebrating a couple great character actors and getting into a discussion of HBO’s “Westworld” along the way. For the most part, the show focuses on new movies, like Clint Eastwood’s Sully, Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe, Mick Jackson’s Denial, Christopher Guest’s Mascots, though the gents also preview upcoming films starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch. They also finally tackle the merits of Child 44, a period drama starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman that a listener wrote about a few weeks back. All that, plus the latest developments in the Star Trek fan film lawsuit in the return of “Lawsuit of the Week.” Wherever good podcasts can be found!
Dean Haglund shares news of his weekly pay-per-laughs improv show where he performs an expisode of “The X-Files” live on-stage in Sydney. Phil Leirness reports on his visit to the restored, remodeled and re-opened Los Angeles landmark Clifton’s Cafeteria. Phil then gets on a soapbox about the true purpose of Thanksgiving and the true meaning of gratitude. A legend of Japanese cinema is remembered. A classic of sci-fi cinema is celebrated … And then, your friends in podcasting rush headlong into “the season of self-congratulation”, a time when award-hopeful movies are released en masse and award nominations and film critic top ten lists are announced almost daily. This week, award hopefuls like “Bridge of Spies”, “The Danish Girl” and “The Big Short” and box office blockbusters like “Spectre” are discussed and the Spirit Award nominations (for the best in independent film) are analyzed.
Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness follow up on last week’s hilarious discussion about “The Price is Right” by discussing Lily Holleman’s appearance on that television institution, analyzing how she won, what she won and what it means tax-wise for people who do win on game shows.
Then, Dean and Phil wrap up their ongoing discussion of the eight ways our brains “lie” to us every day by discussing stereotyping.
Phil takes time to remember a “friend of the family” who died this month, a self-made man who went from 14 year-old dropout to hairdresser to successful producer.
Finally, next week is our annual look at the top films of the previous year, so Dean and Phil have been watching a ton of movies and this leads to a discussion of The Hunt, HBO’s True Detective and Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” with Joss Whedon receiving both a tip of the cap AND a stern wag of the finger!
All that, plus Lawrence Welk!?
Your friends in podcasting run out of time before they get the chance to talk about Sci-Fest, but they hope you will click on the link to learn about this exciting, month-long, live theatre festival in which they will be participating!
The phrase May you live in interesting times is considered to be a curse, and though no actual origin source for this purported curse can be found, there is no denying these ARE interesting times.
Fortunately, you have your friends in podcasting around to try to make sense of a world going wild …
On this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness tackle such topics as Gun Violence on screen, whether Andy Kaufman is still alive, Nikki Finke’s departure from Deadline Hollywood, the death of Blockbuster Video, the end of The Onion, a classic silent film, two classic Val Lewton-produced horror films, Oscar-winning Alexander Payne’s latest, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Dean finally caught up with Gravity … And, oh yes, BatKid!
All that, plus what Dean is reading, a movie trailer you need to see and another in the list of ways our brains lie to us every day …
And if that weren’t enough, we’ve journeyed deep into the archives to makes one of the earliest episodes available for the first time in years!
Enjoy show #14 (from back when we still were called “From the Heart of Hollywood”) and brand new episode #340 this week at YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
For six and a half years, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness have been changing the way people listen to the internet. That’s one of the reasons they’ve been dubbed “Podcast Royalty”.
On this week’s show, Dean and Phil iscuss what imapct podcasting might have on stand-up comedy. They also discuss what four visionaries had to say about the possibility of using the internet to communicate with … Animals!
Last week’s show was recorded live at the Los Angeles Podfest. This week, your friends in podcasting conduct a post-mortem and get into a discussion of how physically unhealthy so many comedians seem to be, especially in light of Craig Robinson’s latest drug arrest.
In “Celebrity Deaths”, Dean and Phil will remember two giants of Italian Cinema and a pioneer in talent representation.
Acclaimed international filmmaker Jim Sheridan became the latest the declare the death of Hollywood movies and Dean and Phil will analyze his statements, perhaps in context with three notable 2013 releases – Mud, Oblivion and Captain Phillips. Who knows, Dean might even have finally caught up with the juggernaut that is this season’s “ultimate thrill ride”, Gravity.
And speaking of thrill rides, a future “Lawsuit of the Week” may just involve what happened to 10 people on a roller coaster in Orlando, Florida …
All that, and much much more, including the possibility that Christopher Columbus saw a UFO!
This week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Is it all a German dream, or is it just the latest installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour?
Whatever it is, your friends in podcasting will change the way you listen to the internet as they tackle such topics as quantum mechanics, Louis CK, Madonna, plastic surgery, dead actors and chamber music. And somehow, almost all of it happens while Dean and Phil talk about such movies as Cloud Atlas, Argo, John Carter, The Paperboy, Skyfall and their friend Alan Piper’s Married and Counting!
All that, plus the most awkward turn-of-phrase ever uttered on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!