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Most of this week’s show is comprised of the 5th Top Ten show of this, Year Ten of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. In it, Dean and Phil count down their Top Ten WORST films of 2016. First, however, your friends in podcasting celebrate the life and work of one of Phil’s all-time favorite character actors in “Celebrity Deaths” and answer an email from a listener like you (yes, YOU) about using CGI to create perfromances from actors who are no longer living (a la Peter Cushing in “Rogue One”). Brace yourselves for a master class in filmmaking and acting!
On this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Dean Haglund discusses his current comedy show, his forthcoming show at an international comedy festival, and what has become of the show he used to host back in Los Angeles. A former First Lady and a musical great are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths” and Phil Leirness remembers what it was like to live in Los Angeles during the O.J. Simpson trial in the wake of the recent news surrounding that case. This serves as a perfect segue-way to talk about both the FX miniseries depicting that time in our history and the Will Smith vehicle, “Concussion” about long-lasting brain injuries caused by playing football. Paul Feig’s delightful “Other Space” has been championed on the show and this week, Dean and Phil will share whether there will ever be any more episodes produced. Meanwhile, the first official trailer for Feig’s all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters” was released and it was … Astonishingly awful. Of course, “astonishingly awful” would be a major step up for the trailers and commercials advertising “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” a film that has its distributor, Warner Bros., very worried and scrambling for a new way to launch their hopeful “Justice League” cinematic franchise. Dean and Phil will get into the nitty gritty inner workings and machinations of a legendary Hollywood studio in free fall. All that, plus a letter from a loyal listener about Canada’s support of female filmmakers is shared and much, much more!
The show begins with selections from a rather hilarious Skype conversation between Phil Leirness and March Hershon of Succotash.
Following the theme song, Dean Haglund is back, and tells of his whirlwind, speeding-ticket-filled road trip to Winnipeg and back.
Violence prevention is very much on the mind of Phil, as he participated in a gang violence “interruption” on Saturday night. He talks about that and the short film Flawless.
Mostly, though, movies are what your friends in podcasting really want to talk about, from the role of critics, to the resurrection of Harrison Ford, to the post-apocalypse bandwagon, to the lack of roles for women, to the work of Stanley Kubrick, to the latest installment of Star Trek.
All this week, on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour …
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 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.
Your friends in podcasting have been busy! From marathons to moviemaking, from fine art to live events, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness really mix it up …
They launched a brand new documentary project about an artist and philosopher and they hope you will check it out HERE.
Phil co-hosted an installment of the top notch “Combat Radio” show, and he brought along the amazing Tucker Smallwood as a guest. You can enjoy that show right HERE.
Dean and Phil’s friend, filmmaker Jonathan Browning, recently completed another of his award-winning shorts, this one starring the legendary Paul Dooley. Give it (and all of Jonathan’s shorts) a viewing right HERE.
Finally, loyal listener to this show, Mattie Giles, has a film review website you might enjoy. Check that out right HERE.
Of course, Dean and Phil really hope you will enjoy this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, which covers such diverse topics as the historic L.A. neighborhood of Los Feliz, the plays of Anton Checkhov, the films of the 1930′s, the critical debate over Prometheus, the under-appreciation of MIB3, some new shows on HBO, Dean’s shocking attitude towards prostitution, and why we really all should just get along.