Posts Tagged ‘Woody Allen’
After a follow-up question from a loyal listener about last week’s show, your friends in podcasting leap around the world, covering comedy, painting, poetry, movies, theatre, novels, puppetry and mental illness!
Full of insight, inspiration and irreverence, it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Princess Diana, political divisiveness, Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, Arsenic and Old Lace, Dr. Jack Daniels, Richard Burton’s Hamlet, the auteur theory, the return of Margaret, Miranda July, Woody Allen, People Like Us, Pariah,Veep, the Hatfields AND the McCoys, letters from listeners, rites, rituals and celebrity deaths … All that and much more, this week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Also, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, need your help. They have launched a brand new documentary project about an artist and philosopher and they hope you will check it out HERE.
Has there ever been a more wild and free-wheeling grab bag of topics on a single installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour as there is on this week’s show? Consider the topics discussed:
The mysterious death of Thomas Kinkade, the occult meaning of words and symbols, Dean Haglund running a 5K race, the legacy of Mike Wallace, the films of Guy Maddin, the latest in the MPAA’s battle with The Weinstein Company over the rating of Bully.
All that, plus your friends in podcasting weigh in on a documentary about Comic-con, a Woody Allen drama, a John Cassavetes classic, two great, award-winning independent films from last year (one from the UK, one from South Korea).
And on top of all of that, we even have a brand new theme song by The B-Film Extras!
This week’s show is both a yearly tradition AND a Chillpak Hollywood Hour first!
It’s our post-Oscar smackdown, where your friends in podcasting take on the Academy AND each other. Snarking and wagering, what could be more fun? And this year, the stakes have been raised!
Meanwhile, it’s the first time we’ve ever recorded a show where Dean and Phil were not in same locale. Dean’s still in Colorado. Yet, thanks to Skype, nothing could prevent the motion picture industry’s big night from turning into YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour’s 250th episode!
It’s an annual Chillpak Hollywood Hour event as your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, offer up their respective top ten lists of the best films of the previous year.
It’s also our longest show ever – YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour with 25% more hour!
Your friends in podcasting just returned from the Pacific Northwest, where they were showing THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE (which makes a fantastic holiday gift!).
Phil and Dean discuss the challenges of getting shipments through U.S.-Canadian customs and that sets the tone for a truly international installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
The international box office, international financing and the international distribution of television shows are discussed.
The Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week comes to us from the highest court in the European Union.
The Chillpak Hollywood “Wingnut” of the Week comes to us from the United Kingdom.
The Chillpak Hollywood Explanation of the Week involves gender and ethnic diversity.
Action-packed, passionate, insightful and informative, why not share YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour with someone you love?
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!
Dean Haglund. Phil Leirness. Poolside. The Eastern Columbia.
Chicago. Albuquerque. Las Vegas. Atlanta. San Francisco.
Breaking Bad. Torchwood. Project Runway. Entourage. Curb Your Enthusiasm. Two and a Half Men.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Smurfs. Cowboys & Aliens. The Change-Up. Captain America: The First Avenger. Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Everything Must Go. Midnight in Paris. The Tree of Life. Beginners. Buck. The Truth Is Out There.
Your Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
This week’s installment starts out like a Michael Bay film (CARMAGEDDON!) and quickly becomes a legal thriller thanks to a VERY intriguing adventure recounted by Phil. Dean tells of his weekend travels (both recent past and near future) and explains to Phil the difference between Veterans and veterinarians before he and Phil share once again the strange, sad tale of the Chillpak, this show’s former sponsor …
Then, it’s all about the movies as your friends in podcasting count down the Top 14 summer box office hits, analyzing their quality and what their success or failure says about the industry (and the culture at large).
You know it’s a strange, wonderful show when PHIL cites “Robot Chicken” AND compares the DC and Marvel universes!
And for those of you in Southern California, don’t miss the cinematic event of the year! Okay, of the week … It the Los Angeles Premiere of THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE! There’s two nights to choose from: Wednesday and Thursday of THIS week. Full event details and tickets are available: HERE.
After four weeks of special guests (i.e. pre-recorded shows!), your friends in podcasting are finally together again, tackling such topics as Casey Anthony, O.J. Simpson, Charleston, Detroit, Peter Falk, Tolstoy, history, Delta Airlines, Continental, Manchester Airport, immersive theatre, Premium seating, Transformers 3, Pirates 4, America vs. the world, Bridesmaids, Horrible Bosses, The Green Lantern, Super 8, Washington, D.C. … It’s action-packed, hilarious, irreverent and insightful Haglund and Leirness with a vengeance on this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
And for those of you in Southern California, make sure to get your tickets to the Los Angeles Premiere of THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE! There’s two nights to choose from. Full event details and tickets are available: HERE.