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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #299

Many topics covered on today’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour including:

An interesting study on violent video games … Dean’s latest half-marathon … Paul Auster’s The Book of Illusions … A table reading of Dean and Phil’s new film The Lady Killers … The location filming of an intriguing sci-fi short … The movie version of Les Miserables … JJ Abrams departing Star Trek for Star Wars (and whether he ever knew he was making Star Trek in the first place) … IFC’s “Portlandia” …

And even if that were enough for one show, your friends in podcasting keep it coming, analyzing the scarcity of employment opportunities for women behind-the-camera in Hollywood and analyzing this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees thru the prism of the Becdel Test.

Finally, many listeners have asked whether Dean and Phil will be attending Dragon*Con this year and one asked Dean and Phil’s reactions to some disturbing news about where much of the revenue from the event goes each year. Whether you don’t know what Dragon*Con is or even if you go to the annual Labor Day Weekend event in Atlanta every year, you won’t want to miss the return of all-time classic Chillpak Hollywood Hour #121 (Live from Dragon*Con!), available NOW for the first time in more than two years!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #218

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.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #145

For years, Dean and Phil railed against the collective Hollywood wisdom (”Hollywood wisdom” being a contradiction in terms) that films shouldn’t open in January and early February. Now, that they’ve been proven correct and the studios are releasing box-office behemoths like Shutter Island and Valentine’s Day in the first part of the year, Dean and Phil cry out for the need to see something that’s actually, you know, a half-way DECENT film! They finally caught up with Zombieland, and it only added to their cinematic depression. Where can a true movie lover turn for quality? Netflix? Don’t get Phil started on Netflix … Or, rather, please DO get him started as it’s always delightful to hear a podcast host take on one of his show’s sponsors! After concluding their discussion with a few insightful and promising takes on the future of their own films’ distribution, they reveal the latest from their search for the truth (because The Truth Is Out There) … Interviews abounded this week, including discussions about what really happened on 9/11 with Eric and Eliza Roberts and Bruno from WeAreChangeLA. Dean also sat down with G Edward Griffin to discuss the New World Order, the United Nations, the Federal Reserve system, collectivism and the possibility of a world without cancer. All in all, it’s scary stuff. And speaking of scary, yes that WAS Phil with kind words to say about both Ashton Kutcher AND Colin Farrell … Let the apocalypse begin

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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