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It’s the return of Luke Y. Thompson! Whether as a film critic, the editor of Topless Robot, or as an actor who co-stars in an awesome sci-fi film released this week in the U.S.A., LYT Rules!
If you love movies, if you love popular culture, if you love journalism, if you love spirited, insightful and irreverent conversation, you’ll love episode 369 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Next week is the 7th Anniversary of the free weekly podcast that has been changing the way people listen to the internet since May of 2007.
Please help your friends in podcasting prepare their anniversary show by writing to them with your favorite Chillpak Hollywood memories.
Also, if you’re going to be in the Los Angeles area and are interested in discount tickets to Sci-Fest (where you can see Dean on-stage in Ray Bradbury’s “Kaleidoscope”), please write and let us know.
Finally, please help Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness complete their new film by visiting The Lady Killers, watching the official trailer, reading about the film, making a donation (if possible) and spreading the word!
Now enjoy this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour …
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first feature film made in Hollywood by joining your friends in podcasting on location as they take a tour through Hollywood History with their guides John Girodo and Marc Wanamaker of Hollywood Heritage.
Learn all about The Squaw Man, Cecil B. Demille, The Lasky Feature Play Company, the transformation of sleepy Hollywood into “The Dream Factory”, the first female Sheriff in the U.S. and the first director of “talkies” (also a woman!).
It’s an informative, inspiring, and frequently hilarious 68 minutes from a “secret location” somewhere in America …
How does a show that begins with a lengthy discussion of Phil’s hairstyles thru the years end up being so darn inspiring?
When it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, of course!
On this week’s show, Dean and Phil discuss The Paramount Ranch, westerns, Chaplin, Alexander Payne, the moon landing and history belonging to those that move and delight us.
Dean shares great advice for comedy writers.
Phil explains both the good and the bad in our move to BlogTalkRadio.
Then, your friends in podcasting remember a famous werewolf, a punk rock icon, the Grand Dame of Broadway, the preeminent bass player of his generation, the last “real man”, a war hero and Olympian, and a 21 year-old actress and filmmaker.
It’s all about comedy on this week’s show … From Dean Haglund’s one-man improv at Sci-Fest 2014 to Dean and Phil’s movie The Lady Killers,, from a video demonstrating what comedic filmmakers can learn from Edgar Wright to the foreign distribution of American comedies, your friends in podcasting get serious about the subject of laughter. Heck there’s even the possibility of Phil directing a remake of Notting Hill set in … China?! All that, plus the peerless Maya Angelou is remembered. This week, on 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!
After spending 20 hours a day for more than a month working on their new feature film The Lady Killers (which needs YOUR help!), Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are back to co-hosting the type of show long-time listeners have come to expect … Namely, a free-wheeling, often insightful, occasionally inspirational and frequently irreverent discussion about anything going on in the world that has their attention and how that topic is depicted in the media …
This week’s topics include the fate of the Chillpak, the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, the casting of James Spader in “Avengers 2″, the casting of Peter Capaldi as Dr. Who, the civil war in Syria, the disastrous summer of 2013 for movies, crowd-sourcing and much, much more …
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This show first became available in May of 2007 and the original description was as follows:
Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness bring you movie chat from the inner workings of Hollywood’s indie film machine.
Today’s Topics: Dean comments on a documentary he saw at the Silver Lake Film Festival called “Improbable Collapse”, a film he saw at , and Phil reports on a “star” ceremony in Palm Springs, the addition of to their Walk of Fame.
The guys also talk about “Spiderman 3″, “Waitress”, the MPAA and the history of the X rating, gaming the ratings board, and art vs commerce vs freedom of expression.
And oh yeah… they don’t accept screenplay submissions, just finished films.
Hollywood’s longest night of the year results in one of the longest episodes of the year at YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
And unlike the Oscars, the 72 minutes brought to you by your friends in podcasting are full of surprises, full of irreverence and full of insight.
Oh, yeah, and there’s the usual wagering between Dean and Phil, only this year, they don’t find out what they stand to lose until the end of the show!
Boasting two special guests, it’s our annual Oscar smackdown! Enjoy!
You’ll have to forgive us, with some new equipment, there’s something just not quite right about the music and segment stings on today’s otherwise top-notch show, but we’ll get it figured out for next week!
Of course, if it’s artful audio mixing that brings you to this show, you are historically in the wrong place!
It’s the art of conversation that keeps people coming back for more of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour week after week …
This week’s often irreverent, frequently informative and occasionally inspiring conversation is all about earthquakes, snakes in Ireland, missing planes from Malaysia, brand new television series on Amazon Prime, lessons filmmakers can learn from Peter Bogdanovich’s first film, controversies surrounding Sarah Jones death and John Travolta’s recent Oscar appearance, “Hannibal”, “Broadchurch”, “Portlandia”, “True Detective” and your friends in podcasting start it all off by remembering a good friend (of “Truth”) who died this weekend.
Back when YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour was just getting started (as "From the Heart of Hollywood"), it's quite likely that Erynn Petrulis was the youngest listener of the show, teen-ager, living in the UK, who had already acted on-stage with Dean Haglund (while he was touring the UK with his one-man "X-Files" improv).
Now, 7 years later, Erynn is a college graduate and a budding actress, having appeared in dozens of plays and short films. More important, she becomes the youngest guest yet on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
So, join us poolside, high atop the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, as the delightful Miss Petrulis swaps stories with her two mentors, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness
Forgive us if the sound quality of this week’s show is a little shaky … With missed flights and broken laptops, it’s amazing we managed to get a new show produced this week at all (and closer to our usual Monday release than the past two weeks).
From the stumbling opening, to the less than elegant closing, your friends in podcasting are flying without a net this week. There’s no chance to edit or smooth out the audio levels.
The conversation is classic Chillpak, however, touching on topics ranging from the death of Harold Ramis to the careers of Boris Karloff and Preston Sturgess, from deadly on-set accidents to the difference between “victims” and survivors”, from Dean’s road trip with Billy Dee Williams to how the Oscar nominees for best picture rate in terms of their roles for women.
Don’t delay, enjoy YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour NOW!
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