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Any episode that involves both a letter from a listener about how her kids enjoy YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour and a report from a former guest about people having sex while listening to your friends in podcasting has got to be hilarious and that certainly is the case this week!
Stand-up comedy, binge-watching, the suffragette movement, the Z Channel, Netflix, misogyny, Nancy Drew and Beth Henley’s “Abundance” are just some of the many topics covered on this week’s show. Enjoy!
Indeed to all of us who have grown up watching him on the big screen and TV, Charlie Sheen coming forward to the public about his HIV status makes you wonder is Hollywood really that vain or is being blackmailed just a tactic to gain sympathy from the public? And if you were his wife or partner what would you do?
Your guess is as good as mine let's chop it up tonight at 8 p.m.
The show starts with two “Live Events of the Week” before the opening theme song even plays! Dean tells tales of hanging out in Melbourne with Lou Diamond Phillips and Peter Shinkoda, then Phil gives a history lesson on a bright light in the 1930′s progressive movement in L.A., as well as a re-opened and re-modeled SoCal cultural icon.
After the opening, your friends in podcasting discuss a “Lawsuit of the Week” where theatre actors are suing their own union and a Federal investigation into claims that women filmmakers are being discriminated against in Hollywood.
Then, movies and television shows get reviewed and discussed, including the documentary “Merchants of Doubt”, the current releases “Room” and “Spotlight”, the films of Fritz Lang, new television series “Quantico”, “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder”, and the new season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. After that, Dean and Phil iscuss an email from a loyal listener about how “good” television might be standing in the way of “great television” (and whether this might be true of movies as well). Then, it’s an absolute information dump as dozens of big-screen and small-screen adaptations, remakes, reboots and revivals are previewed and debated. “Men in Black”, “The Watchmen”, “Die Hard”, “Roots”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Twin Peaks”, “Hart to Hart”, “Flatliners”, “Lethal Weapon”, “John Wick” and “The A-Team” are only some of the titles that will get discussed.
This one should be called YOUR Chillpak Hollywood 70 Minutes!
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Cooper and Vikki discuss a notable absence from Caitlyn’s special and her divorce from Chris. Tune-in to the first episode of Hollywood Hookups and Breakups on September 2nd. Their first show will feature an exclusive interview with Alyssa Milano. She’ll be dishing on celebrity hookups and breakups like the recent split between Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green.
The victims of the Umpqua shooting are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”. Dean and Phil weigh in on another entry from the Film Fatales list of female-directed films everyone should see. This week’s selection comes from the super-talented Lynn Shelton. After that, Phil weighs in on two brand new, Oscar-hopefuls, taking one behind the shed for its unbearably bad casting. Another name is added to the list of great contemporary character performers to cherish and celebrate.
Then, guest correspondent Page Branson of Level 7 Access: A Marvel Agents of Shield Podcast joins Dean and Phil to review the pilot of The X-Files revival (which screened this weekend at New York Comic Con). She also hips us to all that’s upcoming on the small screen from Marvel – including Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Jessica Jones – and how the recent creative shakeup at the studio might affect their small screen fare.
YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!
KB AND THE REVOLUTIONARY RYDERS come to you live from the front lines of black America to enlighten and inform. The blackman has always been the butt of Hollywoods joke. From D.W. Griffiths Birth of a nation to the modern day practice of casting white men in movies about egypt, Hollywood has been one of the most racist institutions in this country. Black actors are marginalized and áre very seldom chosen for lead roles, as a matter of fact most black actors are relegated to side roles if any at all. Despite thses facts, some black actors make it by selling their soul to the devil. These brothers and sisters then become pawns who can never speak to any social issues or stand with the people be cause they fear losing status. Why has Hollywood portayed our people as mongrels, savages, buffons and idiots? The black woman is also a victim of negative portrayals and stereotyping. When will we wake up and shut this industry down?
Tune in tonight at 7:30 Pm cst
Celebrated Hollywood author and film historian Laurie Jacobson returns to discuss Dishing Hollywood, her scintillating book about the most notorious scandals that have rocked Tinseltown from the early part of the 20th century up to the present. Tales of lives cut short, unsolved mysteries, dramatic suicides and steamy affairs fill the pages of Jacobson’s revealing romp through some of Hollywood’s biggest scandals involving stars like Gary Cooper, Lana Turner, Robert Mitchum, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, River Phoenix and many more. Jacobson, who loves to talk about everything Hollywood, has written and produced documentaries, television series and specials, and appears regularly on TV and radio. Her other books include Hollywood Heartbreaks, Hollywood Haunted and Timmy’s in the Well: The Jon Provost Story, which she co-authored with her husband, the former child actor who played Timmy in TV’s Lassie.
At an hour and six minutes, this week’s episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour offers you 10% more hour!
And even with all that time, your friends in podcasting didn’t get to everything they hoped to discuss!
What do Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness talk about on this show? You know, the usual … Lawsuits about the “Happy Birthday” song and Volkswagen diesel automobiles, poisonous snakes, “super moon” lunar eclipses, movies like Everest,Welcome to Me and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, television like “The Knick”, “Mad Men”, “Documentary Now!”, and “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”. They discuss the deepening cultural impact of Stephen Colbert as well as David Letterman’s forthcoming return to television. They continue to watch the “recent woman-directed movies everyone should see” and they continue naming the names of current character actors whose work they find exceptional.
Enjoy, and tell a friend about YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, won’t you?
TELL-LIE-VISON VISIONS PART 7 HOLLYWOOD: THE CULTURAL ENGINEERS
FREEMAN FLY AND JAMIE HANSHAW OF THE FREE ZONE AND FREEMANTV.COM COME ON TO DISCUSS THEIR WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE INTO CULTURE CREATION AND HOLLYWOOD MIND CONTROL. WE WILL DISCUSS CELEBRITYISM, SATANISM, SOUL SELLING, THE SECRET LIVES OF ENTERTAINERS, MIND CONTROLED SLAVES, THE STAR WACKERS, SATANIC GESTURES AND MUCH MORE.
PREPARE TO HAVE YOUR MIND BLOWN WITH HIGH CALIBER GUESTS THAT SPECIALIZE IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEEP LEVELS OF MIND CONTROL THAT THE TELL-LIE VISION CREATES.
One of our longest shows ever begins with the latest American gun massacre and ends with an Easter egg where “the owls are not what they seem”. In between, your friends in podcasting tackle the latest developments in the “Midnight Rider” lawsuit, the exploitation of extras on the set of HBO’s “Westworld” series, the art of being a “background performer”, and reviews of two new cinematic releases, one recently Oscar-nominated documentary, a female-directed science fiction film (“everyone should see”) and a sci-fi treasure of the 1970′s. All that plus Dean explains whether or not there is a secret, “7th episode” of the forthcoming revivial of “The X-Files” and Phil weighs in on two new television series.
We promise we will try to keep things a bit shorter in the future because too much of anything, even YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, is not necessarily a good thing!
For now, pack a lunch, buckle up and enjoy!
There are many questions to be asked (and hopefully answered) on this week’s show: How was Dean’s whirlwind trip to Vancouver to film the revival of “The X-Files”? Did that filming require his wearing a wig? Will he (and the other Lone Gunmen) return for more episodes? What to make of yet the latest theater shooting, and the life without parole sentencing of the Aurora, Colorado, shooter? How good is the new “Mission: Impossible” movie? How good OR bad is “Ant-Man”? Are superhero adaptations in general, and the Marvel universe specifically, still relevant?
All those questions, and many, many more are discussed.
So, naturally, the whole show begins with a discussion about …reincarnation?!
It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. So, enjoy!
Dean Haglund has a little too much reverb. Phil Leirness has had a little too much to drink. Together it all works to bring you an hilarious and informative installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
From the madness that was Force Friday to “Celebrity Deaths” remembrances of a self-help guru, a Disney icon and a master of horror, from your friends in podcasting continuing their appreciations for the Film Fatales list of female-directed movies everyone should see to the influence of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour when it comes to IFC’s “Documentary Now”, Bill Murray’s return to “Ghostbusters” and the shakeup at the Marvel Studios. All that plus one scrapped TV revival, Amazon Streaming makes a move to really challenge Netflix, and “The Daily Show” names new correspondents.
Meanwhile, “The X-Files” has wrapped principal photography on its revival. Assuming it’s successful with viewers, where will the franchise go from here? You won’t want to miss what Dean Haglund has to say about that!