On this week’s episode, the Queen of Technicolor, a World War II hero, an iconic magician and a couple of musical legends get remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”. Dean and Phil will follow up on last week’s discussion of their favorite bookstores with a couple more favorites, including one New York landmark facing a crisis. Phil will ask Dean his thoughts about recent comments made by Chris Carter about Gillian Anderson that have not been sitting well with fans. Phil and Dean will also try to make sense of the spectacular (and spectacularly expensive) failure that was Quibi. All that, plus your friends in podcasting will be weighing in on season 3 of “Star Trek: Discovery”, HBO’s exploration of the NXIVM cult, “The Vow”, and Spike Lee’s joint of “David Byrne’s Utopia”.
“From a secret location somewhere in America …” Dean Haglund is in temporary digs somewhere in his new home state of Michigan. So, when he and Phil Leirness recorded this week’s episode, it wasn’t the official start of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour’s Motown Era. Nevertheless, we learn about Dean’s early D-Town and Michigan discoveries, as well as about the road trip he took from D.C. this past week. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles … Celebrations in anticipation of Phil’s upcoming nuptials have begun with an engagement party. Shocking stories and a hangover ensued! The bulk of this week’s show focuses on a handful of fascinating “Celebrity Deaths” and a slew of great movies. As for the former, a Norwegian World War II hero, a terrific filmmaker, one of the greatest character actors, a tech giant and philanthropic billionaire, and perhaps the most mysterious figure of the 20th and early 21st centuries are remembered. In the latter discussion, two classic horror films and a recent, groundbreaking documentary are recommended and four new cinematic releases are analyzed, including The Old Man & the Gun, Bad Times at the El Royale, Green Book and your friends in podcasting’s very own The Lady Killers! Dean and Phil’s dark comedy has been described as “exactly the kind of film we need right now” and it’s available on demand across a variety of platforms in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at http://theladykillersmovie.com and on this very podcast!
Happy 2011! Welcome to a very special episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. This is the 4th year running that your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness will boldly proclaim their New Year’s Resolutions. First, they discuss the importance of resolutions before launching into a recap and appraisal of how each of them fared in living up to their resolutions for 2010. Finally, they state their goals for 2011, as well as the intent with which they intend to embody these resolutions.
Three years in the making! From the art deco masterpiece that is the Eastern Columbia Building, high stop the historic core of the fashion district in downtown Los Angeles, all the way to London’s Lyceum Pub, Dean and Phil celebrate the third anniversary of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour on both sides of the pond! In L.A., your friends in podcasting discuss interviews they conducted (for their documentary) with Reg Presley (lead singer of The Troggs) and journalist Mark Bennett. They also introduce clips recorded in London where the Thelma and Louise of podcasting, along with special guests Graham Hancock (a renowned scholar and author who specializes in ancient mysteries) and Robin Tudge (who co-authored The Rough Guide to Conspiracies) participated in a panel discussion on conspiracy as part of the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival. Then, Dean and Phil hop over to a cozy booth in a favorite pub across town to toss back a couple dozen pints and to swap inappropriate jokes and filmmaking stories they’ve never shared. From crop circles to Cameron Diaz, from knowledge of lost civilizations to naughty nun jokes, there’s something for everyone. Eavesdrop on the conversation and enjoy!