Glitchspace by Space Budgie

Glitchspace is a very cool looking new game by Space Budgie for PC, Linux, and our beloved Mac OS X. At first glance it looks like Mirror’s Edge, that we here at Panic Films HQ loved playing on the Xbox 360. The difference here is some node based programming that lets you change the map. The game is currently in Alpha and if you buy it now, you get all the updates until the full release. Cool. Check out the official web site here for more info and more videos.

Tuesday Crush: Cat Deeley

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This is Cat Deeley, our Tuesday Crush. We recently saw her on the TV at a bar and had no idea who she was, other than the distractingly gorgeous guest on Craig Ferguson.

A quick Google search brought up her name and some info: She’s 37, 5’9″ tall, she’s from Birmingham, England, a former model, current TV host, and hosted “So You Think You Can Dance?”. We are fans here at Panic Films HQ,and can’t wait to see more of Cat.

Just for fun, here’s the Craig Ferguson interview that I was so distracted by at the bar.

SECRET COLOURS – “Into You” (Official Video)

One of my favourite Chicago bands is Secret Colours. They just released this very Warhol, very 60′s, very 80s video for their song “Into You”. Sixties and eighties? Yep. The Warhol vibe is the 60′s and the old school video on screen text is straight up 80′s and I like it. Great tune and great video. Check it out! Happy Monday!

Suspended by Chloe Early and Andrew Telling

Suspended from Andrew Telling on Vimeo.

Chloe Early is one of my favorite contemporary artists. She’s from England and paints gorgeous paintings of figures with some body sections scraped away in cityscapes, in the sky, and fields of color. Here she collaborated with filmmaker Andrew Telling on the film “Suspended” that shares the title of her new show at The Outsiders London. Check out a few of her paintings and more on the new exhibit here.

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Tuesday Crush: Miranda Kerr

This is Miranda Kerr. You might have seen her on TV, all over the internet, and ads pretty much all over the place. In case you haven’t seen her, here’s some facts: she’s a supermodel, 30 yrs old, Australian, 5’9″ tall, Victoria’s Secret angel, and our Tuesday Crush today…and pretty much every other day of the week. Every week. Like all of our Tuesday Crush features we assembled a gallery of our favorite photos of the lovely Miranda Kerr. Enjoy!

Lucy Trailer

Scarlett Johansson is stars as a reulctant drug mule who pretty much becomes a super hero in the new film Lucy. It’s directed by Luc Besson and the story is that the drugs Lucy is transporting leak inside her body and she starts to use more and more of her brain’s capacity and obviously make her a great fighter that can kick some ass. Morgan Freeman is his usual bad ass self in the trailer and over all the movie looks great. Lucy comes to theaters August 8th, 2014. See you there.

Tiny Worlds by Rushes

From Vimeo: The CG team at Rushes brought to life the everyday urban world around our feet in “Tiny Worlds”, a trilogy of micro-shorts with a humorous take on what might happen to the litter and rubbish on London’s streets when we’re not looking.

I love how well done the video is, but also the length. I’d love to see more of these little vignettes but I also like how each segment is short and sweet. Good stuff.

George Lucas looking to open museum in Chicago

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George Lucas is in talks with the city to possibly open a museum of art and movie memorabilia. He’s also been looking at San Francisco, which is his adopted home town, but now Chicago is his 2nd home as well after getting married to a Chicagoan. Mayor Emanuel is working on making the museum happen and I really hope it does. It would be a fun addition to the city and I really want to see the actual model of the Millennium Falcon that was used in the movie, aside from all kinds of other great Star Wars things. We’ll be following the museum story as it goes on and keep you posted.

In other Star Wars news, here’s what I’ve learned from various sources about the upcomingEpisode VII:
Tatooine is being recreated on a massive scale.
Peter Mayhew is playing Chewbacca.
Most of the cast has been chosen.
Filming has already started.

Episode VII is set to be in theaters December 18, 2015. It’s going to be a very Star Wars Christmas next year.