Here’s a short game demo I recorded of the Playstation 1 game Re-Volt by Acclaim. It came out in 1999 and this demo was played on a Playstation 2. Boy, do I miss a good R/C car video game. I loved it then, and I still love it now. I haven’t played the game in years and it was so much fun to give it another spin around the supermarket track. Other tracks like a suburban neighborhood and museum were always fun to play too. I really hope there’s more games like this planned for consoles, because it really is a great idea and a lot of fun.
Lots of new and exciting trailers this week getting our panties in a bunch over here at Panic Films HQ high above the snowy and pot holed streets of Chicago. Here we have the first official trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For posted by El Rey Network (more on them later).
I’m not familiar with the Frank Miller stories in this movie but the action and effects look excellent, along with how well it was shot. Mickey Rourke, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Jessica Alba, John Brolin, Jamie King, and one of my all time favourite Playboy Playmates, Crystal McCahill are starring in the movie which comes out August 22nd.
Now, let’s talk about that El Rey Network. It was started in December 2013 by Sin City director Robert Rodriguez. My biggest complaint is that the channel is not in HD. We have the bandwidth and lord knows I’m paying Comcast a shit load of money every month. The least they can do is broadcast new and exciting channels in HD. I really love what Robert Rodriguez is doing here. He’s creating new series, showing his favorite movies, action sports, music, and whatever the hell he wants. All this coming from a film director, who also shoots and edits his movies while composing his own music…in his fucking garage. The man is a visionary.
Who’s next? Scorsese curating a channel of Fellini films, Italian cooking shows, and Rolling Stones concerts? Yes, please. I really hope this inspires other creative visionaries to do the same. This takes the iTunes celebrity playlist a million steps into the future and it makes me so happy. For now, I can’t wait to watch the “From Dusk Till Dawn” series and see what else Rodriguez decides to show us.
Rocksteady Games announced that the final game in the series of Batman Arkham games will be Batman: Arkham Asylum. From the looks of it, there will hopefully be a driveable Batmobile along with Scarecrow, Penguin, Harley Quinn, and Two-Face as villains. I wonder if the Joker will be there since Harley Quinn is in the game. I hope that it becomes available on PS3 and Xbox 360, since it only lists PC, PS4, and Xbox One at the moment. We’ll have to wait and see when the game comes out later in 2014.
This is exciting. Here is our first app demo! Today it’s the Polyfauna app from Radiohead. It’s an interactive art project where you can explore computer generated worlds, draw shapes and lines and see them animated in that world all to a custom soundtrack by Radiohead.
Happy Monday! The Horrors have a new album called ‘Luminous’, that comes out on May 5th and this is the first single. It’s not an actual “music video” but I still like it and it’s a nice treatment of the lyrics and pretty imagery of ripply water reflections.
Olivia Wilde has always been a Panic Films favorite and now she’s starring in Better Living Through Chemistry. There’s a great cast and to me, it looks pretty funny and should be a good way to spend a couple of hours in a theater next month. Better Living Through Chemistry comes to theaters on March 14th
It’s no surprise we love GoPro cameras here in our office at Panic Films HQ high above Chicago. Check out the amazing GoPro video above. These 2 crazy Russians climbed the 2nd tallest building in the world with what looks like no parachute or ropes holding them down, while wearing head mounted GoPros.
I’m sure that doing this is illegal and obviously dangerous, so why would they post their names and email in the video? They’re also wearing masks. Why bother? Your identity is out there, why hide? At the time of this writing, the video has over 14 million views. You’d figure the cops would have busted them by now. I don’t know. I do know that it made me nauseous just looking down through their POV, the photos were beautiful, and the video was excellent. Have a look and let us know what you thought in the comments.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Some Kind of Ghost
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s new video for “Some Kind of Ghost” is beautiful. BRMC never disappoints with their videos and over time, they’ve become one of my favorite bands.
Phantogram – Fall in Love
More black and white layers and more great music right here in this video from Phantogram. I can’t wait to hear their new album. I hope they come back to Chicago, so I can finally see them.
BANKS – This Is What It Feels Like
BANKS is fairly new to me and I like it. Great music, great lyrics, and I’m always a sucker for a gorgeous girl who can sing. Can’t wait to hear more of her.