Captain America: Civil War trailer #1

Jimmy Kimmel premiered this trailer for Captain America: Civil War last week during the holiday and it’s pretty amazing. We can’t wait to see the movie and get to know the characters like Falcon and War Machine a little better, and new/old ones like Vision and Spider Man, who will be a great new addition to these Marvel films. Of course the trailer doesn’t show all of them but has a full cast list if you’re curious about that sort of thing. We’re dying to see this but first in less than 3 weeks, we have a new Star Wars movie that will most likely take over our lives here at Panic Films HQ. Till then, enjoy this Captain America: Civil War trailer!

New Music Videos We Love: Tame Impala & David Bowie

Tame Impala’s last album Currents is excellent and so is the new music video for “The Less I Know The Better”. Currents is perfect for long road trips (we know from experience) and the new David Bowie single “Blackstar” is a breath of fresh air as Chicago . We’re really digging these videos at Panic Films HQ, so take a break and enjoy some cheerleader gorilla sex, blind prophets, astronauts, and love sick high school dudes.

Jem Cohen – Counting trailer and excerpt

JEM COHEN HAS A NEW MOVIE!! JEM COHEN HAS A NEW MOVIE!! Ahem, sorry. Okay I feel better now. I couldn’t contain my excitement for a second. I’ll let the trailer’s description on Youtube speak about Counting and I’ll let the trailer and excerpt speak for themselves. Enjoy!

The description on the Youtube trailer:
In fifteen linked chapters shot in locations ranging from Moscow to New York to Istanbul, Counting merges city symphony, diary film, and personal/political essay to create a vivid portrait of contemporary life. Perhaps the most personal of Cohen’s films (Museum Hours, Chain, Instrument), Counting measures street life, light and time, noting not only surveillance and overdevelopment but resistance and its phantoms as manifested in music, animals and everyday magic.

Terry Gilliam’s deleted 14 minutes of animations from Monty Python & The Holy Grail

Terry Gilliam and the Monty Python crew just released 14 whole minutes of animation for the Monty Python & The Holy Grail blu ray! This is amazing to see. Gilliam’s work has been a personal inspiration and it’s great to see his shots multiple times with different animations and seeing the difference in each take. A great part of this video is his hilarious commentary. Definitely watch this twice!

2015 James Dean Festival and Run

Late last month I had the pleasure of going on a much needed road trip to Fairmount, Indiana for the James Dean Festival and Run to help a friend shoot a documentary. He got my video and I got these photos for myself.
Fairmount is a nice little town that needs some lovin’ but the people are great, the breakfast potatoes are excellent, and they have killer antique stores. They also know how to throw a fun street party. A fun fact that I learned while I was there was that Jim Davis, creator of Garfield is also from Fairmount and the museum has a ton of great artwork and Garfield history there along with the James Dean artifacts and stuff from his way too short life. Enjoy the photos and I’ll be sure to post updates on my friend’s documentary.

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Tuesday Crush – Eiza Gonzales


Today’s Tuesday Crush is good timing because From Dusk Till Dawn airs tonight on El Rey Network. Our crush today is Eiza Gonzales, one of the stars of the show. She plays Santanico Pandemonium, the part playd originally by Salma Hayek in the original 1996 movie. A bit about Eiza, she’s 25, from Caborca, Sonora, México, and simply stunning every time she’s on screen on From Dusk Till Dawn. If you haven’t seen it, the show is on it’s 2nd season now and the story is going off in a great direction. We’re looking forward to see where the story goes and where Eiza Gonzales goes in the show and in the future. Check out the small gallery and video!

SYNC – a sci-fi short film

Here’s a beautiful short film by Hasraf “HaZ” Dulull called SYNC. It reminds me of Blade Runner, Ghost in The Shell, TRON: Legacy, and other great sci-fi so naturally I love it. The soundtrack by Code Elektro is just right along with the shooting and editing. Good stuff right here. Check it out and leave a comment if you like it!

Wizard World Chicago 2015 Sunday Photos

This weekend was Wizard World comic con here in Chicago. I spent the day there today since I wasn’t able to yesterday and took some photos. Saturday is definitely the day to go for the most events and cosplay photo ops but today was pretty fun and I got some deals on comics and toys for the collection. Enjoy our small photo gallery!