Vic Sage’s Top 5 Films of 2011


I had planned on having this up yesterday but I’m afraid that work was just too hectic, I also feel this would have been better suited for the Forums but until those Gremlins keep yanking out the wires I’ll have to share it here.

I realize that my picks will probably be far different than all of yours so I do hope you’ll share your own in the comments, picking just 5 was pretty hard for me to do this year.

1) Hugo

2) Rise of the Planet of the Apes

3) Super 8

4) X-Men: First Class

5) Real Steel

A very big thanks to Retroist Regular, Peachy, for the artwork up top.

Paul Williams As Virgil Sings On Johnny Carson (1973)

Today of course in Theatres across the nation you can rush out and watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes! To celebrate its release take a moment to check out the amazing Paul Williams in his Virgil costume from Battle for the Planet of the Apes showing up and singing on the Johnny Carson show!

A big thanks to DJ for the heads up on this video over on YouTube!

Planet Of The Apes At…Plymouth Hoe? (1977)


With early reviews being quite positive about Rise of the Planet of the Apes I’m finding it very torturous to have to wait until next week to see the movie! I guess this wonderful little home movie showing General Urko and his apes from the Planet of the Apes TV series rounding up children on holiday will have to suffice.

A huge thanks to Derek Tait2 for sharing this on YouTube, it’s really a wonderful look back!

Those children sure seem happy to be rounded up and led to what I can only assume would be labor camps for the Ape armies though. Scary.

New Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Trailer (BIG SPOILERS)

This is the new U.K. trailer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes…and with it I’m declaring this my favorite film of the Summer. Remember this trailer shows the entire story arc of the upcoming film…so SPOILERS!

20th Century Fox unleashes the Ape Hordes on August 5th. A huge thanks to Nordling from Ain’t It Cool for the heads up on the trailer!

International Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Trailer!

A big round of applause to Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest for the heads up on this very impressive international trailer for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

As Devin wisely pointed out, this trailer shows us the first real glimpses of Caesar as a character. I particularly dig that scene with him and John Lithgow after a confrontation. Everything I see about this film just makes me wish that August 5th was already here.