Clayton Martin, Author at The Wise Guise

Best Movies of 2016: The 3rd Annual Groucho Awards

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Welcome to the Third Annual Groucho Awards! This is my own platform to nominate and award the movies of my choosing, because it seems that far too often, the movies with the biggest campaigns get Oscar nominations and the little guys are left out in the cold. This year I really didn’t take issue with hardly any of the Oscar nominations, but still have to do my own thing. Overall, 2016 was a great and underrated year for movies. It …

Bright Spots: Chauncy’s Chance

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So I just happened to see Memphis, Tennessee briefly trending earlier today on Facebook (it appears to have already dropped half an hour after I first saw it), and so I obviously had to see what was going on. I was thrilled to see it was for another positive news story. I decided I had to provide information here at The Wise Guise on this young man named Chauncy and how you can be a part of changing this young man’s …

Bright Spots: Memphis Teen Pays For College Like A Boss

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Every now and then the media chooses to spend a little time on positive stories to share with the general public. I think it’s important that we, as consumers, show up with website hits and/or media views to reinforce this positive publicity in a society dominated by negative news and misleading clickbait headlines. We can’t really complain about only getting negative news if that’s all we’re willing to click on. So below is the story of a young man who …

2016 Oscars Hot Takes

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OK…I’m going to try to make this as short and sweet as possible so that I can close the book on the 2016 Academy Awards. A couple quick notes before we dive in: I love Chris Rock but I thought his material was just okay. I both wanted and expected a bunch of race jokes, but I think we can all agree we reached a point pretty quickly where it became overkill. Before I go any further…I’m all for championing …

Second Annual Groucho Movie Awards

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Welcome back, movie nerds! Last year I started a new tradition of hosting my own annual movie awards that I deemed “The Grouchos”. This name is obviously meant to be an homage to Groucho Marx (and our logo), and is doubly fitting because I tend to get snarky when it comes to discussing movies. Also, the more I learn about the Oscars voting process, the more grouchy I get with that as well. In terms of the scoring, remember that …

My Top 10 Films of 2015 So Far and My Most Anticipated Ahead

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So back in April I did a post previewing the upcoming films coming out in 2015 and I think it’s about time I update the 12 people who read that post. I know you all have been anxiously refreshing the site looking for a new post from me. What I’d like to do to reward your patience is to provide my current top 10 films of 2015 and then spotlight the 10 I’m currently most looking forward to for the …

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