Yesterday afternoon, as we all prepared for Super Bowl Sunday, the shocking and tragic news broke of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. The Wise Guise crew texted about our favorite roles and memories, along with the tragedy of another great artist lost too young to drugs. We decided to share some reflections and memories with you today. Enjoy, and feel free to share your own in the comments below.
Alex, Joseph, and Sutter provide in-depth analysis on this year’s Oscar nominations. We list all the nominees, offer some instant predictions, analyze what it means, and discuss snubs. You won’t want to miss this one! Best Oscar Nominations Ever: How the Academy learned to love Leo, give ‘Philomena’ a chance and kick Oprah to the Curve – By Alex Beene I have to admit, most years my post-Oscar nomination analysis is filled with the horror of what I’ve just witnessed. … →
Alex and Joseph share their thoughts on the 2014 Golden Globes and what the winners/losers mean for the Oscar nominations coming out this Thursday. Enjoy! Spreading the Love: How the Globes did little to solve the Oscar Race Puzzle By Alex Beene You say you want an Oscar race? Apparently, if last night is any indication, we have a big one on our hands. The award wins were all over the place, with the only strong contender emerging from the … →
The Wise Guise is honored to have Alex Beene bring his “Awards Addict”, Oscar season awards coverage to our site this year. To bring you up to date, his first two posts were on critics awards and the SAG nominations. But things have kicked into high gear with the full list of Golden Globe nominees in both film and TV. We got a roundtable together to discuss the nominations, so check out our post to see what Joseph, Sutter, Alex, and … →
“The 20/20 Experience World Tour” is currently touring throughout the United States through Spring 2014. These reviews are from the Bridgestone Arena show on Friday, November 15th and the FedEx Forum show in his hometown, Memphis, TN, on Monday, November 18th.
It’s the latest sign that the End of the World may be upon us… Paramount announced yesterday that they are green-lighting a sequel to perennial Christmas film, AFI-voted most inspirational film of all time, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The Wise Guise and friends have some thoughts. Some very strong thoughts and feelings. Alex: I just posted this online, but Paramount’s doing a sequel to “It’s a Wonderful Life” in 2015. [cries] Joseph: I saw that. I hoped it was a lie and thought … →
One of the most-talked about films of the year and frontrunners for Best Picture is Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave”. Starring a myriad of actors in small roles and based upon a true story of a free black man enslaved for 12 years in the 1840s and 1850s, it is a film unlike any other you’ve ever seen. Alex and Joseph each present their thoughts. Alex Beene – Examining an Instant Classic: What makes “12 Years a Slave” Great … →