Movie Review: Dunkirk

When the credits roll on Christopher Nolan's latest film - a cinematic experience that brings the full scale of the Battle of Dunkirk to the big screen for the first time - the audience is left speechless. Unlike nearly all of his other films, it's not because you're trying Read more

Dream-Casting a Live-Action Little Mermaid for Disney

Perhaps no task is more difficult for a studio than casting a well-known franchise to match the sky-high expectations of fans. From novels to comic books to animated film remakes, Hollywood has had mixed results with the task; some have spent the big bucks to get the demanded stars, Read more

Best Movies of 2016: The 3rd Annual Groucho Awards

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 Read more

A compelling case that Corinne is six-years-old, and other Bachelor nonsense

  Written by: @jeremywilson412 In the words of Chris Harrison, "Coming up on this week's episode (recap) of The Bachelor..." The ladies receive their first real test, we pause to remember those we lost this week, I present a theory about Corinne that is bulletproof, and we discuss the contenders and pretenders. But Read more

I was not going to write about The Bachelor, but then...

(Written by: @JeremyWilson412) I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up in a shark costume convinced it was a dolphin costume. I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up who hooked up with Nick at Read more

What I Learned about Chris Pratt's Faith

Most of us have loved Chris Pratt since we first met him as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec. Then he made his dramatic debuts in Academy Award Best Picture nominees Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. The latter revealed that he could be an action star, so it came as no surprise Read more

Assorted Wisdom

The Buzz is Gone: A Plea to Stop Putting BuzzFeed into Your Daily Routine

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BuzzFeedWe’ve reached the point where this simply can’t keep going on without something being said. No one else from this gigantic global pool of humanity apparently has the guts or desire to say it, so I’ll appoint myself leader of the group to spread the word everyone needs to hear: Please, for the love of everything holy, stop posting lists from BuzzFeed. Read more

10 Great Memphis First Date Spots

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My wife and I got married almost two years ago, but as we’ve spent the last two years in Memphis together, we have discovered, or in some cases for me, rediscovered some places that would be great for a first date. Here are some of our thoughts on a few of our favorite spots keeping in mind the type of couple they might appeal to or the type of first date the couple might be looking for. Read more

A Letter to Incoming Freshmen: Avoid the “College is the Best Years of your Life” Obsession

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I remember it so clearly. When I descended on Oxford, Mississippi for my first day of student orientation, I had it pounded in my head by every speaker gracing the stage that “these next four years will be the best of your life.”

It was like the official university catchphrase. The collegiate version of McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It,” this tried and true saying has become the standard at many colleges enticing students into the youthful wonderlands they provide. The great thing for them is it’s not even the first time that student has heard the sentence; teachers, counselors, parents, summer job bosses and basically every middle-aged college graduate revel in telling teens how spectacular the coming years will be. Read more

The Hater’s Guide to Photography in Social Media, Part II

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It’s finally here. Back by popular demand, the hater’s guide has a sequel. And by “popular demand,” I mean I asked the guys if I could do this piece, and they said, “Sure, we’ve got nothing else to run this week.”

Imagine my surprise after the first installment (here it is, if you missed it) when some of my friends actually opted to make the changes suggested. There’s still the occasional hiccup. I’m stunned some people actually double-dip in stupidity. If you’re participating in both “Throwback Thursdays” and “Flashback Fridays” in the same week, feel free to take a cheese grater and rub it across your forehead.

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Sky-High Problems: The Need for Memphis to Solve its Airport Dilemma

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Memphis International Airport

Alex’s Thoughts

Here’s a brief disclaimer: I don’t live in Memphis. Even though I’m not a permanent resident to one of Tennessee’s most prominent cities, I can’t help but think of the place as a part of my home, as it has acted as the primary hub for most major activity that goes down in West Tennessee.

And that’s why it pains me to write this. Unlike the Grizzlies who have inspired so many by moving up the NBA ranks, Memphis as a city won’t be ascending anytime soon. In fact, it could find itself on a major economic decline if it doesn’t solve one of its most pressing problems: the International Airport. Read more

The 2010s: The Decade of the Small-Minded

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Squeezed in between all the major news stories of the last week, one tidbit of information caused my ears to perk up a few nights back. U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, are co-sponsoring “The Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act.”

What does the act exactly do? Well, its primary goal is to preserve artifacts on the moon from the famous 1969 U.S. voyage into space. The bill would award all of the privileges National Historic Parks within the country currently enjoy.

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