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


The Top 10 Things in Entertainment for 2016

Posted on by Alex Beene in Entertainment, Featured, Movies, Music, Television | Leave a comment


2016 has largely been seen as a bad year, with one of the prominent reasons being the passing of so many artists and celebrities. While it certainly was painful to lose talents like Prince, David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, and dozens of others, those ends didn’t take away from the huge gains entertainment made this year. It was a spectacular year in those regards, and I can’t think of a better legacy for those that have left us than the tremendous work the following artists churned out the last 365 days. Read more

Grading All the New Movie Trailers Out of Comic-Con

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Entertainment, Featured, Movie Previews, Movies, Television | Leave a comment


I traveled to visit family this weekend, so as new trailers came pouring in over the weekend from San Diego’s Comic-Con, I was only able to watch a couple of them. I’m sure many of you may be interested in seeing them, debating them, and discussing them. So I figured as I caught up on them, I would put them all in one spot here at The Wise Guise for your viewing ease and pleasure.

So in the world of TV and film, here’s all the latest trailers and previews from Comic-Con. And because I’m feeling opinionated, I thought I’d grade each one for you and provide some small commentary.


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As a White Man, I now understand why the O.J. Simpson Jury did what it did

Posted on by Alex Beene in Entertainment, Featured, Football, Movies, Politics | Leave a comment


It was a hot Friday night in the summer of 1994. My parents and I had just walked into our house from a lengthy little league game of mine. Despite hours in the heat, I was wound up from the excitement of a win and eager to dive into the sack of treats from a newly opened McDonald’s we stopped by on the way home. Before I bit into my first salty, golden fry, I heard my mother yell from the living room. “Come in here now!” she said, as my father and I darted out of the kitchen. “They’re pursuing O.J. in California!” Read more

In Defense of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Entertainment, Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies | Leave a comment


Imagine the following: a popular movie genre is categorized by smart but formulaic films, enjoyable and entertaining while also going out of their way to explain everything explicitly to the viewer and not engage any level of mystery or metaphysical questions. Another film comes along in this genre and while spending a lot of time on epic clashes and action sequences, it also deals with questions of how father figures impact who we are and how we view God; the nature of God’s relationship with man; the nature of good versus evil within the world and within ourselves; and whether change is possible and the extent to which we can control that change.

You might expect this film to be met with critical acclaim, or at least be recognized for taking risks. Instead, when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premiered several weeks ago, it was critically panned and mocked.

So when I saw it this past week, I was shocked that I loved it. I don’t think it’s the greatest superhero movie ever made (that distinction goes to Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight), but I liked it more than most of the current crop of Marvel films, most of which I enjoy immensely may I add.

So why did the film attract so much hatred? Friends whose opinions I respect range on this topic, from criticizing the fact that it wasn’t “fun enough”, didn’t have “enough plot”, or differed greatly from the characters we know and love. I can tackle each of these criticisms in turn, but I think that would be a waste to fill a blogpost with thousands of words dissecting each aspect of the film. In fact, I think doing so completely misses the point of the film, which in my mind was to force the viewer to grapple with deeper, more personal questions while also setting in motion the cinematic DC Extended Universe.

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The Bachelor 2016: Finale Recap!

Posted on by Jeremy Wilson in Entertainment, Featured, Misc. TV, Reality Check, Television, TV Reviews | 2 Comments

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(Written by @JeremyWilson412. For more coverage of this season’s The Bachelor, go here)

Another season has come and gone, and one thing was clear from start to finish: America loves Ben. Admit it, you love Ben. It doesn’t matter if you are a single girl, a married woman, or a guy who says he just watches because his wife/girlfriend makes him and blah blah blah… You love Ben. Also, guy, you are about to watch a month’s worth of college basketball games not even involving your team, so the least you could do is watch America’s greatest reality show for 2 hours – sometimes 3 – every Monday – and sometimes on Sunday – from the first week in January until the middle of March. Well, some things sound worse when you put them on paper. Anyway…

America loves Ben

America loves Ben so much that he’s already polling higher than Kasich and Rubio.

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Ranking the Batman Cinematic Legacy: The 9 Films featuring the Dark Knight

Posted on by Alex Beene in Entertainment, Featured, Movies | Leave a comment


We’re three weeks from the latest cinematic incarnation of Batman, brought to us this time by action film director Zack Snyder. I would be lying if I didn’t express a certain amount of apprehension for “Batman V Superman: The Dawn of Justice.” Snyder is known for his bombastic sense of adventure in action sequences, but not so much in storytelling. Read more