With Man of Steel bringing Superman back to the silver screen when it premieres this weekend, we thought The Wise Guise and friends should each answer the question: “What is the best/your favorite superhero movie?” Because several of the guise feared every answer would be The Dark Knight, we decided to not make people choose between Heath Ledger and anyone else (DARN YOU, OLSEN TWINS!). So we made the weekly topic best superhero movie… not called The Dark Knight. We asked people to be creative. The result: THREE Keanu Reeves movies were mentioned. Check out what The Wise Guise and friends discussed, including traditional superhero movies and… others. Enjoy!
Alex and Warner recently saw a preview of This is the End, the latest comedy from the Apatow proteges. Check out what each of them thought about this wildly over-the-top, yet ultimately surprisingly satisfying summer comedy!
Oh boy. Here we go. Last night on The Bachelorette we had lady tanks, ex (current?!) girlfriends, tears, makeouts, and, as always: fast forwarding. There was some dodgeball and some stunt doubling, and the whole world decided they wanted to be in Des’ shoes just so they could sit in the presence of Juan Pablo, the spanish speaking sex machine who looks like a way hotter version of Matthew Mc-On-uh-Hey! Time for the five greatest/worst moments of last night’s episode!
It happened every Sunday night there was an awards show on like clockwork. I would log onto the social media service of my choosing, get the popcorn out and revel in the massive party of hate against Taylor Swift by friends and family members alike.
“She can’t sing live!” “We’re so sick of her!” “Can’t she quit acting so surprised when she wins something?” The comments were pretty much always the same, but that didn’t make them any less enjoyable. We’d anxiously await the end of a subpar performance before taking to our 140-character count with the most snarky remarks imaginable.
The love affair was over. There was a period of time in which the whole world fell head over heels for the pop country superstar. Her album “Fearless” was a sales monster and an awards juggernaut. She was honored everywhere she went, and we just couldn’t get enough of this cute Alice lost in an entertainment wonderland.
As we continue to strive at The Wise Guise to highlight various topics and various voices, we’ve been honored to be able to interview Tennesseans who are making big splashes in various aspects of life. This week, we’re honored to interview Jason Hood, who currently lives in Memphis with his wife and four kids under the age of ten. He’s also a professor and pastor. His book, “Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern,” was recently published. Check out that link and read more about it on Amazon.com. After you read this interview, you’ll probably want to order it. (The book is 40% off on Amazon and at Christian Book Distributors. For those of you in Memphis, you can also get it at the Second Presbyterian Church bookstore.) Check out my interview below with Jason, where we discuss the Christian life, what the Bible has to teach us about that life, recent and ancient theological debates, and so much more. Hilarious as he is insightful, as humble as he is faithful, you won’t want to miss this excellent interview.
Joseph Amagliani returns to let you know what books to watch out for as you look for some fun reading on vacations this summer.
June 6, 1944. One of the turning points in modern history. You don’t have to be a history nerd like me to realize the importance of that day on everything that came afterwards.
The sacrifices. The courage. The odds stacked against us. The first research paper I ever wrote analyzed D-Day, why it should have failed, and why it succeeded. But I’m hardly qualified, on this day, to provide any sort of wisdom or reflection. Besides, my best friend Jay Salato did that so well last year when he was at the American Cemetery on D-Day and participated in the ceremonies. You can read all about that in this post from last year.
Instead, to commemorate D-Day, I’m going to provide you with the words and images that resonate most strongly in my mind. Three YouTube videos that I urge you to watch and/or listen to on June 6, 1944. It’s a day that should be remembered more often than it is. God Bless those who fought, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of millions, and these United States of America!