Grading All the New Movie Trailers Out of Comic-Con


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 Read more

Bright Spots: Chauncy's Chance


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 Read more

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


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 Read more

Bright Spots: Memphis Teen Pays For College Like A Boss


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 Read more

In Defense of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


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 Read more

The Bachelor 2016: Finale Recap!


  (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 Read more

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How Madonna Changed My Life

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It feels like yesterday. When I was seven-years-old, my mother bought me my first computer. This device lacked the thinness of a MacBook Air or the portability of a tablet. No, this was a honest-to-goodness, white-block-with-a-screen computer. It was completely old school, and I loved it. Read more

2016 Academy Awards Nominations Roundtable

Posted on by The Wise Guise in Entertainment, Featured, Movies, Roundtables | 2 Comments

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Joseph Williams

Friends:

The nominations are out and what we’re perhaps focusing most on this morning is just how sad the In Memoriam portion of the Oscars will be as we lost Alan Rickman, a great actor perhaps best known as Severus Snape by our generation but probably Hans Gruber for our parents’ generation.

For a complete list of nominees and to watch trailers go here

But on to the nominations. I have a lot of thoughts…

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Political Passport: The State of the Union, Nikki Haley, & Our Next President

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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo, South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley announces her candidacy for a second term in Greenville, S.C. The Democratic Party claims to be the natural home for women, but the faces of the nation’s governors tell another story. Democrats have just one female governor in their ranks. And the GOP, often accused of waging a “war on women,” boasts four, an advantage that gives Republicans a powerful tool in the broader political fight to attract women voters. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro, File)

Well, it’s 2016 already. And most people on the internet are already tired of the 2016 Presidential election coverage. But most voters across America are just starting to pay attention, as we’re less than three weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and less than a month out from the New Hampshire primaries.

Until the votes are actually cast and delegates are actually being divvied up, I’m not going to comment or analyze the Presidential election. Too many pundits have said too many things that have already proven to be wrong to join that chorus of chaotic commentary. Polls have never been relied on more while polling has never proven to be more unreliable. See, e.g., the last parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom and the last gubernatorial election in Kentucky.

So while we wait for things to settle down and begin sorting out, it’s worth noting that President Obama gave his final State of the Union last night. I also don’t plan to comment on that speech, other than to say President Obama is doubling down on lamenting the divisions in America while condescendingly preaching at his political opponents in a way that will only increase that division. As a good friend wrote to me last night, President Obama has gotten worse with time, sounding so sarcastic, petty, and mocking. My friend kept waiting for the cadence to change, and it never did.

But what should be celebrated about last night is South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s Republican Response. Even some of my favorite politicians and communicators of conservatism have given some of their worst public speeches during the Obama era as they gave the response to the State of the Union.

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The Bachelor 2016: Week 2 Recap

Posted on by Jeremy Wilson in Entertainment, Featured, Misc. TV, Reality Check, Television, Weekly Posts, Weekly Review | Leave a comment

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(@JeremyWilson412)

I’d like to apologize for the delay of this Bachelor recap. Could I blame it on the National Championship game that aired at the same time as The Bachelor on Monday? Sure. Should I blame it on the fact that I had a busy day Tuesday at my actual job that makes me money? Maybe, but why tell you anything that’s not the cold hard truth.

The truth is that I was trapped inside Olivia’s mouth for the past 24 hours.

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The Bachelor 2016: Premiere Recap

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

 

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(@JeremyWilson412)

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.

The Bachelor could not return to our lives at a better time of the year. Christmas has come and gone, and you’ve watched George Bailey run around Bedford Falls screaming, “My mouth’s bleeding, Burt! My mouth’s bleeding!” Every time his voice gets louder 10 angels lose their wings. New Year’s Eve/Day is over and you vowed to never get talked into going to an 80’s cover band party again where you ring in the New Year with a bunch of strangers wearing neon windbreakers. Now you have returned to work where you politely asked a coworker how their break was, and they went way too into detail about the dynamics of their relationship with their parents. Then you go home and try to forget about it all and you scroll through Twitter begging for a distraction and you see that the local newspaper tweeted a story about Kacey Musgraves’ boots being stolen in Nashville and she now might write a song about it (that’s a real thing). Now all you can think is, “When, when does it end?”

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Fake or Hallmark?

Posted on by Jeremy Wilson in Entertainment, Featured, Misc. Posts, Misc. TV, Movies, Television | 1 Comment

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What’s the hottest new game show sweeping the nation this Christmas season?

*crowd yells in unison*

Fake or Hallmark?

That’s right, and it’s simple to play…

Below you will see eight questions with two movies listed under each of them, and you have to figure out which one of the two is the REAL Hallmark Channel Christmas movie.

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