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


A Casual Fan’s Guide to Turkey Day Football

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Thanksgiving… great food, quality family time, exciting traditions, and reflecting on our many blessings since the previous Thanksgiving. What’s missing? Oh, right. Football.

Let’s face it. Regardless of whether your dad played for 15 years in the NFL or if your last name is Dewey and your family is famous for the creation of the exhilarating decimal system, you will end up watching some amount of football. You will.

I spoke to a few friends recently who are casual sports fans at best, and they all said that they will be watching football on Thursday. Do they want to? Not really. But they will because of two reasons: 1) They don’t have control of the remote (editor’s note: click the link and skip about halfway through for more on “remote warfare”), and 2) Dad/Grandpa/Older brother will play the parade card—“Listen, I already watched 4 hours of that stupid parade this morning! It’s time I get to watch whatever I want!” Guess what that “whatever I want” is? Yes, football.

So I come to you today with the Casual Football Watcher’s Guide to Turkey Day Football.

There are three NFL games on the schedule for Thursday. Green Bay @ Detroit (12:30 ET), Oakland @ Dallas (3:30 ET), and Pittsburgh @ Baltimore (7:30 ET). If these three games were being played on a Sunday at 1:00, I wouldn’t be excited for them. Instead, we’ll watch a large portion of all three games after we find our favorite pair of pants with that generous elastic waist.

I will give you 4 categories for each game: 1) Alcohol Selection—what you should be drinking (if you choose to, of course) during that particular game, 2) What to Point out to your Mom—if you’re a sports fan, you need to keep others in the room interested. The x’s and o’s of the game won’t do it, so this will provide you material to keep people’s interest as high as possible, 3) Fantasy Players to Watch—hopefully your family has a competitive league going, so this will highlight who you should keep an eye on, and 4) Which team would be the pilgrim and which would be the Native Americans—part of it had to be Thanksgiving themed, right? Read more

Vanderbilt Football Anchors Down in The Swamp

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Vanderbilt vs Florida. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

Smiles from ear to ear. Fist-pumping. Chanting “Anchor Down”, “Brand New Vanderbilt”, and love for Coach James Franklin. Mockingly doing the Gator Chomp.

But at this point in this season, I can’t help but wonder if this is just the status quo of Vanderbilt football from here on out. The past is firmly behind us. The sky is the limit. As our old friend Kevin Garnett said, “Anything is possible!”

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NFL Week 1 Recap and Week 2 Picks

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Week 1 round up:

Let’s recap a wacky week 1 where the underdogs were 11-5 against the spread.

Headlines I thought we wouldn’t see:

“Tom Brady and the Patriots rally in the 4th to beat EJ Manuel and the Bills.”

“Ravens D give up 7 passing touchdowns.”

“Colts struggle to stop Terrelle Pryor.”

“Gino Smith leads the Jets to a game winning field goal.”

“Kaepernick throws for 400+.”

“Eagles blow past RG3.”

Now for headlines I thought we would see:

“Jags score 2 points in opener.”

“Chargers blow a 21 point lead in the second half.”

“Sean Payton flips off Roger Goodell.” (Not exactly true… yet) Read more

2013 NFL Season Preview & Week 1 Picks

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Professional football is back! I’m not talking about “amateur” athletes being paid like professionals— *coughJohnnyFootballcough*. I’m talking about real, professional, NFL football!

Last season featured suspended Saints, rookie quarterback explosions—Luck, RG3, Russell Wilson, Tannehill, Brandon Weeden (jk)- PED bans, the Ray Lewis farewell tour, Kaepernick taking over, the rise of the NFC West, Peyton returning to his Peyton ways, Colts using their #chuckstrong magic to make the postseason, a player nicknamed “Muscle Hampster,” the Mark Sanchez butt fumble, Joe Flacco’s hail mary, brothers coaching against each other in the Super Bowl, Beyonce reuniting with Destiny’s Child, the lights in the Superdome going out for 30 minutes (probably by the bitter Saints), Jacoby Jones’ kickoff return TD, the 49ers comeback, and the Ravens final redzone stop.


2013 has a lot to live up to, but it’s already off to a quick start. The Aaron Hernandez situation, Tebow making a pit stop in New England, the Ravens trading away their entire attempt at a Super Bowl defense (much like the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks), HBO’s Hard Knocks turning us all into partial Bengals fans, RG3’s miraculous recovery time from a torn ACL, the Saints back in action, and much more.

Are you ready for some football? I know I am.

Here is my quick shakedown on how I see each division playing out in 2013…

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NFL Preseason: Don’t Watch Within 100 Yards of Your Fantasy Strategy

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nfl-fantasy-footballAustin Rissler is a Wise Guise Roundtable contributor, great friend, and Fantasy Football commissioner for a couple of The Wise Guise. He’s joining as a regular contributor this season, writing regular Fantasy Football columns discussing statistics, strategies, anecdotes, and even fielding reader questions and awarding players throughout the season. His research is unmatched and he is the least least-legitimate person to ramble on about things that have zero bearing on real life! Enjoy his first column, discussing the NFL preseason and some draft temptations you should avoid…

The NFL Preseason is underway and with it comes the annual opportunity for diehard Fantasy enthusiasts to dissect each and every box score we can get our hands on.  What I am going to beg each and every one of you to do is this: do not overreact.

I understand the temptation—I really do. We’re starved for football. It’s been more than six months since Ray Lewis hoisted the Lombardi and you can only watch so much baseball before your wife insists it’s time that your Sunday afternoons include some shopping with her. This is our first chance to get an actual look at the 2013 squads (more or less) and see if the raw talents of Saturday nights can become savvy picks for Sunday glory.

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Marrying into a Winning Tradition

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If you read my piece from this time last year that chronicled my Ole Miss Football fandom, then you know that I didn’t grow up as much of a college football fan, and that unfortunately Ole Miss has not provided a consistent winning tradition for me to cheer on since I decided to enroll there and developed an intense passion for the game. Things are looking up for the Rebels, but big time seasons could still be a year or two away.

Luckily, I have had the opportunity over the past five years to adopt a new team, one that does have a consistent winning tradition, as my own. And it feels pretty good. Read more