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

Guest Spots

An Independence Day Ode to America’s Pop Culture

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This guest post comes compliments of Alex Beene. Alex is an Ole Miss grad and a former section editor of The Daily Mississippian. He is an admitted cinephile and we’re thrilled that he took the time to join us for this guest post! Read more

“That’s video game stuff” Anachronic Sports Phrase

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Today’s guest post comes from native Memphian Chris Faulkner. Chris is the lead singer of the band Rainy Day Manual and is a big sports fan. Below he sets the record straight on the unbelievable sports achievements that pre-date the video game era and the phrase, “that’s video game stuff.” Read more

Feeny Friday – “The B-Team of Life”

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This week’s Feeny Friday comes to us from Friend of The Wise Guise and regular guest blogger, Jay “Jayzor” Salato. Some call him Coach Jayzor. Some just call him Coach. Regardless, he’s back in America, back to living the summer life of a teacher, and back to spending regular time with Mr. Feeny himself. Enjoy this week’s Feeny Friday from him and, as always, here’s the video if you want to follow along at home… Happy Feeny Friday! Read all the way to the end to read the lyrics of a Jayzor original diddy in tribute to Boy Meets World, which holds a special place in Joseph and Jay’s best friendship as they began their friendship over watching Boy Meets World every Wednesday afternoon together.

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D-Day Reflections from Normandy

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[Editor’s Note: Today’s post commemorating D-Day comes from Wise Guise friend and guest poster Jay Salato. As a great American and student/teacher of French, he found himself in Normandy today.  Please take the time to read his account of the humble and honoring opportunity he had and take the time to meditate on the sacrifices made on that day to change the face of history.]

June 6, 2012 : 68 Years Later…

…the French have not forgotten. And neither have we, proud Americans.

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Are Don Draper & Jeff Winger The Same Person?

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The following guest post was written by a man who goes by the pseudonym Sutter Vaught. He is merely an adventurer and freelance rye enthusiast, whom we found running a knife throwing contest in a smoky Patagonian saloon.

Ask any TV nerd what the best drama currently airing is, and Mad Men is a likely response.  Ask the same question about comedy, and Community is sure to be named.  While the booze-soaked existential crises of 1960s ad execs and the self-consciously zany antics of a community college study group seem like pretty disparate premises, a closer comparison reveals that these shows share more in common than just the lovely Alison Brie. Read more

The Bachelorette: Episode Three Commentary

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Just so we’re clear, Stevie was wearing plaid cargo shorts for much of last night’s episode.  This was hardly the main highlight from The Bachelorette, week three, but it certainly captivated my attention for the middle part of the episode.  It was a toss up between that and his impromptu dance performance for Emily’s ‘friends’ (read: hired suburban moms).  It’s shocking that she didn’t want her babby dady to be a Party MC.  Still, after some serious country-music cameos and a couple douchemonsters later, some true colors are starting to show, and they’re mostly pastels. Read more