The Wise Guise prides itself on being patriotic and freedom-loving. Last year, we published an Independence Day Ode to American Pop Culture and a Freedom-Lovers Fourth of July Top 10 List. This year, we’ve had a fresh Ode to All Things America and now, our weekly roundtable discusses great Americans of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Topic: Who is the best American celebrity of all time? Which American famous person best represents all that makes America great? #LandoftheFree #HomeoftheBrave
You won’t want to miss who all our panel chose!
A fireworks show, for me, is one of the simplest and most purely enjoyable viewing experiences. You don’t go to a fireworks show anticipating any deep character story. You don’t go for existential questions or meditations on the meaning of life. You go to a fireworks show expecting a pretty spectacle, that’s well paced, cleanly laid out, and that builds to a satisfying climax. And if you’re somewhere fancy, like Disney World, there might be some kind of very simple narrative that accompanies the spectacle. That’s it. And it’s AWESOME.
Despite my lack of writing lately, I have been doing my best to stay current with my movie viewing. And although most of the big summer blockbusters have been big letdowns thus far, there have been some solid films released lately that are very much worth your time and money. Read more
Time has always been on Alfred Hitchcock’s side. The legendary director created a body of work that is still being seen and widely discussed decades after his passing. He truly enjoys a legendary status reserved for only a handful of entertainers over the last century.
Sadly, the same timelessness doesn’t apply to the presentation quality of some of his films. Major studios, including Universal, MGM and Warner Bros., have poured out cash in recent years to restore some of his most prominent films. ‘Psycho,’ ‘Vertigo,’ ‘North by Northwest’ and many of others have enjoyed rich restorations that have brought their stunning imagery into the high definition era. Read more
Is this the Superman we’ve been eagerly awaiting? When word first broke “300” director Zack Snyder had been put in charge of the fabled DC Comics franchise, viewers knew instantly they were going to enjoy a film with more action than previous outings.
True to form, Snyder gives us our money’s worth in “Man of Steel.” Prepare yourself for a feast for the eyes, especially in the second half; the WB cinematic re-launch of the 75-year-old hero dazzles with flying tights, crashing buildings and fabulous fights that are sure to get the audience “Ooo-ing” and “Aww-ing.” Read more
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!