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

Movie Previews

Fast & Furious 6 is here. Oscar Race for 2014 is over.

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Well, we’ve all been waiting. I could not WAIT to see Fast Five in the early summer of 2011. Especially after listening to Bill Simmons and Adam Carolla breaking it down on Simmons’ podcast after they saw a preview of it.  And the absurd action didn’t disappoint.

Stealing cars from moving trains, cliff dives that made Butch Cassidy & Sundance’s look like kids play, and more babes in revealing outfits than ever before.

But as absurd as the action was and as wonderfully self-aware it seemed, the true joy of Fast Five was found in the little things (like tiny little Jordana Brewster with a basketball under her shirt to look pregnant during the final living-secluded-on-the-beach-scene-where-the-badguys-can’t-find-you-but-Vin-Diesel-can). Or the big things, like The Rock’s arms.

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Spring Break Forever

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A couple weeks ago, Joseph shared a link with me from a Grantland post about the upcoming Harmony Korine film, Spring Breakers. I was instantly curious about the film and decided to do a little research. Who is this Harmony Korine guy that apparently people have actually heard of? What is this Spring Breakers movie? Well good people, the following is my journey into Spring Breakers and Harmony Korine. Buckle up, because this is an absurd ride. Read more

‘Mama’ Looks Terrifying

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First off, I’m not a big horror film guy. I like the classics and can always go for a good psychological thriller-type horror movie but overall I’m more of a comedy/drama/anything-but-horror guy.

I do however have a lot of respect for Guillermo del Toro as a filmmaker. And when it comes to the new film he’s producing, Mama, I don’t know what to do. Since I’m a big list guy, let’s break this down. Read more

A Haunted House: Really America?

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Spoof movies are very, very bad. They might be the lowest form of humor. Parody is funny. Spoofing is for stupid people. Read more

Alas, Cloud Atlas Future Cloudy

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Cloud Atlas

We’re ecstatic about today’s guest post from best friend of The Wise Guise, Josh Smith, who previously wrote this joy of a blog post. If we had it our way, Josh would write a new post every day, but he’s a legitimate family man, so alas, no can do. However, we couldn’t be happier to have his book review and movie preview of Cloud Atlas today.  Mainly because we wanted to have a clue what was going on in the movie when we saw it and Josh read the book for us. But this post is filled with wit, insight, and a litany of intelligent cultural references. Hope y’all enjoy it as much as we do!

Josh has now seen the movie, as well. After reading this post, check out his Movie Review of Cloud Atlas.

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Ladies and Gentlemen It’s Time For THUNDERSTRUCK!!!

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I’ve established myself pretty well as a movie nerd. I don’t hide it or deny it. So when I stumbled upon a little ditty a couple months ago called Thunderstruck, I was ecstatic. I planned to do a blog post immediately but decided it needed to be as thorough as possible. I mean, when this thing hits theaters today, it has the potential to be the second greatest movie starring an athlete! (Editor’s note: Number one is obviously Kazaam.) Read more