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

I’m Back… with my own twist of a Mailbag Post!

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Featured, Football, Misc. Posts, Movie Previews, Movies, Politics, Reality Check, Sports, Television | 1 Comment

I know, I know, I know. There aren’t that many of you out there who have been checking the site daily, constantly disappointed in the lack of a new post from me.  The only one’s who have been disappointed are my fellow Wise Guise, who have realized my 2 to 4 posts a week this summer have kept the site flowing with new content daily.  But I’m back, baby! And, as I thought about what to write for my first post back and all that has happened since my last post, I realized there was only one thing to do: MAILBAG POST!

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The Most Fascinating Story with the Most Star-Studded Cast of All-Time?

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The cast for Lee Daniels’s The Butler, slated to begin production at the end of July (aka now) is astounding: John Cusack as Richard Nixon; Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower; James Marsden as JFK; Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan; Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson; Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan; Jesse Williams as Rev. James Larson; Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower; Minka Kelly as Jackie O and the list goes on and on… including Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, Alex Pettyfer, Cuba Gooding Jr., Forest Whitaker, Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Vanessa Redgrave, and many more.  Today, with the headlines that Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette from True Blood) was cast to play Martin Luther King, Jr., I had to check out what this film was all about. And I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised.

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Why Bruce Wayne Has to Die

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Faith, Featured, Movie Previews, Movies | 2 Comments

Selina Kyle/Catwoman: You don’t owe these people anything. You’ve given them everything!

Bruce Wayne/Batman: Not everything. Not yet.

After reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, there were many questions debated by those of us consumed by Rowling’s universe.  Was Snape a true villain or the ultimate ally to Dumbledore’s plan to facilitate Harry’s defeat of Voldemort? (This one was fun, and a question I joyfully answered correctly.) But the biggest question surrounding the conclusion to one of the most powerful pop culture tales of all time was, “Will Harry Potter die?”

Now, mere hours before the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises and the conclusion of pop culture’s next great epic tale, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we find ourselves asking the question, “Will Bruce Wayne and/or Batman die?”

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Fair or Foul: Nolan’s Batman Trilogy Viewing Before Midnight

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We used to have a column titled “Fair or Foul” that ran in our college’s newspaper a little while back.  Since then, we have been contacted by Warner Russell, of The Wise Guise, to do a quick guest post on their blog.  Personally, I didn’t ever think that we would be in action, but here we are.

The name of the game is Fair or Foul.  This is very simple stuff.  We choose a topic and discuss whether it’s fair or foul.  There are no partial fairs or fairly fouls. Either we’re for or against topics, believe them to be true or false, or think of them as appropriate or inappropriate.  With that being said, let’s get going. Read more

The Ten: Most Anticipated Upcoming Movies of 2012

Posted on by Clayton Martin in Featured, Movie Previews, Movies | 3 Comments

This week for The Ten I’ve decided to lay out all the movies I’m looking forward to for the remainder of the year. And there are lots. I’m damn near giddy for The Dark Knight Rises to grace us with its presence and so I thought this was the perfect time to share all the movies I’m pumped for closing out the year.

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Django, Hatfields, McCoys, and the American Western

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Featured, Misc. TV, Movie Previews, Movies, Television | Leave a comment

There’s so much to be said about the social, political, and cultural implications of the western genre in cinema history, on the big screen and small screen. So much, in fact, that multiple guest bloggers for The Wise Guise are currently working on posts breaking down westerns. My post today is much more surface-level, though, with brief reflections on what additions to the western legacy join the pantheon in 2012. Read more