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

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Movie Review: Iron Man 3

Posted on by Alex Beene in Entertainment, Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies | 1 Comment

Iron Man 3

It’s difficult to remember now, but when the first “Iron Man” blasted into theaters in 2008, the Marvel film was a bit of a shocker. Audiences were expecting standard superhero fare, and what they got was a smart, witty blockbuster that earned some of the best reviews of the year and had a sensational box office run.

Maybe that’s why when “Iron Man 2” debuted in 2010, the reception was unenthused, to say the least. The sequel isn’t guilty of being a poor production, but rather just a lackluster outing where completion of the project on time seems to have taken precedent over creativity.

Director Shane Black knows this is the series’ shot at redemption, and he wastes no time in infusing this third installment with the charm with which the first film won so many over. Robert Downey Jr. and company are back, loaded yet again with plenty of sly one-liners that are intended for more than just small chuckles. Read more

He Said, She Said: Movie Review – Mud

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Today Joseph and Palmer give their thoughts on the new film that is spreading like wildfire, Mud. Read more

Double Movie Review: The Place Beyond the Pines and Trance

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The Place Beyond The Pines-Trance

Everything I seemed to read going into The Place Beyond the Pines tended to focus mainly on the buzzword “ambitious”. For Trance, the buzzword was “stylistic.” While I liked The Place Beyond The Pines much more than Trance, I think they both deserve a lot of praise more for what they tried to do than what they actually succeeded in doing. Read more

Movie Review: To the Wonder

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Wise Guise contributor Sutter Vaught returns today with a wonderful review of Terrance Malick’s latest film, To the Wonder. He has previously pontificated on the similarities between Don Draper and Jeff Winger, while also debating Joseph about Christmas films in the First Annual Wise Guise Christmas Movie Fantasy Draft. Enjoy! 

I went into To The Wonder with high expectations.  Dangerously high expectations.  In my book, The Tree of Life was hands down the best movie of 2011, and The Thin Red Line is the greatest war movie ever.  I’m pretty admittedly an all-around Malick fanboy, although The New World didn’t really do it for me.  And so I was looking forward to this one so much that I was inevitably setting myself up for a disappointment.

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Movie Review: Q&A With A Spring Breakers Survivor

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Spring-Breakers

Alright good people… I have crawled into the belly of the beast and taken on Spring Breakers so that you wouldn’t have to. I took to Facebook, Twitter and email to ask for questions about the film and my experience and this is what we came up with. Read more

“M” for Masterpiece: Rediscovering the Importance of Fritz Lang’s Powerful Film

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Rediscovery is a beautiful thing. It’s especially wonderful when you believe the initial discovery was lackluster. When I entered college, I was already a cinephile who probably viewed myself as being more knowledgeable on film than I really was at the time. One category of the medium that escaped me in terms of understanding were motion pictures in a foreign language.

I suppose my youth led me to ignore them, as I deplored having to sit for hours reading large white subtitles scroll at the bottom of a screen. And while I’ve seen many spectacular foreign language films since those days, I still carry the idea some of the “classics” are praised more for their artistic premise than so-so execution. Read more