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: Side Effects

Posted on by Clayton Martin in Entertainment, Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies | Leave a comment


When it comes to viewing Steven Soderbergh films, you usually know you’re going to have to make both an emotional and intellectual investment. His latest film, which he has proclaimed will be his final cinematic venture, is no exception. Read more

Top 50 Films of 2012: 1-10

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All good things must come to an end. I hope you’ve considered my top 50 films of 2012 countdown a good thing and I hope to bring it home with a strong top 10 finale. A big part of why I like to write about movies so much is that I want to make people aware of all the special movies that are made that don’t have the budget to air commercials every half hour for weeks on end. There are a lot of creative and brilliant filmmakers out there who make brilliant works of art but they don’t have mass appeal, so they often get swept under the rug. Through this list I’ve tried to highlight as many of these as possible without being that tool that only names obscure movies to try to look cool. Nobody likes that guy and that’s not my intention.

So as we conclude this list, my hope is that you’ll look back through 11-30 and 31-50 and pick out a few films you may have missed from 2012 and give them a fair shot. And by a fair shot, I mean that you shouldn’t just stare at your phone the whole time and then tell me I recommend boring movies. Also one last reminder that if you click on the titles of these films, I’ve already linked a trailer for you. Read more

Top 50 Films of 2012: 11-30

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First things first- after publishing my 31-50 rankings, it was brought to my attention that I did a terrible job of explaining my desire to rank my top 50 movies instead of 10 like most people or even 25 like I did last year.

So let me clarify a few things again real quickly.

1) I would never rank a movie in these lists that I didn’t feel was noteworthy. If there were only 25 movies from 2012 that I wanted to draw attention to, I would rank 1-25 like last year. However, this year I sought out a bunch of under-the-radar films and I wanted to create a good mix of the big guys and the little guys that I thought were noteworthy.

2) 2012 was an amazing year for films and I wanted to highlight as many as possible. Believe it or not, I actually had a tough time capping it at 50 and, like I said in the last post, I still have a spreadsheet of 50+ more from this year that I’d like to try to find/see.

3) Also, when I said I saw 78 movies in 2012, it’s worth noting that I don’t bother seeing a lot of movies that I don’t think are going to be good. So when I narrow down to 50 it should mean something, or it does to me anyway. Read more

Top 50 Films of 2012: 31-50

Posted on by Clayton Martin in Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies | 7 Comments


Last February as The Wise Guise was making its debut, I was frantically trying to rank my top 25 films of 2011. I did posts with numbers 11-25, and then 1-10. Looking back, there are a few that I would definitely re-order a little bit. But I’m still very proud of my top two especially.

This year, I want to step my game up and rank my top 50… which is a daunting task to undertake for sure. I just feel like there were so many films that deserve to be spotlighted and a top 25 would not do them all justice. I even have a Word document of another 50+ that I wanted to try to see this year. At the time of this post though, I have seen 78 films from 2012. And what a year it was for film! Read more

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

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Zero Dark Thirty: **** out of 4. 

There are certain movies and certain years in cinema where we are reminded how silly and futile it can be to rank movies each year. Zero Dark Thirty is one of those movies and 2012 is definitely one of those years.

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Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Faith, Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies | Leave a comment


Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook. **** out of 4. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and reintroducing Chris Tucker. Written and Directed by David O. Russell. 

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