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


Concert Review: James Taylor

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The first time I saw James Taylor was in 2001, as a near freshman in high school. Eleven years later I was seeing him for the fifth time, and at no point have any of those concerts disappointed. Read more

Dissecting “Dear John”

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On the way to work this morning “Dear John” by the lovely and talented Taylor Swift came on my radio was deliberately listened to on my iPod. This is not the first time I have heard it intentionally scrolled to Taylor Swift’s album Speak Now to select this gem on my way to work. But today, it struck a much different chord. Instead of animatedly singing along and stopping when I got to red lights to avoid embarrassment, I actually took a moment to listen to the words to see if I could really feel the pain she was trying to convey. Read more

Elenowen Q&A: Part II

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A couple weeks ago we posted Part I of an interview we did with Josh and Nicole Johnson of Elenowen. Today we bring you part two with a reminder of their show TONIGHT at Minglewood Hall‘s 1884 Lounge with Mark Trussell and Parke Avery. Also be sure to check out their new self-titled EP! Read more

Elenowen Q&A: Part I

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Welcome to The Wise Guise interview with Nashville, TN duo, Elenowen! I’m thrilled that they were gracious enough to join us and can’t encourage you enough to purchase their new self-titled EP and if you’re in Nashville join them for their album release show at Third & Lindsley on Saturday night at 9pm! Part two of the interview will come in a couple weeks before their show at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN. Read more

Beale Street Music Festival Video Breakdown

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Welcome to the first ever video breakdown from The Wise Guise! Warner is covering the Beale Street Music Festival since he went all three days. However, I felt like I did enough observing on Friday night to point out a few things that really bother me about festival crowds and humanity for that matter. This will be a brief post as I just have a few observations I’ve deemed worth sharing.

Below is a video from the Three 6 Mafia performance at BSMF. Naturally it is full of inappropriate language so be forewarned if you’re opening it at work. Read more

Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival: A Rant and Review

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Every year for the past 10 years or so, give or take a year here and there, I have made the trek to Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis for the annual Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival (from here on referred to as BSMF) for at least one of its three days.

And every year, after the last band has played, as I walk through the gates to head home on Sunday, I inevitably tell whatever person I am with, that this will be the last year I attend the BSMF.

But each May I go back. I’m not sure why I do or if I will ever stop. I guess I let the positives outweigh the negatives every year, but in reality, they shouldn’t ever be able to. Read more