On "The Interview" and Creative Freedom


The year is 1940. Adolf Hitler is at the zenith of his power. Having conquered multiple European territories and formed multiple international alliances, the German dictator is seen as the most dominant leader in the world. Charlie Chaplin – Hollywood’s most dominant leader – decides to release a film that Read more

Home Alone & Church at Christmas


The Wise Guise has enjoyed presenting high-quality Christmas content since our first year. We've posted old Christmas-themed Facebook notes from yours truly in addition to the infamous 2012 Christmas Movie Smackdown and a Christmas YouTube Hall of Fame. As I write this, I continue my tradition of watching classic TV Read more

SAG, Golden Globe nominations push "Boyhood" out front in Oscar Race


Is “Boyhood” really the frontrunner for Best Picture? Upon release this summer, it certainly felt like a contender. The perfect review scores and strong limited box office seemingly guaranteed that. And yet, the lack of star power in the film made it feel more like a production made for Read more

Sneak Preview: Favorite Films of 2014 So Far


Every year I rank my favorite films of the previous year in January or February. You can find past editions in our archives, including the 2012 edition when I ranked my top 50 movies of the year. Like I said then, and will reiterate now, I need to get Read more

Why WWE was right to fire CM Punk


Fittingly, as we were all giving thanks for the wonderful things in our lives yesterday, former WWE superstar CM Punk interrupted the holiday with a long, rambling podcast as close friend Colt Cabana’s guest. It’s filled with the typical, ego-charged rhetoric from Punk we’ve come to expect. He says he’ll Read more

Rugby: My New Favorite Sport


Last week I experienced the thrill and experience that is the sport of Rugby. Well, the thrill and experience that comes from watching the sport of rugby. Last Saturday, I went to the USA Eagles v New Zealand All Blacks game in Chicago. Packed into a sold out stadium, with Read more

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Netflix Streaming Suggestions Reprise

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Alright folks… it’s been a while since I’ve done a Netflix streaming suggestions post so I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been watching lately.

Recently we had Josh Smith drop some wisdom on us about the Netflix original series House of Cards. But I’m admittedly slacking on that series at the moment. I think I’ve watched like 4.5 episodes so far.

Here’s what I have been watching and would recommend: Read more

The 30 Minute Time Filler

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Friday Night Lights The 30 Minute Time Filler

Shortly after my wife Katelyn and I married we embarked on a journey together with the lovely folks of Dillon, TX. We were there for the wins, the losses, the divorces, the job changes, the births, the break-ups, the deaths, the murders, and the championships that comprised what is maybe the best show of the 2000s, Friday Night Lights. Since both of us worked and had other obligations that required our time, we managed to drag out five seasons of greatness over the span of about 10 months. * Read more

Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part 14

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Bernie Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part 14

With the Golden Globes in the rear view window, and the Academy Awards on the horizon, there is a lot of movie buzz going on right now. I figured this was as good of a time as any to bring back the Netflix suggestions series! Read more

Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Veteran’s Day Edition

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The Thin Red Line Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Veterans Day Edition

In honor of Veteran’s Day I’ve decided this week’s Netflix streaming suggestions should be war movies. The following are my top 5 in order of how I would rank them. Read more

Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part Twelve

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Drive Movie Poster 1024x768 Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part Twelve

I’m back with some more Netflix streaming suggestions! I had been waiting on a new slate of titles to roll in before making more suggestions and I think the time is now to pick the series back up with a bunch of great new additions! Read more

Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part Eleven

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These Amazing Shadows Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part Eleven

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I announce a return of the Netflix Streaming Suggestions series. The quasi popular demand was just overwhelming and I felt like I still just had so much to give. I’m just going to do three this week because I feel like they are three solid options. Read more