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


Memphis Grizzlies 2013-2014 Season Promo Video

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I don’t have a post to accompany this video and don’t feel I really need one. It’s awesome enough to stand alone. Enjoy.

NFL Week 1 Recap and Week 2 Picks

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Week 1 round up:

Let’s recap a wacky week 1 where the underdogs were 11-5 against the spread.

Headlines I thought we wouldn’t see:

“Tom Brady and the Patriots rally in the 4th to beat EJ Manuel and the Bills.”

“Ravens D give up 7 passing touchdowns.”

“Colts struggle to stop Terrelle Pryor.”

“Gino Smith leads the Jets to a game winning field goal.”

“Kaepernick throws for 400+.”

“Eagles blow past RG3.”

Now for headlines I thought we would see:

“Jags score 2 points in opener.”

“Chargers blow a 21 point lead in the second half.”

“Sean Payton flips off Roger Goodell.” (Not exactly true… yet) Read more

Follow Us on MemphiSport

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MSL-logo2-1We just wanted to take a moment to share with you guys our partnership with our friends over at MemphiSport amongst other sites. While we at The Wise Guise aren’t going anywhere any time soon, several of us have had various opportunities to write for other various outlets and we wanted to be sure to share some of those posts with y’all.

Clayton is doing a weekly series on Tennessee football on MemphiSport and you can find his take on the Austin Peay game here and his thoughts on the Western Kentucky game here.

Warner wrote a piece on that can be found here on the possibility of Hugh Freeze leaving Ole Miss for the potentially soon-to-be-vacant Texas head coaching position. His reflections mean a lot for not only Ole Miss, but for a lot of non-top-tier football programs attempting to become better without having their coaches poached.

In non-sports related posts around the internet, Joseph Williams has recently written a fantastic post on the absurdity of higher education costs for PolicyMic that can be found here.

And in case you live under a rock and weren’t aware, our Bachelor/Bachelorette blogger, Liz Riggs, has her own fantastic blog with all sorts of entertaining thoughts that can be found here.

Again, The Wise Guise is still our home, we are just occasionally branching out on other venues and wanted to share some of these posts with you guys. We want to thank everyone who continues to read our site and are grateful to have the opportunities to branch out every now and then!

2013 NFL Season Preview & Week 1 Picks

Posted on by Jeremy Wilson in Featured, Football, Sports | 2 Comments

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Professional football is back! I’m not talking about “amateur” athletes being paid like professionals— *coughJohnnyFootballcough*. I’m talking about real, professional, NFL football!

Last season featured suspended Saints, rookie quarterback explosions—Luck, RG3, Russell Wilson, Tannehill, Brandon Weeden (jk)- PED bans, the Ray Lewis farewell tour, Kaepernick taking over, the rise of the NFC West, Peyton returning to his Peyton ways, Colts using their #chuckstrong magic to make the postseason, a player nicknamed “Muscle Hampster,” the Mark Sanchez butt fumble, Joe Flacco’s hail mary, brothers coaching against each other in the Super Bowl, Beyonce reuniting with Destiny’s Child, the lights in the Superdome going out for 30 minutes (probably by the bitter Saints), Jacoby Jones’ kickoff return TD, the 49ers comeback, and the Ravens final redzone stop.


2013 has a lot to live up to, but it’s already off to a quick start. The Aaron Hernandez situation, Tebow making a pit stop in New England, the Ravens trading away their entire attempt at a Super Bowl defense (much like the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks), HBO’s Hard Knocks turning us all into partial Bengals fans, RG3’s miraculous recovery time from a torn ACL, the Saints back in action, and much more.

Are you ready for some football? I know I am.

Here is my quick shakedown on how I see each division playing out in 2013…

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NFL Preseason: Don’t Watch Within 100 Yards of Your Fantasy Strategy

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nfl-fantasy-footballAustin Rissler is a Wise Guise Roundtable contributor, great friend, and Fantasy Football commissioner for a couple of The Wise Guise. He’s joining as a regular contributor this season, writing regular Fantasy Football columns discussing statistics, strategies, anecdotes, and even fielding reader questions and awarding players throughout the season. His research is unmatched and he is the least least-legitimate person to ramble on about things that have zero bearing on real life! Enjoy his first column, discussing the NFL preseason and some draft temptations you should avoid…

The NFL Preseason is underway and with it comes the annual opportunity for diehard Fantasy enthusiasts to dissect each and every box score we can get our hands on.  What I am going to beg each and every one of you to do is this: do not overreact.

I understand the temptation—I really do. We’re starved for football. It’s been more than six months since Ray Lewis hoisted the Lombardi and you can only watch so much baseball before your wife insists it’s time that your Sunday afternoons include some shopping with her. This is our first chance to get an actual look at the 2013 squads (more or less) and see if the raw talents of Saturday nights can become savvy picks for Sunday glory.

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Been Spending Most My Life Living in a Biker’s Paradise

Posted on by Grant Oster in Assorted Wisdom, Featured, Guest Spots, Misc. Posts, Other Sports, Sports | 1 Comment

Today, Grant Oster writes his first piece for The Wise Guise. We hope this will be the first of many more to come. We’re happy to let Grant introduce himself to you before getting to his first piece about cycling culture in the Bluff City: I see myself as a lover of history, writing, and the stock market. From time to time, I try to step back and enjoy the simple things in life. I mean, I have an iPhone—let’s not be ridiculous. I don’t sing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” during the winter holiday, but at the season opener for Memphis Tigers Basketball.  Like most Memphians, I believe that BBQ is not just food, but art—an art which should be enjoyed often. 

When I turned sixteen, I was in no rush to get my driver’s license. In fact, the only reason I got my driver’s license was because I needed a state issued identification to take my ACT. I had no need for a driver’s license—I had a bicycle! And if you’ve taken note over the last several years, so have a lot of Memphians. Whether you attribute the increase of cyclists to the price of gasoline, with averages that rose above $4.00 a gallon in 2008, or possibly the optimist in you believes that Memphians, as a united people, wanted to become healthier—either way, Memphis has become a bicyclist’s paradise.

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