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

Sports

Marrying into a Winning Tradition

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If you read my piece from this time last year that chronicled my Ole Miss Football fandom, then you know that I didn’t grow up as much of a college football fan, and that unfortunately Ole Miss has not provided a consistent winning tradition for me to cheer on since I decided to enroll there and developed an intense passion for the game. Things are looking up for the Rebels, but big time seasons could still be a year or two away.

Luckily, I have had the opportunity over the past five years to adopt a new team, one that does have a consistent winning tradition, as my own. And it feels pretty good. Read more

Bright Spots: Memphis QB Plays Piano Duet at St. Jude

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I’ll be honest… it’s been a tough few years to be a Memphis Tigers football fan. Ever since DeAngelo Williams left to the NFL, there haven’t been many wins and there’s been some coaching changes. It’s corresponded with my full-fledged baptism as a Vanderbilt Commodores football fan, which also started out with some rough patches and speed bumps as I learned about the heartbreak that comes with that. BUT THEN JAMES FRANKLIN ARRIVED and Vandy football has become a force to be reckoned with.

But that’s not what this post today is about. Today’s post is about a Bright Spot that reminds me what makes Memphis so great: heart. The team bounced back last season with a new coach and new starting QB, Jacob Karam. And this YouTube video of Jacob playing the piano and singing a duet with a St. Jude patient has gone viral.

And as things get dusty in the man cave as you watch this, remember what makes Memphis so wonderful as a city and the Memphis Tigers so easy to cheer for, through good times and bad. It’s heart.

Roundtable: Greatest Celebrity Meltdown of All Time?

Posted on by The Wise Guise in Entertainment, Featured, Movies, Music, Roundtables, Sports, Television | Leave a comment

In the era of the internet, social media, and 24/7 cable news, we have more coverage about celebrities and quicker spins to burn celebrities at the stake after scandals. Also, though, as we’ve seen with some movie stars and some politicians, returns to redemption can happen a lot quicker than in the past.

Regardless, celebrity scandals have always been a part of American history and have become more prominent every year over the past decade.

So this week’s roundtable is a simple one. Paula Deen and Amanda Bynes are the most recent celebrities to fall from the public’s graces. This week, we ask you…

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Pro Wrestling’s nWo: The Rise, the Fall, and What Might Have Been

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Alex: Grappling with Greed – The Rise & Fall of the nWo

To the victors of war go the keys of history. To hear WWE talk about the Monday Night Wars today gives a somewhat warped view of why professional wrestling became a global phenomenon in the late 1990s. They’d like to have you believe it was their cleverly designed “Attitude Era” that was the primary cause of the boom.

And yet, that innovative period was actually in response to the great success their Southern-based rival, World Championship Wrestling, had enjoyed. With new WCW head Eric Bischoff in control, the company incorporated some interesting new tactics into its televised strategy, including live broadcasts every week.

The centerpiece of their skyrocketing ascension came in the form of the New World Order. The volatile group of black-and-white bad guys helped not only to bolster WCW to the top of the wrestling world, but also made Ted Turner’s once financially unstable organization a boatload of cash.

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Roundtable: Greatest American Celebrity?

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The Wise Guise prides itself on being patriotic and freedom-loving. Last year, we published an Independence Day Ode to American Pop Culture and a Freedom-Lovers Fourth of July Top 10 List. This year, we’ve had a fresh Ode to All Things America and now, our weekly roundtable discusses great Americans of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Topic: Who is the best American celebrity of all time? Which American famous person best represents all that makes America great? #LandoftheFree #HomeoftheBrave

You won’t want to miss who all our panel chose!

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Thoughts on the Memphis Tigers New Court Design

Posted on by Garrett Hall in Basketball, Featured, Guest Spots, Sports | Leave a comment

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Today Memphis Basketball announced that the court will have a new design for next year.  No, not a simple new paint job, they are going all out with placing the Memphis Skyline on the court.

For college teams, this trend was started a couple years ago when Oregon announced that they were going to have a new court design.  Everyone was excited to see what they would come up with, because heck it is Oregon and who doesn’t love what they put out.  Well lets just say their court design went over just as good as the silver reflective helmets that they tried to wear.  In my opinion it was a total fail. Read more