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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The Bachelorette 2013 Recap: SEASON FINALE (PART 1)

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Holy bonkers, y’all. The Bachelorette got OFF THE CHAIN last night. We’re talking, like, this should have been the only episode in this entire season, bonkers. We’re not going to do a traditional five point recap because the only recap is the fact that BROOKS DOESN’T LOVE DES AND WHAT THE HELL IS GOING TO HAPPEN NOW????

Okay, so let me break it down for you:

Des went on two FANTASY SUITE dates with Drew and then Chris, and nothing at all interesting happened, except probably some behind-the-scenes heavy petting, and both dudes wildly professing their love for her while she secretly pretended she was dry humping Brooks.

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Roundtable: Entertainment Suggestions for Dog Days of Summer

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With the All-Star Game and NBA season over, the dog days of summer are upon us. It’s hot, there is a bit over a month until football, and there’s not a lot of great new TV on. So this week’s Roundtable will provide some suggestions for how you can entertain yourself while sipping on your sweet tea and trying to stay cool.

Feel free to answer any or all of these three questions for the roundtable.

- Which TV show would you recommend people should “binge-watch”? Whether it’s on Netflix or not, which show should people spend a week or few catching up on in a short period of time?

- What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Which show are you kind of ashamed of watching, but you know if more people actually gave it a try, they’d be hooked too?

- What’s your favorite movie that no one has ever heard of? Which movie is that you love so much, but you’re shocked that most people have probably never heard of it?

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The Bachelorette 2013 Recap: HOMETOWNS

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“I’m hoping for a proposal, and from Brooks!” (DID I HEAR THAT RIGHT?)

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Des looking freaked out, because DUH.

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The Bachelorette 2013: Week 5 Recap

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It’s another week of The Bachelorette and another week where all of our brain cells shrink into themselves and then explode onto the floor. The show could have been truncated into 30 minutes of nail-biting television, and instead, it dragged out for what felt like an eternity. But imagine! If the show were condensed into 30 minutes, and they turned it into a sitcom about a group of suitors and a boring lady. Or, they just made it like Friends. OR, they made it INTO Friends. Then we could all just watch and talk about Friends every week!

This week included a trip to Germany, a two on one date, and a great set of previews. Highlights below!

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Roundtable: Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

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With World War Z coming out this next week, this week’s topic is a creative and fun one. It’s time to create a Survival Guide for When (Not If) the Zombie Apocalypse occurs.

So we posed two questions to the panelists for this week’s roundtable:
 
1) Where would you hole up during a zombie apocalypse?
 
2) If you could only have 5 items for your Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit, what would you choose and why?

You won’t want to miss their answers below! This is our most hilarious and creative roundtable yet. Enjoy!

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Roundtable: What’s the Best Superhero Movie… not called The Dark Knight?

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With Man of Steel bringing Superman back to the silver screen when it premieres this weekend, we thought The Wise Guise and friends should each answer the question: “What is the best/your favorite superhero movie?” Because several of the guise feared every answer would be The Dark Knight, we decided to not make people choose between Heath Ledger and anyone else (DARN YOU, OLSEN TWINS!). So we made the weekly topic best superhero movie… not called The Dark Knight. We asked people to be creative. The result: THREE Keanu Reeves movies were mentioned. Check out what The Wise Guise and friends discussed, including traditional superhero movies and… others. Enjoy! 

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