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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Roundtable: Which TV Show Would You Bring Back?

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There was a time in our site’s history where we would have e-mail threads with our friends about various topics, and then Clayton or I would format those into a lengthy blog post. Eventually, they became too inconsistent and too time-consuming to put together, so they faded away. Recently, Wise Guise contributor Sutter Vaught reached out to me with the idea of doing a weekly series where we posed one direct question to a panel of writers/contributors/friends to answer. With a more consistent format, this new Weekly Roundtable series was born. Each week, we’ll be posing a question to a panel (which will have consistent characters and some occasional guests) to give their thoughts.

For the first one, the topic was an easy one. With Arrested Development’s return to Netflix for a fourth season, 24’s return for a special season next May, and Veronica Mars returning with a KickStarter-funded movie, everyone is thinking about what other TV shows they wish could come back from the abyss of cancellation. Our panel answers the simple question: Which TV show would YOU bring back for more episodes?

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The Bachelorette 2013: Week Two Recap

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Welcome back to another week of The Bachelorette.  Are you crying from boredom now? Did you read Infinite Jest this morning to replenish your neurons? Great. Then we’re not on the same page.  Last night, the star of the show was Des’ baby blue Bentley, with the close runner up being one of the bachelors who doesn’t seem to have a neck. But, seeing as the Bentley technically belongs to Chris Harrison & ABC, we’ll go ahead and review the rest of the night’s crazy events, which mostly involved a lot of roided-up arguments, v-necks, and hooded sweatshirts designed to fit men with shoulders the size of mediocre songwriters’ egos.  And, as always, we’ll save you the hassle and condense this into five danger-free highlights!

First, a rap video full of white people

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SPECIAL FEENY DAY: THE LEGEND RETURNS!

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News about Girl Meets World is coming in at such record pace that we can’t until Good Friday for the latest update. Not only is this because there’s so much quantity of news and pictures coming in from the set, but because of the utmost QUALITY OF THE NEWS WE HAVE TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY!

Ever since the first Feeny Fridays where we recapped Feeny’s wisdom from the first season, our main focus in rewinding to our childhood (and our young adulthood watching reruns, if we’re honest) has been to glean life wisdom from George Feeny.

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Feeny Friday: Uncle Shawn & Uncle Eric Joining Girl Meets World?

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Since the new era of Feeny Friday has begun with our in-depth look at the production of Girl Meets World and campaign to bring back Feeny to give us more wisdom, we here at The Wise Guise have been staying up to date. And there are a number of things we’ve learned. As Adele might say, rumor has it that production has begun on the pilot episode of Girl Meets World. And, although the radar remains relatively silent on Feeny’s return, we have learned a lot. And there’s greater hope for Uncle Eric & Uncle Shawn to show up than ever before!

Without further ado, I present…

THE TOP EIGHT LATEST THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT GIRL MEETS WORLD

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THE BACHELOR FINALE RECAP AHHHHH

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Like most of America, I fast forwarded through much of The Bachelor finale, only to be disappointed with the fact that Sean picked Catherine, someone I barely even knew was on the show.

Poor Lindsay: She walked through a bunch of woods and rocks only to get dumped on national television despite the fact that she was sure she was about to get engaged.  I’ve been dumped in a lot of different ways, but that, folks, is simply awful.

But, because she apparently is a ROCK STAR, she barely cried, she walked away, and she didn’t say anything stupid or too pathetic until she was in the car.  That almost never happens.

 Then Sean picked Catherine and we all yawned. 

 THE BACHELOR FINALE RECAP AHHHHH

Catherine and Sean get weird. (From WetPaint)

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The Bachelor Recap: All The Things We’ve Learned

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This week’s episode of The Bachelor was spectacularly awful.  To be honest, I could barely stand to watch the majority of it, as nobody says or does anything interesting, and I don’t find Sean to be ridiculously attractive (as it seems the rest of the country does).  Furthermore, the gratuitous shots of him in tank tops staring into the sun are starting to get a bit redundant.

Highlights of this episode? THE PREVIEWS.  Things we can learn from this episode?

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