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

Tuesday’s With Tony: Stairway To Heaven

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I’m not the only one who sees the value of Tony Allen. My dear friend Bill Simmons, whom I’ve shared many a podcast with, recently wrote his annual trade deadline top 50 most valuable players article. Well guess who’s contract was deemed most desirable for teams to acquire. Tick tick tick.

What is Tony Allen for $300?

You would be correct! So if Bill Simmons believes in Tony Allen, why don’t you? I’m not trying to twist your arm to follow my Grizzled baller. I am, however, indian burning your arm to follow him.

Last week we broke down the numbers with Tony and saw the deeper side to ole “Trick or Treat” Tony (Boston C’s reference). Having spent such an inordinate amount of time with Tony’s tweets, I have noticed a few tendencies or “tells” in @aa000g9’s Twitter game. He likes to tweet about God and music. A lot.

Tony loves giving thanks to the man upstairs. I’m just not sure sometimes if the message is being delivered clearly because of some spelling issues. You see, Tony loves shoutin’ out (S/0) to “Farther God“. Read more

Upcoming Films of 2012

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Well reader of this, you’re welcome. I’ve done all the work for you. Compiled here is everything you need to know and look forward to related to movies in 2012. This isn’t every movie that’s coming out, just the ones that I feel are most noteworthy. About half of them are linked with trailers if you click the names and the others are linked to the IMDb page because the trailers haven’t been released. I have probably spent more time on this post than any research paper I’ve ever done so I hope you enjoy! I tried to include all of the blockbusters as well as the smaller indie films that are noteworthy. This should be a good reference throughout the year and you might want to bookmark it because I’ll be updating it throughout the year with date changes and additions. Read more

Movie Review: Undefeated

Posted on by Clayton Martin in Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies | 2 Comments

What a perfect film to be the inaugural Wise Guise movie review! I saw this film last Friday night on opening night in Memphis and couldn’t be more excited to share my thoughts with you all.

Let me start off by saying that had this film come out in Memphis prior to my 2011 rankings post it probably would have actually gotten the top spot. Boom. Wildcard allocated. Most of you don’t know me so you don’t know how seriously I go into nerd mode when I rank things. The top spot is ultra coveted in my head. I can’t help it.

So lets get this party started with some recurring themes from critics reviews in regards to Undefeated

Emotional. Effective. Rousing. Crowd-pleasing. Intelligently inspiring. Enjoyably upbeat.

Undefeated is so much more than all that commonly tossed around film critic jargon. I fear that this will end up sounding cheesy and cliche, but Undefeated was so good that I struggle to find adequate terms to use to describe it. My hope by writing this is that you’ll see it and fully appreciate why.

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Fantasy Survivor Challenge: Week 2

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Since we’re not yet to the merge, the scoring each week is quite simple right now.  After the female tribe stopped the male tribe’s dominant momentum, the alpha male alliance fractured quickly once it was shown Colton’s clever and not-so-clever band of misfits had the numbers, and Matthew was sent packing.

Team Joseph: 5 points

Team Colin: 5 points

Team Clayton: 4 points
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Whitney Reisser: Idol Thoughts

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This guest post comes from Maryville, TN native Whitney Reisser. We are honored to help fulfill her dream of being an American Idol blogger and we look forward to having her share some more Idol Thoughts in the future!

It’s officially my favorite season…American Idol season!  My name is Whitney Reisser, and I am a self-proclaimed Idoloonie.  It has always been my dream to be an Idol blogger, so you can imagine my excitement when Clayton asked me to join The Wise Guise and share my passion for Idol with you.

Let me start of by telling you a little bit about myself and my own Idol journey.  I’ve been avid watcher of American Idol since season one, and I do not miss an episode.  I calculated the hours per season, and I think I’ve watched around 800 hours of American Idol. That doesn’t include the fact that I often watch episodes multiple times to ensure I really know the performances and the contestants.  In my spare time, I love reading Idol blogs, doing research about contestants’ lives “before Idol,” and watching my favorite Idol recap webisode “Idology” at TV Line.

Okay, so I could either be making myself out to be a total nerd or as a well-educated and trusted Idol source…I’m gonna assume it’s the latter.  So with the first week of live shows behind us and a huge 12-person elimination last week, we embark on our first theme week this Wednesday.  Before we see our top 13 battle it out, I want to do a quick run through of our contestants this year (listed in the order they were announced).  Feel free to give your input in the comments below. Read more

Tuesdays With Tony: The Numbers

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Top of the morning to you all, I’m on my MTV jams flow. Tony’s vernacular is surreptitiously becoming intertwined into my daily conversations and I love it. People just look at me funny. Apparently verbalizing tweets doesn’t result in instant popularity. Oh well, it was worth a shot. But enough about me, this is Tony’s time.

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