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

The Wise Guise Pick The Oscar Winners

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Welcome to Clayton Martin and Joseph Williams’ Oscar Picks! This is the 6th year in a row we have done this but we finally have a good outlet to share it with you guys! We will be updating the winners on the webpage as the awards are given out and live tweeting our thoughts during the show. Joseph Williams is the defending champion. (By the slimmest of margins, Clayton would like to add)

Clayton would also like to publicly issue the following challenge: Starting next year, you can only select films you have seen. For instance, you can’t pick Christopher Plummer from Beginners unless you’ve seen Beginners. You can’t pick A Separation, unless of course you’ve seen A Separation. Just a thought.

For this year, picks were submitted at the same time to ensure no foul play. There are still only two variances so this has pretty much turned into here is who WILL win according to The Wise Guise. Here are our picks! Read more

Feeny Friday: “Pilot”

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By the end of most weeks, you’ve had some successes and you’ve had some failures.  But, by Friday, you’re exhausted and often feeling at the end of your rope.  It’s at this point in time, whether it’s humility you need or some encouragement, that everyone needs a healthy dose of George Feeny.  After all, most of our lives would probably be worse off and definitely be less wise without him.  On a blog where we admit that our wisdom is limited, we felt we would be doing our faithful readers a disservice to not provide some authentic wisdom at the end of every week from one Mr. George Feeny.Lots can change in a week.  While I began to accumulate Boy Meets World episodes on my DVR, Amazon had a Gold Box Deal of the Day which was every season of Boy Meets World on DVD for $65.00.  This was clearly one of the best gifts to humanity since the manna came down from heaven in the Old Testament.  After multiple friends sent me the link, there was no way to not make the purchase.  So now, thanks to the Big Guy upstairs and Amazon, Feeny Friday will bring you wisdom from Mr. Feeny, starting at the beginning, a wonderful place to start.

Boy Meets World premiered on September 24, 1993. When the “Pilot” episode aired, few knew the impact this show would ultimately have on the moral well-being and understanding of love and friendship on my generation.  But, from the start, it introduced us to a man named Mr. Feeny. Read more

Patrick Russell: A Typical Week in English Graduate School

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This post comes from Texas Tech Graduate School student Patrick Russell. We are glad he has agreed to join us and we hope you all enjoy his humorous post!

When I tell people that I’ve gone back to school for a master’s degree in English, the most frequent question I get is: what do I actually do as an English graduate student, other than read old books and learn how to make coffee or how to super-size fries? When the tears caused by their insensitive jokes finally stop* and I have gathered enough strength to face the world again, I try to educate my “friends” ** about the realities of life of an English grad student.

*There’s career potential in English graduate school besides working in the fast food industry, people! I could teach high school English. Also, I hear that some carwashes offer dental these days!

**Seriously. Words hurt.

What follows is a brief retelling of the events of last week, a typical week for me. All of it is true, though I have edited some inappropriate language. Read more

2011 Movie Rankings (1-10)

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“Certain things leave you in your life and certain things stay with you. And that’s why we’re all interested in movies- those ones that make you feel, you still think about. Because it gave you such an emotional response, it’s actually part of your emotional make-up, in a way.” -Tim Burton

Welcome to Part 2 of my 2011 movie rankings. As some of you know I absolutely love ranking things, so I’m sure ranking various film related topics will become a bit of a recurring theme. Also be sure to check back on Saturday for a special edition of The Imaginarium featuring Joseph Williams as we make our Oscar picks. This is a tradition we have done for many years on Facebook and I’m excited to have a new platform to display who is truly more knowledgable than who. If you would like to submit your picks feel free to do so to thewiseguiseblog@gmail.com. Here is a list of all nominees and, for your submissions, just predict the first 9 on that page and then Best Documentary to make 10 total. Anyone that beats me on those 10 will be recognized in next week’s post. Submissions must be in by noon on Saturday (or before my picks are posted). May the odds be ever in your favor.

Now let’s get down to the top 10… Read more

Jeremy Wilson: The Curious Case of Jeremy (Lin)

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Welcome to the first ever Wise Guise guest post! This will be a segment we do most weeks and most posts will be from writers that receive a request from us. Anyone is welcome to submit a guest post but we plan to be very selective with what posts we publish.

This post comes from University of Tennessee student and Lakeland, Florida native, Jeremy Wilson (@JeremyWilson412). We are glad he has agreed to join us and we hope you all enjoy his enlightening post! Read more

Tuesday’s With Tony: Tony Goes To The Movies

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Time for the Tuesday with Tony’s top tweets for the twenty first of February in two thousand twelve. Time to check in with our buddy Tony, and see what he’s been up to this week.

First of all, Tony amassed over 100 “!’s” in a two day period. He also tipped in a game winning shot against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, so he has been extra abusive with the “!’s”. If someone were smart (you can thank me later), they could start a charity organization that donates said amount every time @aa000g9 uses a “!” to a worthy cause. I’m such a philanthropist. But enough about giving, let’s talk about Tony!!!! Read more