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
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
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
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