Celebrating America With Movies: Fourth of July Viewing Alternatives


I first want to state that I fully believe that America, and this great holiday in particular, are meant to be celebrated outdoors. Not necessarily in those ridiculous looking American flag shorts you bought online a few years ago to "stand out" and then dug through your closet to find Read more

Examining Our Love-Hate Relationship with Taylor Swift


Two years ago, I revealed to the world I had a sad, secret love affair with Taylor Swift and her music. It was a difficult moment for me, as I had publicly bad-mouthed the pop star for years. “I mean, can she really sing?” I would question. “And she Read more

Letter to the Editor: Thoughts from a Veteran and Current Police Officer


Today we're posting this "Letter to the Editor" that we received this morning from someone whose identity shall remain anonymous. He's a veteran and currently a police officer in the city of Memphis. In light of the recent tragedy in South Carolina he just had a few words he Read more

Monday Morning Mailbag: Jurassic World, Cavs-Warriors, & More


Wise Guise Warriors... I'm back! A lot has been happening in the world since I last posted. I got lots of questions about all sorts of topics in addition to many things I've wanted to blog about but haven't had time. So, without further ado, here's a Monday Morning Read more

Previously on The Bachelorette... A Season Review


  Disclaimer: I watched the show immediately after my favorite hockey team suffered a brutal loss. All comments and analogies will most likely reflect how upset I was at the time. I’m still upset, for what it's worth. But hey, you know the old saying – it’s better to let Read more

The Bachelorette 2015: Bio Breakdown


This past Monday I felt an emptiness in my life. I knew it had nothing to do with my work or my personal life or not pursuing my dreams or anything like that, so I googled "the bachelorette 2015 start date," and to my delight I found that it Read more

Birdman flies high for 2015 Academy Awards

Posted on by Alex Beene in Awards Addict, Entertainment, Featured, Movies | Leave a comment

oscars-2015-stage-production_gallery_primaryIt’s a time-honored tradition of mine to provide an Oscar recap the day after the annual Academy Awards gala each year. It’s also becoming a regular ritual to summarize what a bore the telecast was. Read more

Alex’s Official Predictions for the 2015 Oscars

Posted on by Alex Beene in Awards Addict, Entertainment, Featured, Movies | Leave a comment

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The Oscars are set to take place Sunday night, and, as usual, most of the winners seem pretty clear-cut before the ceremony even starts. Despite the minor drama in Best Picture, the Academy’s yearly show should be fairly by the books. Read more

Inaugural 2015 Groucho Movie Awards

Posted on by Clayton Martin in Entertainment, Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies | Leave a comment

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So over the past several years, as 10-15 of you have seen (thank you!), I’ve done my top movies of the year lists. I’ve ranked anywhere from my top 25 to my top 50. Even the year I did my top 50, I semi-embarrassingly felt I had to make some tough cuts. I clearly see too many movies. But in an attempt to avoid ever becoming this guy, or this guy, both of whom not only saw way too many movies in 2014, but also have a lot of super questionable choices, I’m going to try out a new, awards-style format to display my favorite films of the year. I think the people deserve an awards process that doesn’t pander to Hollywood campaigns and that’s what I aim to do here. The “Grouchos” name comes from the obvious resemblance of our logo here at The Wise Guise to Groucho Marx and the fact that I’m pretty unabashedly a movie snob that easily gets grouchy arguing about movies. Just seemed fitting.

These awards are a kind of hybrid combo version of my personal favorites and what I personally thought was the “best,” all leaning more heavily towards my personal favorites in each category. I am the sole voter for these awards and, as you will see, I reserved myself the right to have as many nominees as I saw fit for each category. In addition to the winners, I would urge you to take close note of the nominees in each category. I took a lot of time to put real thought into my personal nominees regardless of what the Academy or Hollywood Foreign Press or anyone else has done. 

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He Said, She Said TV Review: Better Call Saul

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Entertainment, Featured, He Said, She Said, Television, TV Reviews | Leave a comment

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Better Call Saul has premiered its first three episodes. As AMC’s latest groundbreaking original series spinning off from Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul has had great reviews and ratings. Joseph is a huge fan of Breaking Bad and Palmer never quite got into it. In the latest He Said, She Said, what do they both think of the first three episodes?

Joseph:

As long as I can remember, I’ve loved hour-long TV dramas about lawyers. My dad always loved Perry Mason, so I grew up with the most basic and original Godfather of TV legal procedurals. Then, during summers in elementary school, I’d wake up, play outside, then take a mid-morning break to watch Matlock reruns on TBS. So there’s something familiar and comfortable about Better Call Saul, AMC’s latest top-tier original drama series that is both prequel and sequel spin-off to one of the greatest TV dramas of all-time, Breaking Bad.

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Oscars 2015: The Year of not taking Risks

Posted on by Alex Beene in Awards Addict, Entertainment, Featured, Movies | Leave a comment

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This year I’ve written less about the Oscars than ever before. I wondered if the reason for this lack of enthusiasm to cover the 2015 race had to do with personally being overwhelmed by other obligations. After seeing all of the nominees and dwelling on the Academy’s choices, I’ve determined that’s not the case. Read more

The Bachelor 2015: Ho(e)metowns

Posted on by Jeremy Wilson in Entertainment, Featured, Misc. TV, Reality Check, Television, TV Reviews, Weekly Posts, Weekly Review | Leave a comment

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Ain’t no party like a Bachelor party, cuz a Bachelor party is FIVE HOURS THIS WEEK.

Oh my.

Guys (girls), I can’t believe Farmer Chris and Jade sat there and watched her strip… I mean, how did it come to that? Ugh, but we’ll get to that later, anyway…

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