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 Top 10 Things in Entertainment for 2016


2016 has largely been seen as a bad year, with one of the prominent reasons being the passing of so many artists and celebrities. While it certainly was painful to lose talents like Prince, David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, and dozens of others, those ends didn’t take away from the Read more

Grading All the New Movie Trailers Out of Comic-Con


I traveled to visit family this weekend, so as new trailers came pouring in over the weekend from San Diego's Comic-Con, I was only able to watch a couple of them. I'm sure many of you may be interested in seeing them, debating them, and discussing them. So I Read more

Aaron Sorkin Archives - The Wise Guise

Review: The Newsroom

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Featured, Television, TV Reviews | Leave a comment

[Writer’s Note: Ironically, given the topic of The Newsroom, I finish writing this while reading the Arizona Immigration Supreme Court decision and reading the headlines, which range from “Huge win for Obama Administration” to “Key Part Upheld, Huge Loss for President Obama”. That media… it. sure. is. something.]

Disclaimer: I love Aaron Sorkin. I have since I first watched A Few Good Men and began watching The West Wing towards the end of season two in time to see this memorable scene.  Having watched and re-watched The West WingSports Night, and the very uneven, extremely hit-and-miss single season of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, I’m a Sorkinphile for sure.

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Netflix Suggestions: Round Four

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

1. Days of Heaven This is a movie that the many film buffs would agree is actually one of the best movies ever made. However, it’s also one that is vastly underrated by most people today. If you read my top 10 rankings from 2011 you saw that I put The Tree of Life at the top spot. I’m a sucker for Terrence Malick. I can’t help it. Days of Heaven is one of the few movies I’ve seen that I would put in the same class of beauty from a cinematography perspective. Also I hated the trailer I found so I’ve posted the opening scene below instead. Read more

2011 Movie Rankings (1-10)

Posted on by Clayton Martin in Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies | 9 Comments

“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