Friday Flashback: “Justice League” Turned Out to Be Joss Whedon’s First and Last Foray into the World of DC Comics

Kevin: The news that Joss Whedon is exiting the planned Batgirl film because he “didn’t have a story” set up a lot of obvious jokes about how that’s never stopped any of these other recent DC comics films from getting made. Of course there has also been speculation that his departure is due to the … Continue reading Friday Flashback: “Justice League” Turned Out to Be Joss Whedon’s First and Last Foray into the World of DC Comics

“Cobra Kai” Trailer Features the Return of Ralph Macchio, but TGD Asks: Where’s Terry Silver?

Kevin: Although it was released last week, we at Tough Guy Digest are just getting around to watching the teaser trailer for the upcoming “Cobra Kai” series that again pits Ralph Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso character against his old high school nemesis Johnny Lawrence 30 years after they faced off in the original “Karate Kid.” I … Continue reading “Cobra Kai” Trailer Features the Return of Ralph Macchio, but TGD Asks: Where’s Terry Silver?

Patrick Swayze May Have Been God’s Perfect Man, but TGD Has a Man Crush for Sam Elliott in “Road House”

Kevin: “Appear weak when you are strong, strong when you are weak.” “Never underestimate your opponent, expect the unexpected.” “The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.” “Nobody ever wins a fight.” “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” “I used to fuck guys like you in prison.” It’s … Continue reading Patrick Swayze May Have Been God’s Perfect Man, but TGD Has a Man Crush for Sam Elliott in “Road House”

Friday Flashback: Let’s Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “Action Jackson” with a Delicious King Cobra Malt Liquor!

Kevin: It’s appropriate that we are just coming off of Valentine’s Day, as it’s hard to imagine a love greater than the one that Tough Guy Digest shares for the Carl Weathers classic “Action Jackson,” which came out 30 years ago this week on Feb. 12, 1988. Actually it’s hard to imagine anyone not loving … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Let’s Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “Action Jackson” with a Delicious King Cobra Malt Liquor!

Tough Guy Challenge: Is Arnold’s “The Last Action Hero” a Misunderstood Gem, or Still a “Big Mistake”?

Kevin: We started our Tough Guy Challenge series by seeing if Bruce Willis superfan CJ could find something good to say about Bruce’s super-expensive and potentially career-killing flop “Hudson Hawk” (spoiler alert: he couldn’t). We also knew/feared we’d someday likely be covering “The Last Action Hero,” the equally troubled and badly received 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle which … Continue reading Tough Guy Challenge: Is Arnold’s “The Last Action Hero” a Misunderstood Gem, or Still a “Big Mistake”?

News of a “Den of Thieves” Sequel Has Kevin Excited, and Mike … Considerably Less So

Kevin: It’s been less than a week since Mike and I reviewed “Den of Thieves” and called it a testosterone-fueled remake of “Heat” that – while possessing none of the intelligence and thoughtfulness of Michael Mann’s 1995 classic – was still an enjoyably sleazy antidote to Oscar season, anchored by a brashly aggressive and muscular … Continue reading News of a “Den of Thieves” Sequel Has Kevin Excited, and Mike … Considerably Less So

Happy Birthday Bandit! Burt Reynolds Races the Law and Chases the Ladies in “White Lightning”

Kevin: “Gator McKlusky. He’s a booze-runnin’, motor-gunnin’, law-breakin’, love-makin’ rebel. He hits the screen like a bolt, a bolt of white lightning. Whether he’s racing the law, or chasing the ladies, Gator’s the fastest thing alive.” There is probably no other actor on the face of the earth who could have lived up to that … Continue reading Happy Birthday Bandit! Burt Reynolds Races the Law and Chases the Ladies in “White Lightning”