Kevin: Former sockless ‘80s bad boy Don Johnson turns 68 years old today, and rather than slowing down, the one-time “Miami Vice” leading man is instead in the midst of a surprising and entertaining stretch of his career, as a supporting player who pops in and adds his fun and laid-charisma to films such as … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Birthday Boy Don Johnson Feels the Beat (the “Heartbeat” that is) in the “Miami Vice” Sing-Off!
A number of noteworthy events have occurred on Dec. 13th over the years, including the concession of the 2000 presidential race by Al Gore, the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and the election of Kofi Annan as Secretary General of the UN. Now we can add to that list the creation of Tough Guy Digest, … Continue reading Let’s Wish Happy Birthday to “The Last Boy Scout” (oh, and also Tough Guy Digest!)
Kevin: It’s been an embarrassment of riches for CJ and myself at the movies lately, as we started last week seeing “Die Hard 2” (review coming soon) at the Alamo Drafthouse and ended it with our usual big-screen Christmas viewing of the original “Die Hard.” In between we also caught one of the many, many, … Continue reading CJ and Kevin Hit the Ice for the Bloodiest Stanley Cup Ever in Van Damme’s “Sudden Death”
(Originally posted Feb. 24, 2017) As the old saying goes, when the truth becomes legend, print the legend. And when it comes to Steven Seagal, it can be difficult to separate the truth from fiction. Was he the first foreigner to operate a dojo in Japan? Apparently yes. Did he do high-level covert work for … Continue reading TGD Friday Flashback: Mike and Anthony Kick Off “Birth of a Legend” Series with Seagal in “Above the Law”
Kevin: If it’s a day ending in “y” then Ridley Scott must be giving another interview in which he claims 1) that he will be making another “Alien” film and 2) that he has a great idea for it, both of which seem like dubious propositions at this point. In addition to the 47 different … Continue reading TGD Stages an Intervention for Ridley Scott Over His Plans for Further “Alien” Films
Kevin: Based on that headline you might be thinking I’m going to say that “American Assassin,” the Michael Keaton-Dylan O’Brien thriller that came out last September, is a bad film; actually no, if nothing else it’s at least watchable and at times pretty good. In a landscape of bland PG-13 action, the film is … Continue reading “American Assassin” Shows What’s Wrong with Today’s Major Studio Action Films
Kevin: Awards season officially began last week, with “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out” cleaning up at the Gotham Awards , whatever those are (meanwhile “Geostorm” went home empty handed, ‘aint that a bitch!). Of course the main event is still the Academy Awards, which will be following up its most buzzed-about ceremony … Continue reading With Awards Season Kicking Off, TGD Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Trainwreck Oscars Ceremony from “The Bodyguard”