Kevin: The 2008 “darn it, we ALMOST killed Hitler” thriller “Valkyrie” wouldn’t by itself be considered a particularly noteworthy entry on Tom Cruise’s resume, were it not for the fact that without the partnership that began between the star and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie on the film, we wouldn’t have such subsequent Cruise classics as “Edge … Continue reading Before “Mission: Impossible,” Cruise and McQuarrie Gave Us “Jack Reacher,” the Hero Who Needs No Pen!
Kevin: Danny Glover celebrated his birthday this past Sunday, which in most cases would have prompted a simple congratulatory tweet from Tough Guy Digest before we went back to important matters like trying to figure out how to mark the 25th anniversary of “Demolition Man” this year. However, I found it hard to concentrate on … Continue reading Danny Glover’s Birthday Reminds TGD of “Lethal Weapon’s” Most Disturbing Scene
Movies vs. Reality Kevin: When we began our discussion of “Skyscraper” we never thought we’d have so many thoughts that it would turn into our first ever two-part Tag Team, but like CJ when someone breaks out the cocaine at a party, once we started we couldn’t stop. In Part 1 earlier this week we … Continue reading The Rock’s “Skyscraper” Gets the Sequel It Deserves, With Part 2(!) of Our Tag Team on the Most Handicapable Action Hero Ever
Kevin: Since we started this site several years ago, those of us who make up the Tough Guy Squad have done Tag Teams on classics such as “The Running Man,” “Above the Law,” “Over the Top,” “Face/Off,” and, for some reason, “Silent Rage.” However, we’ve never done a two-part Tag Team, but that was before … Continue reading Like The Rock’s Bulging Biceps, CJ and Kevin’s Thoughts on “Skyscraper” Couldn’t Be Contained to Just One Post!
Kevin: When it was released in 2014, Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer” was a welcome throwback to the days before nearly every major studio action movie was a family friendly, PG-13 comic book/fantasy/sci-fi property. An adaptation of the ‘80s TV show, the film starred Denzel as Robert McCall, a former government operative who uses his talent … Continue reading “Equalizer 2” Early Review: Denzel is the World’s Deadliest Lyft Driver in a Satisfying Sequel
Kevin: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s highly anticipated remake of the Anna Nicole Smith thriller “Skyscraper” is out this weekend, and there was no way CJ and I weren’t going to be first in line for what was described as “The Towering Inferno” mixed with “Die Hard.” If you are a fan of this site then … Continue reading Weekend Preview: Is “Skyscraper” Worth Paying Full Price, Matinee, or Skipping Entirely?
Kevin: The release this Friday of “Skyscraper” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a welcome throwback to the days when every third action movie seemed to be “inspired by” (i.e. ripping off) “Die Hard,” including “Under Siege” (terrorists on a ship), “Passenger 57” (terrorists on a plane), “Sudden Death” (terrorists in a hockey arena), and … Continue reading Can’t Wait for The Rock’s “Skyscraper”? Then Check Out 1996’s “Skyscraper” with Anna Nicole Smith!
Kevin: The recent summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was only slightly more historic than the brief meet-up between Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010’s “The Expendables.” After getting to see these two icons finally sharing the screen, action fans were even more excited about the news that Arnie … Continue reading TGD Quick Take: How Does “Escape Plan 2: Hades” Compare to “Escape Plan”? Also, Remember “Escape Plan”?
Kevin: So Mike, a lot of our readers are probably wondering why, of all the better-known movies in the Chuck Norris catalog, we are choosing to Tag Team the relatively obscure 1982 thriller “Silent Rage.” Well, it’s because this is the description for the film you came across while flipping through the channels a few … Continue reading Kevin and Mike Tag Team Chuck Norris, a Biker Gang, Three Mad Scientists, and an Indestructible Killer in 1982’s “Silent Rage”!
Kevin: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” begins by posing an interesting philosophical question: with the dinosaurs on the island of Isla Nubar about to be destroyed by an active volcano, should we intervene to save these dangerous and unpredictable creatures? Or, as Jeff Goldblum advocates to a Congressional committee, should we just let nature take its … Continue reading “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”: Dinosaurs Will Inherit the Earth, Because Man (and Bryce Dallas Howard) is Stupid