Recent late night text from Kevin to the Tough Guy Squad: Hey guys, for some reason I am watching “Live by Night” for the first time since I wrote about it last year. Mike, do you remember when they kind of implied that Affleck’s character had a superhuman ability to absorb pain like Bruce Willis … Continue reading Mike, CJ, and Kevin Couldn’t Stop Texting Each Other About the Awfulness of Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night”
Kevin: It’s hard not to feel like we’ve been transported back to the 1980s lately, what with Tom Cruise reigning at the box office, tensions between the United States and Russia at a fever pitch, and Steven Seagal dominating the headlines, not for his film work obviously but for his new Moscow-appointed role as a … Continue reading Russia’s Newest Agent Steven Seagal First Took on America’s Deep State 30 Years Ago in “Above the Law”
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
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: A couple of weeks ago CJ and I reviewed “Avengers: Infinity War,” and we found ourselves surprisingly amenable to Thanos’ desire to wipe out a good chunk of humanity after sitting next to the world’s most annoying Marvel fan. After nearly three hours of having to endure this insane woman’s loud commentary on the … Continue reading Who Is More Annoying in a Movie Theater: Greta Gerwig or the Woman Tweeting Behind Her?
Kevin: If you are wondering why you are seeing a bunch of “Star Wars” memes in your social media feed today, it’s because it is May the fourth, get it? You know, how “fourth” kinda but not really sounds like “force,” so “May the fourth be with you.” Yeah I know it’s really stupid, but … Continue reading “Star Wars” Friday Flashback: May the Fourth Be With “Solo” to Be Better Than “Rogue One” or “Last Jedi”
Kevin: It’s hard to believe now, but back in 2001 Michael Bay actually appeared to be on the cusp of being taken seriously as a filmmaker by the critics, with his upcoming three-hour war drama “Pearl Harbor” positioned to be the next “Titanic” both at the box office and at the Oscars. Instead the movie … Continue reading Shit Just Got Real: “Bad Boys II” Returning to the Big Screen in May at the Alamo Drafthouse!
Kevin: The most creatively exciting actor/director pairing since De Niro and Scorsese is back in theaters this weekend with “Rampage,” the newest collaboration between Dwayne Johnson and Brad (“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” “San Andreas”) Petyon, in which The Rock finds himself having to keep three giant creatures from destroying Chicago. Hopefully he does a … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Before Battling Monsters in “Rampage,” Dwayne Johnson Was the World’s Worst First Responder in “San Andreas”
Kevin: Last year we celebrated Steven Seagal’s birthday with a comprehensive look back at the life and career of one of the most unlikely movie stars ever to come out of Hollywood, whose quick rise and fall from the Tinseltown A-list still gave us some of our favorite moments from our favorite period in action … Continue reading Birthday Boy Steven Seagal Appeared on the Most Bizarre “Roseanne” Episode Ever, and We Have the Pics to Prove It