Kevin: If you live in Austin and you are a fan of "Star Trek," "T.J. Hooker," or even the short-lived TV series "$#*! My Dad Says" then you are in luck, because the legendary star of all of those masterpieces, William Shatner, will be appearing at the Bass Concert Hall this Saturday evening. Shatner will … Continue reading Hey Austin “Star Trek” Fans, You Have a Reason to Leave the House This Weekend: William Shatner is Screening “Wrath of Khan” at Bass Concert Hall!
Kevin: Mike I know you and I have previously discussed the news that the entertainingly sleazy (or sleazily entertaining) Gerard Butler heist flick “Den of Thieves,” which became a surprise hit earlier this year despite a distinct lack of geostorms, is even more surprisingly getting a sequel. Well since that article and our review of the film continue … Continue reading “Den of Thieves 2” Update! Director Drops New Sequel Details, Doesn’t Seem Too Concerned About Needing a Script
Kevin: Heaven just got a little more foul-mouthed since the passing of America’s favorite abusive drill instructor, R. Lee Ermey, from complications from pneumonia yesterday at the age of 74. Disproving the axiom that there are no second acts in life, Ermey was medically discharged from the Marines in 1972, and while his subsequent stint … Continue reading RIP Gunny: Celebrating R. Lee Ermey’s Finest Moment in Steven Seagal’s “On Deadly Ground”
Kevin: I have to admit I've been kind of looking forward to "The Meg" for a while, mainly because we haven't had a good big-budget shark attack movie since "Deep Blue Sea" (don't even bother trying to argue on behalf of "The Shallows,” one of the worst movies I’ve seen in a theater in years). … Continue reading “The Meg” Trailer Promises Jason Statham vs. Giant Shark, So Why Aren’t We More Excited?
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
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
Kevin: Well CJ I wanted to reassure you that you are not in some kind of “Groundhog Day”-type time loop, even though we are getting news yet again in early January about another possible “Expendables” sequel. We had covered the earlier announcement last year but didn’t bother doing a follow-up when the project was subsequently … Continue reading So I Guess We Need to Talk About “Expendables 4” Again
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: It’s not even December yet, but Hollywood has already gifted us with the first trailer for what is likely to be the big event film for 2018: “Paddington 2.” I guess it’s worth noting that we also got footage for yet another comic book movie, as well as a film that stars Kevin Spacey … Continue reading TGD Trailer Round-Up: New “Avengers,” Spacey-less “All the Money in the World,” and … “Paddington 2”!
Kevin: Concerned citizens across the world had a number of questions yesterday following news that the character of Roman Pearce may no longer be a part of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, the main one being: “Wait, which one was Roman again?” Either way, a Roman-less future is one we may have to accept, as … Continue reading TGD Ponders Whether We Can Live in a World Without Tyrese in “Fast and Furious” (Answer: Yes)