(Originally posted Jan. 11, 2017) Kevin: “Looks like you won the Oscar tonight Storm!” That’s what a fellow cop says to Steven Seagal’s character Mason Storm in “Hard to Kill,” after Storm has just killed or horribly maimed several gangbangers during an attempted convenience store robbery (the fact that the convenience store owner lies dead … Continue reading Steven Seagal’s Oscar-Worthy Moment in “Hard to Kill”
Kevin: “Blade Runner” is a science fiction classic, one of the most influential movies of the last 40 years, and a film whose reputation has only grown over time. It’s also a movie that, while I respect and admire it immensely, also usually puts me to sleep faster than a Benadryl-NyQuil cocktail followed by a … Continue reading The Tough Guy Challenge: Can Kevin Watch “Blade Runner” in One Sitting Without Falling Asleep?
Update: Unfortunately we will not be able to add “watching Bruce Willis blow away a diverse group of criminals” to our list of family activities this Thanksgiving, as the release date for the “Death Wish” remake has been pushed from Nov. 22 of this year to March of 2018. No reason has been given, although … Continue reading Updated: TGD Makes a “Death Wish” to Free Bruce Willis from VOD Purgatory
Kevin: “Everybody loves a clown/So why don’t you?,” sang Gary Lewis and the Playboys in a 1965 song that seems especially dated considering nowadays everyone seems to hate clowns, or at least is scared shitless of them. At some point in our popular culture clowns went from beloved children’s entertainers to either evil serial killers … Continue reading Sorry Pennywise, You’ll Never Be Creepier than the “Killer Klowns from Outer Space”
Kevin: If for some reason you bought a 2020 calendar really early and haven’t had any important events to add to it, Warner Brothers is helping you out by announcing two new DC comic book movies for that year: the creatively titled “Untitled DC Film” set for February 14, and the less creatively titled “Untitled … Continue reading TGD Can’t Wait for “Untitled DC Film” in 2020!
Kevin: Tough Guy Digest is back after a two-week early summer hiatus, and although we’d like to say that we had a lot of adventures and spent quality time with our loved ones, we were mainly recovering from celebrating back-to-back birthdays for “Lethal Weapon” and “Predator.” (Let’s also note that “Face/Off” is celebrating its 20th … Continue reading TGD Returns: Kevin Tries to Recap the “Transformers” Movies Without Actually Watching Them Again
Kevin: It’s hard to believe it’s been less than five months since Twentieth Century Fox gifted us with the first footage of “Alien: Covenant” on Christmas Day last year. While the idea of doing a sequel to the wildly polarizing “Prometheus” seemed insane when it was first announced, Ridley Scott’s newest chapter in the series … Continue reading Flashback: With “Alien: Covenant” Upon Us, a Reminder of the Dumbest Moments from “Prometheus”
Kevin: For our first edition of “The Rewind” – where we see how a certain popular hit or notorious flop holds up on a second viewing – I discovered that the weaknesses of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” were even more pronounced on the small screen. With Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur: Legend of the … Continue reading The Rewind: Does the Director’s Cut of 2004’s “King Arthur” Live Up to the Legend?
Every great action hero needs a great hero name. For instance, would Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” be nearly as intimidating and iconic if his name was Detective Larry Fagenbaum rather than Harry Callahan? We think not, which is why the Tough Guy Digest staff was asked to give some of our favorite fictional names for … Continue reading TGD Staff Poll: Favorite Hero Names
Kevin: Every movie buff often assumes that films were better “back in the day.” Hell, in 1989 I remember seeing articles lamenting the quality of the then-current crop of films compared to 50 years earlier, and this was in a year that produced “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Field of Dreams,” “Dead Poets Society,” … Continue reading 2001: Worst Year Ever for Movies?