Kevin: We’re closing out our breakdown of the murderous adventures of architect Paul Kersey with “Death Wish 4: The Crackdown,” which was the last in the series produced by the Cannon Group before legendary schlockmeisters Golan and Globus parted ways. First though they parted with original series director Michael Winner after he had a falling out with … Continue reading “Death Wish” Week: Bronson Gets a Catering Job, and Also Singlehandedly Destroys Two Drug Cartels, in “Death Wish 4: The Crackdown”
Kevin: We started our look back at the Charles Bronson "Death Wish" sequels with, obviously, "Death Wish II," in which the world's most trigger-happy architect tracks down his daughter's killers by randomly walking around Los Angeles and somehow coming across one of them every single night. With no more family members left to avenge, "Death Wish … Continue reading “Death Wish” Week: Bronson Takes on His Greatest Adversary, The Giggler, in “Death Wish 3”
Kevin: If you didn’t check out Bruce Willis’ remake of “Death Wish” this past March, it’s likely because you were dissuaded by its lousy 17 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as the fact that it came out a couple of weeks after the Parkland High School shooting. Well its score would have been … Continue reading “Death Wish” Week: Bronson Shows Bruce How You Really Take Out the Trash in “Death Wish II”
Kevin: CJ you checked out "Solo," appropriately enough, by yourself this weekend, and it sounds like you did not have much company since the box office numbers were the biggest embarrassment Disney faced this week until Roseanne said “hold my beer.” I was still kind of interested in seeing the film despite the fact that it … Continue reading CJ Catches “Solo” and Bows Before Alden Ehrenreich, Now and Forever the One True Han Solo!
Kevin: The version of “Solo” that audiences see this weekend will likely be significantly different from the one originally envisioned by “21 Jump Street/The Lego Movie” masterminds Chris Miller and Phil Lord before they were abruptly fired during production last year. In their search for a veteran filmmaker who could quickly come in and deliver … Continue reading Thirty Years Before Going “Solo,” Ron Howard Tried to Navigate George Lucas’ Worst Instincts in “Willow”
Kevin: While “Karate Kid” fever is again sweeping the nation like it’s 1984, I remained wary of the new “Cobra Kai” television series mainly because any time Hollywood tries to revisit a beloved decades-old property, it almost always turns out badly (e.g. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Tron: Legacy,” “Independence Day: Resurgence”). … Continue reading Is “Cobra Kai” Worth Signing Up for YouTube Red, or Should We Just Watch “Karate Kid III” (or “Iron Eagle”) Again?
Kevin: Well CJ like most of America apparently, we caught “Avengers: Infinity War” last weekend. Note that they changed it from “Infinity War Part 1” a while back, because as we’ve been repeatedly told, this is not one movie that’s been broken into two parts for financial reasons, as with the final “Hunger Games” or … Continue reading Review: It’s Thanos vs. the Avengers in “Infinity War,” and Kevin and CJ vs. the World’s Most Annoying Marvel Fan in the Theater!
Kevin: Well with the summer movie season getting ready to kick off with “Avengers: Infinity War” in a couple of weeks, CJ and I decided to check out the last of the spring blockbusters over the weekend with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Rampage,” which is based on the ‘80s arcade game in the same way … Continue reading Review: Kevin and CJ Saw a Giant Gorilla Fight a Giant Alligator, Plus They Also Watched The Rock’s “Rampage”
Kevin: Tough Guy Digest is back after a Spring Break hiatus that went on longer than we expected, mainly because we all have a lot of shit going on right now, so back off! Sorry that was uncalled for, we're just a little peeved due to the fact that "Hurricane Heist" blew into and out … Continue reading Review: TGD is Back, as CJ Answers All of Kevin’s Burning “Pacific Rim Uprising” Questions
Kevin: So CJ you and I just took part in a pretty historic event: we saw a Bruce Willis movie in an actual movie theater! That’s right, for the first time in what feels like forever, a Bruce Willis movie didn’t go pretty much directly to VOD, it had higher-quality costars than 50 Cent, Kellan … Continue reading Review: It’s Bruce vs. Bronson, as Kevin and CJ Line Up the “Death Wish” Remake in Their Sights