Kevin: “The Last Jedi” this week officially became the highest grossing movie of 2017, and while such a milestone would normally be an indication that said film is a four-quadrant crowd-pleaser, the newest “Star Wars” is actually one of the most polarizing box office champs of all time. While many early reviews hailed it as … Continue reading “Star Wars” Postmortem: Is “The Last Jedi” Backlash Unfair, or Does the Movie Really Just Suck?
(Originally posted May 26, 2017) Kevin: Back in January we expressed our skepticism that the big-screen remakes of “CHiPs” and “Baywatch” could possibly match their television counterparts in both the action and comedy (at least of the unintentional variety) departments. We all know how the new “CHiPs” turned out, and it doesn’t look like Dwayne … Continue reading TGD Friday Flashback: The Rock’s “Baywatch” Can’t Be More Entertaining Than Hasselhoff’s Bizarro “Baywatch Nights”
Kevin: So CJ even though we both finally got around to seeing “Justice League” last week, we completely went against the whole theme of the film by seeing it separately, while if the entire Tough Guy Squad had seen it together we could have been the most powerful reviewing team of all time. For the … Continue reading Review: The World’s Greatest Heroes Battle the World’s Shittiest Villain in “Justice League”
(Originally posted June 9, 2017) Kevin: You’re probably aware that “Wonder Woman” made movie history last weekend, as after a year and a half we finally discovered who took that photo that Diana was so anxious to get back from Lex Luthor in “Batman v. Superman.” Well it turns out it was some old French guy. … Continue reading “Justice League” Friday Flashback: Kevin Feels Super Empowered After Seeing “Wonder Woman”
Kevin: Well it’s official, even though it is still early November we have the clear winner for worst movie of not only 2017, but possibly next year and retroactively for 2016 as well. The child-in-peril thriller “Kidnap” is like “Breakdown” if “Breakdown” had zero tension, consisted of characters who made bafflingly stupid decisions at all … Continue reading Review: “Kidnap” Proves that Halle Berry is a Horrible Driver and a Worse Actress
(Originally posted Jan. 27, 2017) Kevin: Schwarzenegger. Stallone. Norris. Seagal. Thomas. Don’t recognize that last one? Well you’re not alone. For every Arnold or Sly who captured the public’s heart, there was a Kurt Thomas or Jeff Speakman who did not. But now they are finally getting their due with the Tough Guy Digest “One and … Continue reading TGD Friday Flashback: “Yak-Mana!” The “One and Done” Series Kicks Off with Kurt Thomas and “Gymkata”
Kevin: Well CJ and I have certainly had an embarrassment of riches at the theater lately. We just got done with our review of the modern day classic “Geostorm,” but we certainly can’t forget about the awesomeness of Vince Vaughn’s “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, who only after two … Continue reading Review: You’ll Love Having Your Face Smashed in by Vince Vaughn in “Brawl in Cell Block 99”