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
Kevin: Do you love Michael Mann’s 1995 cops-and-robbers classic “Heat”? Do you sometimes want to experience “Heat,” but you don’t have the time or energy to get wrapped up in its densely layered themes or three-hour runtime? Well good news, because now there is “Den of Thieves,” the movie you can put on in the … Continue reading Review: Gerard Butler’s “Den of Thieves” is a Stupid and Sleazy Breath of Fresh Air During Oscar Season
Kevin: Few people on this earth can claim they have sat in a theater and watched five Keanu Reeves movies in a row, and until last weekend CJ and I counted ourselves among those losers. That has all changed though thanks to “The Reevesolution,” an all-day celebration by the Alamo Drafthouse of a star whose … Continue reading Welcome to “The Reevesolution”! CJ and Kevin on Five Keanu Classics