Kevin: It’s appropriate that we are just coming off of Valentine’s Day, as it’s hard to imagine a love greater than the one that Tough Guy Digest shares for the Carl Weathers classic “Action Jackson,” which came out 30 years ago this week on Feb. 12, 1988. Actually it’s hard to imagine anyone not loving … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Let’s Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “Action Jackson” with a Delicious King Cobra Malt Liquor!
Earlier this week we discussed the possibility that “Expendables 4” is back on the table, which if that does come to fruition we hope will be closer in quality to another Sylvester Stallone fourth-parter: 2008’s “Rambo.” But while we love the final (so far) film in that series for its bloodbath finale and surprising poignancy, … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Sly Single-Handedly Re-Fights the Vietnam War and Wins in “Rambo: First Blood Part II”
Kevin: It’s a few days before Christmas, which means last-minute shopping, stressful trips to the airport, and the annual bullshit debate about whether “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie (“bullshit” in the sense that no one is debating this anymore except click-hungry movie bloggers). Yes “Die Hard” is absolutely a Christmas movie, which is why … Continue reading “It’s a Rolex”: TGD Celebrates Ellis’ Greatest Moment with Our Christmas “Die Hard” Flashback
Kevin: “Man I can’t believe this. Another basement, another elevator. How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?” That’s the kind of existential question that vexes John McClane in “Die Hard 2: Die Harder,” and one Mike, CJ, and I will try to answer today in the second part of our Christmas … Continue reading “How Can the Same Shit Happen to the Same Reviewers Twice?” Part 2 of the “Die Harder” Round Table
Kevin: “They say lightning doesn’t strike twice … they were wrong.” So says the narrator for the first theatrical trailer for “Die Hard 2,” also known as “Die Harder,” also known as “the one where terrorists take over an airport” (even though they actually just take over a small church near the airport). While I’m … Continue reading Our Christmas “Die Hard 2” Round Table Takes Aim at the Biggest Villain in Franchise History: Dennis Franz!
Kevin: Well we can officially add professional football to the list of former escapist entertainments that are now politicized, with a number of players last weekend either taking a knee or staying in the locker room during the national anthem in protest of recent criticism by President Trump. That in turn has led some fans … Continue reading Boycotting the NFL? Then Try the AFFA, the Bizarro Alternate Universe Football League from “Any Given Sunday”
Kevin: Although it technically came out in March of 1987, today the stars of “Lethal Weapon” joined together to celebrate the original film’s 30th anniversary (and are you gonna be the one to tell Mel Gibson he’s got the wrong date?). To add to the celebration, Tough Guy Digest is turning back the clock to … Continue reading “Have You Ever Met Anybody You Didn’t Kill?”: The Round Table Celebrates 30 Years of “Lethal Weapon”
Kevin: It’s extremely fitting that “Tango & Cash” was the very last big studio action film of the 1980’s, being released into theaters Dec. 22, 1989, as it pretty much encapsulates every ridiculous and awesome trend from that decade of excess. Mismatched cops, over-the-top villain, gratuitous violence and nudity, bad one-liners, complete disregard for proper … Continue reading Kurt and Sly Week: The Round Table on the Vintage ‘80s Awesomeness of “Tango & Cash”
Kevin: We spent Part 1 of our “Action Jackson” Round Table analyzing the tactics of the “Invisible Men,” the most ironically named group of assassins in history, marveling at Jackson’s ability to outrun speeding cars and punch through windshields, and enjoying a delicious King Cobra Malt Liquor, the drink of choice for union leaders about to … Continue reading “I Expected a Standing Ovation”: Part 2 of the Round Table on “Action Jackson”
Kevin: “January 16th, 2017 – Warner Brothers and producer Joel Silver have announced that they have started pre-production of a reboot of the iconic and beloved Carl Weathers action franchise “Action Jackson.” Starring Michael B. Jordan as Jericho Jackson Jr., directed by Antoine Fuqua, and featuring a planned cameo by Weathers, the new production will pick up the torch following … Continue reading “How Do You Like Your Ribs?”: The Round Table on “Action Jackson”