Friday Flashback: “Face/Off” Shows What to Do When Danny Masterson Won’t Take No for an Answer

Kevin: “Say what you want about Castor Troy, he gives Archer’s daughter good advice about how not to get raped by Danny Masterson, something I worry about all the time myself.” Back when I made that joke in our Tag Team on the John Travolta/Nicolas Cage classic “Face/Off,” I had no idea that Hyde from “That … Continue reading Friday Flashback: “Face/Off” Shows What to Do When Danny Masterson Won’t Take No for an Answer

CJ and Kevin Hit the Ice for the Bloodiest Stanley Cup Ever in Van Damme’s “Sudden Death”

Kevin: It’s been an embarrassment of riches for CJ and myself at the movies lately, as we started last week seeing “Die Hard 2” (review coming soon) at the Alamo Drafthouse and ended it with our usual big-screen Christmas viewing of the original “Die Hard.” In between we also caught one of the many, many, … Continue reading CJ and Kevin Hit the Ice for the Bloodiest Stanley Cup Ever in Van Damme’s “Sudden Death”

TGD Friday Flashback: Mike and Anthony Kick Off “Birth of a Legend” Series with Seagal in “Above the Law”

(Originally posted Feb. 24, 2017) As the old saying goes, when the truth becomes legend, print the legend. And when it comes to Steven Seagal, it can be difficult to separate the truth from fiction. Was he the first foreigner to operate a dojo in Japan? Apparently yes. Did he do high-level covert work for … Continue reading TGD Friday Flashback: Mike and Anthony Kick Off “Birth of a Legend” Series with Seagal in “Above the Law”

TGD Friday Flashback: “I’m Not Into Politics”: Kevin and CJ Tag Team “The Running Man”

(Originally posted Dec. 11, 2016) CJ: The year is 2017. The world economy has collapsed, food, natural resources, and oil are in short supply, and a police state rules with an iron fist. Instead of making a joke about Donald Trump that is either brilliant or hacky depending on how you voted, I’d like to point … Continue reading TGD Friday Flashback: “I’m Not Into Politics”: Kevin and CJ Tag Team “The Running Man”

TGD Friday Flashback: Mike and Kevin vs. Jeff Speakman as “Jeff” in “The Perfect Weapon”

(Originally posted April 20, 2017) Kevin: We kicked off our “One and Done” series – examining the actors Hollywood tried and failed to turn into action stars – with 1985’s “Gymkata,” in which former world-class gymnast Kurt Thomas enters a deadly tournament and somehow always finds makeshift pommel horses when needed. A few years later – … Continue reading TGD Friday Flashback: Mike and Kevin vs. Jeff Speakman as “Jeff” in “The Perfect Weapon”

True American Heroes Kevin and CJ Fight Through an Army of “Rick and Morty” Fans to Watch “Black Hawk Down” (Updated w/ Review of the Show)

(Updated with additional commentary and Kevin’s thoughts after watching episodes of “Rick and Morty” below.) Kevin: Outnumbered, under siege, surrounded by a hostile enemy in unfamiliar territory. That’s what elite U.S. military forces were facing against a heavily armed militia in October 1993 during the infamous “Battle of Mogadishu,” with the actions of the brave … Continue reading True American Heroes Kevin and CJ Fight Through an Army of “Rick and Morty” Fans to Watch “Black Hawk Down” (Updated w/ Review of the Show)

Kevin/CJ Tag Team the Insane Brilliance of Travolta/Cage in “Face/Off”

Kevin: “They don’t make movies like that anymore” is a phrase that would certainly apply to “Face/Off,” although they didn’t really make movies like that before either. That’s because “Face/Off” is a true original: an ultra-violent summer blockbuster, with a hilariously gonzo premise played completely straight, starring two VERY over the top and fully committed … Continue reading Kevin/CJ Tag Team the Insane Brilliance of Travolta/Cage in “Face/Off”