Movies vs. Reality Kevin: When we began our discussion of “Skyscraper” we never thought we’d have so many thoughts that it would turn into our first ever two-part Tag Team, but like CJ when someone breaks out the cocaine at a party, once we started we couldn’t stop. In Part 1 earlier this week we … Continue reading The Rock’s “Skyscraper” Gets the Sequel It Deserves, With Part 2(!) of Our Tag Team on the Most Handicapable Action Hero Ever
Kevin: Since we started this site several years ago, those of us who make up the Tough Guy Squad have done Tag Teams on classics such as “The Running Man,” “Above the Law,” “Over the Top,” “Face/Off,” and, for some reason, “Silent Rage.” However, we’ve never done a two-part Tag Team, but that was before … Continue reading Like The Rock’s Bulging Biceps, CJ and Kevin’s Thoughts on “Skyscraper” Couldn’t Be Contained to Just One Post!
Kevin: So Mike, a lot of our readers are probably wondering why, of all the better-known movies in the Chuck Norris catalog, we are choosing to Tag Team the relatively obscure 1982 thriller “Silent Rage.” Well, it’s because this is the description for the film you came across while flipping through the channels a few … Continue reading Kevin and Mike Tag Team Chuck Norris, a Biker Gang, Three Mad Scientists, and an Indestructible Killer in 1982’s “Silent Rage”!
Kevin: November 1990, Houston, TX. A young Kevin and his best friend Rich arrive at the movie theater on a Saturday afternoon to see the highly anticipated (by them anyway) “Predator 2.” But when they arrive at the ticket booth, they are told that they are too young to see an R-rated movie. Undeterred, they … Continue reading Kevin Finally Sees “Predator 2” on the Big Screen Nearly 30 Years After Having to Settle for “Three Men and a Little Lady”
Kevin: “Appear weak when you are strong, strong when you are weak.” “Never underestimate your opponent, expect the unexpected.” “The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.” “Nobody ever wins a fight.” “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” “I used to fuck guys like you in prison.” It’s … Continue reading Patrick Swayze May Have Been God’s Perfect Man, but TGD Has a Man Crush for Sam Elliott in “Road House”
Kevin: In 1992 Clint Eastwood released what many consider to be his ultimate masterpiece, the bleak and uncompromising Western “Unforgiven,” which represented a landmark in the star’s career by earning him his first-ever Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture. Two years earlier Clint directed and starred in “The Rookie,” in which he calls the … Continue reading Before Chasing Oscars, Clint Eastwood Chased Evil “German” Car Thieves with Charlie Sheen in “The Rookie”
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
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”
(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 Mike and Anthony Kick Off “Birth of a Legend” Series with Seagal in “Above the Law”
(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”