Kevin Finally Sees “Predator 2” on the Big Screen Nearly 30 Years After Having to Settle for “Three Men and a Little Lady”

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”

Patrick Swayze May Have Been God’s Perfect Man, but TGD Has a Man Crush for Sam Elliott in “Road House”

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”

Before Chasing Oscars, Clint Eastwood Chased Evil “German” Car Thieves with Charlie Sheen in “The Rookie”

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”

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”