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

“One and Done”: 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 “One and Done”: 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”

The Cannon: Kevin and CJ Tag Team Stallone’s Arm Wrestling Epic “Over the Top”

Kevin: We kicked off our series on the late great Hollywood schlockmeisters Cannon Films with “Missing in Action,” the surprisingly good Chuck Norris POW rescue drama that beat “Rambo: First Blood Part II” to theaters by a year. I had planned on tackling “Invasion USA” next, but unforeseen circumstances (I lost the copious notes I … Continue reading The Cannon: Kevin and CJ Tag Team Stallone’s Arm Wrestling Epic “Over the Top”