Kevin: Athletes who feel exploited and used up by the system, disillusioned fans increasingly tuning out, team owners who care about nothing but the bottom line. That’s how many apparently feel about the NFL in 2017, but it also accurately describes Shane Black’s cynical and perhaps prescient view of where professional football was headed in … Continue reading Hey Roger Goodell, “The Last Boy Scout” Has the Solution for the NFL’s Woes: Legalized Gambling!
(Updated with additional commentary on Pennywise’s general uselessness from Anthony and CJ at the bottom.) Kevin: At a certain point in the new big screen adaptation of “It” – which just pulled in an astounding $123 million at the box office last weekend – we get a glimpse of a 1989-era movie marquee advertising “A … Continue reading Updated: “It” is 2+ Hours of an Obnoxious Juggalo Ineffectually Trying to Scare Some Kids, Over and Over and Over
Kevin: With the release of “Geostorm” only a few blessed weeks away, Warner Brothers has released the third and presumably final trailer for the Gerard Butler disaster flick. Hey CJ, remember when movies had one or maybe two trailers at most? If it was a big event film it might get a short teaser a year … Continue reading Final (Maybe?) Trailer for Gerard Butler’s “Geostorm” Reminds Us We’re Getting a Gerard Butler Movie Called “Geostorm”
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: Considering it was once powerful enough to make the IRS bend to its will, it’s amazing that exposing the Church of Scientology has almost become an industry unto itself in the last few years, with documentaries like “Going Clear” and Leah Remini’s hit A&E show lifting the veil that once protected the secretive “religion.” But … Continue reading Way Before Leah Remini, Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy Took on Scientology in the Brilliantly Funny “Bowfinger”
Kevin: In my review of “It” last week I briefly mentioned how lame Freddy Krueger would have been as a villain if, rather than killing his victims in imaginative and gruesome ways, he followed the Pennywise model of making empty threats and then letting them easily escape ad nauseum. To put that assertion to the … Continue reading “Tell ‘Em Freddy Sent Ya’!”: Freddy Krueger Shows Pennywise How it’s Done in “Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master”
Kevin: Although Tough Guy Digest has been around for less than a year, its origin can actually be traced back several years ago to a modest Upper East Side studio apartment, where Mike, Anthony, CJ, and myself would gather every couple of months and spend a Saturday reliving our favorite ‘80s and ‘90s action movies … Continue reading TGD Hopes Fellow Tough Guy Mike’s Upcoming Nuptials are Full of Love and Free of “Dynasty”-Style Bloodshed