Kevin: If it’s a day ending in “y” then Ridley Scott must be giving another interview in which he claims 1) that he will be making another “Alien” film and 2) that he has a great idea for it, both of which seem like dubious propositions at this point. In addition to the 47 different … Continue reading TGD Stages an Intervention for Ridley Scott Over His Plans for Further “Alien” Films
Kevin: “A visually stunning, emotionally frigid exploration of humanity in the guise of a blockbuster sci-fi film, made by a unique filmmaking voice firing on all cylinders.” That would be an accurate description of both Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” and Denis (“Sicario,” “Arrival”) Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049,” the latter of which appears to be following … Continue reading Spoilerific Review: Mike and Kevin Talk “Blade Runner” Past and Present (with a Special Appearance by Sean Young!)
Kevin: “Blade Runner” is a science fiction classic, one of the most influential movies of the last 40 years, and a film whose reputation has only grown over time. It’s also a movie that, while I respect and admire it immensely, also usually puts me to sleep faster than a Benadryl-NyQuil cocktail followed by a … Continue reading The Tough Guy Challenge: Can Kevin Watch “Blade Runner” in One Sitting Without Falling Asleep?
Kevin: Tough Guy Digest was on hiatus last week, as it was difficult to focus on escapist movies while so many of our friends and family were affected by Hurricane Harvey in nearby Houston (if you’d like to contribute to the recovery effort, here is a helpful breakdown of where you could donate). But the … Continue reading The Rewind: Kevin Re-Watches “Alien: Covenant” and Gets Annoyed All Over Again
Kevin: It looks like a lot of Americans were more interested in cooking hot dogs and hitting the beach than going to the movies this past Memorial Day, as box office earnings for the four-day weekend were the lowest for that period since 1999, mainly due to the underperforming “Pirates 5,” the second-week nosedive of “Alien: … Continue reading Following “Baywatch” and “Pirates” Box Office Debacle, TGD Highlights Previous Memorial Day Hits and Misses
Kevin: Nearly five years after “Prometheus” intrigued, confused, annoyed, and in some cases enraged audiences, Ridley Scott is back with a follow-up that appears to be just as polarizing as its predecessor. Although “Alien: Covenant” has a respectable 72 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it barely beat the third weekend of “Guardians of the Galaxy … Continue reading Review: In Space, No One Can Hear You Laugh at “Alien: Covenant”
Kevin: It’s hard to believe it’s been less than five months since Twentieth Century Fox gifted us with the first footage of “Alien: Covenant” on Christmas Day last year. While the idea of doing a sequel to the wildly polarizing “Prometheus” seemed insane when it was first announced, Ridley Scott’s newest chapter in the series … Continue reading Flashback: With “Alien: Covenant” Upon Us, a Reminder of the Dumbest Moments from “Prometheus”
While we here at Tough Guy Digest closed out 2016 with our Best and Worst lists for the year, we are kicking off 2017 with our rundown of our Most and Least Anticipated movies expected to come out in the next 12 months. Will any of these grace our Best/Worst lists at the end of … Continue reading The Tough Guy Digest 2017 Preview: Most and Least Anticipated Movies