Kevin: As you've no doubt noticed, Tough Guy Digest has been on a hiatus the last couple of months, as professional and personal obligations have kept us from being able to write multiple 5,000-word analyses per week on 30-year-old movies (except for Anthony, we just don't know where the hell he is). While we will … Continue reading TGD is Back, as Arnold Schwarzenegger Shows How Proper Parenting is Done in 1985’s “Commando”
Kevin: It’s been more than two weeks since Steven Seagal was designated by Vladimir Putin as a “special representative” to improve humanitarian ties with the United States, yet somehow distrust over the efforts by Moscow to influence the last presidential election still remains. While Seagal’s affinity for Mother Russia continues to perplex, we had noted … Continue reading Schwarzenegger and Belushi Demonstrated the Good Kind of Russian Collusion 30 Years Ago in “Red Heat”
(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”
Kevin: If there was any doubt that 1987 was one of the best years ever for classic action films, how about the fact that Tough Guy Digest had barely gotten done celebrating the unofficial 30th anniversary of “Lethal Weapon” last week before we realized that “Predator” also came out on this day three decades ago … Continue reading TGD Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of “Predator” by Honoring Dutch’s Fallen Comrades
Every great action hero needs a great hero name. For instance, would Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” be nearly as intimidating and iconic if his name was Detective Larry Fagenbaum rather than Harry Callahan? We think not, which is why the Tough Guy Digest staff was asked to give some of our favorite fictional names for … Continue reading TGD Staff Poll: Favorite Hero Names
Kevin: For our first Tough Guy Challenge we tried to see if Bruce Willis superfan CJ could find something to like about the notorious flop “Hudson Hawk;” as I feared the answer was no. CJ and I figured we’d have better luck this time with 2013’s “The Last Stand,” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first attempt at reviving … Continue reading The Tough Guy Challenge: Mike on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “The Last Stand”
Kevin: Although the 1980s and early 90’s produced some of the best action flicks ever made, it also produced some of the world’s laziest posters advertising those movies. I know the typical buddy cop formula didn’t give them much to work with, but apparently this was the typical thought process at the average studio marketing … Continue reading Best of the Worst Week: The Award for “Worst Poster” Goes to … “Loose Cannons”
Kevin: It was a big week in the news for Tough Guy Digest favs Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Will Smith, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with a number of potential projects announced which could easily make our future Most Anticipated List. However, not all the news was good, so let’s start by highlighting the folks … Continue reading The Week in Review: Featuring Mel, Denzel, Bruce, Will, and Arnie!