Kevin: If you didn’t check out Bruce Willis’ remake of “Death Wish” this past March, it’s likely because you were dissuaded by its lousy 17 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as the fact that it came out a couple of weeks after the Parkland High School shooting. Well its score would have been … Continue reading “Death Wish” Week: Bronson Shows Bruce How You Really Take Out the Trash in “Death Wish II”
Kevin: So CJ you and I just took part in a pretty historic event: we saw a Bruce Willis movie in an actual movie theater! That’s right, for the first time in what feels like forever, a Bruce Willis movie didn’t go pretty much directly to VOD, it had higher-quality costars than 50 Cent, Kellan … Continue reading Review: It’s Bruce vs. Bronson, as Kevin and CJ Line Up the “Death Wish” Remake in Their Sights
Well it’s January, which means it’s time for the best and worst that Hollywood has to offer. “Best” meaning the Oscar contenders that are finally going into wide release in the rest of the country, and “worst” meaning garbage like “Dirty Grandpa” and “Underworld: Blood Wars” that the studios dump off and which will … Continue reading The Tough Guy Digest Year in Review and 2018 Movie Preview
Kevin: It’s a few days before Christmas, which means last-minute shopping, stressful trips to the airport, and the annual bullshit debate about whether “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie (“bullshit” in the sense that no one is debating this anymore except click-hungry movie bloggers). Yes “Die Hard” is absolutely a Christmas movie, which is why … Continue reading “It’s a Rolex”: TGD Celebrates Ellis’ Greatest Moment with Our Christmas “Die Hard” Flashback
Kevin: “Man I can’t believe this. Another basement, another elevator. How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?” That’s the kind of existential question that vexes John McClane in “Die Hard 2: Die Harder,” and one Mike, CJ, and I will try to answer today in the second part of our Christmas … Continue reading “How Can the Same Shit Happen to the Same Reviewers Twice?” Part 2 of the “Die Harder” Round Table
Kevin: “They say lightning doesn’t strike twice … they were wrong.” So says the narrator for the first theatrical trailer for “Die Hard 2,” also known as “Die Harder,” also known as “the one where terrorists take over an airport” (even though they actually just take over a small church near the airport). While I’m … Continue reading Our Christmas “Die Hard 2” Round Table Takes Aim at the Biggest Villain in Franchise History: Dennis Franz!
Kevin: Former sockless ‘80s bad boy Don Johnson turns 68 years old today, and rather than slowing down, the one-time “Miami Vice” leading man is instead in the midst of a surprising and entertaining stretch of his career, as a supporting player who pops in and adds his fun and laid-charisma to films such as … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Birthday Boy Don Johnson Feels the Beat (the “Heartbeat” that is) in the “Miami Vice” Sing-Off!
A number of noteworthy events have occurred on Dec. 13th over the years, including the concession of the 2000 presidential race by Al Gore, the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and the election of Kofi Annan as Secretary General of the UN. Now we can add to that list the creation of Tough Guy Digest, … Continue reading Let’s Wish Happy Birthday to “The Last Boy Scout” (oh, and also Tough Guy Digest!)
Kevin: They say there are no small parts, just small actors. Actually the actors who usually say this are probably bitter that they can’t get bigger parts, but that doesn’t make it any less true, which is why Tough Guy Digest is celebrating the scene-stealers who made a lasting impression in just a few minutes … Continue reading The “No Small Parts” Series Begins with Kim Coates Seriously Trying Bruce Willis’ Patience in “The Last Boy Scout”
Update: Unfortunately we will not be able to add “watching Bruce Willis blow away a diverse group of criminals” to our list of family activities this Thanksgiving, as the release date for the “Death Wish” remake has been pushed from Nov. 22 of this year to March of 2018. No reason has been given, although … Continue reading Updated: TGD Makes a “Death Wish” to Free Bruce Willis from VOD Purgatory