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!
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: While we at Tough Guy Digest like to think of ourselves as cinema connoisseurs, there’s obviously a lot out there that we still haven’t gotten around to seeing. That’s why we came up with the Tough Guy Challenge, in which we force a member of the staff to watch something he has previously not seen … Continue reading The Tough Guy Challenge: CJ on “Hudson Hawk”
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!
Kevin: During its brief but influential run on NBC in the 1980s, “Miami Vice” could claim credit for a number of trends: popularizing the no-to-socks/yes-to-pastels men’s fashion style that has obviously stood the test of time, bringing a sexier MTV-influence to the formerly stodgy police procedural format, and making Phil Collins cool for five minutes: … Continue reading The “Miami Vice” Sing-Off: Don Johnson vs. Philip Michael Thomas (Plus Surprise Guest)
Kevin: We spent Part 1 of our holiday “Die Hard” Round Table analyzing in great detail the Sodom and Gomorrah-level debauchery better known as the Nakatomi Christmas Party, our confusion about what exactly Argyle had going on Christmas Eve if he wasn’t trapped in the garage, and celebrated Ellis’ best-loved as well as more underrated … Continue reading “I Gotta Be Here for New Year’s”: Part 2 of the Round Table on “Die Hard”
Kevin: “Die Hard.” What is there left to say about “Die Hard” that hasn’t already been said? It may be the greatest action movie of all time. It may have the greatest action hero and villain of all time. It turned Bruce Willis from funny TV star to awesome action icon, and proved you can release … Continue reading “Merry Christmas Mother….”: Part 1 of the Round Table’s Celebration of “Die Hard”
Kevin: December 7th, 1941, may be a date which will live in infamy, but for action fans December 13th, 1991, is a date which lives in whatever the opposite of infamy is (famy?), as that was the day the Bruce Willis-Damon Wayans masterpiece “The Last Boy Scout” was released into theaters. I was one of … Continue reading “If You Touch Me Again, I’ll Kill Ya”: The Round Table on the 25th Anniversary of “The Last Boy Scout”