Kevin: CJ and I recently saw “Rocky III” for the second time on the big screen in the last few years at the Alamo Drafthouse, and I say that not to imply that we are better than most people because of that, because I think that’s pretty obvious. We’ll discuss the very, uh, close bond … Continue reading Mr. T Has the “Eye of the Tiger,” So Why Is He the Bad Guy in “Rocky III”?
Kevin: It’s appropriate that we are just coming off of Valentine’s Day, as it’s hard to imagine a love greater than the one that Tough Guy Digest shares for the Carl Weathers classic “Action Jackson,” which came out 30 years ago this week on Feb. 12, 1988. Actually it’s hard to imagine anyone not loving … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Let’s Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “Action Jackson” with a Delicious King Cobra Malt Liquor!
It’s the end of the year, which for most movie sites means a time to celebrate the best that Hollywood had to offer in 2017. Well we’ll get around to that next week along with our 2018 Preview, but first we wanted to celebrate the best that Tough Guy Digest had to offer this year … Continue reading The “Best of Tough Guy Digest” Awards for 2017!
Kevin: With another Fourth of July upon us, everyone will have their own way of celebrating America’s independence today: spending time with family, hitting the beach, lighting some fireworks, getting drunk and punching a random British person. I’m sure I’ll be doing all those things at some point today, but first I will, as I … Continue reading This 4th of July, Let’s Celebrate “Living in America” with Apollo Creed in “Rocky IV”
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
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
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: We spent Part 1 of our “Action Jackson” Round Table analyzing the tactics of the “Invisible Men,” the most ironically named group of assassins in history, marveling at Jackson’s ability to outrun speeding cars and punch through windshields, and enjoying a delicious King Cobra Malt Liquor, the drink of choice for union leaders about to … Continue reading “I Expected a Standing Ovation”: Part 2 of the Round Table on “Action Jackson”
Kevin: “January 16th, 2017 – Warner Brothers and producer Joel Silver have announced that they have started pre-production of a reboot of the iconic and beloved Carl Weathers action franchise “Action Jackson.” Starring Michael B. Jordan as Jericho Jackson Jr., directed by Antoine Fuqua, and featuring a planned cameo by Weathers, the new production will pick up the torch following … Continue reading “How Do You Like Your Ribs?”: The Round Table on “Action Jackson”