“It’s a Rolex”: TGD Celebrates Ellis’ Greatest Moment with Our Christmas “Die Hard” Flashback

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

“How Can the Same Shit Happen to the Same Reviewers Twice?” Part 2 of the “Die Harder” Round Table

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

Our Christmas “Die Hard 2” Round Table Takes Aim at the Biggest Villain in Franchise History: Dennis Franz!

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!

CJ and Kevin Hit the Ice for the Bloodiest Stanley Cup Ever in Van Damme’s “Sudden Death”

Kevin: It’s been an embarrassment of riches for CJ and myself at the movies lately, as we started last week seeing “Die Hard 2” (review coming soon) at the Alamo Drafthouse and ended it with our usual big-screen Christmas viewing of the original “Die Hard.” In between we also caught one of the many, many, … Continue reading CJ and Kevin Hit the Ice for the Bloodiest Stanley Cup Ever in Van Damme’s “Sudden Death”

The “No Small Parts” Series Begins with Kim Coates Seriously Trying Bruce Willis’ Patience in “The Last Boy Scout”

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”

Updated: TGD Makes a “Death Wish” to Free Bruce Willis from VOD Purgatory

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

TGD Hopes Fellow Tough Guy Mike’s Upcoming Nuptials are Full of Love and Free of “Dynasty”-Style Bloodshed

Kevin: Although Tough Guy Digest has been around for less than a year, its origin can actually be traced back several years ago to a modest Upper East Side studio apartment, where Mike, Anthony, CJ, and myself would gather every couple of months and spend a Saturday reliving our favorite ‘80s and ‘90s action movies … Continue reading TGD Hopes Fellow Tough Guy Mike’s Upcoming Nuptials are Full of Love and Free of “Dynasty”-Style Bloodshed

TGD Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of “Predator” by Honoring Dutch’s Fallen Comrades

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

TGD Celebrates Clint Eastwood’s Birthday By Watching Him Shoot Really Stupid Criminals in “Sudden Impact”

Kevin: Today is an important date in the history of cinema, as it marks the birth of Scott Eastwood’s father, Clint Eastwood, 87 years ago in San Francisco. In addition to siring future multiple Oscar-winner Scott with a stewardess in the mid-‘80s, Clint has been known to act in and direct a movie or two on occasion, including … Continue reading TGD Celebrates Clint Eastwood’s Birthday By Watching Him Shoot Really Stupid Criminals in “Sudden Impact”

RIP: Powers Boothe is Locked and Loaded in “Rapid Fire”

Kevin: For such a memorable and well-liked character actor, the late Powers Boothe’s IMDB page is actually pretty thin when it comes to memorable and well-liked films. For every “Red Dawn” – where he steals the movie in his brief screen time as the Air Force colonel who whips the ragtag Wolverines into fighting shape … Continue reading RIP: Powers Boothe is Locked and Loaded in “Rapid Fire”