Movies vs. Reality Kevin: When we began our discussion of “Skyscraper” we never thought we’d have so many thoughts that it would turn into our first ever two-part Tag Team, but like CJ when someone breaks out the cocaine at a party, once we started we couldn’t stop. In Part 1 earlier this week we … Continue reading The Rock’s “Skyscraper” Gets the Sequel It Deserves, With Part 2(!) of Our Tag Team on the Most Handicapable Action Hero Ever
Kevin: Since we started this site several years ago, those of us who make up the Tough Guy Squad have done Tag Teams on classics such as “The Running Man,” “Above the Law,” “Over the Top,” “Face/Off,” and, for some reason, “Silent Rage.” However, we’ve never done a two-part Tag Team, but that was before … Continue reading Like The Rock’s Bulging Biceps, CJ and Kevin’s Thoughts on “Skyscraper” Couldn’t Be Contained to Just One Post!
Kevin: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s highly anticipated remake of the Anna Nicole Smith thriller “Skyscraper” is out this weekend, and there was no way CJ and I weren’t going to be first in line for what was described as “The Towering Inferno” mixed with “Die Hard.” If you are a fan of this site then … Continue reading Weekend Preview: Is “Skyscraper” Worth Paying Full Price, Matinee, or Skipping Entirely?
Kevin: The most creatively exciting actor/director pairing since De Niro and Scorsese is back in theaters this weekend with “Rampage,” the newest collaboration between Dwayne Johnson and Brad (“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” “San Andreas”) Petyon, in which The Rock finds himself having to keep three giant creatures from destroying Chicago. Hopefully he does a … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Before Battling Monsters in “Rampage,” Dwayne Johnson Was the World’s Worst First Responder in “San Andreas”
(Originally posted May 26, 2017) Kevin: Back in January we expressed our skepticism that the big-screen remakes of “CHiPs” and “Baywatch” could possibly match their television counterparts in both the action and comedy (at least of the unintentional variety) departments. We all know how the new “CHiPs” turned out, and it doesn’t look like Dwayne … Continue reading The Rock’s “Baywatch” Can’t Be More Entertaining Than Hasselhoff’s Bizarro “Baywatch Nights”
Kevin: Concerned citizens across the world had a number of questions yesterday following news that the character of Roman Pearce may no longer be a part of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, the main one being: “Wait, which one was Roman again?” Either way, a Roman-less future is one we may have to accept, as … Continue reading TGD Ponders Whether We Can Live in a World Without Tyrese in “Fast and Furious” (Answer: Yes)
Kevin: With the release of “Geostorm” only a few blessed weeks away, Warner Brothers has released the third and presumably final trailer for the Gerard Butler disaster flick. Hey CJ, remember when movies had one or maybe two trailers at most? If it was a big event film it might get a short teaser a year … Continue reading Final (Maybe?) Trailer for Gerard Butler’s “Geostorm” Reminds Us We’re Getting a Gerard Butler Movie Called “Geostorm”
Kevin: While many people love a fun and cheesy disaster flick, the recent devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is a grim reminder that Mother Nature’s wrath is anything but entertaining. But while the loss of life and damage to people’s homes and communities has been heartbreaking, we’ve also seen many inspiring examples of … Continue reading Worst Disaster First Responder Ever: The Rock in “San Andreas”
Kevin: There are a number of benefits that come with staying at a nice hotel: room service, having someone else make your bed, finding a chocolate on your pillow, etc. There is also the opportunity to pay twice the cost of a ticket to order a movie you could have seen in theaters a few … Continue reading Hotel Pay-Per-View Triple Feature: Yes, a Katherine Heigl Movie is Better than The Rock’s
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