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
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!
(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: Every movie buff often assumes that films were better “back in the day.” Hell, in 1989 I remember seeing articles lamenting the quality of the then-current crop of films compared to 50 years earlier, and this was in a year that produced “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Field of Dreams,” “Dead Poets Society,” … Continue reading 2001: Worst Year Ever for Movies?
The long and winding road toward “The Fate of the Furious” came to a stop this week with our thoughts on both “Furious 7” and the newest entry which is currently breaking box office records all over the globe. But we can’t quite let go of a franchise that has consumed so much of our … Continue reading What We’ve Learned from “The Fast and Furious” Movies
Kevin: That’s it, we’re finally done. No more speeches about family from childless criminals, no more hearing the word “nos” 800 times, no more watching Jordana Brewster act. Our long march toward the “Fate of the Furious” (see bottom of the page for links to previous movies) is concluded with “Furious 7,” in which the … Continue reading The Countdown is Over: “Furious 7” and Thoughts on “Fate of the Furious”
Kevin: It’s appropriate that the newest entry in the “Fast and Furious” series has been released on the weekend in which we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, as the franchise over the years has performed an even more divine miracle: resurrecting the careers of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. With the addition of The Rock in … Continue reading The Countdown to “Fate of the Furious” Continues: “Furious 6”
Kevin: We’re officially past the midway mark in our march toward “The Fate of the Furious.” So far we’ve been introduced to Vin Diesel and his monumental belief in his own awesomeness in “The Fast and the Furious.” We’ve wondered about what’s really up between Tyrese and Paul Walker in “2 Fast 2 Furious.” We’ve … Continue reading The Countdown to “Fast 8” Continues: Kevin and CJ Tag Team “Fast Five”
Kevin: Well after a weird detour into the world of “drifting” by high school kids in Tokyo with “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” the “F&F” franchise is back to doing what it does best: trying to pass off Vin Diesel as the coolest, sexiest badass of all time. That’s right, Vin is back … Continue reading The Countdown to “Fast 8” Continues with “Fast & Furious”