Tough Guy Challenge: Is Arnold’s “The Last Action Hero” a Misunderstood Gem, or Still a “Big Mistake”?

Kevin: We started our Tough Guy Challenge series by seeing if Bruce Willis superfan CJ could find something good to say about Bruce’s super-expensive and potentially career-killing flop “Hudson Hawk” (spoiler alert: he couldn’t). We also knew/feared we’d someday likely be covering “The Last Action Hero,” the equally troubled and badly received 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle which … Continue reading Tough Guy Challenge: Is Arnold’s “The Last Action Hero” a Misunderstood Gem, or Still a “Big Mistake”?

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!

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

“I Gotta Be Here for New Year’s”: Part 2 of the Round Table on “Die Hard”

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”

“Merry Christmas Mother….”: Part 1 of the Round Table’s Celebration of “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”