Kevin: “Say what you want about Castor Troy, he gives Archer’s daughter good advice about how not to get raped by Danny Masterson, something I worry about all the time myself.” Back when I made that joke in our Tag Team on the John Travolta/Nicolas Cage classic “Face/Off,” I had no idea that Hyde from “That … Continue reading Friday Flashback: “Face/Off” Shows What to Do When Danny Masterson Won’t Take No for an Answer
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
Kevin: “They don’t make movies like that anymore” is a phrase that would certainly apply to “Face/Off,” although they didn’t really make movies like that before either. That’s because “Face/Off” is a true original: an ultra-violent summer blockbuster, with a hilariously gonzo premise played completely straight, starring two VERY over the top and fully committed … Continue reading Kevin/CJ Tag Team the Insane Brilliance of Travolta/Cage in “Face/Off”
Kevin: July 4th may be the day we celebrate America’s independence, but July 6th marks perhaps an even greater moment in our nation’s history, as that was the day Sylvester Stallone was born into this world 71 years ago in Hell’s Kitchen, NY. Since bursting onto the scene with “Rocky” in 1976, Sly has been … Continue reading Happy Birthday Sylvester Stallone! TGD Ranks Sly’s Best One-Two Punch
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?
Kevin: We kicked off our Kurt & Sly appreciation week – in honor of the two stars reuniting in this weekend’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – with a tribute to Russell’s Hall of Fame pre-game speech in “Miracle.” Today we put the spotlight not on Stallone the movie star, but Stallone the auteur … Continue reading Kurt & Sly Week: Stallone Whips Travolta into Shape with 1983’s “Staying Alive”