The Rock’s “Baywatch” Can’t Be More Entertaining Than Hasselhoff’s Bizarro “Baywatch Nights”

(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”

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Review: You’ll Love Having Your Face Smashed in by Vince Vaughn in “Brawl in Cell Block 99”

Kevin: Well CJ and I have certainly had an embarrassment of riches at the theater lately. We just got done with our review of the modern day classic “Geostorm,” but we certainly can’t forget about the awesomeness of Vince Vaughn’s “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, who only after two … Continue reading Review: You’ll Love Having Your Face Smashed in by Vince Vaughn in “Brawl in Cell Block 99”

Kurt and Sly Week: The Round Table on the Vintage ‘80s Awesomeness of “Tango & Cash”

Kevin: It’s extremely fitting that “Tango & Cash” was the very last big studio action film of the 1980’s, being released into theaters Dec. 22, 1989, as it pretty much encapsulates every ridiculous and awesome trend from that decade of excess. Mismatched cops, over-the-top villain, gratuitous violence and nudity, bad one-liners, complete disregard for proper … Continue reading Kurt and Sly Week: The Round Table on the Vintage ‘80s Awesomeness of “Tango & Cash”

Kurt & Sly Week: Stallone IS the Law in “Judge Dredd”

As we near the end of our Kurt & Sly week ahead of the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – in which Stallone apparently appears as a character named Starhawk – we figured we should probably spotlight Sly’s previous foray into the comic book world in 1995’s “Judge Dredd,” because seriously why … Continue reading Kurt & Sly Week: Stallone IS the Law in “Judge Dredd”

Kurt & Sly Week: Russell Lays Down the Law in “Tombstone” (with a Real-Life Assist from Stallone)

Kevin: Since making his transition from Disney child star to respected grown up actor, Kurt Russell has played cops, criminals, CIA agents, firefighters, reporters, Elvis, an Elvis impersonator, and a captain named Ron. But for an athletic actor who seemed born to ride a horse and wield a six-shooter on screen, Russell strangely has only … Continue reading Kurt & Sly Week: Russell Lays Down the Law in “Tombstone” (with a Real-Life Assist from Stallone)

Kurt & Sly Week: Stallone Whips Travolta into Shape with 1983’s “Staying Alive”

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”

Kurt & Sly Week: Russell’s Game-Winning Moment in “Miracle”

Kevin: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is being released this weekend, and while the comic book nerds are no doubt pitching a tent over the return of Star-Lord and that talking raccoon (as well as seeing what new empty threats Thanos has in store), the Tough Guy staff is far more excited about the … Continue reading Kurt & Sly Week: Russell’s Game-Winning Moment in “Miracle”

The Countdown is Over: “Furious 7” and Thoughts on “Fate of the Furious”

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”