Kevin: Danny Glover celebrated his birthday this past Sunday, which in most cases would have prompted a simple congratulatory tweet from Tough Guy Digest before we went back to important matters like trying to figure out how to mark the 25th anniversary of “Demolition Man” this year. However, I found it hard to concentrate on … Continue reading Danny Glover’s Birthday Reminds TGD of “Lethal Weapon’s” Most Disturbing Scene
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!
Kevin: They say there are no small parts, just small actors. Actually the actors who usually say this are probably bitter that they can’t get bigger parts, but that doesn’t make it any less true, which is why Tough Guy Digest is celebrating the scene-stealers who made a lasting impression in just a few minutes … Continue reading The “No Small Parts” Series Begins with Kim Coates Seriously Trying Bruce Willis’ Patience in “The Last Boy Scout”
Kevin: Athletes who feel exploited and used up by the system, disillusioned fans increasingly tuning out, team owners who care about nothing but the bottom line. That’s how many apparently feel about the NFL in 2017, but it also accurately describes Shane Black’s cynical and perhaps prescient view of where professional football was headed in … Continue reading Hey Roger Goodell, “The Last Boy Scout” Has the Solution for the NFL’s Woes: Legalized Gambling!
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
Kevin: Although it technically came out in March of 1987, today the stars of “Lethal Weapon” joined together to celebrate the original film’s 30th anniversary (and are you gonna be the one to tell Mel Gibson he’s got the wrong date?). To add to the celebration, Tough Guy Digest is turning back the clock to … Continue reading “Have You Ever Met Anybody You Didn’t Kill?”: The Round Table Celebrates 30 Years of “Lethal Weapon”
Kevin: For such a memorable and well-liked character actor, the late Powers Boothe’s IMDB page is actually pretty thin when it comes to memorable and well-liked films. For every “Red Dawn” – where he steals the movie in his brief screen time as the Air Force colonel who whips the ragtag Wolverines into fighting shape … Continue reading RIP: Powers Boothe is Locked and Loaded in “Rapid Fire”
Kevin: If you’ve ever lived in more than a few places, you’ve probably had at least one experience with what you thought were the neighbors from hell: All night parties, barking dogs, fights over fence lines, front yards that looked like garbage dumps. But no matter how bad you thought you had it, it’s doubtful … Continue reading Is Roger Murtaugh the Worst Neighbor in Movie History? (Plus Bonus Hot Insurance Talk)
Kevin: Although the 1980s and early 90’s produced some of the best action flicks ever made, it also produced some of the world’s laziest posters advertising those movies. I know the typical buddy cop formula didn’t give them much to work with, but apparently this was the typical thought process at the average studio marketing … Continue reading Best of the Worst Week: The Award for “Worst Poster” Goes to … “Loose Cannons”
Kevin: “When I was 19 I did a guy in Laos from a thousand yards out with a rifle shot in high wind. Maybe 8 or even 10 guys in the world could have made that shot.” There are a number of reasons why Martin Riggs is dubbed a “Lethal Weapon” in the eponymous original: former … Continue reading How to Shoot Like “Lethal Weapon’s” Det. Murtaugh in Real Life