Kevin: Two legendary filmmaking auteurs recently released the results of their bargain with the Netflix devil, largely forgoing the chance for audiences to see their films in theaters in exchange for the massive budgets needed to make their dream projects, with complete creative control and zero studio interference. With last month’s “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese … Continue reading Is Michael Bay’s Insane Netflix Spectacle “6 Underground” Actually a Stealth “13 Hours” Prequel?
Kevin: Evanescence was dominating the music charts, Saddam Hussein was hiding in spider holes, and no one knew who Kim Kardashian was back when "Bad Boys II" was released in July of 2003. It took 8 years to get Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back into the roles that launched their film careers, and it's … Continue reading With Another Sequel on the Way, Kevin and CJ Ride Together and Die Together Watching “Bad Boys II”
Kevin: It’s hard to believe now, but back in 2001 Michael Bay actually appeared to be on the cusp of being taken seriously as a filmmaker by the critics, with his upcoming three-hour war drama “Pearl Harbor” positioned to be the next “Titanic” both at the box office and at the Oscars. Instead the movie … Continue reading Shit Just Got Real: “Bad Boys II” Returning to the Big Screen in May at the Alamo Drafthouse!
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
Before its release, few would have predicted that “The Last Knight” could actually be the last movie (save for the announced Bumblebee spin-off) in the formerly surefire “Transformers” franchise, but it appears Optimus Prime is facing his greatest nemesis yet: apathetic moviegoers. The lukewarm box office so far is especially shocking since the last film … Continue reading Review: Does “The Last Knight” Deliver a Fatal Wound to the Transformers Franchise?
Kevin: Tough Guy Digest is back after a two-week early summer hiatus, and although we’d like to say that we had a lot of adventures and spent quality time with our loved ones, we were mainly recovering from celebrating back-to-back birthdays for “Lethal Weapon” and “Predator.” (Let’s also note that “Face/Off” is celebrating its 20th … Continue reading TGD Returns: Kevin Tries to Recap the “Transformers” Movies Without Actually Watching Them Again
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: While there was plenty of action on the field in Sunday’s overtime classic Super Bowl, we also got some tantalizing glimpses at several films that made our 2017 Preview. And as far as we’re concerned, Charlize Theron kissing Vin Diesel in the “Fate of the Furious” trailer was even more shocking than the Pats’ fourth-quarter comeback, … Continue reading TGD Super Bowl Trailer Round-Up: Charlize Kisses Vin! Johnny Collects a Paycheck! Optimus Prime Still a Sociopath!
While we here at Tough Guy Digest closed out 2016 with our Best and Worst lists for the year, we are kicking off 2017 with our rundown of our Most and Least Anticipated movies expected to come out in the next 12 months. Will any of these grace our Best/Worst lists at the end of … Continue reading The Tough Guy Digest 2017 Preview: Most and Least Anticipated Movies
The Oscars: Overrated. The Golden Globes: Bunch of kiss-asses. The Screen Actors Guild Awards: Is that even a real thing? The Independent Spirit Awards: A ceremony where Sarah Silverman actually has a shot at winning for her dramatic work, for fuck's sake. But if you want a no-BS roundup of the best, worst, and everything in … Continue reading The Tough Guy Digest “Year in Movies Review” for 2016