TGD Alternate Oscars: The Award for Most Valiant Attempt at Taking James Franco Seriously Goes to … the Cast of “Alien: Covenant”!

Kevin: This year’s Best Supporting Actor/Actress Oscar categories contain a number of worthy performers, including Allison Janney, Willem Dafoe, Laurie Metcalf, and Christopher Plummer, whose long and distinguished history of keeping his hands off Anthony Rapp allowed him to take over the role originally played by Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in … Continue reading TGD Alternate Oscars: The Award for Most Valiant Attempt at Taking James Franco Seriously Goes to … the Cast of “Alien: Covenant”!

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Ahead of the “Reevesolution,” CJ and Kevin Recount Some Favorite Alamo Drafthouse Movie Memories

Kevin: It’s hard to remember a time when the Alamo Drafthouse wasn’t a vital part of the Austin film community, but anyone who has lived in the city long enough can recall the days of having to play Russian roulette at the multiplexes and not knowing whether a night at the movies would be ruined … Continue reading Ahead of the “Reevesolution,” CJ and Kevin Recount Some Favorite Alamo Drafthouse Movie Memories

TGD Stages an Intervention for Ridley Scott Over His Plans for Further “Alien” Films

Kevin: If it’s a day ending in “y” then Ridley Scott must be giving another interview in which he claims 1) that he will be making another “Alien” film and 2) that he has a great idea for it, both of which seem like dubious propositions at this point. In addition to the 47 different … Continue reading TGD Stages an Intervention for Ridley Scott Over His Plans for Further “Alien” Films

Spoilerific Review: Mike and Kevin Talk “Blade Runner” Past and Present (with a Special Appearance by Sean Young!)

Kevin: “A visually stunning, emotionally frigid exploration of humanity in the guise of a blockbuster sci-fi film, made by a unique filmmaking voice firing on all cylinders.” That would be both an accurate description of Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” as well as Denis (“Sicario,” “Arrival”) Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049,” which appears to be following in … Continue reading Spoilerific Review: Mike and Kevin Talk “Blade Runner” Past and Present (with a Special Appearance by Sean Young!)

The Tough Guy Challenge: Can Kevin Watch “Blade Runner” in One Sitting Without Falling Asleep?

Kevin: “Blade Runner” is a science fiction classic, one of the most influential movies of the last 40 years, and a film whose reputation has only grown over time. It’s also a movie that, while I respect and admire it immensely, also usually puts me to sleep faster than a Benadryl-NyQuil cocktail followed by a … Continue reading The Tough Guy Challenge: Can Kevin Watch “Blade Runner” in One Sitting Without Falling Asleep?

The Rewind: Kevin Re-Watches “Alien: Covenant” and Gets Annoyed All Over Again

Kevin: Tough Guy Digest was on hiatus last week, as it was difficult to focus on escapist movies while so many of our friends and family were affected by Hurricane Harvey in nearby Houston (if you’d like to contribute to the recovery effort, here is a helpful breakdown of where you could donate). But the … Continue reading The Rewind: Kevin Re-Watches “Alien: Covenant” and Gets Annoyed All Over Again

Flashback: With “Alien: Covenant” Upon Us, a Reminder of the Dumbest Moments from “Prometheus”

Kevin: It’s hard to believe it’s been less than five months since Twentieth Century Fox gifted us with the first footage of “Alien: Covenant” on Christmas Day last year. While the idea of doing a sequel to the wildly polarizing “Prometheus” seemed insane when it was first announced, Ridley Scott’s newest chapter in the series … Continue reading Flashback: With “Alien: Covenant” Upon Us, a Reminder of the Dumbest Moments from “Prometheus”