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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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

TGD Trailer Round-Up: New “Avengers,” Spacey-less “All the Money in the World,” and … “Paddington 2”!

Kevin: It’s not even December yet, but Hollywood has already gifted us with the first trailer for what is likely to be the big event film for 2018: “Paddington 2.” I guess it’s worth noting that we also got footage for yet another comic book movie, as well as a film that stars Kevin Spacey … Continue reading TGD Trailer Round-Up: New “Avengers,” Spacey-less “All the Money in the World,” and … “Paddington 2”!

The “No Small Parts” Series Begins with Kim Coates Seriously Trying Bruce Willis’ Patience in “The Last Boy Scout”

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”

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!)

True American Heroes Kevin and CJ Fight Through an Army of “Rick and Morty” Fans to Watch “Black Hawk Down” (Updated w/ Review of the Show)

(Updated with additional commentary and Kevin’s thoughts after watching episodes of “Rick and Morty” below.) Kevin: Outnumbered, under siege, surrounded by a hostile enemy in unfamiliar territory. That’s what elite U.S. military forces were facing against a heavily armed militia in October 1993 during the infamous “Battle of Mogadishu,” with the actions of the brave … Continue reading True American Heroes Kevin and CJ Fight Through an Army of “Rick and Morty” Fans to Watch “Black Hawk Down” (Updated w/ Review of the Show)

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

Dumbest Movie Scientist Ever? Dustin Hoffman in “Sphere”

Kevin: Scientists may be the smartest people we have in real life, but more often than not they are among the dumbest people you’ll ever see in any given film. Anyone who has sat through enough movies – especially in the sci-fi and horror genres – can bet that if a boneheaded decision is made … Continue reading Dumbest Movie Scientist Ever? Dustin Hoffman in “Sphere”

Review: In Space, No One Can Hear You Laugh at “Alien: Covenant”

Kevin: Nearly five years after “Prometheus” intrigued, confused, annoyed, and in some cases enraged audiences, Ridley Scott is back with a follow-up that appears to be just as polarizing as its predecessor. Although “Alien: Covenant” has a respectable 72 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it barely beat the third weekend of “Guardians of the Galaxy … Continue reading Review: In Space, No One Can Hear You Laugh at “Alien: Covenant”