Kevin: CJ and I recently saw “Rocky III” for the second time on the big screen in the last few years at the Alamo Drafthouse, and I say that not to imply that we are better than most people because of that, because I think that’s pretty obvious. We’ll discuss the very, uh, close bond … Continue reading Mr. T Has the “Eye of the Tiger,” So Why Is He the Bad Guy in “Rocky III”?
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
Kevin: July 4th may be the day we celebrate America’s independence, but July 6th marks perhaps an even greater moment in our nation’s history, as that was the day Sylvester Stallone was born into this world 71 years ago in Hell’s Kitchen, NY. Since bursting onto the scene with “Rocky” in 1976, Sly has been … Continue reading Happy Birthday Sylvester Stallone! TGD Ranks Sly’s Best One-Two Punch
Kevin: It looks like a lot of Americans were more interested in cooking hot dogs and hitting the beach than going to the movies this past Memorial Day, as box office earnings for the four-day weekend were the lowest for that period since 1999, mainly due to the underperforming “Pirates 5,” the second-week nosedive of “Alien: … Continue reading Following “Baywatch” and “Pirates” Box Office Debacle, TGD Highlights Previous Memorial Day Hits and Misses