Mr. T Has the “Eye of the Tiger,” So Why Is He the Bad Guy in “Rocky III”?

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”?

Friday Flashback: Sly Single-Handedly Re-Fights the Vietnam War and Wins in “Rambo: First Blood Part II”

Earlier this week we discussed the possibility that “Expendables 4” is back on the table, which if that does come to fruition we hope will be closer in quality to another Sylvester Stallone fourth-parter: 2008’s “Rambo.” But while we love the final (so far) film in that series for its bloodbath finale and surprising poignancy, … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Sly Single-Handedly Re-Fights the Vietnam War and Wins in “Rambo: First Blood Part II”

So I Guess We Need to Talk About “Expendables 4” Again

Kevin: Well CJ I wanted to reassure you that you are not in some kind of “Groundhog Day”-type time loop, even though we are getting news yet again in early January about another possible “Expendables” sequel. We had covered the earlier announcement last year but didn’t bother doing a follow-up when the project was subsequently … Continue reading So I Guess We Need to Talk About “Expendables 4” Again

Updated: TGD Makes a “Death Wish” to Free Bruce Willis from VOD Purgatory

Update: Unfortunately we will not be able to add “watching Bruce Willis blow away a diverse group of criminals” to our list of family activities this Thanksgiving, as the release date for the “Death Wish” remake has been pushed from Nov. 22 of this year to March of 2018. No reason has been given, although … Continue reading Updated: TGD Makes a “Death Wish” to Free Bruce Willis from VOD Purgatory

Kevin and CJ Pass Judgment on the Non-Sly Version of “Dredd”

Kevin: After a week of the inmates running the asylum at Tough Guy Digest, I’m back to administer some medication to the rest of the staff and insist we take a break from reviewing movies that exist in our imaginations and re-focus on those that Hollywood actually released. So if I am going to have … Continue reading Kevin and CJ Pass Judgment on the Non-Sly Version of “Dredd”

Happy Birthday Sylvester Stallone! TGD Ranks Sly’s Best One-Two Punch

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

This 4th of July, Let’s Celebrate “Living in America” with Apollo Creed in “Rocky IV”

Kevin: With another Fourth of July upon us, everyone will have their own way of celebrating America’s independence today: spending time with family, hitting the beach, lighting some fireworks, getting drunk and punching a random British person. I’m sure I’ll be doing all those things at some point today, but first I will, as I … Continue reading This 4th of July, Let’s Celebrate “Living in America” with Apollo Creed in “Rocky IV”

Following “Baywatch” and “Pirates” Box Office Debacle, TGD Highlights Previous Memorial Day Hits and Misses

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

The Cannon: Kevin and CJ Tag Team Stallone’s Arm Wrestling Epic “Over the Top”

Kevin: We kicked off our series on the late great Hollywood schlockmeisters Cannon Films with “Missing in Action,” the surprisingly good Chuck Norris POW rescue drama that beat “Rambo: First Blood Part II” to theaters by a year. I had planned on tackling “Invasion USA” next, but unforeseen circumstances (I lost the copious notes I … Continue reading The Cannon: Kevin and CJ Tag Team Stallone’s Arm Wrestling Epic “Over the Top”