Russia’s Newest Agent Steven Seagal First Took on America’s Deep State 30 Years Ago in “Above the Law”

Kevin: It’s hard not to feel like we’ve been transported back to the 1980s lately, what with Tom Cruise reigning at the box office, tensions between the United States and Russia at a fever pitch, and Steven Seagal dominating the headlines, not for his film work obviously but for his new Moscow-appointed role as a … Continue reading Russia’s Newest Agent Steven Seagal First Took on America’s Deep State 30 Years Ago in “Above the Law”

RIP Gunny: Celebrating R. Lee Ermey’s Finest Moment in Steven Seagal’s “On Deadly Ground”

Kevin: Heaven just got a little more foul-mouthed since the passing of America’s favorite abusive drill instructor, R. Lee Ermey, from complications from pneumonia yesterday at the age of 74. Disproving the axiom that there are no second acts in life, Ermey was medically discharged from the Marines in 1972, and while his subsequent stint … Continue reading RIP Gunny: Celebrating R. Lee Ermey’s Finest Moment in Steven Seagal’s “On Deadly Ground”

Birthday Boy Steven Seagal Appeared on the Most Bizarre “Roseanne” Episode Ever, and We Have the Pics to Prove It

Kevin: Last year we celebrated Steven Seagal’s birthday with a comprehensive look back at the life and career of one of the most unlikely movie stars ever to come out of Hollywood, whose quick rise and fall from the Tinseltown A-list still gave us some of our favorite moments from our favorite period in action … Continue reading Birthday Boy Steven Seagal Appeared on the Most Bizarre “Roseanne” Episode Ever, and We Have the Pics to Prove It

Mike and Anthony Kick Off “Birth of a Legend” Series with Seagal in “Above the Law”

(Originally posted Feb. 24, 2017) As the old saying goes, when the truth becomes legend, print the legend. And when it comes to Steven Seagal, it can be difficult to separate the truth from fiction. Was he the first foreigner to operate a dojo in Japan? Apparently yes. Did he do high-level covert work for … Continue reading Mike and Anthony Kick Off “Birth of a Legend” Series with Seagal in “Above the Law”

“No Small Parts”: Billy Bob Thornton Just Wants to Feel Good About Himself in Steven Seagal’s “On Deadly Ground”

Kevin: After years of being typecast in stereotypical hillbilly parts, Billy Bob Thornton finally had to write himself a role worthy of his talents in “One False Move,” a small indie film co-starring the late Bill Paxton that Gene Siskel picked as the best film of 1992. Four years later Thornton again surprised audiences with his … Continue reading “No Small Parts”: Billy Bob Thornton Just Wants to Feel Good About Himself in Steven Seagal’s “On Deadly Ground”

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”

Steven Seagal’s Oscar-Worthy Moment in “Hard to Kill”

(Originally posted Jan. 11, 2017) Kevin: “Looks like you won the Oscar tonight Storm!” That’s what a fellow cop says to Steven Seagal’s character Mason Storm in “Hard to Kill,” after Storm has just killed or horribly maimed several gangbangers during an attempted convenience store robbery (the fact that the convenience store owner lies dead … Continue reading Steven Seagal’s Oscar-Worthy Moment in “Hard to Kill”

RIP: Powers Boothe is Locked and Loaded in “Rapid Fire”

Kevin: For such a memorable and well-liked character actor, the late Powers Boothe’s IMDB page is actually pretty thin when it comes to memorable and well-liked films. For every “Red Dawn” – where he steals the movie in his brief screen time as the Air Force colonel who whips the ragtag Wolverines into fighting shape … Continue reading RIP: Powers Boothe is Locked and Loaded in “Rapid Fire”