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: The recent summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was only slightly more historic than the brief meet-up between Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010’s “The Expendables.” After getting to see these two icons finally sharing the screen, action fans were even more excited about the news that Arnie … Continue reading TGD Quick Take: How Does “Escape Plan 2: Hades” Compare to “Escape Plan”? Also, Remember “Escape Plan”?
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
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”
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
Well it’s January, which means it’s time for the best and worst that Hollywood has to offer. “Best” meaning the Oscar contenders that are finally going into wide release in the rest of the country, and “worst” meaning garbage like “Dirty Grandpa” and “Underworld: Blood Wars” that the studios dump off and which will … Continue reading The Tough Guy Digest Year in Review and 2018 Movie Preview
It’s the end of the year, which for most movie sites means a time to celebrate the best that Hollywood had to offer in 2017. Well we’ll get around to that next week along with our 2018 Preview, but first we wanted to celebrate the best that Tough Guy Digest had to offer this year … Continue reading The “Best of Tough Guy Digest” Awards for 2017!
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: 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”
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