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”

“Have You Ever Met Anybody You Didn’t Kill?”: The Round Table Celebrates 30 Years of “Lethal Weapon”

Kevin: Although it technically came out in March of 1987, today the stars of “Lethal Weapon” joined together to celebrate the original film’s 30th anniversary (and are you gonna be the one to tell Mel Gibson he’s got the wrong date?). To add to the celebration, Tough Guy Digest is turning back the clock to … Continue reading “Have You Ever Met Anybody You Didn’t Kill?”: The Round Table Celebrates 30 Years of “Lethal Weapon”

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”

Tough Guy Digest Salutes True American Hero Brandon Vezmar

Kevin: The word “hero” isn’t used lightly in this country. Actually I take that back, it’s used incredibly lightly; Lena Dunham is probably called a hero an average of 30,000 times whenever she posts a selfie of herself in a one-piece. But I don’t think any other word in the dictionary could do justice to … Continue reading Tough Guy Digest Salutes True American Hero Brandon Vezmar

Kurt and Sly Week: The Round Table on the Vintage ‘80s Awesomeness of “Tango & Cash”

Kevin: It’s extremely fitting that “Tango & Cash” was the very last big studio action film of the 1980’s, being released into theaters Dec. 22, 1989, as it pretty much encapsulates every ridiculous and awesome trend from that decade of excess. Mismatched cops, over-the-top villain, gratuitous violence and nudity, bad one-liners, complete disregard for proper … Continue reading Kurt and Sly Week: The Round Table on the Vintage ‘80s Awesomeness of “Tango & Cash”

Kurt & Sly Week: Stallone IS the Law in “Judge Dredd”

As we near the end of our Kurt & Sly week ahead of the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – in which Stallone apparently appears as a character named Starhawk – we figured we should probably spotlight Sly’s previous foray into the comic book world in 1995’s “Judge Dredd,” because seriously why … Continue reading Kurt & Sly Week: Stallone IS the Law in “Judge Dredd”

Kurt & Sly Week: Russell Lays Down the Law in “Tombstone” (with a Real-Life Assist from Stallone)

Kevin: Since making his transition from Disney child star to respected grown up actor, Kurt Russell has played cops, criminals, CIA agents, firefighters, reporters, Elvis, an Elvis impersonator, and a captain named Ron. But for an athletic actor who seemed born to ride a horse and wield a six-shooter on screen, Russell strangely has only … Continue reading Kurt & Sly Week: Russell Lays Down the Law in “Tombstone” (with a Real-Life Assist from Stallone)