Kevin: Like death and taxes, if nothing else this summer movie season you could count on the newest “Mission: Impossible” film to be both really good and to have a much lower second-weekend drop at the box office compared to other blockbusters which opened much higher. I know this is a shocking concept for Hollywood … Continue reading “I’ll Figure It Out!”: Forget Making Plans, Ethan Hunt’s Just Winging It Now in “M:I – Fallout,” and CJ and Kevin Like It
Kevin: The 2008 “darn it, we ALMOST killed Hitler” thriller “Valkyrie” wouldn’t by itself be considered a particularly noteworthy entry on Tom Cruise’s resume, were it not for the fact that without the partnership that began between the star and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie on the film, we wouldn’t have such subsequent Cruise classics as “Edge … Continue reading Before “Mission: Impossible,” Cruise and McQuarrie Gave Us “Jack Reacher,” the Hero Who Needs No Pen!
Kevin: I knew the millennial generation was doomed when my wife and I sat down to watch Seth McFarland’s “Ted” a few years ago with a couple in their 20s. Although the film is less than two hours, it probably took us twice as long to finish it due to the number of times we … Continue reading TGD Tries to Save the Next Generation of Kids, One “Top Gun” Screening at a Time
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!
Kevin: Have you ever read one of those gossipy blind items about an unnamed Hollywood executive who allegedly tried to coerce an actress into some disgusting sex act, and you thought, “Hmmm, I bet they’re talking about Harvey Weinstein”? Well it turns out you were right, as the New York Times this week reported the … Continue reading Did Tom Cruise Base His “Tropic Thunder” Character Les Grossman on Harvey Weinstein? TGD Says …
Kevin: Considering it was once powerful enough to make the IRS bend to its will, it’s amazing that exposing the Church of Scientology has almost become an industry unto itself in the last few years, with documentaries like “Going Clear” and Leah Remini’s hit A&E show lifting the veil that once protected the secretive “religion.” But … Continue reading Way Before Leah Remini, Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy Took on Scientology in the Brilliantly Funny “Bowfinger”
Kevin: It’s been said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes, but before yesterday you could have added “Tom Cruise’s ability to perform increasingly insane stunts unscathed” to that list. But like his fellow Greek god Icarus flying too close to the sun, Cruise was finally punished for his hubris in … Continue reading TGD Wishes Tom Cruise a Speedy Recovery Following “Mission: Impossible” Injury
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
While unbelievable and still hard to fathom, it’s almost appropriate that Bill Paxton’s death was announced on the same day as the Oscars ceremony, as it just reinforces how ridiculous it is that the Fort Worth native never took home a golden statue despite being universally acknowledged as the best part of so many great … Continue reading RIP: Tough Guy Digest Celebrates Bill Paxton’s Greatest Movie Moments