Projects in the works

James / September 1st, 2010

For anyone who’s curious, here’s what I’m up to, outside of monthly AVGN and Spike videos.

I’ve been trying to get another Board James episode out since April, but there hasn’t been any spare time. The next one won’t be anywhere near as spectacular as the last, but hey, the Mr. Bucket episode was a great way to segue into a break. Hopefully the new one will be done before I go into Halloween hibernation.

“Madness” is exactly what it is. Churning out 31 videos for October is a huge undertaking, but it’s fun bringing obscure horror films to light. I’ve really been enjoying all your voice-over submissions. I hope with the videos, I can live up to them. (See past years’ marathons here: 2007, 2008, 2009.)

Darkstone Entertainment’s making a big remake of the “worst film of all time” Plan 9 From Outer Space. I’ll be playing a supporting role. Expecting to shoot Spring 2011.

I plan to start on this as soon as I humanely can. I expect it to go out November or December, usual time. They’ll be some good outtakes from the Crazy Castle episode. Other than that, I’m not sure how many bonus features there will be, but it will be packed with all the episodes from 2009. Buy past DVD’s here.

In the summer of 2008, I shot this documentary about the movie The Blob and have been trying to edit it ever since. Part of it covers the annual Blobfest celebration in Phoenixville, PA. The other part is a tour of filming locations from the original 1958 classic. For 2 and a half years now, this video has been dead in the water. Hopefully this Fall/Winter, I can sit down and finish it.

Once I’m caught up enough and have some extra time to breathe, I’ll get to work on my first big film. Since it’s not happening any time real soon, I don’t want to spoil anything yet.

NEW AVGN this Friday.


  • September 1, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I have the perfect idea for a Board James episode: The Quest for The Rings for the Odyssey 2. It’s half board game, half video game. It would be a cool crossover.

  • September 1, 2010 at 3:45 am

    You certainly have quite the undertaking. I hope you’re taking your time and not rushing to please the demanding fans. All of this stuff sounds cool!

  • TehJedicake

    September 1, 2010 at 4:11 am

    omgomgomg .6 :O:O can’t wait

  • rosskow

    September 1, 2010 at 4:15 am

    board james – always entertaining
    monster madness – shows me some new (old and new) films to view
    plan 9 – watched orignal, the plot of the film was awesome but well the production quality,you know
    blob – watched that as well, thanks again
    first feature film – im sure with the good resources you’ll make a killer film
    good luck with all future endeavours

  • ajgenard

    September 1, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Well you’ve certainly got a lot of great shit on the plate now. Still a month away and I’m already psyched for Monster Madness. Personally I’d kill to see another You Know What’s Bullshit but its quite obvious there simply aren’t enough hours in the day as it is lol. Its awesome of you to continually keep us updated like this.

  • September 1, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Wow, lots of stuff to get excited about! Board James has just been getting better and better, how long do you think the next one will be? Ooh, Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness! I remember you did a Godzilla marathon last year, will we see anything special like that or some more horror movies? Either way, it’ll kick ass. Oh yeah, the Plan 9 Remake! Will that be DVD, or watchable online? Either way, I’m watching it because you’re in it. 😛 About the AVGN volumes, will there be a pack that includes volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4? I hate shipping fees. 😛 How long will the Blob Documentary be? That’s a cheesy B-Movie, isn’t it? Love those.

    FEATURE FILM!? It seems you have some of it planned, that’s awesome, but better not to spoil it. When do you expect production to start/it to be finished? I’m happy to wait a year or two.

  • Butch Bitch

    September 1, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Thanks for the info James! By the way, have you ever seen Plan 9 From Outer Space on the big screen? It’s AWESOME! Nothing like watching a cheesy B movie with a crowd of people. Me and my friends have been quoting the movie ever since.
    The thing i’m most excited about is Monster Madness. Not only do you post every day during this time, but you also introduce me to movies I otherwise would have never heard of. How about some of those Japanese horror flicks? Or how about Liquid Sky, it’s this really weird sci-fi which is also like a slasher film if you think about it. Either way, it’s another weird movie to watch.

  • M3n747

    September 1, 2010 at 6:44 am

    It looks like a lot of work ahead of you – good luck with all your undertakings!

  • September 1, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Wow one of the viewers either got confused or missed a whole year…

    Unless my comments got overlooked (which I doubt) you know I’m enthusiastic about just about everything in the list.

    On the Feature Film please take your time and go for quality. I’m a little worried that after decades of having it as a dream and the reactions to the Mr. B.I.G. interview there might be a feeling of additional pressure to have one done.

    Well here’s the pressure I feel I can’t avoid adding. You’ve proven you are great and unless you take the time to do it right and do it your best I fear it might become an anticlimax. Its the start on the next leg of a journey that started with those movies in the woods playing with your friends and there’s…

    Its way too easy to just ramble on and on. I know there’s the old stigma on “luck” so break a leg and any other parts needed to provide the proper effect. Just don’t do it too literally 😉

  • September 1, 2010 at 7:36 am

    First big film eh? Sounds interesting.

  • Dawson5

    September 1, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Just wanted to thank you, James, for all your efforts. They are appreciated.

  • nerdy nerd

    September 1, 2010 at 8:01 am

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANT WAIT I LOVE EXECTLY EVERYTHING OF WHAT YOU JUST SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    btw: hope your own big movie gets great

  • September 1, 2010 at 8:04 am

    -“Plan 9 Remake! Will that be DVD, or watchable online?”
    Probably both. We can hope it’ll have a limited theatrical run of some kind first.

    -“About the AVGN volumes, will there be a pack that includes volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4?”

    -“How long will the Blob Documentary be?”
    Not sure yet. I haven’t looked at the footage in a while, but my guess is somewhere around 15-20 minutes.

    -“FEATURE FILM!? It seems you have some of it planned, that’s awesome, but better not to spoil it. When do you expect production to start/it to be finished? I’m happy to wait a year or two.”
    Probably that long. I hope sooner.

    @Butch Bitch
    -“have you ever seen Plan 9 From Outer Space on the big screen?”
    I’ve seen it theatrically with Rifftrax live before. Very funny!

    -“On the Feature Film please take your time and go for quality. I’m a little worried that after decades of having it as a dream and the reactions to the Mr. B.I.G. interview there might be a feeling of additional pressure to have one done.”
    Thanks. It’s true there’s some pressure, but it’s all personal. It’s just that I’ve been holding it inside for so long. No worries, it will come in due time. If I would have rushed it, it would have been done by now, but would have sucked, because it’s something that requires a lot of care and attention to pull off properly. Not to mention, a lot of time. For now, I’m just trying to keep up with the online videos. Not only are they entertaining for others, but help build my own resources and connections. So the internet has been good for me, I appreciate your support and am grateful for everyone.

  • Madsser

    September 1, 2010 at 8:30 am

    No “you know what’s bullshit!”


  • AVGNrocks2903

    September 1, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I can’t wait for the big film. But James, take as long as you want for it. It’s better to do it longer but better then to just quickly get it together. You hope for 2 years, but I think no one would get mad if it takes 3 or even 4 years. I also can’t wait for the new AVGN. I’m sure it” ill be as awesome as always!

  • AdamLaws

    September 1, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Sup, James. Old fan, new site member. I can’t believe how much quality shit you can churn out constantly. I have trouble keeping up with making low-quality short videos so I can see how grueling it must be to do the AVGN, let alone Monster Madness. Good lord, you’re a machine.

  • Snoofalah

    September 1, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I think you deserve a huge break. You’ve completed a great deal in a short amount of time. I don’t know about anyone else, but I can wait for the nerd to finish a well-deserved relaxing session.

  • BananaJane

    September 1, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee! ^ .^
    That’s almost 2 AVGNs in one month!

  • September 1, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Yaaaaay!!!! Awesome!!!

  • DarkNeonRain

    September 1, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Wow, now i am really excited. so much stuff to lock forward to. I have an idea for a marathon. You should do an Arnold Schwarzenegger marathon, that would be awesome. I wish you the best of luck on your feature film

  • September 1, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Thats awesome i am always anxious for a new AVGN after I accidently stumbled upon it one day, and since then, ive been hooked. I think that you really to do a Gilligans Island review. That game is HORRIBLE!!! It is actually on many lists as one of the worst NES games in existince and after playing, i saw why.

  • MotherfuckerAndy

    September 1, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Do you still hold a day job or are you do you make enough money off of your various endeavors, AVGN, panel hosting, etc.?
    I can’t even find the time to write/ draw a page or two of my comic book in a week and find it hard to beleive that you still work a 9-5 job.
    Your forecast looks great and can’t wait for monster madness.

  • bick.benedict

    September 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I don’t mean to diss you, but what does “Butch Bitch?” mean? Is your name Butch, and you’re saying “I’m Butch, Bitch,” or is there someone who is named Butch and who’s your Bitch? I’m just curious?

    I’m sure he doesn’t have a day job. He makes a lot of money or he’s given money, one way or another.

  • horrorfanboy

    September 1, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Sorry James, but I just wanted to ask a question. Is this year’s Monster Madness theme going to be the same as last year?

  • September 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Wow, I knew Mike had posted before about having a role in the Plan 9 flick..but you too? Amazing.

    And I’m really glad you’re finally getting around to some serious planning about your big movie, ever since “Cinemassacre 200” my view for you has changed drastically, it fueled my own love for movies to begin, and I started following every other work you do- outside of just catching the latest Nerd video. I look forward greatly to seeing whatever you release…and I hope you get it big enough to be a theatrical release!

  • September 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    New AVGN? oh juie wiss I can’t miss that!

  • bick.benedict

    September 1, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    rock on james! you’re da best man. my friday is going to be a true fest with the upcoming vid. i thought they cam eout on wednesdays? now fridays? that’s coo

  • bick.benedict

    September 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I think instead of picking one person from that contest, you should pick 30 people’s voices so it will b e a collection of your fans

  • dannydesktop

    September 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Oh sweet, fridays my birthday, thank you AVGN!

  • WVUer21

    September 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks for the early birthday gift, Nerd!

  • hamuto

    September 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    awesome!!! the board game i think you should do is that zelda one i saw in one of the other videos. cant wait for friday. James and MIke are awesome!

  • Jake9315

    September 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Hey, James. Really Excited for all the news, but I’m most excited about the feature film news, its great you’re finally gonna put some work into your first feature project! Keep us posted about it!

  • Butch Bitch

    September 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    @bick.benedict- Basically, the name “Butch Bitch” means that although i’m a bitch, my personality is like a tomboy, or a “butch”. It’s sort of a yin yang thing.

  • September 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Wow, I knew you were a busy man, but not that you were this busy!
    When will do make a “Bond-a-Thon” (review the James Bond movies)?
    Also… can’t wait for the new AVGN!

  • September 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Damn! You guys sound extremely busy. Wish I could help you somehow. Would love to be a part of that movie James is making if he ever gets it going. One thing I sure miss is the Bullshit man, now that has not been touched in probably a year or more. That I would love to see make a return.

  • DecCon83

    September 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Hello to all that work at Cinemassacre. Can’t wait for all New AVGN eps to roll around and it’s good to see that you still have many ideas for projects. Hope the body of work isn’t to much a strain,But you do look like you have fun while your doing it. So good luck with everything that ahead and other thing you may have up your sleeves.

  • dawolfdawg

    September 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    The Sky! It Came From The Sky!

    The Blob FTW!

  • Zentu

    September 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I believe you are stressing yourself too much. Do rest more often. Life over Projects. Not the otherway around.

  • bick.benedict

    September 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Butch Bitch:
    Ah, I get it. Cool.

    Mike Matei:
    Cool, sounds great. That’s awesome. Thanks for clarifying that.

  • bick.benedict

    September 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    @ Mike Matei:
    I was also going to say, that sounds like a great way to incorporate your fans and to give that special person from that day another reason to watch.

  • strint519

    September 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Looking forward to all of these projects. Cannot wait till friday.

  • Syph

    September 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    There’s so much awesome here it’s overflowing the cup and now there’s awesome all over the floor and I don’t even want to clean it up, because hey, it’s awesome.

  • Vintagecollector

    September 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I’m Gonna Miss The “2 Episodes A Month” Memories.

  • Zildjian

    September 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Wow, that’s quite a lot you’ve got on your plate James. I would really love to see a feature film from you. Considering the reason I found you on the internet in the first place wasn’t the AVGN videos, it was cinemaphobia; which is, in my opinion, the best film you’ve made in your college days. I’d love to see you step out of the AVGN light for a while, you really deserve it.

  • September 1, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I think James needs to calm the fuck down with his projects. Poor bastard is always working. We all know I’m probably the #1 fanboy (seriously), but you are a human, James, not a machine. Sometimes, I think it be best for you to shut your brain off for a while, watch some AVGN memories, and celebrate for what you HAVE done, not what you will. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to discourage you from doing these projects, but there’s gonna be a shitload of time for that. Jesus, you’re only 30.

    Oh, and this info is pointless, but in the AVGN: Dick Tracy, James said he dressed up as him when he was ten. Looking at the date, James was 11, not 10. Yes, I pay a lot of attention to the videos.

  • leprecons_with_guns

    September 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    New AVGN!! thats great.. Keep it up you have a good fan base here in Quebec city! Im also looking forward for the monster madness this year. Hope you choose great movies 🙂

  • jaysson1

    September 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this years monster madness. During previous years you have lifted out most of the classics so it must be really difficult to find even more horror films or at least thats what I feel for myself right now… it’s like I have no other cool old movies left to see, But I hope all thats going to change now in october. I know that a lot of hard work goes into making monster madness every year so keep up the good work and good luck with everything.
    /cheers from Sweden

  • randomuser

    September 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Hey james I just wanted to bring up the point of set dates for AVGN. I know you set it up for the first Wednesday of every month. But seeing as the 1st is Wednesday this month to me it seems you got thrown off guard. Just saying if you are gonna change the set date or anything of that sort you should make it the first news headline or something saying that the time had been changed. I have been waiting to get off work all day today to see your new video but it wasent here and pretty much rushed in the door to see it. If you are changing the date please just let us know. I can forsee 50 comments coming soon talking shit about the change with out even a comment on the date like iv seen previously.

    I really could even wait tell next Wednesday seeing as this video is for free. [I dont really care about the date it is YOUR hard work and freetime]
    It is just a bit of a let down if it isent the set time

  • September 1, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    DUDE!!! you’re going to star in the remake of plan 9, that is fucking awesome, I am going to see it when it comes out!!! I was always wondering about the new Board James.

  • crash72682

    September 1, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Long time watcher, first time poster. Just wanted to give a thanks to James and Mike (among others) for all your hard work and dedication in releasing awesome videos. There should be no reason to complain when these guys are working their @$$’s off to give free and immensely entertaining material. Thanks for all the hours of entertainment guys!

  • randomuser

    September 1, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Oh sorry I didn’t notice I dont read every post usually check when there is a new video at set dates now Im quite busy like him atm. Good to know its coming at least. Thanks for the quick reply

  • September 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm


    I’m sorry if your OCD doesn’t mesh well with indie video sites, but you really come off inconsiderate…no matter how much ass you kiss at the end of your comment. James will make a video whenever he feels like it and Mike will post it on this site whenever he feels like it…could be weeks months or years later. And guess what….you’ll still watch it and love it just the same.

    I’m sorry if I sound harsh, but hears a tip: Go back and re-watch the old stuff while you’re waiting. You might have missed something and besides that James has a lot of non-AVGN videos on here that kick ass. So browse around and enjoy all that is Rolfe.

  • September 1, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    If anyone deserves to be in a Ed Wood remake its you James. Spectacular does not do the Mr. Bucket episode justice that was epic.

  • Terotta

    September 1, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Wow how do you plan your day?

  • September 1, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I don’t care when you make it, I want to be in your first movie. I will do anything for free. Haha.
    But seriously, I’d love to be an extra. The Deader The Better was awesome.

  • browncoat

    September 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    First off.

    You people that fucking complain about the timeframe that James puts out AVGN videos fucking piss me off. Seriously, shut the fuck up. It blows my mind that people complain about someone who does this stuff basically for free just for the fans. Seriously, stop complaining and show some god damn respect. Appreciate the fact that James does all this stuff and let that be enough. He certainly doesn’t have too and oh, another thing. Organizing your day around when James releases a video is kinda sad. James, don’t get me wrong, I love just about everything on this site but I don’t try and skip out on work because you have a new video. That’s borderline weird. Actually no, that’s obsessive AND weird.

    Now that I’ve got that rant out. I’m glad you are getting to do all these things. Looks like there is some cool shit down the road. I look forward to it.

  • randomuser

    September 1, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Damn people like to talk shit. I said im great full for the free content I just wanted to bring something up iv noticed. I do usually see people always complaining about the date so i just thought making it the title of the headline would get it out more. I personally dont read every blog post myself and i assume many dont also and thats why there are complaints. There is no reason to just assume im stepping back from my comment and kissing ass I Didnt say anything mean in the original post. I just asked a question and it doesnt even involve you. no reason to be mean

    And yes i have seen pretty much all the videos on the site including monster madness Trips

  • JayRam

    September 1, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    James, I have no idea how you handle some of your nagging fans, but props to ya.
    I look forward to your feature film. Could it be part of the urban legends you started with Legend of the Blue Hole?

  • SquirrelCheese

    September 1, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    yo chilll. we all want to see avgn. the videos will come when they come. be grateful of all the cool shit james has posted over the years. seems like a lot of people who comment go nuts when they dont get what they want right when they want it. chilll. james your fuckin awesome.

  • SquirrelCheese

    September 1, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    spoke to soon…guess some true fans are speakin up. JayRam, browncoa, crash72682, right on.

  • SquirrelCheese

    September 1, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    mike matei you are fuckin awesome too. hliariouss mothafucker mike

  • randomuser

    September 1, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    lol started a long convo for no reason pretty much. I hate to see complaints as much as the rest of ya. anyway im logging off for the night..

  • September 1, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you for all of the content that you provide, James and Mike. I cannot express enough how much I am looking forward to Monster Madness this year. I thoroughly enjoyed coming home every night to a new video and re-experiencing a horror flick I grew up with or finding out about a gem that I need to add to our group’s B movie night.

    One question: Is there a deadline on the voice-over submissions? Or has it already passed?

  • CrippleMessiah

    September 1, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Sure seems like a ton of work when it’s all spelled out infront of you, but stick with it. I trust it will all be great. I’ve enjoyed all your work I’ve seen thus far, and rewatch AVGN episodes and your movie reviews often.

    I’m sure you have many many fans offering themselves as extras in your films, so much so your cup runneth over with bodies. But if you need a crippled guy for any feature (real cripple, not just some putz in an old hospital chair) I gladly cast myself into the overflowing pile of fans.

  • RocketX

    September 2, 2010 at 1:00 am

    To browncoat, I just want to say one thing….

    THANK YOU!!!!!

    Seriously, AVGN has some really inconsiderate, self-centered fans that bitch and whine about everything. People can obviously see how hard he works but yet, they still just think it’s all about THEM and what they want and when they want it now. Fucking idiots.

    Thank you, browncoat, for stepping up to tell it like it is. Unfortunately none of the bitchers and whiners, and asshole fans with their entitlement issues never seem to have the capacity to listen, and then get all indignant when they get hit upside the head with the truth.

    Keep on telling it like it is, browncoat. You have my support.

  • Analbag Thats Me

    September 2, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I don’t understand why people regularly complain about more AVGN videos. WTF is wrong with those people??!! What are they thinking??!!

  • Doctor Cheesius

    September 2, 2010 at 2:19 am

    @Analbag Thats Me: People got spoiled when they were coming out 2 or 3 or more a month, of course what people don’t seem to remember is that they were often late, there were delays, etcetera. People got used to the idea that James Rolfe was only AVGN, which is bullshit (You know what’s Bullshit? People who think James Rolfe is a one trick pony! Yeah! He’s not even a horse! And – ok this is getting ridiculously long.). I’ve been really enjoying the new format of the site, and I’m thrilled to be getting more diverse content here. Keep up the good work, guys.

  • bigfan

    September 2, 2010 at 3:34 am

    In the future,James,can you post a convention you are going to. Then the people that live close enough can go to the convention and know about it. Like wizard con or blobfest or monster bash are conventions i could have gone to but had not even known about. It would be helpful.
    Thank you,

  • kentkennedy

    September 2, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Congratulations on getting the part. I really can’t wait for the Plan 9 remake or you’re next film. I love board james too and of course avgn is awesome. I can’t imagine how difficult this website is to keep updated and to make the monster madness.

  • WatchmenFTW

    September 2, 2010 at 6:48 am

    For some reason, I hope that the remake of Plan 9 is a spoof remake, that actually is aware of all the awful effects in the film. I also hope that Doug Walker from Nostalgia Critic appears in the film too, so Doug and James could play Eros and Tanna (Tanna would have to change into a man), who act like a comedy duo or something. That’d be hilarious.
    But I guess a serious approach to the film will be good to, either way, the film is bound to be better than the original, seeing as it’s the worst film ever made.
    Also, looking forward to Monster Madness again, their my favourite videos on the site, next to AVGN.

  • JFGG

    September 2, 2010 at 7:01 am

    A Feature film o.o thats awesome James good work and good luck 😀

  • Bigdaddyclean

    September 2, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I’m wondering what kind of crap movie your gonna make. any hint would be good. so long as its starring Leonardo Dicarprio I’ll be happy.
    Love your stuff.
    Is mother fucker mike your personal work horse, or is he like the Tyler Durden in your sick mind.
    Make me a sandwich.

  • September 2, 2010 at 8:18 am

    browncoat pretty much started the retaliation against whiny fans, I’m continuing. As I said before, I think James works a little bit too hard for his own good (life before work). That being said, he IS busy, and those expecting a new AVGN weekly or whatever are gonna be extremely disappointed. He has already officially announced that new AVGN videos will come out on the first Wednesday of each month (with the exception of this month, cause giving the trailer with the “special message” was a smart move). Whiny pricks. Shut the hell up or “Welcome to die!”

  • Terranigma freak

    September 2, 2010 at 9:08 am

    My guess for this year’s Monster Madness is going to be a GIANT Monster Madness covering tons of giant monster movies. That’s my guess anyway. I correctly guessed the Godzillathon back in 2008, let see if lightning strikes twice.

  • segagamer62

    September 2, 2010 at 9:21 am

    i can’t wait for the new AVGN video to come out. its gonna be great like always.

  • NESterminator

    September 2, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Can’t wait for the new AVGN!!! I wonder what he’s reviewing this time.

  • browncoat

    September 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    To SquirrelCheese and RocketX, thanks for the high fives.

    I cannot imagine how hard it is to do all the shit that James and Mike accomplish in a month. I know how hard it is for me to put together 1 video from scratch and yet they shoot out 6 or more a month. Fucking 1 every day in October. Seriously people, this shit is EXTRAORDINARILY TIME CONSUMING. Don’t bitch about timelines. It just makes you look like an inconsiderate douchebag with absolutely no gratitude, self-respect, or more importantly, manners. James’s career is starting to really take off (in case some of you couldn’t tell) and this is HIS dream, not yours, not your friend’s. He does what he can, when he can, for the fans. So appreciate it and if you don’t like it, GO THE FUCK SOMEWHERE ELSE.

  • browncoat

    September 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Oh and props to Motherfucker Mike, because he makes a ton of this shit possible for everyone. James definitely would have a hard time without him.

  • DemonicGleam

    September 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Wow James, how in the hell do you manage? Thanks a bunch for updating the website as often as you do, even though you are so busy.

    Congrats on the role. I’m thinking many will watch just because you are in it – I know I will.

    I can’t wait for Monster Madness, October has never been more entertaining. I love that time you posted your old Halloween Haunt bits from when you were a kid!

    Best of luck for the future, and thanks for all the hard work!

  • September 2, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    @ browncoat
    Exactly. I can’t stand these whiny motherfuckers. Like David Spates on YouTube, James has a dream of getting it big. A B-movie would be good enough for James. Since James’ birthday on June 30, 1980 (yeah, I know his fucking birthday), I can guess James has spent over 1/2 his life to video games, movies, and hard work. If these bastards want some AVGN, they can download an NES emulator, download a bunch of ROMs and start playing Street Fighter 2010. There. Now they’re the AVGN (though a lot less funny).

    And James owes a lot to Mike. Mike is still a lovable person, even if he is a motherfucker.

  • browncoat

    September 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Hahahahaha well said.

  • calibur_3d

    September 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I know Jamesis busy, but it would be cool to post a list of the movies for Monster Madness a couple of weeks before October so those who decide to can get the movies ahead of time. I for one always want to watch the movies immediately after watching James’ reviews. With a list, I can watch the review and then pop in the movie…or, watch the movie and then the review since James always points something out that otherwise wouldnt be noticed which is always fun. Does James even read these things?? I know hes busy, so surely he cant fit this kind of stuff into his schedule right? On top of reviews, AVGN, Spike, and public appearances, he stretched pretty thin.

  • calibur_3d

    September 2, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Not complaining by the way, I love the stuff him and Mike put out. I visit the site 2 to 3 times a day sometimes just to make sure something new doesnt get by me. I hate the ambiguity of typed words.

  • FanNR2

    September 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    NEW AVGN VIDEO !!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOHO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • browncoat

    September 2, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Motherfucker Mike definitely reads these posts and I am sure he discusses some of the comments with James. And I KNOW that they laugh at how ridiculous some fans can be on this site.

    Say hello Mike. I know you’re reading this.

  • September 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Yay, more Board James!

  • Jenny

    September 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Wow dude you ARE a busy guy! But I’m sure you realize how lucky you are, I could only wish for my life to be chaotic.

    Anyways, looking forward to Monster Madness as always, and of course everything else. Many hugs from TX and don’t stress out!

  • rmk04003

    September 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    cant wait for the new avgn friday

  • September 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    @ Jenny
    I don’t think you want to hug him. You might go into some frenzy while talking about how shitty games ruined his life.

    @ Motherfucker Mike
    Like browncoat said, we know you’re reading this. Say hi, you motherfucker.

  • RydiaX

    September 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Yay! I can’t wait for a new Board James, I love it!

  • MakaAlbarn

    September 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    “New AVGN every month on the first wensday of it”

    That was yesterday = /

  • TyroneAlfonso

    September 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Keep up the good work Jimbo!

  • Kbohls

    September 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I am super pumped for The Blob documentary, I learned about it from you James and, lets just say I have a Blob movies poster framed and hanging on my wall. Great movie, neat to Steve McQueen early on in his career. Its one of the greatest monster movies ever! I think it will cool to see the Blobfest and some of the locations. Thanks James, keep up the fantastic work!

  • browncoat

    September 2, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Cmon Mike. You know you want too.

  • avgnfan96

    September 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    JAMES in A MOVIE! epic

  • Jenny

    September 2, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    @gamerdude122 … no really I think I still want to … my childhood was also plagued with shitty games! But I still miss those good ol days …..

  • September 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    @ Jenny. I’m 13 fucking years old and all i play is shitty games. seriously, the only good games i have are Ninja Gaiden series and Castlevania (my favorite). On literally isn’t any different. favorite games are Castlevania series and the SNES version of the Ninja Gaiden trilogy. In fact, i think i want a hug. I’m gonna virtually hug you before i get too emotional.

    @ Motherfucker Mike
    Will you say hi if I give you a Scooby Snack?

  • judd64

    September 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    primus sucks.

  • kariohki

    September 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    The Blob Documentary is something I’ll totally watch — I grew up in Downingtown, PA and ate at that diner a couple times.

  • Nikkoo

    September 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Hey James its kinda interesting to see that you have been doing alot in so little time, but if you have any time at all to make another nerd video try doing the mortal kombat series its just one of my favorite games and its nice to see that they are trying to make a new one that looks as cool as the originals if not better, well keep up the good work

  • Dsimon

    September 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Hey, nice stuff ! I’m glad to see Board James is back !

  • Jimbo

    September 2, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Can’t wait for your first feature film. I don’t care what it will be about I’ll watch it.

  • September 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Be sure to put all of the outtakes of the Mr Bucket episode. That scene where Mike’s getting his balls… taken advantage of…. would be hilarious out of context. 😀

  • Bumble Bee Tuna 666

    September 2, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Since You Are Almost At The 100th Episode Of The Angry Video Game Nerd, You Should Make For Your Feature Film An Hour Long Episode Of The Angry Video Game Nerd.

    Can’t Wait To See Your Upcoming Work!


  • Jigglysaint

    September 2, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Wow, that’s alot of projects. ADD much, James?

  • pwnttothemax

    September 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    board james is the shit

  • September 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    looking forward to the new AVGN man!

  • thesockninja

    September 3, 2010 at 1:00 am

    James! Mike! Take your damn time! Haters gonna hate!

    Quality > Quantity any day!

    Also, voiceovers? were you running a contest or something? either way Halloween is my favorite time of year and your monster madness turned me onto classics like Coffin Joe. Thanks for making great things more awesome-er.

    When you have a minute, watch Fido! Right up your alley.

  • BKopp

    September 3, 2010 at 1:13 am

    is it just me or does Gametrailers always make a deliberate attempt at being an ass by ALWAYS putting up the new AVGN video up late? it’s friday and no new nerd. 🙁

  • dannydesktop

    September 3, 2010 at 2:03 am

    relax it’s only been friday for a couple hours, but yeah they are always late.

  • henbayward

    September 3, 2010 at 2:40 am

    You should totally review the ZOMBIES!!! line of board games from Twilight Creations, Inc. Right up your alley if you haven’t played them. Great “screw-your-friend-over-to-survive” fun!

  • NaokiB2U

    September 3, 2010 at 3:10 am

    FUCK YES BOARD JAMES! Im excited to see what the next one is.

  • zeppelinzoso91

    September 3, 2010 at 4:12 am

    alright James!! sounds fantastic! can’t wait for monster madness, can’t wait for a new board James, can’t wait another 8 hours (it’s 2am friday morning) or so for the new Nerd video! SO much to be excited for man! thanks for the 3 (almost 4) years of laughter and inside jokes with friends!

  • brokeheart

    September 3, 2010 at 4:49 am

    James, how dare you be slightly late! My little hater mind can’t wait 2 whole days. Also how dare you release one episode a month! I want my FREE entertainment now! How dare you have personal life!

  • Filmmassacre

    September 3, 2010 at 6:38 am

    “Once I’m caught up enough and have some extra time to breathe, I’ll get to work on my first big film. Since it’s not happening any time real soon, I don’t want to spoil anything yet”

    WoW i really looking forward to see his movie i relly hope it gets to cinema all over the world….

  • September 3, 2010 at 6:54 am

    brokeheart.. it is gametrailers. blame them instead for saying its James’s fault. and chill the fuck out.

  • Descant

    September 3, 2010 at 7:09 am

    I can’t wait to see all your effort being repaied.I wish you the best,you deserve it.

  • cmdaniels

    September 3, 2010 at 7:38 am


    Just out of curiosity, I would love to know if this is what you make your living off of. I think alot of people would love to know if this is your main job or if you work at Mcdonalds or something… lol seriously tho… if this is it… you are one lucky F&^%$

  • September 3, 2010 at 8:59 am

    @ Ted Mikael Wiksten
    Dude he was mocking the haters. Perhaps you didn’t get the sarcastic humor, but it was pretty obvious that it was all just a joke.

  • Sephiroth

    September 3, 2010 at 9:09 am

    James, we’re not all fanboys that kiss your balls all month until the new episode comes out. When you announce that the new episode will be out on a certain day, it had better be there. You depend on US to make this shit run, and your obligation is to keep us happy. You’re like a dancing monkey for our entertainment., now DANCE you fucking nerd.

  • browncoat

    September 3, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I hope that is sarcasm. Otherwise, you are a pretty big toolbag.

  • browncoat

    September 3, 2010 at 10:29 am

    There should be a “You Know What’s Bullshit” video about complaining ass whiny tools on this site.

    It could start out with the following intro:



  • UsernameWasTaken

    September 3, 2010 at 11:50 am


    You’re an idiot.

  • bick.benedict

    September 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    This is the funniest thing I’ve read on the site so far. Good job for making me laugh Sep. HAHAA made my day

    Sephiroth says:
    September 3, 2010 at 9:09 am

    James, we’re not all fanboys that kiss your balls all month until the new episode comes out. When you announce that the new episode will be out on a certain day, it had better be there. You depend on US to make this shit run, and your obligation is to keep us happy. You’re like a dancing monkey for our entertainment., now DANCE you fucking nerd.

  • Jigglysaint

    September 3, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Did anybody see the new AVGN yet? It was so awesome it’s got to be my most favorite episode ever. Also, that one rant, it was pure genius! It’s also really great that it’s the second longest episode ever.

    Another masterpiece James!

  • greetings from dk . AVGN RULES

    September 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    when is episode comening im going crazy i cant find it !

  • Speezix

    September 3, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    New AVGN! Can’t wait! James, I’m currently going to school for film, using final cut, after effects, pro tools ETC… and I can only commend you on the quality and amount of content. I juggle projects for school and think its a real ballpain – and that is mostly going by guidelines, tutorials, only with small amounts of my perspective and creativity sewn in. Creating content isn’t easy; you are the working model for what I, and many of the nerds who frequent here might want to do some day. It is truly fascinating to see the body of work you have created so far. So in so many words, thank you, and keep nerding the fuck out of the intranets!

  • Retrogamer1988

    September 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Some of you guys need to calm down, James works very hard bringing us all this awesome content, if you can’t respect or be grateful for all his hard work and dedication to his fans you need to go fuck off. Plus all this stuff is free…so chill out or get the fuck out.

  • ddgino5

    September 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    yo dick.benedict stuck the fuck up what are some dumb fuckin 13 year old, who the fuck are you to say anything james can do whatever he wants, if you dont like the GTFO

  • Retrogamer1988

    September 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Also James looking forward to the new AVGN! Should be badass as usual =)

  • Crust

    September 3, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Excited about the new AVGN. I honestly can’t believe you still have time to make AVGN videos. You must be busy as hell. Thanks for your hard work, James!!

  • bick.benedict

    September 3, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Whoa, calm down, man. I wasn’t endorsing Sepiroth’s comment: I was just laughing at what he said. Am I allowed to laugh at people on here? I though the them of the show was humor. Easy up, man.

  • bick.benedict

    September 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm


  • bick.benedict

    September 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm


  • bick.benedict

    September 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    THOUGHT the THEME of the show…
    wow i can’t type today

  • cameron york

    September 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    hey its friday…. mmkay ill wait

  • Rogums

    September 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Not complaining at all, Im happy to wait, but is the video coming out today does anybody know? Or has it been delayed. Because in enland its almost 11 – so If its uploaded tonight in america id have to stay awake for ageees. But it would be worth it if I knew for sure if it was coming or not.

  • TheKillerCat

    September 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    @Sepiroth man go get a life, he can do whatever he wants on this site, friday doesn’t mean the first fucking hour of the day and it’s not his obligation to entertain an asshole like you!

  • Lavargian

    September 3, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    If you look at the Penny Arcade Expo blog a few posts down. You will see that it is coming out, but it wont be out until sometime after the expo tonight. The expo starts at 5:30 PM and goes until 6:30 PM, and he says it is in Washington State. That means the time is set on the Pacific Time Zone. I am in the Central Time Zone, that means the expo wont be over for me until 8:30 PM, and the episode will be uploaded sometime after that later tonight. So find the Pacific Time Zone, and count back from that to what ever time zone you are in, then you will know approximately how long you will have to wait. Some of you will probably have to wait until tomorrow to see it.

  • Isuru-SL

    September 3, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Where is my new AVGN Episode you fucking Nerd !?

  • rossbosstx

    September 3, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    for browncoat. to add to YOU know what’s BULLSHIT. facebook news feed. it asks you “so what’s on your mind”. so you start to write whats on your mind. you finsh your thoughts and bam. sorry you have to many chareters you can only have 420, so shorten up your views.but when someone leaves a comment on it they have a novels worth of space to what’s on your mind must not be that intresting,but what people have to say about it IS.and THAT”S BULLSHIT. -rossboss

  • ThEDocTOr

    September 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    james, i cant fucking wait for your first feature film. it’s gonna be epic

  • Retrogamer1988

    September 3, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Oh yeah i forgot about that film he has a part in :O I hope I can see it.

  • slimchance

    September 3, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Wow there is a lot of assholes bitching on here. Dont pay any attention to it guys, you’re doing great work! It all goes back to that old saying, you cant please all of the people all of the time. But, I think you’re doing an awesome job at meeting the requests of the fans.

  • September 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    ya know whats bullshit, when someone checks someones website all fucking day hoping to see a new fucking video only to have his hopes and dreams crushed whenever they fucking look and its still not up. So, what the fuck. Wait……..oh shit….that was totally not what i was going to say…….lets start again…..ya know whats bullllllllllllshit….fucking people who bitch and complain about fucking shit they have no reason fucking bitching and complainging about, such as how the new AVGN hasnt been fuckin posted yet. You dont pay for the shit, you have no creative hand in the shit, you probably smell like shit….so shut the fuck up. Just because you live a boring ass fucking life (probably in your mothers basement) and have alllll fucking day to surf the net and troll and bitch, doesnt mean that EVERYONE, espicially someone like the James Rolfe, does. So shut the fuck about it. Be thankful that hes not like some money hungry cock grabbers and making us pay up the ass for what we get for free, and while your at it, just be fucking thankful that the poor guy even still takes the time to try to entertain us. Thanks for all the great fucking laughs james.

  • adenton7

    September 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks for keeping us posted on what you are working on. Some people just have to be patient and stop complaining. You work really hard to keep people entertained and it seems like all you hear are jerks complaining. Thank you for telling when the new Volume is coming out. I cannot wait for that. You work hard and put a lot of time and thought in to making your movies Don’t work too hard. Cannot wait to see your future projects.

  • Cogdill

    September 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Hey James, Mike and the Cinemassacre Team! Just wanted to log in and say thank you for all the hard work I’ve been watching Cinemassacre since the beginning and your videos are always awesome and entertaining! The Board James videos are my favorite with motherfucker mike but they dont top the nerd videos they are the best =) Keep up the great work guys! P.S. Its always fun to see people get all riled up when a new video is about to come out its hilarious XD seriously guys its just a video you can wait lol and sephiroth that was very harsh dude, I hope your pc gets messed up so the site doesnt show up for you anymore…

  • dannydesktop

    September 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    i seem to think gametrailers is mad about the once a month thing so they do this on purpose. Either way you gotta realise people that people here LOVE avgn and wait a month now for each episode but have been loyal viewers, they just expect it to be up at when they say it will be, not jame’s bad, but doesn’t mean they can’t be pissed. can’t wait to see it tho!

  • September 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    @ Sephiroth
    Unlike you, James has a life. Why don’t you go fuck on down to pony land and suck on your dad’s cock? James has viewers all over the world, not just the US, and saying that he OWES US is a flat-out lie. I think we owe him for the hard work and dedication to the fans he’s had. You? Well, I’m sure everyone would rather stick their dicks in a crocodile’s mouth while shoving their head up a unicorn’s asshole (Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Blowout) than listen to your bitching. James is a person, not a machine to suit you and you only. That goes for all of you who think James is there to serve you. Either you wait as long as he tells you to wait, or don’t watch it at all. Stupid shit-for-brains.

  • bullets

    September 3, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    the blob doc sounds cool . about the avgn controversy i think once a month is fine , you don’t want to get redundant or rush things , giving things time will produce better quality . just watch some of his other videos in the meantime or catch something you might of missed and it wont feel like a long wait. ..
    Mr Bucket episode was hilarious , it would be hard to top that , i still laugh just thinking about it ..

  • Rogums

    September 4, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Thank you lavargian, its tommorow for me and the new, shiny AVGN is waiting. I hope nobody was directing bitching comments at me, In fact I think alot of comments asking, is their a new AVGN? Arent moaning at all,Imean I looked at a few of his blogs (although it didnt occur to me to look at ones beore this) For a time but couldnt find it, so sometimes its helpfull to ask in the comments. Lavrgian was very helpful, however some people seem to be agitated by it.

    The real anoying people are those that want more AVGN and less of the other projcts, which is really selfish and inconsiderate to him and the majority of the audience.

  • September 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    @ Rogums
    People fail to realize that he isn’t really a nerd all the time. When it comes to movies and games, sure, but at life? Hell 2 the know (Yes, I’m well aware I spelled that incorrectly).

  • September 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    @ browncoat
    You got a Skype or something? If you do, please tell me.

  • September 5, 2010 at 2:16 am

    You go girl’

  • browncoat

    September 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

    No Skype, sorry.

    The new episode rocked by the way. Definitely one of the best ones yet.

  • September 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    @ browncoat

    Damn, you should get it. Pretty awesome.

    And yeah, I loved the new AVGN. He was back to pissiness. I always watch these episodes with my brother and we laugh our asses off.

  • September 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Can’t wait for the new AVGN and for October too.
    I don’t think you should force yourself to go into special effects so much for Board James if you don’t want to. Mr. Bucket was really epic…but I admit I FFed through some parts because I first watched it on a sleepless night and I’m definitely not a horror buff, you actually had a great mood going on and it was creepy.
    It really showed how you are a horror fan though and I thought it was great, but the regular episodes with Mike are really awesome too haha, the situations just feel so real, I’ve always been THAT kid who gets bored with the games by the time they’ve been set up.
    Keep up the good work James!

  • zombiebiter

    September 11, 2010 at 12:41 am

    hell, YES!

    Did you inteview the BLOB like you did THE ANMAL? does it choke you too?

    Are you going to work more trvia vids with that chick that says “penis?” You need more girls in your vids.

    i liked mr. bucket, i always thought it was pevy too. you shoulkd review hungry hungry hippos.

    You said it takes like a month to make a nerd video, right? how long is it going to take to make a feature film ? are you going to upload it onlin e or can i see it in the movie theatre? do you know when?

  • crono04

    September 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Thats badass hes gonna be in the new Plan 9. I hope its as funny-bad as the original.

  • September 27, 2010 at 2:10 pm

  • VGRetro

    October 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    For DVD Volume 4, the features I’d like to see are the outtakes, the Top 10 09 obviously, but what I would love to see are some more commentaries, preferably on the Castlevania Quadrilogy, and maybe new conversations with yourself, Mike and Kyle.
    Not a making of, but their opinions on how the show has been going since the last documentary, and why they feel that the show is doing so well. Maybe it’s silly, I don’t know, but I’d watch it for that.

    How about a video of Mike drawing AVGN? We know he draws the title cards, but can we actually SEE him doing it?

    I’m just trying to think of space for Special Features, and whether or not you see this comment, James, or you, Mike, I’m just glad to give an idea.

  • Hazardous99

    October 29, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Gamerdude112, I think Sephiroth will rethink his life after the way you just butt-fucked him.

  • Grace Richard

    October 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I have an idea for a board james episode, have board james host a murder mystery dinner. With motherfucker Mike, Bad luck Bootsy, The AVGN, Bugs Bunny, and just so its not a sausage fest have one of them bring a girl to the game. When they start the game something goes terribly wrong and someone in the house is actualy trying to kill them but they don’t know who. That’s the basic concept what do you think?

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