AVGN Movie – Halfway through hell

James / April 22nd, 2012

Just an update. I’m halfway through my Hollywood adventure of making my feature film. Out of 27 planned days, we’ve just nailed 14 of them. (Not counting scenes I have to shoot on the East coast.) I’m looking forward to returning home and making some more quick internet videos. They’re so much easier! I miss my home, but I gotta tackle this beast first! There’s a lot of hard work coming up, wish me luck.




  • ZidaneTribal

    April 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Good luck.

  • Lionhearte

    April 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Glad everything is going smoothly, James! Good luck!

  • Ecthilien

    April 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I hope you’re having the time of your life =)
    Just like you give all your fans a great time watching all your clips!
    Keep on rocking!
    Best regards from Jonas, Sweden.

  • PaulW

    April 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Good luck James!
    It looks like a very awesome and promising movie, cannot wait to see it!
    Also would like you to know that the signed photo has arrived in perfect condition and has gotten a special place.

  • xdeathknightx

    April 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Good luck James, and just keep in mind how awesome it will be to come home again ๐Ÿ™‚

  • dh098017

    April 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    how does james plan to monetize the movie? internet release? theatrical release?

  • April 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Best of luck!
    I also wanted to mention that the incredible and marvelous ammount of work you did setting things so Cinemassacre could still get content and be updated isnt going unnoticed.
    You and Mike and all the people behind the scenes, like your wife (Great girl! Cooking with olive oil, XD) and extras, put a big smile in my face everytime, or light my heart with joy, or make me feel like home.
    I hope your hard work sets an example all over the world guys, you are the greatest of the greatest!
    A spanish fan.

  • andysutherland

    April 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Good luck, James!
    Mike’s done a great job filling in for you, but we’re all ready to see some fresh AVGN episodes as well.
    Thank you!

  • April 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Best of Luck James!

    Ever since I’ve started watching what you do, you’ve inspired me to start making videos of my own. I have always been interested in movies and how they work. I just want to personally say Thank you for being down to earth and giving us amazing and free content. I wish that I would be able to meet you one day and meet the man who helped create the man who I am today

  • April 22, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    keep on kicking ass man. can’t wait to hear that sultry tenor slip into my gentle cochlea and tell me about some shitty movies and or games when you get back!

  • Jackred89

    April 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I can’t wait to see your movie. I already know it’s going to be awesome. I’m a big fan of your show for a few years now. I also enjoy watching Board James especially Mr. Bucket lol. I love the idea you’re going for in Most Unlikely VS Battles. I think you got plenty of ideas to entertain your fans. If possible please keep uploading more TMNT stuff. I’m a fellow fan of the series.

  • Entrenaturaleza

    April 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    You are gonna make It, youยจll see!

  • ZangoGr

    April 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Good Luck from Greece!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • thegigan012

    April 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    i really, really hope it is in theaters, i am still working on rumble in the jungle by the way!

  • killer1one1

    April 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Well James, whatever happens remember to live like a windrammer as you fuck!!

  • nincrony

    April 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Glad things have gone smoothly so far – I can’t wait to see this movie. Seems like only yesterday since I first discovered AVGN (it was when the Dragon’s Lair video premiered I believe) and yet it is feels so long as well!! James, you and Cinemassacre.com have been a major part of my life growing up, always there as a constant source of creative inspiration. You deserve your success 110%. Good luck with the rest of the film!

  • AbacabSmith

    April 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Almost there! You can do it. We’re all rooting for you. Try to have fun through the stress and hard work, and good luck through the second half. Peace.

  • Johnny

    April 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I absolutely can’t wait for the movie, James. I hope there’ll be a way for me to watch it way over here in Ireland!

  • Prodigy

    April 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Good luck man. We all know how hard you’re working, and can’t wait to see the finished product. Been a fan since ’06, and you’ve never disappointed! Rock on!

  • Keydsimon

    April 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Good luck man!

  • Daysrage

    April 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Just signed up!

    Good luck James! I should have signed up sooner and I’ve been telling myself to for years now, even when the urge had been masssssiiiveeeee.

    Keep going!
    And I speak on behalf of your British fans too!

  • Alice Jameson

    April 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Glad to hear the movie is coming along. I hope you can get it in theaters, or even indie theaters. I know of a good theater in my town that I’d love to be able to watch it at. I was going to suggest to them that they try and get your movie played there but haven’t done so yet seeing as how it’s still in production. I’m not quite sure how that kind of thing happens with getting a movie played in theaters. But I would still love to see it here if possible.

  • Otacon126

    April 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Good luck James, from Slovakia.

  • Keith the Genesis Geek

    April 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Can’t wait for it! Good luck James!

  • GoldenFrog

    April 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Good luck James !!
    i cant wait for the beasts completion !!

  • April 22, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Use your Chi! You can do.

  • fob911

    April 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    If you make this movie I promise not to download it illegally. Also, who is going to be editing the entire thing? You or are you hiring some dude?

  • Wrestlefan6

    April 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Can’t wait to see it James I believe this is gonna be a cult classic!!!!!

  • culwin

    April 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    You got the touch!
    You got the power!!

  • GaAyle

    April 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Nailed emm huh!? Sounds like things went well, glad to hear it James.

  • FlyingR

    April 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    You can do it, james! All you have to do is live like a windrammer as you fuck!

  • April 22, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Good luck

  • Gunflyer

    April 22, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Damn James you’ve been working hard. I am so looking forward to the fruits of your labor. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jsmooth2010

    April 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Hang in there man! Looking forward to the movie!

  • christburner

    April 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    YAY!! right on man kick some ass!

  • Leonnald

    April 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    We have faith in you James. Your hard work will pay off. I cannot wait to sit down and watch your movie.

    On behalf of your fans, thank you for putting so much hard work into making something for us to enjoy.

  • greedo

    April 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Hey James;

    Keep it up! We’re all pulling for you!

  • HePutsTheHulk2Shame

    April 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    do u know if this goes to theaters or not yet? and if so when?

  • Milk

    April 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Good luck!

  • RiverCityRob

    April 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    best of luck man! big fan of everything you guys do, so this should be no different.

  • spy247

    April 23, 2012 at 12:28 am

    My 2nd most anticipated movie for this year. Can’t wait

  • Luskrat

    April 23, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I can’t wait to see it James, I’m sure it’s gonna be great!

  • Flint01

    April 23, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Why don’t you make a Pac Man 2: The New Adventures review.
    It was a funny game, but sometimes I just wanted to ragequit.

  • Kraelich

    April 23, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Take your time. It’s gonna be awesome!

  • filipen

    April 23, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Best of luck to you James, and remember: Don’t take any shits from anyone, only GIVE shits, and see futures in balls!

  • avgn4evEr

    April 23, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Good luck with the success of the movie James. I will certainly get the movie on DVD or Blu-ray when it comes out, i’ve been watching your videos since 2008 and i cannot believe that four years later we are seeing a feature length Angry video game nerd movie… I’m excited to see it and curious for what the future of Cinemassacre will be.
    – fan

  • avgn4evEr

    April 23, 2012 at 4:22 am

    and see futures in balls

  • April 23, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Great to hear!

  • aaronnoraator

    April 23, 2012 at 5:48 am

    You can do it, James! Just remember that guy who said, “Live like a windrammer as you fuck!”

  • April 23, 2012 at 6:49 am

    You may not know me personally, but after following your work through the years James, and now with this intense journey that is the AVGN movie, I would say many of your fans could just as easily be described as friends.
    You have a lot of people getting up, getting kids ready for school, going to work, but still in your court and thinking about ya man, keep it up, don’t let petty shit get you down, and keep your eye on the ball!

  • rydamusprime

    April 23, 2012 at 7:35 am

    the first video you should make is your own shitty bootlegged version of your movie, using the rumors on IMDb and then when your finished it, play it and use a camcorder to copy it from the monitor/TV at a terrible angle and washed out color… nothing like bootlegging your own movie

  • HERO

    April 23, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Woohoo! Halfway home! Get it boi!

  • Tallefjant

    April 23, 2012 at 11:05 am

    SO…boobs or not boobs in it?

  • April 23, 2012 at 11:06 am

    holyy shit! ur just gettin’ us too hyped, dude!

  • saber

    April 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

    All I gotta say is keep doing what you’re doing, man! We’re all rooting for you and our favorite nerd!

  • Joemarvelly

    April 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Good luck sir!

  • April 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Good luck James. I know that homesick feeling myself. When I was in a band we went out to L.A. to cut our first and only LP; that was back in 2007 by the way. That entire time I missed home badly but I knew what had to be done. Just hang in there and you’ll be home before you know it. I know the AVGN Movie will be great and us fans are all so proud of you, especially those who’ve been watching you since the very first Angry “Nintendo” Nerd review appeared on YouTube. To watch your dreams slowly build has been awesome and we hope that this will be your rocket that shoots you into fame and fortune and a very long career in making movies. Again, good luck and best wishes always. : )

  • April 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Keep going James!!

    Will be all worth it in the end!

  • leightonandoff

    April 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  • matute

    April 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Good luck James!!! I bet the movie is gonna be great!! Keep up the good work!

  • NickMarch811

    April 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Half way through! Good luck james! Get this movie done!

  • April 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Keep at it James all your hard work will pay off, cant wait to see the results ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Steven

    April 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Been a fan for years bro,Im not realy a bloger acctually today on this blog is my first.But afer reading some of the post,mainly by youre wife.Not only dide I realize youre not realy a lonly nerd who totures himself with bad games all day every day.But you seem to be a respectible person.Wich is quite rewarding to findout considering iv seen every review i could find,and get to play.But It always seemed that AVGN was speacial.And relateable to me i have played a large number of the games that you reviewd.(some really will make you almost that damn angry)I fell a little guilty that I wasent around for fundraseing (BCT Ft Benning GA) but now im home and working on a AVGN awareness sceam

  • floridaboy

    April 24, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Good Luck James ! ! ! ! ! I can’t wait to see that E.T. review ! ! ! ! !

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    April 24, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Good God, Steven. Make love to me.

  • DoctorColossus

    April 24, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Remember what Mr. Miyagi said James! “Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do “yes” or karate do “no.” You karate do “guess so,” just like grape. Understand? ” We’re all rooting for you!

  • Ben_from_G-town

    April 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

    We’re pullin’ for ya’, James, no doubt! I’m psyched that you’re already half-way through shooting. I can’t wait to see this!

  • elcalvo

    April 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Defining the making of a movie as “hell” might be a good sign, sometimes good movies are like that.

  • SippinCoughee

    April 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

    good luck, Pittsburgh!

  • April 24, 2012 at 11:15 am

    ass balls fuck james…. ass balls fuck.

    gg on following your dreams

  • Squall85

    April 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Come on James, you can do it!!! I can sense your tiredness but you have to keep it up! ๐Ÿ™‚ Greetings from Hungary

  • drsatan2006

    April 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    WIsh you alotta luck James, hope your having a blast making your movie and not stressing about anything.

  • April 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Go Windrammer!


  • stunik101

    April 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Hi James,
    Hang in there…
    You will look back on the whole experience with a huge sense of acheivement and anyway when you make the sequel you will be able to employ other people to deal with all the hassles. : )

    Best of luck !

  • ItsJoeyyBaybee

    April 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    You got this James you got this by the ass, also will Kyle Justin Be making an appearance?

  • Steven

    April 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    make love to you?I dont date online

  • April 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Good luck James!! Can’t wait to see the movie. Remember, do what you like and just enjoy it, that’s why we like your material.

  • Schloss Ritter

    April 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Best wishes, James.

  • fuck_face

    April 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    you have all our support james! keep on the good work!

  • Scorpian

    April 25, 2012 at 1:11 am

    You’re making good time James! Keep it up man, you have our support (:

  • TheDevilmayfart

    April 25, 2012 at 4:06 am

    You have my support ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good luck James, I can’t wait to see it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • JohnnyUsername1987

    April 25, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Cheer up, keep going!

  • Nordel

    April 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve heard people say that it’ll probably be a disappointment. I can’t see why though .. They’ve got a pretty descent budget, spent years writing the script and preparing for this, and James’ best reviews are so cinematic anyway… at the very least I would think he should be able to make something that’s as entertaining as the show with better production value and a wider scope than a 20 minute episode.

  • Al J. Krimson

    April 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Good luck James! May the Force be with You!

  • X24RIDER

    April 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Great stuff James ๐Ÿ˜€ Me and many others over here in the UK are really looking forward to seeing the finished product !!! Keep at it dude !!!

  • Claudio Paola

    April 25, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Keep it up James! Your inspiration is priceless!!!

  • Rinji

    April 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Give’em hell, Nerd

  • Jarnor23

    April 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    @Nordel – They have a word for those kinds of people. They’re called “assholes”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kiarachu

    April 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Good luck, James! And do your best, as always ๐Ÿ˜€

  • MrKickAss

    April 28, 2012 at 5:34 am

    The C64 version of the Real Ghostbusters was very good, stop whing that its games not as good as the NES version, of course it is not. The C64 with its 1mhz processor, 16 colors and 64kb of memory can of course not make as technically advanced games as the NES, but it got a really good musicchip and kicks NES ass on that front. Look at other 8bit computers like Spectrum or Amstrad and you will be really impressed with the c64!

    TRB was really fun and challenging game. The graphics were good enough, music was top notch and really fun to play 2 players. It was one of my favorites on the machine. For a 9 minutes review of the C64 game, you can go to:


  • Evilmonk

    April 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Don’t give up man!!!! This baby will be born soon….Even if he is ugly ,we’ll love him anyway….Good luck….

  • marc_lawson

    April 28, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    You have made so many small films but a feature length film is an entirely different job as you well know. However, you are the best damn short film director out there and rest assured, the feature length film is going to be loved by your fans. Just please continue to pour your heart into this film. As the saying goes, lead with your heart and the rest will follow! We love you James! Keep up the amazing work! You make us so happy!

  • Jarnor23

    April 29, 2012 at 12:03 am

    C64 was a very capable machine. My poison of choice was the Atari 800XL home computer though, it had a pretty dang good sound chip and the graphics modes were really good for the time, especially since it usually hooked to a TV rather than a monitor.

    It’s funny though, quite often you’d get a double sided floppy back in the day that had C64 on one side and Atari 600/800 on the other. (“Ninja” was one of those.) Could you imagine these days buying a game on a double sided disc that had XBox 360 on one side and PS/3 on the other? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    good luck james!!
    i cant wait to see the movie!

  • Spectrome

    May 1, 2012 at 2:32 am

    You’ll be home before you know it, Keep up the good work.

  • ernesto

    May 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Good Luck James!!!

    saludos desde ARGENTINA!!!

  • May 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Hang in there, J.R. Think of the masterpieces that came outta hell.

  • hobowee12

    May 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    good luck, you finally made it

  • itstonytime

    May 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    After all this waiting, I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie. I hope it has a distribution that puts it in theaters in Las Vegas so I can go see it locally on the big screen.

  • shadowgam3

    May 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Good Luck once again.. I cannot wait for this feature flim too come up.. This will be Ur momment of trumph.. I hope this too be a land mark in Ur way too become a great Producer, Actor, and Director… U Kick ass James, and Us Fan’s like myself will cheer U on for decades too come..

  • Freddy

    May 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Good luck, james! Can’t wait 4 the movie!

  • [emailย protected]

    May 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    avgn show is canceled after you made the movie bible games 3 and avgn
    movie is the finale of the avgn show


    May 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I can’t wait for this movie to come out, I’m sure it’s going to be awesome and I’m going to buy normal version, special edition, widescreen version, full screen version, the uncut edition and the version where inspector gadget tells you how use a DVD.FGVYUohiOFUYdUJCUOdt789D56yvbXE7f s6437CTY9b ui-FDT7sTVv-y0FT68s54r7D59vyi8-GVFY796dT789ct!!!!

  • Sherbud

    May 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Good luck, James!!! I can’t wait to see it!! I’m freaking psyched!! Fuck that!! I’m Fucking psyched!! You shall complete this journey of a thousand champions. Go kick so nucking futs!

  • Seel

    May 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Good luck for shure, James, keep up great work.

  • May 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I’ve known you could pull off a feature since the first time I saw The Deader The Better. You’ve got this, Mr. Rolfe.

  • link5802

    May 9, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Int wit

  • link5802

    May 9, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Mr. Rolfe, your wife bought a snes game from my amazon store a while back so I just want to say im proud I could help ๐Ÿ™‚

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