James recently did a book signing for his autobiography at the Retroware Arcade and we asked some fans in attendance what Cinemassacre and AVGN means to them! Thank you to JERKS Productions for all their help covering the event! JERKS Productions Camera: Brandon Tanczak, Chris Hetzell, Jill Trager Edited: Brandon Tanczak Follow JERKS Productions for […]
The brand new Legend of Zelda game Tears of the Kingdom is finally out on Nintendo Switch! Breath of the Wild is probably my favorite modern Zelda game, so I was excited to jump into the sequel. These are just my early first impressions from launch weekend!
Here are the Top 10 weirdest games The Nerd’s played so far!
In Angry Video Game Nerd episode 208, The Nerd opens up a can of worms and takes a gross out look back at the Earthworm Jim series! Often hailed as classics, The Nerd looks to find out if the original Sega Genesis games (or the 3D one for N64) still hold up, or, if they […]
Two video game adaptations! Nintendo and Sega! The ultimate battle: The Super Mario Bros. movie versus the Sonic movies!! Here we go!
I want to share with you some secrets of the trade, specifically what it’s like to write a script for Angry Video Game Nerd episodes! I’ve been writing AVGN scripts since 2004 and figured you may want to know more about the process and the thought behind them, so I hope you enjoy this and […]
I bring back my old buddy John who I’ve known for 30 years to play some more NES games! Today we’re taking a look at Where’s Waldo and The Great Waldo Search. Let’s see if the games are anywhere near as good as the books.
Behind-the-scenes footage from Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, originally a blu-ray extra “On Set With Death Mwuathzyx” from a pickup shoot in late March / early April 2013. This was one of the final legs of production, focused on completing the monster scenes.
Since the Rocky franchise is my favorite film series, you know I had to do a review on the latest Creed sequel. Michael B. Jordan is back as the titular Adonis Creed, but this time without the help of Sylvester Stallone’s iconic Rocky Balboa. So without the character that started it all, is Creed 3 […]
Last year I talked about an experimental film called Wavelength (1967), a 40 minute shot of a wall with an awful continuous shrieking sound. Possibly the worst movie I’ve ever seen! But what about the art films I actually like? Let me tell you about a favorite of mine, 1943’s Meshes of the Afternoon!
This is episode 207 of the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)! Let’s take a look back at an alleged NES Classic, Kid Icarus. Does it stand up with the Titans of the Era, or is it a Mount Olympus of Poop??? Find out in this episode of AVGN!!!!! Written and Directed by James Rolfe https://twitter.com/cinemassacre […]
I’ve been thinking about some of my favorite opening scenes in films. I’ve seen plenty of lists of the all-time best title sequences, but surprisingly I haven’t found any that talk about the best scenes that come BEFORE the credits, so here are my Top 10!
Happy New Year! Let’s take a look back at the Top 10 Cinemassacre Moments of 2022! James counts down his favorites from all of Cinemassacre and AVGN! Let us know what your favorite moments were in the comments and have a great 2023!!!!!
This is episode 206 of the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)! In this episode of AVGN, the Nerd talks about everyone’s favorite Lasagna Eating Orange Cat, Garfield. From Atari to Sega Genesis, The Nerd will dig into a big pile of Cat Crap! Written and Directed by James Rolfe https://twitter.com/cinemassacre Edited by Kieran Fallon https://www.twitch.tv/kieeeeern […]
Every holiday season, I feel the need to add another movie to the list of Christmas classics. If Batman Returns and Die Hard can be Christmas movies, why can’t The Shining be?
Have you ever seen a movie on TV that got censored? You hear a line that got re-dubbed or changed to something else. You feel ripped off. Now movies censored for television are far and few between, so hearing a dubbed over movie now is kind of a pleasant surprise! TV edits were a goldmine […]
Get the paperback OR kindle version today on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GqSw58 My autobiography is here and finally done! This has literally been in progress since roughly 20 years ago, and I am finally glad to share it with you!! A Movie Making Nerd is a personal account of my origins, starting with an early love of […]
Today I’m looking at, what I consider, to be the Top 5 craziest animated scenes. These were chosen to be specifically 2D, from traditionally animated films or live action scenes that contained 2D drawn elements. Sorry to all you 3D or claymation fans, maybe we’ll get to those later.
This is episode 205 of the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)! In this episode of AVGN, the Nerd wants nothing more than to play DOOM on his Commodore 64… but first, the Icon of Sin must punish him with every DOOM port… and a few weird things DOOM can run on. Written and Directed by […]
I just love those Spirit Halloween stores, there was nothing like this when I was a kid. Now, every season, they pop up, just kind of appear out of nowhere… like a spirit. Well what if all of the costumes and animatronics inside it came to life? What if you were locked in a Spirit […]
Marvel recently put out a surprise Halloween special Werewolf by Night on Disney Plus. Based off of the classic horror comics, it’s presented in black and white and has the cozy feeling of an old Universal Monster monster movie. I liked it, but was taken aback a little because it wasn’t exactly what I was […]
Today I’m talking about Halloween Ends, the final chapter in the new Halloween trilogy. Directed by David Gordon Green, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Myers go at it for the last time. So, how does Halloween “END”? Is it the fulfilling conclusion that we needed? Or does it end in the toilet… you don’t wanna […]
Today I want to celebrate Roger Corman, one of those most prolific filmmakers of all time. Few people have made as many films as Roger Corman and when you think low budget exploitation film, he’s the king. So today we honor the king! Director of over 50 movies and producer of more than another 500, […]
This October I’m taking a look at some of the newest horror films that are streaming, rather than just looking at old stuff. Today we’re talking about a YouTuber in a haunted house who’s doing a livestream, except it turns into a Deadstream! It just came out on Shudder, here’s what I thought about it. […]
Every October, it’s a tradition to watch the original John Carpenter’s Halloween, but what about the horror movies the characters are watching in Halloween? It’s a familiar trope, the movie within the movie, something to compliment what’s actually happening in the film. It could be a tribute to the movies the director grew up, but […]
It’s time to get into the spirit of Halloween and Monster Madness or “Munster” Madness today. Every October, I like to do something a little different. This time I’ll be checking out some NEW horror and monster movies. And by NEW I mean, they just came out! This is exciting for me, because it gives […]
Remember Saturday Morning Cartoons? From the 60s until the 90s, the 3 big TV networks, ABC, CBS and NBC would show a block of cartoons every Saturday, generally from 8am till Noon or 1, give or take. So let’s look back at this tradition to remember a bunch of shows I used to watch. We’ll […]
Avatar 2 is coming out this year so I decided to rewatch the first one and see how it holds up. I remember really loving it in the theaters, but I felt very outnumbered by the lackluster response. It seemed to me, from what I heard from friends and the internet in general, is that […]
This is episode 204 of the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)! When it comes to movie-based games, you’d think The Nerd covered them all by now, but here’s another one based on the Bruce Willis film, Hudson Hawk on NES. The movie is a bit of a mixed bag, so lets see what kind of […]
Have you ever wondered where the training scenes from Rocky IV were filmed at? I made the journey, matching up shots and doing my best to get as close as possible to some of the more elusive (and dangerous) locations that Sylvester Stallone bravely conquered as Rocky Balboa in his quest to become strong enough […]
Usually I talk about movies, but for this occasion I’ll celebrate the TV shows I love, old and new. With so many genres of shows to choose from, I’ll just focus on 5 shows I love, not necessarily the top shows in any particular order. What are some of your favorite TV shows?
I always liked funny movies, but there was a time when there existed a level ABOVE funny. Movies that were outrageous. The king of that genre was Mel Brooks. He’s influenced so much of our humor today and I recently read his memoir “All About Me”, so I figured it’s about time for Cinemassacre to […]
This is episode 203 of the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)! The Nerd auditions a handful of Wii games before landing on a game he just had to show off: Purr Pals! Raise your own digital kitten by feeding it, playing fetch with it, and even facing off against it in table tennis! He also […]
On Cinemassacre, I don’t think I’ve given enough attention to Disney animated films, so let’s talk about them! Here are some of my most memorable Disney moments, my history with Disney animation, and my personal favorite Disney animated features.
Top Gun: Maverick is finally here after years of waiting, so how does it stack up against the other Top Gun 2? You know, Top Gun: The Second Mission for the NES! Which is better? The game? Or the movie? That’s the battle we’re going to settle today! Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph […]
Today I’m talking with one of my biggest inspirations and host of The Last Drive-In, Joe Bob Briggs! We chat about all kinds of horror movies (stuff like Dracula and Tammy and the T-Rex), go into Joe Bob’s history on TV with Monster Vision, Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater, and now The Last Drive-In, how Joe […]
With how often film shooting locations are re-used, just think about how many movie characters have crossed paths over the years. Today, I’m at Griffith Park looking at one of Hollywood’s favorite places to film: The Bronson Caves! Full list of clips used in the video below. FILM SERIALS Lightning Bryce (1919) The Three Musketeers […]
This is episode 202 of the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) and The Nerd is talking Contra! After years of playing nothing but crappy games, The Nerd’s dreams are fulfilled through a wish on a monkey’s paw, allowing him to finally play something good. Contra for NES is one of those games that everyone has […]
I just saw Sonic 2 in theaters, so what did I think? Going back to the Sega Genesis, Sonic 2 was always my favorite game for the console even though I was more of a Nintendo kid. With Tails showing up at the end of the first movie, I was expecting more queues from the […]
I’m sure you’ve either heard of or seen a movie that was so bad, you never wanted to watch it again but you had to tell someone about it. Now there are a lot of movies that people say are the worst film of all time, some of which I go into in this video, […]