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Super Mario World – Neighbor Nerds

February 2, 2024

James and John played through Super Mario World together as neighbors growing up, so they’re playing through it again and with the same Nintendo Players Guide they used in 1992!

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Godzilla Minus One (2023) Review

December 5, 2023

I just saw Godzilla Minus One, so here is my first impressions and spoiler free review!

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Atari Pork – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) CENSORED

November 21, 2023

Angry Video Game Nerd episode 32 on YouTube for the first time and with only minor censorship! In this classic episode from AVGN Season 2, The Nerd reviews a bunch of Atari Pork games including Custer’s Revenge, Philly Flasher, and Bachelor Party! Watch the original episode here: https://cinemassacre.com/atari-porn-angry-video-game-nerd-avgn-episode-32/

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Prison City – Neighbor Nerds

November 16, 2023

Today James & John are playing Prison City, a dystopian, action-packed side-scroller with tight mechanics and intricate level design. Battle Techno-Terrorists with your chakram and grenades, eat hot dogs for health, and locate contacts to help take down bosses. Reminds us of old NES games like Power Blade, Shatterhand, and Batman.

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South Park (2010s) – Episode 6

October 31, 2023

Happy Halloween! Monster Madness comes to a close for the year with a South Park Halloween episode that goes full Shining parody when Randy buys a Blockbuster – A Nightmare on FaceTime!

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Beating Jekyll and Hyde – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) Episode 211

October 27, 2023

In Angry Video Game Nerd episode 211, The Nerd has his final confrontation with the NES game that has tortured him his entire life: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!! And he’ll need some help from a wiser, more Fatherly Nerd to exorcise it once and for all!

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A Boy and His Blob – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) Episode 210

August 24, 2023

In Angry Video Game Nerd episode 210, The Nerd is opening up a bag of jelly beans and flipping through the pages of Nintendo Power, in his quest to beat the David Crane NES classic, A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia!

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Monopoly (NES) & Clue (GEN) – Neighbor Nerds

August 14, 2023

James and John are playing some classic video games based on board games in this episode of Neighbor Nerds, with Monopoly for NES and Clue for Sega Genesis!

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Indiana Jones: Crystal Skull + More (PC, N64, GEN, NES) – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) Episode 209

June 30, 2023

In Angry Video Game Nerd episode 209, The Nerd dons his leather hat and whip again to pick up where he left off in 2008, playing more bad games based on the Indiana Jones films series! This time though he’s got something brand new for you – a game based on the newly released Kingdom […]

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Memorable Video Game Water Levels

June 25, 2023

One thing that every gamer, young and old, can probably agree on is that water levels in video games are usually pretty bad. Now of course there are games that nail this concept, especially ones that take place entirely underwater, but that’s not what this video is about! Today I’m looking at a handful of […]

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Top 10 Gaming Conspiracies – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)

June 20, 2023

The Nerd has had a lot of crazy gaming conspiracies over the years, here are the Top 10 biggest in AVGN history so far!

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5 Awesome Overshadowed NES Games

May 26, 2023

When you think of the NES, you think of a lot of bad games thanks to The Nerd, but I wanted to take a little time to look at some of the really good ones today that people don’t talk about and are worth playing!

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James Rolfe Book Signing – February 2023

May 25, 2023

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 […]

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Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – First Impressions

May 19, 2023

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!

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Top 10 Weirdest Games – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)

May 11, 2023

Here are the Top 10 weirdest games The Nerd’s played so far!

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Earthworm Jim Trilogy – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) Episode 208

April 28, 2023

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 […]

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Super Mario Bros. (2023) VS the Sonic Movies

April 21, 2023

Two video game adaptations! Nintendo and Sega! The ultimate battle: The Super Mario Bros. movie versus the Sonic movies!! Here we go!

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SNIX 30th Anniversary (Entire Series)

April 13, 2023

On April 13, 1993 I recorded a VHS horror movie called “SNIX” which led to a series. It’s terrible, but if you’re interested to see where Cinemassacre got its start, then sit back and enjoy the entire series, packaged together in a marathon for the first time. It also has a brand new introduction, and […]

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Writing Angry Video Game Nerd Scripts

April 12, 2023

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 […]

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Waldo Games (NES) – Neighbor Nerds

March 30, 2023

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.

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AVGN: The Movie – Practical Effects on a Low Budget (Monster Scenes)

March 22, 2023

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.

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CREED III Review

March 9, 2023

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 […]

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Why Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) is One of My Favorite Experimental Films

March 2, 2023

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!

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Kid Icarus – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) Episode 207

February 24, 2023

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!!!!!

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Top 10 Best Movie Pre-Title Sequences

January 27, 2023

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!

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Top 10 Cinemassacre Moments 2022

December 31, 2022

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!!!!!

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Garfield – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) Episode 206

December 22, 2022

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!

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Is The Shining a Christmas Movie?

December 13, 2022

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?

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Movies Censored for TV

November 22, 2022

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 […]

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I Wrote A Book!!

November 18, 2022

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 […]

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Crazy Animated Scenes

November 14, 2022

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.

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DOOM – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) Episode 205

October 30, 2022

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.

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Spirit Halloween The Movie (2022) Review – Episode 7

October 27, 2022

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 […]

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Werewolf by Night (2022) Review – Episode 6

October 21, 2022

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 […]

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Halloween Ends (2022) Review – Episode 5

October 19, 2022

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 […]

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My Tribute to Roger Corman: The King of B Movies – Episode 4

October 15, 2022

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, […]

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Deadstream (2022) Review – Episode 3

October 11, 2022

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. […]

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Halloween (1978) The Movies Within the Movie – Episode 2

October 7, 2022

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 […]

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Rob Zombie’s The Munsters (2022) Review – Episode 1

October 4, 2022

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 […]

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What Happened to Saturday Morning Cartoons?

September 27, 2022

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 […]