James and John are setting up the 32X to beat the dinosaur crap out of each other in the arcade fighter Primal Rage!
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!
My former next door neighbor and friend of 30 years John joins me again for another video and this time they’re playing the Nintendo 64 classic photography game, Pokemon Snap! We hope you’re enjoying these videos so far! We’re going to try making this a new monthly show, where we’re going to play some games […]
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 […]
The Nerd has had a lot of crazy gaming conspiracies over the years, here are the Top 10 biggest in AVGN history so far!
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!
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 […]
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.
Season 16 of Angry Video Game Nerd compiled together into one video for your viewing convenience!
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!!!!!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I recently sat down with legendary B-Horror Splatter film icon and co-founder of Troma, Lloyd Kaufman! Director, Writer, and Producer of so many classic black comedy exploitation movies including The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Troma’s War and so much more, Uncle Lloyd is talking all things Tromaville as we approach Troma’s 50th […]
The 94th Academy Awards are this week, so I’m taking a look back at some of my favorite Best Picture winners from over the years, along with some movies I think should have won instead. Find out which ones do I agree with and which ones I don’t, from the classics to the movies of […]
In my last video I talked about movies and shows that Passed the Torch from an old cast to a young cast, which leads right into this video on “Cobra Kai” season 4! Spawned from 1984’s “The Karate Kid” and it’s sequels, “Cobra Kai” follows a new generation of kids being taught karate in different […]
Cinemassacre is ultimately about nostalgia. Movies, games, retro topics, sometimes music. Everything I’ve loved in my early years, to the point of building little museums of nostalgia such as the Nerd room and the fake VHS “rental store”. But today I wanted to dive into different memories. VHS ones. Filming things off TV, my favorite […]
The entire fifteenth season of the Angry Video Game Nerd compiled into one single video for your viewing convenience!
Angry Video Game Nerd Episode 200 part 3 (the biggest one yet!!) is coming early next week. So, in the mean time, check out our Top 10 favorite Game Destruction moments in AVGN History!
While working on episode 200, James wanted to look back at his favorite moments from the first 199 episodes of the Angry Video Game Nerd. Episode 200 will be broken up into 3 parts in the first 3 weeks of December 2021. (Kind of like how Polybius was broken up into 5 parts.) Episode 201 […]
The Nerd has played a LOT of Super Nintendo games over the years. So, here’s the Top 10 worst ones he’s ever played! With AVGN episode 200 coming up we’ve been feeling pretty nostalgic for the series and especially for James’ favorite console, the SNES!!
Following up on my last mailbag episode where I read some of the most wholesome emails I’ve received from fans in recent years, in this video I’m looking at some of the funniest messages I’ve gotten. Some of these go back many years and are just too hilarious to not be heard, so kick back […]
I haven’t done a mailbag episode in a really long time. So, I cracked open the laptop, set up the camera, and got reading. I’ve saved up a bunch of super nice messages, all of which I’ve responded to already. Over the years, there’s been so many wholesome emails it brought tears to my eyes. […]
Long ago, I inherited some NES games from my childhood friend. Many of them were even used in AVGN. Now, we reunite to play those actual game cartridges once again!