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Top 10 AVGN Moments 2023

December 31, 2023

With 2023 coming to a close, here are my top 10 Angry Video Game Nerd moments of the year!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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Rocky Climbed a Mountain (Rocky IV filming locations)

August 16, 2022

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 […]

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Top 5 TV Shows That I Love

August 8, 2022

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?

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My Tribute to the King of Comedy Spoofs – Mel Brooks

July 21, 2022

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 […]

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My Top 5 Favorite Disney Animated Features

June 10, 2022

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.

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Joe Bob Briggs RETURNS! The Last Drive-In, Horror Movies, and More!

May 26, 2022

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 […]

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Thinking 4th Dimensionally at Bronson Cave

May 19, 2022

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 […]

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Talking Troma with Lloyd Kaufman

March 30, 2022

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 […]

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Oscar Best Pictures I Agree With (And Some I Don’t)

March 23, 2022

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 […]

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My Thoughts on Cobra Kai (Season 4 Review)

February 16, 2022

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 […]

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VHS Memories and What Nostalgia Means to Me

January 28, 2022

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 […]

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Top 20 AVGN Moments 2021

December 31, 2021

2021 wrapped up with our 200th Angry Video Game Nerd episode, so here are our top 20 AVGN moments this year (plus some honorable mentions)!

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Top 10 Game Destructions – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)

December 17, 2021

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!

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James’ Most Memorable AVGN Moments

November 19, 2021

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 […]

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Top 10 Worst SNES Games the Nerd has Played – Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)

November 12, 2021

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!!

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Hilarious Fan Emails – Cinemassacre Mailbag

October 8, 2021

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 […]

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Wholesome Fan Emails – Cinemassacre’s New Mailbag

August 27, 2021

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. […]

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AVGN Behind the Scenes and Nerd Room Tour 2021

August 6, 2021

Thanks for watching AVGN for 15 years! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a behind the scenes sort of video. But, I wanted to share some of my new technical updates, the basic set up of a Nerd episode, other projects, and even address some of your complaints.

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My Horror Movie Premise

June 10, 2021

I’ve been planning to make an atmospheric horror film, for many years. For the time being, it’s on indefinite hiatus (for now, I’ve been trying to get caught up with AVGN and the web videos). I might even make something different. But rather than waiting around, I figured, I’d love to tell you the story. […]

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Michelangelo Crashes an AVGN Panel

June 4, 2021

Robbie Rist (the voice of Michelangelo in TMNT 1990) made a surprise, and very welcome, appearance at the AVGN panel during Retro Con, Oaks PA, September 2019. It was an honor!

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Dinosaurs TV Show Review: One of the Best ’90s Sitcoms

January 29, 2021

The Dinosaurs TV show is now on Disney Plus, so it’s a solid time to check out the full series. In this review, James checks out one of his favorite show’s from the 90s. Dinosaurs is an American family sitcom television series that aired on ABC from 1991 through 1994, and reruns were shown on […]

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Top 10 AVGN Moments of 2020

December 29, 2020

2020 has finally come to a close. We were thankfully able to get out 12 AVGN episodes this year, from Raid 2020 IN 2020 up to the Bartman Meets Radioactive Man holiday episode. What were my top 10 AVGN moments of this year? Well, watch the video to find out!

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AVGN Holiday Memories (2020)

December 22, 2020

From almost the start of the Angry Video Game Nerd, there have been holiday specials. From riffing on Bible Games to destroying Home Alone games with Macaulay Culkin, the Nerd has had a lot of cool holiday moments. So, here’s a clip reel to get you in the mood for Christmas right around the corner.

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Why Batman Returns is a Christmas Movie

December 11, 2020

Die Hard always gets talked about being a Christmas movie, but what about Batman Returns?

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If They Had Cellphones in Older Movies

August 25, 2020

James asks the question “what if they had cellphones in older movies?” Most old films usually had someone running from a bad guy to a phone booth or to a landline to get help. But, with cell phones becoming a big thing in society, how could those stressful moments in old films work out if […]