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@MrGamepark That and Golden Axe 3.
1 year, 8 months ago on Sonic Memories
@BubbaBryant Exactly. I think he will, considering he had started doing his Game Glitch videos before James moved to CA to do the film.
1 year, 8 months ago on Simpsons Gameboy Games
@IanClarke It's amazing to me how dim some visitors to this site actually seem to be. It's been stated over and over and over and over and over again the last many months, that YES, once James got going with the movie, he WOULD NOT, and COULD NOT spend time making new episodes as well. Or are you saying you could do both just fine yourself?
@ocoole27 That's because they have nothing better to do, and nothing more intelligent or creative to say. Perhaps they should have their OWN sites where they make their OWN videos, which would obviously be so much better, seeing as they're all obviously film experts and successful directors.
1 year, 8 months ago on OverAnalyzers - Puppetland
@Calavera @GianBattista Holy Christ people. Not that I'm part of the Cinemassacre defense force or something, but some of you are outright goddamn annoying with the "GIMME GIMME" attitude you pedal on here. The person who wrote the above message honestly doesn't even sound to me like he's ever been a fan of AVGN or Cinemassacre in general. I mean what an asshole thing to say. "The fans give James $300k and he has the GAUL not to even give us a new AVGN episode once in awhile". What do some of you clowns not understand about the fact that he's IN California, across the fucking country, spending his ENTIRE time prepping and soon filming the AVGN movie, and that he DOESN'T HAVE TIME to make more AVGN episodes to keep you fuckers placated? What do you not understand about the fact that most of these videos you've been watching, save for Mike's movie reviews and shit, were all filmed EN MASS ahead of time by James, including this OA video, so that the site would have some new content while he was gone. Or for that matter, what don't you get about the fact that Mike is not only doing James a favor by keeping new content rolling to keep us all entertained while he's away, but that Mike is PART of Cinemassacre and has been working with James on this site and his videos for the last couple years? I'm just saying....this entitlement issue some of you kids have is really extraordinary. They provide us all this entertainment FOR FREE, we pay ZERO for the videos and other things they produce. So I don't get where people like you get off acting as if they owe you something. They don't. If you don't like the output the site has had lately, don't fuckin' come back. More people love this shit that those few vocal minority who troll in here and bitch about every single little nitpicked thing. So I doubt you'll be missed. Now go back to YouTube and troll there if you must.
@MichaelPetel I dunno...I found it to be jarring. Like there was just no purpose to it. None of the other people are playing characters, they're just talking. Every time she would talk in that accent, it just really distracted me. That's me though.
@EricJauregui I just really don't get how it's even remotely a big fuckin' deal, personally. If you ask me, this internet age we live in has made "Over Analyzers" or just plain wanna-be critics out of everybody. And it's really rather pointless. James directs these things, and does most of the planning. You DO know that right? So if Mike took over the episode with his rampant PeeWee knowledge, I'm quite sure James and the gang approved, or it may have even been James' idea. Some of you make it sound like Mike just wouldn't shut the fuck up, and consequently ruined the entire thing because he hogged the "airtime". Get a grip. Me personally, I take each video for what it is, and accept it. That certainly doesn't mean I've found every single Cinemassacre video to be hilarious, etc. But I also don't fall over myself complaining and nitpicking shit, as if James and the crew somehow "should have done it better". I never will understand that entitled type of attitude...and while some people call it "Constructive Criticism", to me, it honestly just comes off as Bitching.
@teecubed333 Perhaps next time you should direct the video and write the script yourself. I'm sure it'll be WAY better. ;-)
@Calavera So you're saying the "What If" Vs. videos weren't funny or goofy? They had me rolling.
@StilesCrisis @Jarnor @JelwynnKain But also, considering he only asked for $75,000 in the first place, even IF he only wound up getting about $150,000 of that to work with, he still has more to use than he probably imagined.
1 year, 8 months ago on Nerd Log - The Point of No Return
@StilesCrisis @Jarnor @JelwynnKain I was under the impression film-makers could get slight exemptions on some of their film funding being taxed.....but I guess maybe through things like IndieGoGo, it doesn't work that way.
@R2 Oooooooh no. Trust me. There are far, far worse movies than Plan 9. Plan 9 actually has some charm and entertaingment value. Go watch Creating Rem Lezar. Or Manos: The Hands of Fate, or Hobgoblins, or many OTHER horribly made films out there. Compared to a lot of shit out there, Ed Wood's movies are masterpieces. lol
@ZidaneTribal I don't think he was saying that the script is going to change at all. I think the script is set. I think he's saying whether or not the actual FILM will be able to live up to how good he thinks the script is. And I'm sure it will, at least to us.
@WillPhanto1 People who think that creators owe them something, just because they may have spent money to BUY the creations they enjoy, are pathetic, and misguided. It's a two way street. Yeah, you as a fan are paying your money to support an artist, but in turn that artist is CREATING the things you enjoy and are willing to spend your money on. It's a symbiotic relationship. The artist needs fans to support their work, and the fans need things of beauty, and things of entertainment, to help inspire them and enrich their daily lives. So people who get greedy, and demanding of artists, is pretty silly. And ESPECIALLY in James' case, where he's been giving us 99% of his creative output for FREE all these years...how can any self-proclaimed FAN actually have the gaul to get pissy with him OR Mike OR this site, and act like they are owed something. Artists you claim to enjoy, give you entertainment. They don't owe fans for anything more than enjoying their work. Period.
@EricMason I agree. I've wanted nothing more than to be a published author for a living for years. I'm still far away from that dream a decade later as I was when I was 20. But you're right, seeing someone like James work and struggle and SHOW that you can get things done with a little help and with hard work, if you just stick with it, that really helps. It is really inspiring, which is why I like when he reads the "nice letters" (and not just the funny ones that SOME selfish fans think are all he should read), when he does the Mailbag episodes. It's great to hear other people's stories, and relate to how his work has helped them, made them laugh, or inspired them also. Anyone who enjoys anything that someone else creates is ultimately touched and affected by that creator. But with James, he's so down to earth, so real, so "one of us", that it's even moreso the case, because you really get the feeling that "hey, if he can live his dream, so can I". Life is rough man, but I'm halfway through a novel I've been writing for the last couple years, and I'm hoping to speed up the process and have it done and ready to publish this year. And seeing James do his thing, definitely helps me feel like I can do mine as well.
@randi Yeah. I resent this "e-begging" notion people put out there. Like "Hey, make us shit we like that entertains us, but HOW DARE YOU ask fans to help financially support the end-product we're demanding?" Really selfish and silly. I think sites like IndieGoGo are a great thing. Look at some of the indie games that recently are getting funding through that type of means. Those games would not even be getting MADE for fans that want to play them, if the fans hadn't been willing to help out. I think it's a perfectly good idea for smaller, independent creation projects, by it music albums, comic books, movies, games, you name it. If fans want you to make something, but don't want it to get ruined by corporate interests changing things and making demands that alter the product, then why NOT help fund it themselves, assuring they're going to be getting nothing BUT what the creator actually wants to create. I think it's perfect, honestly. So Kudos to James and anyone else who takes this avenue.
@Jordanv78 One would imagine that growing up in NJ and living his adult life in Philly, his experience and knowledge with how expensive (and honestly how crappy) So Cal can be, would understandably be minimal to nothing. Now he knows.
James, as a long time fan, I want you to know that there is literally no way on earth that this could be "The worst move of all time". Not even close. Even if you were only able to do nothing more than what basically equates to an hour/hour and a half long version of one of your regular AVGN episodes....you know what? Your TRUE fans are going to love it. And I have complete faith that you're going to give us one hell of a movie.But from one creator to another, I'd just like to say that, while I know I don't need to tell you this, keep in mind to stick to your vision, and stick to your convictions. Remember to make this movie for you, James Rolfe, because that's what any great creator does. Artists create for themselves, and then they share that creation with others, some of whom enjoy their work, some of whom don't. There is something to be said for appreciating, valuing, and "Staying true" to your fans. But there is also something to be said for not merely producing what you think the fans want to see, just to make them happy. In my mind, if they're TRUE fans, they'll like, or at least respect and appreciate, what you produce no matter what. So with that said, don't worry about certain fans and whether or not they think this movie will be awesome. Because I can assure you, MOST of us will love it. And so long as YOU also love it, then that's all that matters.So go kick some ass and take some names my friend. Hopefully the shooting goes as smoothly as possible, and like you said, the knowledge and experience you're gaining out of this will only make you an even better director/creator, meaning your future films will be even better than this will be. We (most of us) will be eagerly awaiting the finished product, so take your time, and most importantly, have fun!
@Guild Navigator Not that I'm comparing the two, at all, but I thought it worth pointing out that many good writers of the past started very young. For example, H.P. Lovecraft actually published his first work when he was 14/15. I've read it, and it was actually rather good. Not as good as his later work, but still incredibly well written "for a teenager". And while I do agree life experience helps, I really don't think life experience comes much into play when writing about epic fantasy or science fiction. That stuff is pure imagination most of the time, anyway.
1 year, 8 months ago on Eragon (2006)
@schloss_ritter It is absolutely better. Plus Rachel Weisz did the voice for the dragon, so that was good at least.