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Mike's Pee Wee impression is pretty good. One of the best I've heard besides Paul Reubens.
2 years, 6 months ago on OverAnalyzers - Puppetland
That homemade shit looks fucking awful to clean up. And Mike was saying how it got all up his nose and everything. Man that's nasty.
2 years, 6 months ago on AVGN: Bugs Bunny Outtakes
This was a really funny review. I loved the "eating cookies joke".
I was a junior in high school working at a movie theater when this movie came out. All the children that came to the theater all the time was fucking awful. Then we had to clean the theater up between shows, and little kids are a fucking mess. After about a week or so, we didn't have so many kids, but for a little while, it was fucking awful.
Great review, can't wait for next week!
2 years, 7 months ago on Elmo in Grouchland (1999) Commentary
I thought the little song bit was pretty funny and creative and I liked it. It got kinda creepy at the end though.
2 years, 7 months ago on Munky Cheez 4
I love that line from the joke email. "I'm gonna fuck you so hard, I'm gonna scramble your eggs." It just makes me laugh every time. I'm actually going on a date tonight after work, maybe I should try that line. :P
2 years, 7 months ago on Cinemassacre Mailbag #1
I think I actually remember seeing this a long long time ago on USA or something like that. Probably about 15-18 years ago. I couldn't get enough sci-fi space opera movies such as Star Wars, The Last Starfighter, Enemy Mine, and the other clones, and TV shows like Star Trek TOS, Star Trek TNG, and Battlestar Galactica. Sci-fi is STILL my favorite genre of all time (with next being fantasy, including superhero comics) and I love finding obscure titles like this.
Great find, Mike. Here's to another successful Motherfuckin' Monday!
2 years, 7 months ago on Battle Beyond The Stars (1980)
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, visual effects can sometimes be WAAAAY cheaper than practical effects. Case and point, imagine making a building explode. It's way cheaper to just animate it on a computer than it is to actually rig up a building to explode. Or even to make a convincing miniature set and blow it up. However, I find that practical effects are little more convincing than visual effects (within reason, crappy rubber masks you get at the dollar store aren't very convincing) if only because it's because there is actually something in front of the camera. Your actors have something to work with, they don't have to imagine this monster or alien, and they don't have to talk to a masking tape X on the floor.
But making the argument that ALL visual effects sucks or ALL practical effects rules is stupid. They both have their place, and they both are necessary. It's just that there are a lot of lazy lazy film makers that will rely on visual effects as a fucking crutch and its really EASY to do visual effects poorly and to give your movie a very "fake feel".
That said, I know that James has enough knowledge and insight to use both practical and visual effects at the proper time and place and that the resulting product will be spectacular.
Keep up the great work, I love these behind the scenes videos and I can't wait for the movie!
2 years, 7 months ago on Nerd Log - FX Shop
Wow seriously. Stop feeding the trolls guys. He might be using large, multi-syllabic words, forming complex sentences, using proper spelling, and conveying thoughts effectively, but a troll is a troll is a troll is a troll. From the retard banging his face into his keyboard to the child using capslock, all the way to the college educated 30-something with their big wall of text. They are all out to piss you off and elicit some sort of response from you because it's lulz-worthy to them. Just ignore them, okay? You'll never fully get rid of them, but at least you aren't egging them on.
2 years, 7 months ago on AVGN: What Was I Thinking (2006)
Fucking stellar. I love this kind of shit. I'm definitely getting the 5 pack now. I just need to get paid again. :P
2 years, 8 months ago on AVGN: What Was I Thinking (2006)
Seriously people, are you guys retarded? Don't feed the fucking trolls. You're only making it worse.
Back to Mrs. Nerd and her foodstuffs, I also drink orange gatorade ALL THE FUCKING TIME. It's pretty disgusting when I think about it, but I can't stop drinking it. And the breakfast mess sounds awesomely delicious. I'm not much of a seafood person, besides the occasional fried shrimp dish, but I'd be willing to try your beer battered fish.
Mt. Dew cupcakes just sounds delicious and disgusting all at the same time, very much a guilty pleasure. And the cheesesteak, hmm.. I can't say that I know anything about philly steaks, so wiz wit. Though, Pat's vs Geno's is a moot point with me. I'm not from Philly, so I don't really care.
Looking forward to more stories from Mrs. Nerd. Watch out boo, mommy's drunk 'n' makin' fish!
2 years, 8 months ago on Mrs Nerd talks about Food
Motherfuckin' Monday!!!! Thanks for showing this to us, Mike. The movie looks like a shameless attempt at cashing in on Star Wars' success. I like Japanese cinema, and I like campy sci-fi movies, so I will probably give this a watch at some point.
Anyways, thanks for the review. Can't wait for the next one!
2 years, 8 months ago on Message From Space
Interesting stuff. I may give them a watch at some point in time. Thanks, James.
2 years, 8 months ago on The Quatermass Trilogy
Oh man, I can't fucking wait to get my autographed nerd photo. I'm gonna hang that sucker up as soon as I get it.
Keep up the nerd log, its great to see what goes on in making a feature film, especially a film that we, the fans, directly funded. I'm so excited to see the final film when it comes out!
2 years, 8 months ago on Nerd Log - Ramblings
Looks like you were missing the other squid cable for the SNES. Not that it matters really, its still a piece of shit that doesn't fucking work. And yes James, the name of those types of cables is actually "Squid cables."
2 years, 8 months ago on Virtual Reality Stuntmaster
I miss your "Motherfuckin' Monday" intro. Though I can understand why you might want to distance yourself from the "motherfucker" persona and just be "mike".
Anyways, great review. I'm loving these really cheesy shitty movies you're reviewing. They're all so god damned terrible, it's great. Keep up the good work!
2 years, 8 months ago on Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983)
Aladdin on SNES was a great little platformer. It wasn't very long, nor very difficult, but the password system was short and easy, the controls fluid and responsive, the graphics were very good on the snes, the sound and music was great and quite memorable (I can still remember some of the tunes), and it was a pretty faithful adaptation of the Disney animated feature film.
I highly recommend it, or any of the other Capcom-Disney titles that were on NES and the SNES. I don't think there are ANY bad ones. Hell, the HVGN did a video on them, so you KNOW they gotta be good!
2 years, 8 months ago on Interview on VideoGameAuctions
How serendipitous that DJ from Rosanne was named "DJ Conner".
I got one you guys can do. Bill and Ted vs. Beavis and Butthead. Its the battle of the teen morons! Anything goes!!
2 years, 8 months ago on Most Unlikely VS Battles
Hey Mike, first off, you need to bring back the "Motherfuckin' Monday" intro. I totally dug it and always looked forward to seeing what violent scenes were going to be in the next one. And second, you should do a review of the 1989 movie Sweet Home (Sûîto Homu). Yes, the VERY SAME Sweet Home that was made by Capcom and is widely considered the great-grandfather of the survival horror genre. The movie and the game were released at the same time, so it is unclear whether the movie is based off the game, or the game is based off the movie. Whatever the case may be, the movie has a lot of creep factor to it. Japanese horror and western horror are very different, and since you and James are both horror aficionados, I think you guys will appreciate it. Better yet, why don't you review BOTH the movie AND the game?! Make it like, a Motherfuckin' Monday special!
It's pretty easy to find a nintendo emulator and a translated ROM of sweet home. Or you can purchase an actual translated NES cart from www.nesreproductions.com. All you have to do is send a donor cart along with $25 and you can get an actual NES cart to play on if you don't want to go the emulator route. I highly recommend the game, it's creepy (in an 8-bit sort of way) it's a fun RPG, and it paved the way for games like Resident Evil to come about.
Keep up the great work Mike!
2 years, 8 months ago on House (1977)
Yeah... I'm sorry. I can sit through a lot of bad movies like you said at the beginning, but when there's a bad movie that makes me just scratch my head and go wtf? I tend to shy away from them. I just don't have the patience for them anymore. Maybe when I was younger I could have done it, but not anymore. Thanks for the review, keeps me from having to actually watch it.
2 years, 8 months ago on Drunken Wu Tang (1984)
Oh man, a Trekkie Tuesday would be fucking awesome. Do it mike! Make tuesday our new Trekkie Tuesday! We'll have Motherfuckin' Monday and Trekkie Tuesday!
2 years, 8 months ago on Trek Trivia
You'd be surprised what kind of places are available to rent on an hourly or daily basis. Los Angeles is the porn capital of the United States; they film more porn movies there than anywhere else, and a lot of those porn movies need sets and locations too! (Though some just need as little as a matress and 4 walls...) I bet if you check around you can find some really neat places really cheap. As far as looking for some of the other stuff, like a desert, an amusement park, there are some really neat places out there that will probably let you film there, unless you're looking for an ABANDONED amusement park. In fact, you can travel to redlands, ca (its about an hour I think outside of LA) and that area out there is pretty desert-ish and I think the amusement park out there is actually closed down (Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom, I haven't been there in over 10 years, I think I remember my dad telling me that they closed it down somewhat recently) So if thats what you want thats 2 birds with 1 stone!
Or if you want a running park, try going to Golf n' Stuff out in Norwalk, CA. Its got an arcade, bumper cars, bumper boats, waterslide, and did I mention they filmed the Karate Kid at this place (it's where daniel and allie had their date) and from what I've gathered, they've kept the place up in pretty good shape, so it's not like a piece of shit! I haven't been to Golf n' Stuff in probably 14 years, but it was a blast last time I was there.
I wish you good luck in this endeavor. My father still lives in LA area (pasadena, specifically) and he's the fucking KING of locations. He can watch a movie filmed in southern california and tell you where each scene took place and can get out an atlas and tell you what streets they're on. He's a master. I can ask him for ideas too and then forward them back to you.
I love location scouting! My dad had a friend named Stan Pearse that was the location manager of demolition man (credited as f.Stanley Pearse Jr.) (which at that time was my favorite movie ever with my favorite actor ever) and he told me about locations scouting and that it was hard but fun.
Anyway, I'm getting all scatterbrained and my ambien is making me doze off in the middle of typing this, so I'll talk to my dad , see what I can do.
2 years, 8 months ago on Nerd Log - Location Scouting
I was watching cartoons on the hub on a saturday morning a little before xmas and you know how there are toy commercials like fucking crazy during kids shows, but I saw a commercial for this toy and I had the same reaction as you guys did. Dog shit: the game.
2 years, 8 months ago on Board James: Doggie Doo
Holy shit, I remember this movie. It was fucking baaaaaaddd... It is definitely a textbook example of a bad fucking movie. I wonder if the writer who wrote this and Masters of the Universe was someone who really loved the franchises that he wrote for and is just simply untalented, or was he a person that was purposely trying to do a quick cash-in? I know the studios green-lit the project because they wanted to cash-in on Superman's success, but Superman 3 was just released in 1983, one year before this movie, and it didn't do all that well. Its like the studio was just a little too late cashing in on Superman fever. I try to imagine the writer just being an untalented fan that gets his fan-fiction story rewritten into a movie script, and that the budget gets slashed to fucking pieces so they have no fucking money to realize all the shots and fan service he wrote in, so the movie turns out to be fucking garbage. At least when I think of it happening like that all I feel is sadness and disappointment instead of anger and resentment.
And its such a shame too. Helen Slater was a nice looking girl, and she complimented Christopher Reeve as his female counterpart. They both had very bright blue eyes and it just kinda worked. Fun fact: Helen Slater did the voice over work for Talia al Ghul in Batman: The Animated Series.
Nevertheless, this film remains as just another shit-stain on Superman's red bloomers of film. It seems like Hollywood can do Batman right, but doesn't really know how to do Superman. Though, personally, I enjoyed Superman Returns, but only because I'm a big Superman fan and I can forgive it's shortcomings.
I'm loving motherfucking monday, keep up the good work!!
2 years, 9 months ago on Supergirl (1984)
This is such a nice column. I look forward to reading more of these in the future.
2 years, 9 months ago on Mrs Nerd answers
@kkhs This right here. I actually really liked the NotLD remake because it was such a different take on the genre and it did everything well. It wasn't as groundbreaking as the original, but it got the job done and is a good example of how to do a zombie movie right.
The Dawn of the Dead remake was also really great imho. It was just great. It's doesn't have the poignant social commentary of the original, but you know what? It doesn't need to because it was a fucking blast to watch.
2 years, 9 months ago on Top 10 Horror Remakes
Let's just hope that Obama has heard the voice of the people and will exercise his power of veto if this farce of a bill actually makes it through both the house and senate. I'm not normally a superstitious person, but I'm crossing my fingers...
2 years, 9 months ago on SOPA/PIPA Protest
I love road trip movies. I love road trips. My favorite part of the country is the southwest, in the desert. It's just beautiful to look at, sunrise, sunset, middle of the night with all the stars out, its just gorgeous.
I can't wait for the feature film James!
2 years, 9 months ago on Nerd Log - Road Trip
Hahaha so many comments on Cammy's ass, and they are right. She had a pretty nice body. Her lack of fighting coordination makes me think shes into gymnastics or something.
I'm not going to pick apart the film. It was just okay. A lot of hard work went into it, but somehow it only came off as "just okay". Oh well, maybe next time.
2 years, 9 months ago on Street Fighter fan film: Chun Li Vs. Cammy
Monkey PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP!! lol
2 years, 9 months ago on Munky Cheez: Episode 2 (2004)
lol at the tards telling james to "get back to avgn". This shit is 7+ years old. And I can't believe people have the nerve to tell james to get back to making avgn episodes so they can laugh. As if James was put on this earth just to entertain you. Don't get me wrong, I don't find it funny either, but seriously, stfu and quit bitching about avgn. Assholes.
2 years, 9 months ago on Munky Cheez: Episode 1 (2004)
Heh, being in the midwest, its not quite midnight here, we got motherfuckin' monday on motherfuckin' sunday, that's motherfucking early! Totally motherfuckin' awesome!
2 years, 9 months ago on The Killing of Satan (1983)
Aint this the fucking truth. I fucking hate winter for two reasons. Cold weather/snow and fucking christmas themed shit such as music, movies, and decorations. The reason christmas is so special is because it only comes once a year, stop fucking celebrating it for 2 1/2 months. Its fucking ruined now. Now its like we just want it to be over with so we can get back to normal. almost 1/4 of the fucking year is devoted to this single holiday. What a fucking fat glutton of a holiday is right.
2 years, 9 months ago on Christmas aftermath
This one was disgusting. Seeing you grabbing globs of cream cheese like that seeing it just caked on those bagels... It's nauseating. It's fucking nauseating.
2 years, 9 months ago on Too Much Cream Cheese
I pray for the day that you make more of these. I love listening to these, they make my day.
2 years, 9 months ago on You Know What's Bullshit? Episode 15
See, I always liked the sound of "Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie" or "Angry Video Game Nerd: The Motion Picture" because people constantly refer to your series as "AVGN" short for "Angry Video Game Nerd". No "the". Just like other movies that spawned from TV shows or cartoons, they are usually called "Blah blah blah: The Movie".
I dunno. It is YOUR project, and you can call it whatever you want, but to me personally, I find AVGN: The Movie to edge out The AVGN Movie. Your mileage may vary. Very cool title idea, by the way. I seriously cannot wait until this film is ready.
2 years, 9 months ago on Nerd Log - The Title
I had to watch the turtles pizza taste test again just to see if she was there, and sure enough she was. I've suspected that James was married for a long time, since I noticed him wearing a wedding band since I don't know when (I'll probably rewatch all the episodes just to find out when) but its nice to finally get visual confirmation.
What I would love to see is kind of a video diary of what the typical nerd week is like, everything from breakfast to dinner to everything in between. I would love to get an introspective into what its like to actually live with someone as zany as James...especially when he makes his films with all the blood and fake shit all over the place.
2 years, 9 months ago on Mrs. Nerd Speaks
I just had to rewatch this one again now that I know who James' wife is. And sure enough, she was right there with him eating these nasty ass pizzas too. You're a lucky guy, James.
2 years, 9 months ago on Michelangelo's Pizza Taste Test
Hah, I hardly ever hear people say "sugar sand". That's a new jersey thing to say.
But in all seriousness, holy shit. You're a lucky son of a bitch. How fast were you going? I can't believe you had no injuries whatsoever...
2 years, 9 months ago on Mechanical Losses (2004)
Jackie Chan is an action and stunt legend. I'm shocked the man hasn't already gotten stunt doubles to perform for him, he's 57 years old!
Whether you love his movies, or hate his movies, you have to admit, it takes huge fucking balls to do what he does and has done for as long as he did.
2 years, 9 months ago on Top Ten Jackie Chan Stunts
I watched this a number of times as a kid, but I remember hating the cartoon. I only watched it because I was such a huge fan of the movies and some piece of me always believed that the next episode was going to be "the good one" that makes it all worth while. (Spoiler: It never was worthwhile.)
Though I do remember there being some kind of happy meal toys from mcdonalds or burger king or wendy's or something that I kinda had fun with.
2 years, 9 months ago on Back to the Future: The Animated Series
Oh, and Motherfuckin' Monday is a fucking awesome idea. I hope this sticks around for a while. As much as I liked Turtle Tuesday, it eventually got a little tired towards the end. This, on the other hand, can go on forever it seems.
2 years, 9 months ago on Robo Vampire (1988)
This was fucking awful. Not "so bad, it's good" but rather "so bad, it's FUCKING TERRIBLE".
I used to make films when I was in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade with my best friend and a camcorder. They turned out a million times better than this piece of garbage. They at least made coherent sense.
Hey James, I think that a worthy goal would be to someday review the Star Wars Holiday Special. I personally haven't seen it, (born a few years too late) and I would love to your opinion on it. I've heard from people that it is one of the worst abominations to have ever cursed our TVs, and I would love to hear you talk about it!
2 years, 10 months ago on We Wish You A Turtle Christmas
I like how Santa is flying around florida during what is supposed to be christmas but looks more like to have taken place during the spring. I decided to do a little digging on this movie and apparently when it had its theatrical run in the spring of 1972 (yeah, I couldn't believe it either, and turns out I was right about the spring thing) there was another version with Jack and the Beanstalk instead of Thumbelina.
You were definitely right, James, about it being a big advertisement for this Pirate's World place. Apparently the park opened in 1967, in Dania, Florida. I guess it was successful at first, but when Disney World opened in 1971, it took away nearly all of the park's business. This movie came out in 1972, I'm assuming to drum up some extra business, it probably only cost them a day's admission to the park to pay all those kids, and a case of beer and a free lunch to pay the "actors". In 1973, Pirate's World was in bankruptcy. By 1975, the park was completely closed down. If you're looking to visit whats left of this place, I'm sorry. It was eventually rezoned as residential, leveled and had condominiums built on top of it.
Ed Wood is a master of cinema compared to this crap.
2 years, 10 months ago on Santa Claus and The Ice Cream Bunny (1974)
This bill is the first step towards full blown censorship and the destruction of free speech. Big Brother is WATCHING YOU FOR THE GOOD OF THE ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR. Under the guise of "protecting" businesses from "piracy" all they are doing is giving businesses carte blanche to take down anything they don't like. If this bill passes, it will be so much easier to just expand it to cover more things and take away more of our rights.
MARK MY WORDS, if this bill passes, it will be the beginning of the end of the information age. There will be a new age ushered in, the CENSORSHIP AGE.
Fuck this bullshit. I should move to canada. Though it won't help the internet any, at least I will be able to wash my hands of this disgusting anti-libertarian country.
2 years, 10 months ago on SOPA and Protect IP
Until it comes to Mature rated video games. Then you guys get screwed BIG TIME. :(
2 years, 10 months ago on Chronologically Confused About AC/DC
I don't know what it is, but I can't seem to really get into the OA series. I mean, I watch it all the same, but I didn't really laugh or chuckle or anything. But seriously, who cares what I think? Keep making what you want to make, James. Maybe you'll find a topic that really hits home for me on your next OA video.
2 years, 10 months ago on OverAnalyzers #10 (Bond Part 2)
I need to correct you on something at the end there, James. "Bottom line, remakes can be done well, *but they usually aren't*, and it's our mission to make sure the originals aren't forgotten". There. All better.
In all seriousness though, most remakes are just capitalizing on nostalgia, or on the success of the original. Occasionally, you'll have a remake that is in its own right excellent that pays homage to the original without trying to completely rip it off. I know I'm tempting James' wrath here, but take Peter Jackson's King Kong. That, my friends, is how you do a remake. It will never be as groundbreaking as the original, and Peter Jackson realizes this from the get go, and he doesn't try to completely rip it off, pays homage and respect to the original, and ends up creating a damn fine piece of cinema. I know the original King Kong holds a special place in your heart, James, considering its one of your favorite films of ALL TIME, but the remake was awesome.
2 years, 10 months ago on Alien Invaders Part 3
Look, CG isn't inherently evil. But I will say that its a crutch. Most of the time people will use CG for stuff that can be better done by practical effects only because its a LOT cheaper to use CG; and when they use CG for that purpose, its looks like shit. I will say that actors give more convincing performances when they have an actual 'thing' in front of them instead of a green screen or a marker of some sort. Its hard to act scared or surprised or awestruck when all you're staring at is a a green backdrop or at masking tape in an X shape on the ground.
But seriously, CG can do A LOT of things that practical effects just can't do, or can't do for under $1 million. In that regards, cut CG some slack.
2 years, 10 months ago on Alien Invaders Part 2
I remember when I saw Independence Day for the first time. I saw it at what we used to call a "Drive-In Theater". The scene where the white house blew up was just awesome. Before I was a jaded, cynical adult, movies like this were great. Now, they're just kinda mindless. I don't know why I can't enjoy films like this anymore. It makes me sad. :(
2 years, 10 months ago on Alien Invaders Part 1