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File:James D Rolfe 3487.jpg

Not to be confused with that other guy.


Born James Duncan Rolfe. A film buff from New Jersey (now supposedly living in Philly) with directing aspirations, Rolfe remained mostly under the radar until 2006, when he posted a couple of joke reviews he made for his friends a couple years earlier on YouTube, under the name "The Angry Nintendo Nerd". A few years of booming popularity later, he eventually evolved into The Angry Video Game Nerd.

Aside from making Nerd videos, he also has a large number of films (he's been making them since 1989) registered on his website, Cinemassacre.com. In addition to the Nerd character, he has two other shows: Board James and You Know What's Bullshit; while the former is ongoing, the latter seems to have fizzled out. He has recently established a new improv series with a few friends of his called OverAnalyzers.

He also often posts videos to the site with him acting as himself, either performing interviews, documentaries, or movie reviews, most notable of which is Cinemassacre's Monster Madness, an event that he has taken part in every October since 2007 where he reviews one horror film every day of the month, whether it be an old classic or an obscure treasure, usually in keeping with some sort of theme (So Bad It's Good films one year, the entire Godzilla series another).

He is affiliates with both Screw Attack and That Guy With The Glasses (despite, or perhaps due to, the Nerd's eternal conflict with The Nostalgia Critic).


Sub pages:


Rolfe's movie reviews

Regular reviews



Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (by year)

2007 History of Horror


2008 Godzilla-thon

  • Gojira (original 1954 version)
  • Godzilla Raids Again
  • King Kong vs. Godzilla
  • Godzilla vs. Mothra
  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
  • Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
  • Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
  • Son of Godzilla
  • Destroy All Monsters
  • Godzilla's Revenge
  • Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster/Hedorah
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon
  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
  • Terror of Mechagodzilla
  • Godzilla 1985
  • Godzilla vs. Biollante
  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
  • Godzilla vs. Mothra 2
  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2
  • Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
  • Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
  • Godzilla (1998 American remake)
  • Godzilla 2000
  • Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
  • Godzilla Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
  • Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
  • Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
  • Godzilla: Final Wars


2009 Monster Madness 3


2010 Monster Madness 4: Camp Cult


2011 Monster Madness 5: Sequel-A-Thon



Rolfe's own films, Top 10's, documentaries, and other videos:

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