* BrokenBase:
** A sizable number of former fans have essentially declared war on James and everyone who still supports him due to the release of the AVGN movie. The reasons vary; some say they just hated the movie so much that they can't take James seriously as a creator anymore, some are convinced that he only spent some of the budget on the movie and personally pocketed the rest, some think that the existence of the movie is offensive to begin with because it led to a slowdown in the number of normal episodes produced, and some think it's an unforgivable sin that the movie isn't free to watch online.
** [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's just say]] that his decision to not review ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' was met with... mixed reactions.
** Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2016 only uses screenshots as opposed to full video in exchange for being able to present it on Youtube. Some people would have preferred to see full video while others are willing to tolerate this new format to be able to view it on Youtube.
* {{Earworm}}: The "[[StuffBlowingUp Munky Go Boom]]" song from Munky Cheez 3.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: [[http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/Cinemassacre.com According to Alexa]] 16% of his site's traffic comes from Norway, where it breaks the top 500 sites.
* GodNeverSaidThat: His refusal to watch ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' had nothing to do with the female cast[[labelnote:*]]his only mention of the female cast was pointing out how people referred to the movie as "the female Ghostbusters" due to being titled "Ghostbusters" just like the original film, and having little else to differentiate it[[/labelnote]], and was more due to how it calls itself "Ghostbusters" but doesn't build on the established lore of the franchise, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen despite having gotten the three surviving original Ghostbusters to appear in the movie]]. He even outright states that it may end up being a ''good'' movie in its own right.
* HePannedItNowHeSucks: His decision not to watch ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' was met with this reaction, never mind that those who called him out for it ignored his reasons for doing so.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** In his review of ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', he mentioned how ridiculous making Godzilla "realistic" by not making them shoot his atomic breath is like making {{Main/Spiderman}} "realistic" by not allowing him to shoot his web through his hands. [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderman Well...]][[note]]Though in context, he's making a reference to how in real life, Spiders shoot webs from their abdomen, not their limbs. He's well aware that in the comics as in the Webb films, Spidey uses wrist shooters.[[/note]]
** In the third part of his [[http://cinemassacre.com/2008/07/19/bat-a-thon-part-3/ "Bat-a-thon"]] video (done shortly after ''TheDarkKnight'' was released), he comments on the idea of a movie starring both Batman and Superman to be a [[Main/WhoWouldBeStupidEnough bad idea]]. [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice Yeah, like they'd ever do that]].
*** In the same video, when he talks about BatmanBegins, he purposefully nitpicks the film as a TakeThat to those who do the same with other movies (and by extension, other mediums). Considering the prominence of groups like the [[Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad SJW]] and [[Main/HypeBacklash Hype]] [[Main/TaintedByThePreview Culture]], this line here couldn't be anymore true nowadays:
-->'''[=James=]''': What i'm doing is what you would call nitpicking. Yeah, you know, when everybody bitched and ranted about [[Film/Spiderman3 Spiderman posing in front of the American flag]]? Or when [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Indiana Jones hid in a refrigerator from an atom bomb blast]]? People complain about EVERYTHING!
* TearJerker:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kc3JqVIIJA The Dragon In My Dreams]] is a very sad video, considering it's one of James' more personal ones. It's about James wanting to revisit the playground that bestowed his earliest memory--a nightmare where a dragon tries to eat him (the dragon was really plastic and part of the playground)--and then realizes that the one day he decides to come back, [[spoiler:the park is being renovated. Had he come a day later or even a few hours later, it probably would've been too late.]] The look on James' face as he looks at the dragon in its aged and dilapidated state [[spoiler:for the last time]] is just devastating. And then he goes away, looks at it again, and leaves [[spoiler:knowing that he'll never see it again. Worse yet, the video ends with a gallery of young James playing at the park which was being renovated.]]
** ''ROLFE: A No-Budget Dream'', a documentary about James made back in 2002, when he was still in college, closes with this sad line: "Without my movies, I'm nobody, really."
** October 2016 will be the last "real" ''Monster Madness''. Though James said it will still happen every year in some form, this will be the last time he's doing the usual "1 video a day for 31 days" format.