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AIN'T IT COOL with Harry Knowles: Episode 1...

Hey folks, Harry here...  I've been crazy distracted with this show.   I know it's just supposed to be a YouTube show - but instead of seeing this as a cheap thing that I could just collect a check from, I decided to try to make something that I've wanted to do for a very long time...  which is to translate the fantasy-esque world of Ain't It Cool News to a different medium.  NERDIST has been wonderful to work with, giving me freedom that I wasn't even given when I shot that Comedy Central pilot with Moriarty and pseudo-Quint all those years ago.   This is just the first 5 minutes of something that I think is particularly "Harry" - right after I post this - I am headed to the studio to shoot Episode 2 - I can already tell you, it will be even better.   It isn't so much a NEWS show - as much as it is an AIN'T IT COOL show.   In future episodes you'll meet each of the AICN contributors, special guests and go on unexpected and fun adventures.   Now, let's go where it all started...  My father's basement, where AIN'T IT COOL was forged 16 years ago...

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  • April 5, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST


    by RupertG

    Aint that cool?

  • April 5, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    ....what is this crap

    by regan

    i love aic, but this is retarded harry

  • April 5, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    God dammit

    by robertplant

    One look at Harry knowles and my Harry bawles will never let me get an erection again. You can't unsee that beard!!! Cheers, Harry!

  • April 5, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Welcome to CHIMP the beard disguise.

    by higgledyhiggles

  • April 5, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Great job, Harry!

    by End_Of_Line

    Can't wait till you really get in the groove with this show. Now... where's those DVD columns dammit?

  • April 5, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    It's Harry's Fun House Basement..

    by TheMaskedSombrero

    Does Quint show up later as your magical Genie that you rub?

  • April 5, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Good job, harry

    by KevinMuller

    I liked have personality and a passion for what you discuss

  • April 5, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Cool show, very entertaining.

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Liked it.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Cut your fingernails


    Re:"translate the fantasy-esque world of Ain't It Cool News to a different medium." Yeah, some fantasy. More like an adult nightmare. Also, Harry needs to start doing some pushups.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by Mister McClane

    Great production, like the ideas, some of the jokes are good, but there's something extremely desperate about it all. And is there anything in this video that we havn't read about yet? ANNND havn't podcasts replaced these sort of programmes?

  • April 5, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Well that was self serving and unnecessary

    by Dude_Abides

    Or could this just be a response to the ongoing criticism of "hey harry you can't fucking write!". I don't know, all I know is that the boiler is pretty fucking passive aggressive.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I liked it

    by giger167

    Enjoyed the less serious, goofy feel, so sue me lol

  • April 5, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    The good bit was the Kubrick Space that one meself

    by quantize

    Harry not so much..

  • April 5, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Have you tried podcasts Harry?

    by BadMrWonkaSucksCock

    'cos you've a face for radio.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Lol cool.

    by KilliK

  • April 5, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    So, it's like Pee-Wee's Playhouse for movie fans?

    by SoylentMean

    I get it. I think I had that Fraggle rock carrot vehicle when I was a kid. Wasn't that a happy meal toy? The memorabilia surrounding you seemed kinda random.<P> I think I would do something like this if I could. So, good luck. <P> Oh, and where the FUCK is the DVD/Blu column?

  • April 5, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    That was good

    by MajorBludd

    Make more! Not bad at all. Good humor. Who directed? Some nice shots/camera work there.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Also, was that really FatherGeek?

    by SoylentMean

    That's cool (see what I did there?) you have him involved. <P> Although, if it's just a paid actor, that's kinda creepy.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Why the fuck would you read the script first?

    by SoylentMean

    Maybe after the film has been viewed, yes. But unless you're directly involved with the making of the film you're just going to nitpick and anticipate things you've already read.<P> It's one thing if the movie is based on a book and you were already familiar with the material. But I can't imagine wanting to read the script for something so secretive as Prometheus before actually seeing the film.<P> To each his/her/its own I suppose.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Barring his health issues I figure Harry has a sweet job.

    by SoylentMean

    I know I'm jealous of his movie centric vida.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Fantastic First Episode!

    by Steve

    I know positive comments really aren't the common trend in this maelstrom of mockers (mosh-pit of mumblers?). However, I was really impressed with this first episode. Glad I'm subscribed to the Nerdist Channel. The episode was very reminiscent of Pee-Wee Herman's Playhouse. I dug it. Let's see if you can get Lawrence Fishburn to reprise his role for you!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Thanks for trying something NEW, Harry!

    by End_Of_Line

    Keep it up, and don't let the trolls get you down. Some people have no friggin' manners around these parts, sheesh.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Will the memorabilia change with each episode?

    by SoylentMean

    Kinda like a "What's hidden in this picture" challenge?

  • April 5, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST


    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    So cool. Well done, Harry. FUCK MICHAEL BAY! ;)

  • April 5, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Really liked that - laughed at the Bill Paxton impression

    by DadTimesTwo

  • April 5, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Do themed episodes! Do it! For the children!

    by SoylentMean

    Of course I'm thinking about one particular theme. It's only the greatest holiday in the history of days and holes, the one, the only, HALLOWEEN! <P> You can wait until October though. I will allow that.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    I liked it! (Full review and critique by DonnyU)

    by DonnyUnitas

    I won't go incredibly in-depth for time purposes, but I'll give this a solid B+, which is fantastic for a first-time effort. The medium of AICN does translate well to an "internet serial," and Harry pulls it off with a recipe of 2 parts camp, 2 parts solid information, and a liberal dose of hamming it up. In other words, he's having fun, and inviting us to join in. The addition of the Boiler character is a double-edged sword. In some ways, it adds to the show by giving a Pee-Wee's playhouse zaniness to the tone. That said, over-use of the Boiler could easily become tired and played out, so I'd limit that to special appearances. The bright spot, at least for me, was the Kong Bomb. Harry discusses much of his prop and memorabilia collection on the site, but this is one of the first times we've gotten a taste of just how much this guy owns. Newsflash, Harry: We want more. Whatever you got, big man. Those props are awesome, and a 2 minute "show and tell" presentation adds a lot, and will keep people coming back for more. It loses a few points for being a little awkward out of the gate, but these are things that will easily be ironed out with some on-camera experience by Harry. Once he becomes more comfortable, it will improve the overall show. Final Thoughts: Great effort that resulted in a solid product. In a world saturated with handicam internet review shows, Harry's offering a more polished show that doesn't take itself too seriously, but finds itself in an endearingly silly niche. Hopefully it sticks around.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by paul burnett

    I didn't expect to, but fuck me ragged, that was exactly what it said on the tin.. Oh but wouldn't it be easier to tweet tmnt rather than ninja turtles...yes,yes it would having just typed them.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Good going, Harry

    by puto tenax

    Dude, that's a bitchin' shirt. Would make a cool wallpaper for the Mac.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by brightgeist

    i love it, Harry! and now i finally have the perfect nickname for that friend of mine who is EXACTLY like Boiler! thank you!! :D

  • April 5, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST


    by Paul Llewellyn

    As it first started I was about to go get my boys to come give it a watch. Looked like a fun show to get them involved. Then it went all adult. Such a shame as there isn't much out there for young kids.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    that was actually fun..a little all over the place...but fun.

    by Robert Evans

  • April 5, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Hmm. A commercial for an auction

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    With a cursing boiler. Arty!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST


    by Madmacks

    Where the fuck is the DVD column for the past two weeks..........get your finger out man!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    From This Day Forward, We Shall Refer to Angry TalkBackers as "Boilers."

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    That means about half the TalkBackers so far on this thread!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

  • Not sure when I got unbanned but this is my first post back.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Harry's voice....

    by sunwukong86

    Is actually kinda what I expected

  • April 5, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Prop auctions, not to be confused with mop auctions.

    by SoylentMean

    Now up for bid this versatile, dual action mop (with attached squeegee wringer), once used in the cleanup of Robert Downey Jr.'s "breakfast" on the set of Chaplin. We'll start the bidding at $20.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Dude - well done

    by 3rdrate

    Seriously - that was fucking awesome. I mostly cringe out in the first minute or two on film site podcasts and shorts because the production values are so low and it becomes clear they're just winging it, but that was beautifully done, the tone was great, and you know, of course, your shit. Please ignore the haters here and keep it up.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    So where is this new Prometheus info?

    by googamooga

    Still waiting...

  • April 5, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Reminded me of Good Eats with Alton Brown

    by Tank Williams

    Except for food its Harry talking nerd stuff. I like it.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    What is the science behind the reading helmet/pasta strainer?

    by SoylentMean

    Is it a time machine? Does it allow you to read through osmosis or just read really fast? Does it overly excite the hair follicles?

  • April 5, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Color me impressed!

    by Jon Peck

    Very well done. Wish it were at least twice as long but I get the quick fix aspect of it. I haven't seen any of these other Nerdist online channel shows but I am guessing that is a trend since most of our attention spans are so short.

  • And ofcourse he is going to say Prometheus is great (Which I am really hoping is true). Im sure that review was bought and payed for a long time ago. But if the show stays true to the site and doesnt get too sidetracked by his opinions, I think it could be a good way to spend 5 minutes of my week.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    No better or worse than Script Girl...

    by milla jovovich

    Harry's got bigger tits, but Script Girl/dildo seller had a better body...

  • April 5, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    I kept expecting to see the Necronomicon in your basement!

    by SoylentMean

    Then again, I pretty much always expect to see the Necronomicon...

  • April 5, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Really good job

    by elsachmo

    I don't understand why anybody that frequents this site would be a hater, but as for myself, I found it pretty enjoyable. Good job guys. Well produced.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I Like It!

    by CoolFrood

    Looking forward to next episode!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    stiguy, don't say that! I fucking hate Alton Brown and his dickwad show.

    by Robert Evans

  • April 5, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Will Yoko show her War Face in an episode?

    by milla jovovich

    That's her in that Halls cough drop commercial, right?

  • April 5, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    So we're actually going to get a PROMETHEUS script review?

    by Robert Evans

    Fuck me, it'll take ever fiber of my being to stay away.

  • To get a real 'fake basement' show vibe.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    So sue me....

    by Marshal_Lannes

    ....I liked it. Well done, Harry.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Dr. Zaius, is that you?

    by Odkin

  • Maybe some mst3k puppets that pop up and comment on her cleavage, etc. Think the enthusiasm and believability of Morgan Web and the body of Mathilda May. Did you loan Jackson the kong bomb seen in the remake or did he make replicas or are there more than one?

  • April 5, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I'm starting to think that wasn't a real basement...

    by SoylentMean

    Also, wait, that projection booth was not to scale! Either was the little man inside! <P> Are you using the power of optics to make this show, Harry? <P> Don't you fuckin' trick our eyes! Don't you fuckin' dare!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    God harry..whats with u fuckin hair,"Harry Knowes: Texas Flamer"

    by TheAwareness

  • April 5, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Please never do this again...

    by Matthew

    Not sure who you're listening to, Harry, but that shit was beyond whack.

  • but i like the idea..just take time 2 write this shit and u may have a winner,from what i understand u can get around not being able 2 post script reviews by having the spoilers in these vids,thats were ur butter is my friend,

  • April 5, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    There are houses with basements in Austin?

    by K-Gin

    Love Austin, but miss having a basement ... especially during the awful summers.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Guess I should have expected ad placements...

    by V'Shael

  • April 5, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Good one! What about the Henson puppet?

    by benni_diez

    Or did I connect two different projects there? Other than that: - great debut - natural hosting talent - Father Geek is awesome - love the Boiler - thank god you got the sound right, so many shows have shitty sound these days constructive criticism: - agree with a comment that the framing could be a bit wider at times - some of the color grading is a bit flat, try to crisp it up a notch - try a film-like shutter and a bit more light - pacing could be quicker sometimes, but you'll get there once there's more content - segment the show a little more using jingles or lead ins for different sections But overall, great vibe, way to go!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Fun, but...

    by Korrom had no information in it. Just a ginger nerd doing... um... what exactly? But I don't want to sound all negative. What I mean is: beef up the content, make it longer and it will be a good watch.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Great start, Harry.

    by adeceasedfan

    A lot of TBers have mentioned similarities to Playhouse, but it reminded me more of Hey Vern, It's Ernest. Not just the production, but how it was edited. Good job.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST


    by TheAwareness

    YOKO FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY u just know it comes with that,Ghostbuster slime, that will make u impotent if u eat it

  • April 5, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST


    by Robert Evans

    Austin doesnt have basements with houses. Only San Antonio does.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    This is what it's all about. This is the way of the nerd.

    by UltraTron

  • April 5, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Why are there no basements in Austin?

    by SoylentMean

    I find it hard to believe Austin doesn't have access to backhoes.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Like it, keep em' coming.

    by rartus

  • April 5, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Rocky Dennis

    by ShavedLeatherPig

    Is it true Harry is slated to star in the reboot of Mask ?

  • April 5, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Honestly - You're More Suited to This Than to Writing...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...Harry, THIS is your niche. Let others write for AICN - or at least edit your work. Stick to TV/YouTube - you're likable and it feels very natural.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST where's the DVD column?

    by don

    Seriously, this ain't cool. You talk like every loser I see at conventions who's walking around looking for any excuse to perform their favorite Monty Python sketch in that oh-so-adorable-passive-aggressive-fun-guy voice.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Kung-fu Pander: Like the show, dislike shilling for Michael Bay

    by obijuanmartinez

  • April 5, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    The new ninja turtle movie needs two things:

    by SoylentMean

    Be-Bop and Rocksteady!<P> If the characters are CGI creations set against a real world backdrop, then those are two characters I want in the movie.<P> And, I want them to be cool looking and scary.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I can get used to these. I think the short format

    by Madcapper

    is the way to go for this kind of thing. I must admit though, I would like to hear you talk more about your view on the prometheus script. Also, I like the face you have given the angry cynical TB'er! Good work.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Halls commercial

    by yoko knowles

    I know EXACTLY what you are referring to and can't even argue. That's me in 15 years.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Harry, a question:

    by solitaire

    First, nice job brother. You seem to be having a blast and I like the PeeWee's playhouse vibe. Are they going to be covering the marvel auction on Hollywood Treasure, the Profiles In History show on Syfy?

  • April 5, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Like it. Subscribeded!

    by mukhtabi

  • April 5, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by yoko knowles

    Somehow I no longer have a blackbox for talkbacks.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    But seriously: The best part of the show dealt with Harry's strength...

    by obijuanmartinez

    ...which in the opening minute or so felt like an updated channeling of Forrest J. Ackerman's expertise on movie lore, props, etc. Harry, you were spot-on here, and I'd love to see you focus more on this bit - it definitely plays to & showcases your strengths! Either way, congratulations...

  • April 5, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Chocolate Covered Pussy Juice?

    by End_Of_Line

    Harry - thought you said that line made it into your first script? Did you get edited?

  • April 5, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    antonio--about that DVD column

    by Robert Evans

    Harry is pretty sure you have next to no clue how much goes into that column Said so. to me. yesterday, when i complained to him what defuck was taking so long.

  • April 5, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    Not should have done this years ago!

    by performingmonkey

    Even just a straight video blog, with none of the extra fun shots, would have been great. Harry, you come across better here in this clip than in writing (mostly) so I say keep it up!

  • April 5, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Really enjoyed that.

    by Aaron


  • April 5, 2012, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Harry--if you want to have me on the show...

    by Robert Evans

    I'm gonna need 3 weeks notice. I get booked for children's parties and whatnot and the spring/summer time gets to be chaotic.

  • Seriously. If you are a true lover of this culture then you have done something like this with a camera in your basement or whatever. It is great.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Fair start...

    by ChaosReigns

    It's the first one out of the gate - every show needs a few episodes to find its voice. One thought - get some guests in over the next few months to debate the merits of the summer blockbusters.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    my only concernabout this is that all this is all news...

    by Robert Evans

    It needs to be a little more up to date, but Im not sure how you'd be able to maintain that kind of turnaround.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Opening reminded me of that Ray Bradbury HBO show

    by Melanie Griffiths Sour Patch

    I liked it. The opening totally reminded me of that Ray Bradbury HBO series from the 80's. Good sense of fun and I wasn't bored and thinking of surfing away. Nice job Harry! If you could work out with Hitfix how to get Moriarty to appear as a ghoul in chains or as a robot that would be super.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Please use more puppets also.

    by Aaron

  • April 5, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    But what I want to know is if there is a basement in the Alamo?

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    I just had to add that line. Just had to.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    zurenarrh--no buddy FUCK YOU.

    by Robert Evans

    he has the right to gripe about its content. Not every defense has to be GO MAKE YOUR OWN SHOW/FILM IF YOU THINK IT SUCKED. What exactly was the point of the episode? no reviews? no new news? I liked it but thinking about it, i feel that it missed the point. It was just Harry sitting around in a basement (way to break free of that nerd stereotype) and showing off his goodies. THAT SAID, it was the pilot ep. i will definitely give it another go. i wish, dare i say it, it was longer. having more time might give it a format. As is, it seems a little ADD rattled.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I loved it!

    by Fart_Master_Flex

    Just keep doing this....I like it.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST

    no basements in texas

    by animas

    because our soil is either shifty or solid rock

  • I can dig it.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    When the pipes started going nuts...

    by Lou Stools

    I thought Father Geek just flushed.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    The show was lame but...

    by Matthew

    at least Harry didn't somehow relate TMNT to his physical therapy.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Fantastic! At first I thought this was shot in the 90s.

    by aceattorney

    Looking forward to more episodes, and please get the other writers to make guest appearances.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Too slick

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Part of the apeal of AICN is the amateurness. I would rather harry just deliver some off the cuff blather with some of the other guys than do this scripted stuff.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    That was pretty cool Harry!

    by billF

    Keep them coming!

  • April 5, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Going to be hard to get "NEWS"

    by End_Of_Line

    As the show is filmed the week prior to airing, and in today's age, if a story is a week old - then it's old news. I suspect Harry will be able to get a few actual news bits in the future that he will hold onto for his show - and might just surprise us once in a while. Come on, people, this is a first show, give the big guy a break, and maybe encourage him with ideas to make it even better instead of dumping on the guy for trying something new.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Great job Harry!!!

    by Dkev00

    Some of the edit's were a little rough and it could be longer, but other then that, I thought it was pretty sweet. Looking forward to more episodes.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Good first try Harry!

    by pax256

    Give it 10-15 min instead of 5 and get some of the reviewers on here to dress up as their avatars and in a season or 2 it will gel. You dont have a network paying for this I hope? Like the one that will probably soon kill Comic Book Men? I actually like the show. More genre insights and less money and it too can work.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    heheheheh that pussy drop of FUCK toward the end....

    by Series7

    I guess Harry doesn't want to try to reach kids with this.....soooo then who the fuck is this meant for?

  • April 5, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    That beard is just... MENTAL.

    by Kill List Hammertime

  • April 5, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Ignore the haters, Harry: Don't ever change!

    by pizzatheface

    If it weren't for you, they wouldn't have this site to complain about everything on.

  • When you have the mods interview celebs, have them do a line or two of dialogue. or if they arent game, edit their words together to fit the dialogue, like Werner Brandis in Sneakers.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Brilliant Job Harry! Ignore the babies!

    by WaveBoy

    Oh man, i had a blast with this first episode. XD Definitly felt a tiny bit 'Peewee's Playhouse' inspired, which is a GREAT thing(Ahem, one of my all time favorite shows period) considering that's easily one of the most bug nuts and imaginitive brilliant shows to ever grace TV back in the early 90's. ;) Looking forward to episode 2! Hope things get even crazier.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Forrest Ackerman and Paul Reubens Conceived a Child

    by WriteFromLeft

    ...and it is Harry Knowles. Very nicely directed and produced. Anyone who visited the Ackermansion in person will sense deja vu.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I think Scriptgirl should

    by Madcapper

    be invited on the show and do scriptreviews on a regular basis. And I agree with Mr. Choppah on the Boilers voice issue. Guest cameos would be sweet!

  • April 5, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I went in this, knowing it would suck... but it didn't.

    by MariusXe

    I mean, some part were a bit goofy, but all in all it was entertaining and I could've watched it for much more than 5 minutes. Keep it up, Harry.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Why would the girlfriend...

    by NoLaw4000

    ...wait at home while you see The Avengers?

  • April 5, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Had a very Joe Dante feel to it.

    by Randy

    The atmosphere created by whoever did the camerawork was the best part.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Face it, if you were rich, you would buy movie props.

    by SoylentMean

    Also, an exorbitant amount of lawn gnomes.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    I just hope this means Harry comes out openly gay

    by Series7

    Like Paul Zaloom. I mean Chris Hardwick already is so this would all make sense.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Can only get better from here......

    by Jeffrey

    Good production value, but the content was very weak.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST



    I actually watched he whole thing. It was good.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Don't put Billy the Kidd on screen....

    by Loosejerk

    he's one butt ugly dude. Harry, you could be a vocal stand-in for Dr. Demento. Don't ever have him on the show....the world would implode.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Whats with the gimmicks?

    by ZodNotGod

    This is why I miss Siskel & Ebert as a team. They were sincere, honest about their dislikes and passions. None of this goofy, pandering, gimmickry horseshit.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Great Show!

    by LastButNotLeastNinja

    Looking good Harry, keep it up.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Look at all the haters . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . they didn't think they could possibly be more envious of Harry and then BAM . . .

  • April 5, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    This show needs dancing girls! Over the age of 18 of course!

    by SoylentMean

    Everything is better with dancing girls (over the age of 18)!

  • April 5, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    The beard....THE BEARD!!!!!!!!!

    by DoctorZoidberg

    Holy shit, either grow it in full or shave it off. Don't frame that mug, it is too much a strain on traffic and passersby!

  • April 5, 2012, noon CST

    well done, Harry. Surprisingly smooth and entertaining.

    by Stifler's Mom

    But I agree, somebody has to cut their nails!! Gross!

  • April 5, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Old people grow their nails to fend off death.

    by SoylentMean

    And cats.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    antonio_bannederas, well said

    by Mike J

    This is just another self endulgent ego trip from Harry The Idiot. Obviously he has been too busy with this bit of look at me - look at me garbage to actually fix this site. He is never going to change whilst the small amount of sycophants on this site keep telling him how great he is without objectively looking at his contributions. Harry The Idiot's ego will just grow and grow, inversely proportional to his actual talent and skill as a writer and supposed movie expert. The one good thing to come out of this is that perhaps a few other people will see Mr Knowles for what he really is; a talentless hack who just for lucky by starting a website before anyone else did. I'm probably going to get banned again for saying this. Oh no! What a dramatic affect that will have on my life!!!

  • April 5, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I just prey that the season 1 cliffhanger is

    by Series7

    Harry attempting to be continued.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by michael

    do it again, and again, and again. as somebody who has never seen a video of you before (having read you for more than ten years), my image of you has completely been re-drawn. i always loved to read your posts, but now i think i 'get' you a bit more than before. i absolutely loved it, and i would welcome the chance to see this series grow. ideally as big as this site.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Nicely done!

    by kurtisaurus

    Good production values, editing, sound. Looking forward to the next one! This stuff ain't easy to do, take a look at 99% of what shows up on YouTube.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by DirtyWookie

    That was pretty bad!!!

  • Harry- good shit man- you are a true geek who does not deserve all the shit you get here, and I would be proud to be your friend- you remind me a lot of me- and you look like an old college roomate of mine might look today, if he hadn't killed himself in the 90s. His name was Dan Silk- anyone who saw Romero's Dawn of the Dead saw Dan as a zombie getting hit by a Mack truck during the sequence where they are starting the Mack truck to block off the main entrance of the mall. Loooking forward to more of this stuff!!!!!!

  • April 5, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    This Looks More Cinematic than that Black Widow Clip!

    by aphextwin

    No..I'm not kidding Solid production values with some good camerawork there and lighting. I feel you could at least double the length and make it 10 minutes, so it would be a bit less ' hasty' This is a job well done, Harry and you have another subscriber

  • April 5, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    choppah: way to break free of the nerd stereotype?

    by UltraTron

    This is on the nerdist channel. Fuck almighty some of you guys are stupid as fuck.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Good Start

    by Blu Gilliand

    Been reading this site for a looong time now, and this is the Harry I've come to know through his writing: passionate about film, excitable, and not afraid to let his goofy geek flag fly. Keep it up - you'll get into the flow of it as you do more episodes. Some things the Doc would love to see: More props - maybe a "Prop of the Week" More of the AICN Regulars More actual news - just to put some meat on the bones Fun stuff, Head Geek!

  • April 5, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Special guests = Script Girl?!

    by xcornealiousx

    Ah script girl haha. But seriously, I wanted to be cynical, but te nerd in me smiled. Well done Harry.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Not too ass bad, Harry!

    by blue meanie

    For your first online video venture, it actually was pretty good, and surprisingly, you have a natural on air personality that lends well to video. Nice to finally put a face and voice to the cloistered geek behind the reviews. I prefer hearing/seeing you talk instead of trudging through your long winded, geeked-out movie reviews that often border on superfluous. Make the video segment twice as long (10 minutes), and actually do a movie review or two instead of all the zip-zoom nonsense with the editing. Fun and easy to digest. keep it up.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST


    by bubcus

    I like it, Harry. But I'm a little confused as to your target audience on this one. This video is very cartoony and reminiscent of Pee-Wee Herman meets Svengoolie. If it weren't for all the swears, I would think your target audience is for kids. Fun video though, keep up the great work.

  • You shill for props, become an apologist for Bay and promote Prometheus.

  • April 5, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    by Robin McCall

    I foresee the Boiler being my favorite. "Fuck Michael Bay" as its first line pretty much clinches it for me.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Is losing weight part of your physical therapy?

    by DadTimesTwo

  • Truly a great moment for basement dwellers the world 'round.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    i see...Boiler represents all of the whiny, hater bitches on AICN.

    by DoctorWho?

    And Harry gets to condense their whiny bitch-rants into pithy segments where he can dismantle them. Or at least try.<p> Next episode Harry... have Boiler grumbling about how Thor doesn't wear a helmet or how the star on Cap's shield is too small.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by BatRastard

    I do

  • April 5, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Harry Wars: Episode 1 The Boiler Menace

    by loc420

    Hey Harry!!! Just want to say congrats on the show. Keep them coming. I enjoyed it here at work while I'm stuck working for Gorns!!!

  • April 5, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    For the first episode ever... great job!

    by Zombieflicker

    Very well done! I'm looking forward to the stripper poles that you're having installed for later episodes. A hot stripper or two in the background does wonders for repeat viewings. For comic relief, you can have a pile of coke on your desk and fling it behind you periodically to get them moving.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    buying props and memorabilia brings you closer to a film?

    by Robert Evans

    I guess I'm an asshole for merely buying a ticket.

  • Hold on a second. You're telling me it's **nothing** to do with Graboid attacks? Hollywood's been lying to me **again**?! Motherfu--

  • April 5, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    It's Cool!

    by Joey Robinson

    Great job Harry! I enjoyed that!

  • April 5, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    good looking set, good looking visual

    by purplemonkeydw

    you'll get your timing harry, keep at it. i'll keep watching.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by Daniel Beaubourg

    It was pretty good for a first episode. Sure, some aspects like the boiler felt pretty forced, but that's a given for a first episode with only so much time to allow. I'm looking forward to the next episodes!

  • AICN was going to the shithole if you didn't pull out something like this, way to go. Good production value, although a bit short on content. Let's see what comes next. And PLEASE don't write your own material and review the whole thing several times later, so you don't fuck around and say Brian Cox was in Clockwork Orange or something.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    And tell you what, let US write for the boiler

    by Ricardo

  • April 5, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST




  • Hypocrisy is awesome.

  • summaries of talkback vitriol. I'd skim talkbacks for particularly inspired rants and give them to Boiler word for word...and I'd let him make good points from time to time. Let him represent talkback in all its furious, foul, emotionally and intellectually unstable, hilarious, and occasionally brilliant glory.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Cool's Nerdist web show...

    by fathergeek

    WOW !!! Just wish it was a regular half hour time slot, buuut its a weekly show running at least through the end of November with a shot at twice a week with the possibility of double, or even triple the length of individual shows. The family has been planning & work'n on this for some time now sooo its a relief to have the air'n finally get on the way. There will be tons of surprises in future episodes starting with next weeks installment annnd they will definitely be full of addictive geeky stuff with news, drop-in guests, collectibles, side trips, interviews, and sneak peeks at film, comics, toys & all the regular Aint It Cool lineup of interesting entertaining information... you'll never know what to expect when, so Stay Tuned right here...

  • April 5, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Ten years on: the on-screen BLADE TWO review!!!

    by workshed

    Come one big fella - you know you want to! Well done... more please! p.s. Nice to see you looking much better.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Planet Zeus?

    by unparanoid_android

    is that a joke?

  • April 5, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA! Mattman, you sound wounded!

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST


    by ArchiLeachCouldKickYourAss

    That was fucking terrible.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Boiler wasn't a boiler.

    by buggerbugger

    It was a strawman.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Love it!

    by JAGUART

    Thanks Harry!

  • April 5, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Haha I get it- the boiler is us!

    by zombieslayer

    But seriously, where's the DVD column? Good job on the show.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    episodes thru the end of November?!?!

    by Robert Evans

    so it'll be around before the site upgrade. and the next DVD column...

  • April 5, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Was that a pimple or a boil?

    by Robert Evans

    It was a gummy bear.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    this is like spying on a fat kid

    by therootstheroots

  • April 5, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    that better be your real dad! can't be doing with fiction!

    by therootstheroots

  • April 5, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    this feels like it has been dusted off from 1995

    by therootstheroots

  • April 5, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    I actually enjoyed this

    by Bobo_Vision

    Had decent production value. And it's a goldmine of fodder. Fodder.....

  • April 5, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    The F-bomb at the end was great.

    by Flip63Hole

    Nicely dropped. Good episode. Keep 'em coming, Harry.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Good idea but

    by Queef Fartwind

    the gimmicks made this shit about as watchable as old people fucking. Loose the pee wee herman talking furniture/appliance bit.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by tHeGRinGoGenTiLE

    Your responsible this.

  • I enjoyed the video. Good-natured fun. Will it always be Harry, or are you open to bringing in other presenters? Give Quint a shot and see how it goes...

  • April 5, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

  • April 5, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Attention zombieslayer...

    by fathergeek

    You win a "get out of banned state free card" for catch'n who "Danny Boiler" represents... however, don't throw yourself in with them... You GOT it.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Loved the show...

    by duct tape wallet

    DO WANT!

  • April 5, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    Bravo! Watched it a second time and enjoyed it even more. Can't wait for future episodes. Excellent!

  • April 5, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    you know who else had a basement?

    by Robert Evans

    Jame Gumb

  • April 5, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    This was awesome!

    by leisuredrummer

    Fun little show, I enjoyed it. Kinda reminded me of the movie UHF for some reason. Looking forward to more of episodes!

  • April 5, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by fathergeek

    Been there done that... There's footage already shot of Harry's muppet self delivering that entire review... it was the test footage shot of the muppet production team... true fact!

  • April 5, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Needs more.....

    by Brian

    ....COX!!!!!...Yes, you just got........ . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . ..............coxxed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 5, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Shit Harry......that was pretty cool!

    by Jaster Mareel

    It was a fucked up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tweak-fest. And I love that your furnace swears at you!

  • April 5, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Let's go where it all started... My father's crawl space...

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    I liked it Harry. Had sort of a MST3000 feel to it.

  • April 5, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    and by the way, you look great.

    by Jaster Mareel

    MUCH better with short hair. I was a long-hair for most of my life too, but ya gotta grow up sometime I suppose. Plus it's nice having your hair dry 5 minutes after you get out of the shower.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Lets go where it all started..My father's nut sack!

    by Robert Evans

  • April 5, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I just...

    by Mono

    What...the....fuck? Why.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    That was sweet!

    by ThulsaBoom

    Welcomed addition to the site. I like what I perceive as the new video segments between this and John Ary's segments. And I definitely felt that Pee Wee's Playhouse vibe too soylentmean, in a good way.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    ATTENTION Fathergeek

    by DoctorWho?

    I do believe I spotted Danny Boiler first so I will await my "get out of banned state free card" in the mail too. ;D<p> BOILER ALERT!!

  • April 5, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Pretty light on content...

    by NZPoe

    ...but I like the format. I think to really work you need to do a better job at competing against other film-news shows on YouTube that push out about 5 times more information than this episode did, but otherwise I think this is a cool idea.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Too fat didn't watch

    by thedarklingthrush

  • It wasn't too bad I look forward to seeing more of the contributors.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I live in Austin

    by Terminocity

    Can I be your on-set jowl towel-boy?

  • April 5, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    needs more bikinis.

    by chainsaw autotune


  • Not to be a downer or anything.

  • Make it happen!

  • April 5, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I want white glowing eyes on the ninja aliens

    by UltraTron

  • April 5, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    iamnicksaicnsn - kids fucking swear- grow up

    by Michael Lunney

  • dope.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by John Brown

    Some people raise kids to be classier than that.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    That was fun

    by topaz4206

    It felt like hanging out with Harry, and you both just ate mushrooms. I'm in.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Not bad.

    by TomRCJ

    Just a little bit over-done. However, I think a few shows under your belt will help you figure out what works and what doesn't. Your passion comes through loud and clear Harry, and that's the most important part. When I say over done, I don't mean the ideas or presentation (like the boiler or the mini-fathergeek, those where good), I just mean stuff like the editing when the mail came in or the repetitive sloping shot of the boiler. Like I said, a few shows worth of experience will polish things right up. I look forward to seeing more of these. I think you guys can get all kinds of creative with this. Best of luck and stay passionate.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Good job Harry, keep it up!

    by Uopap

  • April 5, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Well done Harry.

    by john

    It was innocent fun, but for the cussin' I guess. Look forward to more.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Well at least we get an explanation to what youve been doing

    by LowDevil

    As for the (show) reminds me of tales from the cryptkeeper for some reason? Anyways good quality and high production value hope for u it works out.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    mcgootoo-So kids dictate the culture now in your book?

    by don

  • April 5, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by zombieslayer

    Hearing you on fm. It's all for the love. I look forward to seeing other avatars in future installments as well, it really did crack me up.

  • Kids, put down that controller, turn off the wankernet and go outside, otherwise, one day, you'll have a strong resemblence to Harry.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    not bad, but needs a new host,Preston Lacy maybe

    by JackSlater4

  • April 5, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Texas twang

    by donkingkong

    Ha the first time I really noticed it, now reading your posts will take on different tone. Anyway quite enjoyable;e keep up the good work.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    mcgoo...oh, the irony

    by DoctorWho?

    Your "needlessly harsh" characterization of Antonio Bannederas fits YOU to a tee! There's miles of talkbacks to prove it.<p> And my guess don't have kids. At least I hope you don't.<p> Stay classy.

  • Besides, not cursing does not make one clasier, it just makes you a person who doesn't use curse words. Jesus fucking Christ on a goddamn cracker, damn army jeep Even Rick Santorum said bullshit in front of all your kids on TV, and he's supposed to be of superior morality.... so, really fuck it.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST


    by Ted Levine

    Oh, my God. When did Harry get so big? It seems like the last time I saw the man he was pretty thin. If he's not careful, he'll end up with diabetes after putting on that many pounds!

  • April 5, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    That was like a demented Pee Wee's Playhouse

    by Mel Garga

    I like Mr. Boiler and his negative attitude. There should also be a parrot that sits in the corner and shouts 'Too soon, too soon' when an inappropriate remark is made. Looking forward to the next one.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    that was excellent

    by Hercules

    Tuned in expecting cable access and got Harry's Playhouse! Keep it up!

  • April 5, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Okay, this hit my pop culture g-spot...

    by Aaron Cale

    It's like AICN meets Peewee's Playhouse. The ammount of jealousy I experience when seeing artifacts from Harry's collection is enraging...

  • April 5, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Fuck, should have read the other comments...

    by Aaron Cale

    I'm the 300th person to make the Peewee comparison

  • April 5, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Good start Harry, keep them coming.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Loved the swipe at whiny negative talkbackers. Myself included.

  • Fuck kids - glad I don't have any trying me down

  • April 5, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Sir, where is your neck?

    by Uncle Stan

    I look forward to more installments of you hiding in your basement from tornadoes.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Not Bad Harry

    by Patrick Pettay

    I was completely prepared to slam you, but I found it fairly entertaining. I do agree that the additon of Script Girl would improve the sexiness factor of the show from it's current level of -15 up into positive territory. Just have her act as your new Mail Box and deliver letters and such to you on all fours with the mail in her mouth. We get all of the tits and none of her talk, it's a win-win. I also suggest upping your Set Design budget beyond X-Mas lights and a fucking cardboard box for Boiler. If you can afford all that movie memorabilia, put a little more green into presenting yourself better.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Liked it

    by Thomas_Silane

    It's an episode 1, so we can expect improvements. But it was pleasant to watch. Keep on with the good work.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Harry, I Was Ready to Hate...

    by Pawprint

    But I actually enjoyed it considering it was the first show. I think it will be essential viewing once you include more content and it develops. Please ignore the armchair critics; to paraphrase an old saying, "Those who create, do - those who can't, criticise." By the way, Harry - what happened to the little slot you used to have on Sky News in the UK? I used to watch that regularly.

  • April 5, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    wow... that voice

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • April 5, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    Boiler: 2+2 = 22 Harry: No 2+2 = 4 Boiler: You win this round Harry, but I'll be back!!! If only it was that simple, eh Harry? May be in your bizarro world.

  • April 5, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Absolutely fantastic!!

    by moonlightdrive

    Reminded me of quality TV shows I watched as a kid. This was really professionally done, pat on the back for you guys nailing it.

  • April 5, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    About damn time you did a show!

    by Shermdawg

    Also, after watching the first minute or so....I gotta say, you really remind me of that Pawn Stars expert Mark Hall-Patton, lol. Really hope this takes off, it'd make a nice companion to AMC's Comic Book Men which I think runs a half hour too long. Good work Mr.Father & Headgeek sirs! Can't wait for the next installment.

  • April 5, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Wait- Danny Boiler?

    by zombieslayer

    Is that meant to invoke a certain personage with a hemophallic appendage? And did I just invent a word that will only ever make sense on talkbacks?

  • April 5, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    I would watch that every week.

    by DrGogol

    Five minutes is a good running time, though. Unless you get more talent on the screen, keep it at five minutes.

  • April 5, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Fucking awful.

    by scrote

  • April 5, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Harry - You ARE the Alton Brown of Geekdom. That is a GOOD thing!

    by vic twenty

    Light, entertaining, fun, a wee bit informative. No wonder the talkbackers hate it. Keep it up!

  • April 5, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    For some reason this reminded me of Eerie Indiana

    by Lone Fox

    That is all.

  • April 5, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    BTW, the haircut works for ya...

    by vic twenty

  • April 5, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    And cut those disgusting fingernails

    by JackSlater4

  • April 5, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Children Should not be Taught to Swear!!!

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

  • April 5, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    But they should be taught to hate the gays and always vote for the white guy.

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

  • April 5, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Wow... he sounds like Jeff Foxworthy!

    by HB_Dad

    I've never heard his voice until now!

  • April 5, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    FUCKING COOL!!! I LOVED it, Harry!!

    by antonphd

    Weird... I have been visiting your site since Titanic released and now I am going to watch the 3d release after watching your premiere of your own show. Nice!

  • April 5, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    reminded me a little bit of the old Banana Splits tv show

    by Righteous Brother

  • I really like Rob Zombie as a Filmcraftian. I'm pretty sure he's done with remakes entirely now. Say what you will about his Halloween's. I honestly believe his H2 was more creative than any of the sequels that franchise ever came out with. Ok, well Season Of The Witch was one hell of a creative detour and I love it so. Still H2 had balls. His original film creations are pretty entertaining and he really strives to be different and raw, he respects the audience more than most. I haven't seen smack all in regards to any news about his new film The Lords Of Salem. I have meet the man, but it didn't make me bias, as I was always a fan of his stuff before this. He is cool as shit, down to earth, and a true artist with a drive to entertain. Sure he might not be everyone's cup of whatever, but I think it sucks that he doesn't get more love around here. The guy tries to do it different, and as a horror buff and a film lover. Isn't that what fans of film look to support/champion. My soap box is breaking. It was worth the time to say something here though.

  • Okay, maybe this site isn't what we'd do with it. Boo frikken hoo. The big guy's making bank doing what he likes. Good for him. Must be nice. One more thing though. Grow a damn moustache. That Amish look is played. That's my only gripe.

  • April 5, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Harry, that was just excellent.

    by oceanfrog

    This made me happy! I'm so glad to see you putting yourself out there like that. And doing such a good job. Your enthusiasm just shines through, and I love the fact that while you have this child-like enthusiasm driving you, there's ample swearing to balance it out!

  • April 5, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Wonderful! I totally enjoyed it.

    by LoneGun

    That is very, very cool. Best thing I've seen on the site in a long time. Harry, your charm and enthusiasm for movies, comics and all things "cool" really shines through in this. Well done! I'm looking forward to seeing the next one.

  • every episode. I'll be there every week! (Though my Mac will probably end up looking like Randy Marsh's computer in that South Park episode)

  • April 5, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST

    The show needs a farting robot.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    A farting robot would be cool.

  • April 5, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST

    That was kinda cool, Harry!

    by D.Vader

    I still *hate* how far this website has fallen into disrepair, and I hate that no one seems to have tried to fix this shitty talkback code that was a result of your site getting hacked (you know, the kind of code that erases your entire post when you try and quote something, unless you know the secret). But, that was still pretty cool. It needs some work as far as structure goes- it seemed to just meander all over the place (movie prop, mail, boiler, script review, Pops, etc) without feeling like it was supposed to be an organic flow from one thing to the next. I do love that Boiler represents the angry talkbacker, and I like that both viewpoints will get represented on the show. I do love that Pops is tiny and lives in a tiny projection booth and can bring up movie clips at your beck and call. Very cool. Also, I love your McDonald's Fraggle race car. I had those as a kid too.

  • April 5, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    no boilers or basements in austin

    by animas

    should have been an air conditioner

  • ...and of course one called Heinlein Livid who nurtures an obsessive, passive/aggressive hatred for J. J. Abrams that masks his hidden homosexual lust for same.

  • April 5, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Boiler will work, but ONLY if....

    by D.Vader

    Harry doesn't use it as a tool to always get the last word in against the Talkbackers. Despite what many of the mods think about them, Talkbackers can have some great insight and some very valid points. I'd like to see that presented every now and then.

  • April 5, 2012, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Need more episodes apologizing for Michael Bay

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    More promotion of Paramount/Disney products

  • April 5, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    the boiler/talkbacker is funny.

    by Waka_Flocka

  • April 5, 2012, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Love the Pee Wee vibe

    by gotilk

    and the playfulness of it all. Great JORB, man. Keep it up. You look healthy, too. Keep that up as well. The set is top notch!! More characters!! You look like you're having fun, and that makes it fun for the rest of us as well. Don't let the nerves get the best of you, I sensed a little of that. But just a little. No biggie. Remember, for some of these people, nothing will please them... ever. DO NOT abandon this and quit if it gets criticized! It's good!

  • I have to say I am impressed! I love how the 'feel' of the episode's camera and framing, not to mention the moody lighting (with the visible dust slats of light from the windows) is a subtle homage to the young adult films of the mid-80s where Harry first fell in love with film. Anyone else see that?? I think in smallish doses Harry has some genuin on-screen chops. He's very knowledgeable, no doubt about that. I look forward to future episodes for sure! A lot of you are surprised at Harry's voice, some of you finding it appropo given his persona and some of your thinking it's not what you expected. Harry's voice fits him: Nerdy, impish, exciteable, with a noticeable Texas Twang *. * Note: ScoreKeeper's voice is very similar.

  • April 5, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Nice production values and good performance Harry

    by Rupee88

    People rag on you all the time here, but you can see that we also respect quality. You have good stage presence and delivery...and very well produced piece...great job.

  • April 5, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Why is nobody here talking about the Prometheus tidbits?

    by ajt2111

    It takes place on a planet they call Zeus. It doesn't lead directly into Alien Harry's actually going to post a script review?!!

  • April 5, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Good job

    by A_Banned_Apart

    As many have stated, quality production values all around. I wasn't particularly engaged by the content, but hey, it's a first episode. I can't/don't expect that everything on AICN will cater to my every desire. I'll give a look when future installments arrive!

  • April 5, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Yeah, that was pretty cool...I'd watch that.

    by Isaac R.

    ..should give Dad more to do tho.

  • There is potential here... My advice...don't do "News" as due to the time it takes to do these it'd be old by the time they aired. As others have said...stick to dispensing knowledge of geek film and film lore, with maybe some tidbits on current films; is what you love most, and honestly is what you are best at. We may question your reviews...but nobody will question your love of film geekery shit.

  • April 5, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    You youngsters don't remember Harry on Ebert's show?

    by theBigE

    After Siskel died, you don't remember Harry sitting in balcony? I don't know if it's the makeup, but he looks much better now than he did then! Breezy, fun factoids - keep 'em coming, Harry.

  • April 5, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    But I'm sorry.

    by gotilk

    That looked nothing like Ethan Suplee.

  • April 5, 2012, 6:26 p.m. CST

    You don't want to see "Scriptgirl" now....she had a kid.

    by conspiracy

    Bigger Melons I'm sure...but probably bigger everything else too.

  • and im speechless. I think that's good.

  • April 5, 2012, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Really better than that Kevin Smith comic shop thing.

    by Isaac R.

    That show is just ass.

  • April 5, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Harry's enthusiasm for all things film is infectious.

    by John_Cocktoasten

    I had fun with it even though it was a little disconnected and I wasn't quite sure what the show was supposed to be about. I still enjoyed Harry's geek fest because of the sheer joy he puts into it.

  • April 5, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Beakmans the Vibe I got.

    by conspiracy

    You need some Vagina on this show as well...has to be a few Kari Wurher wanna-be's who will work for Taco Bell wages hanging around Austin...

  • April 5, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Talkbacker for 14 yrs ago


    Sorry Michael Bay is still a HACK!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 5, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I actually really dug that..

    by Dan

    I love the whole Joe Bob Briggs/Pee Wee's Playhouse/MST fantasy deal going on with this. You don't get stuff like this anymore and I missed feeling I used to get watching shows done in a similar fashion. Great job! The set was great also!! One complaint...The time limit. It was over before it began...unfortunate.

  • April 5, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    @thebige...It is the Hair...Grooming a bit always helps.

    by conspiracy

    But yes...Harry looks a little Healthier now. Keep it up Harold...healthy is good, an early death fucking sucks.

  • April 5, 2012, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Basements in Texas...

    by conspiracy

    Only far East and Far North Texas have Basements underground... ...the rest of the state build them above ground out of fiberglass, chuck some wheels on them and offer them up to the Tornado Gods every Spring.

  • April 5, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Get rid of the gimmicks and production value...

    by Purple_Tentacle

    and just talk about shit you love. You have such a great passion for film and geek stuff that just doesn't come across here. I'm sure you already know this but don't listen to the hate. We love you, that's why we're here. Thanks.

  • April 5, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    o rly?

    by dinkus_knowles

    you really think this was good? great, even? there were a couple potentially funny jokes, ruined by Harry's laughable comedic timing. for a group who shits on 99% of all movies, i am shocked at all the positive feedback. i'd rather watch dumb and dumberer and Zohan back to back than sit through this again.

  • April 5, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    KING KONG was appropriate for the first episode...

    by Chris Moody

    ...and I really miss the old KING KONG wallpaper. I would prefer a longer episode though. And, of course, less monster wall that pukes toys. However, this show could be big on G4 television! I would watch it.

  • April 5, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    purple_tentacle is right

    by corleymotors

    Lose the gimmicks, it just seems like a joke. And it shouldn't be. You LOVE film. so fucking SHOW it man.

  • April 5, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    BTW, did JOEL SCHUMACHER direct this?

    by Chris Moody

    And does this mean that Harry has pointy nipples?

  • April 5, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    I made it to 2:33

    by mr.underwater

    I can take no more... This is Harry's what, 5th-6th attempt at becoming an on-camera personality? Meanwhile, no DVD column for two weeks...

  • April 5, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    Good work Harry

    by Logan_1973

    Loved the Boiler bit; sounds a lot like the haters and fucktards around here.

  • April 5, 2012, 8:05 p.m. CST

    it's like watching MST2K

    by yabory

    i keep waiting for Crow and Tom Servo to pop up. DIG IT!

  • April 5, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Soooo anyway...FUCK MICHAEL BAY!?

    by AttackingClone

    Kidding. That was pretty good Harry. BUT agreed that it would go down well with kids if you keep the swearing to a minimum

  • April 5, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    The nerd rage boiler was pretty funny

    by atalcot

    But not quite as funny as Fuckbot-5000 on Half in the Bag

  • The cage goes into the water, you go into the water, the Harry in the water, our Harry.

  • April 5, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by _Lizarkeo

    Amazing production value, congrats, Harry & Co. Lots of care for us, true nerdists!

  • April 5, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Boiler in Austin?

    by LuminousBeing

    To boil in Austin, one must simply walk outside. Ba-zing!

  • April 5, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST


    by FrankGarrett

    They let you outta yer cage again, goddammit?!

  • April 5, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Santa Claus works for you?

    by Skankardly

    And he wears a fucking Hawaiian shirt?

  • April 5, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I have no hate for this.

    by Jaka

    It was interesting enough that I'll check out the next one, at least. Good job to all involved. Not sure why people are hating so much. It's not like most of us didn't know what Harry looked like already. *shrug*

  • April 5, 2012, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry. Do the DVD column in the video! lol

    by Jaka

    That would drive about 17% of the talkbackers heads to go all Scanners style.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Cool Night/Curse of the Demon mask btw

    by TheJudger

  • April 5, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST


    by fxmulder35

    Enjoyed it! I'm a subscriber! :-)

  • April 5, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    The show was fine, such as it is.

    by James_Camera_On

    But I confess I kept thinking of Syndrome.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I LIKE It.

    by Larry Jay

  • April 5, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Harry is handsome

    by Tigger Tales

    I really like his hair, and coupled with the glasses he looks pretty cool. Some of those hand mannerisms are Cameron-esque, though... You know, Cameron from Modern Family.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Awesome Awesome Awesome

    by SeanFlanagan


  • April 5, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Harry - good work

    by hallmitchell

    I liked the set, the music and the angry thing in the basement. Well put together. Very entertaining!!!!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Harry's enthusiasm is very infectious...

    by Jay

    And it's probably the main reason I still read this site. (That, and to see the TBers whine) Cynicism is such an easy path to take. It's always nice seeing someone talk about movies without relying on such a negative from of thought. Don't lose that Harry. It keeps you head and shoulders above the scum who post anonymously (Myself included to some extent) Anyways, ep 1 was surprisingly enjoyable. I dig the playhouse vibe. I suppose the best compliment I can give is this; I wish it had been longer, because I definitely would have watched more. Congrats.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I finally watched! Good stuff!

    by psychedelic

    Probably the best compliment I can pay is I wish it was longer. Look forward to next week!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    What bantuwind said - good stuff, Harry

    by Anti-fanboy

  • April 5, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Love it! When will you be able to afford a big dance number, Harry?

    by zillabeast

    You know, something like the opening of TEMPLE OF DOOM....but in your basement, lol. That would be nuts!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST

    OH, and the PROMETHEUS stuff.....

    by zillabeast

    That was most unexpected. I'm sure you guys are tired of hearing all the criticism about how AICN doesn't do the "cool" and (spoily) stuff it used to...but that was a nice bone to throw. I understand that some of that stuff served to destroy certain movies before they saw the light of day...and unfortunately in this biz the failure of any genre film (good or bad) affects the rest of the projects in the pipeline...but I think all early buzzed also did an equal amount of GOOD. I've grown old enough to learn some self-control and stay out of spoiler territory if I really want to (and thank GOD I did for tonight's screening of CABIN IN THE WOODS). I think most of the folks who still visit the site do as well. It's harder than ever with Twitters and Facebooks and all that...but I think that whole social media aspect helps out a lot too. I dunno. My two cents.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:48 p.m. CST

    as good as I'd hoped it would be.

    by exador

    I remember reading about the comedy central show back in the day, but was never able to see it, (not even sure if it aired or not, or what the story is there)....but anyhow, i just wanted to pipe in here and say i thought you showed some real're not quite there yet, and have yet to find your real onscreen 'voice' but man...i LOVE where this show is going... I'll be watching......which probably isn't a surprise...i imagine most of your readers will check it out.....i've been coming here for almost 13 years now, just about every day....

  • April 5, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Good job Harry

    by DARTHpatel

    That was fun. I've been coming here since 1997. Nice to see some of your "toys" that really reflects your love of movies. Keep up the great work.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Many Thanks Harry and Jay

    by smallerdemon

    Seriously. So awesome. I know Harry isn't an MST3K fan, but the set is oh so Best Brains Satellite of Love style in the absolute most delightful way. This is certainly something that's missing from so much online movie "critic" sites today, too: a genuine, heartfelt enthusiasm and love for movies, and a charitable view toward things. Only Harry could out-geek the geeks with the TMNT argument. It's fantastic to see your dad involved, too. However, the Awesomeness of Jay always stands to overpower everything he touches, which is why I am guessing he's been miniaturized to minimize that affect.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Ninja Turtle Argument

    by Jarados

    To be fair, Harry, I don't think Michael Bay was really implying that the MUTAGEN was from an alien race. He seemed to be pretty strongly implying that the Turtles themselves were in the movie. As much as I enjoyed your exchange with Boiler, it felt an awful lot like you kind of twisted the argument to suit yours better...

  • April 5, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Who's that fat guy?

    by ajit maholtra

    He's weird.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST


    by Jarados

    I LOVE the idea that Boiler represents the bitchy TalkBackers. Inspired! :-)

  • The chatting with boiler stuff was sweet

  • April 5, 2012, 11:44 p.m. CST


    by Pipple

    And who are these censors trying to protect kids and shit? Uh, been coming to aicn since I was a Kid, and here I am today. They'll survive, trust me.... Great job Harry. But tits, man... tits...

  • April 6, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST


    by rakesh patel

    well played sir.

  • April 6, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Not bad BUT...

    by Neil

    ever since Harry gave The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull an overwhelmingly positive review I've been forced to scrutinise everything he does. That or just avoid altogether. Even the good people that made that film admited it was a load of old boo hockey. So I wouldn't be particularly interested in Harry's opinions. Save it Harry, I for one don't want to know. YOU are the reason John Carter is the biggest loser of all time!

  • April 6, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    ScriptGirl had a baby?

    by D.Vader

    Does that mean we'll never see what that attention whore has in store for us in her chesticle region ever again?

  • April 6, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    And I only call her that...

    by D.Vader

    Because AICN made such a big deal about her, pretending she was a contributor doing work for US, the AICN readership, when in reality she was doing it for *herself*, on her her own YouTube account, completely independent of AICN. It was a dark time for this website, relying on the boobs of an unrelated person to try and get people to come here and read its lackluster stories. Of course, all that being said, her boobs were absolutely magnificent. And one talkbacker who was particularly defensive about her got to play with them, I'm sure.

  • April 6, 2012, 12:18 a.m. CST

    d.vader, are you referring to John T. Chance

    by Bobo_Vision

    I joked about how he'd star in a remake of "He Knows You're Alone" with her....and end up doing something resembling necrophilia with her after she rejects him, resulting in my banning by Moriarty. <p> Those were dark days, indeed. Anyone who wants Script Girl to make a guest appearance in these videos is a certified retard. Fact!

  • April 6, 2012, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Worst. Video. EVER!

    by Ronald

    I signed up for a login and password, just to say that Harry knowles is truly one of the most disgusting humanoids I've ever seen. SHAVE OFF THAT HIDEOUS NECK BEARD. Seriously. Just....oh, man. Just thinking about your pasty ginger sack of flesh makes me gag. I've heard people talk about how your wheelchair bound corpse reeks like BO from 40 feets away. You take everything that is cool and artistic and wipe your fat sticky fingers all over it. Just shut up.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:24 a.m. CST

    This show could probably use some Midol Girl

    by Jake Pantlin

    Yeah, she disappeared from the site years ago, but she was quirky, sexy, and fun. I think you need a female host like that. Oh, and trim the beard down a bit. You kinda look like a hipster with it, and I don't like hipsters much.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:32 a.m. CST

    I like this!

    by BiggusDickus

    More, please!

  • April 6, 2012, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Worst critic in the world !

    by aimhigh

    THis is the final prove of why Harry is the worst critic in the world . Please bring Quint and Capone

  • April 6, 2012, 1:33 a.m. CST

    that was awesome, but didnt i see that hairdo in The Incredibles?

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    dont wear a cape, Harry. You'll get sucked into Boiler.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:40 a.m. CST

    aimhigh - Harry is a film LOVER

    by antonphd

    fuck you for calling him a film critic of any kind

  • April 6, 2012, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Definitely worse than that other Episode 1

    by Steve Rogers

    4 Hours of nonstop Jar Jar would be better than the the thirty second I spent watching the beginning of this shit.

  • April 6, 2012, 2:15 a.m. CST


    by Gregg Vossler

    harry, i will see you in your basement next time, you friggin psycho!

  • April 6, 2012, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Just when you thought...

    by MovieGeekBlog

    Anything with the episode 1 tag couldn't get any worse. C'mon Harry, stick to writing please. If you had to review something like this yourself you would have trashed it. The jokes are not funny, the pacing is off, the acting is hammy and it tells you NOTHING you didn't know before. Quite silly and brings your site down too...

  • April 6, 2012, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Bravo Harry, bravo

    by MooseMalloy

    May I suggest a Mary Hart guest appearance?

  • April 6, 2012, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Good job

    by spookymulder

    The fact that I was able to sit through it in its entirety is just one thing. I already like what you've got in place (esp. the boiler, fanboys will give you enough potential material that it'll be quite easy to give him a spot on every episode) and the production quality is pretty good. I guess this is the next logical step for you and I wish you the best in your new venture! I'll definitely be looking fwd to the next eps you've got lined up.

  • April 6, 2012, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Not bad...

    by CuntBubble

    ...but I see you are trying to distance yourself from the cult of Hate-Michael-Bay. Why, what has he done to derserve such fairness, you wise, disinterested judge you?

  • April 6, 2012, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Very cool.

    by KilliK

  • April 6, 2012, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Father Geek...

    by workshed

    ...where the heck is this Muppet test footage..? The Blade II review was, imo, one of AICN' defining moments. I can't find it online so, if this is in your possession, please roll the film! Btw, you remind me of my (also) rock'n'roll dad (except he dyes his hair and beard purple); he looks like a psychedelic General Custer! Btw, does Harry own any Evil Dead memorabilia..?

  • April 6, 2012, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Good job Harry...

    by Master Bruce

    Much better production values than I thought it would have. Just the right tone & style for this type of show.(You might want to lose the salty language so it appeals to a broader audience though.) As a short filmmaker for many years, I only had 2 minor problems; the cutaway to the Avengers poster @ 1:49 didn't quite work. And the "Space-Age Helmet" gag was a bit unclear @ 1st as to what it was enabling you to do. Other than that, great 1st effort, look forward to seeing more.

  • April 6, 2012, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Wanted To Hate It....

    by thornwishestalon

    Wasn't that bad. Would watch more.

  • April 6, 2012, 6:41 a.m. CST

    What Episode 2 needs......

    by James Stevenson

    is a Kevin Smith action figure that comes to life like Chucky and bleats/taunts "You'll never be me, Knowles! Try as you might, I will always outgeek you! I played the cool computer nerd in Live Free Or Die Hard, and you played a severed head in Ghosts Of Mars! Eat my dust, tons o'fun!". Then Harry goes outside to his backyard, and feeds the offending action figure into a wood chipper like that one baddie did to the other baddie in Fargo(and there was much rejoicing). Homage excelsior! Make it happen, Harry.

  • April 6, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST

    breaking news

    by duke of url

    video leaked of creepythinman's wedding party! go wildebeests!!!

  • April 6, 2012, 7:37 a.m. CST

    oh yea

    by duke of url

    nice work harry, as always..

  • April 6, 2012, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Party time! Excellent!

    by Mastidon

    Nicely done amigo! Now where are the babes?

  • April 6, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one....

    by Tim Hamblen

    that wants that damn table set up? Or at least a run down of all the movie cars on it.

  • April 6, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    weird.... i thought that was pretty cool. nice work.


    took you long enough to do this....

  • April 6, 2012, 7:56 a.m. CST

    oh yeah... and make it longer. (thats what she said)


  • April 6, 2012, 8:16 a.m. CST

    I like it harry. Much better than you reviews.

    by knowthyself

  • April 6, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Harry your hair looks good buddy

    by Autodidact

    With your network and your level of access I think this could be a good series.

  • April 6, 2012, 8:56 a.m. CST

    milla jovovich

    by thekylegassproject

    that might be the funniest AND the meanest comment i've seen this year. or perhaps ever.

  • Just sayin'....that looks pretty bad for you Harry. But it's FAAAAAAR from the first time this has happened.

  • April 6, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST


    by Castor Grayson

    Love the "Tales From The Crypt" vibe. Good on ya Harry!

  • April 6, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Harry this is really suited to you

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    writing, running a website, anything that takes structure or professionalism is not for you. Talking about your passions, that suits you perfectly

  • April 6, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST


    by Type 40

    Loved it!! I come here mostly for the docbacks & the environment it provides. I really loved your show, Harry, & I hope you can keep it going. Really liked the kong bomb, by the way!! Good to see you're doing well yourself. Thanks.

  • April 6, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    That was PAINFUL!

    by django_il_bastardo

    I would rank it behind an episode of Script Girl. Brutal and embarrassing.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Amazing lighting, editing, and production design...

    by SK229

    I even laughed a few times. Seriously, well done! Thats how you silence naysayers, by doing great work. Everything about that was professional, Harry, and I mean that in a normal sense and a Bale sense. The possibilities for this are endless. Get ready to have a 'moment', cause I think this is only gonna get better and gain more traction and viewers. Again, haters gonna hate, but that was very well done.

  • April 6, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    this would have potential if Harry wasnt in it

    by smokie

    sorry harry. but it's true


  • April 6, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Heh Harry is like the split image of his father.

    by KilliK

    cool family.

  • April 6, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    by aimhigh

    Agree, apologies for insulting film critics and film epxerts witht hecomparison ...he is just a chap that that is invited to movies and gives partial reviews and neess to grow up

  • April 6, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by duke of url

    Old people grow their nails to fend off death. And cats. now that was good! thanks for the laugh

  • April 6, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I've been following AICN since 1999

    by Noel Hadley

    or something (and its long list of ridiculous whinny posts), and this is my first actual contribution to the website. I was prompted to sign up because I wanted to say "It's about time." This is what the website needed...... back in 1999.

  • could be the start of something good. and really, the furnace thing, it's an obvious jab at the more vocal critical voices found in here who can be pretty voracious about their dislikes and what they find wrong in a movie or movie-to-be (ahem!!). Though it also looked like a desperate atempt to defend the undefensablde: michael fucking piece of shit bay! Anyway... could be the start of something cool. let see how it turns out. good luck, AICN and Harry.

  • April 6, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    ya know what? I actually dug it

    by Ryan Fink

    sign me up

  • let there be faces behind the names. or in this case, nicknames/handlers/whatever.

  • April 6, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    SF Weekly calls Harry a needy fool

    by duh man

    Unlike his website -- that baby-shit-brown eyesore where the exclamation points jut out like the rusty nails in an abandoned barn -- the web series is professionally produced by the usually tasteful folks at Still, much like the website, the five-minute premiere episode is wretched, a trip to the heart of geekdom that is intended to be whimsical but instead comes off as a braggy bleat from a needy fool.

  • At first I was like 'WTF?', but as soon as it won me over it ended.

  • April 6, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST

    I liked it Harry. This reminded me of...

    by TinDrummer

    Harry reminds me of Sam Kinison (this is a compliment) Harry looks much younger than I thought (compliment again) This gave me a very Tales From The Crypt feel - which was cool. Also, funny that you mentioned Bill paxton, since he was in one of the most memorable Crypt episodes. And also.. that talking oven. Remined me of the scary oven in Home Alone. Am I off on this?

  • April 6, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Harry the SITE is cool, but thats the dumbest shit I've seen in years...

    by ShakaLaka Lambo

    For real, who told you that was a good idea??? And why are you idiots applauding it? Its the LACK of crap like this that has allowed geek culture to gain the acceptance of the respectable society. Nice going Harry youve j ust set geek kind back 50 years, God that shit is lame.Go ahead and ban me if you want to, hell after that shit I'm considering banning my damn self!

  • April 6, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Calling him a fool

    by duh man

    Oh, this site is still hard to write comments on. I tried to quote the SF Weekly article above but all that actuially ran in the comments here is the quote with no context. WTF? Was this coded by 1998 monkeys? Anyway the article is mean and funny and worth googling and Harry can't ban it for telling the truth about his shilling.

  • April 6, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

  • But then I remembered Harrys thought Obummer would be the greatest president's that working out for us hmmmm..not to good, I will give you one thing Harry, the "show"wasnt as bad as our commie in chief's first (and hopefully last) term!

  • April 6, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Well played sir!

    by Tom Fremgen

    Not so sure I agree with you Michael Bay defense, but I like the show a lot! I hope it'll be successful!

  • April 6, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    whoops, seems everyone has seen it already

    by matthooper8

  • April 6, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Agreed w/Pipple....BOOBS=RATINGS

    by zillabeast

    Hot girl ones a pizza delivery girl skit or something...yeah....

  • April 7, 2012, 2:39 a.m. CST

    killik, i have been around. you just didn't noticed it.

    by AsimovLives

  • April 7, 2012, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Nice job, Harry and Father Geek.....

    by simongarth2001

    I enjoyed it. Your enthusiasm reminds me of myself. Keep it up!

  • April 7, 2012, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ

    by henrydalton

    Sorry Harry, love the site, but that was the worst thing I've seen in a long time. Misguided setup, awful fake forced humour, patronising tone, very little actual information, and, sorry to say, bad presenting... The whole thing is a big mistake.

  • April 7, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST


    by bullumhead we really need live action Harry? I'll stick to Half In The Bag!

  • April 7, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by Zombiana_Jones

    Bad. Like 'Ed Wood' style bad, only without the fun. Just felt way forced-yet-pretentious. I tried, Harry... I really tried. I can't even rant on it, it would be like beating up a kid with Down's Syndrome---Ultimately, just sad and pointless.

  • April 7, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    A Really Cool Idea Harry!

    by Real Deal

    I look forward to see where this format goes! The genre could use more stuff like this.

  • April 7, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Great show.

    by Brian

    I think it would do well with a 15 minute adult swim format, I think a full 30 would be too long-but really that depends on how many different bits you work in like Danny Boiler. Keep it up!

  • April 7, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    gotta say i like this direction Harry

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    It's modern, slick you came off well... if only you had a website to match!

  • April 7, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Ms. moe you saw the same video right?

    by ShakaLaka Lambo

    And don't attempt witty remarks boy, don't you have school tomorrow.

  • April 7, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by JasonZumwalt

    Great job Harry.

  • April 7, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST


    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    1. I really enjoyed the way it felt like an old-school horror show like Tales from the Crypt or Elvira or something. (I'm from the UK so if this format is very commonplace in the US, apologies - it seemed like a welcome throwback to me..we don't have 'desk shows' in the UK). 2. Production value seemed surprisingly high. Direction was pretty good. 3. Harry, you looked well man, like...better than I expected given that all I know about you usually is a few old terrible pictures, being in/out of hospital and your 'look' on the animated gifs. In this you looked, dare I say, CURRENT! *** I'd seriously consider doing these once a week every week forever if I were you. I wouldn't be surprised if you got a TV show out of it. Also, just a thought: maybe save your reviews for these videos? That way you don't end up repeating what's already been on site.

  • April 7, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    That was great Harry!

    by TheBigFuckinLebowski

    Keep' em coming!

  • April 7, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Wonderful job.

    by Kelly Grimes

    That was... Perfect. I didn't know what to expect but I quite enjoyed it. Please do more, Harry. I feel like this is really your thing--much more than anything else I've seen from you on this site. Kudos!

  • Oh i know why. Because your all cunts. Great work Harry and Co. I may not agree with some of your reviews but you guys love film and your alright by me. Regards from the UK

  • April 8, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Fun. But it needs sexy ladies in the background dressed like

    by hopeless

    Comic or sci fi/fantasy characters so we have something fun to look at while getting the news!

  • lesbians.

  • April 9, 2012, 6:14 a.m. CST

    In Episode 2, Harry should titty-fuck that Script Girl chick (remember her?)

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • April 9, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST


    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    That reminds me of when I was like 10 and me and a buddy of mine used to make mix tapes and "play dj" in between the songs. That was back in like 86, so the production value was about the same. Wow, Harry, all that intense rehab really got you all shredded up, bro. Didn't you do the whole lap band/stomach stapling too? Sure you did, brudda, sure ya did. Either you are hard core full of shit or you are the only human being on this planet that can do the lap band AND go through months an months of intense physical therapy and not lose a pound. I love ya Harry, don;t get me wrong. But if you're gona talk about goin through all this shit, you can't expect people to refrain from remarking on just how superhumanly ineffective it has been on you. And have you ever thought about dying you hair another color. Like......anything else??? Been a member of your site for over ten years man, and I do have love for you but that hair and your bullshit physical therapy/rehab stories do you a disservice whenever you show yourself. You could go quarter speed on the reha and still see results.

  • unless you just totally ignore the 'don't eat over x amount' rules and keep eating a ton of food, and end up shitting yourself every 15 minutes... everyone that has ever gotten that done loses weight. harry looks the same size or bigger.

  • April 9, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    been gone for over a month

    by shiekybaby

    this morning i thought to myself...hey i should go check out the DVD lists, i bet after a month there will be at least two to look at. but know, no updates since feb. its ok though. ill just watch this video a few more bastard.

  • April 9, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Filmed in Uncle Touchy's Naked Puzzle Basement

    by sullivansmith

    where you won't wear a shirt and you'll cry.

  • April 9, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Well produced and Harry was mostly likable

    by FrodoFraggins

    A bit smarmy though.

  • April 9, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST


    by UltimaRex


  • April 9, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    So, Harry is a Michael Bay apologist?

    by Joe Plumber

    Not really a true geek if your siding with Bay.

  • April 9, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Canned Dirt Apre should write Boiler's dialogue.

    by Joe Plumber

    That would make it Must Watch YouTube.

  • I still think it needs lesbians.

  • April 11, 2012, 2:23 a.m. CST


    by PeanutButterSlut

  • April 11, 2012, 2:23 a.m. CST


    by PeanutButterSlut

    I dig it!

  • April 11, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    It's the Pilot Episode

    by David Assholehoff

    Nicely done, Harry. This is only the pilot, give the guy time to smooth out the wrinkles. Wankers.

  • April 12, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Harry, this is marginally interesting, not as much as you think...

    by corplhicks

    show me Han's blaster from Ep4 then I'll be excited ! BTW, dude we all love ya' please get yourself thinner and healthier !!!!

  • April 13, 2012, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Awesome Harry! I love it. Looking forward to lots more!

    by sweeneydave

  • April 13, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Really enjoyed this Harry

    by TaraLivesOn

    Looking forward to the next one...

  • April 13, 2012, 2 p.m. CST


    by MediaGold

    SO DO YOU!

  • April 15, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by stueaben

    Your love of movies shines through. I really enjoyed that. And good production too. off to see ep.2

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    What a fucking joke

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    What a fucking joke, Harry. Your shameless self-promoting bullshit is woefully, laughably puerile and disgraceful.

  • Dec. 16, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Whoa! Life!

    by orcus