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I first met Brandon Novak in the earlier half of the '90s when he was a promising young skateboarder from Baltimore, Maryland. The next time I met him was just over a decade later while we were shooting footage for jackass number two and he was a shambling wreck of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at gorilla flicks
Rick Kosick: So what’s going on with this tour, are you guys supporting a new album? CIG: Shit, we’re back! And we’re just thrilled. All day long it’s just CKY again. Jess Margera: Yeah, we did an album at Rancho De La Luna out in Joshua Tree back in July... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at gorilla flicks
The other day, and quite out of the blue, someone asked me if I had appeared in the music video for "Snapped" by the Phunk Junkeez. I was shocked, because A) I'm not a face often (or ever) recognized; and B) I'd completely forgotten about the video as I thought... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at gorilla flicks
That's right. And you saw it here first! Unless you happened to be one of the 40-odd people who crammed ass into Bret Banta's house for his inaugural comedy show in Los Angeles, California, which would make this the second time you saw anything about it. All wordy technicalities aside,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at gorilla flicks
I don't know if that title makes any sense, but it sure sounds cool. We first met Charlie on jackass 3D in 2010, when he came on as our stunt coordinator. Charlie was awesome, because he actually worked with us on stunts—not against us as many safety advisors had in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at gorilla flicks
The Smut Peddlers need no introduction. Unless you’re unfamiliar with them, in which case, yeah, you probably do need an introduction, but you know what? Fuck you. That’s why. Any fan of jackass and Big Brother skateboard magazine should already have a working knowledge of the Smut Peddlers, because their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at gorilla flicks
This past Wednesday night in the city of Los Angeles, Gorilla Flicks and Superjacket Productions came together in Voltron-like fashion to host a night of free comedy at the Covenant House. If you're like me and had no prior idea about the Covenant House, it's an organization that provides basic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at gorilla flicks
What does summertime mean to you? It could be many things, I suppose, like enjoying time off barbecuing with family and friends, going on a fancy European vacation, swimming at the pubic pool, taking a nap on a hammock in your backyard, camping in the wilderness, riding bikes, hanging out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at gorilla flicks
Los Angeles is a melting pot of creativity that brings millions of people here every year to pursue their dreams, whether it’s to play guitar in a band, become a movie star, land a job working behind-the-scenes as a big-time Hollywood producer, or become a standup comedian. Or it could... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at gorilla flicks
It's that festive time of year again where we bring you some semi-biased gift-giving and get-me-this ideas that are near and dear to our collective heart. Most all can be bought with a simple click and a valid credit card, so knock back some eggnog and do your online shopping... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at gorilla flicks
The ninth season of Ridiculousness is currently in production, so Rick Kosick called up co-host Sterling "Steelo" Brim to talk about where he's at, where he's been, and where he's going to; or, in other words, the lyrics to "The Theme to Mahogany," by Diana Ross—although not entirely in that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at gorilla flicks
I first met Brody Stevens back when I worked on the Ridiculousness TV show. He was doing crowd warmup before the show was taped to get everyone all hyped up when Rob Dyrdek, Sterling Brim, and Chanel West Coast would walk onstage. At first I was like, "This guy looks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at gorilla flicks
Tonight I strongly urge you, your loved ones, or any other human in general to attend a swinging little photo show taking place in the city of San Francisco. "Debris: Thirty Years of Skateboarding and Music Photography" features the work of Bernie McGinn, a Nebraskan of hearty DIY/creative stock who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at gorilla flicks
Over the years we've worked with a lot of amazing people on jackass and Wildboyz, but I think we'd all have to agree that one of the most interesting characters was definitely Manny Puig. Although he is often referred to as a modern day Tarzan, I'm more inclined to think... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at gorilla flicks
One night I got a phone call from Tremaine seeing if I wanted to go with him to check out this musician friend of his that was playing in Downtown LA. It was somebody he’d recently worked with, Dr. Sick. At first I was on the fence about the idea... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at gorilla flicks
Los Angeles burned again, which comes as no surprise if you know anything about this drought in Southern California. The El Niño that never came did little to no good in the moisture department for 2016 and it's been dry as a desert tortoise fart. Sadly, Sable Ranch, one of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at gorilla flicks
Dave Roen is a childhood friend of mine and he’s someone I still see on the regular. He’s really talented at doing a lot of different things. One of his specialties happens to be fixing computers, and I consider him a guru. He also helps people set up their music... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at gorilla flicks
I was introduced to Wheeler Walker Jr.’s album at the GORILLA FLICKS office and someone said I should do an interview with him. My first thoughts were, “Who the fuck is this redneck-looking dude lying suggestively on his side for an album cover, because that takes some serious balls.” I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at gorilla flicks
The phrase "all good things must come to an end" never rings truer than it does in Hollywood, where every production does indeed run its course in a fast, furious, and fun as hell fashion. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is always a wrap party—provided... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at gorilla flicks
Chances are you don’t know. Probably don’t care. Or maybe you’re just wondering, “Who the fuck is this?” Well, this the fuck is Barry Smoler, a sentence fragment that truly illustrates the importance of a comma. For instance, say I’d written: “This, the fuck, is Barry Smoler," in which case... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at gorilla flicks
For those of you that don’t know anything about my work history, I’ve been involved in skateboarding for many years. I’ve been around it as long as I can remember and that’s how I got my start holding a camera. I know what you’re thinking: Rick, you’re too big to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at gorilla flicks
Theologians and religious scholars will tirelessly war against the theory of evolution, but every once in a while it's scientifically proven that bodies do collide and will give birth to something new. Actually, this happens every day. It's called sex. Men take their private parts, rub them on a woman's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at gorilla flicks
Today's debate: How big is Canada, anyway? Apparently it's pretty big, or at least big enough to support beef between the Eastern and Western inhabitants. Although none of this would have been known if it weren't for a few of the jackass guys going out on their upcoming standup stint... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at gorilla flicks
Rick Kosick: So what’s been going on since the Bad Grandpa movie? Jackson Nicoll: I’ve got two things coming out. The Book of Henry, which I play a bully, and I'm in Still the King in a flashback scene. I’m the young Billy Ray Cyrus. I’m in about 15 seconds... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at gorilla flicks
If you ever wondered why jackass the movie sounded so much better than jackass the TV show on MTV, it's because we hired professional mixer Cordell Mansfield to do the job. That was 2002 and he's been with us ever since through thick and thin. Now, for the first time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at gorilla flicks