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The other day, and quite sadly so, we learned that Craig Conolly, aka Craig Mack, a friend and former crew member of ours, had passed away. We first met Craig during production on jackass the movie in 2002, when it came down to shooting the "professional" looking part of the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at gorilla flicks
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Rick Kosick: So how did you get this gig to direct Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine? Patrick O’Dell: Hulu called Jeff [Tremaine], and I don’t know if Jeff thought of it, you know, “let’s make a documentary about my magazine,” but I think Hulu thought, “let’s make one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at gorilla flicks
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In Los Angeles. Last Friday. And Saturday, actually, but that was more of a public affair, whereas the previous night was the VIP extravaganza (with an extra helping of the vaganza). Anyway, as always, here is a smorgasbord of people photos to pick through and feast upon, kind of like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at gorilla flicks
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Rick Kosick: So I’m here with Wee-Man at his new Chronic Tacos location. Where are we? Wee-Man: This location is off Bellflower and Stearns, in the city of Long Beach. Right down the street is Cal State Long Beach. How long has this location been open? This location was open... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at gorilla flicks
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I don't think any of us ever imagined a documentary about Big Brother skateboard magazine would find its wayward way into a film festival, but by god it did! The Tribeca film festival no less. So it was with great grandeur and a little red carpet that several of us... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at gorilla flicks
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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