Chase Gifford

"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world"-Jean-Luc Godard

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Elvis

“You only pass through this life once, you don’t come back for an encore.” – Elvis Presley Rock ‘n Roll is known for many things. Its more notorious traits include the darker side of things like drugs, sex and alienation. These aspects of the lifestyle of a rockstar are as ingrained into the mythos as […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Black Phone

“I believe the only way to reform people is to kill them.” – Carl Panzram What is it about serial killers that we find so fascinating? Is it the excitement in living vicariously through someone else as they carry out heinous acts of villainy that we would never dare attempt in our real lives? Or […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Lightyear

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson It was pointed out to me the last time we saw some Pixar magic on the big screen was March of 2020 with Onward. Although its theatrical run was short-lived for obvious reasons, it was met […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Jurassic World: Dominion

“Dinosaurs may be extinct from the face of the planet, but they are alive and well in our imaginations.” – Steve Miller This franchise has gone the way of actual dinosaurs, extinct. Franchises like Mission: Impossible have the unique distinction of improving upon itself with each new entry. Jurassic Park and all of its subsequent […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Bob’s Burgers Movie

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller Who would have ever thought that a little ol’ cartoon about a burger flipper and his family could be seen as inspirational? I’m not exactly saying it is but to watch this fictional family find its way as a unit […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Top Gun: Maverick

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” – Veronica Roth Thirty-five years passed before the sci-fi classic Blade Runner got its much deserved and equally ground breaking sequel, Blade Runner 2049. Before anyone saw how tremendous 2049 is, there was understandably […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Northman

“Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist.” – Max Lucado We were promised Robert Eggers with a more sizable budget and we’ve been given The Northman. I can tell you this, money well spent. I’ll just get this out of the way now, The Northman is (so far) the best film of 2022. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: AmbuLAnce

“Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future too, like something out of Fritz Lang’s feeble imagination.” – Henry Miller Ah, Michael Benjamin Bay – my feelings toward you sway and dip like the ocean in a hurricane. Sometimes, basically the entire Transformersera, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

“A true hero is not measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” – Hercules I suppose this is where my inexperience shows through most when I’m trying to articulate what I thought about a movie that was in no way intended for me. It would be unfair of […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once

“Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.” – Mandy Hale Swiss Army Man made its idiosyncratic debut in 2016. When the end credits rolled I was convinced I’d likely never see something so bizarre or unique ever again. I thought if anyone could ever top just how distinctive that […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Morbius

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce I’m cautiously optimistic that DC may be learning from past mistakes and might actually be pivoting in a positive direction. Sony and its MARVEL properties on the other hand? It would seem they are very much still lost in the dark that is their own blindness. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Lost City

“Sometimes you find your destiny on the road you took to avoid it.” – Clive Owen Like with any genre there are the cliché entries. Uncharted inspired by Indiana Jones, Fool’s Gold and Sahara haphazardly pieced together from a hundred different adventure movies. The Mummy, Jungle Cruise, Romancing the Stone, I could go on. And […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Deep Water

“One lie is enough to question all truths.” – Anonymous Ah yes, the erotic thriller. For those of us that get turned on when sex and murder is smushed together like naughty bits in a, well, an erotic thriller. I try not to judge but if the idea of Ben Affleck drowning someone in his […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: THE BATMAN

“I’m vengeance.” – Batman When they moved John Wick 4 to 2023 The Batman officially became my most anticipated of 2022. I couldn’t wait to see what Matt Reeves could do with the character and the city of Gotham and its inhabitants. I was so excited to see a new but long awaited perspective of […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

“He don’t mean you no harm. Such a sweet boy…” Another one of these? Really? Okay I guess… The original works because it is exactly that, the first, the original. The 2003 remake was decent enough because it managed to capture at least some of the dread the original created. Since then every attempt at […]Read More