Chase Gifford

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

Nerdlocker Movie Review: LIFE

Isolation in space is not a new concept, but it’s one that has always intrigued me. No help, no matter the circumstances. That is just tempting fate and what a thrill it can be if done right. Life is by no means original in ideas but regardless it is a thrilling, bloody, damn good time. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Power Rangers

It’s Morphin’ Time! What this morphed into exactly I’m still trying to figure out. Hours after this film’s emergence into my life I tried to view it differently from my initial reaction, which wasn’t good, at all. Is this fan service? Is that why I hated this movie? Is it just not meant for me? […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: A Cure for Wellness

“Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you’ve made is worth the misery of having to review it.” -Federico Fellini I always tell myself to let the hype simmer on a low heat. To let it boil is to say the movie I haven’t seen yet is going to surpass […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

“Death’s emissary has returned.” The walking embodiment of nightmares, John Wick returns for yet another tale of brutal vengeance. In the first chapter, John wreaks havoc upon those that stole his car and killed his dog, the last gift from his recently departed wife. In chapter 2, Wick is retrieving his car and extending a […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Silence

Silence has never been so deafening. It was in 1988 after the premiere of Scorsese’s controversial film The Last Temptation of Christ made its debut, that the story of Silence entered the director’s consciousness where it remained for thirty years. Several attempts were made over the years to make the Silence novel, written by Shūsaku […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Arrival

Every year there is one movie that I can point to and say that is the one that started the fall movie season, my favorite time for movies. Mercifully the mindlessness of summer films, however fun at times, dissipates into a cluster of films where character, story, cinematography, set design, and generally speaking, intelligent thought […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Doctor Strange

MARVEL continues its fearless unveiling of its lesser known characters with the latest hero, Doctor Strange. It has gotten to the point where MARVEL would have to drastically drop the ball to create something that isn’t received well or at the very least doesn’t make an astronomical amount of benjamins. With positive reviews (this being […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Accountant

With films such as Warrior, Miracle, and Pride and Glory under his belt, director Gavin O’Connor has proven his knack for taut storytelling moved profoundly by tremendous casts who bring his stories to such glorifying or sometimes horrific life. He has a propensity for gritty, handheld camera work that when used properly can turn an […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Magnificent Seven

This is the last remnants of a summer at the movies. With a straightforward story and predictable plot points The Magnificent Seven has every reason to fail. Call me crazy but I enjoyed the hell out of this Western. I’m judging this feature on its own merits and not of those of the 1960 Yul […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Blair Witch

When the original debuted in 1999 it had no competition from other “found footage” films because there weren’t any, not like this. From the marketing to the film itself, an effort was made like never seen before to make the film “real”. For many, the answer to the fake or real question was obvious- a […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Suicide Squad

This film is a rollercoaster of numerous variations. Outside of the film itself being a damn wild (and fun) ride, the unveiling has been anything but serene; it’s basically chaos with a release date. Few, and I mean so, so few films ever live up to the immense hype that can plague an anticipated movie […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ghostbusters

During the lead-up for this movie it seemed to split everyone who cared into one of two camps; you hate the idea or you love it. What many failed to consider was a third option where people like myself waited patiently and knew the movie might be good, it might be bad, it might even […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Infiltrator

“I believe that the war on drugs is a tragically misplaced use of resources – an immoral venture that produces far more suffering than it alleviates.” -David Harsanyi The 80s was a tumultuous time in America as drugs became the new currency. Throw a rock in any direction and you either hit a dealer, a […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Purge: Election Year

The Purge is a silly idea but nonetheless an interesting concept to imagine as a reality. The first had promise but with some of the worst characters in recent memory it fell well short of being even remotely decent. Not to mention the idea of the mayhem that we never get to see taking place […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Conjuring 2

Sequels often mean cash grabs with little to no thought about how or why a sequel is even necessary. Story is usually the last thing a studio cares about when it comes to a second installment of a profitable franchise. A prime example of this is The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle which was anything but stellar. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

When a single player is making three-pointer after three-pointer it’s generally a rule of thumb to continue to feed the hot hand. Eventually that “hand” will cool and threes will come less frequent. Century Fox revamped their X-Men universe with Matthew Vaughn’s stellar prequel/sequel First Class. Continuing with these younger characters, Days of Future Past […]Read More

Captain America: Civil War – A Nerdlocker Review

“Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved.” The year of superhuman vs. superhuman got off to a bit of a rocky start with the Bat and Sups but luckily MARVEL is here to save the day. Captain America’s third film is the most ambitious entry yet and without question the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Green Room

Jeremy Saulnier is a director that believes it’s better to go for it than wonder what would have happened if you had. His aim is to entertain in the most visceral ways cinema will allow. After brief introductions to the main characters, this cannon explodes with inordinate amounts of bloody mayhem. Green Room is a […]Read More