Chase Gifford

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

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Bridge of Spies

“The Cold War isn’t thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn’t sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.” -Richard Nixon Steven Spielberg directing Tom Hanks is undoubtedly a winning combination and with Bridge of Spies that tradition continues. I think in a lot of ways it is most certainly award […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Crimson Peak

“Of all ghosts, the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.” – SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE From the master of the weird, the maestro of bizarre, Guillermo del Toro brings the world his latest trip to the land of extraordinarily abnormal, Crimson Peak. This is not your typical horror film. Guillermo del Toro crafted […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Sicario

Some filmmakers seem to thrive in the stories that drag their characters through hell. These films often evoke feelings of distaste for your fellow humans and bring about questions of morality and lack thereof. Often the main character acts as the driver and we as the audience are riding “shotgun”. The protagonist is taken from […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Black Mass

With certain genres comes certain unavoidable cliches that can either make or break a film like this. The tough gangster, the constant murders and the general distaste for law enforcement are just some of these constants in the crime genre. While the commonplace doesn’t stop there it doesn’t always guarantee failure either. Much like with […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Visit

There are few names in Hollywood as synonymous with being so woefully terrible as M. Night Shyamalan. Now as a man he seems to be a genuinely terrific person so this is in no way an attack on him as a human being. But as a filmmaker it’s clear he has lost something since his […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton

“You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge” -Straight Outta Compton In 1986 that strength was unleashed upon the world and nothing was ever the same again. Widely considered among the earliest in the genre, NWA put hardcore, West Coast rap and hip hop in general on the map. They are the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: FANT4STIC

By all accounts this is a talented cast – Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell among others so it boggles the mind that with such talent this went so horribly awry. This movie is so awful it’s borderline offensive. It’s as if they molded diarrhea and some how managed to animate […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Gift

This week at the movie theater has been a rough one. First I saw this movie; it was not a gift. Then I saw FANT4STIC which I reviewed as well. Written, directed and starring Joel Edgerton. In my opinion this is not a strong start for a directorial debut. But if you were to check […]Read More

Movies You May Have Missed: How to Die in Oregon

There is no question that this particular subject is a heavy one. Physician-assisted suicide is a complicated issue. Well, complicated for some, simple for others. While the topic at its core is highly unique it is not immune to the same scrutiny and argumentative discussions that plague everything from marijuana legalization to same-sex marriage. Each […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review – Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the original Tom Cruise lead Mission: Impossible. I heard Cruise say that recently on a talk show and it was shocking to put into perspective just how long this franchise has been around (Yes I’m aware of the series from 1966). Twenty years of espionage fueled explosions, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Southpaw

“Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.” – Joe Frazier You can choose to view a movie like this as nothing more than cliche and you wouldn’t be wrong; short-sighted maybe but not exactly wrong. I see Southpaw as a prime […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Trainwreck

This Amy Schumer train that everyone seems to be boarding lately has confounded me. I don’t get her and I don’t understand what it is everyone sees in her. My interest in Trainwreck was all thanks to Judd Apatow in the director’s chair. He sold me on the movie and I was willing to give […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ant-Man

I think fearless is an appropriate description to describe MARVEL Studios. When most studios are asking why, MARVEL asks why not? DC takes years to get Wonder Woman into the mix hoping they don’t startle the misogynist fanboys who think women should “stay in the kitchen”. Meanwhile MARVEL has a raccoon character, a tree character, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Terminator Genisys

“I’m old, not obsolete.” – Arnold as the T-800 I’m going to have to stop you right there Arnie. You may be the best part of this new addition to the Terminator franchise but that isn’t a difficult thing to do. Any enjoyment I found in this movie was due to to my complete lack […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ted 2

Seth MacFarlane movies really all come down to one thing; do you like Seth MacFarlane? If your answer is yes then I definitely recommend giving Ted 2 a chance. However, if your answer is no, then turn the other way, do not pass go, do not collect $200. Much like the first movie, Ted 2 […]Read More

My DOPE Review

1.(noun) a drug taken illegally for recreational purposes, especially marijuana or heroin 2.(noun) a stupid person 3.(adj.) very good, excellent; “cool” dope Whether it’s a fresh pair of kicks, a fresh haircut, or a fresh idea people tend to notice eventually. Dope is fresh. Dope is dope. To take a somewhat familiar story device and […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Jurassic World

“We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.” ~George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860 When I think of my childhood a few things come to mind; Super Nintendo, Nickelodeon cartoons and Jurassic Park to name a few. At the wee age of four years […]Read More

A Tribute to Goodfellas: A 25 Year-Old Masterpiece

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” -Henry Hill (1955) It brings about questions of morality and acceptability… On September 21, 1990, the Martin Scorsese directed classic Goodfellas was unleashed. Now 25 years later its impact and legacy is still influencing pop culture to this day. Careers were […]Read More