Chase Gifford

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

Nerdlocker Movie Review: CHAPPiE

When a film is a commercial success, the director of that film is suddenly burdened with an immense amount of pressure to create a worthy follow-up project. The level of expectation is often entirely too high and so the films following are seen as failures. After the highly successful release of District 9, Neill Blomkamp […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Focus

Will “Fresh Prince” Smith has been a bit incognito as of late so I was jubilant to hear about his new film, Focus. While it isn’t exactly the return I was hoping for, it will hold me over until he delivers something better and more memorable. (Independence Day 2, Will! Do it!) At the very […]Read More

Movies You May Have Missed: Cold in July (2014)

What I thought was going to be a simple home invasion film, Cold in July turned into something far more insidious and twisted than I ever imagined. Boasting wonderful performances from Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, and especially Don Johnson, this is one not to miss. From the most visceral but briefest of incidences, a […]Read More

Movie Review: Jupiter Ascending

It seems the glory days of The Wachowskis have long since passed. These are the same people that revolutionized not only Sci-fi but film as a whole. They completely altered how to film action. Much like Steven Spielberg and Co. transformed how film utilizes computer generated imagery, The Wachowskis created a lasting masterpiece in The […]Read More

Movie Review: Black Sea

Laced with convenient storytelling Black Sea is entertaining, but laughable and forgettable. As the lights dimmed and the movie began I thought, “It’s been a long time since we’ve had a great submarine film.” And it seems the wait for the next great one is ongoing. It kept me occupied but as the end credits began […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Blackhat

Michael Mann has greatness in him. I’ve seen it in past efforts like Collateral and the highly engaging thriller, Heat. Blackhat isn’t terrible like some reviewers will have you believe but it’s not something that will last passed this year, this month even, maybe. I think I enjoyed it most for the fact that as […]Read More

Chase’s Top Ten Films of 2014

Chase offers up his Top Ten Films of 2014! 10. Edge of Tomorrow 9. Guardians of the Galaxy 8. Chef 7. Enemy 6. Gone Girl 5. Boyhood 4. Whiplash 3. Under the Skin 2. Birdman 1. Interstellar Let us know in the comments below whether you agree or disagree. For more info on comics, video […]Read More

Chase’s Not So Top Ten Films of 2014

Chase offers up his Not So Best Films of 2014! 10. Sabotage 9. That Awkward Moment 8. Sex Tape 7. Devil’s Due 6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5. The Expendables 3 4. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 3. Open Windows 2. Deliver Us From Evil 1. Transformers: Age of Extinction     Dishonorable Mentions   […]Read More

Inherent Vice: Inherently Reviewed

Inherent Vice, in so many words, means “an inescapable consequence usually of the negative variety”. Typically it’s a term used in insurance policies that excludes certain loss coverages due to the very nature of a particular item (or property) that inherently destroys itself. The film gives very small scale, simplistic examples of this, e.g. chocolate […]Read More

The Interview: The Forbidden Movie Reviewed!!

I find it funny that on the same day The Interview and American Sniper are being released and it’s The Interview that is seen as the inspiring symbol of freedom. I realize it’s all a matter of circumstance, but you have to appreciate the irony. From the creators of This Is the End comes (apparently) […]Read More

Movie Review: Unbroken

Films based on true stories are a tricky thing. What it all really comes down to is: what do you include and what do you leave out? If the film is trying to convey the importance of the main character, nearly everything is at least somewhat significant in the life story of that person. So, […]Read More

Movie Review: The Babadook

With a funny sounding name, The Babadook is anything but. It is a slow build without a true reveal of the villain so methodically alluded to from start to horrific finish. This non-reveal has understandably angered many who have seen it, but if you know the type of horror film this is what you’ll find […]Read More

Movie Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

My initial reaction once the credits began to roll was; it was too long and yet it felt rushed and most certainly predictable. It seems the glory days of Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven are in Ridley Scott’s rear view mirror, which must have fallen off and broken because he can’t seem to remember what […]Read More

SONS OF ANARCHY: Series Review

It’s all over; my favorite show of all time. It’s bittersweet to say the least. It has been seven years of shock and awe, heartache and hilarity. To call this show powerful would be the understatement of the decade. I love the anti-hero far more than the hero, the prince charming so to speak. It […]Read More

Movie Review: The Theory of Everything

“… However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.” –Stephen Hawking This is something Stephen Hawking not only said but continues to live by every day of his life. In his early years at Cambridge University his future seemed brighter than most. […]Read More

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Splitting a single novel into multiple movies; the new trend from movie studios determined to get every penny you can. They don’t care about story or character development. They want to make as much money as possible and will go to some seriously ridiculous lengths to do so. I understand that it’s a business first […]Read More