Chase Gifford

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

Film Review: Lone Survivor

War films, when done right, can be some of the most harrowing cinema ever witnessed. With Lone Survivor there is no exception to this. Every wound sustained, every broken bone ripped through the skin, the camera is there in one of the most unflinching films based on true military events. While the film is very much […]Read More

Movies You May Have Missed: Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

In 1999, Nicolas Cage starred in Bringing Out the Dead, directed by Martin Scorsese. A neo-noir thriller in its own right, this is truly the work of a master filmmaker. Much like in his recent directing effort, The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese manages to bring the audience into the mind of the film’s main […]Read More

Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

I was having a conversation with my friend as we were driving to see this film. We were discussing directors who, when involved in a project, you know immediately the movie they are directing is going to be something more than just another movie. There are great directors who make phenomenal films and then there […]Read More

Film Review: Saving Mr. Banks

For twenty years Walt Disney attempted to keep a promise he made to his daughters. His promise was to make the written story of Mary Poppins into a feature film. They loved this character and so Walt loved the character as well. Little did he know that when he made this promise he would have […]Read More

Film Review: American Hustle

Hustle is the name of the game; it is the extent of the hustle that makes this one to remember. The beauty of this story is that all the while these characters are getting played and conned, so too is the audience. By the time you realize this, the film is over and you are […]Read More

Nerdlocker Film Review: Charlie Countryman

An obscure film like this one can go badly in so many different ways (as opposed to a film that follows a certain kind of guidelines) – if it plays it safe there is less risk. With less risk, though, there is often less reward, at least in my opinion. Sure you can make sequel […]Read More

Film Review: Out of the Furnace

After Christian Bale hung up his cape, it wasn’t long until he moved onto other projects, Out of the Furnace being one of them. Looking at how physically intimidating he was in The Dark Knight Trilogy compared to his overall look in this film, it further proves the fact that he is one of the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Delivery Man

Vince Vaughn, he talks fast, almost to the point of his words becoming gibberish, and he does this in every movie. Each of his characters differs very little from the last and yet I, for some reason, still find him whimsical and talented. Having said this, a little variation from time to time couldn’t hurt. […]Read More

Film Review: 12 Years a Slave

The subject of slavery has been the topic of many films in Hollywood, but few have the impact of 12 Years a Slave. Due to either film ratings or political correctness certain details of the story are left out, but with 12 Years nothing is held back. It is unflinching as it showcases the horrors […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Dallas Buyers Club

Have you ever seen Fool’s Gold? Do you remember Matthew McConaughey starring in said movie? Or perhaps you unfortunately recall that abomination that is Failure to Launch. If there is one thing that can be said about these “movies” is that the threshold for good, or even kind-of-sort-of-decent-in-the-right-light, was not exactly present during the making, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Counselor

A little fish in a big pond; this film is one of the most extreme visions of that very simple and innocent saying. This is the perfect definition of being out of one’s element. As a guy I know all too well that you can’t simply jump into the cold water, you have to go […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Carrie

Dear Hollywood, If you want people to like the idea of remakes, you NEED to make MUCH better remakes. Until then, until you pull your heads out of your asses, no one will ever be accepting of them. So, either do better or just stop it. Sincerely, Everyone, ever I wanted to like this, I […]Read More

Nerdlocker T.V. Review: American Horror Story Coven

*SPOILERS ABOUND!* This is meant only for those that are up to date on the show. DO NOT read on if you aren’t. I am writing spoiler filled reviews in hopes of creating a debate/conversation for each episode. No insulting comments will be allowed. Positive comments only! Episode 301: Bitchcraft In this new season of […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Gravity

Unfortunately when a film is this hyped up the final product is almost never what it’s been said to be. But on rare occasions a film with hype fulfills everything it promised to be and Gravity is a prime example of this. This film is, quite simply put, mesmerizing. This is what going to the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Scenic Route

As I watched Scenic Route I couldn’t help but think about how similar the basic premise for this film is to another film I reviewed, Prince Avalanche. It is two guys in the middle of nowhere learning new things and finding out old details about one another. What’s funny about this are the goals of […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: We Are What We Are

Remakes… whether you welcome them or loathe them they are a major part of film these days. The concept of originality seems to give the executives in Hollywood a headache. While I love new, original stories, remakes can on rare occasions be an excellent re-imagining. I have never seen the original film titled Somos lo […]Read More

Nerdlocker T.V. Review: Sons Of Anarchy Season 6

*SPOILERS ABOUND!* This is meant only for those that are up to date on the show. DO NOT read on if you aren’t. I am writing spoiler filled reviews in hopes of creating a debate/conversation for each episode. No insulting comments will be allowed. Positive comments only! Episode 605: The Mad King Heavy lies the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Captain Phillips

For over two hundred years an American cargo ship had never been hijacked; in 2009, that all changed. From the director of The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and United 93 comes another exhilarating film that is daring and realistic as it looks into the true story of the hijacking of a cargo ship captained by […]Read More