Chase Gifford

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

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Prince Avalanche

With such an obscure premise it’s truly a testament to all involved that this actually works. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star as two ostensibly different types of people forced into a situation that requires interaction between them. It’s a simple story and a tiny cast. Any success this may have will depend on the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The World’s End

After years of waiting, the Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy has found the finish line with The World’s End. After a long hiatus of sorts Edgar Wright, the creator of the trilogy, has brought a movie that is completely worthy of being associated with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Much of the movie is […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Iceman

Based on the book The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno and the documentary The Iceman Tapes: Conversations With a Killer by James Thebaut comes a theatrical look into the life of one of the most notorious contract killers ever, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski. It is believed that in […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: You’re Next

It’s sad that stupid content, such as in this movie, makes it to the big screen… and believe me when I say that it is STUPID! I used to see Lionsgate as a front runner in the genre of horror, but these days it’s responsible for some awful films much like this one. The kills […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Elysium

Easily one of my most anticipated films of 2013 and it didn’t disappoint! I was absolutely enthralled with District 9 and so I have eagerly been awaiting Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to his classic feature film debut. What I loved about D9, and what Blomkamp brought to Elysium, is an understanding of the horrific side […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Fruitvale Station

In 2009 on New Year’s Day, Oscar Grant was on his way home taking the BART Subway train after ringing in the New Year. After a reported fight police responded pulling several people off of the subway train and placing them against a wall. Oscar Grant had the misfortune of being one of those men. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: 2 Guns

I was a little torn about this movie for one reason and that reason is Denzel Washington. I don’t say that because I don’t like him. In fact he’s one of my favorite actors. I was a little saddened to see him go back to these “paycheck films”, that being a movie that is made […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Red 2

After such a failure with A Good Day to Die Hard it’s really great to see Bruce Willis return to form with this action/comedy sequel. I’ve read a lot of reviews about this film calling it the most unanticipated sequel that no one asked for, something along those lines. What I think these people are […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Conjuring

Right now no one is better at horror than James Wan and this is only further proven with The Conjuring. With such films as the original (and best) Saw, Insidious, and Dead Silence, Wan certainly knows how to bring the scares. As unnerving as his previous efforts may be, it is his latest that truly […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Pacific Rim

Every time I saw the trailer for this I always had the same thought, “This is going to suck.” I had no hope for it so when I got the chance for a free screening I took it so if it did suck I didn’t pay for anything. One of my favorite things about cinema […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: White House Down

Roland Emmerich, the king of disaster films makes yet another falling building, explosion filled action/comedy extravaganza with White House Down. Seriously, this has nearly every 80’s, 90’s action film cliché thrown into one giant cheese filled romp. But for me what worked so well for this is the fact that it embraces the ridiculous nature […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The East

These days criminals come in all shapes and sizes. The worst part is they are almost always unidentifiable; unless you know where and how to look. If you have the connections and know how you can find anyone anywhere. Some criminals steal a wallet or break into a home; others take advantage of billions of […]Read More

Nerdlocker Video Game Review: The Last of Us

I will be addressing the single player, story mode in this review. I pre-ordered this game in November of 2012; needless to say I was really anticipating its arrival. I was the father waiting for the baby to arrive hopefully on its due date. In this case the baby was a healthy horror survival game […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: This Is the End

From the creators of such classic R rated funny films as Pineapple Express, Superbad and Goon comes this hilariously stupid new comedy, This Is the End. When I say stupid I mean that in the most loving way possible; I think when they made this they knew how ridiculous it really is. The special effects […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Purge

I have thought about this idea for a very long time. What if all crime was legal for a certain period of time? Murder, theft, arson or whatever other sick, demented ideas you can come up with… they’re all legal. It’s such an interesting topic and yet it’s absolutely terrifying to think about. No help, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Now You See Me

I think Now You See Me is only part of the title, I think it ends with… and You Will Wish You Didn’t See Me. It is yet another case of an excellent premise executed terribly. In my opinion the only decent film this director (Louis Leterrier) has made is The Incredible Hulk that starred […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: After Earth

M. Night Shyamalan, the man whose name is synonymous with terrible filmmaking. It seems like he saw what Uwe Boll was doing and thought he could do it even better, or worse depending on how you look at it. Both have put out some of the worst films I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6

When a successful franchise reaches this many sequels the quality usually left a long time ago. With the F&F franchise it went the other way; with each sequel that came along, a better story and all around better film arrived with it. Fast & Furious 4 was the start of this incline which saw the […]Read More