Chase Gifford

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

Nerdlocker T.V. Series Review: DEVS

Deus ex machina – (A god from the machine) Nearly a year ago my friend and I were walking along observing the outside spectacle that San Diego Comic-Con had to offer. On one of the buildings we saw a massive advertisement for a new show on FX simply titled, DEVS, set to premier in 2020. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Vivarium

vi·var·i·um /ˌvīˈverēəm/ noun an enclosure, container, or structure adapted or prepared for keeping animals under semi natural conditions for observation or study or as pets; an aquarium or terrarium. I have what is known as thalassophobia, a fear of the ocean or more broad, an intense fear of deep bodies of water. As the definition […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Hunt

Trigger Warning: This movie will upset anyone incapable of laughing at themselves. If you are professionally outraged (you know who you are) all the damn time maybe skip this one. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit curious about this one considering the controversy surrounding it but I knew in all likelihood […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Invisible Man

“Being invisible makes you powerful.” -Hanan Muzafar The reboot, the remake, the re-do, the re-whatever it is chances are it’s going to be nothing more than the shell of what it’s ripping off or pulling from. So often the soul of a film is what makes it a lasting presence among the plethora of media […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Onward

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” -Anne Roiphe The loss of a loved one is a tough thing to talk about. Considering it’s something every last living creature faces you would think otherwise but in reality it’s one of the hardest things to face, whether […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Call of the Wild

“He had been suddenly jerked from the heart of civilization and flung into the heart of things primordial.” – Jack London Just a man and his dog, a tale long told and many times before. It would seem society’s love for our four legged friends has done everything but wavered and so these stories are […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

“Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.” -Aldous Huxley The journey of a thousand video game-based movies continues with Sonic the Hedgehog. I still maintain that not a single movie, based on a video game, exists that is good without exception. The closest Hollyweird has come is making a movie that is okay, nothing more […]Read More

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley

“I’m rubber, you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off me and makes a six-inch-diameter exit wound in you.” -Harley Quinn Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)… what a mouthful. As for the movie itself I wish I could say it’s another redeemer in the long line of DC movie failures […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Bad Boys for Life

“We ride together, we die together. Bad Boys for life.” -Bad Boys For a number of reasons some franchises just take absolutely forever to come to fruition as opposed to others. The John Wick franchise has released three installments within a five year period with a fourth on the way in the next two years. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Underwater

“What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.” -Werner Herzog It’s that time of year again; the time when Hollyweird takes inventory of their catalog of leftovers and try to salvage something resembling a profit. Usually what they find just shy of spoiling is […]Read More

Nerdlocker Presents: My Top 10 Best and Worst Movies of

My TOP 10 Movies of 2019 10. Avengers: Endgame After ten years and twenty-three films, Endgame finally arrived and somehow closed out the Infinity Saga with one of its strongest entries. Every hero is given their time to shine and in the case of some, given their proper send off every bit worthy of the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

“The Force will be with you. Always.” -Obi-Wan Kenobi “Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!” I write this quote spoken by Princess/General Leia because more and more these days it seems directed at the so-called fans of Star Wars themselves. You know the ones of which I speak. The ones that can’t possibly fathom […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Jumanji: The Next Level

Sequels are one of the trickiest puzzles to solve when it comes to movies, more specifically, successful and well-regarded movies. So often the thinking is merely “bigger is better” and to hell with the rest. The rest being genuine character development, logical story progression, basically anything warranting an actual need for further story and world […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Richard Jewell

On July 27, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, an improvised explosive device was detonated during the Summer Olympics. While the event itself is of course a tragedy all its own, having taken the life of one innocent bystander and injuring 111 others, it was the events that followed that truly left a stain on the event […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: 1917

TIME IS THE ENEMY As if a soldier ourselves, the film opens its eyes and rarely closes them again until the story’s end. We run along, duck and dive hoping the opposing enemy doesn’t discover our location. We along with two idealistic British privates are tasked with a dire mission in the midst of World […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Uncut Gems

“Hubris is interesting, because you get people who are often very clever, very powerful, have achieved great things, and then something goes wrong – they just don’t know when to stop.” -Margaret MacMillan I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, chances are you’ve heard of it. I come from a place where hubris […]Read More

The Irishman: A Nerdlocker Movie Review

“ ‘I heard you paint houses.’ To paint a house is to kill a man.” -Frank Sheeran aka The Irishman Where Goodfellas showcased a life of excess and reckless abandon, The Irishman is an exhibition of regret and the tragedy of getting old watching the world pass you by. It is the reality we all […]Read More