Chase Gifford

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

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

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Knives Out

“I think everyone enjoys a nice murder… provided he is not the victim.” -Alfred Hitchcock It’s the sign of a strong storyteller when they can take the subject of murder, a topic I think we can all agree is a bit morbid, and somehow make it funny. Rian Johnson is not only capable of creating […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ford v Ferrari

“My proudest moments are beating Ferrari for the World Championship in 1965, and working with Ford to win Le Mans in 1966 and 1967.” -Carroll Shelby What does it mean to go fast? For Carroll Shelby and his friend Ken Miles it meant everything. It meant freedom, freedom from worry over nothing beyond the car […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Midway

I want to preface this review by saying the true story from which this film is based is nothing short of amazing and profound. The actions taken to retaliate after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor are absolutely heroic and at times tragic. Their bravery is inspirational and their memories should be carried on for […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Doctor Sleep

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” -Stephen King, The Shining Doctor Sleep is technically a sequel to the film version of The Shining and of the book but with two drastically different approaches to the same story how does someone continue the story in the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator has always been an odd duck, having two classic films followed by absolute garbage. When the bad far outweighs the good most would agree it’s time to hang things up. But then you wouldn’t be Hollyweird, land of beating a dead horse to a pulp. I think it took so many half assed efforts […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Motherless Brooklyn

Like any genre film, having an original voice can be a tricky thing to pull off. Film noir is no different having its many clichés to either avoid or make your own. The voiceover of the main protagonist as he audibly navigates a world he’s disgusted by. The dame finding herself in over her head. […]Read More

Dolemite Is My Name: Nerdlocker Movie Review #2

“I wanna let you know that Dolemite is my name, and fuckin’ up motherfuckers is my game.” – Rudy Ray Moore aka Dolemite After what feels like a lifetime of box office bombs not even Adam Sandler can comprehend, it seems as if the long-awaited return to form for Eddie Murphy is finally upon us. […]Read More