Chase Gifford

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

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Gemini Man

Gemini Man feels a bit like the concept of cloning a famous actor was conceived and then out of necessity they pieced together some semblance of a story. The story unfortunately is one we’ve seen, heard, smelled, farted, and experienced time and time again. A story I might add that has never made sense to […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: JOKER

“I’m dancing to the music of the madness inside me.” -George C Wolfe The actors chosen to don the infamous clown makeup is nearly as convoluted a story as the mysterious past of the clown prince himself. From Cesar Romero to now Joaquin Phoenix the path to the most recent interpretation of the character is […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: 3 From Hell

“I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing. I was born with the evil one standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered into the world, and he has been […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ad Astra

“Always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne Ad Astra is a sprawling epic stretched to the farthest reaches of our galaxy in search of the unknown. It is immense in scope and consequence as it ponders our place in the universe. However […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: IT: Chapter Two

Sequels are a tricky thing to figure out. Often bigger isn’t always better. Often the sequel is devoid of something specific that made the first so special, a soul, a heart. The best you can usually hope for, realistically, is what we have here with IT: Chapter Two. To be fair to everyone who made […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Peanut Butter Falcon

Every now and then a special film pops up out of nowhere. This year’s surprise is undoubtedly The Peanut Butter Falcon. I mean, with a title like that how can you go wrong? This is a pure, heartwarming story inside and out, from the film plot itself to everything that led to its creation. The […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Angel Has Fallen

Sometimes a movie just works. It doesn’t really have any business doing so but it does. Everything about this Fallen franchise is mindless and ridiculous and yet I keep coming back for every new one. Olympus, London, and now Angel Has Fallen completes a trilogy starring Gerard Butler as Mike Banning, the Terminator of Secret […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ready or Not

Ready or Not is a great example of a film working on every level. From the film itself and all that it entails which I will get to in a minute. Particularly I want to bring up the marketing for it which can often make or break a movie. You can have the biggest A-list […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

One of the most defining parts of my childhood are the stories meant only for the dark. These books were edgy and forbidden, like I was getting away with something dangerous. Before I sneaked around and watched horror movies without my parents’ permission, I had these books. And now, with the help of the maestro […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Kitchen

“We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realized they were inside us.” – The Joker The Kitchen is a multilayered gangster film set from the point of view of the women left behind when things go awry and the husbands/fathers go to prison. Not able to support themselves and their loved ones […]Read More

My First Comic-Con

The beginning… I joined Nerdlocker in February of 2013 and from that point on I have been trying to make my journey to the Nerd Mecca that is Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. For one reason or another, something somewhere happened or didn’t happen that prevented myself and my fellow cohorts at Nerdlocker from […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Desolate

Post-apocalyptic scenarios are a dime a dozen these days so it comes down to what makes a particular film on the subject stand out above the rest. I think a key aspect is consistency in tone, pacing, and adherence to the rules established early in the story. I think this is where Desolate falters from […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Spider-Man: Far from Home

One of my favorite aspects of Homecoming was the further explored relationship of Peter Parker and Tony Stark. It set the stage for a more believable finale in Infinity War and ultimately Endgame. You believed their embraces, their tears, and their shared successes all because it’s a relationship that’s been shaped since Civil War. You […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Midsommar

“Being close but feeling far… talking but not being heard… loving but not being loved… that is the painful reality of a dying relationship.” – Steve Maraboli Last year writer/director Ari Aster emerged with his debut film, Hereditary, a horror fever dream that flipped the haunted house story completely on its head and shook violently […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Dark Phoenix

The end of an era isn’t always a bad thing, sometimes it’s a mercy. After some hits and many misses, the 20th Century Fox X-Men era has finally come to an end. Casting wise I believe they nailed most characters, both the McAvoy and Stewart casts. The true gem would have to be Hugh Jackman […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Rocketman

“Fame attracts lunatics.” -Elton John It’s a tale as familiar as any these days so the question becomes how to tell it in way that feels fresh and interesting. Rocketman is a great example of making the familiar, the lived-in, the mutually shared story, your own. From the beginning Elton, or in the early days, […]Read More