Tags : Chase Gifford

Nerdlocker Movie Review: ALIEN: Covenant

In 1979 a horror classic was born and since its inception nearly every modern sci-fi or horror film has been influenced by ALIEN. After the stellar sequel ALIENS continued the mind blowing that ALIEN started, it’s been nothing less than disappointing in the world of ALIEN. Alien 3 was meddled with so much by the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The juggernaut continues its reign over the movie world and shows no signs of slowing down. Also known as MARVEL, their newest addition to their ever-expanding universe, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is all but guaranteed to outperform all expectations just as every previous MARVEL film has done before it. I think MARVEL is […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Phoenix Forgotten

Ahh the notion of the found footage film. Judging a “book” by its cover is often unfair but with found footage it’s usually a safe bet. Paranormal Activity, The Last Exorcism, As Above So Below, among so many other epic failures have all but condemned this genre to the depths of automatic judgement. But as […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Free Fire

Free Fire is what would have happened in Reservoir Dogs if they weren’t such “fucking professionals.” Frenetic, darkly hilarious and surprisingly simple, this is in my opinion another win for A24 entertainment as they continue to produce quality films in every genre from horror to comedy and everything in between. (Moonlight won Best Picture which […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: F8: The Fate of the Furious

What can I say at this point? You know what this movie is. You know what to expect from beginning to end. The F&F franchise has become much like a Fortune 500 company; basically it’s such a massive entity that no matter the content it’s impossible for this property to fail. Exhibit A: The Rock […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: THE VOID

A resurgence of the 80’s is fully underway and while it undoubtedly bothers some, I for one can not get enough. The Void, ironically enough, fills that love of 80’s cinema by bringing back gallons and gallons of corn syrup and some awe-inspiring practical effects very much in the vein of the Carpenter classic, The […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: LIFE

Isolation in space is not a new concept, but it’s one that has always intrigued me. No help, no matter the circumstances. That is just tempting fate and what a thrill it can be if done right. Life is by no means original in ideas but regardless it is a thrilling, bloody, damn good time. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Power Rangers

It’s Morphin’ Time! What this morphed into exactly I’m still trying to figure out. Hours after this film’s emergence into my life I tried to view it differently from my initial reaction, which wasn’t good, at all. Is this fan service? Is that why I hated this movie? Is it just not meant for me? […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: A Cure for Wellness

“Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you’ve made is worth the misery of having to review it.” -Federico Fellini I always tell myself to let the hype simmer on a low heat. To let it boil is to say the movie I haven’t seen yet is going to surpass […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

“Death’s emissary has returned.” The walking embodiment of nightmares, John Wick returns for yet another tale of brutal vengeance. In the first chapter, John wreaks havoc upon those that stole his car and killed his dog, the last gift from his recently departed wife. In chapter 2, Wick is retrieving his car and extending a […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Silence

Silence has never been so deafening. It was in 1988 after the premiere of Scorsese’s controversial film The Last Temptation of Christ made its debut, that the story of Silence entered the director’s consciousness where it remained for thirty years. Several attempts were made over the years to make the Silence novel, written by Shūsaku […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Arrival

Every year there is one movie that I can point to and say that is the one that started the fall movie season, my favorite time for movies. Mercifully the mindlessness of summer films, however fun at times, dissipates into a cluster of films where character, story, cinematography, set design, and generally speaking, intelligent thought […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Doctor Strange

MARVEL continues its fearless unveiling of its lesser known characters with the latest hero, Doctor Strange. It has gotten to the point where MARVEL would have to drastically drop the ball to create something that isn’t received well or at the very least doesn’t make an astronomical amount of benjamins. With positive reviews (this being […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Accountant

With films such as Warrior, Miracle, and Pride and Glory under his belt, director Gavin O’Connor has proven his knack for taut storytelling moved profoundly by tremendous casts who bring his stories to such glorifying or sometimes horrific life. He has a propensity for gritty, handheld camera work that when used properly can turn an […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Magnificent Seven

This is the last remnants of a summer at the movies. With a straightforward story and predictable plot points The Magnificent Seven has every reason to fail. Call me crazy but I enjoyed the hell out of this Western. I’m judging this feature on its own merits and not of those of the 1960 Yul […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Blair Witch

When the original debuted in 1999 it had no competition from other “found footage” films because there weren’t any, not like this. From the marketing to the film itself, an effort was made like never seen before to make the film “real”. For many, the answer to the fake or real question was obvious- a […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Suicide Squad

This film is a rollercoaster of numerous variations. Outside of the film itself being a damn wild (and fun) ride, the unveiling has been anything but serene; it’s basically chaos with a release date. Few, and I mean so, so few films ever live up to the immense hype that can plague an anticipated movie […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ghostbusters

During the lead-up for this movie it seemed to split everyone who cared into one of two camps; you hate the idea or you love it. What many failed to consider was a third option where people like myself waited patiently and knew the movie might be good, it might be bad, it might even […]Read More