Chase Whale

Chase Whale
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Chase Whale is a graduate of the University of North Texas's Creative Writing B.A. program and also holds a Master's in Library Science with a Concentration in Archival Studies and Digital Imaging. He's a film journalist and bizarro short fiction writer in his spare time, and you can find his work on Gordon and the Whale, Screen Anarchy, Indiewire, The Playlist, MTV, Flaunt Magazine, Film Threat, Fort Worth Weekly, The Dallas Morning News, and other outlets. More on ChaseWhale.com.
Favorites:
Brewster McCloud, Magnolia, The Loved Ones, Half Nelson, Children of Men, City of God, Take Shelter, Halloween (1978), Animal Kingdom, Hesher, JCVD, Bloodsport, Die Hard, Predator, Young Guns II, Terminator 2
Location: Dallas, TX
Official Websites: http://chasewhale.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It doesn't matter that HOBBS & SHAW ignore physics and defies the laws of gravity, this movie is one hell of a good time. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) A satisfying sequel that was well worth Sarah Connor's triumphant return. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong Joon-Ho's Lunatic Must-See New Film is His Best and Most Bonkers - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
69% Joker (2019) A derivative movie that exploits mental illness and violence - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
96% Love, Antosha (2019) Anton was robbed of a long life and prestigious career, but Price paints a beautiful portrait of him that ensures Yelchin's cinematic legacy will not be forgotten. - Fort Worth Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
77% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Between Two Ferns: The Movie shows how much fun Hollywood can be - we laugh at the inappropriate questions at the actor's expense and that's the whole point. It's a wildfire of brilliant jokes and I'm pretty sure I injured myself laughing so hard. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon is a small movie with a big beating heart. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home has a major problem: It cannot let the Iron Man franchise go. - Fort Worth Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
56% Man of Steel (2013) Henry Cavill breathes new life into the Man of Steel, the most realistic version of Superman we are going to ever get. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) There could not have been a better choice for Captain Marvel than Brie Larson -- she lights up the screen. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2019
38% Black Moon Rising (1986) Black Moon Rising is the epitome 80s movie and I loved every minute of it. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2019
95% Blue Velvet (1986) To an average moviegoer unaware of Lynch's work, the open scene may allude Blue Velvet is going to be a peaceful movie. But this is Lynch's world, so buckle up because shit is about to get weird. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
32% Double Impact (1991) There are a lot of movies you can spend your money on - MVD's retro collector's edition of DOUBLE IMPACT is one of them. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) BRIGHTBURN is what happens when Zod is sent to earth with Superman's backdrop. It's clever, thrilling, and very gory. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) What started as a new action movie from The Matrix star Keanu Reeves, has now turned into one of the greatest action franchises in film history. John Wick movies will be watched and talked about long after you and I are gone. - Fort Worth Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
88% Police Story 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap) (Police Force II) (1988) Arresting fight scenes well orchestrated. Whatever area the fights take place in, everything in the vicinity will be used to fight with; whether it's a shoe, two small steps, or a sock - Chan will find a way to use them creatively during the fight. - The Digital Bits EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
92% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985) Arresting fight scenes well orchestrated. Whatever area the fights take place in, everything in the vicinity will be used to fight with; whether it's a shoe, two small steps, or a sock - Chan will find a way to use them creatively during the fight. - The Digital Bits EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame is not just a remarkable movie; it's an unforgettable experience. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
17% Hellboy (2019) Delicious visuals can't save this movie from a savage cinematic death. - Fort Worth Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
66% The Public (2019) Heartwarming and wears its big, beating heart on its sleeve. - Fort Worth Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
89% I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) If you're a fan of 1970s cinema like me, Criterion's Blu-ray release of I Wanna Hold Your Hand is one that you'll wanna hang on to. - The Digital Bits EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
84% Creed II (2018) Not as good as its predecessor (because it knows it doesn't need to be), but Creed II is still a knockout. - The Digital Bits EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE is long, and well, boring. S. Craig Zahler made a boring movie called DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE. That's a sentence I never wanted to write. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
35% Judgment Night (1993) The film was directed by Stephen Hopkins who directed PREDATOR 2 and BLOWN AWAY, so this film has "irresistible 90s movie" written all over it. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
79% Halloween (2018) Thrilling, Chilling, Savage, and the Most Fierce Entry in the Franchise Since the Original. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
96% Thunder Road (2018) One of the most honest movies about grieving I have ever seen. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) It takes some patience to watch MANDY because of its setup, but I promise you, once Cage goes uncaged, you'll get your money's worth. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
93% Dunkirk (2017) In his ever-growing oeuvre, Dunkirk ranks as one of Christopher Nolan's best. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
97% Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story paints a delightfully layered rags to riches story. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B No Score Yet Mustang Island (2017) A poignant and hilarious story of brotherhood and finding love in a hungry place. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
72% Headshot (2017) Uwais puts in 110%. He wants a jazzy show for his audience and never disappoints. However, his charm and killer choreographed fight scenes aren't enough to save Headshot. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The Edge of Seventeen is a must-see for anyone who's slogged through the purgatories of high school. So...everyone? - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
89% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. is punk rock, effortlessly cool. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick 2 is old money for a new generation. An explosive, well-organized action movie. We no longer need James Bond. Our new dressed to kill cinematic savior is John Wick. - StreetLit EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
86% The Raid: Redemption (2012) Incredible fist-pumping fight scenes. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Snyder knows how to paint a picture but perhaps needs to stay away from the writing process. Watch the Ultimate Edition when you can, and see if it changes how you feel about the movie. It sure did me. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
No Score Yet Mad Max: Fury Road: Black & Chrome (2016) Invite your BFFs over for a back-to-back FURY ROAD extravaganza, then debate which is better. It'll drive you all mad. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
73% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The pets' decorum emphasizes jokes adults will appreciate, and there are enough gratifying gags that will surely make the kids laugh. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
88% Don't Breathe (2016) The best and most violent in the HOME ALONE series. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
91% La La Land (2016) LA LA LAND La La Lavishes with joy and warmth. This is a movie I want to live in. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
80% Out of Print (2016) Worth the price of admission. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
41% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) The student becomes the teacher, and it works. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
68% Child's Play (1988) Chucky's back and Scream brought the mass-murdering doll back to the small screen with their Collector's Edition of CHILD'S PLAY, stuffed with all the extra features you would kill for. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
70% Nighthawks (1981) Criminally underseen yet solid gold. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
95% Short Cuts (1993) Worth the buy for one scene: watching a young Robert Downey, Jr. elbow-punch a couch. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Slow, then bloated, and explodes with boredom, and will probably lull you to sleep before you even get to the end. I don't know where it went wrong since the director is the one who made the X-Men franchise super popular, but we all have our bad days. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
71% Swiss Army Man (2016) Wildly entertaining if you can put up with the relentless farting - Paul Dano bangs out a charming performance as a desperate, maybe delusional, man trying to get off the purgatory of an island he's stuck on. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
A+ 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) THE WAILING doesn't rely on many jump scares and what makes it so horrifying is the story. It challenges Heaven and Hell, good versus evil, God, and the Devil, and faith. I'm certain this would be John Milton's favorite film if he were alive today. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
86% Embers (2015) Wildly impressive, Claire Carré's science fiction indie, Embers takes visceral cinema with a small budget and colossal imagination to exciting new heights. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2016
98% Don't Think Twice (2016) A Sweet and Poignant Examination of Finding Solace in the Art World Hustle. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016