RSS feed for Trent
  • Woody Woodpecker

    Woody Woodpecker

    They made Woody into one of those toons Roger Rabbit warned us about.

  • The Mighty Ducks

    The Mighty Ducks

    ★★★½

    Whatever it holds up for me + the kiddos loved it

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    I don’t know if it was the Disney+ edition, the TV we watched it on, or my eyes being used to current-day effects, but you could really see the aged DIY aesthetic. 😍

    * Vader’s smudgey helmet
    * wooden & sheetrock built cases, panels, and walls
    * grimey droids
    * carbon scoring everywhere!

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★★

    It’s gonna be worth a rewatch just to see Hugh Grant bumble over that miniature hedge once more

  • Bad Boys for Life

    Bad Boys for Life

    ★★★

    A three-star movie with five-star energy

    “Imma penetrate this man’s soul with my heart”

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Beep beep beep beep beep beep
    Buzz buzzzzzzzzz buzz
    Biiing biiing
    Bang


    ***

    And I thought I was exhausted after Good Time.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “Begin with the end in mind.” This is what my elementary school kiddos are currently being taught about narrative writing.

    It’s clear that’s not what happened with this trilogy. I can’t summarize its main themes or character arcs + wonder about Rose and that idea that anyone can use the force (why make Rey a granddaughter!?)

    ***

    Though, Tron-Voldemort-Emperor (and his lightning lair is pretty badass 🤷‍♂️

  • Elf

    Elf

    ★★★★★

    Okay this is a solid Christmas classic—worthy of its five stars

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★★

    A perfectly-assembled script and cast, and the best time I’ve had at the theater all year.

    I’m going to stop calling Daniel Craig James Bond and start calling him Benoit Blanc.

    Ana de Armas is gonna be a big deal.

    Christopher Plummer still owns every scene he’s in.

    Oh, Hi, Frank Oz!

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    I’d be up for an entire movie focused on the moon locale and space pirates.

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★½

    I dunno—it’s beautiful to look at, but the lack of anthropomorphism for the facial expressiveness of the cast leaves such a disconnect. Stone-faced CGI characters aren’t as hilarious, moving, heroic, etc. as they need to be.

    *edit*
    Saw this fan-made teaser w/ expressive eyes and think somewhere in the middle would have been good

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    ★★★

    Today on Daniel Tiger, Hobbs & Shaw learn the value of teamwork.

    For F1 fans: pretty sure the evil lab is the McLaren headquarters