The Defenders Review

Originally published on Trevor Trove on August 24, 2017 I won’t mince words. After stewing on it for a few days now, I think The Defenders is my least favorite of the Marvel Netflix shows. It’s not as flat-out boring as the Iron Fist series was but it completely wastes so much of the potentialContinue reading “The Defenders Review”

Silicon Valley Season One Review

Originally published on Trevor Trove on August 17, 2017 TL; DR(eview) – The first season of Silicon Valley brings a lot of great comedic talent into the fictional tech start-up Pied Piper and sets a great foundation for a show with humor built around technology culture, business management, and just some pure outlandish nonsense fromContinue reading “Silicon Valley Season One Review”

Atomic Blonde Review

Originally published on Trevor Trove on August 14, 2017 TL; DR(eview) – Atomic Blonde continues Charlize Theron’s run of strong, stoic female badasses (a la Mad Max: Fury Road). An standard spy movie plot elevated by some excellent action sequences and enjoyable performances. Atomic Blonde stars Charlize Theron as MI6 Agent Lorraine Broughton sent intoContinue reading “Atomic Blonde Review”

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Review (Spoiler-Free)

Originally published on Trevor Trove on August 13, 2017 TL; DR(eview) – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a Norse-mythology-infused hero’s journey with an added emphasis on mental health, explored through a mix of combat and environmental puzzle-solving. Ninja Theory’s focus on Senua’s mental psychosis elevates the character and story into one of the year’s best experiences.Continue reading “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Review (Spoiler-Free)”

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Season Review

Originally published on Trevor Trove on August 10, 2017 TL; DR(eview) – Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later serves as the follow-up teased at the close of the original film…sort of. In reality, it has more ties to the previous prequel series First Day of Camp and suffers from cast limitations and availability butContinue reading “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Season Review”

Orange is the New Black Season 5 Review

Originally published on Trevor Trove on August 3, 2017 TL; DR(eview) – For a season that takes place over only a few days, Orange is the New Black manages to cram an absurd amount of story into season five. Everyone has their own way of dealing with the chaos of the riot and we getContinue reading “Orange is the New Black Season 5 Review”

Pyre Review

Originally published on Trevor Trove on July 30, 2017 TL; DR(eview) – If Bastion and Transistor were Supergiant Games approaches to the action and tactical RPGs, respectively, Pyre represents their foray into a Sports RPG. The art and music direction continues to be the most visible link between games from this studio as they continueContinue reading “Pyre Review”

Castlevania Season One Review

Originally published on Trevor Trove on July 13, 2017 TL: DR(eview) – Castlevania plays out more like a made-for-TV cartoon movie than the four episodes it has been divided into but the animation and performances are great, with a wonderful mixture of humor, action, and character. Growing up, I never fell into the Castlevania games.Continue reading “Castlevania Season One Review”

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Originally published on Trevor Trove on July 10, 2017 TL; DR(eview) – Spider-Man: Homecoming, despite being the third incarnation of the character in fifteen years, manages to tell a fresh story thanks to its decision to finally focus on a young Peter Parker. Homecoming doesn’t rehash the origin story we’ve seen twice before, yet itContinue reading “Spider-Man: Homecoming Review”

What Remains of Edith Finch Review

Originally published on Trevor Trove on July 9, 2017 TL; DR(eview) – What Remains of Edith Finch is a beautifully-told haunting tale about loss and coming to terms with our own mortality. It serves as a high watermark for a piece of art in the medium. It perhaps could have existed as a film, butContinue reading “What Remains of Edith Finch Review”