Jurassic Park (1993) Retrospective | Lighttrain

Salutations, long time no see! I am your conductor. Sorry for any concern or bitterness involving my inactivity. You see, long story short, I have now been resurrected from the grave and got this train back up and running. Today let’s look at the Steven Spielberg classic Jurassic Park. Because, summer is the season ofContinue reading “Jurassic Park (1993) Retrospective | Lighttrain”

Raiders of the Lost Ark/Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Duel Review | Lighttrain

Hello and thank you for stopping by. To both new faces and frequents, allow me to introduce myself as your conductor for this evening. Since we are approaching blockbuster season (or lack thereof!), it was about time I revisited Indiana Jones in all of his whip-cracking glory. Leading a life foiling the dastardly plots ofContinue reading “Raiders of the Lost Ark/Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Duel Review | Lighttrain”

A Tribute to Ray Harryhausen: Creatures of Clay | Lighttrain

Hello, great to see you! Newcomers and longtime passengers alike, welcome to the Train; I’m your conductor this evening. If you went to any cinema lover and questioned why they have such an adoration for film, many would probably pinpoint specific directors, visionaries, and scenes that left that person enchantingly spellbound. The greats such asContinue reading “A Tribute to Ray Harryhausen: Creatures of Clay | Lighttrain”

Lupin the 3rd in ‘The Castle of Cagliostro’ Review | Lighttrain

Konnichiwa! I’m your conductor, and tonight we’ll be looking back on the first directorial work by the legendary Japanese visionary Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of Cagliostro from 1979. The film was among the tens of hundreds of adaptations of the Monkey Punch manga starring the eponymous Lupin, although it was still early on in theContinue reading “Lupin the 3rd in ‘The Castle of Cagliostro’ Review | Lighttrain”

The Wonderful World of 1960s Spy Posters | Lighttrain

Hello, and welcome back aboard; I’m your conductor and today we will be wrapping up our Very Merry Espionage Christmas. And yes, I get it, the holidays have been long gone for a month or two already. Though for me, as long as it’s still winter, the show must go on! Ever heard of theContinue reading “The Wonderful World of 1960s Spy Posters | Lighttrain”

“Z Channel, Heaven’s Gate, and Jerry Harvey”: A Retrospective | [Out of Order]

Greetings, and welcome back to the Train. If this is your first time visiting, I am your conductor and movie connoisseur Gavin Nowak writing here this evening. On tonight’s insightful episode of Out of Order, let’s take a time machine back to the early 80s, before the popularity of theater cable networks like HBO andContinue reading ““Z Channel, Heaven’s Gate, and Jerry Harvey”: A Retrospective | [Out of Order]”

What was “The Man Called Flintstone”?: Subterfuge since 1,000,007 B.C! | Lighttrain

Yabba Dabba Do! Welcome back to the Lighttrain, I am your host and conductor today. Despite what the stigma of James Bond movies will tell you, not every imitator was attempting to create their own quick-buck franchise. In fact, some were just spoofing the Bond genre, rather then boarding the band wagon. Case in point,Continue reading “What was “The Man Called Flintstone”?: Subterfuge since 1,000,007 B.C! | Lighttrain”

The History of Get Smart: Mel Brooks’ Original Spy Satire | Lighttrain

Heya, Chief! I’m Agent 23 here on this Christmas Eve show tonight. Regarding the whereabouts of the Conductor, I’m afraid the details must be kept under wraps. I really enjoy segments from Get Smart. Would you believe that back in the day I enlisted for CONTROL, the secret agency Maxwell Smart operates in? Didn’t actuallyContinue reading “The History of Get Smart: Mel Brooks’ Original Spy Satire | Lighttrain”

Mystery Science Theater 3000: A Turkey Day Retrospective | Lighttrain

In the not too distant future (next Sunday A.D to be exact), there was a guy named Gavin, not too different from you or me. He conducted aboard the Lighttrain tracks, chatting about movie knacks. He had a good time sharing on his thoughts, then Turkey Day came so he had to review a singleContinue reading “Mystery Science Theater 3000: A Turkey Day Retrospective | Lighttrain”

The Troubled Timeline of “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T”: Dr Seuss Goes Live-Action? | Lighttrain

Hello, hello! Welcome aboard the Train once again. If you are new here I am your conductor, Gavin Nowak. A pleasure to meet you! I’m almost certain that you’ve at least heard of Dr. Seuss, a children’s book author. His short stories have implemented a flowing rhyme to its own text which have become associatedContinue reading “The Troubled Timeline of “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T”: Dr Seuss Goes Live-Action? | Lighttrain”