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”

Saturday Night MONSTERVISION!! A Tribute to Tnt’s Classic 90s Block | Octerror 2020

Welcome back aboard the Lighttrain and Happy Halloween! I’m your conductor; On this very special night I’ve written a bonus retrospective for the occasion. As frequent passengers will recall, I have a penchant for revisiting – or rewatching – retro commercials on my spare time. They’re such an uniquely engaging time capsule, blasting back toContinue reading “Saturday Night MONSTERVISION!! A Tribute to Tnt’s Classic 90s Block | Octerror 2020”

A Look Back at the “Castlevania” Games on the Nintendo | Octerror 2020

Well, how do you do? It’s after hours on the Train; it’s been a pain getting passengers, no thanks to those dog forbid ghouls roaming around and the blood red glow of a full moon. Indeed, Halloween has come again! If you’ve met me in the real world before you will know that I’m notContinue reading “A Look Back at the “Castlevania” Games on the Nintendo | Octerror 2020″

JUMANJI (1995) Review: A Game Worth Playing? | Lighttrain

Hello, hello! Once again, this is your conductor speaking and tonight we’ll be looking back on Jumanji. Not the recent Dwayne Johnson remake, but the 1995 original starring the late and great Robin Williams. This review, for your information, wasn’t planned. The film I had scheduled I wasn’t able to see yet, so this oneContinue reading “JUMANJI (1995) Review: A Game Worth Playing? | Lighttrain”

Waterworld Review: More than just “‘Mad Max’ on the Ocean”? | Lighttrain

Aargh! Oh, where are my manners; welcome aboard the Train, lad. Tonight’s review is a blast to the 90s for Waterworld. This film is infamous for its sour reputation, since its release even up to this day. A summary of the events was that the movie was quite ambitious and, at the time, was theContinue reading “Waterworld Review: More than just “‘Mad Max’ on the Ocean”? | Lighttrain”

Dragon’s Lair: Evolving the Arcade | Lighttrain

Good evening, folks! I’m your conductor at it again with a fresh new retrospective study. And to keep in ties with my previous review, which covered 80s films, let’s walk right next door from the multiplex to the Arcade. Let’s see, Space Invaders, Popeye, Galaga… ah, Dragon’s Lair! Now this game was the creation ofContinue reading “Dragon’s Lair: Evolving the Arcade | Lighttrain”

The NEVER-ENDING STORY Vs. LABYRINTH: Who will be the Fantasy Feud Victor? | LightTrain

Greetings and salutations, I’m the conductor of the Lighttrain and thank you very much for tuning in this week! The 80s were a strange decade, that’s one thing that’s for sure. It was a creative goldmine, blessing us all with innovative films, games and whatnot that stretched the limits. Fantasy particularly flourished during this period,Continue reading “The NEVER-ENDING STORY Vs. LABYRINTH: Who will be the Fantasy Feud Victor? | LightTrain”

‘Three Amigos’ Review: Is it the Rock Bottom of John Landis’ Career? | LightTrain

Ola’! I’m the conductor of the train and today we’re looking at Three Amigos, directed by John Landis and released in 1986 by HBO productions. Before this film, Landis had been a great comedic talent in the filmmaking buisness, working on such classics of the genre as National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Blues Brothers andContinue reading “‘Three Amigos’ Review: Is it the Rock Bottom of John Landis’ Career? | LightTrain”