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”

Every “Mandalorian” Episode Ranked: From Seasons 1 and 2 | [Out of Order]

This is the way… eh, a bit overstated but it works. Hello, and welcome once again to the twelfth official entry of Out of Order! I will be your conductor this evening, but perhaps you may not have known that I’m rather the fan of Star Wars. True, its quality in the main film sagaContinue reading “Every “Mandalorian” Episode Ranked: From Seasons 1 and 2 | [Out of Order]”

Catch Me If You Can Review: The True Story of a Real Fake | Lighttrain

Hello friends and welcome back to the Train; I am your host and conductor for this evening continuing our very merry espionage Christmas. Foremost, thank you all for the warm feedback from the first outing in this marathon, where I reviewed the classic comedy TV series Get Smart. This week we’ll look over the StevenContinue reading “Catch Me If You Can Review: The True Story of a Real Fake | Lighttrain”

From TOY STORY 3 to INSIDE OUT: Every Pixar Film Reviewed Vol. 3 | Lighttrain

Hello everyone! It’s a pleasure to see you here yet again for my review of every Pixar animated feature film to date. For my thoughts on the last 10 movies, here are the links to them: Pixar Vol. 1 >> https://lighttrainreviews.com/2020/06/20/from-toy-story-to-finding-nemo-every-pixar-film-reviewed-vol-1-lighttrain/ Pixar Vol. 2 >> https://lighttrainreviews.com/2020/08/14/from-the-incredibles-to-up-every-pixar-film-reviewed-vol-2-lighttrain/ The groundbreaking animators have touched the hearts of manyContinue reading “From TOY STORY 3 to INSIDE OUT: Every Pixar Film Reviewed Vol. 3 | 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”

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Review: and the Heart of Blockbuster Cinema | Lighttrain

Back in April of 2019, which I can’t believe has been so distant from now, I sat in a cinema with an enthusiastic crowd to watch Avengers: Endgame. Of course, taking into consideration the fanbase the Marvel films have accumulated over the last decade, filmgoers cheered and shared their equal satisfaction. I may not haveContinue reading “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Review: and the Heart of Blockbuster Cinema | 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”

Moonrise Kingdom/Fantastic Mr. Fox: A Wes Anderson Duel Review | Lighttrain

Hi. Is that Wes Anderson-y enough? How should I start… I weigh less than a slice of bread. There we go! I’m your conductor, thank you bunches for stopping by. Since we are living in this gorgeous autumn weather, I was in the mood for some Wes Anderson films. To be honest, his style couldContinue reading “Moonrise Kingdom/Fantastic Mr. Fox: A Wes Anderson Duel Review | Lighttrain”

“The Curse of Frankenstein” Review: A Hammer Horror Staple | Octerror 2020

Boo! Heh, got you, didn’t I? Nice to see you back, friend. Octerror has almost reached its end, and will conclude in two days with a very special Halloween bonus post. How about that! But tonight we’re taking a look back at The Curse of Frankenstein, directed by Terrence Fisher and produced by Hammer studios.Continue reading ““The Curse of Frankenstein” Review: A Hammer Horror Staple | Octerror 2020″