Author Archives: troycarruthers

About troycarruthers

I am a franchise owner/technician specializing in mobile auto paint and tire rim repair. I live in New Brunswick, Canada, with my wife and children whom I love even more than movies.

The Guy You Sort Of Know

Oh trust me, you know him. You may not recognize “Vaclav” to see him, but I guarantee you’ve got a connection with him. He was a royal duke from what we know today as The Czech Republic. At that time … Continue reading

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Pick your movie of the week: Toys!

I can remember every December of my childhood turning to the toy section of the Sears Wish Book and staring, dreaming, and wondering. All of our nominations are movies inspired by toys (…though perhaps in the case of He-Man the … Continue reading

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This is my 500th post: Gremlins at the Movies

I think it’s neat when movies make reference or pay homage to other movies, and Gremlins does this quite a bit. Here are some cool ways in which the makers of Gremlins snuck in references to other films: That poor … Continue reading

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Pick your movie of the week: Forgotten Christmas Themes (Dec 10-16/17)

You may or may not have forgotten that these movies were either set at Christmas time and/or have a Christmas theme. Which one do you like best? Gremlins (1984) Lethal Weapon (1987) Batman Returns (1992)

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Tis the Timing of the Season

  You can pick which part below applies to you: whether you like to decorate and listen to holiday tunes early in the year (say, after Halloween?), or whether you get annoyed by those who do so. Either way, I … Continue reading

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Pick your movie of the week: December Release! (Dec 3-9/17)

December is a great time of year to go to the movies! The following nominees are not Christmas movies, though they were all released in December. Which one do you like best? Hook (1991) Cast Away (2000) The Chronicles of Narnia: The … Continue reading

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In a galaxy Jar Jar away…

As we all know, the prequels are the very worst of the Star Wars movies, which says a lot considering the Holiday Special that aired in 1978. Often I hear Episode I cited as the worst of the three, though … Continue reading

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