2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

There’s no doubt about it, Stanley Kubrick was one of the world’s greatest directors. His films are often complex and always brilliant. Being a perfectionist, Kubrick took the time to get every single aspect of his movies right, regardless of how long it took, and that hard work and dedication paid off, giving us films like The Shining (1980), Spartacus (1960) and A Clockwork Orange (1971). 2001: A Space Odyssey is cited by many to be one of his best works, carrying with it all the best of Kubrick’s trademarks.

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The A Word (2010)

Abortion is a really touchy subject, and you have to be careful how you talk about it. Some see it as murder while others believe that it ought to be a viable option for those going through what may be an unwanted pregnancy. On a personal level I am totally pro-choice, what a woman decides to do about her pregnancy is entirely up to her and I would hate it if they were forced to bring up children they couldn’t support or risk their own lives simply because abortion is unavailable. In 2010,Lindsey Ellis (of Nostalgia Chick fame) produced a documentary looking at her own personal experience of abortion and her journey towards figuring out what exactly she feels about abortion.

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R.I.P Robin Williams

I woke up this morning to news that comedian Robin Williams has died. Williams is being described by many as a comedic genius and, thinking about it, he really was. Even during the early days when he was appearing on other comedians shows as a bit part actor, he still managed to stand out. If you watch his stand-up you can tell that the majority of jokes are improvised on the spot and he’s throwing them out there at a mile a minute. Also, William’s talents as an actor cannot be understated, many will know him as the voice of the genie from Aladdin (1992) or as the titular character in Mrs Doubtfire (1993), but Williams was versatile enough so that he could do drama. Say what you will about films like The Dead Poets Society (1989) and One Hour Photo (2002) but Williams is definitely the most memorable part in both. Today, we mourn the loss of a wonderful talent, one of the most brilliant comedic forces of the last 50 years, a good father, a loving husband and a caring friend, a man who loved to make people happy. The tragedy here is that a man who spent his entire life making people laugh and fixing their problems with humor, couldn’t make himself happy. His tragic suicide stands not only as a terrible waste but as a reminder that people with such severe depression are very good at hiding it. We here at That Guy That Reviews Stuff over our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Williams family at this dark time.

 

R.I.P Robin Williams

1951-2014

Benny4700

Interesting Developments

Good evening, one and all – I’m That Guy, and we’re working on some interesting developments over here at TGTRS. Nothing exciting, but something EXTREMELY exciting. I’m not at liberty to tell you anything, but here’s what it is…

I’ve been developing my capabilities with writing and reading and game-developing and talking to people. TOMORROW, I’m meant to be visiting a friend of mine in Peterborough who is insistent on me having a web-cam (no, not for sexy time, I promise), which will absolutely DEFINITELY assist me in being able to do, wait for it… VIDEO REVIEWS.

Yeah, I know, it’s about as elusive as Nessie, but this time, it’s genuinely going to happen. I can feel it in my balls. And with luck, we’ll all be able to take part somehow. I’m working on it.

That Guy

Benny4700’s Top Ten People I Would Like To Meet In Hell

Only an all loving God could come up with a place as vile as Hell. Whether you think of it as a vast, empty space where you’re separate from God’s love for all eternity, a fiery inferno or a complex structure composed of nine circles, Hell is simply not a nice place. As an atheist I don’t believe in a Hell, Heaven or Afterlife and, although I find the idea pretty repugnant, I do find it fascinating. I’ll be very honest here, if there is a Hell then I have a one way ticket (apparently atheists and mass murderers deserve pretty much the same punishment in God’s eyes). The idea of meeting famous people in Hell came up at a recent site meeting and we’ve decided to write our own personal choices, admittedly mine is ‘late’ by several weeks but I have been experiencing a bought of emotional and psychological turbulance recently so I hope you don’t judge me too harshly. I have to stress that I don’t believe everyone on this list deserves to go to Hell but by the laws of the Bible they’ve all committed at least one sin. So, without further adieu, I present my top ten people I would like to meet in Hell!

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