Cor, Blimey! (2000)

The Carry On (1958-1978,1992) films are considered perhaps one of the great British film franchises, but while the films themselves are dated, cliché, cheap, and largely eyerollingly unfunny, there are a series of much more compelling stories behind the scenes. Probably the most famous of these is the decade long affair between Carry On stars’ Barbara Windsor and Sid James. When I heard there was a film about this relationship, as well as touching on the torment of some of the other stars, I knew I had to check it out. Is it any good? Well, might as well find out.

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The shape of water – 2018

So, yes… i kinda vanished…. again. Though this time i did it to everyone, not just you, if that helps…. I had some alone time, me time and i discovered that i hadn’t been happy. So i have this year immediately set about changing that, and just with a smile, a can do attitude and a social outlook, it’s been incredible just how full my life has become already! I have done more this last week than i did in an entire set of months last year and i feel so, so much better. So, once again, boomerang boy is back! Continue reading “The shape of water – 2018”

URL Change

Right then. We’ve been here, what, nearly 8 years now? With that in mind (following some serious thought), we’ve decided to change our URL a little bit, get it a bit closer to the truth. We’re no longer just That Guy reviewing stuff, haven’t been for a while, and TGTRS has been us for as long as anything else.

What I’m trying to say is, you can find us at:

https://tgtrs.wordpress.com

http://tgtrs.co.uk

That’s right, we’re a dot-co-dot-uk, baby! And this is just one of many changes we have in mind for this year. Watch this space, like this place, and most importantly, share us with your friends.

That Guy

Happy Birthday, That Other Guy

What a lucky fella, eh? Christmas, New Years and then his birthday all in the space of about 10 days. Though I’m sure that probably means people cheap out on the presents. Bastards!

And despite the fact that we here at TGTRS are skint misers, we would like to wish That Other Guy a very happy birthday today. I believe it was Elton John that sang “my gift is my song, aaaaaand this one’s to you”. Well, we don’t do singing, it’s not our strength at all, but we do do writing, and on this – the most special of days for you – we commit these words.

Have a great day, buddy.

From the whole TGTRS team.

Happy New Year!

Another year has come and gone, and we’d just like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for visiting TGTRS. Together, you’ve made this our most successful year since 2013, and we’re hoping to take that momentum into 2019 so that we can really thrive, producing great content for you, and making us feel pretty damn good about it.

In the next few days, Benny and I will be discussing a few directions we intend to go in 2019, and then after that, the team as a whole will be chatting about these directions and seeing whether they’re right for the site and how we want to go about it. Rest assured, we have big plans, and we hope to have you join us in exploring them.

But, for now, all of us at TGTRS would like to wish you a very Happy New Year, and we hope to keep seeing you throughout 2019.

PS. The person that comes up with the best meaning behind AIB during the course of January 2019 will win something for the value of up to £5.00 Sterling. Comment below, or on our Facebook or Twitter to enter.