Mr. K. O'connor

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (65 of 78)
Location: London UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,463,174 - Total Helpful Votes: 65 of 78
Scouting For Girls ~ Scouting for Girls
Scouting For Girls ~ Scouting for Girls
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop as it could be., 26 May 2008
I can understand to an extent why some reviewers have taken a negative view of this record. It's not terribly original - the hooks and arrangements have seen service on countless other songs. Neither are the words all that stretching - you sense that they were knocked off on the bus on the way to the studio.
On the other hand, this is probably the best collection of pure pop this year. What it may lack in depth, it makes up for in sheer exuberance. It's a bit of a throwback to the Undertones, Joe Jackson or any number of those old New Wave groups - different sound but similar energy and measured naivety. Ignore the gloom-mongers - treat yourself to a bit of a grin.
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1 by Roy Thomas
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
To be fair, this is a reprint series and it does indeed reprint selected stories from this ancient magazine. However, it it something of a missed opportunity. I had forgotten that for various reasons the SSOC was itself often full of reprints from the colour 'Conan the Barbarian' - but the thing is, I felt a bit cheated then, and doubly so now.
You might as well just buy the collections of these old colour comics - currently readily available from Amazon - the paper quality is superior, and has some fun and illuminating commentaries from Roy Thomas which puts the whole series into context.
It would have been so much more meaningful to confine this and future volumes to the stories… Read more
Waterworld [DVD] [1995] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kevin Costner
Waterworld [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Kevin Costner
35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
It was only after I'd seen the film that I was told how dreadful it was. I wish somebody had told me earlier - I feel dirty..and used. I realise now that I have thoroughly enjoyed this movie under false pretences.
I remember the days when a young(ish) Clint Eastwood grimaced his way through a whole bunch of dollars - more or less giving birth to the anti-hero - what a shot in the arm for the genre that was. So....imagine the same character with flippers and you're halfway there. Mind you, there's more than a referential nod to Errol Flynn, there's more swashing, buckling and derring do than anyone called Kevin really has a right to participate in, but he pulls it off with more aplomb… Read more

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