Eamonn Hurley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 55% (18 of 33)
Location: Ireland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 597,642 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 33
Status Quo - Hello Quo Access All Areas Edition [D&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Alan G. Parker
A missed opportunity; with a subject of a band that spans the best part of 5 decades the director had more than enough materials to work with to create an entertaining, pacey, definitive account, but the 2 1/2 resulting hours feel overlong, badly paced, and dull.

Alan G. Parker was asked why the post 1986 period of Quo were only featured for 30-40 mins, he said that period was just "publicity stunt after publicity stunt" - and therefore not intersting for the story. I did find that part interesting though, seeing how they had to compromise, the manager throwing all sorts of capers at them which from 1986 and for the best part of two decades saw Quo de-evolve into a pantomime; a… Read more
Bula Quo! [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Francis Rossi
Bula Quo! [DVD] DVD ~ Francis Rossi
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I cannot fathom the 5 star reviews on this site for this film excepting the fact that the majority of reviewwrs are big fans of Status Quo, and going by the reaction here and on Quo forums, perhaps overly biased. Impartial, unbiased reviews have trashed the film as hokey and exceptionally badly written - Mark Kermode of the BBC gave one of the most entertaining reviews I've ever seen for a film; he was simply flabberghasted at the surreality of it and wondering how and why did this exist!

'Bula Quo' of course is "a bit of fun"; which seems to justifying it's 5-star status among Quo apologists; all I can tell you is that as a film fan, of all genres including the slightly wacky… Read more
The Final Frontier ~ Iron Maiden
The Final Frontier ~ Iron Maiden
13 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Musical taste is violently subjective; and with the barrage of almost reverential reviews given to this album, a dissenting voice probably will not be welcomed.

I must say I thought this one was going to be a classic; the resurgence of Maiden over the last 10 years has been extraordinary with some exemplary music. It's amazing how seemingly over-the-top the reviews for this one are as I felt almost 'wrong' to be disappointed with it considering some reviewers are placing this as something almost perfect.

Taking for example the final track, "When the Wild Wind Blows" - the first few minutes you could almost hear the future crowd sing-along to the guitar lines - but -… Read more

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