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Igor [Blu-ray] [2008] [US Import]
Igor [Blu-ray] [2008] [US Import]
Offered by Moref Designs
Price: £12.24

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Exodus Film Group hits the big screen, 12 Feb. 2009
Igor (voiced by John Cusack) is tired of being a downtrodden assistant to an Evil Scientist, and dreams of making evil inventions of his very own. But - as everyone in the land of Malaria knows - Igors just don't have what it takes to make it in Evil Science...right?

The first animated feature-length film produced by Exodus Film Group boasts several famous names in the voice credits, including John Cleese, Eddie Izzard and a sinister turn from Steve Buscemi as Scamper, a death-obsessed rabbit. Watching Igor it's not hard to figure out how it attracted so many Hollywood stars. The film could definitely be a little shorter, but it has enough dry one-liners to appeal to adults, and enough slapstick comedy to keep kids entertained. And between the intelligent script and the Burton-esque animation, what emerges is, in fact, a sweet story about the underdog taking on the establishment. With the help of a not-so-evil giant, a rabbit, and a brain-on-wheels, of course.


Igor [DVD] [2008]
Igor [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Anthony Leondis
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.40

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Weird science, 11 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Igor [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
Igor (voiced by John Cusack) is tired of being a downtrodden assistant to an Evil Scientist, and dreams of making evil inventions of his very own. But - as everyone in the land of Malaria knows - Igors just don't have what it takes to make it in Evil Science...right?

The first animated feature-length film produced by Exodus Film Group boasts several famous names in the voice credits, including John Cleese, Eddie Izzard and a sinister turn from Steve Buscemi as Scamper, a death-obsessed rabbit. Watching Igor it's not hard to figure out how it attracted so many Hollywood stars. The film could definitely be a little shorter, but it has enough dry one-liners to appeal to adults, and enough slapstick comedy to keep kids entertained. And between the intelligent script and the Burton-esque animation, what emerges is, in fact, a sweet story about the underdog taking on the establishment. With the help of a not-so-evil giant, a rabbit, and a brain-on-wheels, of course.


Buffalo Soldiers
Buffalo Soldiers
by Robert O'Connor
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Art of Peace., 9 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Buffalo Soldiers (Paperback)
O'Connor's book revolves around the idea that peace can be as deadly as war. Paradoxical though it sounds, the book, which is fictional, but based on real events, supports that idea, and both the book and the recent film it inspired quote Nietzche: 'When there is peace, the warlike man attacks himself.'
The central figure is antihero Ray Elwood, a con artist, heroin dealer, and a soldier with nothing to fight except the system. The book follows Elwood, wheeling, dealing, freefalling and freebasing his way through an army base in peacetime Germany. The book is reminiscent of 'Catch-22', and the film, when it was made, had its release date postponed for over 2 years because the studio was worried that the anti-military tone would be poorly received by an America which was about to lauch a 'war on terrorism'. Probably a legitimate concern, given how unlike it is to the typical propaganda of the cohesive brotherhood of the army.
Fans of Joseph Heller, Michael Moore, 'Platoon' and Tarantino films will probably like this book.
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