Charlie on The Muppets Take Manhattan

After a terrible incident on the street with a yellow cab, Kermit the Frog loses his memory and sets about finding himself a new life. He heads to the offices of an employment agency but ends up on the wrong floor of the building. There he bumps into a trio of beige clad frogs named Bill, Gill and Jill. In a panic, he introduces himself as Phill…Phillip Phill, Bill, Gill and Jill are in the advertising racket and are ‘looking for the opinion of the common ordinary frog on the street’.

The three nasal frogs are downbeat and losing hope, with their jobs on the line as they’re failing to market their brand, ‘Ocean Breeze Soap’. Kermit suggests that they simply describe what the product does and comes up with the winning slogan, ‘Ocean Breeze Soap will get you clean’. They love it! ‘Just say what the product does? Why, no one’s ever tried that!’ They offer Kermit a job, remarking ‘we could always use a frog with horse-sense’, and so Kermit becomes an ad man.

Ryan on Terminator: Judgment Day

I thought a lot more about moments in movies when I was a kid. Terminator: Judgment Day was one of my favourite movies growing up. The bar scene where Arnold Schwarzenegger beats up the biker crew and takes the guys shades out of his jacket pocket before he drives off to George Thorogood’s ‘Bad To The Bone’. I used to think that was the coolest thing ever.

Sam on Jungle Book

My favourite movie moment is also from when I was a kid. However, when I saw it again recently it had me in tears of laughter for something like a whole day. The scene in the 1967 Jungle Book when King Louis is trying to persuade Mowgli to tell him how to make "man's red fire", is so damn good. I love the bit when Louis is trying to bribe Mowgli by feeding him more and more Bananas and on top of this serious mission, the monkeys are all in a complete Jazz trance. The whole thing, Louis Prima's voice as King Louis, the song, the monkeys dancing is supreme and hilarious.

Kat on Persepolis

Persepolis is one of my favourite books and the film is such a nice adaptation which brings the graphic novel to life. It’s about the life of a girl through and after the Iranian revolution as she grows up in a family of liberal leftists, and her life after the Iran-Iraq war as she moves to Europe. The drawings in the animation are really simple and mostly black and white with minimal detail, and are so cleverly done that I don’t think I can choose just one moment from the film that’s better than the rest – the whole thing is bloody brilliant.

For example, the fact that there’s a child narrating the history of the revolution is really refreshing because it introduces a wider audience to Iran’s disturbed political past. It keeps a light tone whilst addressing really complex issues. The style lends itself really well to the narrative, which feels like a really familiar watch as it captures parts of my own family history.

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