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  • The Monster Squad

    The Monster Squad

    ★★★½

    The Top Ten Takeaways: Bogus Frankenstein Edition 

    Horace (Fat Kid): “Wolfman’s got nards!”

    1. There’s so many reasons why this movie simply shouldn’t work, and yet somehow it compounds all of these ridiculous elements into a wildly entertaining viewing experience. At a certain point, the things happening on the screen are just so cartoonishly clichéd, it’s hard to not have a smile on your face. 

    2. For a film that’s almost entirely populated by child actors, the performances manage to…

  • Duck Soup

    Duck Soup

    ★★★★

    The Top Ten Takeaways: Satirical Nationalist Edition

    Ambassador Trentino: “I am willing to do anything to prevent this war.”
    Rufus Firefly: “It's too late. I've already paid a month's rent on the battlefield.”

    1. It’s pretty uncontroversial (given the reputation of the film and those that made it) to say that this movie is magnificently funny, and has some of the funniest bits in cinema. Some of the specific highlights will undoubtedly be recognized below, but as far as being…