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1982 - The Finale, Part One
29th September 2022 • Movie of the Year •
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Movie of the Year: 1982

Finale Part One

1982's Movie of the Year Finale is here; which of these amazing films will take home the most coveted prize in Hollywood?

The good news is that we are drawing to the exciting conclusion of another fantastic season of movie watching. The bad news is the 1982 season is almost over and we will probably never talk about it or think about it again. The blockbusters were never bigger than in 1982, but they had a lot to say as well, a surprising amount of it about the 1980's -- even though the decade had hardly started.

Is E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial too obvious to win it all? Maybe we'll want to get cute and choose 1982's other alien visitor from another land: the thing, star of The Thing. If we wanted to be really "cool" or "hip" we could pick the obscure-but-transcendent Fitzcarraldo. Poltergeist is the fourth-ranked movie in the bracket, but it is hard to see any world where it has a chance to win it all. I doubt it will even take home any Mooties.

But Mooties will be going out to several lucky performers. These awards allow us to indicate who did bad, who did good, and who did bad good.

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