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A deep dive into all the great movies that came out in 1982. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkbz0_9DsPI

PLOT: A deep dive into all the great movies that came out in 1982.REVIEW: Everyone has their own take on the greatest year ever for cinema. Scholars tend to cite 1939, as that’s the year Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Gunga Din, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington and other seminal films were released. Modern film fans tend to cite 1999, thanks to The Matrix, Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, Magnolia and many more. I’d make a strong case for 2007 myself, with Into the Wild , The Assassination of JesseJames, Gone Baby Gone, Zodiac, There Will Be Blood,

No Country for Old Men, and others. Think about it. E.T., The Thing, Star Trek II, Rocky III, Poltergeist, Blade Runner, the list goes on and on. Mark A. Altman (Free enterprise

) Roger Lay Jr. and others are creating a documentary series about 1982. Berge Garabedian is the executive producer of the documentary. We didn’t review the documentary at first because JoBlo was involved. However, I have to admit that I wanted to write a review after watching all four episodes. I was not asked to review the film, but I enjoyed it so much that I felt it was worth a review. Each episode features interviews with people who worked on the films. While you won’t see Spielberg or Stallone talking about E.T.or Rocky III you will get William Shatner talking about both Star Trek IIand Airplane 2. The Sequel while Ron Howard talks about Night shift as Ron Howard reveals that he originally wanted to direct Star Trek II010010 The best interview of all is Barry Bostwick, who lets it all hang out and comes across as super charming as he remembers making MegaForce, a movie he says he was terrible in (I disagree). Bostwick’s interview is excellent. He says that the schedule was a mess, and that he got stoned one day by the pool and then found out to his dismay that he was supposed to film the next day. Darin Scott is a producer from Menace 2 Society who recalls being the only black person in the theater going nuts when Mr. T’s Clubber lang defeated Rocky Balboa in Rocky III

, and Everyone involved clearly loves the stuff being discussed, and the doc makes it a point to not only focus on genre, with movies like Missing and The Verdict also getting a spotlight.If I have any issues with the documentary, it’s that some of the stories have been told before. I’m not sure they needed to go into the sucky video game E.T. spawned, as that already got a cool documentary of its own (Atari: Game Over), and the “who directed Poltergeist

” debate has been done to death. I don’t know if the older stories are necessary for a documentary on those movies, so I won’t be too harsh. As a seasoned fan, I couldn’t get enough of the stories I didn’t know, such as Orson Wells being drunk and surly when they recorded the trailer for Conan the Barbarian (they even have the outtakes).Overall, Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1982 is a nostalgic blast. The third of four episodes will air tonight on C.W. If you missed the previous two episodes, download the C.W. app and watch them. If you’re an eighties movie enthusiast, you’ll love it.8

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