Movie of the Year: 2002 – Finale Part One

Movie of the Year: 2002

Finale Part One

It is time to start picking 2002’s Movie of the Year in our 2002 Finale Part One!

It seems like just yesterday we started the 2002 season, but as they say: time flies when your castin’ pods. This year we embraced just how many movies there are in any given year. Because there are so many, we opened up our brackets (and our hearts) to 16 movies.

I know what you are thinking, you must have just opened up the floodgates and invited all the stinkeroos to the party along with the usual eight brilliant movies. However that is not what happened; seven great movies (and just one stinkeroo) made their way into the sweet sixteen. And now it is time to take that number DOWN.

Maybe Battle Royale will slay the competition and move on to the next round. Perhaps Spider-Man (yeah just the one, kinda weird) will web-sling his way on. Personally, I could see Morvern Callar slicing up the competition. And it’s not just the movies that can win and lose because we are giving out our podcast-famous Mooty awards as well, celebrating the best in performance and artistry.

All this AND the stuff that I forgot to mention!

While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.

Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.

You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:

1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.

2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.

3. has information about where to find clinics.

4. provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.

5. has a collection of these resources and more.

You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at