GATW Podcast Ep. 51: The Year Thus Far

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
June 23rd, 2011

GREEN LANTERN is finally here, which means that we have made our way through the first leg of the summer blockbuster season- which means we've had a number of movies already hit theaters. With that in mind, we wanted to take a look back to see what we have liked so far this year. That, along with our thoughts on GREEN LANTERN, some news, and TV talk wrap up the first half of the year. Now on to the second half!

You can check out the episode after the break!

 

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  • Anon

    In fairness I have not seen The Killing, but I watched Zodiac this weekend because I heard the story ends unresolved.  This intrigued me as I believe there is not a single detective story that doesn’t tell you who the killer is.  Zodiac is not an exception.  I mention this because I am curious whether or not you think the audiences anger at The Killing is based on a lack of trajectory (which it sounds like you are claiming is the storyline).  Even character pieces that involve murders (thing perhaps In The Bedroom) move toward the answer to who the killer is (though In the Bedroom is not a mystery).

    • http://www.teagivesmeglee.com TheJohnMulhern

      I can’t really speak on The Killing, but I really love Zodiac. I too am a little disappointed that they hammered so hard on who the killer probably was, but I’m not going to sweat it. Great film either way.

    • http://www.teagivesmeglee.com TheJohnMulhern

      I can’t really speak on The Killing, but I really love Zodiac. I too am a little disappointed that they hammered so hard on who the killer probably was, but I’m not going to sweat it. Great film either way.

    • http://www.teagivesmeglee.com TheJohnMulhern

      I can’t really speak on The Killing, but I really love Zodiac. I too am a little disappointed that they hammered so hard on who the killer probably was, but I’m not going to sweat it. Great film either way.

    • https://gordonandthewhale.com KateErbland

      I think it’s important to note in the context of this dicussion that ZODIAC is based on a real- life story that was never resolved.

      However, this does bring up a question that has been tickling me for a few days. I saw a horror film this past weekend at LAFF (I won’t name it here so as to not spoil it for viewers, but I’m also not reviewing it). The film ends up (after over an hour of bad build-up) being a slasher flick – the murderer kills everyone, save our leading lady who is the object of his affection and who has been ostensibly stalking for the entire film. Yet, the murderer commits all his killings with a mask on – a mask which is never taken off. This is already issue enough, but the film is also a smaller indie affair with a very limited cast. The cast is, in fact, so small, that everyone (save leading lady) is killed by this murderer – everyone. There is absolutely no other character that we have “met” that could be the murderer.

      Do you think that’s unfair to a horror audience? To not only never reveal a killer but to also not even leave any hint as to who it could feasibly be? I do.

  • Anon

    In fairness I have not seen The Killing, but I watched Zodiac this weekend because I heard the story ends unresolved.  This intrigued me as I believe there is not a single detective story that doesn’t tell you who the killer is.  Zodiac is not an exception.  I mention this because I am curious whether or not you think the audiences anger at The Killing is based on a lack of trajectory (which it sounds like you are claiming is the storyline).  Even character pieces that involve murders (thing perhaps In The Bedroom) move toward the answer to who the killer is (though In the Bedroom is not a mystery).

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