When Casting Ruins Plot Twists

I was originally going to publish this post back in November but for a number of reasons I never hit the publish button. However, now the film in question is out on DVD I thought I’d resurrect this article from draft hell and release it onto the interwebs. This article will be full of spoilers for very obvious reasons but on top of this is, the problem is I can’t tell you for what movies as just mentioning the film reveals a spoiler because of the nature of this post. Therefore the break is appearing below the Ironstone rock!

When Casting Ruins Plot Twists

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Ranking the 2015 Summer Blockbusters

This year I managed to see all the summer blockbusters that roared into our multiplexes. Considering some of the reaction I got from opinions on Facebook and Twitter, I thought it would be fun to rank them in order of worst to best. However, I’ve a few disclaimers to make first.

Disclaimers

  1. By my reckoning there has been eight blockbusters this year which are all included below. After checking io9 and Den of Geek the only two other possible options would be Fast and Furious 7, which came out in the spring, and San Andreas that no remembers.
  2. These are just my opinions and while I’ll defend them in the comments they aren’t the definitive answer or anything like it.
  3. With point 2 in mind, it is important to note that film at the bottom of this list is far from the worse film ever made while the film at the top of this list is far from the best

With that in mind let’s start:

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Changes Are A Coming

Recently I renew the domain name for this site for another two years and I thought it was the prefect opportunity to take stock and work out the future of the website. It is safe to say that this website, especially the blog, doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It is also fair to say that a lot of my blog postings are kind of random and probably not that interesting.

As I still want a website base for my writing The World of The Red Fleece will still be here but I would like to make some changes and I would like YOUR opinions on what I should change.

Below the break you’ll find the details of what I’m wanting to do and the areas where I would like your ideas.

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Piracy of Thrones

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Thanks to my girlfriend I’m a late convert to the TV series Game of Thrones. We are watching it together and are about half way through the second. With this in mind I’ve been recently looking to buy series 3, that has recently finished its run on Sky Atlantic, so we can start watching it straight after series 2.

Today, the news I had been dreading was confirmed by Den of Geek, series 3 won’t be realised till at least February 2014 in the USA. They go on to say that if the DVD release pattern follows previous years we won’t see the box set in the UK till March 2014. That is over eight months away. Now while this is very annoying on a personal level, I also believe it is a bad business decision.

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