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John Casteele

Born in West Virginia, John Casteele now lives in Kentucky. A writer with more than eight years of experience, he has written both articles and poetry for publication in magazines and online. A former nationally-ranked sport fencer, Casteele also spent several years as a fencing coach and trainer. He prefers long-term investments, focusing largely on the retail, medical, and tech sectors.

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Is Record-Breaking 'Game of Thrones' Piracy a Problem for HBO?

"Game of Thrones" recently broke a Bittorrent record, making a recent episode the most-pirated single episode of a TV show of all time. Is this bad news for HBO, or is the network actually pleased with this distinction?

Thu Apr 10

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Will 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Get a Season Two?

ABC's 'Agents of SHIELD' received some positive buzz after the most recent episode, but viewership reached its lowest level to date. Will the series get renewed, or will it be on the chopping block?

Wed Apr 9

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Will Microsoft's Cortana Increase the Appeal of Windows Phone?

At its recent BUILD conference, Microsoft officially unveiled its "Cortana" virtual assistant. Will the new Windows Phone feature actually increase the appeal of the mobile OS?

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Will 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Dominate the August Box Office?

Despite mixed fan reactions to the film's first trailer, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" still looks poised to perform well when it's released in August. There is one film that might be able to beat it, though.

Tue Apr 8

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‘Captain America 3’ Confirmed: What Does This Mean for Warner Bros.?

Following a phenomenal U.S. opening for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Marvel Studios has revealed that a third "Captain America" movie is on its way in 2016. What does this mean for Warner Bros.' competing "Batman vs. Superman" film?

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Would a ‘Goonies’ Sequel be a Box Office Hit?

Director Richard Donner recently sent the Internet rumor mill into overdrive with a casual mention that he was doing a sequel to 1985's "The Goonies." Could the sequel really happen?

Fri Apr 4

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‘Ghostbusters 3’ Is Finally Moving Forward, but Can it Be a Hit?

Sony Pictures is finally moving forward with "Ghostbusters 3," despite the loss of co-writer and star Harold Ramis. Could the film still be what fans want to see?

Thu Apr 3

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Why Warner Bros. Box Office Success Should Continue Through 2014

Warner Bros. has been off to a good start this year with the massive success of "The LEGO Movie." Looking at its upcoming slate and a few things that have recently been announced, though, that film's success is only the beginning.

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Is a New Marvel TV Show Based on Agent Carter a Good Idea?

With "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." still struggling to improve its ratings, is it the right time for an "Agent Carter" series based on the Marvel One-Shot?

Thu Mar 27

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Are Crowdfunding Sites the Future, or a Bubble Waiting to Burst?

On March 3, the crowdfunding site Kickstarter announced that it had reached $1 billion in total pledges since the site was launched. What's next?

Wed Mar 26

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Will Fox Dominate the Box Office With its Comic Universe?

Despite having two films in its Marvel-licensed universe that haven't been released, Fox is looking toward the future and announcing new sequels as well as a mystery project. Will this boldness be rewarded with box-office hits, or is the studio [more]

Tue Mar 18

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How Hard Is it to Keep ‘Constantine’ True to the Comics?

As the "Constantine" pilot begins filming, fans are arguing about whether it's important for the character to retain vices such as smoking on-screen. Is it really that hard to create an adaptation of the character that stays true to the comics?

Mon Mar 17

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Croaxleigh published an article 11:02 AM

Will a Change in Overtime Law Change How Companies Do Business?

On March 13, President Obama signed an order to have the Department of Labor look into the state of overtime for salaried workers. Will this move benefit the economy, or will it just cause more problems for struggling companies?

Thu Mar 13

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Croaxleigh published an article 10:35 AM

How Much of a Risk Is Fox’s ‘Gotham’ Series?

Fox is moving ahead with the pilot for its "Gotham" TV series, and it recently announced the casting of the boy who will play Bruce Wayne. Will the show be able to consistently draw in viewers week after week, or will it have problems balancing the [more]

Tue Mar 11

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Will ‘Noah’ Movie Controversy Lead to Box Office Troubles?

Paramount Pictures has placed an explanatory message in front of screenings of "Noah" at the behest of the National Religious Broadcasters. Was this move taken out of genuine concern, or was it merely an attempt to avoid controversy?

Thu Mar 6

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Is ‘Uprising’ the Event that ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Needs?

Richardragan: The preview that ABC released for "Uprising" showed a glimpse of more Deathlok, so you should get your wish sooner rather than later. It'll be interesting to see where they take the character, since out of

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Is ‘Uprising’ the Event that ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Needs?

Aldirick: Whedon is involved, but only as a producer/general overseer. His brother's the showrunner, and there may be limits to what Joss can tell him based on contractual obligations (as Disney/Marvel has been fairly tight-lipped

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Wed Mar 5

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Is ‘Uprising’ the Event that ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Needs?

Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has launched an in-series event called "Uprising." Will this latest story arc improve the show's ratings, or is it too late for the show to appeal to anyone but the faithful?

Mon Mar 3

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Warner Bros. Prepares a Monster-Sized Hit with New Godzilla Movie

The last time that Godzilla was featured in an American film, fans were turned off by the non-traditional take on the monster. With Warner Bros.' upcoming "Godzilla" film, it seems that the studio has gone the traditional route to help ensure happy [more]

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Croaxleigh published an article 12:04 PM

Will a Windows Phone Price Drop Make a Dent in iPhone and Android?

Despite making headway in international markets, Windows Phone still struggles to increase its global market share. Will new features and an initiative targeting the low end of the smartphone market help it to move more devices?

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