Should We Fire ‘B. Alan Orange’ for Spoiling Movies?

Give your thoughts on whether or not we should get rid of this writer for giving away key plot points to two major summer movies.
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Should We Fire ‘B. Alan Orange’ for Spoiling Movies?

Late last Thursday evening, B. Alan Orange, who often writes scoops and news stories for the site, blew it in a major way by offering up two huge spoilers for both The Dark Knight Rises and Marvel's the Avengers.

Offering spoilers on the site is nothing new. What caused such outrage was Brad's poor decision to give away these crucial plot points in the headline, where they were unavoidable. Especially for anyone reading Twitter or Facebook. There has been a loud outcry for justice. People are threatening to go to another site for their movie news. And we're not sure what to do with this guy.

Just check out these comments from our readers.

Andrew had this to say:

"I just wanted to tell you that you should probably be more careful about spoilers in news article titles. I am having to stop visiting this website and get my movie news from another website because too often an element of an upcoming movie is spoiled for me...You should consider article titles that censor major spoilers, that way those who want to know can click on the article. I know I would not have clicked on articles revealing "secret villains" or "story details" for movies I am greatly looking forward to. I'm sure many other movie fans feel the same way. Thank you for your time, and I hope you keep my suggestion in mind."

Chris was so angry, he could only respond in all caps:

"PLEASE!!!! STOP POSTING SPOILERS!!!! AS HEADLINES!!!YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN A MOVIE BEFORE YOU SEE IT...HOWEVER, YOUR FANS AND FOLLOWERS DO NOT!!!!READ THE FEEDBACK!!!PLEASE STOP RUINING MOVIES FOR PEOPLE 7 MONTHS BEFORE THEY HIT THEATERS!!!!THAT'S LIKE 4 SPOILERS IN 2 DAYS!!!YOU SUCK.PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR FANS & FOLLOWERS ARE SAYING!!!You are losing them @ a very fast rate doing this.Here's an idea... Read the feedback on your page and see what people are saying instead of pissing more of us off by posting major SPOILERS & SECRETS as headlines on your page and or...newsfeed on facebook!!"

Then, just take a look at the outrage on Facebook:

B. Alan Orange gets the boot!

B. Alan Orange gets the boot!

So we are asking you, our beloved readers...What should become of B. Alan Orange? Should we fire him? Or should we keep him around (he has been here since 2001, this is his ten year anniversary with the site)? Please fill our comment box below with what you feel we should do to Mr. Orange for ruining two big summer movies seven months away from release. And don't hold back. Its a New Year!

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  • empath86 • 3 years ago

    sorry this is so late, fire this douche bag, his articles are just pure garbage, and he's a sc*mmy little prick.

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    • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

      I never saw this article before, FIRE THE MUTHERF*CKER!

      How hard is it to NOT POST A SPOILER in a headline?

      F*ck this, I'm going to Total Film from now on.

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      • Sherman-Hakim • 3 years ago

        give him the "casino royale" torture, and then tell him to write "spoiler" on movieweb about the torture process and how does it feel

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        • fanboy • 3 years ago

          Just have him correct his writing, dont put f*cking spoilers in the title!

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          • jayaottley • 3 years ago

            @pjwolsker Ahhhh PJ PJ PJ who know you may see his wing in the night... But unfortunately he ain't, i'm still anticipating how Nolan will off the extravagant spectacular conclusion to his Batman saga...

            "You will only rise when Gotham burns in the Ashes ;) "

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            • jayaottley • 3 years ago

              @narrator@zanyzap I agree i do miss the boo's and whoop's of @balanorange , i personally think his some what has lost his passion and needs to find it by giving us a Boo's and Whoop's article.

              Boo's & Whoop's- Does The Artist find Shame within The Iron Lady by throwing Tom Cruise of the Burj Khalifa (OOOOO YEAH!) :D

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              • zanyzap • 3 years ago

                @dowhatwedo: We should crucifix him like Jesus or Spartacus.

                @narrator: Yeah, I haven't been too active here either, but I certainly miss Orange's snarky columns.

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                • SpaceCowboy • 3 years ago

                  Ha. I'm going to stay out of this. Although, it's funny how almost all of his news feeds on MW are mostly disliked.

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                  • narrator • 3 years ago

                    Haha. This actually gave me a laugh this week. Nicely done folks.

                    @zanyzap, lol. That might be both of us. I haven't been on the site often lately, but whenever I am on, I fail to see his "Boo's and Whoop Do's" articles.

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                    • dowhatwedo • 3 years ago

                      The fact that Movieweb as a company would openly post a thread on whether or not they should fire one of their employees is not only unethical but it is ABSOLUTELY unprofessional.... what Orange did was wrong from a journalistic standpoint.... but someones future at a company should be an internal decision not one that should be plastered on an open forum for the world to see.... I guess this just goes to show how the big wigs at Movieweb.com run their business... shameful

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                      • ncmedia • 3 years ago

                        Traci Kochendorfer to be wonder woman....

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                        • brucewayne • 3 years ago

                          Ever since you posted this article Orange has amped up the *sshole level. He is completely missing the point of why people are mad. His articles now openly mock people getting mad at him spoiling movies.

                          Since Orange refuses to understand we'll spell it out. You can write articles with spoilers just don't do it in the title and in the article warn that there are spoilers. So stop being an ass and attacking your readers you're making it an irritation to read your articles now that you're butt hurt that people are calling you on your stupidity.

                          What happened to just writing an article without taking sh*t personally and writing about the actual story?

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                          • slysnide • 3 years ago

                            @movieweb: I'm tempted to agree with @newtron that this seems to be you guys having fun at our expense. Sure Alan spoils things, and that example up there with Catwoman isn't exactly correct given the description, but if you guys just had a gatekeeper who could add "SPOILER ALERT--The Dark Knight Rises" or whichever film it is, with no spoilers in the brief description beneath the article title then it'll be alright. But seeing the amount of people who don't like reading spoilers in general, then it's up for grabs whether or not this offer of your is legit, like all those damn freeloader contests. :P

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                            • Jason-Bessey • 3 years ago

                              Yes. FIRE HIM! It's bad enough that studios play too much in the trailers. But what he did was out right villainy, for those of us that still like to be surprised.

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                              • seawolf63 • 3 years ago

                                Is tar and feathering an option? Does Movieweb have a gate keeper that reviews articles before they are submitted, or is it just a free for all, post whatever I feel like on a whim operation... sort of like our comments...

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                                • zanyzap • 3 years ago

                                  Whatever happened to @balanorange's columns? Or am I just stupid and not navigating the site properly?

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                                  • pjwolsker • 3 years ago

                                    @jayaottley or is he???? dun dun dunnnnnn

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                                    • tamoclannie • 3 years ago

                                      Get rid of him. I'm sick of finding spoilers in bright red text on the front page.

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                                      • ps2fatboy • 3 years ago

                                        fire his ass

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                                        • filmstudentzero • 3 years ago

                                          I've addressed this issue on my page: willandthemovies.blogspot.com. Final word: Can Orange.

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