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Whether you celebrate this month’s holiday of Thanksgiving or not, the cold season brings us a lot to be thankful for. Family, friends, warm clothes, and of course enough book content to fill your plate ten times over! So round the family up, and enjoy these amazing adaptations Netflix and Hulu have to offer.
Every new release has been put into categories and include the Netflix and Hulu release dates to boot! Click on the titles or where it says “book” or “novel” to either the watch film/show trailer or to purchase the original book!
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- Margaret Atwood: A Word After a Word After a Word is Power (2019 Documentary) – November 19th, Hulu
- Vita & Virginia (2019 Film) – based on the story of the love affair between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf (November 22, Hulu)
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- Fever Pitch (2005 Film) – based on the book Fever Pitch: A Fan’s Life by Nick Hornby (November 1st, Hulu)
- Under the Tuscan Sun (2003 Film) – based on the novel by Frances Mayes (November 1st, Hulu)
- Let It Snow (2019 Film) – based on the novel Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green (November 8th, Netflix)
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- A Simple Plan (1998 Film) – based on the novel by Scott B. Smith (November 1st, Hulu)
- Denial (2016 Film) – based on the book Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier by Deborah E. Lip Lipstadt (November 4th, Hulu)
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998 Film) – based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson (November 1st, Netflix)
- The Christmas Candle (2013 Film) – based on the novel by Max Lucado (November 1st, Netflix)
- The King (2019 Film) – based on historical events and several plays from William Shakespeare’s Henriad (consisting of the plays Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & 2, Henry V) (November 1st, Neftlix)
- Wings of the Dove (1997 Film) – based on the novel by Henry James (November 15th, Hulu)
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- Escape from Alcatraz (1979 Film) – based on the crime novel by J. Campbell Bruce (November 1st, Hulu)
- The Irishman (2019 Film) – based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt (November 27th, Netflix)
- La Reina Del Sur/The Queen of the South (Season 2) – based on the book by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (November 29th, Netflix)
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- The Counterfeit Traitor (1962 Film) – based on the nonfiction novel by Alexander Klein (November 1st, Hulu)
- The Firm (1993 Film) – based on the novel by John Grisham (November 1st, Hulu)
- Earthquake Bird (2019) – based on the novel by Susanna Jones (November 15th, Netflix)
- Apple Tree Yard (Season 1) – based on the novel by Louise Doughty (November 19th, Hulu)
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- Interview with a Vampire (1994 Film) – based on the Gothic novel by Anne Rice (November 1st, Hulu)
- Rosemary’s Baby (1968 Film) – based on the novel by Ira Levin (November 1st, Netflix)
- The Ring (2002 Film) – based on the novel by Koji Suzuki (November 1st, Hulu)
- NOS4A2 (Season 1) – based on the book by Joe Hill (November 26th, Hulu)
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- Fantastic Four (2005 Film) – based on the Marvel comic series (November 1st, Hulu)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (Season 1 & 2) – based on the manga by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (November 1, Netflix)
- The Deep (Season 3) – based on the comic by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer (November 1, Netflix)
- The End of the F***ing World (Season 2) – based on the graphic novel by Charles Forsman (November 5th, Netflix)
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- Hello Ninja (Season 1) – based on the children’s book by N. D. Wilson (November 1st, Netflix)
- Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2002 Film) – based on the folktales of Sinbad from the Middle Eastern book One Thousand and One Nights (November 1st, Hulu)
- Green Eggs and Ham (Season 1) – based on Dr. Seuss’ book of the same name (November 8th, Netflix)
- Llama Llama (Season 2) – based on the children’s book by Anna Dewdney (November 15th, Netflix)
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Disney+, Disney’s upcoming streaming service, is set to have a huge lineup of Marvel content ready at launch. This includes new series such as Loki and WandaVision as well as the films in the MCU like Black Panther and Captain Marvel. But nothing can beat the classic Marvel cartoons from the 90’s. Fans of those shows might be excited by this news.
Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, those who have had early access to the streaming service has gone to Twitter to say that Disney+ plus will feature 90’s Marvel cartoons such as the original Spider-Man and X-Men cartoons. Other 90’s cartoons include Silver Surfer, Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four.
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People have asked so here’s all the pre-2000 Marvel shows I’ve found:
Spider-Woman (1979), Spider-Man(1981), Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (1982), X-Men(1992), Iron Man (1994), Fantastic Four (1994), Incredible Hulk (1996), Silver Surfer (1998) and Spider-Man Unlimited (’99)
— GJ Kooijman (@gjkooijman) September 12, 2019
The tweets came after Disney+ launched a free trial for the service exclusively in the Netherlands. According to the original source, there are even more classic Marvel cartoons on the service.
Disney+ will have classic Marvel animated series like X-Men ‘92, Spider-Man ‘94, Spider-Woman ‘79, Spider-Man ‘81, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Iron Man ‘94, Fantastic Four ‘94, Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, and Spider-Man Unlimited. pic.twitter.com/Yzj3DiZtwg
— Disney+ Updates (@moredisneyplus) September 12, 2019
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We’re still 60 days away from the launch of Disney+, and the photos and tweets themselves don’t officially confirm anything, but the prospect of being able to stream these classic cartoons whenever you want is surely to get people talking.
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First off, don’t worry, there’s no spoilers for Avengers: Endgame in this article. Although you have only yourself to blame if you haven’t seen it yet and managed to avoid spoilers for this long. But one thing is clear about Endgame, even to those who haven’t seen it, is that the saga of the Infinity Stones has come to a close. But the question remains: what comes next? What arc will Marvel tackle next? While the higher ups are keeping mum, naturally, we have a few guesses of who could replace Thanos as the next ultimate villain of the MCU and act as the main antagonist for the next big story arc our heroes, old and new, will undertake. Let’s count them down, starting with ten.
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In the comics, there are few characters as big as Galactus, both literally and figuratively. Galactus is an entity as old as the universe itself, often considered a counterpart to Death herself. Appearing as a gigantic humanoid behemoth clad in purple armor as big as a planet, Galactus is known as the Devourer of Worlds. He feeds off of planets to survive, destroying them and killing billions. He uses ‘heralds’, mortals he’s blessed with immense power, to find worlds for him to consume, such as the Silver Surfer. Galactus, however, is not malevolent but merely feeds off worlds in order to survive, like a person grabbing an apple to snack on. He does not think or care about the mortal lives destroyed by his actions, which puts him in conflict with Marvel’s top tier heroes time and time again. However, his first big screen appearance was as a generic evil cloud in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, possibly meaning Marvel doesn’t want to risk using a character who was previously tainted in another adaptation.
9. Doctor Doom
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Victor Von Doom, otherwise known as Doctor Doom, is another of Marvel’s most popular villains. He stands head and shoulders above most of the villains in Marvel’s catalogue, grandiose in his mannerisms, a perfect fusion of mad scientist, tyrant king, and evil sorcerer. Doom has been in tons of popular events in Marvel, stealing the Power Cosmic, threatening the world with a nuclear holocaust, uniting villains together under his rule as the Masters of Evil, and even becoming a full fledged god. Doom has layers to his character, possessing a sense of nobility and honor while also being utterly narcissistic and petty. Honestly, the reasons NOT to use Doom would be that: he already has been overexposed in the previous Fantastic Four movies, who utterly botched his portrayal three times in a row, and he’s too popular of a villain to use. But we’ll see what happens and we’ll be holding out for the good doctor to make an appearance at some point.
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Annihilus is another great cosmic level threat, Annihilus is the insectoid ruler of the Negative Zone, an antimatter universe. Commanding vast insectoid armies, he has a huge powerset of his own, wielding two great artifacts: the Cosmic Control Rod and the Quantum Bands. Annihilus seeks to dominant all life in our universe and has come close to doing so on numerous occasions. Extremely powerful, Annihilus would make a great top tier threat, although he may be too similar to Thanos to stand on his own as a new villain.
7. The High Evolutionary
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A human being who extended his lifespan to become essentially immortal. A man of intelligence rather than physical, his intellect has evolved to the upper limits of human potential but still can thrown down thanks to his own experiments on his body, crafting a metal exoskeletal to his flesh. His main gimmick, however, is experimentation on various creatures, enabling him to create all sorts of weird monsters to act as his slaves. Desiring to ‘evolve’ the human race without their consent, the High Evolutionary could be a more down to earth bad guy who nevertheless requires a united force of heroes to take down.
6. The Green goblin
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If you want more of a street level threat who nevertheless can hold his own against the big guys, Normal Osborne, better known as the Green Goblin, might be your guy. Utterly insane, Normal Osborne is a street level criminal who mutated himself through genetic tampering into the even more insane Green Goblin, a gibbering nutcase of a villain with a Halloween themed apparel of weapons, such as his infamous Pumpkin Bombs, his Goblin Glider, and Razor Bats. He has the raw intelligence to pull the strings from behind the scenes, as he’s done many times to Spider-Man, and even act as the leader for a united alliance of villains (perhaps the Sinister Six) without being too strong to be compared to Thanos, more acting as a contrast.
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Mephisto is the equivalent of Satan himself, a demon who rules over his own Hell-like dimension and amuses himself by playing with the lives of mortals. He steals souls, he makes Faustian bargains, and he torments any who are foolish enough to trust him. He’s the devil in all but name and if you want to go bigger than Thanos, there’s not much further you can go than that. Mephisto would bring more supernatural elements into the MCU but with Dr. Strange probably destined to be a big player going forward, we can see him fitting right in.
4. The Beyonder
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A literal god-like entity, the Beyonder is famous for kidnapping the heroes and villains of the universe, making them fight to the death on his planet known as Battleworld. Initially an unseen, omnipotent opponent, he later came to Earth in a humanoid form and has basically limitless power, able to do anything his mind thinks of. Although perhaps he wouldn’t good as a direct opponent, the Beyonder could provide the catalyst for plucking the heroes and villains of the established MCU into one spot and making them fight! It is a great concept and the Beyonder is the sort of villain to make that happen.
3. Gorr the God-butcher
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A more recent opponent of Thor, Gorr the God-Butcher hates the gods of the Marvel Universe as he blames them for the death of his family and not intervening despite their power. So, he made himself into a creature capable of standing against the gods and carved a bloody path across the universe, until he created an alternate future in which there were no more gods and he ruled the universe with an iron fist. Until that is, Thor confronted and defeated him in a titanic battle. Gorr would need some tweaking to make him work but we can easily see his motive being switched from killing gods to heroes, making him a scary opponent who goes after the established heroes of the MCU in a bloody campaign.
2. The masters of evil
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We’ve yet to see a true super villain team up in the MCU, two established villains joining forces. That’s what the Masters of Evil were in the comics, a group of villains who became one to combat the Avengers. While most of them haven’t been introduced in the MCU (such as the Wrecking Crew, the Black Knight, Radioactive Man, the Enchantress, and Tiger Shark) we can easily see them tweaked to incorporate previously MCU baddies who survive their solo films and band together in a big event.
1. Kang the COnqueror
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Kang, alongside Ultron, is considered one of the Avenger’s best enemies and for good reason. This villain is from the future, possessing no superpowers beyond a genius intellect and being an expert historian. But he manipulates time itself for his own ends, traveling often between timelines to create futures he desires. He ruled over both ancient Egypt and the distant future, leaving the Avengers to fix his meddling. He could be an interesting antagonist, one who could create paradoxes, undo the heroes victories, or even create a dark alternate future ruled by him. Kang could be the perfect foil to Thanos, a genius who uses manipulation to his own ends rather than raw strength.
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Keya Morgan, the man accused of elder abuse against comic book legend Stan Lee, appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court on the charge of being a fugitive of justice.
Stan Lee, the creator of Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, and Iron Man as well as many others unfortunately lost his wife, Joan on July 6th, 2017. Then Keya Morgan, also known as Keyrash Mazhari, a New York-based memorabilia collector, became involved with Lee as his business parter/manager.
Come June 2018, according to The Guardian, Morgan was arrested when he tried to get police arrested who were visiting Lee’s house to perform a welfare check, claiming they were impostors trying to burglarize the home.
This resulted in Lee’s attorney filing a restraining order against Morgan. In the application for the restraining order in June, Morgan was “accused of isolating Lee from friends and family, and exploiting their relationship in order to embezzle artwork, cash and other assets worth more than $5m (£3.8m).
By August, the restraining order was granted and Morgan was ordered “to stay away from Lee’s daughter, Joan Celia “CJ” Lee, sixty-eight, and his eighty-six-year-old brother, Larry Lieber”.
However, this wasn’t the end. Afterwards, Stan Lee apparently sued Pow! Entertainment , a company he himself founded, claiming he was “conned into signing over rights to his identity and likeness” but eventuality dropped the lawsuit, calling it “confusing”.
This seems odd, but it Keya Morgan came up again, this time “accused of taking control of Lee’s Twitter account, as well as being behind a surprising $1bn lawsuit launched by Lee in May 2018 against Pow! Entertainment”.
Earlier this month, after Stan Lee’s passing in passing December, Keya Morgan was “issued with an arrest warrant by the Los Angeles superior court” on charges that “include false imprisonment, forgery, and fraud”.
Finally, he has made “his initial court appearance early Sunday in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse”, writes Star Advertiser.
Currently, Morgan is in Phoenix, Arizona, but he is expected to be extradited to Los Angeles County, California.
Morgan stands accused of taking Lee from his Hollywood Hills home to a Beverly Hills condominium “where Morgan had more control over Lee”. CNBC writes that “Keya Morgan allegedly mishandled Lee’s money.” which “included $262,000 that Lee never received from autograph signing sessions”. Furthermore, KTLA writes that Morgan also “stole more than $100,000 from Lee through fraud and embezzlement in May and June 2018”.
Morgan is charged with one felony count of false imprisonment of an elder by use of fraud and deceit, three felony counts of grand theft from an elder of more than $950 and one misdemeanor count of elder abuse for knowingly and willfully inflicting mental suffering on Lee.
Prosecutors recommend Morgan’s bail be set at $300,000. If Morgan is convicted as charged, hefaces a maximum sentence of 10 years in custody.
Alex Kessel, an attorney for Morgan, has said his client has never abused or taken advantage of Lee.
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