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New James Bond Film Gets Mysterious Title

Yesterday, the James Bond Twitter account announced the latest 007 film will be titled… No Time To Die. The latest installment in the movie franchise based on Ian Fleming’s classic stories has been generating quite the buzz in the cinema world.

 

 

 

Many fans are excited to see what excitement the newest addition in the Bond franchise will hold. Others are less enthused. Drew Schwartz, writing for Vice.com, mocked the new title:

 

The name of this movie is somehow even dumber than its old working title, Shatterhand, whatever that was supposed to mean. No Time to Die is such a dumb name that it’s actually… kind of incredible.

 

 

Regardless of what you think about the title, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the film as it will likely be Daniel Craig’s last turn as Bond. Earlier this year, it was rumored Lashana Lynch will take up the 007 moniker as Craig leaves the franchise. Craig will still play Bond in this film, but his 007 codename at MI6 has been passed on to Lynch. Marvel fans may remember Lynch from her role as Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel.

 

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Reportedly, Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek will be the villain in this newest installment. And Dali Benssalah, David Dencik and Ana de Armas will also join the cast. According to CNN, Craig has recently been spotted around London filming scenes for the April 2020 release!

 

 

While some Bond films are based on the classic books and short stories from Ian FlemingNo Time To Die will apparently be an original storyline!

 

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Fans Shaken and Stirred Over New James Bond Casting

Fans are sure to be both shaken and stirred by the latest news and, of course, there’s really no reason to fret at all.

Spectre was widely speculated to be Daniel Craig’s final outing as Bond, due in no small part to Daniel Craig’s comments on the subject:

I’d rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again

To be fair, he was asked if he’d like to play the character again just as he finished filming and, seeing how much of those movies require of him, that like asking a runner if they’d like to run again just as they finish a long distance race that involved them smashing two teeth, dislocating a shoulder, spraining a knee and slicing the tip off a finger.

 

A live stream at Ian Fleming's Goldeneye estate in Jamaica

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Revealed during a live stream from Ian Fleming’s Goldeneye estate in Jamaica were several cast members, including Lashana Lynch and Rami Malek.

 

 

This drew up a craze. Would our second-favorite Bohemian (Freddie always wins) be the next James Bond?

 

Rami Malek as Freddie

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Nope! In fact, he was cast to be play the villain. Latter it was revealed that his name is…Waldo!

Waldo from 'Where's Waldo?'

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I always knew that character was evil. Always hiding, always sneaking around. I bet he’s been planting bombs this whole time because of reasons that he’ll explain to Bond in a monologue latter!

James Bond is going to die, obviously, so might as well tell him everyone detail of my plan before he does so

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Drat! Where did that sneaky devil go?

 

'Where's Waldo?'

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I’m sure it’s fine.

 

 

On a serious note, with Rami ‘out’ as Bond, who would play out lovely Cold War relic? Many speculated it would be Idris Elba or Richard Madden or even Tom Hardy.

Tom Hardy in Dunkirk

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On a side note, if Tom Hardy played James Bond would they cover his face?

 

Tom Hardy as Venom and Bane, face cover in both comic adaptations

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The wait was over with this reveal:

Daniel Craig as James Bond

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James Bond would be, once again, Daniel Craig.

However, on that same note, the premise was revealed back in late April. Here is it:

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.  His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. 

Daniel Craig is James Bond. But the twists and turns weren’t done for Bond 25. Remember Lashana Lynch, who played Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel?

 

Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel

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She will be the new 007 since, you know, James Bond is retired. The Daily Mail reported that a Hollywood insider revealed:

“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says ‘Come in 007’, and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.”

Because, you know, that’s how code names work. When the President of the United States leaves office, we get a new President of the United States. When James Bond retires from being 007, a new person becomes 007.

 

 

Naturally, the internet did an internet about the whole thing:

Calm down.

Honestly, there go my hopes that this conversation will be healthier than when Daniel Craig was announced to play Bond in Casino Royale and everyone freaked out because he was blond.

 

 

On a personal note, this might just be the kick the franchise needs. It helps that James Bond has been largely driven away from Ian Fleming’s gritty version, who smokes sixty cigarettes a day, is a blatant sexist and racist, and with Mission Impossible and Kingsmen topping the charts, James Bond seems like a Cold War relic.

He’s showing his age. Having the movie play into that with James Bond coming back into the field as a retired old man trying to keep up with the new kids might just be the hook to get newer audiences in seats.

Regardless, let’s hope the movie is good because otherwise all this speculation and hype goes the way of Game of Thrones, meaning it’s all a waste of time.

 

 

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James Bond’s Iconic Aston Martin Could Be Yours

Ian Fleming‘s iconic character of James Bond was known for always traveling with a slick set of wheels—and these wheels belonged to none other than the Aston Martin.

 

The Aston Martin

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The 1963 DB5 Aston Martin made its first appearance in 1964’s Goldfinger before reappearing the next very next year in Thunderball. Those appearances, and its subsequent reappearances in later Bond films (it has it’s very own Stan Lee-like cameo!) have made the ’63 Aston Martin a staple of cinema. It’s a movie car, with its tricked out with battering rams, retractable bulletproof glass, the ability to produce oil slicks, and an ejector seat.

I’ve always wanted one, and now I have a chance to get one.

 

Replica of James Bond after using the ejector seat

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Thankfully, according to Forbes, a replica of the James Bond’s iconic vehicle that includes all those fun gadgets will be available at “[t]he twentieth edition of Bonhams’ annual Aston Martin sale is to be held for the first time at The Wormsley Estate in the Chiltern Hills, about an hour outside of London”.

CNN states that the news first hit us about “[t]en months ago” when “Aston Martin announced it would build a limited number of 1964 Aston Martin DB5s, just like the one Sean Connery, as James Bond, first drove in the movie Goldfinger.

 

The Aston Martin

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According to the Guardian, the Aston Martin is tricked out to the extreme. The company made a partnership with Bond film producer, Eon Productions, and got in contact with Chris Corbould, a special effects expert who created many of the effects for the Bond film franchise, in order to create a car as close as humanely possibly to the film’s iconic vehicle.

But it wasn’t easy, since, according to Corbould:

“We have licence in the film world to ‘cheat’ different aspects under controlled conditions. For instance, we might have four different cars to accommodate four different gadgets. We obviously don’t have that luxury on these DB5s as all the gadgets have to work in the same car all the time.”

 

Concept drawings for the Goldfinger DB5

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What they’ve come up with though is pretty amazing. Here are some of the features:

-Guns appear from the front lights

-Guns that flash on and off that emit a “machine gun-like sound” when the driver pulls the “trigger” instead of shooting real bullets

-A telephone in the driver’s side door

-A faux radar-tracker screen

-A weapons tray hidden under the leather seats.

-282-brake-horsepower engines able to from 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds with a top speed of 148mph.

-Battering rams

-Retractable bulletproof glass

-The ability to produce oil slicks to foil chasing vehicles.

-Revolving number plates

-Rear smokescreen

Unfortunately the car lacks the ejector seat that it’s famous for!

 

Bond right before he presses the ejector seat

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A spokesperson sensibly asked,

“Can you imagine the challenge of getting the ejector seat past health and safety?”

Good point.

Twenty-five cars have been made and will be be sold at a price of £2.75 million, which is about $3.5 million.

I know I’m not the only one who has always dreamt of owning this car and, if you give me enough money, then that dream will become a reality.

 

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Check Out the New James Bond Cast!

Ian Fleming’s James Bond franchise is about to enter its 25th entry. Details on the film have been scarce, but today we finally got confirmation about who will star in the upcoming film.

Daniel Craig will return as 007, but this will be his last outing as the titular agent. Returning actors include Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q, Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. New cast members include Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch and Dali Benssalah. It is unclear what roles these new actors will play.

The biggest reveal was that Rami Malek, who just won an Oscar for his performance as Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, has been cast as the film’s villain. You can see Malek’s confirmation video here:

 

 

The casting announcements were made during the 007 livestream on the franchise’s Twitter page. According to the producers and director, production will start soon with filming beginning in Jamaica, an iconic setting in the James Bond legacy. Although plot details were scarce, it will see Bond helping an old friend rescue a kidnapped scientist unravels into something far deadlier.

 

Bond 25 is expected to release next year. You can watch the livestream announcement here:

 

Are you a fan of James Bond? And, more importantly, have you read any James Bond books?

 

 

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6 Must-Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ Musical Parodies

I hear you: What are the top 6 Game of Thrones Musical Parodies that have come out since the show’s premiere?

Well, we’ve come up with a list that’s sure to get your foot tapping. And the best part? These songs can be played anywhere. About to watch Game of Thrones and play Musical chairs? These songs will help you out. About to invite the Freys to a wedding? These songs will definitely help you out.

6. “A Character I Used to Know”

 

This song hurts me. Like, really hurts me. It rewinds time, bringing up memories when everything was sweet and I fell in love with “a certain HBO show”. Watching this show late at night with friends, I saw this darkly but strangely funny show with some of my favorite actors.

OMG Sean Bean? He was in that James Bond movie!

 

Sean Bean in James Bond

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Ah. He died in that movie. And he’s in a fantasy now? Again? Hey guys, remember how he got shoot with a dozen arrows in Lord of the Rings?

Tyrion
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Is that Peter Dinklage? He was the dude in Elf! I loved it when he beat Will Ferrell half to death.

 

Peter Dinklage in Elf
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Good times. But the song slowly, steadily, it pulls me forwards, making me relive the death of not just my favorite characters, but even characters I forgot I loved. Khal Drogo? Robert Baratheon? As the song says, “So many characters dropping off like flies / that’s when I was forced to realize/that the show would ruin my whole life forever.”

 

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Then comes Ned Stark. Why is it always Ned Stark? Oh, I remember now…because of all us TV show watchers thought he was the main character! He was on the poster, as the song cleverly reminds me.

Oh, and guess what? This song is from July 2nd, 2013. You know what happened on June 2nd, 2013? The Red Wedding aired. At least these girls had an outlet for their grief. But that’s not the worst part.

 

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The worst part is this song is from 2013, where the names of all the dead characters fit easily into the length of a song? Ah, those were the good old days.

By the way, the beat is killer.

 

5 – GAME OF THRONES MEDLEY (Monster, Roar, Demons, & Titanium Parody)

 

Released April 16th, 2014, this mash up combines different musical styles as we travel through Westeros and they fit just like a glove.

What song does does Daenerys Targaryen parody? Well, she has blond hair, purple eyes, and THREE DRAGONS. Dragons breathe fire, and I’m afraid of burning alive. So what song goes with Daenerys Targaryen? Skillet’s song Monster. Yep, that fits.

What about House Lannister? Well, they’re lions and you know what lions do? They roar, like Katy Perry’s hit.

 

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And then we get Jon Snow rapping, and we’re just about halfway through.

Just watch it.

 

4. Blank Page

It’s been a long running meme that George R R Martin likes to watch you cry because he just killed off your favorite character.

 

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But at least he hasn’t sung about it.

Oh wait! Released March 12th, 2015, this video has George R R Martin doing his best Taylor Swift impression and it flies off the charts. With lyrics like “Sorry Sean Bean” and “I get off on killing everyone you love” I think we can cool it off with the “George R.R. Martin is lazy” joke because, let’s face it, as soon as he releases Winds of Winter, we’re going to be cry again.

 

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3. The Red Keep: Tango

 

 

Winter is coming has never sounded so joyful. Released April 16 2015, this magnificent parody of Cell Block Tango from the best musical ever Chicago will ignite your heart with joy as quickly as Denearys shouts, “Decarys!”

This fabulous 7 minute song goes through all the major female characters in Game of Thrones, from Cersei joyfully describing the death of Robert Baratheon to Brienne of Tarth melancholy when talking about Renly death, you’ll have your foot tapping in no time.

 

Still from "Game of Thrones: The Red Keep Tango"
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Plus, who else wants to see Cersei actually being happy? Like, ‘I’m so happy I want to sing!’ kind of happy. If the next season doesn’t have Cersei singing, I’ll riot. Who’s with me?

 

2. JON SNOW (Meghan Trainor “NO” Parody) – Game of Thrones

 

 

Spoiler Alert. Remember when Jon was dead for a long time and your friends were debating if he was coming back. This parody is for you.

Twenty-five in and this became one of my favorites songs of 2019. Yes, I know this song came out on April 18th, 2016, but this only goes to highlight our love of Jon Snow. Remember when he died? You didn’t believe it for a second.

 

Still from "ON SNOW (Meghan Trainor "NO" Parody) - Game of Thrones"
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Released in a time when Jon Snow’s fate was up in the air, this song captures that denial. “I will not let him go/I will not let him go” she sings, and it pulls at my heart strings. Yes, I too refused to my cynical side take over and admit that “my favorite crow” was dead.

And now I feel vindicated that he’s alive, and you can too.

 

Zombie Jon Snow

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1. Westerosi Rhapsody

 

 

So what’s a good band? Queen. You know what’s their best song? Death of two legs. But Bohemian Rhapsody is also up there, and since Bohemian Rhapsody is pop culture’s anthem, why wouldn’t you combined it with Games of Thrones. Released July 12th, 2017, I’m surprised no one did it before. Okay, someone probably did, but it’s not as good as this.

 

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This is the best thing I’ve heard since I heard Queen for the first time.

Recapping the series up to Season 6, this song replaced key moments from the song such as “Mama, just killed a man/put a gun against his head/pulled my trigger now he’s dad” with “Your mama/she’s your aunt as well/which means your father is also your uncle” as well as singing the show’s highlights. Tywin on the toilet? Walder Frey sitting at the Red Wedding? Theon Greyjoy transforming into Reek? It’s all here, and they sing about it.

 

Tywin on the toliet
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Plus “Scaramouch, Scaramouch” is replaced with “Drink the whine, drink the whine!”

It’s hilarious, and if you want a recap you’re not going to get much better. I mean, it’s Queen meets Game of Thrones for crying out loud.

 

 

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