Avengers, Bond, and Game of Thrones actress Dame Diana Rigg has died this morning at age 82.
The holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means—families coming together to bicker and brawl about politics, panicking about decorations and dinners, and gifts, gifts, and more gifts! So hide away from all the chaos in either these book adaptations or the original books themselves.
This month we have the long-awaited release of Netflix’s adapted series, The Witcher, to be released December 20th. Marvel fans can find entertainment on Hulu with the 2008 Iron Man film released, and, for those of you who dare to watch it, Spider-Man 3 is being released at the end of December as well.
December is also bringing a whole lot of intense action and drama. The award-winning adaptation of No Country for Old Men will be shooting its way onto Hulu at the very start of the year, and the legendary martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will also be released to start the month.
The Silence of the Lambs will be available to chill the already chilly season, on top of a new season of You.
Experience this horrific sight all over again December 31st on Hulu | Image via tenor
There’s even more streaming to look forward to this December! Check-out the full adaptation list below.
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!
The Witcher will make his entrance December 20th on Netflix | Image via giphy
- Nightflyers (Season 1) – based on the novella and short stories by George R. R. Martin (December 2nd, Netflix)
- Outlander (Season 3) – based on the popular book series by Diana Gabaldon (December 10th, Netflix)
- The Witcher (2019 Netflix Original) – based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski (December 20th, Netflix)
You’d be crazy to not watch this new season of You on Netflix | Image via giphy
- The Counterfeit Traitor (1962 Film) – based on the nonfiction novel by Alexander Klein (November 1st, Hulu)
- You (Season 2) – based on the novel Caroline Kepnes’ follow-up novel Hidden Bodies (December 26th, Netflix)
- Rosemary’s Baby (1968 Film) – based on the novel by Ira Levin (December 1st, Hulu)
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991 Film) – based on the novel by Thomas Harris (December 1st, Hulu)
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013 Film) – based on the novel by Mohsin Hamid (December 27th, Hulu)
Watch No Country For Old Men, it’ll blow your mind! | Image via Giphy
- Lawless (2012 Film) – based on the novel The Wettest Country in the World by Matt Bondurant (December 29th, Netflix)
- No Country for Old Men (2007 Film) – based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy (December 1st, Hulu)
While Morgan Freedman is Driving Miss Daisy, you can “drive youself” to Hulu to watch the film December 1st
- Driving Miss Daisy (1989 Film) – based on the novel by Alfred Uhry (December 1st, Hulu)
- Indecent Proposal (1993 Film) – based on the novel by Jack Engelhard (December 1st, Hulu)
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005 Film) – based on the novel by (December 1st, Hulu)
- On the Road (2013 Film) – based on the novel by Jack Kerouac (December 6th, Hulu)
- Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016 Film) – based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker (December 24th, Hulu)
While the holidays “dragon”, find peace in the action packed film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000 Film) – based on the novel by Wang Dulu (December 1st, Hulu)
- Die Another Day (2002 Film), Goldeneye (1995 Film), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997 Film), and The World Is Not Enough (1999 Film) – based on the James Bond novels by Ian Flemming (December 31st, Netflix)
Tired of Holiday Shopping? Chill at home by watching A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish on Netflix
- A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019 Film) – based on the folktale Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper (December 1st, Netflix)
- Doc Hollywood (1991 Film) – based on the novel What? Dead…Again? by Neil B. Shulman (December 1st, Hulu)
- The Bridges of Madison County (1995 Film) – based on the novel by Robert James Waller (December 1st, Hulu)
- Virgin River (2019 Netflix Original) – based on the novels by Robyn Carr (December 6th, Netflix)
Suit up for Iron Man, December 27th on Hulu
- Teasing Master Takagi-san (2018 Anime) – based on the manga series by Souichirou Yamamoto (December 5th, Netflix)
- V Wars (2019 Netflix Original) – based on the comic series by Jonathan Maberry and Alan Robinson (December 5th, Netflix)
- Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy (2019 Film) – based on the manga series by Miki Aihara (December 28th, Netflix)
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened (Netflix Anime) – based on the manga by Shūichi Asō (December 30th, Netflix)
- Iron Man (2008 Film) – based on the Iron Mam Marvel comics (December 27th, Hulu)
- Spiderman 3 (2007 Film) – based on the Spiderman Marvel comics (December 31st, Hulu)
Who knew all these movies and shows were based on book? Granted, its obvious that the book will always be better, but we’re glad that these authors are receiving the recognition that they deserve!
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The late Ian Fleming is best known for creating the James Bond novel series. Writing twelve novels in the series and two short story collections, the series would continue on after his death with new writers as well as the hugely successful 007 film series. How Fleming created Bond, and how his own life mirrored his works, are set to be revealed.
British auctioneering corporation Sotheby’s will be selling more than 160 letters between Ian Fleming and his wife Ann Charteris. These letters shed light on their tumultuous relationship, from its beginnings as an affair while Ann was still married to its bitter end. Intimate details of their marriage include the death of their first child, the sado-masochistic elements of their affair, and the resentment Ian had over Ann’s wealthy upbringing and upper-class status.
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The letters also reveal some of the inspirations for Fleming’s Bond novels. For example, anxiety over his impending marriage is said to be the reason Fleming wrote the first 007 book, Casino Royale:
It is no coincidence that Ian wrote his first Bond novel in the same year they married, both as an outlet for his libido and imagination, and also in an attempt to make money for a woman who was used to being unthinkingly rich.
The letters will go on sale in December in London.
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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:
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 Fleming, No Time To Die will apparently be an original storyline!
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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.
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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?
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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!
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Drat! Where did that sneaky devil go?
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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.
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On a side note, if Tom Hardy played James Bond would they cover his face?
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The wait was over with this reveal:
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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?
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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:
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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