Everything We Know About James Bond’s No Time to Die

Daniel Craig reprises his role as James Bond in No Time to Die (2020).
Daniel Craig reprises his role as James Bond in No Time to Die (2020).
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Daniel Craig is back for one more go-around as the world’s most famous MI6 secret agent in No Time to Die, the 25th installment in the James Bond movie series. When a scientist goes missing, CIA field officer Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) asks 007—who is no longer an active agent—for some help in finding him. Bond’s search gets him entangled with a new villain (Rami Malek) who has access to a state-of-the-art technology that poses a global danger.

Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen

  • In September 2018 it was announced that Cary Joji Fukunaga—who is best known for his work as director on season 1 of True Detective and the Golden Globe-nominated Beasts of No Nation—would direct the 25th installment in the James Bond franchise. He is the first American director to take the helm on a Bond movie.
  • In April 2019 it was announced that Phoebe Waller-Bridge—the Emmy-winning creator and star of Fleabag (who also developed and wrote the first season of Killing Eve)—was brought in to do a polish of the No Time to Die script specifically at the request of Daniel Craig. According to the Observer, Craig was most interested bringing Waller-Bridge’s “wit and quirkiness” to the project.
  • Though Roger Moore and Sean Connery each starred in seven films as James Bond, Daniel Craig—who is expected to retire his license to kill following No Time to Die—has actually had the longest tenure playing James Bond. He made his debut in the role with 2006’s Casino Royale, meaning he’ll have been playing the super spy for 14 years when the newest film is released.


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  • Though little has been revealed about the plot of the film, longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli did confirm that Bond will not be on active service. And that No Time to Die will see 007 “enjoying himself” in Jamaica versus being on a mission.
  • Though the bulk of the film was shot in London and Jamaica, production also shot in Norway and Italy.

MGM will release No Time to Die on April 8, 2020.

Swear Off Toilet Paper With This Bidet Toilet Seat That's Easy to Install and Costs Less Than $100

Tushy
Tushy

The recent coronavirus-related toilet paper shortage has put the spotlight on the TP-less alternative that Americans have yet to truly embrace: the bidet.

It's not exactly a secret that toilet paper is wasteful—it's estimated to cost 437 billion gallons of water and 15 million trees to produce our yearly supply of the stuff. But while the numbers are plain to see, bidets still aren't common in the United States.

Well, if price was ever the biggest barrier standing in the way of swearing off toilet paper for good, there's now a cost-effective way to make the switch. Right now, you can get the space-saving Tushy bidet for less than $100. And you'll be able to install it yourself in just 10 minutes.

What is a Bidet?

Before we go any further, let’s just go ahead and get the awkward technical details out of the way. Instead of using toilet paper after going to the bathroom, bidets get you clean by using a stream of concentrated water that comes out of a faucet or nozzle. Traditional bidets look like weird toilets without tanks or lids, and while they’re pretty uncommon in the United States, you’ve definitely seen one if you’ve ever been to Europe or Asia.

That said, bidets aren’t just good for your butt. When you reduce toilet paper usage, you also reduce the amount of chemicals and emissions required to produce it, which is good for the environment. At the same time, you’re also saving money. So this is a huge win-win.

Unfortunately, traditional bidets are not an option for most Americans because they take up a lot of bathroom space and require extra plumbing. That’s where Tushy comes in.

The Tushy Classic Bidet Toilet Seat.

Unlike traditional bidets, the Tushy bidet doesn’t take up any extra space in your bathroom. It’s an attachment for your existing toilet that places an adjustable self-cleaning nozzle at the back of the bowl, just underneath the seat. But it doesn’t require any additional plumbing or electricity. All you have to do is remove the seat from your toilet, connect the Tushy to the clean water supply behind the toilet, and replace the seat on top of the Tushy attachment.

The Tushy has a control panel that lets you adjust the angle and pressure of the water stream for a perfect custom clean. The nozzle lowers when the Tushy is activated and retracts into its housing when not in use, keeping it clean and sanitary.

Like all bidets, the Tushy system takes a little getting used to. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll never want to use toilet paper again. In fact, Tushy is so sure you’ll love their product, they offer customers a 60-day risk-free guarantee. If you don’t love your Tushy, you can send it back for a full refund, minus shipping and handling.

Normally, the Tushy Classic retails for $109, but right now you can get the Tushy Classic for just $89. So if you’ve been thinking about going TP-free, now is definitely the time to do it.

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You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: How Jaws’s Most Famous Line Came to Be

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Universal

The line "You're gonna need a bigger boat" from Jaws (1975) has gone down as one of the most iconic quotes in movie history. Spoken by Chief Brody moments after the eponymous shark appears behind the Orca, it's been referenced countless times in film and television, and ranks 35th on AFI's list of top 100 movie quotes. It was famously ad-libbed by Roy Scheider, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor didn't pull the line out of thin air.

Carl Gottlieb, who co-wrote the screenplay for Jaws, revealed the origin of "You're gonna need a bigger boat" to The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. Filming Jaws on the water made for a troubled production, with the crew working off a barge that carried the equipment and craft services plus a smaller support boat. Crew members complained to producers that this support boat was too small, which was how they coined the soon-to-be-famous phrase.

"[Richard] Zanuck and [David] Brown were very stingy producers, so everyone kept telling them, 'You're gonna need a bigger boat,'" Gottlieb told The Hollywood Reporter. "It became a catchphrase for anytime anything went wrong—if lunch was late or the swells were rocking the camera, someone would say, 'You're gonna need a bigger boat.'"

Scheider eventually picked up the saying and started sneaking it into takes. One of his ad-libs came after his character's first confrontation with the shark, which is also the audience's first good look at the human-eating antagonist following an hour of suspense-building. Scheider's timing and delivery instantly made movie history. "It was so appropriate and so real and it came at the right moment, thanks to Verna Fields's editing," Gottlieb said.

The stories of the making of Jaws have almost become as famous as the film itself. Here are more facts about Steven Spielberg's classic monster movie.

[h/t The Hollywood Reporter]