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Games with Gold – November 2016

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November is almost here and the new games are on the horizon for Xbox Live Gold members. As is custom, every month Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program. You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.

For this November, On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Super Dungeon Bros for free during the entire month of November. Murdered: Soul Suspect will also be free from November 16th to December 15th.

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If you are a fan of still playing Xbox 360 games, starting Tuesday, November 1st, Monkey Island: SE will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through November 15th. Then on November 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon will be free from the 16 through the end of the month.

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See last’s month’s Games With Gold here.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Last Unpublished Stories to be Released in 2017

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F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most prolific writers in the last hundred years and lovers of his writing will be excited to learn that the last of his unpublished works, a new collection, titled I’d Die for You is set to be finally published.

According to a report from The Guardian, the collection was unable to get published during the 1930s but is finding new life in April of 2017.

I’d Die for You will be published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The publisher explained why the works in the collection were unpublished in the 30’s, explaining some of the stories went unsold because of their controversial subject matter. The style “departed from what editors expected of [the author] in the 1930s.” While some of the other unpublished pieces in the collection were sold to magazines at the time but were never put in print.

According to Scribner, the collection features:

… Fitzgerald writing about controversial topics, depicting young men and women who actually spoke and thought more as young men and women did, without censorship. Rather than permit changes and sanitising by his contemporary editors, Fitzgerald preferred to let his work remain unpublished, even at a time when he was in great need of money and review attention.

The collection includes the title store, “I’d Die for You” which is inspired by Fitzgerald’s own experiences in the mountains of North Carolina in 1936. During that time period, Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda was at a sanatorium nearby. The story, Scribner explains, adds “a Hollywood star and film crew to the Smoky Mountain lakes and pines,” incorporating “the cinematic world in which [Fitzgerald] would soon be living.”

Chuck Berry Announces His First Album in Nearly 40 Years

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Iconic singer and songwriter, Chuck Berry has just turned 90 but that hasn’t slowed him down apparently! He has officially announced a new album – his first in 38 years.

The new album is titled “Chuck” and will reportedly featured brand new music that Berry recorded with his children. Berry produced the album himself according to Pitchfork. “Chuck” is dedicated to his wife of nearly 70 years, Themetta.

Berry said in a statement. “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”

“Chuck” is set for a 2017 release via Dualtone.

New to Netflix Streaming – November 2016

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Netflix has officially announced the new releases for November 2016 and some notable new additions include the special Netflix event “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” In November, we also see “Lovesick” season 2, and The Jungle Book, Boyhood, and “The 100.”

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1

  • The African Queen (1951)
  • Alfie (2004)
  • Bob the Builder: White Christmas (2008)
  • Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
  • The Confessions of Thomas Quick (2016)
  • Cujo (1983)
  • The Doors (1991)
  • The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
  • Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
  • King’s Faith (2013)
  • Love, Now (2012)
  • Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016)
  • Pervert Park (2014)
  • Ravenous (1999)
  • Stephen King’s Thinner (1996)
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
  • Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas (2012)
  • Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express (2012)
  • Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish (2010)
  • Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines (2014)
  • Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas (2009)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2

  • Dough (2015)
  • Food Choices (2016)
  • Meet the Blacks (2016)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 4

  • The Crown: Season 1
  • Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60
  • The Ivory Game (2016)
  • Just Friends (2005)
  • World of Winx: Season 1

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 9

  • Danger Mouse: Season 2

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 11

  • All Hail King Julien: Season 4
  • Case: Season 1
  • Estocolmo: Season 1
  • Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Season 1
  • Tales by Light: Season 1
  • True Memoirs of An International Assassin (2016)
  • Under the Sun (2015)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 12

  • Take Me to the River (2015)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 13

  • Chalk It Up (2016)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 14

Carter High (2015)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15

  • Dieter Nuhr: Nuhr in Berlin
  • K-POP Extreme Survival: Season 1
  • Men Go to Battle (2015)
  • The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success? (2016)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 16

  • The 100: Season 3
  • Burn After Reading (2008)
  • Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie (2011)
  • Paddington (2014)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 17

  • Lovesick: Season 2
  • Paranoid: Season 1

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 18

  • The Battle of Midway (1942)
  • Beat Bugs: Season 2
  • Colin Quinn: The New York Story
  • Divines (2016)
  • Prelude to War (1942)
  • San Pietro (1945)
  • Sour Grapes (2016)
  • Thunderbolt (1947)
  • Tunisian Victory (1944)
  • Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines (1943)
  • Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia (1943)
  • WWII: Report from the Aleutians (1943)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 22

  • Mercy (2016)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 23

  • Penguins: Spy in the Huddle: Season 1

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 25

  • 3%: Season 1
  • Boyhood (2014)
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  • Michael Che Matters

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 29

  • Silver Skies (2016)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 30

  • Ghost Team (2016)
  • I Dream Too Much (2016)
  • The Jungle Book (2016)
  • Level Up (2016)
  • Traded (2016)

Classic Twin Peaks Score Coming to Vinyl

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The original soundtrack to the iconic series “Twin Peaks” is set to release on vinyl thanks to Death Waltz Recording Company for the first time in 25 years. Death Waltz and Tal Miller cut brand new vinyl masters for the Twin Peaks soundtrack and then worked with Rainbo to press the record on 180g vinyl for renewed and beautiful sound quality.

The record comes housed inside a 425gsm gatefold sleeve, which you can see above, featuring lyrics and liner notes by composer Angelo Badalamenti and the cover image by Sam Smith comes approved by director David Lynch himself. The gatefold sleeve is housed within a bespoke die cut outer jacket designed by Mondo’s Jay Shaw featuring super subtle white spot varnish text. The whole affair is finished with a top loading obi strip & pressed on “Damn fine coffee” vinyl.

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Composer Angelo Badalamenti said,

“I’m glad that after 25 years, Death Waltz Recording Company has re-released the original soundtrack for Twin Peaks for a new audience to enjoy. This is my defining work as a composer and I’m happy it will get a fresh listen.”

The vinyl soundtrack will go on sale at Mondotees.com on August 10 followed by a worldwide in-store release date on September 9. Select participating stores will hold a Twin Peaks coffee and pie event on September 6 with a preview sale of the soundtrack.

This valentine to TP freaks will be on sale at mondotees.com on August 10th (tomorrow) and hit stores worldwide on September 10th. SLP is $23 USD.

And to celebrate this release, a whole mess of records and weird culture stores across America will be participating in the Coffee & Pie pre-release party event on September 6th.

Here’s a list of the stores to date:

Music Millennium – Portland, OR

Seasick Records – Birmingham, AL

Amoeba Hollywood – LA, CA

Burger Records – Fullerton, CA

Dark Delicacies – Burbank, CA

Redscroll – Wallingford, CT

Park Ave CDs – Orlando, FL

Criminal Records – Atlanta, GA

Reckless Records – Broadway – Chicago, IL

Reckless Records – Wicker Park – Chicago, IL

Luna Music – Indianapolis, IN

Down In The Valley – Golden Valley, MN

Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY

Mississippi Records – Portland, OR

Grimey’s – Nashville, TN

End Of An Ear – Austin, TX

Waterloo – Austin, TX

Easy Street – Seattle, WA

Scarecrow Video – Seattle, WA

Stoup Brewery – Seattle, WA

Netflix’s All-Time 100 Most Rented DVD Titles

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Netflix shipped out their first rental DVD disc in 1998 and it is safe to say that the home entertainment world hasn’t been the same since. The streaming and DVD rental company has changed and grown with the times of movies and television. Going from just renting out DVD’s to streaming almost anything, to now making their own in house content.

But in that 18 years of rentals to millions of customers, they wondered what titles were the most popular. So they looked into it. Here are the 100 most rented movies and TV shows from the last 18 years of their service. (By the way, in case you were wondering, the first movie they ever rented out was 1998’s Beetlejuice. And for some reason that is amazing.It is also interesting that the first 25 most rented products are all television shows. Maybe Netflix was onto something way early on.

  1. Dexter
  2. The Sopranos
  3. True Blood
  4. The Wire
  5. 24
  6. Mad Men
  7. Weeds
  8. Lost
  9. Six Feet Under
  10. Game of Thrones
  11. Breaking Bad
  12. Entourage
  13.  House, M.D.
  14. Battlestar Galactica
  15. Sex and the City
  16. Deadwood
  17. The Tudors
  18. NCIS
  19. Smallville
  20. Grey’s Anatomy
  21. Homeland
  22. Downton Abbey
  23. Rome
  24. Midsomer Murders
  25. The West Wing
  26. The Blind Side
  27. The Big Bang Theory
  28. Big Love
  29. Nip/Tuck
  30. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  31. Crash
  32. The Hurt Locker
  33. Sherlock Holmes
  34. The Bucket List
  35. The Departed
  36. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  37. Inception
  38. Criminal Minds
  39. The Shield
  40. Sons of Anarchy
  41. Gilmore Girls
  42. Date Night
  43. Iron Man
  44. No Country for Old Men
  45. Alias
  46. Up in the Air
  47. The Social Network
  48. Boardwalk Empire
  49. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  50. Bones
  51. Star Trek: Voyager
  52. John Adams
  53. Red
  54.  Gran Torino
  55. Supernatural
  56. The King’s Speech
  57. The Office (U.S.)
  58. Fringe
  59. Avatar
  60. Slumdog Millionaire
  61. Star Trek: The Next Generation
  62. Inglourious Basterds
  63.  The Proposal
  64. The Book of Eli
  65. The Pursuit of Happyness
  66. Heroes
  67. Foyle’s War
  68. The Notebook
  69. It’s Complicated
  70. Blood Diamond
  71. Stargate SG-1
  72. Inside Man
  73. The Dark Knight
  74. Invictus
  75. Changeling
  76. Crazy Heart
  77. Casino Royale
  78. State of Play
  79. Gone Baby Gone
  80. Band of Brothers
  81. 3:10 to Yuma
  82. Twilight
  83. Iron Man 2
  84. Desperate Housewives
  85. The Time Traveler’s Wife
  86.  The Hangover
  87.  Shutter Island
  88. Seven Pounds
  89. The Tourist
  90. Little Miss Sunshine
  91. Oz
  92. The Town
  93.  Taken
  94. Babel
  95. The X-Files
  96. Black Swan
  97. Glee
  98. Knight and Day
  99. The Closer
  100. Michael Clayton

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Curious about the top 100 rented titles categorized by television and movies separately? Check it out below:

Top 100 Movies – TV Shows

  1. The Blind Side – Dexter
  2. Crash – The Sopranos
  3. The Hurt Locker – True Blood
  4. Sherlock Holmes – The Wire
  5. The Bucket List – 24
  6. The Departed – Mad Men
  7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Weeds
  8. Inception – Lost
  9. Date Night – Six Feet Under
  10. Iron Man – Game of Thrones
  11. No Country for Old Men – Breaking Bad
  12. Up in the Air – Entourage
  13. The Social Network – House, M.D.
  14. Red – Battlestar Galactica
  15. Gran Torino – Sex and the City
  16. The King’s Speech – Deadwood
  17. Avatar – The Tudors
  18. Slumdog Millionaire – NCIS
  19. Inglourious Basterds – Smallville
  20. The Proposal – Grey’s Anatomy
  21. The Book of Eli – Homeland
  22. The Pursuit of Happyness – Downton Abbey
  23. The Notebook – Rome
  24. It’s Complicated – Midsomer Murders
  25. Blood Diamond – The West Wing
  26. Inside Man – The Big Bang Theory
  27. The Dark Knight – Big Love
  28. Invictus – Nip/Tuck
  29. Changeling – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  30. Crazy Heart – Criminal Minds
  31. Casino Royale – The Shield
  32. State of Play – Sons of Anarchy
  33. Gone Baby Gone – Gilmore Girls
  34. 3:10 to Yuma – Alias
  35. Twilight – Boardwalk Empire
  36. Iron Man 2 – Curb Your Enthusiasm
  37. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Bones
  38. The Hangover – Star Trek: Voyager
  39. Shutter Island – John Adams
  40. Seven Pounds – Supernatural
  41. The Tourist – The Office (U.S.)
  42. Little Miss Sunshine – Fringe
  43. The Town – Star Trek: The Next Generation
  44. Taken – Heroes
  45. Babel – Foyle’s War
  46. Black Swan – Stargate SG-1
  47. Knight and Day – Band of Brothers
  48. Michael Clayton – Desperate Housewives
  49. Get Smart – Oz
  50. The Holiday – The X-Files