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Free Games Coming to Xbox Games with Gold March 2016

Xbox Live delivers a host of free services to more than 48 million subscribers, including free game demos, exclusive betas, entertainment and sports apps, Skype (for Xbox One), and access to free over-the-air live television from popular networks like NBC, CBS, and FOX.

For paid subscribers, Xbox Games with Gold gives gamers access to multiplayer gaming and party chat, game add-ons, exclusive discounts of up to 50-75% off select games, and of course, exclusive access to a hand-selected collection of games twice a month.

Here’s the full list of games coming to Xbox Games with Gold in March.

Free Games for Xbox Games with Gold March 2016

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Xbox One — Available March 1

Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments

His skills, your wits: become Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts, and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic. The great freedom of action in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments allows you to conduct your investigations in the manner you deem appropriate. Choose the leads you wish to pursue, interrogate your suspects and, from your deductions, name the guilty parties… and determine their fate wisely, as surprising consequences may arise when you least expect them.

Lords of the Fallen

Xbox One — Available March 16

Lords of the Fallen

In the Time of the Ancients, the Worldly Realm was ruled by a God of pure evil who enslaved all humankind under his Dominion. But fear turned to anger as rebellion grew in the hearts of men — until the dawn of the Great Rising, when the fight for freedom began. After a glorious victory that cast aside the Fallen God, humans dictated a new order: a world where no sin can ever be forgiven and redemption was not an option. Now, millennia later, the world trembles in fear as the Demonic Rhogar Legion returns from their dark realm, driven by a foul hunger for innocent spirits. Humanity, in a desperate last act, calls upon an unlikely defender — a convicted sinner, rejected by society, and cast out of the light. A man known as Harkyn. Now, alongside his mentor Kaslo, they must travel to the source of the Darkness to face the Lords of the Fallen.

Plunge into a fast-paced RPG with a complex and satisfying melee combat system where weapons, armor, and skills directly influence the enemy’s speed and attacks. If all else fails, lay waste to your foes using forbidden magic power.

Supreme Commander 2

Xbox 360 — Available March 1

Supreme Commander 2

Supreme Commander 2 delivers real-time strategy on an epic scale. Take the role of three enigmatic commanders — former friends from each of the unique factions — as they are dragged into a conflict that could plunge the galaxy into another civil war. Command hundreds of land, air, and sea units in spectacular environments, upgrade your armies with new weapons and technologies, and deploy enormous experimental war machines that can change the balance of power at any moment.

Borderlands

Xbox 360 — Available March 16

Borderlands

With its addictive action, frantic first person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements, and four player co-op, Borderlands is the breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hellbent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault.

The Xbox One features cross-compatibility, so Xbox One gamers will have access to all of these games in March. Be sure to go grab February’s free games before it’s too late.

See the free games coming to PlayStation Plus March 2016.

Free Games Coming to PlayStation Plus March 2016

PlayStation Plus is a paid subscription service for PlayStation gamers that gives users access to premium features including early access to upcoming games, beta trials, regular store discounts of up to 75% off, and the ability to have system software updates and game patches downloaded and installed automatically to the console without prompting the user. The service also offers 10GB of internet storage space for up to 1,000 saved game files, a social network of friends and like-minded gamers, and best of all, a curated selection of free games each month across all PlayStation consoles — PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.

Here’s the full list of games coming to PlayStation Plus in March.

Free Games for PlayStation Plus March 2016

Broforce

PS4

Broforce

After an exciting Vote to Play campaign, PlayStation Plus users have selected Broforce as the first title in March’s PS4 free games lineup.

When evil threatens the world, the world calls on Broforce — an under-funded, over-powered paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force. Brace your loins with up to four players to run ‘n’ gun as dozens of different bros and eliminate the opposing terrorist forces that threaten our way of life. Unleash scores of unique weapons and set off incredible chain reactions of fire, napalm, and limbs in the name of freedom.

If you were hoping to play the other two games that were up for a vote in the Vote to Play campaign, Assault Android Cactus and Action Henk will be 30% off for PlayStation Plus members March 8-21.

Galak-Z

PS4

Galak-Z

Classic anime, 90s spaceship shooters, and precision arcade gameplay collide in Galak-Z! Shockingly smart enemies work together and track your every move as you hone your skills to pilot your ship in zero gravity. A living and interactive environment serves as the stage for your physics-based death ballet in this hand-drawn homage to anime dreams.

The Last Guy

PS3

The Last Guy

In The Last Guy, the earth has been struck by a mysterious purple beam of light and everyone touched by it has turned into a giant zombie. You are the chosen one and it is up to you to rescue the last survivors on earth by leading them to safety through zombie-infested streets. With a classic arcade-style overhead view, make your way through detailed real-world cities and use your heat vision to find people hiding in buildings, then lead them to the Escape Zone before time runs out in this frantic, addictive game.

Super Stardust HD

PS3

Super Stardust HD

Super Stardust HD is a fully updated version of the classic game Stardust. Your mission is simple: destroy everything in sight! Visit different planets and fend off giant asteroids and waves of enemies by utilizing three upgradeable weapons to save your home solar system from total annihilation. With five highly detailed 3D planets to save, hordes of enemies and asteroids to destroy, and various game play modes, Super Stardust HD presents super intense action.

Flame Over

PS Vita

Flame Over

Blending top down ‘squirt ’em up’ action with rogue-like RPG mechanics, Flame Over features fast-paced fire-fighting thrills, randomly generated levels, and four deadly game zones! Guide firefighting hero, Blaze Carruthers, in a race against time and near-certain death. Fight through 16 floors of the Infernal Industries building, combating ferocious fires in a red-hot adventure that changes every time.

Reality Fighters

PS Vita

Reality Fighters

Put yourself in the battle with Reality Fighters! Use the PlayStation Vita front and back cameras to scan your face or your friends’ faces to create your own personalized fighters, complete with unique fighting and visual style. Choose from several distinct (and crazy) fighting styles, such as Wrestling, Muay Thai, and even Ballet. Compliment your characters with over 400 costume pieces and 40 weapon types. With augmented reality technology, the world is literally your arena as the stages you brawl in are determined by the environment around you.

You can gain access to these games on PlayStation Plus beginning March 1. In the meantime, go grab February’s free games before it’s too late.

See the free games coming to Xbox Games with Gold March 2016.

What’s Coming to and Leaving Netflix March 2016

With February came Fuller House, and now March will bring us the anticipated return of Pee-wee Herman. It’s safe to say that the force of the 90s kid is strong with Netflix.

Pee-wee's Big Holiday

The popular streaming service snagged exclusive rights to Good Burger (“Welcome to Good Burger, home of the good burger, can I take your order?”) that practically every millennial will hit play on the morning of March 1. Paul Reubens is also returning to the screen as the beloved Pee-wee Herman in Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. It would be an understatement to say that we’re excited to reunite with our old fun-loving hero, and we know this movie is bound to be a huge hit, coming from the always hilarious minds of Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, Knocked Up, This is 40) and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development).

March is also a huge month for Netflix original shows, both returning and debuting. Perhaps the most anticipated return is the fourth season of the hugely popular show, House of Cards. Frank and Claire will continue their pursuit for power by battling everyone in their way — including each other — beginning March 4.

Netflix is basically bankrolling Will Arnett’s career at this point, with the revival of Arrested Development, the success of BoJack Horseman, and now a brand new series.

Flaked is a dry, slice-of-life comedy about Chip (Arnett), a celebrated long-time resident of the insular world of Venice, California who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel.

Now that we’ve spotlighted some of the most anticipated titles, here’s the full list of what’s coming to the streaming service and what will be leaving in March.

Coming to Netflix March 2016

Available March 1:

Adult Beginners
Ahora o Nunca
Aldnoah.Zero (Season 2)
American Pie Presents: Beta House
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
Before We Go
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland
El Desconocido
Fresh Meat (Series 2)
Frog Kingdom
Good Burger
Groundhog Day
Heaven Knows What
Hot Sugar’s Cold World
Midsomer Murders (Series 17)
Narcopolis
Road Trip: Beer Pong
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Scarface
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Young Kieslowski

Available March 2:

For Grace

Available March 4:

House of Cards (Season 4) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Lab Rats (Season 4)
LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship
LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One (Season 1)
Louie (Season 5)

Available March 5:

Hell & Back

Available March 7:

Cuckoo (Seasons 1 and 2)
Halo: The Fall of Reach
Sin Filtro

Available March 8:

Digimon Fusion (Season 2)

Available March 9:

The Returned (Season 1)

Available March 10:

Comedy Bang! Bang! (Season 4, Part 3)
Hateship Loveship

Available March 11:

Dinotrux (Season 2)
Flaked (Season 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Netflix Presents: The Characters (Season 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Popples (Season 2) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 12:

Shelter

Available March 15:

10,000 Saints
4GOT10
The Falling
Final Girl
Finders Keepers
Power Rangers Dino Charge (Season 1, Part 2)
War Pigs

Available March 16:

Are You Here
Charlie St. Cloud
Gridiron Gang
Happy Valley (Season 2)
Larry Crowne
Promised Land

Available March 18:

He Never Died
Jimmy Carr: Funny Business — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel’s Daredevil (Season 2) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show (Season 2)
My Beautiful Broken Brain — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available March 22:

The Art of Organized Noize
The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death

Available March 24:

The Forbidden Kingdom
A Promise

Available March 25:

VeggieTales in the House (Season 3)

Available March 28:

Trailer Park Boys (Season 10)

Available March 31:

Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation
Fright Night 2
Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders
Sunshine Superman
Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (Seasons 1 and 2)

Leaving Netflix March 2016

Leaving March 1:

Switchmas
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
American Pie
American Wedding
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights
Gone in 60 Seconds
Hackers
Hamlet
Hannie Caulder
Hardball
Hart’s War
Hitch
Indecent Proposal
Johnny Dangerously
Jumanji
Masters of the Universe
Men in Black II
Not Another Teen Movie
Paycheck
The Babysitters
The Chosen One
The Monster Squad
The United States of Leland
Wings

Leaving March 2:

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams

Leaving March 3:

Night Catches Us

Leaving March 4:

Getting Go: The Go Doc Project
Private Romeo

Leaving March 5:

I Am Divine

Leaving March 6:

Le Week-End
Refuge

Leaving March 7:

Deadfall

Leaving March 8:

Holidaze

Leaving March 9:

Arn: The Knight Templar
The Mistle-Tones

Leaving March 11:

Geography Club

Leaving March 15:

Best of TEDx (Season 1)
I Killed My Mother
Lola & Virginia (Season 1)
TED Talks: Life Hack (Seasons 1 and 2)
TED Talks: Sex, Secrets & Love (Season 1)
TED Talks: The Best of TEDx in Español (Season 1)
TED Talks: Ancient Clues (Season 1)
TED Talks: Animal Voices (Season 1)
TED Talks: Artistry and Illusion (Season 1)
TED Talks: Beasts, Bugs & Bio-wilderment (Season 1)
TED Talks: Body By Design (Season 1)
TED Talks: Brave Neuro World (Season 1)
TED Talks: Building Wonder (Season 1)
TED Talks: Chew On This (Season 1)
TED Talks: Cyber Awe (Season 1)
TED Talks: Defying Disease (Season 1)
TED Talks: Global Villages (Season 1)
TED Talks: Head Games (Season 1)
TED Talks: Hot Buttons (Season 1)
TED Talks: How to Start a Movement (Season 1)
TED Talks: Humanity’s Future (Season 1)
TED Talks: Inexplicable Connections (Season 1)
TED Talks: Into the Abyss (Season 1)
TED Talks: Let Your Mind Wonder (Season 1)
TED Talks: Life Lessons & Confessions (Seasons 1 and 2)
TED Talks: Love, No Matter What (Season 1)
TED Talks: Music Revolution (Season 1)
TED Talks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words (Season 1)
TED Talks: Rad Invention (Season 1)
TED Talks: Rebel Design (Season 1)
TED Talks: Robotic Machinations (Season 1)
TED Talks: Smart Laughs (Season 1)
TED Talks: Space Trek (Season 1)
TED Talks: The Capitalism Paradox (Season 1)
Waste Land

Leaving March 17:

Elegy

Leaving March 18:

Cosmopolis
Music for Mandela
Out in the Dark
Side Effects

Leaving March 23:

Keep the Lights On

Leaving March 26:

The Comedy

Leaving March 28:

Gayby

Leaving March 31:

Dr. Doolittle 3
Garfield’s Pet Force
The Sandlot 2
Twelve Mile Road
Women Who Kill
The Writer’s Room (Season 1)

Free Games Coming to Xbox Games with Gold February 2016

In their latest earnings report, Microsoft claims to have achieved a record number of active subscribers to their Xbox Live service. As of this quarter, there are currently 48 million subscribers enjoying the benefits of Xbox Live, including game demos, exclusive betas, entertainment and sports apps, Skype (for Xbox One), and access to free over-the-air live television from popular networks like NBC, CBS, and FOX.

For those willing to pay, Xbox Games with Gold gives paid subscribers access to multiplayer gaming and party chat, game add-ons, exclusive discounts of up to 50-75% off on select games, and of course, exclusive access to a hand-selected collection of games twice a month.

Here’s the full list of games coming to Xbox Games with Gold in February.

Free Games for Xbox Games with Gold February 2016

Hand of Fate

Xbox One — Available February 1

Hand of Fate

Beyond the thirteen gates at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played. Draw your cards, play your hand, and discover your fate. Hand of Fate is a hybrid rogue-like/action-RPG/deck builder in which the player builds a set of cards into a deck which is then used to deal out the dungeon floors through which they adventure. Upon entering combat, all of the cards the player has collected fly into their hands as fully modeled 3D assets and combat begins.

Styx: Master of Shadows

Xbox One — Available February 16

Styx Master of Shadows

Styx: Master of Shadows is an infiltration game with RPG elements taking place in a dark fantasy universe. Guide the goblin assassin Styx through the vertical and multi-layered Tower of Akenash, home to the World Tree, source of the Amber — a powerful and magical golden sap — prowling through the shadows with aide of a host of special abilities refined throughout Styx’s 200 years of history.

Sacred Citadel

Xbox 360 — Available February 1

Sacred Citadel

The once peaceful land of Ancaria is in grave danger. The evil Ashen empire has enslaved its population and is using the orc-like Grimmoc to wipe out the Seraphim, who swore to protect it. In order to defeat the empire, you will have to prove yourself as a warrior by riding terrifying mounts, acquiring earth-shattering skills, and looting powerful weapons and valuable treasures. Grab your friends and join the resistance in Sacred Citadel.

Gears of War 2

Xbox 360 — Available February 16

Gears of War 2

The highly anticipated sequel to a blockbuster action game and one of the most popular Xbox 360 games in history. Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of Gears of War and thrusts players back into a harrowing story of human kind’s ongoing battle for survival against the nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Players continue as Marcus Fenix, a reluctant war hero and leader of Delta Squad, and are taken on a journey of survival, loss, and retribution.

The Xbox One features cross-compatibility, so Xbox One gamers will have access to all of these games in February.

See the free games coming to PlayStation Plus February 2016.

Free Games Coming to PlayStation Plus February 2016

PlayStation Plus is a paid subscription service for PlayStation gamers that gives users access to premium features including early access to upcoming games, beta trials, regular store discounts of up to 75% off, and the ability to have system software updates and game patches downloaded and installed automatically to the console without prompting the user. The service also offers 10GB of internet storage space for up to 1,000 saved game files, a social network of friends and like-minded gamers, and best of all, a curated selection of free games each month across all PlayStation consoles — PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.

We’ll admit that as avid PlayStation gamers, we were pretty bitter at first about PlayStation’s decision to follow in the footsteps of rival Xbox Live and roll out their own paid subscription program in 2013, especially when we switched to the next-gen console that prohibited access to online multiplayer modes to non-subscribers. Faced with the crippling idea of no longer playing online multiplayer games (and Woman Tribune editor Holly is one of the top-ranked online Call of Duty players worldwide, just to give you an idea of how not-likely of an option that really was) and dropping $50 on a 12-month membership (the cheapest available option at just under $5/month), we have come to enjoy several of the PlayStation Plus features — most notably, access to such a high variety of free games each month.

Here’s the full list of games coming to PlayStation Plus in February.

Free Games for PlayStation Plus February 2016

Helldivers

PS3/PS4/PS Vita

Helldivers

Helldivers is a hardcore, cooperative, twin stick shooter from the creators of Magicka. As part of the elite unit called the Helldivers, players must work together to protect Super Earth and defeat the enemies of mankind in an intense intergalactic war.

Nova-111

PS3/PS4/PS Vita

Nova-111

Nova-111 is a sci-fi themed turn-based adventure game with a real-time action twist. Explore alien worlds and combat fiendish alien creatures in your quest to restore the flow of time, all in the name of SCIENCE!

Nom Nom Galaxy

PS4

Nom Nom Galaxy

The makers of the PixelJunk series welcome you to Soup Co., Astroworker! As an integral part of the Soup Co. family, your mission is to explore the remote planets in search of tasty ingredients to make the galaxy’s most delicious soups and then rocket them into the gullets of our hungry customers.

Nom Nom Galaxy blends tower defense, sandbox exploration, co-op platforming, resource management, and construction into a unique interstellar experience!

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

PS3

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the long-awaited sequel and a continuation of the story originally set forth in the award-winning RPG Persona 4. Bringing the series full circle and tying together the plots of Persona 3 and Persona 4, fans will enjoy controlling beautifully animated character sprites and experiencing top-notch quality, fully voiced localization that brings the popular characters to life.

GRID Autosport

PS3

GRID Autosport

It’s all about the teams, the rivals, and the race in GRID Autosport. Race alongside a teammate, overcome key rivals, and satisfy team sponsors in ferocious races where every pass and position counts. In a huge career, specialize in your favorite racing discipline or conquer them all in an intense world of professional motorsport.

Lemmings Touch

PS Vita

Lemmings Touch

Control the fate of the lovable Lemmings with your fingertips in Lemmings Touch. Save the wacky Lemmings in over 100 perilous levels designed to take you closer to the action than ever before. Use Lemmings Touch powers to help guide the Lemmings to safety as you activate switches, slide platforms, and lift objects to clear the way to the exit. Explore wondrously themed, high resolution worlds including Crystal Caverns, Hell, Ancient Egypt, Space, and Candy Land.

You can gain access to these games on PlayStation Plus beginning February 2.

See the free games coming to Xbox Games with Gold February 2016.

What’s Coming to and Leaving Netflix February 2016

Any child of the late 80s or 90s can attest to the fact that Netflix’s original reboot of Full House is a very big deal, and it’s easily one of the most anticipated titles coming to Netflix in the next month. Meanwhile, there’s some sad news for Doctor Who fans, as the entire series — classic as well as seasons 1-8 — will be removed.

Fuller House

Since Netflix confirmed the rumors that the Tanner family would be returning to the screen with new life lessons and the same great family entertainment we remember and can still watch on syndication today, we have been scouring the internet for any Fuller House news we could get our hands on. There hasn’t been much. Netflix has been very sly, strategically releasing just enough to get fans of the classic show excited — and it has worked. The 1-minute trip down memory lane filled with familiar San Francisco sights and the 30-second clip of Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber doing the “Nae Nae” has gotten us excited enough that admittedly, we were questioning our emotional maturity on more than one occasion.

After so much anticipation, the first season of Fuller House will finally, finally begin streaming on Netflix February 26. Check out the teaser trailer and read more about the reboot below:

In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s three boys — the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson, neurotic 7-year-old Max, and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr.

Better Call Saul

If you haven’t yet reveled in the brilliance that is Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul, February 1 is the day that you can begin to rectify that obvious error in judgment. Just two weeks before the second season of the Breaking Bad spin-off premieres on AMC, season one is hitting Netflix. Talk about perfect timing.

He wasn’t always Saul Goodman, ace attorney for chemist-turned-meth dealer Walter White. Six years before he begins to represent Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal, Goodman is Jimmy McGill, a small-time attorney hustling to make a name for himself. He’s a forceful champion for his low-income clients, an underdog whose morals and ambitions often clash. Jimmy works with private eye Mike Ehrmantraut, a former Philadelphia cop and recent transplant to the Southwest. Mike has a specialized skill set — he’s a “fixer” of sticky situations — that Jimmy soon learns to appreciate.

Here’s the full list of what’s coming to the streaming service and what will be leaving in February.

Coming to Netflix February 2016

Available February 1:

Armageddon
Better Call Saul (Season 1)
Charlie’s Angels (2000)
Collateral Damage
Cruel Intentions
A Faster Horse
Full Metal Jacket
Game Face
Jennifer 8
Johnny English
The Little Engine That Could
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (Season 1)
Losing Isaiah
Masha’s Tales (Season 1)
My Side of the Mountain
Para Elisa
A Picture of You
Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Pokemon XY (Season 1)
Scooby-Doo
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Sin City
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Stardust
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Teen Witch
Tin Man: Search for the Emerald
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom

Available February 2:

Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave

Available February 3:

I Love You Phillip Morris

Available February 4:

Love

Available February 5:

Care Bears & Cousins (Season 2) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mad Men (Season 7, Part 2)
Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Season 3)

Available February 6:

Lila and Eve

Available February 10:

Dope
The Girl in the Book

Available February 13:

The Face of Love

Available February 15:

Open Season
XXY

Available February 16:

Asthma
Atonement

Available February 17:

The Returned (Season 2)

Available February 19:

Cooked (Season 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Love (Season 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available February 22:

3rd World Cops 2

Available February 23:

Bare

Available February 24:

Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!

Available February 26:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fuller House (Season 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Theo Von

Available February 28:

Finding Vivian Maier

Available February 29:

Ashes and Embers

Leaving Netflix February 2016

Leaving February 1:

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
Asylum
Bad Santa
Benny and Joon
Big Fish
Blue Crush
Classic Doctor Who (Collections 1-18)
Crocodile Dundee 2
The Dancer Upstairs
Daylight
Doctor Who (Seasons 1-8)
The Firm
Fletch
Gifted Hands
Gothika
The Hurt Locker
The Naked Gun
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Rain Man
Ray
Secrets and Lies (Season 1)
Sorority Row
The Terminator
Terms of Endearment

Leaving February 2:

Pokemon the Movie: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond
Pokemon the Movie: Black: Victini and Reshiram
Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice
Pokemon the Movie: White: Victini and Zekrom
Pokemon: Black & White (Seasons 1 and 2)
Pokemon: Indigo League (Season 2)

Leaving February 3:

Bottle Shock

Leaving February 7:

Compliance
Jack and Diane

Leaving February 11:

Bridezillas (Season 10)
Stephen King’s Bag of Bones
United 93
Were the World Mine

Leaving February 13:

The Fourth Kind

Leaving February 15:

Kitten Party

Leaving February 16:

The Pitch (Season 2)

Leaving February 17:

Violet & Daisy

Leaving February 19:

North Sea Texas
Problem Child: Leslie Jones
Side by Side

Leaving February 21:

Jesus Camp
Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas (Season 1)
Nobody Walks
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

Leaving February 24:

Chicagoland (Season 1)
Death Row Stories (Season 1)

Leaving February 25:

The Guild (Season 1)

Leaving February 27:

Crooked Arrows
Halloween: Resurrection

Leaving February 28:

Sabrina: The Animated Series (Seasons 1 and 2)
The Sea Inside
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Series

It’s Your Friends That Count in ‘LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life’ — Blu-ray Giveaway #Girlz4Life [Closed]

The materials featured in this post and giveaway were provided by Warner Bros. Home Video. This post may contain affiliate links. No incentive was provided for this publication and opinions are our own. Woman Tribune is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

There are few things as important in life as your friends. No matter how old you are, your friends are there to share in life’s happy moments, support you when you make mistakes, and be your rock when the going gets tough. The new movie LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life is all about friendship, trusting yourself, and standing up for what’s right no matter what the cost. All set to an awesome soundtrack young girls will love.

Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia, and Andrea as they learn about friendship, fame, and pop star fun in Heartlake City. The girls’ friendships are tested when mega pop star Livi comes to Heartlake City. When our friends’ hit song “Girlz” is stolen by Livi’s manager, it’s time for a cunning plan. As the girls try to tell Livi the truth about her latest hit single, they all learn that fame isn’t everything and it’s friendship that’s the most precious thing in the world.

LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life brings the LEGO construction-based toy to (animated) life and invites girls into the world of Heartlake City to inspire them to use their imaginations to build and role play their own stories with fun-loving, relateable characters.

LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life releases on Digital HD January 19 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 2. Own it here.

LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life

Grab your microphone and click the play button in the app below to watch the special sing-a-long music video for the original song “Girlz” from the movie by L2M, the next girl-pop power sensation. You can also learn more about the girl group and listen to their song “High Tops.”

Young girls can unlock their inner pop star with the Girlz 4 Life activity pack: selfie props, making the band DIY pop star instruments, friendship card, and more.

‘LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life’ Blu-ray Giveaway

Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia, and Andrea as they learn that fame isn’t important and it’s your friends that count!

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The Little Unsaid Releases New Single and 2015 European Tour Dates

The Little Unsaid was stewed up in the badlands of West Yorkshire by multi-instrumentalist, producer, poet, and songwriter John Elliott. After beginning as a solo project, The Little Unsaid has evolved into a growing community of touring musicians and producers blending folk, electronica, orchestral music, and a meticulous songwriting craft with Elliott’s haunting, androgynous vocals.

Following on the heels of two well-received, crowdfunded albums, his third, “Fisher King,” is the result of traumatic personal crisis, reflected in the music’s genre-hopping complexity, lyrical honesty, and moments of cathartic release. It was recorded over four weeks in a myriad of unique and interesting locations — in a London basement, in the middle of Highgate Cemetery, in the steeple of a crumbling Islington church, and on a tiny island in the middle of the Celtic Sea. The album was mixed by Graeme Stewart, longtime Radiohead engineer and producer of Jonny Greenwood’s solo work, which has included producing and mixing the music for Hollywood movies “There Will Be Blood” and “The Master.”

The songs on “Fisher King” are part inspired by books that Elliott became obsessed with during his self-imposed isolation in the hills of West Yorkshire in the winter of 2014. These titles include Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita,” “Dante’s Inferno,” “The Death of Bunny Munro” by Nick Cave, and “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot (a poem from which the album title was taken). The tone of these literary works correlated with John’s own explorations of the destructive nature of human desire and the loss of faith in the face of catastrophe, which has bled its way into all of the songs on the album.

The lead single “Can We Hear It?” was selected by Catherine Cunning Coco Media & Artist Management and Mark Gardener OX-4-Sound, frontman of legendary Oxford band Ride, who also mixed the single during breaks from Ride’s recent world tour. Listen:

The song’s nursery rhyme style iterations mourn the loss of childhood innocence, over a sliced up sample of primary school children singing one of John Elliott’s older songs (this sample was recorded during his time working in a primary school in East London). This childlike mantra loops throughout the song over a playful electronic beat as sweeping strings and a twisted Mariachi brass section rise out of the nostalgic melancholy into a celebratory climax.

For the third time, John Elliott successfully enlisted the help of a dedicated and growing fan base to fund the making of “Fisher King.” Via crowdfunding platform Pledge Music, fans were offered pre-orders as well as limited edition art work and personalized songs, acoustic albums, and private concerts to crowdfund recording, mixing, and mastering of the album. A percentage of the funds raised is to be donated to UK charity Youth Music, which provides young people experiencing challenging circumstances with opportunities to make and be educated in music.

After appearing at major festivals including Glastonbury this summer, The Little Unsaid is now preparing for a UK and European full band tour to launch the single and perform tracks from the new album. Several of these shows will feature special performances with regular collaborators the Southfield String Quartet, who perform Elliott’s string arrangements on all of his releases.

The Little Unsaid European Tour Dates

UK

Date Venue City
Sept 26 Exeter Phoenix Theatre Exeter
Oct 8 Bar 122 Huddersfield
Oct 9 Venue TBC Oxford
Oct 10 Guildhall Lichfield
Oct 11 The Lexington London
Oct 12 Nantwich Words and Music Festival Nantwich
Oct 13 Ort Cafe Birmingham
Oct 14 Square Club Bristol
Oct 15 Guitar Bar Nottingham
Oct 16 Hackforth Hall Bedale
Oct 17 Carefully Planned Festival (with Dear Pariah) Manchester
Oct 18 Oporto Leeds
Nov 20 Graves Gallery Sheffield

Germany

Date Venue City
Oct 27 Barrensteiner Whiskybar (Sold Out) Grevenbroich
Oct 28 Barrensteiner Whiskybar Grevenbroich
Oct 29 Schloss-Bistro Neuwied-Engers
Oct 30 Loewen Tuebingen
Nov 1 Updown Bar Luxembourg
Nov 2 Goldene Krone Darmstadt
Nov 4 Venue TBC Berlin
Nov 7 Freundlich und Kompetent Hamburg
Nov 8 House Concert Cologne

Website: The Little Unsaid
Facebook: The Little Unsaid
Twitter: @thelittleunsaid

Maff Releases Brooding Video Single from Debut EP

If you’ve heard and enjoyed the eclectic sounds of Interpol, Pavement, or Dinosaur Jr., you’re really going to get into Maff — the 4-piece alternative rock band from Chile.

After releasing their debut 8-track EP last month, Santiago’s Maff continue to blaze a marked trail through the world of shoegaze, alternative rock, noise pop, and grunge-tainted indie rock laced with electronica (ain’t that a mouthful). Now, the quartet is presenting their first single and debut video for “Act 1,” a dark, brooding instrumental piece that strikingly differs from their other original songs, easing the listener in before jumping into the mosh pit for the remainder of the EP.

The video for “Act 1” was created by Pennsylvania filmmaker Tim Busko, who explains, “Some of the footage for ‘Act 1’ was cannibalized from my experimental film ‘Space Thing’ (2004); the remainder was pulled from aborted projects and experiments. While editing, it reminded me of the fragmented nature of dreams and old memories.”

Maff, whose main influences include The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Pixies, Ride, Sonic Youth, and My Bloody Valentine, is clearly having a beautifully combined love affair with guitar pedals and synth, arousing sensations ranging from revolution-bent to melancholic and even romantic at times.

Maff EP

Maff

Maff EP
July 18, 2015

Maff was originally founded in 2012 by Ricardo (Richi) Gómez (Vocals/Bass/Guitar) and Nicolás (Nek) Colombres (Drums), who have been friends since childhood and have previously played together in various punk rock bands. They were later joined by Martín Colombres (Guitar) and Gonzalo (Talo) Correa (Guitar/Bass/Vocals/Synth). Maff composed, recorded, and produced their eponymous EP in their own studio, lovingly called “The Lab” owing to the experimental output they concocted there. This album explores such themes as innocence, mysticism, true love, loss, drugs, freedom, and timelessness.

“After 15 years of personally searching and making music, each band member came to encounter an inflexion point in their lives called Maff,” says Richi Gómez, founding member of Maff. “Maff is about serving music that liberates us from all our prior misconceptions,” explains bandmate Talo Correa.

The Maff EP is available now, and the band’s second CD release celebration will take place tomorrow, August 18, at Santiago’s MIBAR (Av. Santa Isabel 0350 – Barrio Italia).

Website: Maff
Facebook: Maff
Twitter: @maffmusica

Hair Tips from ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Prom Episode

If you tuned in to last week’s “Pretty Little Liars” prom episode on ABC Family and fawned over the flowing tresses, stunning braids, or immediately began envisioning yourself with Aria’s short and sassy ‘do, we have some great tips and tricks on achieving the looks from the big night straight from the source. The show’s hair department head hairstylist Kim M. Ferry has shared her styling tips for the big dance, along with hair tips from season 6.

Prom Looks from ‘Last Dance’ Episode #609

At this point in our season, my hair department’s “Top Hair Moment” is definitely the prom episode, “Last Dance.” We designed some great hairstyles; built, cut, and added human hair extensions and intricate braids. I hired a jewelry designer, Mary Anne Brown (@energeticjewlry) and she made some beautiful custom hair accessories, all handmade for one special PLL. Interesting fact: Mary Anne picks stones that all have “energetic properties” with the intention of bringing joy to the wearer. I thought that was pretty cool to use on-camera.

I also custom made some flower hairpins and a lovely hair braid I clipped into an updo for another PLL. We even established some fun hairstyles on our Rosewood High School background prom guests as well. It was a big episode with loads of hair fun!

Tips for Styling Shorter Cuts like Aria and Hannah

Their shorter, textured hair lengths look so good on both of them. As for styling now, I still use a good setting spray before I curl them, like White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold Thermal Styling Spray. It can be used wet or dry. I usually spray each section I am going to curl. I like the softness of our “beach wave” looks, and have loosened them even more on Hannah and Aria in season 6. We have more youthful looks in the first 10 episodes of our show, created by letting their hair hang around their faces and drift onto their shoulders. By using a 1-inch wide hot curling iron, I wrap 1-inch hair sections vertically around the barrel, hold for 4-5 seconds, and then gently pull down on the curl and let the hair fall into place to cool as it hangs. This angle helps to give the effect that they walked out of the ocean and let their hair dry in the sun. I don’t usually use hairspray on either of them, but I do add my preferred oil to their ends daily — White Sands Orchids Oil. Put a little on your fingertips and lightly add it to dry, tired ends and watch it smooth hair immediately. Orchids Oil really helps with fly-aways, tangles, and most notably it smells delicious! (And yes, I use this oil at home in my hair too!)

Best Techniques for Loose Waves on Longer Hair Like Spencer and Emily

The technique is really very close to that for the shorter hair I described above. To create larger waves, simply switch to a larger iron, but I think a 1-inch hot iron works great with longer beach waves as well. Still use a good setting spray and curl vertically instead of horizontally and be sure to pull the wave out as it cools.

Character Hair Personalities

Our PLL characters’ personalities and their “hair personalities” can change episode-to-episode. One day the girls could be at school, with long flowing hair in wonderful, shiny beach waves and then they can hop in a car and be in “Sleuth Mode” with ponytails or have messy buns because they are hunting down answers on a dark night; or maybe they all have disheveled, dirty hair because “A” has locked them all in a terrible place! The scenes unfold in our scripts and the writer’s descriptions often mold the look for every character on “Pretty Little Liars.” I take my direction and consult the products and then the actors and create the best look for each moment we have on-screen. I want everyone to be happy — producers, writers, actors, and of course our amazing loyal fans!

The PLL’s hair has evolved a lot in seasons 4, 5, and now 6. We are heading into new directions soon and have even more hair surprises coming in the second half of the season, so be sure to tune in!

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