Top Library February Picks 2022

Top February Picks

February, along with being Black History Month (if you haven’t seen our blog post, you can find here! ) is the month of love! Here are some movies, scripts and playlists that we at the library just LOVE. 

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Ever After: A Cinderella Story

The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the cinder girl before telling the “true” story of her ancestor.

When Harry Met Sally

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

The Princess Bride

While homesick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.


The Big Sick

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

My Bloody Valentine

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he’s innocent.

27 Dresses

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with.


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Top Library December Picks 2021

Top December Picks

Happy Holidays from all of us here at the LAFS Library! Here are some of our favorite picks for December! Whatever you celebrate, we wish you the best and have a great rest of the year!


Let it Snow

A snowstorm hits a small midwestern town, bringing together a group of high school students. They soon find their friendships and love lives colliding, and come morning, nothing will be the same.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The Live-action retelling of one of Dr. Seuss’s beloved stories. On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.


The Royal Tenenbaums

The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

Home Alone

An eight-year-old trouble-maker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

A Christmas Story

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.


Holiday Playlist

The Library Team  wishes you a very happy holiday! Enjoy this festive mix of some of our favorite music to put on while you study, during your holiday parties or just to get you in the mood!

Chill Holidays

For those who are looking for a more laid back playlist, here is one just for you. 

Holiday songs for everyone

We know that there are lots of holidays being celebrated around this time.  Here is a playlist that is fitting for all. Happy Holidays!


One Day in December by Josie Silver

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.

Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.

What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.

Mr. Dickens and his Carol by Samantha Silva

Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer’s block sets in.

Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. As Dickens’ deadlines close in, Eleanor propels him on a Scrooge-like journey that tests everything he believes about generosity, friendship, ambition, and love. The story he writes will change Christmas forever.

P.S. Your Cat is Dead by James Kirkwood

It’s New Year’s Eve in New York City. Your best friend died in September, you’ve been robbed twice, your girlfriend is leaving you, you’ve lost your job…and the only one left to talk to is the gay burglar you’ve got tied up in the kitchen… P.S. your cat is dead.

An instant classic upon its initial publication, P.S. Your Cat is Dead received widespread critical acclaim and near fanatical reader devotion. The stage version of the novel was equally successful and there are still over 200 new productions of it staged every year. Now, for the first time in a decade, James Kirkwood’s much-loved black humor comic novel of manners and escalating disaster returns to bewitch and beguile a new generation.

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Library November 2021 Top Picks

New & nice November Picks

Its been a rough couple of months, so we are taking a break to show some nice and new things both in entertainment and in our collection! Here are some new movies, screenplays & books that just put a smile on our faces! 


The Eternals

The Eternals, a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years, reunite to battle the evil Deviants.


Currently Only in Theaters.

Red Notice

In the world of international crime, an Interpol agent attempts to hunt down and capture the world’s most wanted art thief.

Free Guy (2021)

When a bank teller discovers he’s actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story — one that he can rewrite himself. In a world where there’s no limits, he’s determined to save the day his way before it’s too late, and maybe find a little romance with the coder who conceived him.


Dune (2021)

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

King Richard

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

The Tomorrow War

The world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species.


The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?

A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.

When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.

But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.

An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.

But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.

Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all.

Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.

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Library Newly Added Scripts 2021

new scripts!

We have been busy over here at the Library! We have been clearing out some of the old items to make way for something new! Specifically – Scripts! Here are some of the newest scripts to be added to the Library’s Catalog, that are also currently up for awards this year. You don’t want to miss them!

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Highlighted Scripts

The King of Staten Island

Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life.

Promising Young Woman

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Trial of the Chicago 7

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.


After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.


Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

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How we are Celebrating differently this year

how we are choosing to celebrate this year

We know that the holidays are a time to bring everyone together and celebrate our time together. But this year has certainly turned out differently than what we all might have expected. We know most are celebrating differently this year. With keeping one another safe as a top priority this holiday season, we wanted to share how we are celebrating this year and how we are keeping our traditions but doing so safely. 

Carlee's Top Picks

Each year around Christmas we usually get all of our family to visit us, and the chaos involved is usually half the fun of the holidays. We host a big Christmas party, go to a candlelight vigil each Christmas Eve, and then go up to our family’s cabin to enjoy New Years Eve. Its a time I have always looked forward to each year. 

This year it’s just my immediate family.  We won’t have a big party, have family over, go out anywhere or leave our home. Instead, we are doing a lot of socially distanced celebrating. More Zoom calls, safe movie nights, and dropping off food to those who can’t be with anyone this holiday season. The holidays are more about the people you spend it with and after the year we had I really look forward to just being with them. 

It's a Wonderful Life

Every Year, my mom and i watch this movie while we wrap presents. Its her favorite movie and it has become my favorite as well. While we can’t be cuddled up on the couch and watch it, we are planning on doing a socially distance movie night while still wrapping up some gifts. 

Shopping Small

Instead of department brands and going shopping at malls, I am shopping mostly online on stores like Etsy that provide personalized items and come from small businesses. I have been getting some great gifts that i can’t wait for my family to open on Christmas!

Zoom Parties

We usually have a big party every year. Instead, we are doing a zoom party. The people who are getting a plate of some party snacks we would have provided so when we zoom we could all be having the same food and drink we might be at a party. It’s going to be a great time!

Eduardo's Top Picks

Normally around this time my family would celebrate the Day of the Virgin Mary on the 12th of December. We would attend church around 8 for a two hour mass. We would also get to see the traditional aztec dancers. Since we cant do that this year it is most likely that we will be doing a small evening prayer with my immediate family instead.

My family also celebrates Christmas eve and Christmas day. This use to mean my family would take out the pans and start making tamales in preparation for a big party with my entire extended family on Christmas eve. Usually we would make tamales and bunuelos while others would make Posole, arroz con leche and empanadas. So basically everybody would come together with a whole bunch of food. This year we are still making tamales but we are only making for my immediate family. This is the first year that everyone is doing their own thing. The last thing we would do is wait till midnight and open presents one by one in front of each other. This literally would take 2 to 3 hours on average. Now its going to take all of two seconds with only my immediate family haha.


Bunuelos are fried fritters and are delicious. There are no words to describe how good these are – especially with a LOT of sugar. 


Pozole is a traditional soup or stew from Mexican cuisine. This one is made from chicken and is sure to be a hit at any table. 


Not all Empanadas are filled with meat! This recipe has pumpkin  and They are SO GOOD.  I can’t wait to make these.

Georgina's Top Picks

I enjoy the holidays mainly because of the food and fun activities that I get to do with friends and family. Since I work at a school, I get a week (or two) off, so it is a time of relaxation as well as a celebration. Usually I celebrate the holidays with Las Posadas, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day festivities. Though this year will be different.

I still plan on making our traditional tamales with my parents and have a small family meal with them for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and of course exchanging gifts. I will also do a lot of virtual “meetings” with my cousins and friends since we usually get together during this time. I have recommended some places to get Tamales and some virtual games that will make it a great experience.


If you do not have time to make Tamales, you can always buy them! There’s a ton of places in Los Angeles area to order Tamales, especially during this time. I have listed a few of my favorites that I have tried myself.


Houseparty is the face-to-face social network where you can connect with the people. The app makes video chat effortless, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation. Plus you can play games that you and your party can enjoy! I love playing the Pictionary Game on the app. It is totally free, you just need a smart phone/tablet or download it to your desktop using the Google Chrome extension.


Quiplash is a gut-busting battle of wits and wittiness! Just use your phone, tablet, or desktop (no controllers needed) to answer simple prompts, think of Cards Against Humanity, but online! It is pretty funny to hear people’s typed-in responses. Whoever has the most votes is claimed the winner!

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10 Horror and Thriller Movies You Can Stream Right Now

10 Horror and Thriller Movies You Can Stream Now!

While these are not entirely Halloween themed, they do put the chill in our spines, and that is what the season is about! These Movies can be found through our Koha Catalog and watched for free by Students, Alumni, and Staff alike! If you like these movies, browse through the sites to see the vast collection of movies, television shows, and documentaries at your fingertips. 

Swank Digital Campus
Swank Digital Campus provides colleges and universities with the largest academic streaming collection of its kind. With over 25,000 films, documentaries, and tv shows, Swank Digital Campus simplifies film distribution by providing faculty and students a  streaming resource both on and off-campus. 

streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries and universities. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. 

Crackle is a free to use video entertainment network feature full-length movies, Tv-shows, and original programming. It is available on a wide variety of platforms including connected TVs, Mobile devices, Set-top Boxes , Video Game Consoles, and Online at 

Hopefully, these movies won’t bring you too many nightmares!

Happy Halloween from your LAFS Library Team.


In David Lynch’s “dream of dark and troubling things,” Henry is left alone in his apartment to care for his deformed baby and has a series of strange encounters with the beautiful girl across the hall and the woman living in his radiator.

The Exorcist

The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin and produced and written for the screen by William Peter Blatty, based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Blatty.

The story is about a 12-year-old girl that is possessed by a mysterious entity, and her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Funny Games

Michael Haneke’s most notorious provocation, FUNNY GAMES spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men.

In a series of escalating “games,” the sadistic duo subject their victims to unspeakable physical and psychological torture over the course of a night. A home-invasion thriller in which the genre’s threat of bloodshed is made stomach-churningly real, the film ratchets up shocks even as its executioners interrupt the action to address the audience, drawing queasy attention to the way that cinema milks pleasure from pain and stokes our appetite for the atrocity.

Nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival

Night of the Living Dead

Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time.

A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.

Rosemary's Baby

A young woman in NYC fears she is beset by evil during a bizarre pregnancy. As she falls increasingly ill, she grows terrified at the prospect that her outwardly benevolent neighbors aren’t who they appear to be.

The Shining

A writer takes a job as a winter caretaker at an isolated (and haunted) hotel. After he and his family move in for the winter, the hotel’s spirits slowly drive the writer mad.

The Silence of the Lambs

he Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American psychological horror film directed by Jonathan Demme from a screenplay written by Ted Tally, adapted from Thomas Harris’ 1988 novel of the same name.


Us is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. The film follows Adelaide Wilson (Nyong’o) and her family, who are attacked by a group of menacing doppelgängers.

Strangers on a Train

Alfred Hitchcock directed this classic suspense tale–widely considered one of the master’s best works–tapping into the evil that lies hidden just beneath the surface of each of us. When two strangers–tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger), whose wife will not grant him a divorce, and wealthy but deranged young Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), who wants to be rid of his father–happen to meet on a train from Washington to New York, the conversation casually turns to a possibly perfect crime: what if each committed murder for the other? There is nothing to connect the two men. No apparent motive for either killing.

When the trip ends, Guy believes the conversation was hypothetical, and that he will never see Bruno again. Then his wife is murdered . . . and Bruno returns for payback. Hard-boiled crime novelist Raymond Chandler co-wrote the screenplay of this film adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

The Ring

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.

Library October Film/TV Picks

October Movie and Television Picks!

Here are some of your librarian’s favorite movies and television shows that inspire us for the spookiest time of the year.  

Carlee's Top Picks

Its October! Which means it’s the most frightful time of the year. I love everything about fall- the changing seasons, the colors, the pumpkins, the horror movies – everything! Mostly I love October because I can finally let my spooky flag fly! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I enjoy watching horror movies and everything halloween related on Netflix or Hulu when I get the chance.


Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

The Blair Witch Project

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Trick 'r Treat

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Here are some other picks from Carlee:

Howl's Moving Castle

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.

Eduardo's Top Picks

Now that the best season of the year has finally begun, I think its important to enjoy this time with some spooky films. Although, I have never been one for gore in horror I do quite enjoy some spooky films. The films I have chosen are more family friendly however because these are the films and shows I enjoy watching with family and friends during the spooky season. Perhaps you will also enjoy watching my film recommendations with family and friends!

The Little Vampire

A lonely American boy living in Scotland makes a new best friend, a fellow nine year-old who happens to be a vampire.

The Little Vampire 3D

The story of Rudolph, a thirteen year old vampire, whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a mortal of the same age, who is fascinated by old castles, graveyards and – vampires. Tony helps Rudolph in an action and humor packed battle against their adversaries, and together they save Rudolph’s family and become friends.

Godzilla: King of Monsters

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Here are some more picks from Eduardo:

The Craft

A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.


Two brothers follow their father’s footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons and gods that roam the earth.

Georgina's Top Picks

October is my personal favorite  month because of the change of season! Nights tend to be longer, plenty of beauty from the changing leaves, and it’s the start of the Holiday season. 

If you like the spookiness of October, then you will love my Film and TV recommendations for the month. My top movie is Taika Waititi’s film “What We Do in the Shadows.” This is a hilarious mockumentary that follows three Vampires that try to cope with the complexities of a modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead. Waititi even made a TV series based on the film that is currently available on Hulu. Very funny and spooky stuff, highly recommend!!

What We Do In The Shadows

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.


Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.


The Twilight Zone

An updated version of the classic anthology series featuring various tales of science fiction, mystery, and horror.

Here are some other picks from Georgina:


A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula.


A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”.

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Library September Film/TV Picks

September Movie and Television Picks!

Here are some of your librarians favorite movies and television shows that get us into the fall spirit! 

Carlee's Top Picks

When I think of fall I think of going back to school, and some of my favorite movies are classics. I try to keep Thriller and Horror movies more for October if I need help getting into the Halloween spirit, but a couple of them will always slip into any list I make. But for Fall, Dead Poets Society by far is my top choice. Its my favorite movie with Robin Williams and I watch it at least once a year. 

Dead Poet's Society

Maverick teacher John Keating uses poetry to embolden his boarding school students to new heights of self-expression.

Silence of the Lambs

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.

Here are some other picks from Carlee:

Good Will Hunting

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Sleepy Hollow

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.

Eduardo's Top Picks

September is really the start of the spooky season that leads fall into Halloween for me. So I like to sit back and enjoy shows that feature magic and adventure.

Star vs. The Forces of Evil

Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz, a Mexican-American family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.

Steven Universe

A team of intergalactic warriors fights to protect the universe, but the combination of three highly trained beings and one quirky young boy leaves the team struggling to overcome the dangerous scenarios that are put in front of them.

The Owl House

A teenager finds herself stuck in the Demon Realm and battles the forces of evil alongside a rebellious witch and a pint-sized demon king.

Here are some more picks from Eduardo:


Ordinary Anne Boonchuy, 13, finds a treasure chest that sends her to Amphibia, a world full of frogs, toads, and giant insects. With help from Sprig, she must adjust to life in Amphibia and discover her first true friendship in her life.

Duck Tales

The comedy-adventure series chronicles the high-flying adventures of trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews – Huey, Dewey, and Louie – and temperamental nephew Donald Duck, Launchpad McQuack, Mrs. Beakley, and her granddaughter Webby.

Georgina's Top Picks

It’s back to school season, for some it’s a good thing, for others not so much. Though for me, I enjoyed it mainly because I would go shopping for a new backpack, notebooks, shoes, and (my favorite) art supplies! If you enjoy school-related films and tv shows, you might enjoy my top picks I have chosen for this month of September. 

I recently watched Get Duked! (aka Boyz in the Wood), which is a satire and horror British film. The film showcases a generational divide between Boomers and Millennials and the divide between economic classes, but some of this is likely to be lost amidst all the drug and hip-hop jokes. It is a definite must-see film for great visuals effects, along with a great soundtrack!

A TV series that I have been watching recently is The Avatar: The Last Airbender. Great morals and themes all around that makes you feel like a kid again. And don’t forget the steam/diesel-punk sequel, The Legend of Korra! You can learn a lot from the character designs that are influenced by Chinese art and history. 

In addition, during these times we are constantly reminded by the inequality that continues in the U.S. and throughout the world. The film Queen and Slim is a story of an African-American couple who kill a racist cop in self-defense and go on the run, and become popular symbols. Now, more than ever, is the time to be empowered and stand up for what is right. 

Get Duked!

An anarchic, hip-hop inspired comedy that follows four city boys on a wilderness trek as they try to escape a mysterious huntsman.

Queen & Slim

A couple’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over. 

Legend of Korra

Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.

Here are some other picks from Georgina:

10 Things I Hate About You

A pretty, popular teenager can’t go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. A re-telling of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.”


Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

Avatar Images are graciously provided by Eduardo Chavez. We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here.