Everything Coming and Leaving Netflix in October 2021

A new month means new content on Netflix, and October is about to be a fun month.

October will include new episodes of the hit series “You,” “Are You Afraid of the Dark” reboot, Locke & Key Season 2, and in the Dark Season 3.

On My Block fans, prepare yourself for October 4 because the series returns for the fourth and final season, which means we’ll find out what happened with the two-year time jump that aired toward the end of season 3.


Photo Credit: Screenshot of Tweet from Netflix with “You” sneak peak

Families of little ones can celebrate because CoComelon returns with new episodes on October 15. Parents with older kids keep tabs because the Colin Kaepernick bio series “Colin in Black and White, releases at the end of the month. 

Finally, be sure to get that last-minute viewing of Billy on the Street Season 1-5, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Legally Blonde, and Angel has Fallen because these titles all leave this month.

Check out the complete list below of everything coming and leaving Netflix in October, and let me know what you’re watching this month by sharing your favorite titles with me on Twitter and Instagram @MikeStarkCA.

Coming to Netflix 

Oct. 1

A Knight’s Tale

An Inconvenient Truth

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 1

As Good as It Gets

Awakenings

B.A.P.S.

Bad Teacher

The Cave

Desperado

The Devil Inside

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Double Team

The DUFF

Eagle Eye

Endless Love

Ghost

Gladiator

Hairspray (2007)

The Holiday

Jet Li’s Fearless

The Karate Kid (2010)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Léon: The Professional

Malcolm X

Observe and Report

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Project X

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Rumor Has It…

Seinfeld: Seasons 1-9

Serendipity

Spy Kids

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Spy Kids 3: Game Over

Step Brothers

The Ugly Truth

Till Death

Titanic

Tommy Boy

Unthinkable

Waterworld

Zodiac

Oct. 3

Scissor Seven: Season 3

Upcoming Summer

Oct. 4

On My Block: Season 4

Oct. 5

Escape The Undertaker

Oct. 6

Bad Sport

Baking Impossible

The Blacklist: Season 8

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

The Five Juanas

Love Is Blind: Brazil

There’s Someone Inside Your House

Oct. 7

The Billion Dollar Code

Sexy Beasts: Season 2

The Way of the Househusband: Season 1 Part 2

Oct. 8

A Tale Dark & Grimm

Family Business: Season 3

Grudge / Kin

LOL Surprise: The Movie

My Brother, My Sister

Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Pretty Smart

Oct. 9

Blue Period

Insidious: Chapter 2

The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 2

Going in Style

The King’s Affection

Shameless (U.S.)

Oct. 12

Bright: Samurai Soul

Convergence: Courage in a Crisis

Making Malinche: A Documentary by Nacho Cano

Mighty Express: Season 5

The Movies That Made Us: Season 3

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It

Smart People

Oct. 13

Fever Dream / Distancia de Rescate

Hiacynt

Reflection of You

Violet Evergarden the Movie

Oct. 14

Another Life: Season 2

In the Dark: Season 3

One Night in Paris

Oct. 15

CoComelon: Season 4

The Forgotten Battle

The Four of Us

Karma’s World

Little Things: Season 4

My Name

Power Rangers Dino Fury: Season 1

Sharkdog’s Fintastic Halloween

The Trip

You: Season 3

Oct. 16

Misfit: The Series

Victoria & Abdul

Oct. 19

In for a Murder / W jak morderstwo

Oct. 20

Found

Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 3

Night Teeth

Stuck Together

Oct. 21

Flip a Coin -ONE OK ROCK Documentary

Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 6

Insiders

Komi Can’t Communicate

Life’s a Glitch with Julien Bam

Sex, Love & goop

Oct. 22

Adventure Beast

Dynasty: Season 4

Inside Job

Little Big Mouth

Locke & Key: Season 2

Maya and the Three

More than Blue: The Series

Roaring Twenties

Oct. 24

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Oct. 25

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Oct. 26

Roswell, New Mexico: Season 3

Sex: Unzipped

Oct. 27

Begin Again

Hypnotic

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Part 2

Sintonia: Season 2

Wentworth: Season 8

Oct. 28

Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 3

The Motive

Oct. 29

Army of Thieves

Colin in Black & White

Dear Mother

Mythomaniac: Season 2

Roaring Twenties

Thomas and Friends: Season 25 A

The Time It Takes

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA


Remembering Actor Willie Garson

Beloved Actor Willie Garson has passed from pancreatic cancer at the age of 57 on September 21, 2021. A spokesperson for HBO/HBO max has confirmed to USA Today.

The statement reads, “Willie Garson was in life, as on-screen, a devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe; he created one of the most beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for nearly 25 years. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Garson’s gay talent character Stanford Blatch was a fan favorite throughout all six seasons of the hit HBO show “Sex and the City” which ran from 1998 to 2004. Earlier this summer, Garson was seen with colleague Sarah Jessica Parker filming the reboot for “Sex and the City” “And Just Like That.” 

Lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the show shared, “We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship, and show business lore. He was a consummate professional – always.” Mario Cantone shared a snapshot of the two from the show’s original run with the caption, “I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner, I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods. Rest my sweet friend. I love you.”


Photo Credit: Screenshot of Willie Garson Tribute from @macantone on Instagram

In addition to Sex and the City, Garson had over 150 credits on his resume. Including the successful USA Network show “White Collar.” Garson starred in for all six seasons, running from 2009 – 2014 along with co-stars Matt Bomer, Hilarie Burton, Tim Dekay, and Tiffani Theisen. 

Hilarie Burton, who played Insurance investigator Sara Ellis on White Collar shared an emotional post on Instagram paying tribute to not only her co-star but dear friend off-screen. 

She got a tattoo of one of Garson’s beloved catchphrases before his death. “He would pay you the biggest compliment in the world. Tell you that you were the smartest or prettiest or most talented or that your book/show.recipe/charity, etc. mattered and was valuable. And right as you’d blush, he’d temper it with ‘alright calm down!’; and the laughter. He’d stop you before you could rebuff the compliment.”


Photo Credit: Hilarie Burton (@hilarieburton) on Instagram

Burton shared a picture of a letter Garson wrote to Burton and her husband, Jeffery Dean Morgan, following their 2019 marriage. He used the phrase while describing his wedding present: A first edition copy of ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Burton said Garson was a “pivotal player in my life,” and she promised to her his memoir published in honor of Garson and his family “I will see it through.”

White Collar castmate Matt Bomer also shared a tribute sharing a photo of both of them on Instagram with the caption “I love you forever Willie Garson. Rest in peace my friend.”


Garson is survived by his son Nathan Garson who did his own tribute to his father. Sharing a picture on Instagram of his father staring at the ocean with the caption, “I love you so much papa. Rest in Peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much. I’m so proud of you. I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own.” He continued, “You’ll always be with me. Love you more than you will ever know and I’m glad you can be at peace now.”


Photo Credit: Nathen Garson (Nathen_Garson) on Instagram

You can celebrate the talented actor’s life by streaming some of the shows he starred in like, “Sex and the City” on HBO Max and White Collar on Hulu.

Who is your favorite character that Garson played throughout his career? Let me know by sharing your thoughts with me on social media @MikeStarkCA on Twitter and Instagram


Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

Fall Activities To-Do in San Diego

Fall is officially here, and no matter the season, it’s always sunny in San Diego, which means there are enough fall-themed activities to celebrate one of the best seasons of the year.

Here’s a list of places to visit and things to do throughout San Diego County this fall. 

Apple picking in Julian

Julian Farm and Orchard in Julian, CA, is open on Saturday and Sunday from September 18 to October 31. Visitors will enjoy the apple orchard, hayrides, cider press, farm animals, ax throwing, shopping, and pumpkin picking. For more information, including admission prices and hours, please visit their website here.

Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch

On the weekends, Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center will have live entertainment, BBQ, Kettle corn, food trucks, rock climbing, hayrides, and more, all running from September 18 to October 31. For admission and more information, please visit their website

Photo Credit: Jeremy Lwanga

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebrations

Oceanside Dia de Los Muertos Festival
The 20th Annual Oceanside Dia de Los Muertos Festival is scheduled for Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 10 am to 5 pm in Downtown Oceanside. For more information on activities and parking, please visit their website

City Heights Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate the lives of friends and relatives who have passed away the City Heights Dia de Los Muertos. People of all cultures will come together for community altars, face painting, mask making, and prizes for the best Catrina and Catrin contest, plus dancing, singing, and music. For more information on this event, please head to this event page

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego 5k or 10k Run

Looking for a fun run? Look no further. Los Muertos San Diego is a festive and fun 5k run/walk celebrating the Day of the Dead on November 7, 2021. Enjoy a scenic run or walk along the San Diego Bay to celebrate in the park with mariachi, dancers, and comida deliciosa! Join family and friends to remember loved ones who have passed in this rich cultural tradition. You will experience a great sense of community through a bit of exercise, music, dance, face painting, and a lot of fun. Please visit the event page here to purchase tickets and get more information. 

Fall at Balboa Park

Balboa Park will feature a variety of fall activities that are perfect for the family.

  • You can Take A Hike with volunteers from the San Diego Natural History Museum’s Canyoneers. The Canyoneers offer a guided hike in Balboa Park and around the area.
  • Trail of Fears/The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park will have two haunted theme activities to keep you on your toes. One is a mile-long outdoor trail through twisted pines and the other a 3,500 square foot maze. Both will keep you on your toes.
Photo Credit: Ethan Unzicker

Hike to See Fall Colors

Looking to see fall colors around San Diego County? Here’s a list of some great hiking trails to see nature switch to over to fall:

Thunder Ridge and Chimney Flat Loop

19952 State Park Drive, Palomar Mountain, CA

Sunset Trail

Laguna Mountain Recreation Area 10678 Sunrise Hwy Descanso, CA

Volcan Mountain

1209 Farmer Road (at Wynola Road) Julian, CA

Lake Cuyamaca

15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA

Observatory Trail

Cleveland National Forest

35899 Canfield Road, Warner Springs, CA

For more information on the trails above, please visit this website.

Photo Credit: Edgar Soto

Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Ready to pick out a pumpkin? Let’s go! Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch in Ramona is open from September 25 to October 31 from 9 am – 6 pm. The pumpkin patch features a giant corn maze, farm animals, and the ability to launch corn out of a cannon. Yes, please! For all the details, go to their website here.

Oktoberfest in San Diego (21 years and over)

Oktoberfest is a folk festival hosted initially in Munich, Germany. To view location and ticket information, visit their website here.

PB Pumpkin Patch

The PB Pumpkin Patch offers a large variety of pumpkins to choose from and has a free pumpkin carving and painting area. Also, enjoy some free hot apple cider and shaved ice for the little ones. The PB Pumpkin Patch is open from October 1 to October 31 Monday – Friday 10 am to 10 pm, and then Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 10 pm. For more information, please visit their website here.

If you do try some of these fall activities, let me know how it went by sharing your photos with me on socials @MikeStarkCA on Twitter and Instagram 
Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

Album Review: Elijah Rosario’s “Genuine Truths”

Elijah Rosario is a singer-songwriter from Durham, North Carolina who, in his 10-year long career has taken influences from many different artists and genres, and being the great storyteller that he is, he paints a great picture of where he’s been and where he intends to go through his music. Two EP’s in, you can really hear the growth in his voice, his sound, his identity, and he really knows how to put on a show.

On his album “Genuine Truths,” which releases on all music platforms on Sept. 29, we hear a mix of R&B, pop, Afro-pop, and hip-hop, being graced with features from hip-hop and R&B artist Voyce, Afro-pop artist Livie, and hip-hop artist Kfreshh. His interchangeability from genre to genre, mixed with a knack for writing some incredibly catchy hooks makes this an album I 100% recommend to anyone reading.

This 10-track album is a quick listen, with each song running around two and a half to three and a half minutes long, but each song is jam-packed with beautiful melodies met with great storytelling.

Rosario’s voice is one of his greatest assets, luring you in with his melodies, and leaving you wanting more and more when each track finishes. His hooks remind me of Don Tolliver, PartyNextDoor, and even DVSN when we begin to hear the more sensual tracks. His music can be easily implemented into any R&B playlist you have, and I have a feeling listener’s ears will perk up every time his music comes on from now on.

The songs that I loved the most on the album so far are “Need Me,” “Movie Star” which features Voyce, and “Best of Me” featuring Livie.

“Need Me” was the first song on the album that really grabbed me, featuring the great writing ability that Rosario portrays so well throughout his music. And again, his hooks boost the replayability of his songs tenfold; creating earworms that will have you singing his songs for days.

“Movie Star” featuring Voyce is a quick 2:33 track that highlights some great production, another great hook, and promotes a great time of hanging out with your friends and living large and unapologetic. This album is full of good vibes and songs to play either while driving around, as party anthems, or even a great addition to some of your more R-rated playlists.

Lastly, “Best of Me” featuring Livie features the most prevalent Afro-pop influences and is arguably one of the best tracks on the album. The sensuality of the lyrics mixed with the groovy production and the beautiful vocals from Livie makes for an incredible track. The two artists flow so well together and I’ve mentioned this multiple times already, but Rosario’s hook comes through as the outright highlight of the song, and one of the best on the entire album.

I highly recommend listening to “Genuine Truths” when it releases on Wednesday, Sept. 29, and listening to all of Elijah Rosario’s music whenever you get the chance. His biggest singles to date are “Need Me” and “Survive” and I can tell that several songs on the album will find their way onto many listener’s favorite playlists.

Written by: Sam Esser