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Graphic created in Canva by Zachary Cimaglio and Mercy Sosa

OPINION: Top 5 underappreciated movie sequels

The first one is probably still better, but this list of underappreciated movie sequels from The State Hornet’s A&E section is still worth checking out:
“Reservation Dogs (2021, left) takes the extra time to show Native communities in the modern day to demonstrate the fact that they do still exist, whereas “Dances With Wolves” (1990, right) portrays Native Americans plays off of the “white savior” trope while simultaneously perpetuating the erasure of modern Native people that has become so common. (Images courtesy of FX/Hulu and Orion Pictures)

Native Americans in entertainment: the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’

Zachary Cimaglio and Emma Hall November 4, 2021

With the commencement of Native American Heritage Month , it’s important to consider ways to learn about Native American history in ways that depict Native people  accurately without prejudice.  From...

The State Hornet’s Arts & Entertainment section present their top five choices on what they think are the weirdest Halloween movies. Graphic created in Canva.

Top 5 strangest horror films you’ll ever see.

With Halloween coming up on us faster than Michael Myers, the time is now for some spooky movies. That’s why the arts & entertainment section at The State Hornet has compiled a list of the weirdest,...

Music, candy and movies: All you need for Halloween 2021

Music, candy and movies: All you need for Halloween 2021

Mercy Sosa October 28, 2021
The State Hornet has compiled its best spooky content for this Halloween season.
From left to right: Daniella Pineda, John Cho and Mustafa Shakir, the main cast of 2021’s “Cowboy Bebop,” on set in full costume show off the distinct looks and personalities of each character. Comparisons to the original designs are inevitable, according to State Hornet staff writer Zachary Cimaglio. (Image credit: Netflix)

OPINION: Let’s give Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” a chance, okay?

Zachary Cimaglio September 28, 2021
With “Death Note” and “Fullmetal Alchemist” failing to please anime fans, can Netflix finally come out on top with “Cowboy Bebop”? John Cho shows promise in the series’ lead role, according to staff writer Zachary Cimaglio.
Richard Lui shows off his Sac State coffee mug during the Zoom webinar for APIDAs in the arts and entertainment industry on Sept. 17, 2021. He was chosen as a speaker because of his reputation as the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national news broadcast. (Screenshot: Zachary Cimaglio via Zoom)

Sac State webinar spotlights key figures in Asian American entertainment

Zachary Cimaglio September 17, 2021
“You don’t need to take a straight path to success”: Key figures in the entertainment world spoke to Sac State students about how to find success as an Asian American.
Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), the master of unarmed weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization. State Hornet reporter Alex Muegge gives his review of the film. (Photo: Disney©)

REVIEW: ‘Shang-Chi’ is a knockout

Alex Muegge September 4, 2021
Shang-Chi, Kung Fu and dragons, oh my! Read State Hornet reporter Alex Muegge’s review about how “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is one of the top tier Marvel films of all time here:
Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” exclusively on Disney+. Loki is the first character to be gender fluid in the MCU, meaning their gender identity falls outside the binary construct. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All rights reserved.

OPINION: It’s time for the Marvel universe to follow through on LGBTQ+ representation

Alex Muegge June 28, 2021
Marvel fan and The State Hornet’s copy editor, Alex Muegge, calls out Marvel Studios for their lack of LGBTQ+ representation.
Anthony Mackie plays Falcon/Sam Wilson in Marvel Studios “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” on Disney+. Our copy editors debate over whether previously minor characters taking up major mantles is the direction the franchise should go. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. © Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Does ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ending mean an MCU ‘reboot’?

Jordan Parker and Alex Muegge May 12, 2021
Copy editors Jordan Parker and Alex Muegge can do this all day. Read here as they tirelessly debate over whether or not the MCU is being rebooted.
The titular Mitchell family from The Mitchells vs. The Machines. From left to right, Linda, voiced by Maya Rudolph, Katie, voiced by Abbi Jacobson, Aaron, voiced by Michael Rianda, Monchi, voiced by Doug the Pug, and Rick, voiced by Danny McBride. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

REVIEW: “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” is fittingly eccentric and heartfelt

Bradley Hinkson May 5, 2021
‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ is a new animated film about the offbeat Mitchells family being humanity’s last hope of saving the world from a robot apocalypse, and opinion writer Bradley Hinkson discusses how the film is a delight for its animation and heart.
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