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REVIEW: ‘SCOOB!’ was a great idea that flopped on its face

Shaggy Rogers (Will Forte) and Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker) share nachos at a movie theater during the latest addition to the Scooby-Doo franchise, SCOOB! (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

Jordan Parker

May 20, 2020

Scooby-Doo was my absolute favorite show as a kid and is now my comfort show when I need a laugh or two, but I can confidently say that the release of SCOOB! put a stain on the franchise. I know that’s not very subtle, but director Tony Cervone dropped the ball on this one. For years we’ve seen m...

Catch up with Sac State TikTok star Nebaiot Lemma

Sac State student Nebaiot Lemma interviews biology major Gaby Goldring for his YouTube channel on Oct 25, 2019. Lemma's YouTube videos highlighting Sac State halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brooke Uhlenhop

April 22, 2020

In October of 2019, Sacramento State freshman Nebaiot Lemma was on top of the world.  The film major went viral on TikTok thanks to a clip from his YouTube channel spoofing a tour of Sac State. The TikTok gained over 2 million views in a few days and was the talk of campus.  As the semester went on, h...

Sac State hosts lecture with filmmaker Boots Riley in honor of Black History Month

Boots Riley talks socioeconomic struggles, discrimination and the impact from his first feature film

Magaly Muñoz and Tara Gnewikow

February 14, 2020

Boots Riley, writer and director of the fantasy/sci-fi movie “Sorry to Bother You,” spoke to Sacramento State students at a lecture in the University Union Ballroom hosted by the UNIQUE Programs Feb. 13. To open the lecture, Riley recited lyrics from the song “Underdogs” by his political hi...

Q&A: How activism inspired Boots Riley’s first film

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Tara Gnewikow and Magaly Muñoz

February 12, 2020

Boots Riley, an American activist, rapper, screenwriter and filmmaker, will hold a free lecture hosted by Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs in the University Union Ballroom on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  Riley wrote, directed and produced the 2018 film “Sorry to Bother You”, which was filmed in his ho...

OPINION: The most underappreciated performances left out of the Oscars

This year marks the 92nd Academy Awards and many actors are in competition to win the coveted golden statue. This year there are some who unfortunately don't have the chance to win, and a lack of diversity among the nominees. Graphic by Kelly Kiernan.

Bradley Hinkson

February 5, 2020

As with every other year, the nominations for the Oscars leave a lot to be desired. Many films and performances that deserved more recognition didn’t make the final cut. One of the most disappointing aspects was the actors who didn’t get nominated. Last year was filled with many strong performa...

OPINION: Top 10 movies of the decade

OPINION: Top 10 movies of the decade

Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron

December 10, 2019

The 2010s were a landmark time for cinema. State Hornet opinion staffers Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron sat down to discuss their favorite movies of the decade, by year. Derek’s Top Movies of the Decade 2010 – Shutter Island (IMDb: 8.1/10, My Score: 9/10) “Shutter Island” is one of the greate...

REVIEW: ‘The Mandalorian’ is an instant cult classic for ‘Star Wars’ veterans

Pedro Pascal's title character takes cover during a gunfight in the first episode of

Cory Jaynes, Managing Editor

November 18, 2019

This review contains spoilers for the first two episodes of “The Mandalorian.” "The Mandalorian" strips “Star Wars” down to its spaghetti western roots and provides quick-paced action series veterans are sure to enjoy, however, much like the titular character, the series provides little explana...

REVIEW: Culver Creek is just as you remember it in the Hulu adaptation of ‘Looking for Alaska’

Charlie Plummer as Miles Halter and Kristine Forseth as Alaska Young in Hulu's

Kayla Brown

November 8, 2019

The highly anticipated Hulu series “Looking for Alaska,” based on John Green’s first published novel, was released in full Oct. 18 and has proven to be a great example of a screen adaption that accurately depicts its source material.  But this series made me realize something I didn’t when I firs...

Sac State YouTuber finds hidden treasures in Sacramento rivers

Sac State student Michael Pelley waves to a passersby as he scuba dives at Lake Natoma on Wednesday, Oct 16.  “I actually got a picture from a fan that’s a picture of me scuba diving, she ended up drawing it while watching one of my videos,” Pelley said. “It’s the best piece of treasure i’ve gotten so far.”

Leticia Sanchez and Khala Clarke

October 24, 2019

Many Sacramento residents, especially in the summer months, make memories on the water at places like the American River, sometimes losing mementos and possessions in the process. Now, Sacramento State business major Michael Pelley dedicates time deep diving to the bottom of local bodies of water to c...

REVIEW: ‘Ad Astra’ a new contender for best picture come Oscar season

Brad Pitt as Roy McBride in 20th Century Fox's

Jonah Salazar

October 2, 2019

This review contains spoilers for “Ad Astra.” “Ad Astra” might just be one of my favorite films of the year. The story was gripping, with a layer of social commentary that was subdued but effective. The world-building was very apparent while not beating the audience over the head with ex...

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