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The State Hornet

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The State Hornet

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 18, 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 13, 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.
Anthony Hopkins in “The Father”. Hopkins won the Best Actor award at this year’s Oscars but his win left the ceremony on an odd note. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

OPINION: So… those Oscars, huh?

Bradley Hinkson April 26, 2021

It’s going to be hard to discuss the Oscars without going straight into the ending. To be honest, Anthony Hopkins’ Best Actor win for “The Father” isn’t too surprising or even undeserved....

Evan Jonigkeit as Greg in 20th Century Studios’ THE EMPTY MAN. Photo by Ilze Kitshoff. © 2020 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

OPINION: It’s time to join the hive of ‘The Empty Man’

Bradley Hinkson April 15, 2021
‘The Empty Man’ was released late last year and was met with a disastrous release. Though with it now being more readily available, the film has started to gain a cult audience online and opinion writer Bradley Hinkson is here to discuss why it deserves it.
From left to right, Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, and Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher, team up in director Zack Snyders cut of Justice League. It’s not just the stronger development that brings a lot of emotion in the Snyder Cut, it’s also the way the film explores the idea of finding hope through unity. Photo courtesy of HBO Max.

REVIEW: Yes, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ rules

Bradley Hinkson March 22, 2021
The infamous ‘Snyder Cut’ that has been the talk of the internet for years has finally arrived. Opinion writer Bradley Hinkson discusses the new version of “Justice League” and how it stands as its own strong piece of superhero entertainment.
In celebration of Womens History Month, opinion writer Bradley Hinkson shares his favorite actress performances. Graphic made in Canva.

OPINION: Some of the best actress performances of all time

Bradley Hinkson March 17, 2021
For Women’s History Month, opinion writer Bradley Hinkson lists some of the best performances women have given in film, from Gena Rowlands in “A Woman Under the Influence” to Catherine Deneuve in “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.”
Steven Yuen in Minari. Minari has 6 Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor for Yuen. Photo courtesy of A24.

OPINION: Let’s talk about the 2021 Oscar nominations

Bradley Hinkson March 15, 2021
The Oscar nominations are here and opinion writer Bradley Hinkson takes a look at some of the major ones and discusses who has the best chance of taking home the gold. Who was snubbed? What were some of the surprises?
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