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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

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

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’

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

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 YouTuber finds hidden treasures in Sacramento rivers

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

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

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...

‘Pulp Fiction’: A homage to one of the best films of the last 25 years

‘Pulp Fiction’: A homage to one of the best films of the last 25 years

Jonah Salazar

September 23, 2019

“Pulp Fiction” is one of those movies where every time I watch it, I come out of it with a different interpretation of what the director, Quentin Tarantino, was trying to say. When I was 10 years old, I snuck out of my room to watch it from underneath the dining room table while my father sat ...

REVIEW: ‘The Spy’: A true story of espionage, deceit and love

REVIEW: ‘The Spy’: A true story of espionage, deceit and love

Jonah Salazar

September 16, 2019

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “The Spy” If you told me a year ago that my one of my favorite spy stories since “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” would be starring Sacha Baron Cohen and set in 1960s Syria, I honestly would not have believed you.  While Cohen’s inexperience with dramatic roles...

REVIEW: ‘It Chapter Two’ saved by great acting and humor

REVIEW: ‘It Chapter Two’ saved by great acting and humor

Derek Catron

September 10, 2019

The 2017 “It” remake grossed an astounding $700 million worldwide, taking the No.1 record for box office sales in the horror genre. The sequel, “It Chapter Two,” released Friday and currently holds the second spot for first weekend sales for the horror genre at $91 million.  While we did...

REVIEW: Did Dave Chappelle’s new special go too far?

REVIEW: Did Dave Chappelle’s new special go too far?

Magaly Munoz

September 8, 2019

If you keep up with any comedy specials on your streaming services, then you might know that Dave Chappelle recently came out with his fifth comedy special on Netflix, “Sticks and Stones.”  He made sure to come out with a bang. Story continues below trailer. When I tell you that I spent half the time with my jaw dropped open watchin...

REVIEW: ‘The Dark Crystal’ prequel recaptures Jim Henson’s cult-classic fantasy

REVIEW: ‘The Dark Crystal’ prequel recaptures Jim Henson’s cult-classic fantasy

Derek Catron

September 5, 2019

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is the first good high-fantasy saga since “Game of Thrones” came to its disappointing end in May. In the age of CGI reboots, the uniquely authentic and unearthly world of Thra was recreated without following trends. A common mistake of rebooted franchises is a...

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