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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...

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...

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....

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

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Tara Gnewikow and Magaly Muñoz February 11, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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