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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” premiered in theaters on May 6, 2022. The film is an essential part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) timeline. Movie poster courtesy of Marvel Studios

Review: ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

Jenelle Lum, Staff Writer May 13, 2022
‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is “Spider-Man” and “The Evil Dead” director Sam Raimi’s first outing in the Marvel cinematic universe. Find out how Marvel’s first horror movie continues the MCU Phase 4 storyline.
“Pieces” is a low-budget 1982 slasher directed by Juan Piquer Simon and produced by both Spanish and American producers. The film is not exactly what you think it is, but instead one of the most confusing and bizarre slashers I have ever seen, and its marketing makes no effort to distance itself from its inspirations. (Image courtesy of Film Ventures International)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: ‘Pieces’ – The chainsaw massacre with kung-fu fight scenes

Zachary Cimaglio April 10, 2022
Looking for that perfect bad movie to watch with your friends on a drunken afternoon? Check out the 1982 slasher B-movie “Pieces”, which State Hornet copy editor Zach Cimaglio called “so bad it’s actually good.”
Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) spots Michael Myers (Chris Durand) outside the window of her California home in 1998’s “Halloween: H20 Twenty Years Later”. The film is an early example of a “legacy sequel”, or a follow-up film featuring new characters and plot threads from the original film it is based on. (Courtesy of Miramax)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: That other time ‘Halloween’ got a legacy sequel

Zachary Cimaglio, Copy Editor April 3, 2022
“Halloween” was rebooted with a direct sequel back in 2018, but that wasn’t the first time it got the legacy sequel treatment. “Halloween: H20” served the same purpose over 20 years ago, and State Hornet copy editor Zach Cimaglio believes it was a decent effort that was outdone by its own successor.
Staff writer Jenelle Lum shows her appreciation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She hopes to work at Marvel Studios for the franchise one day.

Avengers, assemble! Why the MCU is one of the greatest movie franchises

Jenelle Lum, staff writer March 30, 2022
Staff writer Jenelle Lum discusses why she believes the MCU is so successful.
Ghostface returns in the 2022 “Scream” reboot/sequel in one of the most violent and brutal incarnations of the character the series has ever seen. The series has had its ups and downs overall in terms of critical and fan reception, but the new ‘requel’ film has proven to be generally well-received. (Paramount Pictures)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: The “Scream” franchise ranked from worst to best.

Zachary Cimaglio, Copy Editor March 27, 2022
The State Hornet’s copy editor Zach Cimaglio ranked the “Scream” films from worst to best in his brand new column “Zach’s Sunday Slashers”.
Mei is a very outgoing and bold 13-year-old. She is about to discover what it means to be a teenager. (Photo: Turning Red, Pixar/Disney, 2022)

It’s all about Mei: ‘Turning Red’ review

Jenelle Lum, staff writer March 18, 2022
Sometimes, we all need to unleash our inner red panda.
The first view of the open world after emerging from the tutorial cave. What is seen on screen is only a fraction of the game’s beautiful and sizable playable area. Screenshot taken on Playstation 5

REVIEW: The early hours of FromSoftware’s beautiful, deadly masterpiece, Elden Ring

Odin Rasco March 16, 2022
Newsletter editor Odin Rasco presents a first impressions review of the new FromSoftware game, Elden Ring.

Keys ‘n D Minor: Prince Washington- Sac State’s Football player/rapper dual threat

Nijzel Dotson, Keyshawn Davis, and James Fife March 1, 2022

In this episode of Keys N’ D Minor: Key and Nij talk about Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Baby’s collaboration album and debate if collab albums are good for the industry. The duo also hypothesize which...

Red envelopes or “lai see” in Chinese, are traditionally given to children, family members and friends to represent good luck. Graphic made in Canva by Jenelle Lum.

6 AAPI Movies for Lunar New Year

Jenelle Lum February 15, 2022
Movie fan and staff writer Jenelle Lum shares six of her favorite movies to watch this Lunar New Year.
Graphic created in Canva by Zachary Cimaglio and Mercy Sosa.

Culture Club: The top five songs that should have been singles

Sometimes the most popular track is not the best one on the album. Here are five songs that the State Hornet’s A&E section thinks were deserving of their own individual releases:
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