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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...

STREAMING PICK OF THE WEEK: ‘Crip Camp’ is a look inside disabled community

STREAMING PICK OF THE WEEK: ‘Crip Camp’ is a look inside disabled community

Bradley Hinkson

April 2, 2020

Every week, I’ll be recommending a film or television show currently available on certain streaming websites. New or old, it does not matter. I’ll recommend anything that I feel should be seen by many people. Don’t let the provocative title fool you; “Crip Camp” is a beautiful documentar...

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is here to save you from isolation

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is here to save you from isolation

Kylie Robison

March 25, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. Nintendo released the much anticipated “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” on Friday amid a global pandemic and somehow, I already owe Tom Nook 98,000 b...

REVIEW: ‘Onward’ wasn’t perfect but had its moments

Ian Lightfoot (Tom Holland) and Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt) contemplate the quest ahead of them in Pixar's latest film, 'Onward.' Opinion writer Jordan Parker writes about where the new Pixar film falls short. Photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar

Jordan Parker

March 19, 2020

Warning: This Review Contains Spoilers for Pixar’s “Onward” Directed by Dan Scanlon, Pixar’s “Onward” marks the franchise's first steps into the world of wizardry. When I first saw the trailer, I was of the notion that I wasn’t going to see this movie. But, when I was given the op...

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 Irishman’ paints Frank Sheeran’s side of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Martin Scorsese's

Jonah Salazar

December 9, 2019

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “The Irishman.” My go-to grading scale for mafia movies relies heavily on a single factor: how badly I wanted to join the mob after I finished watching it. Best said by Ray Liotta’s Henry Hill in ”Goodfellas,” “As far back as I can remember, ...

REVIEW: Iliza Shlesinger’s fifth comedy special is more than ‘amAAAzing’

Derek Catron

November 27, 2019

Iliza Shlesinger returned to familiar topics in her amazing new comedy special, “Unveiled.” It was amazing, not “amAAAzing.” “When a woman says ‘amAAAzing’ what she actually means is ‘Oh my god, this is not about me and I don't care and I’m a little insecure about it, but I want...

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: ‘Doctor Sleep’ shows that sometimes a bad idea works

Ewan McGregor plays a grown up Danny Torrance in

Will Coburn, Podcast editor

November 17, 2019

The film “Doctor Sleep” is a mixed bag, more interesting than good, with a rough opening act, a middle that finds its footing, and a final act that honestly pushes into something really good. However, if you’re a fan of Stephen King adaptations or director Mike Flanagan’s previous work, ...

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...

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