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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


“Shogun” is based on James Clavell’s best-selling novel that is set at the end of Japan’s Sengoku Period in the year 1600. The FX show adapted the book within a 10 hour episodic series. (photo courtesy of FX Networks)

Fx’s ‘Shogun’ emerges as the trailblazer among 2024’s hit shows

Ismael Martinez Castillo, Staffer May 16, 2024
The FX hit historical drama known as “Shogun,” featuring Hiroyuki Sanada, Anna Sawai and Cosmo Jarvis, recently reached its episodic conclusion and was truly a sight to behold as the show left viewers astonished, on Tuesday, April 23.
 “The Goonies” is an 80s classic and pioneer for the bridge between adult and children comedy-films. It is a film worthy of its praise. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Studio and graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)

Back to the 80s: ‘The Goonies”

Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor May 2, 2024
The movie “The Goonies” is an all-time 80s action film with stars such as Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green and Jeff Cohen
(L-R) Art Donaldson (Mike Faist), Tashi Duncan (Zendaya) and Patrick Zweig (Josh O’Connor) sitting on a bed in the hotel room before their tennis match. The three tennis prodigies are part of the complicated love triangle featured throughout the film. (Photo courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

‘Challengers’ proves love means nothing

Katelyn Marano and Angelica Vera-Franco April 26, 2024
A movie review on the 2024 melodrama film “Challengers,” starring Zendaya, Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor as three tennis player prodigies involved in a love triangle and suspenseful matches.
The 1980 western romance film called “Urban Cowboy” takes toxic love to new heights. (Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum and photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Back to the 80s: ‘Urban Cowboy’

Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor March 28, 2024
John Travolta and Debra Winger’s performances in the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” highlight a toxic love trope of western romance and bull-riding.
Paul Atreides and Chani played by Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya the film shows Paul’s ascension as a messianic figure for the people of the desert planet Arrakis. This is the second installment of a planned Dune trilogy by director Denis Villeneuve.  (Photo courtesy of Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures)

‘Dune: Part 2’ a Sci-Fi supernova for audiences

Michael Pepper, Staffer March 7, 2024
Dune: Part 2 is a faithful adaptation of the 1965 novel starring actors Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Austin Butler, Dave Bautista and more.
George Lopez kisses his daughter Mayan Lopez on the head after expressing how proud he is that she can speak Spanish. Mayan Lopez has been lying about being able to speak Spanish because she feels ashamed for never learning in Episode 3: Lopez vs Español. (Photo courtesy of Universal Television)

‘Lopez vs Lopez’ depicts the realities many Latinx families face

Isis Alvarez, Staffer December 4, 2023
Do all your friends remember the low rider? George Lopez’s show “Lopez vs Lopez” will have you laughing and crying at the same time. Here's why:

The Big Picture – John Wick 4

Gavin Hudson, Newsletter Editor April 1, 2023
The cult-classic action franchise is back and better than ever with new characters packing a big punch.
Newsletter editor and film critic Gavin S. Hudson has been reviewing movies since high school. “The Whale” has been nominated for three Oscars; is it worthy? Graphic created in Canva by Elena Burgé and Gavin S. Hudson | movie posters courtesy of A24.

The Big Picture – ‘The Whale’

Gavin Hudson, Newsletter Editor March 5, 2023
Has Bredan Fraser’s Oscar buzz signaled his return as a star?
Series promotional poster featuring Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna and supporting cast. “Wouldn’t you rather give it all at once to something real?”  (Picture courtesy of Disney+. Graphic created in Canva by Ryan Ascalon).

‘Andor’ grounds Star Wars universe in storytelling

Ryan Ascalon February 12, 2023
Andor is the perfect successor to Rogue One and an incredible addition to the Star Wars narrative. Staff writer Ryan Ascalon reviews the Diego Luna vehicle in hopes to entice you to watch the series.
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