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The State Hornet

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The Big Picture – ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

Gavin Hudson January 21, 2023
An instant cult classic from 2022, this week's feature on The Big Picture has been taking award shows by storm in a competitive year for film.
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Cinema Obscura Episode 5: The Black Hole, Event Horizon

Cinema Obscura Hosts James and Steven talk with Jacob and Michael about movies “The Black Hole” and “Event Horizon” and what happens when evil scientists stay on starships for a little too long.
 “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” premiered in theaters on Friday Nov. 11, 2022. The film was an emotional close to Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Movie poster courtesy of Marvel Studios)

REVIEW: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Will Smith-Moore November 15, 2022
The long-awaited sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arrives with a powerful story about grief that touches the heart of its audience.
“Hocus Pocus 2,” released on Sept. 30, 2022, through Disney’s streaming service just in time for Halloween. The movie follows a nostalgic adventure of the witches’ one night to wreak havoc on the kids of Salem. Photo courtesy of Disney.

Review: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

Alyssa Branum, Reporter October 24, 2022
“Bend the bones and then the back” for the release of Disney’s “Hocus Pocus 2”
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Cinema Obscura Episode 1: “Next” and “Leprechaun 5”

Cinema Obscura is here with hosts James Fife and Steven Gutierrez! Listen to this first episode guest starring Keyshawn Davis and Casey Rafter and their thoughts on obscure movies such as “Leprechaun 5: In The Hood” and “Next.”
NIKI held the Ace of Spades crowd in her palm as she sang ballads covering personal topics on Sept. 13, 2022 at Ace of Spades. She had a keyboard player, a bassist, an electric guitar player and a drummer who would come in and out throughout the night.

REVIEW: NIKI serenades a packed Ace of Spades crowd

Raymond Purscell September 16, 2022
‘I’ve always dreamt of coming to see NIKI.’ 88rising record’s star NIKI sang at Ace of Spades to an excited crowd Tuesday night.
Grammy award winning rapper, Kendrick Lamar performs at the Golden 1 Center on Aug. 31, 2022. Lamar’s “The Big Steppers Tour” made a stop in Sacramento with opening artists Tanna Leone and Baby Keem.

REVIEW: Kendrick Lamar makes big steps in the Golden 1 Center

Jenelle Lum, Arts & Entertainment editor September 3, 2022

Sounds of excited fans echoed throughout the Golden 1 Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30. They chanted Kendrick Lamar’s name and screamed as the lights went dim. A white curtain hung on the stage in the shape...

“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.
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