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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


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 4, 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.
(L-R) Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) looking out at post-apocalyptic Boston. They are about set out for an adventure that will change both of their lives (Photo courtesy, Sony Pictures)

‘The Last Of Us’ stands among the best game to-screen adaptations

Hailey Valdivia February 11, 2023
HBO ‘The Last Of Us’ is the blueprint for future video game adaptations
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: Is ‘Brutal Prince’ really worth the hype?

Julie Blunt February 8, 2023
BookTok’s newest trending romance novel may be worth the money to see the illustrations, but not so much for the overall story.
Georgia-born rapper Lil Yachty released his fifth studio album “Let’s Start Here.” on Jan. 27. The album plunges Yachty into a new style and sound. (Photo courtesy of Quality Control)

REVIEW: Lil Yachty’s ‘Let’s Start Here.’

Chris Woodard February 4, 2023
Failure took Lil Yachty on a ride through artistic evolution as his newest venture waxes psychedelic.
Graphic created in Canva by Dominique Williams and Gavin S. Hudson. Movie posters courtesy of A24.

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.
Graphic created in Canva.

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.
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