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Communications student dies from epileptic seizure

State Hornet Staff

May 16, 2014

Sacramento State communication studies student died following an epileptic seizure on May 6.Russell Nowotenski, 24, worked as a lab assistant for Communication Studies Chair Steven Buss and was enrolled in his advanced lighting class while working in Sutter Memorial’s emergency room. Friends and facu...

Vaughn delivers in latest movie

Vaughn delivers in latest movie

McClatchy Tribune

December 4, 2013

A lot of people can not fathom having one kid but imagine finding out you are the biological parent of more than 500 children.Actor Vince Vaughn (“The Internship” 2013, “The Watch” 2012, “Wedding Crashers” 2005), plays David Wozniak in Director Ken Scott’s dramatic comedy “Delivery Man...

Don’t say no to the film “No”

Cristina Lule

March 23, 2013

“No” is a political drama that centers on a historical moment during Chile’s efforts to end an authoritarian government. The film’s use of camera techniques places us in the era and instills the feeling we are experiencing the events rather than having them recited to us. In 1988, Chilean ci...

The magic falls short in ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’

Cristina Lule

March 17, 2013

Magicians are masters only of illusion. The real magic relies on making their audience believe they’re having a good time. “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” manages to make us laugh a few times, but leaves us uninspired both by the performances and the magic performed in the film. Burt Wonderstone...

Hornet staff picks of the week


March 13, 2013

Cristina Lule This little indie darling came out of its Sundance Film Festival debut last year with high praise. Right away, what got me intrigued was the premise: Three journalists head out to Seattle to do an exposé on a man who puts out a classified ad seeking a time-traveling partner. “Safety Not Guaranteed” has a quirky charm about it and equally charming quirky characters. The film’s odd premise keeps things light, but then I quickly realized how little it actually had to do with time travel. The real travel was either the journey the characters took discovering something about themselves or the time they spent living in the past. If you like time-travel films, “Star Wars” references or surprise endings, you should definitely check out “Safety Not Guaranteed.” Scott Barrett The first time I heard the French musician Françoiz Breut, it was by chance. The hours of albums on repeat thereafter and for years to come were entirely by choice. This past January, Mrs. Breut released her sixth album, La Chirurgie Des Sentiments, in line with her usual style, which is almost one all to herself. Her music is generally classified as indie, moody French pop and chanson. Francoiz’s songs are mostly sung in French, which, although I do not understand a word, draws me even further into the entrancing and mysterious sway that her vocals possess. Françoiz Breut is largely unknown in the American scene but take a chance and listen.

The Oscars use song and dance to mediocre success

Kristin Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane sing the closing song during the show at the 85th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, California, Sunday, February 24, 2013. 

Cristina Lule

February 27, 2013

During the opening monologue of the 85th annual Academy Awards, host Seth MacFarlane said the theme for the night was music in film. Boy, he wasn’t kidding. The three and a half hour long ceremony was saturated with musical performances both from films and from MacFarlane. We heard the always classy...

‘Safe Haven’ is a safe film for romantics

Cristina Lule

February 17, 2013

Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, “Safe Haven” offers us the same well-worn love story and predictable plot points leading up to a melodramatic climax. Katie (Julianne Hough) is a runaway who decides to start a new life in an oceanside town in Atlanta. What she’s running from...

Stop-motion production is still a fun cinematic tool

Fabian Garcia

October 31, 2012

It’s Halloween night. You don’t plan to go out partying and you’re a big wuss when it comes to horror flicks. If you’re trying to kill some time , you might as well pop in “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” This 1993 stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, who reigns as king of H...

Hornet runners plan post-college careers

Hornet runners plan post-college careers

James Heck

September 19, 2012

For the cross country runners on the Sacramento State men’s and women’s teams, the emphasis of their training and commitment pertain to collegiate running. After college, the different avenues runners can or want to pursue depend on athletic ability, opportunity and sheer desire to continue runn...