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Cruise and Ferguson star as secret agents Ethan Hunt and Ilsa Faust. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Cruise and Ferguson star as secret agents Ethan Hunt and Ilsa Faust.

"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" cruises to success

"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," is an intense, intriguing and refreshing entry into Tom Cruise's action franchise, offering fresh additions while keeping many common aspects of a Mission: Impossible movie.

Not quite time to terminate the "Terminator" series

Directed by Alan Taylor, "Terminator Genisys" is an action-packed film that brings the whole Terminator series together, for the most part, comprehensively.

Movies »

"Paper Towns" is worth the trip

"Paper Towns," based on the novel by John Green, combines clever humor with existential questions to create a film that has the audience not only laughing with the characters as they encounter comical situations, but also reflecting on their own lives.

Don't wait another day to see "Tomorrowland"

This film revamps the age old "race to stop the end of the world" scenario into an uplifting and family friendly story enhanced by dazzling graphics.

Music »

Does streaming kill artists' dreams?

In crowded industry, can streaming services avoid hurting artists?

"Surf" along a wave of happiness

As a member of the band "The Social Experiment," Segal, along with fellow collaborators Chance, Peter Cottontale and Nate Fox, has spent over a year carefully directing and putting together this jovial masterwork "Surf." The self-released album is at once a solid jazz opus and what is sure to be a new hip hop classic.

Plays »

"Laugh Riot" roars

Without many technical aspects of the show, the five short student-produced plays were witty, hilarious and raw with the thespians' talent.

"Fiddler on the Roof" brings down the house

Yet again, Blair theater has brought together an incredibly talented cast, exquisite costuming, authentic music and a well-designed set to their performance of this year's spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof."

Television »

"Fresh Off the Boat" sinks below expectations

It took decades for Asian Americans to be represented in American mainstream television again. A lot was riding on this show. So when the first few episodes were laden with exaggerated stereotypes, corny one-liners and stilted accents, I was pretty let down.

Who's strong and brave, here to save the American way?

It's a story unlike any other superhero story, because Peggy is unlike any other superhero.

Books »

Books to read when having an existential crisis

With end-of-year anxieties reaching a fever pitch, you may be looking for a healthy distraction from your busy, confusing life. Here's a list of SCO's books to read when having an existential crisis.

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award recommendations

As the year winds down, itís time to make a lot of decisions: which Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee youíll be voting for. Silver Chips Online has read, reviewed and ranked the books--so you donít have to.

Video Games »

TechnoLogical: Sony plays it conservative with new Playstation

Sony has come in second in announcing their new console (after Nintendo announced theirs last year), which will be released this holiday season, but how they will compete remains to be seen.

SCO-liday gift guide: it's in the game

It's mid-December, and the holidays are in full effect. After a year-long hiatus from our video game section, we now present (no pun intended) the best video games to give this holiday season.