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The Infiltrator will disappoint audiences looking for an engaging thriller. Courtesy of The Infiltrator Movie
The Infiltrator will disappoint audiences looking for an engaging thriller.

The Infiltrator somehow sneaks into theaters

Despite a talented cast and a compelling premise, The Infiltrator is an overall let-down. With too little exposition and too many moving parts, the movie is difficult to follow. A strong lead performance by Bryan Cranston, who plays undercover agent Robert Mazur, is not enough to overcome the vague plot and the many seemingly repetitive scenes.

Does streaming kill artists' dreams?

In crowded industry, can streaming services avoid hurting artists?

Movies »

A shark. A girl. Oh no!

With heart-stopping suspense and an intriguing climax, "The Shallows" brings many beachgoers' fear of sharks alive. The survival film includes many action-packed moments and is a modern-day 'Jaws,' woman versus nature (in the form of a gargantuan great white shark) thriller that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats with its riveting plot and detailed graphics.

An a-dory-ble sequel to Finding Nemo

Announced in 2013, Finding Dory truly lived up to the high expectations set by the well-lovedFinding Nemo, with central themes of familial love and never giving up. Childish humor, suspenseful moments and tear-jerking scenes make this movie a must see for audiences young and old.

Music »

The swirling sounds of jazz

Enjoy these sounds in the playlist included in this article to finish off Jazz Appreciation Month.

Dr. Dog joined by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for an exciting show

On Thursday night at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Dog and the Baltimore Boom Bap Society came together in perfect harmony.

Plays »

Simple set yet profound messages in "Good Kids"

The Round House Theatre Teen Performance Company produced a riveting and extremely topical performance of "Good Kids" by Naomi Iizuka for the annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play.

All smiles in "Much Ado about Nothing"

Blair theater has delivered another fantastic production in its fall play, "Much Ado About Nothing". With a stellar cast and crew, and a creative twist, the theater department showcased this celebrated Shakespeare comedy in the best possible light.

Television »

Say hello to the new Stephen Colbert

After the first show, things looked dismal for Colbert. However he was able to bounce back from a mediocre debut and close out his first week on a high note.

"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.

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.

Poll »

What is the worst Halloween candy?
  • Candy corn
  • Almond joys
  • Heath bars
  • Tootsie rolls
  • Twizzlers
  • Peppermint patties
  • Those strawberry things
Discuss this Poll