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Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) rushes into the fight with his ant allies. Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment​
Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) rushes into the fight with his ant allies.

"Ant-Man" packs an ant-sized punch

Though Marvel does not perform as well as it usually does, a viewer that goes in with ant-sized expectations will get a big surprise as "Ant-Man" still is a solid movie.

"Straight Outta Compton" will have viewers streaming straight into the theater

"Straight Outta Compton" is at times difficult to watch, but overall an epic and captivating film that raps brutal truths about race and police brutality—which continue to resonate today.

Movies »

"Fantastic Four" doesn't live up to the hype

Hear that? It's the groans of disappointed fans after seeing the newest "Fantastic Four" film. The movie is a disastrous release, with an incoherent narrative and underdeveloped characters.

"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.

Music »

Girlpool and Frankie Cosmos impress at Comet Ping Pong

The pure, expressive voices and straightforward guitar and bass riffs of Girlpool and the softer, more complex narrative songs of Frankie Cosmos complemented each other perfectly for this small, yet excitement-filled show.

Does streaming kill artists' dreams?

In crowded industry, can streaming services avoid hurting artists?

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, it’s time to make a lot of decisions: which Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee you’ll be voting for. Silver Chips Online has read, reviewed and ranked the books--so you don’t 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.