One of the best parts of the fall and winter is being able to enjoy a warm beverage when it's chilly outside. However, most of us are not seasoned chefs or baristas. With that in mind, here are some recipes for hot drinks that you can't mess up.
If you enjoy cooking and baking, every season is an opportunity for experimenting with the fruits, spices and types of food specific to that time of year. With that in mind, SCO will be bringing you monthly updates on seasonal and festive desserts.
The action film, based on true events, centers on police detective Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukerji) and her personal vendetta against a human trafficking gang . The premise is fascinating, but Sarkar goes way over-the-top in the script, music and certain plotlines, adding an unnecessary theatrical element to the film.
Some movies seem to come out at the perfect time, striking a chord with the emotions and experiences of the audience. Other movies come out following the release of a litany of similar films, seeming unoriginal and boring. "The Giver" is that second kind of movie.
Following the overused 'disaster thriller' pattern, "Into the Storm" documents the small town of Silverton as it's slaughtered by an unprecedented amount of tornadoes. In an awkward and unconvincing hour and a half, the film tells the story of a bunch of good-hearted people who manage to escape catastrophe. Unsurprisingly, it fails to thrill.
"The Hundred Foot Journey" is a heartwarming if predictable film about food and its power to bring people together against all odds. While most of the cast in the film are not household names, the characters shine.
With "Lucy," director Luc Besson tries to look at humanity through an existential lens while simultaneously creating an action-packed and fun summer movie. Unfortunately, his ambitious attempt to create a film that can please a wide variety of moviegoers has resulted in a jumbled, pseudo-scientific mess.
From the moment Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin) climbs out of the sewers in the first scene of this movie, you know you're watching a classic. Suspenseful and gritty, "A Most Wanted Man" is a refreshing look at the darker, rougher side of our bureaucracy.
Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" breathes life into the genre of coming to age films that has been exhausted on movie screens for decades. The film unfolds in real time, and serves as a time capsule that not only captures the growth of the film's characters, but the world around us
Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading, especially when it's too hot and sticky to even think about leaving the house. Here are a few books that I would consider great reads when you're on a long car ride, at the beach or stuck at home on those buggy, humid days.
"Begin Again” has the ability to strike a chord with all viewers, music-loving or not. It is a heartfelt movie about friendship and trial, and the importance of music in both, set against the backdrop of a possibility-filled New York City summer.
With comedic star-power and personality, McCarthy has been dominating the movie scene with her charismatic and raunchy performances. This time around though, her crude but intriguing charm seems barely capable of keeping her film venture from sinking into an abyss of dullness and plot atrophy.
"Infiltrate the dealers, find the supply," orders Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) and with these words Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum) are back undercover in "22 Jump Street." Filled with guns and drugs, "22 Jump Street" will have viewers laughing away at cheap and dim-witted jokes, while adding tension with climatic action scenes of gunfights and car chases.
From laughing hysterically to crying uncontrollably, "The Fault in Our Stars" takes you on a two hour rollercoaster of emotions. Director Josh Boone creates a tale of infinite beauty and inspiration from the long-standing #1 New York Times bestselling novel by John Green.
Disney's animated version of "Sleeping Beauty" ends like any other Disney fairy tale: the characters all live happily ever after. Well, almost all of them do. When it comes to the evil fairy Maleficent, viewers are happy to forget that she even existed.
Some people enjoy movies with tons of action—they want explosions and combat galore, with bodies flying and virtually no time to rest. Others tend to prefer movies with more intrigue—they want characters who develop their interests throughout the story, and events that always leave them guessing. "X-Men Days of Future Past" promises to satisfy both kinds of moviegoers.
There are so many vloggers out there on Youtube, it can be hard to choose which one best deserves your attention as you put off studying for APs or unwind after a long day. Here's SCO's list of the top 5 most charming, most quirky and most pleasant Youtubers to while away the time.
Since the cold, harsh winter weather has passed, bright skies and refreshing breezes have introduced us to spring. With the update in weather, why not do the same for your music collection? Upbeat tracks with cheerful lyrics will perfectly complement the sunny weather. Here are six tunes to add to your new spring playlist.
Whether you're an experienced or newbie baker, if you're interested in trying out some yummy new dessert recipes, head over to "Just About Baked," English teacher Miriam Plotinsky's new food blog.
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