So, since we are in a Year of Mercy, I found it appropriate to find a game that stresses the idea of real mercy, and authentic morality. That game is Undertale. So for those of you can play it, I urge you to not read the later parts of this post until you do. I’ll […]

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A haunting and initially disorienting story of survival and the love between a mother and a son, Room has generated Oscar buzz and captured the eyes of critics and the hearts of audience members. And for good reason – this is a must see. I went into it blind—not knowing anything, and you should, too. […]

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Up here in Los Angeles, we have a separate religious class: the used­-to-­be Catholics.Seems like shedding your faith is a rite of passage for teens along with giving up Santa and the Easter Bunny. Let’s be honest: being Catholic just isn’t cool anymore. It’s affiliated with old people, being stuck in Mass for an hour […]

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The force is strong with JJ Abrams. From its explosive, never-ending action to its breath-taking visual effects to its witty comic relief to its heartbreaking surprises, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a stunning thrill ride that is sure to excite. Grossing over 280 million dollars in its first day at the box office, and […]

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“Represent”: Dean Batali’s Story

December 14, 2015 Hannah Dorss

By Hannah Dorss, student writer at John Paul the Great Catholic University Dean, producer and writer If you really believe something, you’ll want to let other people know about it. You’ll want to represent it. Dean Batali is a screenwriter and producer who has made it a point to be a representative of Christianity in […]

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Redeeming a Broken Story: Ico

December 2, 2015 Christian Lovetere

One of the things I love about Christians is that we are on a constant search for redemption. That redemption could be for ourselves or someone else, but we search to mend that which we or others have broken. As a Christian gamer, I’m always searching for the way redemption comes in the medium I […]

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“The Purpose of it all”: Producer Ron Allchin

December 2, 2015 Hannah Dorss

By Hannah Dorss, student writer at John Paul the Great Catholic University A little bit about Ron: He started his career as a PA and an assistant editor. Ron then began working in the advertising side of the film industry. He has edited and worked in managing capacities on many commercials and independent films. Ron […]

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Screenwriting and Judo

October 15, 2015 Hannah Dorss

By Hannah Dorss, student writer at John Paul the Great Catholic University. If you want to be a successful screenwriter, learn from Miss Amy Snow. She knows how to pair screenwriting with judo. Not physical judo but rather a sort of activity where you, as a writer, “find a way…to get people on the same […]

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Sin and the Old Testament in “Shadow of the Colossus”

September 22, 2015 Christian Lovetere

Spoilers throughout the review This isn’t a recently released game like I’ve done before, but I feel it would be awesome to take a look at some classics. I’m going to start by saying Shadow of the Colossus isn’t necessarily a happy game. Depending on your viewpoint, it can be dark and depressing, or give […]

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A Screenwriter’s Life: Clare Sera’s Story

September 11, 2015 Hannah Dorss

By Hannah Dorss, student writer at John Paul the Great Catholic University San Diego, CA, Sept 11, 2015 JPCatholic – Failure is hard. It happens to everybody. It makes all of us feel insufficient, targeted, and hopeless. In a word, failure is painful. So what about failure or rejection in Hollywood? How do you deal […]

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