By Hannah Dorss and Vince Salerno (Be warned, SPOILERS present!) After seven years of giving us films that are big and earth-shattering, with larger than life heroes, Marvel Studios releases their next big picture with their smallest hero yet. Enter Ant-Man.  I think that audiences are trained to have very high expectations from Marvel, and […]

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Do you think that a mainstream movie, particularly a horror movie, can be based on the Book of Psalms? I bet you don’t. But The Sixth Sense, a brilliant horror film written and directed by the famous M. Night Shyamalan, is practically taken out of the Psalms. It is an older movie (made in 1999), […]

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It has long been said that “a writer is only as good as his own experiences.” However insightful, this phrase has become something of a cliché; an overused and undervalued standard of evaluating the talent of a writer and the quality of his work. While many are quick to toss this phrase around, often thoughtlessly, […]

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The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic. The interviews explore their advice for future students and their thoughts on impacting culture through business, media, and theology.  Today we interview Jim Blackburn, who graduated from JPCatholic in 2014 with an M.A. in Biblical Theology. 1.What have you been doing since graduating from […]

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“Inside Out”: Are You Feeling It?

July 2, 2015 Hannah Dorss

Sadness :( Joy :) Fear :O Anger >:( Disgust D: Inside Out. You’ve heard it’s playing in theatres, and you’ve heard people say good things about it. But what’s really going on there, beneath the surface? You’d better like that question, because the movie is all about Emotions, colorful animation, cute, feely moments…but ultimately Emotions. […]

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Why Christians Should Care About Foreign-Language Movies

June 22, 2015 Alumni Posts

This post has been republished with permission from Vincent Milburn’s blog What is Great Cinema? The history of cinema is filled with great movies from around the world. This includes movies with a Christian message, too. There has been a lot of criticism of Christian movies lately in America because these authors are usually referring to […]

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Exclusive Interview with “Little Boy” Production Coordinator

June 19, 2015 Alumni Posts

Mollie O’Hare graduated from JPCatholic (BS Communications Media ’09, MBA Film Producing ’11) and currently works as Production Coordinator for Metanoia Films in L.A. She sat down with us to discuss her role on the recent film Little Boy. How did you become involved in the production for Little Boy?  I became involved in the production of Little Boy as […]

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“When the Clouds Are Not So Very Dark After All” – Review of Silver Linings Playbook

June 19, 2015 Hannah Dorss

“I don’t think you should ever ‘send a message’… I’m more interested in the people,” said director David O. Russell. In Silver Linings Playbook, he is interested in some pretty colorful characters. Russell does an extraordinary job of telling the story of humanly flawed, easily familiar characters who get over themselves enough to find each […]

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10 Good Christian Movies of the New Millenium

June 10, 2015 Alumni Posts

A lot has been written about the trouble with Christian movies.  As Christians, many of us want to see our values and even our core evangelical message on our screens.  Some of us are worried about the quality of Christian movies, though, while others are worried about the negative criticism these movies receive.  Part of […]

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Hashtags, Jesus, and You: a book review of “Tweeting with God”

May 31, 2015 Stephanie Espinoza

I will freely admit, I was a Twitter skeptic. I couldn’t quite fathom how this venue for communication was in any way redeemable – instead, I saw it as yet another place for people to be exceedingly self-centered and update the world while doing it. All of that changed for me when, in December of […]

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