When it seems that a majority of modern movies are taking on new heights of time-wasting ability, it is a real treat when a movie is released that is filled to the brim with excellent storytelling. The Imitation Game is such a film. While on the surface the story of this movie may seem to […]

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Brian Olson studied Communications Media at JPCatholic and is currently working on an ambitious documentary project in Honduras. We interviewed Brian to hear about what he’s been up to since JPCatholic and what his documentary is all about.  Check below the interview for links to the trailer and Indiegogo! 1. Where do you currently work?  In the summer of […]

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]

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Why is modern day Christian art so bad? This might seem like a surprising question, especially coming from a student whose ultimate goal is to produce Christian art. It is nevertheless a valid question, and one which many within the Christian community are currently asking themselves. When one reflects upon the quality of art that […]

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50 Shades of Broken

January 5, 2015 Alumni Posts

If you are, like me, one of the millions who turned out to see Unbroken, your pre-show entertainment likely included the (hopefully) unwelcome sneak peak of Hollywood’s latest masterpiece otherwise known as Fifty Shades of Grey. The media-labeled “salacious” raunch prompted me to do two things, the first of which was to add mid-preview an impromptu […]

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The Hobbit’s Lackluster Finish

January 2, 2015 Christopher McCarthy

*Spoilers below* Ever since the 2012 release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, there has been no shortage of debate and criticism surrounding the new trilogy and its alleged failure to live up to the unprecedented standards of The Lord of the Rings. Initially intended to be a two-part release, the producers of […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Reggie Badua

December 15, 2014 Alumni Spotlight

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 Reggie Badua, who graduated from JPCatholic in 2013 with a B.S. in Communications Media with an emphasis in New Evangelization. 1. Where […]

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Unbroken

December 10, 2014 Student Posts

Modern culture is obsessed with the idea of wholeness. We like solutions because it breaks our heart to see others hurting — especially those we love. I used to think that everything would be sorted out eventually. The right girl would fall for the right guy, the bad guys would get comeuppance, and the lonely […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Maria Mitchell

December 8, 2014 Alumni Spotlight

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 Maria Mitchell, who graduated from JPCatholic in 2013 with an MBA in Film Producing. 1. Where do you currently work? I’m a producer […]

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What Makes a Good Story?

November 28, 2014 Christopher McCarthy

From its very inception in the early twentieth century, the entire history of cinema may be described as a deluge of mediocre films interspersed with a few really good ones. The debate over which films fall into which category has been an ongoing and often heated one. At the center of this debate lies the […]

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