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Is MoviePass Sustainable?

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Professors Vernon Mortensen and Kevin Culbertson discuss MoviePass’ Business Model – By Sam Hendrian – While founded back in 2011, the moviegoing service MoviePass has soared to new heights of popularity in recent days because of its bold new service enhancement: subscription holders can now see a movie a day for only $9.95 a month …

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Soul-Eating Fame and Dishonest Love in ‘Sunset Boulevard’

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small!” So go the famous words of Norma Desmond, the delusional and ultimately crazy silent movie star at the center of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. Controversial at the time among …

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Alumni Spotlight: Leah Murphy

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Year of Graduation: 2014 Major/Emphasis: B.S. in Communications Media, emphasis in New Evangelization Position: Coordinator of Digital Evangelization and Outreach at Life Teen, an international Catholic youth ministry. Where are you from originally? I am originally from San Diego, CA. Why did you choose JPCatholic for your education? I transferred into JPCatholic in my third year after …

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An Unlikely Friendship Births a Cult Movie Phenomenon in ‘The Disaster Artist’

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(2017—Director: James Franco) — by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★★★ (out of 5 stars) “Even the worst day on a movie set is better than the best day anywhere else.” — Carolyn Minnott (Jacki Weaver) to Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), Juliette Danielle (Ari Graynor), and Philip Haldiman (Josh Hutcherson) Potential spoilers below Any cinephile …

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‘Lady Bird’: Portrait of a Restless High School Senior

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(2017—Director: Greta Gerwig) ★★★★ (out of 5 stars) “The only thing exciting about 2002 is that it’s a palindrome.” — Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) to her mother Marion McPherson (Laurie Metcalf)  “Don’t you think they’re the same thing? Love and attention?” — Sister Sarah Joan (Lois Smith) to Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse …

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Music Unites Family in the Visual & Audial Splendor of ‘Coco’

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(2017—Director: Lee Unkrich) ★★★★ (out of 5 stars) “Remember me / Though I have to travel far / Remember me / Each time you hear a sad guitar…” Potential spoilers below Coco finds Pixar at the height of its powers as the preeminent storytellers of western cinematic animation. It originated from a concept centering on Mexico’s …

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‘Justice League’: The DCEU’s Underwhelming Yet Harmless Group Venture

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(2017—Director: Zack Snyder) Low ★★★ (out of 5 stars) “Sorry, guys; I didn’t bring a sword.” — Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck), transferring mid-battle into the tank-like Nightcrawler Potential spoilers below Compared to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and Fox’s X-Men franchise, Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has struggled to recognize the need for legs …