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Sin, Not Tragedies: Review of History Channels’ ‘Vikings’

In Featured, Movie & TV Reviews, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

— By Carly Twehous — [The following review contains major spoilers for Seasons 1-3.] Everyone had that favorite time period and culture in history class. You know the one. It’s the subject that inspired enough genuine curiosity that it would rouse you from your regularly scheduled third period nap and give you the inexplicable superhuman strength to listen to Mr. …

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Creating Content: Advice from a Spanish TV CEO

In Featured, Industry News and Interviews, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

The following article is part of a reflection from the “Hollywood Mentor Series.” Through the Hollywood Mentor Series students in JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing program get the opportunity to meet and network with a variety of top executives and professionals in all sectors of the film industry in Los Angeles. MBA graduate Tyler Carlos shares the lessons he learned …

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Ace in the Hole: Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ Review

In Featured, Movie & TV Reviews, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

— By Carly Twehous — If you’re not sick of the constant news coverage from the most recent election cycle—the scandals, the Russian hacking, the debate whether or not our current president is a reincarnated prophet or the antichrist—or if you prefer to drown yourself in fiction and ignore all of life’s infinite problems, yet still have an inexplicable craving …

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Heartfelt Performances Wasted in ‘The Book of Henry’

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(2017—Director: Colin Trevorrow) High ★★ (out of 5 stars) Back in 2012, I stumbled upon an indie sci-fi rom-com called Safety Not Guaranteed, the narrative film debut of writer-director Colin Trevorrow (the 2004 documentary Reality Show). Though not a perfect package, Safety was the type of film that makes its viewers watch the director’s next move. That next move, as …

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From Protestant to Catholic: The Hurdles to Overcome

In Faculty Lectures, Featured by John LaCrosse

Speaking from his own experience as a convert, Dr. John Kincaid explains some of the struggles Protestants must overcome before joining the Catholic church. To listen to all the talks from the conference, click here. This clip is an excerpt from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference held on January 27th-28th, 2017.

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Alumni Spotlight: Neil Watson

In Alumni Profiles, Featured by John LaCrosse

Position: Senior Manager, Concepts-to-Consumer for Adidas Group Year of Graduation: 2010 Major/Emphasis: Business, entrepreneurship Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? In a very broad sense, my job is to build a framework that coordinates the line of products created (called a “range”) and sold by the Adidas Group around the world.  I …

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Learning the Ins and Outs of Alcon Entertainment

In Campus News, Industry News and Interviews, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

  (Pictured: Alcon Entertainment’s new film, Blade Runner 2049, which will be released October 6, 2017). The following is a reflection from JPCatholic student Rachel Wostenberg, on her internship at Alcon Entertainment. How did you secure your internship?  When the internship search began I contacted Prof. Chris Riley, my screenwriting professor.  He gave me the email of his friend Ryan Dornbush …

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The 4-Hour Film Challenge

In Creativity and Innovation on Campus by John LaCrosse

(Pictured: A scene from the short film “Life,” which won the 4-Hour Film Challenge. The film was made by Maria Oscilowski, Colton Machado, Vince Salerno, Austin Matte, and Annie Bucheit. Watch “Life” here.) — By Hannah Dorss — We recently saw the inauguration of an event that will doubtless become a classic in the JPCatholic community. The event, called “The 4-Hour Film Challenge,” …

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Interning at a World-Class Theatre: A Student’s Perspective

In Campus News, Creativity and Innovation on Campus, Featured by John LaCrosse

— By Hannah Dorss — Sometimes the most spontaneous, least-anticipated opportunities are the best ones. Although I had not planned on interning while at JPCatholic, God had other plans. When I randomly found the listing for internships at the world-renown Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, I knew that I was meant to intern there. Although I knew it was …

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The Resurrection of a Genre: Review of Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’

In Featured, Movie & TV Reviews, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

— By Carly Twehous — Let’s be honest. There hasn’t been any decent science fiction on American television since the penultimate episode of Star Trek: Enterprise — I’m still pretending that the last episode never happened — that aired way back in 2005. That’s going on twelve years, for all you math whizzes out there. An argument can be made …