My Summer Movie Challenge


lh_movieDespite the hubbub I caused over at Faith & Family Live with my recent post on the film Eclipse, I always really enjoy viewing and then blogging about movies.  So I’ve decided to work my way through the films recognized by the USCCB as 2009’s Top Ten (or including the family films, Top Twenty).  Since we have Netflix and several of these are available to watch instantly, I am going to start with the top of the list, Blind Side, and work my way through the films.  I’ll probably manage one or two per week, and would love to have you join me in discussing them after viewing.  So I’ll announce my next film and a “discussion date” at Facebook, Twitter and here on the blog.  Care to join me?

First up is The Blind Side and I’ll be posting about it on Saturday or Sunday this week.  See the entire list here.

Drop a comment here to let me know you’ll be watching too!  See you at the movies!


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  1. Love the idea but have little time to watch anything these days. And that was no rabble-rousing hubbub on F&F over Eclipse, it was respectful, intelligent and well done by all. I liked it! 🙂

  2. Lisa,
    I just wrote a blog post at CD asking for good recommendations for summer films. May I link to your post? This is a great resource and I’m going to be using it. Thank you so much!

  3. Colleen, definitely! Mark, so you’re being responsible, huh? Maybe you can enjoy the two minute trailers. I don’t have time either, but I really want to make my way through this list!

  4. Lisa,

    I read your post on Faith & Family. I’ve got your back! I veiwed the film with my teen daughter. I squirmed during the scene in question – prayerfully gathered my paternal self – and immediately informed my daughter by whispering in her ear, that a real man, worthy of her love, will defend and protect her virtue and purity until the day they are married. I took full advantage of this opportunity by the grace of God. It’s a parent’s (particularly a dad’s) responsibility to assure that crooked lines such as those in movies that draw the teen masses to view, are made straight in the mind and heart of the teen according to the teaching of the Catholic faith.

  5. Lisa Hendey on

    Brian, your daughter is an incredibly blessed young lady. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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