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!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  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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