Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good - An article about a faithful Catholic, Eduardo Verastegui, which is well done. A snip:
They call him the Mexican Brad Pitt. But unlike his American counterpart, who famously rejected a Southern Baptist upbringing, Eduardo Verastegui chose to sacrifice a glittering film career after rediscovering his Catholic faith.

Once a Calvin Klein model who smouldered bare-chested opposite J-Lo in a music video, and starred in Hollywood movies, Verastegui's brooding looks and aquamarine eyes attracted thousands of (invariably screaming) female fans.

Today, the 35-year-old actor is a daily Mass-goer, committed to abstaining from sex before marriage, who flies to Darfur to help the starving, provides financial help for women considering abortions and organises house-building missions in Mexico.

“I wasn’t born to be famous, or to be a movie star, but to love and serve Jesus Christ,” the former model and singer once listed as among the top 50 “hottest” Hispanics by People magazine will tell a gathering of young Catholics on his first visit to England this weekend. Read the rest.
We need more Catholics in the public eye like this.

The Bad - Harrison Ford is considering a 5th Indiana Jones movie. Not a good idea. As much as I like the first movie, the series has gotten progressively worse over time.

The Ugly - A website that is designed to facilitate married people having affairs is airing ads in prime time. Disgusting.


matthew archbold said...

Actually the third Indiana Jones movie was really good. Better than the second one. Other than that, I agree with you.

Marcel said...

Okay - the second had the "cheesy" factor too high, but the invisible walkway was pretty cheesy as well.

Regardless, number 4 was pretty bad and the series has jumped the shark.