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.

2 comments:

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.