Archive - Feb 9, 2008
For movie night tonight we watched The Secret Garden (1993,G). From Wikipedia:
The recently-orphaned Mary Lennox travels from her home in India to her uncle Archibald Craven's hundred-room house, Misselthwaite Manor, in Yorkshire, England.
I'm pretty sure I'd seen this one before, but it was enjoyable to watch with the kids. I give it 4 out of 5.
Today I finished watching HBO's documentary Hard as Nails. From the HBO web site:
When Justin Fatica steps to the altar, he becomes a whirlwind of energy, using a mix of professional wrestling, hip hop and Scripture to bring Jesus to his audience. An unordained Catholic minister and the founder of the Hard as Nails youth ministry, Fatica employs an intense, over-the-top approach that has connected with thousands of troubled teenagers, but also inspires resistance within his own Catholic Church. HARD AS NAILS paints an intimate portrait of this driven, charismatic man.
It was an interesting documentary. The Hard as Nails ministry uses a lot more yelling and screaming than I'm used to hearing. Maybe it's effective, though I guess I don't see much precedent in scripture. Justin seems like a dedicated guy. I like his idea of frequenting a barber shop on the black side of town and interacting with the folks there because it makes him uncomfortable.
I give it 3 out of 5.