2006 Film Journal

As per my 2005 Journal, videos and DVDs are in italics. Films I saw for the first time have an asterisk (*) next to them. Not counting extras and promo items.

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Jan 1 — Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [IMAX version]
Jan 2 — The Simpsons [season 7, disc 3] *
Jan 3 — The White Countess *
Jan 4 — The Simpsons [season 7, disc 4] *
Jan 7 — Hoodwinked
Jan 7 — Disney Rarities: Celebrated Shorts: 1920s – 1960s [disc 1] *
Jan 9 — Tristan & Isolde [2006] *
Jan 9 — 9 Songs *
Jan 10 — Caché [aka Hidden] *
Jan 11 — Roving Mars *

Jan 11 — Guy X *
Jan 11 — Glory Road [2006] *
Jan 13 — Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World *
Jan 13 — The Wrong Man [1956] *
Jan 14 — Chillicothe *
Jan 14 — Disney Rarities: Celebrated Shorts: 1920s – 1960s [disc 2] *
Jan 15 — The Producers [1968] *
Jan 16 — The Matador *
Jan 16 — Ushpizin *
Jan 17 — Karla [2005] *

Jan 17 — The Chronological Donald: Volume 2: 1942 – 1946 [disc 1] *
Jan 18 — Match Point [2005] *
Jan 21 — Arabesque [1966] *
Jan 23 — Annapolis [2006] *
Jan 23 — Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid *
Jan 24 — Transamerica *
Jan 25 — The World’s Fastest Indian *
Jan 25 — Gypsy [1962] *
Jan 25 — Nanny McPhee *
Jan 26 — The Chronological Donald: Volume 2: 1942 – 1946 [disc 2] *

Jan 29 — Road to Singapore [1940] *
Jan 29 — Shampoo *
Jan 31 — Flirting [1991] *
Feb 1 — Imagine Me & You *
Feb 3 — Brokeback Mountain
Feb 6 — The River [1951] *
Feb 7 — Eight Below *
Feb 8 — A Good Woman *
Feb 8 — Firewall *
Feb 11 — Bedlam [1946] *

Feb 11 — Road to Zanzibar *
Feb 11 — Road to Morocco *
Feb 12 — THX 1138 [director's cut]
Feb 14 — The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada *
Feb 14 — Cat People [1942; w/ audio commentary]
Feb 14 — The Curse of the Cat People [w/ audio commentary]
Feb 14 — The Second Chance *
Feb 15 — Running Scared [2006] *
Feb 16 — Brick *
Feb 16 — Doogal [aka The Magic Roundabout] *

Feb 17 — Little Fish [2005] *
Feb 17 — The Leopard Man [w/ audio commentary]
Feb 18 — The Seventh Victim [w/ audio commentary]
Feb 19 — The Body Snatcher [1945; w/ audio commentary]
Feb 20 — Madea’s Family Reunion [2006] *
Feb 20 — Tsotsi *
Feb 21 — Solntse (The Sun) [2005] *
Feb 22 — Dave Chapelle’s Block Party *
Feb 23 — Koyaanisqatsi [w/ Philip Glass ensemble]
Feb 24 — When a Woman Ascends the Stairs *

Feb 25 — Aquamarine [2006] *
Feb 27 — Night Watch [2004] *
Feb 28 — I Walked with a Zombie [w/ audio commentary]
Mar 1 — The Libertine [2004] *
Mar 1 — 16 Blocks *
Mar 3 — These Girls *
Mar 3 — Lady and the Tramp [widescreen version]
Mar 3 — Bedlam [w/ audio commentary]
Mar 4 — Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story *
Mar 6 — Joyeux Noël [2005] *

Mar 8 — Failure to Launch *
Mar 9 — Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Mar 9 — The Magic Christian *
Mar 10 — The Dark Crystal *
Mar 11 — The Green Pastures [1936] *
Mar 12 — Black Orpheus *
Mar 14 — The Ten Commandments [1923; w/ audio commentary]
Mar 15 — Ask the Dust *
Mar 15 — She’s the Man *
Mar 16 — V for Vendetta *

Mar 17 — The Ten Commandments [1956; w/ audio commentary]
Mar 17 — Water [2005; Hindi version]
Mar 17 — The Abyss [1989; theatrical version]
Mar 18 — The 90th Percentile *
Mar 20 — How to Commit Marriage *
Mar 20 — To Catch a Thief [1955] *
Mar 21 — Beauty and the Beast [1991; work-in-progress version]
Mar 21 — The Secret of NIMH
Mar 22 — Antz
Mar 22 — The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Mar 22 — Inside Man [2006] *
Mar 23 — The Killing [1956]
Mar 23 — Thank You for Smoking *
Mar 24 — Ice Age [2002]
Mar 24 — The Hustler [1961] *
Mar 25 — Ice Age: The Meltdown *
Mar 26 — Barabbas [1962]
Mar 26 — All About Eve [1950]
Mar 27 — Take the Lead *
Mar 28 — The Ten Commandments [2006] *

Mar 29 — Basic Instinct 2 *
Mar 29 — The Ghost Ship [1943]
Apr 3 — Sophie Scholl: The Final Days *
Apr 3 — Lucky Number Slevin *
Apr 5 — Samurai Saga *
Apr 6 — Friends with Money *
Apr 6 — Live and Become *
Apr 7 — Scary Movie 4 *
Apr 8 — Roman Holiday [1953] *
Apr 8 — Godspell

Apr 11 — The Wild [2006] *
Apr 12 — Da Vinci Code Decoded *
Apr 12 — Aliens [special edition]
Apr 18 — The Big Question *
Apr 18 — L’Enfant *
Apr 19 — The Sentinel [2006] *
Apr 19 — American Dreamz *
Apr 19 — Battlestar Galactica [2003 mini-series] *
Apr 20 — Kinky Boots *
Apr 21 — Akeelah and the Bee *

Apr 24 — United 93 *
Apr 24 — RV *
Apr 25 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 1, disc 2] *
Apr 25 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 1, disc 3] *
Apr 27 — Don’t Come Knocking *
Apr 28 — Hoot *
Apr 28 — A Man for All Seasons [1966] *
Apr 29 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 1, disc 4] *
Apr 29 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 1, disc 5] *
May 1 — On a Clear Day *

May 3 — Mission: Impossible III *
May 5 — Legend [1985; U.S. version] *
May 5 — I Walked with a Zombie
May 6 — The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [2005; w/ production team audio commentary]
May 6 — Art School Confidential *
May 8 — Over the Hedge [2006] *
May 10 — Just My Luck [2006] *
May 10 — Poseidon *
May 10 — The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [2005; w/ director and cast audio commentary]
May 11 — Baby Face [1933] *

May 11 — The Dark Horse [1932] *
May 12 — Jesus Camp *
May 12 — Superman [1978]
May 14 — Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
May 15 — The Omen [2006] *
May 16 — Cars [2006] *
May 17 — The Da Vinci Code *
May 17 — Futurama [season 1, disc 1]
May 19 — Futurama [season 1, disc 2]
May 20 — The Invisible Man [1933]

May 20 — The Invisible Man Returns *
May 20 — The Invisible Woman *
May 20 — Invisible Agent *
May 20 — The Invisible Man’s Revenge *
May 20 — The Invisible Man [1933; w/ audio commentary]
May 22 — Futurama [season 1, disc 3]
May 23 — X-Men: The Last Stand *
May 23 — Kingdom of Heaven [director's cut]
May 24 — Down in the Valley [2005] *
May 27 — Seven Brides for Seven Brothers [1954]

May 28 — Zulu *
May 28 — Thirteen Days [2000]
May 29 — Superman II
May 29 — The Incredibles
May 30 — Hoodwinked
May 30 — Edge Codes.com *
May 30 — Escape to Canada *
May 31 — A Prairie Home Companion *
May 31 — District B13 *
May 31 — The Break-Up [2006] *

May 31 — The Omen [1976; w/ audio commentary]
Jun 1 — The Omen [2006]
Jun 1 — Babylon 5 [season 4, disc 3] *
Jun 1 — A Wobots Christmas *
Jun 2 — Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action *
Jun 2 — Damien: Omen II [w/ audio commentary]
Jun 3 — The Office [2001; series 1] *
Jun 4 — Strangers on a Train [1951; U.S. version] *
Jun 5 — I Confess [1953]
Jun 5 — Pygmalion [1938] *

Jun 6 — In Cold Blood [1967] *
Jun 6 — Superman III *
Jun 7 — X-Men: The Last Stand
Jun 8 — Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Jun 9 — Jaws [1975]
Jun 12 — The Final Conflict [1981; w/ audio commentary]
Jun 13 — The King [2005] *
Jun 14 — The Lake House *
Jun 15 — Nacho Libre *
Jun 15 — The 39 Steps [1935]

Jun 16 — Wordplay [2006] *
Jun 16 — Scarface [1983] *
Jun 18 — Full Metal Jacket
Jun 19 — Carousel [1956] *
Jun 19 — Hoodwinked [w/ audio commentary]
Jun 20 — An Inconvenient Truth *
Jun 21 — Click [2006] *
Jun 22 — Superman Returns *
Jun 22 — Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Jun 23 — Brigitte et Brigitte *

Jun 26 — The Devil Wears Prada *
Jun 27 — Annie Hall
Jun 27 — Legend [1985; director's cut]
Jun 28 — My Dad Is 100 Years Old / The Flowers of St. Francis *
Jun 29 — Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Jul 1 — The Battle of Algiers *
Jul 2 — The Thin Man [1934] *
Jul 2 — Quai des Orfèvres [aka Jenny Lamour] *
Jul 3 — The Squid and the Whale *
Jul 3 — Eyes without a Face [1959] *

Jul 4 — Who Killed the Electric Car? *
Jul 5 — A Scanner Darkly *
Jul 5 — Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest *
Jul 6 — Little Miss Sunshine *
Jul 8 — The Second Chance [w/ audio commentary]
Jul 8 — Superman [1978; w/ music-only track]
Jul 8 — The Apartment [1960] *
Jul 10 — Becket [1964] *
Jul 10 — The Lion in Winter [1968]
Jul 11 — The Road to Guantanamo *

Jul 11 — Superman [1978; w/ audio commentary]
Jul 12 — The War Within [2005] *
Jul 12 — You, Me and Dupree *
Jul 13 — a/k/a Tommy Chong *
Jul 14 — Gulliver’s Travels [1939] *
Jul 14 — Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London *
Jul 15 — Days of Heaven
Jul 16 — The New World [2005; short version]
Jul 17 — Gulliver’s Travels [1939]
Jul 17 — After the Thin Man *

Jul 17 — Monster House [2006] *
Jul 19 — Lady in the Water *
Jul 20 — Christopher Columbus [1949] *
Jul 21 — Scoop [2006] *
Jul 22 — The Ant Bully *
Jul 24 — Shooting Dogs *
Jul 24 — Another Thin Man *
Jul 27 — Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit [w/ audio commentary]
Jul 28 — The Night Listener *
Jul 28 — The Princess Bride

Jul 29 — House, M.D. [season 1, disc 1, side 1] *
Jul 30 — Clerks II *
Jul 31 — Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby *
Jul 31 — House, M.D. [season 1, disc 1, side 2] *
Aug 1 — Trust the Man *
Aug 1 — Barnyard: The Original Party Animals *
Aug 2 — The Bells of St. Mary’s [1945] *
Aug 3 — World Trade Center *
Aug 4 — House, M.D. [season 1, disc 2, side 1] *
Aug 5 — Babylon 5 [season 4, disc 4] *

Aug 5 — Babylon 5 [season 4, disc 5] *
Aug 6 — House, M.D. [season 1, disc 2, side 2] *
Aug 7 — Rhapsody in August *
Aug 8 — House of Sand [2005] *
Aug 9 — The Illusionist [2006] *
Aug 9 — Accepted *
Aug 9 — Road to Bali *
Aug 10 — Familia [2005] *
Aug 10 — The Road to Hong Kong
Aug 12 — Superman II

Aug 13 — Sansho the Bailiff
Aug 13 — Ugetsu
Aug 14 — The Red Shoes [1948]
Aug 15 — The Science of Sleep *
Aug 15 — Koko: A Talking Gorilla *
Aug 15 — Ballets russes *
Aug 16 — Bon Cop Bad Cop *
Aug 16 — Invincible [2006] *
Aug 16 — The Simpsons [season 8, disc 1] *
Aug 17 — The Simpsons [season 8, disc 2] *

Aug 18 — How to Eat Fried Worms [2006] *
Aug 18 — The Simpsons [season 8, disc 3] *
Aug 18 — The Life of Oharu
Aug 18 — The Simpsons [season 8, disc 4] *
Aug 22 — Into Great Silence *
Aug 23 — Shadow of the Thin Man *
Aug 23 — Idlewild *
Aug 24 — Son of Man [2006] *
Aug 25 — House, M.D. [season 1, disc 3, side 1] *
Aug 26 — Lassie Come Home *

Aug 25 — House, M.D. [season 1, disc 3, side 2] *
Aug 28 — The Sun Comes Up *
Aug 28 — Saboteur [1942] *
Aug 30 — Hollywoodland *
Aug 30 — My Super Ex-Girlfriend *
Aug 30 — The Thin Man Goes Home *
Aug 30 — Gridiron Gang [2006] *
Aug 30 — Shadow of a Doubt [1943] *
Aug 31 — The Boys of Baraka *
Aug 31 — Jesus Camp

Aug 31 — The Nativity [1978]
Aug 31 — Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith
Aug 31 — The Wicker Man [2006] *
Sep 1 — Conversations with Other Women *
Sep 1 — Beyond the Rocks *
Sep 5 — The Comedy of Power *
Sep 5 — Paheli (The Riddle) [2005] *
Sep 5 — The Protector [2005] *
Sep 6 — The Guardian [2006] *
Sep 7 — Mystic Ball *

Sep 7 — Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project *
Sep 7 — His Big White Self *
Sep 8 — A Sunday in Kigali *
Sep 8 — My Country, My Country *
Sep 8 — The Mist in the Palm Trees *
Sep 9 — Everyone’s Hero *
Sep 10 — The Big Country [1958] *
Sep 11 — The Boy Inside *
Sep 11 — Flesh [2006; dir. Tami Wilson] *
Sep 11 — Apocalypse Now Redux [w/ audio commentary]

Sep 12 — The Black Dahlia [2006] *
Sep 12 — Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [w/ RiffTrax commentary]
Sep 12 — Sound of the Soul: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music *
Sep 13 — The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin *
Sep 13 — Mozartballs *
Sep 13 — The Last Kiss [2006] *
Sep 14 — Diabolique [1955] *
Sep 15 — Uganda Rising *
Sep 15 — The Wicker Man [1973] *
Sep 18 — Confetti [2006] *

Sep 18 — Searching for Bobby Fischer *
Sep 19 — Flyboys [2006] *
Sep 19 — A Civil Action
Sep 20 — All the King’s Men [2006] *
Sep 22 — The Journals of Knud Rasmussen *
Sep 22 — Catch a Fire [2006] *
Sep 22 — The Double Life of Veronique
Sep 23 — Requiem [2006] *
Sep 25 — Gwoemul (The Host) *
Sep 25 — Manufactured Landscapes *

Sep 26 — Little Children *
Sep 27 — Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker *
Sep 27 — Monkey Warfare *
Sep 28 — Trailer Park Boys: The Movie *
Sep 28 — Renaissance [2006] *
Sep 28 — Our Daily Bread [2005] *
Sep 28 — Encounter Point *
Sep 28 — Paraguayan Hammock *
Sep 29 — The Lives of Others *
Sep 29 — Everything’s Gone Green [2006] *

Sep 29 — Volver [2006] *
Sep 30 — Changement d’adresse (Change of Address) *
Sep 30 — The Last King of Scotland *
Oct 1 — Song of the Thin Man *
Oct 2 — Lights in the Dusk *
Oct 2 — The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema *
Oct 3 — Fido *
Oct 4 — The Queen [2006] *
Oct 4 — Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan *
Oct 4 — The Little Mermaid [1989; w/ audio commentary]

Oct 5 — Ten Canoes *
Oct 6 — Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story *
Oct 6 — Babylon 5 [season 4, disc 6] *
Oct 6 — Red Road *
Oct 6 — Babylon 5 [season 4, disc 6; w/ audio commentary]
Oct 7 — Kargaran mashghoole karand (Men at Work) *
Oct 7 — Norman McLaren Retrospective *
Oct 7 — Murch *
Oct 8 — Cabiria [1914] *
Oct 9 — Jonestown: The Life and Death of the People’s Temple *

Oct 10 — Infernal Affairs [2002] *
Oct 10 — My Friend Flicka [1943] *
Oct 11 — Man of the Year [2006] *
Oct 12 — Flicka [2006] *
Oct 15 — One Night with the King *
Oct 16 — Deliver Us from Evil [2006] *
Oct 16 — Harold and Maude *
Oct 17 — Marie Antoinette [2006] *
Oct 18 — Death of a President [2006] *
Oct 18 — Flags of Our Fathers *

Oct 19 — The Prestige *
Oct 20 — Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
Oct 20 — 49 Up *
Oct 22 — Raiders of the Lost Ark
Oct 23 — Stranger than Fiction [2006] *
Oct 23 — The Departed *
Oct 25 — Running with Scissors [2006] *
Oct 26 — Babel [2006] *
Oct 27 — Shut Up & Sing: Dixie Chicks *
Oct 28 — Love’s Abiding Joy *

Oct 28 — Vertigo [1958; w/ audio commentary]
Oct 28 — The Trouble with Harry [1955] *
Oct 30 — Freedom Writers *
Oct 31 — Driving Lessons *
Nov 1 — Perfume: The Story of a Murderer *
Nov 1 — Flushed Away *
Nov 3 — The Nativity Story *
Nov 5 — Color of the Cross *
Nov 6 — Kosmicheskiy reys: Fantasticheskaya novella [aka Space Voyage, aka Cosmic Voyage, aka Cosmic Journey] *
Nov 6 — That Darn Cat! [1965]

Nov 8 — Fast Food Nation *
Nov 8 — Thirteen [2003; w/ audio commentary]
Nov 9 — Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus *
Nov 10 — The Nativity Story
Nov 11 — Lords of Dogtown [unrated extended cut] *
Nov 11 — The Nativity Story
Nov 13 — Déjà Vu [2006] *
Nov 15 — Bobby [2006] *
Nov 15 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 1] *
Nov 15 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 1; w/ audio commentary]

Nov 15 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 1; w/ music-only track]
Nov 15 — The Fountain [2006] *
Nov 16 — Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny *
Nov 16 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 2] *
Nov 16 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 2; w/ audio commentary]
Nov 17 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 3] *
Nov 17 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 3; w/ audio commentary]
Nov 17 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 3; w/ music-only track]
Nov 17 — Get Carter [1971; w/ audio commentary]
Nov 20 — Dreamgirls [2006] *

Nov 21 — Children of Men *
Nov 21 — Star Trek: The Animated Series [disc 1] *
Nov 23 — Star Trek: The Animated Series [disc 2] *
Nov 23 — Casino Royale [2006] *
Nov 23 — Star Trek: The Animated Series [disc 1; w/ text and audio commentary]
Nov 27 — Star Trek: The Animated Series [disc 3] *
Nov 27 — Star Trek: The Animated Series [disc 3; w/ text commentary]
Nov 27 — Turistas *
Nov 28 — Happy Feet *
Nov 30 — Star Trek: The Animated Series [disc 4] *

Nov 30 — Star Trek: The Animated Series [disc 4; w/ text and audio commentary]
Dec 4 — Apocalypto *
Dec 4 — Blood Diamond *
Dec 6 — The Holiday *
Dec 8 — Dogtown and Z-Boys *
Dec 8 — World Trade Center [w/ Will Jimeno audio commentary]
Dec 9 — Charlotte’s Web [2006] *
Dec 9 — Rocky [1976] *
Dec 9 — Rocky II *
Dec 10 — Rocky III

Dec 10 — Rocky IV *
Dec 10 — Rocky V *
Dec 11 — Rocky Balboa *
Dec 11 — We Are Marshall *
Dec 12 — Eragon *
Dec 13 — Night at the Museum *
Dec 14 — The Good German *
Dec 14 — The Pursuit of Happyness *
Dec 16 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 4] *
Dec 16 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 4; w/ audio commentary]

Dec 18 — Happy Feet
Dec 18 — Apocalypto
Dec 18 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 4 [disc 4; w/ music-only track]
Dec 18 — The Notorious Bettie Page *
Dec 19 — The Complete Pluto Vol. 2: 1947 – 1951 [disc 1] *
Dec 19 — The Complete Pluto Vol. 2: 1947 – 1951 [disc 2] *
Dec 20 — More Silly Symphonies: 1929 – 1938 [disc 1] *
Dec 20 — More Silly Symphonies: 1929 – 1938 [disc 2] *
Dec 20 — Dreamgirls [2006]
Dec 20 — More Silly Symphonies: 1929 – 1938 [disc 2; w/ audio commentary]

Dec 22 — The Last Sin Eater [rough cut] *
Dec 23 — Rumour Has It… *
Dec 24 — Francis of Assisi [1961] *
Dec 26 — Fuck [2005] *
Dec 26 — The Simpsons [season 9, disc 1] *
Dec 27 — The Simpsons [season 9, disc 2] *
Dec 27 — The Simpsons [season 9, disc 3] *
Dec 27 — The Simpsons [season 9, disc 4] *
Dec 28 — The Exorcist [1973 version; w/ director audio commentary]
Dec 28 — The Good Shepherd [2006] *

Dec 30 — The Exorcist [1973 version; w/ writer audio commentary]

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).


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