2008 Film Journal

As per my 2007 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 — Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story *
Jan 3 — Camelot [1967] *
Jan 3 — One Missed Call [2008] *
Jan 4 — Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus *
Jan 5 — Smile [1975] *
Jan 5 — The Chronological Donald: Volume 3: 1947 – 1950 [disc 2] *
Jan 7 — Zodiac [2007; director’s cut]
Jan 7 — The Exorcism of Emily Rose [unrated version; w/ audio commentary]
Jan 9 — The Bucket List *
Jan 11 — Destination Moon [1950] *

Jan 11 — Away from Her *
Jan 12 — Bullets over Broadway
Jan 14 — The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie *
Jan 16 — Cloverfield *
Jan 17 — Martian Child [w/ audio commentary]
Jan 17 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [episode 1]
Jan 18 — In Bruges *
Jan 20 — Saving Sarah Cain *
Jan 21 — U2 3D *
Jan 21 — The Hoax [2006] *

Jan 23 — Rambo [2008] *
Jan 24 — Resident Evil: Extinction *
Jan 27 — Two Weeks Notice *
Jan 28 — The Deer Hunter *
Jan 28 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [episode 2] *
Jan 28 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [episode 3] *
Jan 30 — The Inquiry [2006; aka The Final Inquiry]
Jan 31 — The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [2007] *
Jan 31 — Jason and the Argonauts [1963]
Feb 1 — One Million Years B.C. *

Feb 2 — No End in Sight *
Feb 3 — The Devil Came on Horseback *
Feb 8 — El Cid [1961] *
Feb 8 — 3:10 to Yuma [1957] *
Feb 9 — The Spiderwick Chronicles *
Feb 9 — Blade Runner [2007 version]
Feb 10 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [episode 4] *
Feb 11 — Jumper [2008] *
Feb 11 — Definitely, Maybe [2008] *
Feb 14 — Ratatouille

Feb 16 — Direktøren for det hele [aka The Boss of It All] *
Feb 17 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 5 [disc 1] *
Feb 17 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 5 [disc 1; w/ audio commentary]
Feb 18 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 5 [disc 1; w/ music-only track]
Feb 18 — Vantage Point *
Feb 18 — The Simpsons [season 10, disc 1] *
Feb 19 — The Simpsons [season 10, disc 2] *
Feb 19 — The Simpsons [season 10, disc 3] *
Feb 20 — The Simpsons [season 10, disc 4] *
Feb 21 — Curious George [2006] *

Feb 22 — Copying Beethoven *
Feb 23 — Superstar [1999] *
Feb 25 — The Other Boleyn Girl [2008] *
Feb 26 — Bella [2006] *
Feb 27 — Bug [2006] *
Feb 27 — Prozac Nation *
Feb 28 — Longford *
Feb 29 — Touch the Sound *
Feb 29 — Semi-Pro *
Mar 3 — The Bank Job [2008] *

Mar 4 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 5 [disc 2] *
Mar 4 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 5 [disc 2; w/ audio commentary]
Mar 4 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 5 [disc 2; w/ music-only track]
Mar 5 — 10,000 B.C. *
Mar 5 — To Be or Not to Be [1942] *
Mar 6 — To Be or Not to Be [1983] *
Mar 8 — Sands of Oblivion *
Mar 9 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [episode 5] *
Mar 9 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [episode 6] *
Mar 9 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [episode 7] *

Mar 9 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [episode 8] *
Mar 9 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [episode 9] *
Mar 11 — The Ten *
Mar 12 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 5 [disc 3] *
Mar 12 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 5 [disc 3; w/ audio commentary]
Mar 12 — The Astronaut Farmer *
Mar 13 — Sicko *
Mar 14 — You Only Live Twice
Mar 15 — Conan the Barbarian *
Mar 17 — Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! [2008] *

Mar 17 — Conan the Destroyer *
Mar 19 — Knocked Up [2007; unrated version]
Mar 20 — 30 Days of Night *
Mar 20 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 5 [disc 4] *
Mar 20 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 5 [disc 4; w/ audio commentary]
Mar 21 — Star Trek: Nemesis
Mar 23 — Close Encounters of the Third Kind [1977 version]
Mar 24 — 21 [2008] *
Mar 25 — Then She Found Me *
Mar 25 — Close Encounters of the Third Kind [1980 version]

Mar 25 — Octopussy
Mar 26 — Mouth to Mouth [2005] *
Mar 26 — Stop-Loss *
Mar 27 — Fantastic Voyage [1966]
Mar 28 — Close Encounters of the Third Kind [1998 version]
Mar 31 — Fireproof [2008; rough cut] *
Apr 1 — The Golden Compass
Apr 2 — Good Luck Chuck [unrated version] *
Apr 3 — Street Kings *
Apr 3 — Praying with Lior *

Apr 3 — Nim’s Island *
Apr 3 — The Ruins [2008] *
Apr 6 — Horton Hears a Who! [1970] *
Apr 7 — Forgetting Sarah Marshall *
Apr 8 — Minority Report
Apr 9 — The Sleeping Dictionary *
Apr 9 — Patton [1970] *
Apr 9 — Star Trek: First Contact
Apr 10 — The Gold Rush [1925; 1942 version]
Apr 11 — Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Apr 11 — Adam’s Rib [1949] *
Apr 12 — The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
Apr 13 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 3, disc 1] *
Apr 14 — The Forbidden Kingdom *
Apr 17 — Standard Operating Procedure *
Apr 17 — Star Trek: First Contact
Apr 17 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 3, disc 2] *
Apr 18 — Jacob’s Ladder [1990] *
Apr 21 — Nailin’ it to the Church: Religious Satire and the Gospel According to the Wittenburg Door *
Apr 22 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 3, disc 3] *

Apr 22 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 3, disc 4] *
Apr 23 — Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay *
Apr 23 — Major Dundee [2005 version] *
Apr 23 — Sorcerer [1977] *
Apr 23 — Baby Mama *
Apr 23 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 3, disc 5] *
Apr 30 — Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story [unrated version]
Apr 30 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 3, disc 6] *
May 1 — Iron Man [2008] *
May 2 — Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation *

May 4 — The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [2005; w/ video commentary]
May 6 — Ringers: Lord of the Fans *
May 7 — Son of Rambow *
May 7 — Unsettled [2006] *
May 8 — Khartoum *
May 8 — The Man Who Would Be King
May 10 — El Orfanato [aka The Orphanage] *
May 12 — Prince Caspian [2008] *
May 14 — The Three Musketeers [1973] *
May 15 — Alien Vs. Predator [theatrical version; w/ director’s audio commentary]

May 17 — The Golden Compass [w/ audio commentary]
May 18 — Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull *
May 19 — The Descent [2005] *
May 19 — Flywheel [2003 version] *
May 22 — Stillet Licht [aka Silent Light] *
May 22 — Awake [2007] *
May 23 — Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
May 24 — Speed Racer [2008] *
May 25 — The Shop around the Corner *
May 26 — You Don’t Mess with the Zohan *

May 29 — Manufacturing Dissent
May 31 — Kung Fu Panda *
Jun 2 — Young People Fucking *
Jun 6 — Untraceable *
Jun 7 — The World Is Not Enough
Jun 8 — The Living Daylights
Jun 9 — The Incredible Hulk [2008] *
Jun 10 — The Happening [2008] *
Jun 10 — Licence to Kill [1989]
Jun 12 — 27 Dresses *

Jun 14 — Die Another Day [2002]
Jun 15 — On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Jun 16 — Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Jun 18 — Save Me [2007] *
Jun 18 — The Love Guru *
Jun 20 — GoldenEye
Jun 24 — The Day of the Triffids [1962] *
Jun 25 — Wanted [2008] *
Jun 25 — Tomorrow Never Dies
Jun 26 — Hancock [2008] *

Jun 28 — Peter Pan [1953]
Jun 28 — Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Jun 30 — WALL·E *
Jul 1 — Journey to the Center of the Earth [1959] *
Jul 4 — Dr. No
Jul 5 — Kit Kittredge: An American Girl *
Jul 5 — Get Smart [2008] *
Jul 7 — Journey to the Center of the Earth [2008; 3D version] *
Jul 9 — Hellboy II: The Golden Army *
Jul 10 — For Your Consideration *

Jul 10 — Batman: Gotham Knight *
Jul 11 — Dead & Buried [1981] *
Jul 12 — Space Chimps *
Jul 14 — The Dark Knight [2008] *
Jul 20 — All About Us [2007] *
Jul 21 — Step Brothers [2008] *
Jul 23 — The Fall of the Roman Empire *
Jul 23 — The X-Files: I Want to Believe *
Jul 24 — Pineapple Express *
Jul 26 — Xanadu *

Jul 28 — Drillbit Taylor [unrated version] *
Jul 30 — Man on Wire *
Jul 30 — The Bank Job [2008]
Aug 2 — How to Steal a Million *
Aug 2 — The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor *
Aug 4 — Fireproof [2008]
Aug 6 — I’m Not There. *
Aug 6 — The Tracey Fragments *
Aug 7 — Tropic Thunder *
Aug 8 — Vicky Cristina Barcelona *

Aug 9 — Star Wars: The Clone Wars [2008] *
Aug 9 — Die Fälscher [2007; aka The Counterfeiters] *
Aug 13 — The Rocker *
Aug 13 — Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [1939] *
Aug 15 — The Longshots *
Aug 22 — Death Race [2008] *
Aug 24 — The Deal [2003] *
Aug 25 — Elegy [2008] *
Aug 27 — Dark City [1998; 2008 version]
Aug 27 — Searching for Debra Winger *

Aug 28 — Charlie Bartlett *
Aug 31 — Pooh’s Heffalump Movie *
Aug 31 — Quo Vadis [1951]
Sep 1 — Save Me [2007]
Sep 3 — Children of Men [2006]
Sep 3 — Switchblade Sisters
Sep 4 — Burn after Reading *
Sep 4 — Bottle Shock *
Sep 4 — Bangkok Dangerous [2008] *
Sep 5 — Casino Royale [2006]

Sep 6 — Shine a Light [2008] *
Sep 9 — Sztuczki [aka Tricks] *
Sep 9 — The Eternity Man *
Sep 9 — High School Musical *
Sep 10 — High School Musical 2 *
Sep 11 — Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp *
Sep 11 — Dernier maquis [aka Adhen] *
Sep 11 — Ghost Town [2008] *
Sep 12 — Igor [2008] *
Sep 12 — The Day of the Triffids [1981] *

Sep 13 — When Worlds Collide [1951]
Sep 14 — El cant dels ocells [aka Birdsong] *
Sep 15 — Blindness [2008] *
Sep 16 — Under the Hood: A Voyage into the World of Torture *
Sep 16 — The Story of Jacob and Joseph
Sep 17 — Musées secrets [aka Secret Museums] *
Sep 17 — The Longwang Chronicles *
Sep 17 — Lakeview Terrace *
Sep 18 — P.S. I Love You [2007] *
Sep 19 — Ne le dis à personne [aka Tell No One] *

Sep 19 — A Dérive [VIFF shorts program] *
Sep 20 — Waiting for Sancho *
Sep 21 — Desierto adentro [aka The Desert Within] *
Sep 22 — Miracle at St. Anna *
Sep 23 — Frenzy [1972] *
Sep 24 — Religulous *
Sep 24 — Sisters [1973] *
Sep 24 — Carrie [1976] *
Sep 24 — Eagle Eye *
Sep 26 — Appaloosa [2008] *

Sep 26 — The Duchess [2008] *
Sep 26 — Stone of Destiny *
Sep 26 — The Wrecking Crew [2008] *
Sep 27 — JCVD *
Sep 28 — True Blood [episode 1] *
Sep 29 — L’Heure d’été [aka Summer Hours] *
Sep 30 — Cooperage / Spartree / Nails / Summer Afternoon / In the Daytime *
Sep 30 — Il y a longtemps que je t’aime [aka I’ve Loved You So Long] *
Sep 30 — Üç maymun [aka Three Monkeys] *
Oct 1 — Wendy and Lucy *

Oct 1 — Flash of Genius *
Oct 3 — Billy: The Early Years *
Oct 4 — The Night They Raided Minsky’s *
Oct 6 — RocknRolla *
Oct 6 — Rachel Getting Married *
Oct 6 — Adoration [2008] *
Oct 8 — The Express *
Oct 8 — Sleeping Beauty [1959; w/ cine-explore commentary]
Oct 10 — W. [2008] *
Oct 10 — Passchendaele *

Oct 10 — An American Carol *
Oct 10 — Leatherheads *
Oct 14 — The Secret Life of Bees *
Oct 15 — Fantastic Voyage [1966; w/ music-only track]
Oct 15 — Role Models [2008] *
Oct 15 — Fantastic Voyage [1966; w/ audio commentary]
Oct 17 — High School Musical 3: Senior Year *
Oct 17 — Pride and Glory *
Oct 20 — Happy-Go-Lucky [2008] *
Oct 23 — The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas *

Oct 23 — Body of Lies *
Oct 23 — Beverly Hills Chihuahua *
Oct 23 — The Fall [2006] *
Oct 24 — Zack and Miri Make a Porno *
Oct 25 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 6 [disc 1] *
Oct 26 — Big Bad Mama *
Oct 27 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 6 [disc 1; w/ audio commentary]
Oct 27 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 6 [disc 1; w/ music-only track]
Oct 27 — Max Payne *
Oct 27 — Changeling [2008] *

Oct 28 — Linda Lovelace for President *
Oct 28 — Gospel According to Harry *
Oct 31 — Young@Heart [aka Young at Heart] *
Oct 31 — The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
Nov 1 — Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa *
Nov 1 — Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist *
Nov 1 — Patti Smith: Dream of Life *
Nov 4 — Babes in Toyland [1934; aka March of the Wooden Soldiers] *
Nov 4 — From Russia with Love
Nov 4 — Goldfinger

Nov 5 — Calendar [1993] *
Nov 5 — Thunderball
Nov 5 — Diamonds Are Forever
Nov 6 — Cars [2006]
Nov 6 — Slumdog Millionaire *
Nov 7 — Reservation Road *
Nov 7 — Big Bad Mama [w/ audio commentary]
Nov 8 — Casino Royale [1967; w/ audio commentary]
Nov 8 — The Passionate Friends [1949] *
Nov 8 — Brief Encounter [1945]

Nov 10 — Quantum of Solace *
Nov 10 — Captains of the Clouds *
Nov 11 — Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains [w/ actresses’ audio commentary]
Nov 12 — Bolt [2008] *
Nov 16 — Madeleine [1950] *
Nov 16 — Dressed to Kill [1980; unrated version] *
Nov 17 — Milk [2008] *
Nov 17 — Synecdoche, New York *
Nov 17 — As Slow as Possible *
Nov 17 — Ben X [2007] *

Nov 18 — Frost/Nixon *
Nov 18 — The Pixar Story *
Nov 19 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 6 [disc 2] *
Nov 19 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 6 [disc 2; w/ audio commentary]
Nov 19 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 6 [disc 2; w/ music-only track]
Nov 19 — Bolt [2008; 3D version]
Nov 20 — Prince Caspian [w/ audio commentary]
Nov 21 — Shaun the Sheep: Off the Baa! *
Nov 22 — Smart People *
Nov 23 — This Happy Breed [1944]

Nov 23 — Hobson’s Choice [1954]
Nov 24 — Australia [2008] *
Nov 24 — The Sound Barrier [1952; aka Breaking the Sound Barrier] *
Nov 25 — The Song of Bernadette *
Nov 25 — WALL·E [w/ cine-explore commentary]
Nov 26 — Run Fatboy Run *
Nov 27 — Wing Commander [1999]
Nov 27 — The Cornerstone Festival: Twenty Years and Counting *
Nov 28 — 1984 [1956] *
Nov 29 — Twilight [2008] *

Nov 29 — Four Christmases *
Dec 1 — Revolutionary Road *
Dec 1 — Last Chance Harvey *
Dec 1 — Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984; american dvd version] *
Dec 1 — Sex and the City [2008] *
Dec 2 — Defiance [2008] *
Dec 2 — Gran Torino *
Dec 3 — Transporter 2 *
Dec 3 — Encounters at the End of the World *
Dec 3 — Nobel Son *

Dec 4 — Doubt [2008] *
Dec 4 — Angel and the Badman *
Dec 4 — Cleopatra [1934] *
Dec 4 — Punisher: War Zone *
Dec 5 — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button *
Dec 5 — Seven Pounds *
Dec 7 — The Day the Earth Stood Still [1951]
Dec 8 — Yes Man [2008] *
Dec 9 — The Day the Earth Stood Still [2008] *
Dec 10 — Valkyrie [2008] *

Dec 12 — The Reader [2008] *
Dec 13 — Transporter 3 *
Dec 14 — Wendy and Lucy
Dec 16 — All Together Now [2008] *
Dec 18 — Marley & Me *
Dec 18 — The Spirit [2008] *
Dec 18 — Delgo *
Dec 18 — Bedtime Stories [2008] *
Dec 19 — The Tale of Despereaux *
Dec 20 — Le ballon rouge [aka The Red Balloon, 1956] *

Dec 22 — Dragon Wars: D-War *
Dec 23 — The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change *
Dec 24 — Holiday Inn *
Dec 24 — Edison & Leo *
Dec 24 — Shoot ‘Em Up [2007]
Dec 26 — Un conte de Noël [2008; aka A Christmas Tale] *
Dec 27 — The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951 – 1961 [disc 1] *
Dec 27 — The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951 – 1961 [disc 2] *
Dec 28 — Hoodwinked
Dec 28 — Casino Royale [2006]

Dec 29 — The Wrestler [2008] *
Dec 30 — Waltz with Bashir *
Dec 31 — No Country for Old Men [2007]

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).