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 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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