This movie was not screened for critics, 2008.

Two years ago, I posted an item on Ultraviolet and several other movies which had not been screened for critics in the first two months of 2006; and then, as the year progressed and the ranks of such movies swelled, I posted updates to that original post.

I then kept a similar list for 2007 — and now that 2008 is upon us, it is time to start a list for this year, too. Already, and as I noted here three weeks ago, there is one film opening this week without any advance screenings — except for a late-night invitational screening mere hours before the movie opens to the public, which for the purposes of these lists “doesn’t count”. (It is a preview of sorts, but it’s still too late for newspaper deadlines, etc.)

There will be more such films in the year ahead, I’m sure; I’ll post updates as they come, and link to those updates from here.

January 4: One Missed Call.
January 11: The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.
January 25: Rambo, Meet the Spartans.
February 1: The Eye, Strange Wilderness, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour.
February 22: Witless Protection.
March 14: Doomsday.
March 21: Shutter, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.
March 28: Superhero Movie.
April 4: The Ruins.
April 11: Prom Night.
June 13: The Happening.
August 15: Mirrors.
August 29: Babylon A.D., College, Disaster Movie.
September 5: Bangkok Dangerous.
September 12: Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys.
September 19: My Best Friend’s Girl.
September 26: Fireproof.
October 3: An American Carol.
October 10: Quarantine.
October 24: Saw V.
October 31: The Haunting of Molly Hartley.
December 12: Delgo.

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).

  • http://nathangann.com/ Nathan

    I recently posted my top ten movie list for 2007. Just wondering what you thought of it?

    Cheers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02240281048321634109 Joel Mayward

    Is it a coincidence that most of these are some of the worst films of the year thus far? The Happening is not out yet as of this comment, but the other films…wow.


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