2009 Film Journal

As per my 2008 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 — Wallace and Gromit in A Matter of Loaf and Death *
Jan 3 — Going My Way [1944] *
Jan 4 — Troy [2007 version]
Jan 5 — Real Time [2008] *
Jan 8 — The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Mystery of the Blues *
Jan 8 — Auf der anderen Seite [2007; aka The Edge of Heaven] *
Jan 9 — C’est pas moi, je le jure! [aka It's Not Me, I Swear!] *
Jan 9 — American Teen *
Jan 10 — Ce qu’il faut pour vivre [aka The Necessities of Life] *
Jan 10 — Maman est chez le coiffeur [aka Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's] *

Jan 11 — Casino Royale [2006]
Jan 13 — Cassandra’s Dream *
Jan 13 — The Unborn [2009] *
Jan 13 — Bride Wars *
Jan 14 — Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [2002 version; w/ text commentary]
Jan 15 — Mamma Mia! [2008] *
Jan 17 — The Day the Earth Stood Still [1951]
Jan 18 — The Day the Earth Stood Still [2008]
Jan 19 — Inkheart *
Jan 19 — Shotgun Stories *

Jan 20 — Hamlet 2 *
Jan 23 — Fireproof [2008; w/ audio commentary]
Jan 25 — My Bloody Valentine [2009; 3D version] *
Jan 25 — Paul Blart: Mall Cop *
Jan 26 — New in Town *
Jan 28 — Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day *
Jan 29 — The Ghost and Mrs. Muir [1947] *
Jan 30 — Taken [2008] *
Jan 31 — Snow Angels [2007] *
Feb 2 — The Pink Panther 2 *

Feb 4 — Hotel for Dogs *
Feb 4 — Push [2009] *
Feb 4 — Confidence [2003] *
Feb 7 — The Spy Who Loved Me
Feb 9 — He’s Just Not That into You *
Feb 9 — Confessions of a Shopaholic *
Feb 11 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 4.0, disc 1] *
Feb 12 — The International [2009] *
Feb 14 — Hollywood on Fire *
Feb 15 — Friday the 13th [2009] *

Feb 18 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 4.0, disc 2] *
Feb 22 — Die Another Day
Feb 23 — Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Feb 25 — The Outlaw [1943] *
Feb 26 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 4.0, disc 3] *
Feb 26 — Black Christmas [1974] *
Feb 27 — Sita Sings the Blues *
Mar 3 — I Capture the Castle *
Mar 3 — Righteous Kill *
Mar 3 — The Outsiders [1983] *

Mar 4 — The Sugarland Express *
Mar 6 — Watchmen [2009] *
Mar 7 — Kind Hearts and Coronets
Mar 7 — Redbelt *
Mar 9 — Kings [2009; pilot episode] *
Mar 9 — The Silver Chalice *
Mar 12 — I Love You, Man *
Mar 13 — Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema *
Mar 13 — Race to Witch Mountain *
Mar 14 — Splash [1984] *

Mar 15 — The Great Gatsby [1974] *
Mar 18 — Knowing [2009] *
Mar 19 — The Dark Knight [2008]
Mar 20 — Duplicity [2009] *
Mar 21 — Pinocchio [1940; w/ cine-explore commentary]
Mar 21 — Dave *
Mar 22 — Gojira [1954; aka Godzilla; Japanese version] *
Mar 23 — Sunshine Cleaning *
Mar 24 — The Robe [w/ audio commentary]
Mar 25 — How to Lose Friends & Alienate People *

Mar 28 — Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired *
Mar 29 — Monsters Vs. Aliens [3D version] *
Mar 30 — Godzilla, King of the Monsters! [1956; American version] *
Apr 1 — What Just Happened *
Apr 2 — Låt den rätte komma in [aka Let the Right One in] *
Apr 2 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [season 2, episodes 1-2] *
Apr 3 — Procès de Jeanne d’Arc [aka The Trial of Joan of Arc] *
Apr 3 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [season 2, episodes 3-4] *
Apr 4 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [season 2, episodes 5-6] *
Apr 5 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [season 2, episode 7] *

Apr 6 — Fast & Furious [2009] *
Apr 7 — Adventureland *
Apr 7 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [season 2, episode 8] *
Apr 8 — Hunger [2008] *
Apr 8 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [season 2, episodes 9-12] *
Apr 9 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [season 2, episodes 13-15] *
Apr 10 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [season 2, episodes 16-17] *
Apr 11 — Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [season 2, episodes 18-22] *
Apr 12 — Chariots of the Gods [1970] *
Apr 12 — Observe and Report *

Apr 13 — Moonraker [1979]
Apr 14 — Beetle Juice [1988; aka Beetlejuice] *
Apr 14 — An American in Paris [1951] *
Apr 15 — Peyton Place [1957] *
Apr 16 — Two-Lane Blacktop *
Apr 17 — Traitor [2008] *
Apr 20 — State of Play [2009] *
Apr 20 — Fighting *
Apr 21 — Hobson’s Choice [1954; w/ audio commentary]
Apr 22 — Death at a Funeral [2007] *

Apr 22 — The Wind that Shakes the Barley *
Apr 23 — 17 Again *
Apr 24 — Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series [disc 1] *
Apr 26 — Escape to Witch Mountain [1975] *
Apr 26 — Return from Witch Mountain *
Apr 26 — The Soloist [2009] *
Apr 28 — Savage Grace *
Apr 28 — Underworld: Evolution *
Apr 29 — Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series [disc 2] *
Apr 30 — Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action *

May 2 — Star Trek [2009] *
May 3 — Greed [1924; 1999 version] *
May 3 — X-Men Origins: Wolverine *
May 7 — Angels & Demons [2009] *
May 8 — Le voyou [1970; aka The Crook] *
May 9 — Ghosts of Girlfriends Past *
May 12 — Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series [disc 3] *
May 12 — Star Trek [2009]
May 13 — Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series [disc 4] *
May 14 — The Inglorious Bastards [1978] *

May 16 — The Terminator
May 17 — Terminator 2: Judgment Day [extended version]
May 17 — Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series [disc 5] *
May 18 — Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
May 18 — Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series [disc 6] *
May 19 — Terminator Salvation [theatrical version] *
May 20 — Rome [2005; season 1, disc 1; w/ text commentary] *
May 22 — Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian *
May 23 — Little Mosque on the Prairie [season 1, disc 1] *
May 24 — Little Mosque on the Prairie [season 1, disc 2] *

May 26 — Rome [2005; season 1, disc 2; w/ text commentary] *
May 27 — Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts *
May 27 — Rome [2005; season 1, disc 3; w/ text commentary] *
May 29 — Star Trek: The Motion Picture [1979 version; w/ second audio commentary]
May 29 — Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [1982 version; w/ second audio commentary]
May 30 — Married Life [2007] *
May 31 — Up [2009; 3D version] *
May 31 — Drag Me to Hell *
Jun 1 — Underworld: Rise of the Lycans *
Jun 1 — Star Trek III: The Search for Spock [w/ second audio commentary]

Jun 2 — Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [w/ second audio commentary]
Jun 3 — Earth [2009] *
Jun 6 — Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [w/ second audio commentary]
Jun 7 — Land of the Lost [2009] *
Jun 8 — The Stoning of Soraya M. *
Jun 9 — The Hangover [2009] *
Jun 10 — Fanboys [2008] *
Jun 10 — Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [1991 version; w/ second audio commentary]
Jun 11 — The House Bunny *
Jun 12 — The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 [2009] *

Jun 13 — Wise Blood *
Jun 15 — Fallen Angel: The Outlaw Larry Norman [festival version] *
Jun 16 — Rome [2005; season 1, disc 4; w/ text commentary] *
Jun 17 — Year One [2009] *
Jun 17 — Kramer vs. Kramer *
Jan 19 — The Day the Earth Stood Still [1951; w/ second audio commentary]
Jun 19 — Rome [2005; season 1, disc 5; w/ text commentary] *
Jun 20 — The Proposal [2009] *
Jun 22 — Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen *
Jun 23 — Caprica [pilot episode] *

Jun 24 — The Seven-Per-Cent Solution *
Jun 26 — Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs *
Jun 26 — My Sister’s Keeper *
Jun 28 — The Girlfriend Experience *
Jun 28 — Whatever Works *
Jun 30 — Harlan Ellison: Dreams with Sharp Teeth *
Jul 2 — Public Enemies [2009] *
Jul 4 — Bubble [2005] *
Jul 4 — Cover Girl [1944] *
Jul 5 — The Day the Earth Stood Still [2008; w/ audio commentary]

Jul 6 — Rome [2005; season 2, disc 1] *
Jul 8 — Rome [2005; season 2, disc 2; w/ text commentary] *
Jul 9 — (500) Days of Summer *
Jul 12 — Brüno [2009] *
Jul 13 — Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince *
Jul 14 — Deadly Advice *
Jul 18 — The Answer Man [aka Arlen Faber] *
Jul 20 — Julie & Julia *
Jul 21 — The Ugly Truth *
Jul 24 — The Hurt Locker *

Jul 26 — G-Force [2009; 3D version] *
Jul 29 — Rome [2005; season 2, disc 3; w/ text commentary] *
Aug 1 — Bandslam *
Aug 1 — Funny People [2009] *
Aug 1 — The Undying Monster [1942] *
Aug 3 — Orphan [2009] *
Aug 4 — Nollywood Babylon *
Aug 4 — Stay Hungry [1976] *
Aug 5 — District 9 *
Aug 5 — Jindabyne *

Aug 5 — Moon [2009] *
Aug 5 — Adam [2009] *
Aug 5 — Gigi [1958] *
Aug 7 — The Time Traveler’s Wife *
Aug 8 — G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra *
Aug 9 — Aliens in the Attic *
Aug 9 — Star Trek Collective: Alternate Realities [disc 1] *
Aug 10 — Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea [dubbed version] *
Aug 11 — Star Trek Collective: Alternate Realities [disc 2] *
Aug 13 — Firefly [2002; disc 1]

Aug 14 — The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard *
Aug 14 — Cool Hand Luke *
Aug 15 — Shorts *
Aug 17 — Post Grad *
Aug 17 — Somewhere in Time [1980] *
Aug 19 — Rome [2005; season 2, disc 4; w/ text commentary] *
Aug 19 — Rome [2005; season 2, disc 5; w/ text commentary] *
Aug 20 — A Perfect Getaway *
Aug 21 — Taking Woodstock *
Aug 22 — Simón del desierto [aka Simon of the Desert]

Aug 22 — Age of Consent [1969] *
Aug 24 — The Cove *
Aug 24 — Inglourious Basterds [2009] *
Aug 24 — Young Frankenstein [1974] *
Aug 28 — Naturens gang [aka Way of Nature] *
Aug 29 — The Final Destination [2009; 3D version] *
Aug 31 — Repulsion *
Sep 1 — Idiocracy *
Sep 2 — Dollhouse [2009; season 1, disc 1] *
Sep 3 — 9 [2009] *

Sep 3 — Frozen River [2008] *
Sep 4 — Extract *
Sep 5 — Star Trek: The Motion Picture [1979 version]
Sep 5 — Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Sep 6 — Gamer [2009] *
Sep 7 — Girl 27 *
Sep 7 — The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes *
Sep 7 — Public Access *
Sep 9 — Walkabout [1971; w/ audio commentary]
Sep 12 — Whiteout [2009] *

Sep 13 — Beeswax *
Sep 13 — Coraline [2D version] *
Sep 14 — Julius Caesar [1970] *
Sep 14 — The Informant! [2009] *
Sep 15 — Hashmatsa [aka Defamation] *
Sep 16 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 4.5, disc 1] *
Sep 16 — Love Happens [2009] *
Sep 16 — Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam *
Sep 18 — Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs *
Sep 20 — In Search of Beethoven *

Sep 20 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 4.5, disc 2] *
Sep 21 — Heliopolis *
Sep 21 — Jennifer’s Body *
Sep 21 — Dollhouse [2009; season 1, disc 2] *
Sep 22 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 4.5, disc 3] *
Sep 23 — A Perfect World [1993] *
Sep 23 — Surrogates *
Sep 25 — Fay Grim *
Sep 25 — Pandorum *
Sep 27 — Double Take [2009] *

Sep 30 — Camino [2008] *
Oct 1 — Barbe Bleue [aka Bluebeard] *
Oct 1 — Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura [aka Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl] *
Oct 1 — Zombieland *
Oct 1 — Antichrist [2009] *
Oct 2 — A Shine of Rainbows *
Oct 2 — Endless Night [1972] *
Oct 2 — Excited [2009] *
Oct 2 — The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus *
Oct 3 — Empire State Building Murders *

Oct 3 — Dollhouse [2009; season 1, disc 3] *
Oct 4 — The Invention of Lying *
Oct 4 — Whip It *
Oct 4 — Zooey & Adam *
Oct 5 — Nestyda [aka Shameless] *
Oct 6 — It’s Not Anime *
Oct 6 — It Might Get Loud *
Oct 7 — The Young Victoria *
Oct 7 — Leslie, My Name Is Evil *
Oct 7 — Battlestar Galactica [2005; season 4.5, disc 4] *

Oct 7 — Couples Retreat *
Oct 8 — Toy Story [1995; 3D version]
Oct 8 — Toy Story 2 [3D version]
Oct 9 — A Serious Man [2009] *
Oct 9 — Away We Go [2009] *
Oct 9 — Cole [2009] *
Oct 9 — Amreeka *
Oct 9 — Tetro *
Oct 10 — My Year without Sex *
Oct 10 — Un prophète [aka A Prophet] *

Oct 10 — For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism *
Oct 11 — Postia pappi Jaakobille [aka Letters to Father Jacob] *
Oct 11 — The Eclipse [2009] *
Oct 12 — Star Trek: Generations [w/ second audio commentary]
Oct 13 — An Education *
Oct 13 — Prom Night in Mississippi *
Oct 13 — Los abrazos rotos [aka Broken Embraces] *
Oct 13 — Chloe [2009] *
Oct 13 — The Damned United *
Oct 14 — Astro Boy [2009] *

Oct 14 — Where the Wild Things Are [2009] *
Oct 14 — Star Trek: First Contact [w/ third audio commentary]
Oct 15 — Je me souviens [2009; aka I Remember] *
Oct 15 — Ninja Assassin [2009] *
Oct 16 — Law Abiding Citizen [2009] *
Oct 16 — Capitalism: A Love Story *
Oct 16 — Joueuse [aka Queen to Play] *
Oct 18 — Dollhouse [2009; season 1, disc 4] *
Oct 21 — Outsourced [2006] *
Oct 21 — Star Trek: Insurrection [w/ audio commentary]

Oct 22 — The Stepfather [2009] *
Oct 26 — High Hopes [1988] *
Oct 27 — I.O.U.S.A. *
Oct 27 — Michael Jackson’s This Is It *
Oct 27 — Don’t Look Now [1973] *
Oct 28 — The Sea Hawk [1940] *
Oct 29 — Star Trek: Nemesis [w/ third audio commentary]
Oct 30 — Amelia [2009] *
Nov 1 — Star Trek Collective: Alternate Realities [disc 3; w/ audio commentary] *
Nov 2 — Disney’s A Christmas Carol [3D version] *

Nov 4 — The Blind Side [2009] *
Nov 5 — Shoot the Moon [1982] *
Nov 6 — Star Trek Collective: Alternate Realities [disc 4; w/ audio commentary] *
Nov 7 — Paranormal Activity *
Nov 7 — The Men Who Stare at Goats *
Nov 9 — Star Trek Collective: Alternate Realities [disc 5] *
Nov 10 — Babylon 5 [season 5, disc 1] *
Nov 11 — The Box [2009] *
Nov 12 — 2012 [2009] *
Nov 12 — Letty Lynton *

Nov 13 — Hard Labour [1973] *
Nov 14 — My Winnipeg *
Nov 18 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 6 [disc 3] *
Nov 19 — Old Dogs [2009] *
Nov 20 — Munyurangabo *
Nov 20 — Battlestar Galactica: The Plan *
Nov 21 — Bottle Rocket [1994] *
Nov 23 — The Twilight Saga: New Moon *
Nov 25 — Frank and Ollie [1995] *
Nov 25 — Superman [1978; 1978 version, w/ audio commentary]

Nov 26 — The Road [2009] *
Nov 28 — Fantastic Mr. Fox *
Nov 30 — Superman II [1980 version, w/ audio commentary]
Nov 30 — Planet 51 *
Dec 1 — Superman III [w/ audio commentary]
Dec 1 — Star Trek [2009; w/ audio commentary]
Dec 2 — The Lovely Bones *
Dec 3 — Armored [2009] *
Dec 6 — Popieluszko: Wolnosc jest w nas [aka Popieluszko: Freedom Is Within Us; the first 45 minutes] *
Dec 6 — Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series *

Dec 9 — Sherlock Holmes [2009] *
Dec 10 — Avatar [2009; 3D version] *
Dec 10 — Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire *
Dec 10 — The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans *
Dec 10 — Up in the Air [2009] *
Dec 10 — Running on Empty [1988] *
Dec 11 — Anvil! The Story of Anvil *
Dec 13 — Terminator Salvation [director's cut]
Dec 13 — It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman *
Dec 14 — The Princess and the Frog *

Dec 14 — Monty Python: Almost the Truth: The Lawyers Cut [disc 1] *
Dec 15 — Monty Python: Almost the Truth: The Lawyers Cut [disc 2] *
Dec 19 — Did You Hear about the Morgans? *
Dec 20 — The Thief of Bagdad [1940]
Dec 21 — Polytechnique [English version] *
Dec 25 — Blow Out [1981] *
Dec 25 — Alvin and the Chipmunks [2007]
Dec 26 — Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel *
Dec 26 — It’s Complicated [2009] *
Dec 26 — Victoria Day *

Dec 26 — Act of God [2009] *
Dec 27 — Facing Ali *
Dec 27 — You Might as Well Live *
Dec 28 — Invictus [2009] *
Dec 28 — Nine [2009] *
Dec 29 — Dim Sum Funeral *
Dec 30 — Black Field *
Dec 31 — Piranha Part Two: The Spawning *

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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