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 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).