2011 Film Journal

As per my 2010 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 — Amazon Falls *
Jan 1 — Trigger [2010] *
Jan 1 — Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers and the Spirits of the Forest *
Jan 2 — Last Train Home [2009] *
Jan 2 — Exit through the Gift Shop *
Jan 3 — Mighty Jerome *
Jan 6 — Winter’s Bone *
Jan 8 — The Trotsky *
Jan 8 — Season of the Witch [2011] *
Jan 8 — The Fighter [2010] *

Jan 11 — Assault on Precinct 13 [1976] *
Jan 15 — The Green Hornet [2011; 3D version] *
Jan 15 — The Dilemma [2011] *
Jan 19 — No Strings Attached [2011] *
Jan 21 — Country Strong *
Jan 23 — Lifeforce [1985]
Jan 24 — The Runaways [2010] *
Jan 26 — The Rite [2011] *
Jan 26 — Blue Valentine [2010] *
Jan 29 — Incendies *

Feb 5 — The Mechanic [2011] *
Feb 5 — Sanctum [2011; 3D version] *
Feb 5 — The Roommate [2011] *
Feb 6 — Animal Kingdom [2010] *
Feb 9 — You Only Live Twice
Feb 10 — The Adjustment Bureau *
Feb 11 — Daniel Amos: Instruction Through Film *
Feb 12 — Rabbit Hole [2010] *
Feb 12 — The Way Back [2010] *
Feb 14 — Just Go with It *

Feb 14 — The Eagle [2011] *
Feb 19 — I Am Number Four *
Feb 19 — Unknown [2011] *
Feb 20 — Salt [2010; theatrical version]
Feb 21 — Fallen Angel: The Outlaw Larry Norman [2011 version]
Feb 21 — Tomorrow Never Dies
Feb 23 — Hall Pass [2011] *
Feb 25 — Centurion [2010] *
Feb 26 — Rango [2011] *
Feb 26 — Black Death [2010] *

Mar 2 — Drive Angry [3D version] *
Mar 2 — Gnomeo & Juliet [3D version] *
Mar 3 — Nanny McPhee Returns *
Mar 3 — Moonraker [1979]
Mar 5 — Mars Needs Moms [3D version] *
Mar 9 — Red Riding Hood [2011] *
Mar 11 — The World Is Not Enough
Mar 12 — The Living Daylights
Mar 13 — Battle: Los Angeles *
Mar 16 — Beastly *

Mar 17 — West Is West [2010] *
Mar 18 — Limitless [2011] *
Mar 18 — Paul [2011] *
Mar 18 — Diamonds Are Forever [1971]
Mar 21 — The Man with the Golden Gun
Mar 23 — Sucker Punch [2011] *
Mar 26 — Hobo with a Shotgun *
Mar 29 — The Assignment [1997] *
Mar 30 — The Lincoln Lawyer *
Mar 30 — Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules *

Apr 2 — Born to Be Wild [2011; 3D version] *
Apr 2 — Source Code *
Apr 2 — Hop [2011] *
Apr 4 — Insidious [2010] *
Apr 6 — Arthur [2011] *
Apr 8 — Your Highness *
Apr 8 — Hanna [2011] *
Apr 10 — Wholly Moses! *
Apr 11 — Soul Surfer *
Apr 14 — Green for Danger *

Apr 15 — Rio [2011] *
Apr 15 — Scream 4 [2011] *
Apr 18 — African Cats *
Apr 19 — So Dear to My Heart *
Apr 22 — Water for Elephants *
Apr 27 — Hævnen [aka In a Better World] *
Apr 28 — Fast Five *
May 4 — Thor [2011; 3D version] *
May 5 — Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil [3D version] *
May 5 — Prom [2011] *

May 6 — Swamp Thing [1982] *
May 7 — Something Borrowed [2011] *
May 8 — The Kid from Brooklyn
May 14 — Bridesmaids [2011] *
May 19 — American Grindhouse *
May 21 — Big Love [season 4, disc 1] *
May 22 — Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides [3D version] *
May 23 — The Court Jester [1955]
May 23 — Priest [2011; 3D version] *
May 24 — Kung Fu Panda 2 [3D version] *

May 25 — The Hangover Part II *
May 27 — Big Love [season 4, disc 2] *
May 28 — The Beaver [2011] *
May 28 — Big Love [season 4, disc 3] *
May 29 — Modern Family [season 1, disc 1] *
May 30 — Modern Family [season 1, disc 2] *
Jun 1 — Win Win [2011] *
Jun 3 — X-Men: First Class *
Jun 6 — Midnight in Paris [2011] *
Jun 6 — Meek’s Cutoff *

Jun 8 — Super 8 [2011] *
Jun 15 — Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer *
Jun 16 — Submarine [2010] *
Jun 17 — Green Lantern [3D version] *
Jun 17 — The Tree of Life [2011] *
Jun 22 — Mr. Popper’s Penguins *
Jun 24 — Bad Teacher *
Jun 25 — The Art of Getting by *
Jun 26 — Cars 2 [3D version] *
Jun 29 — Transformers: Dark of the Moon [3D version] *

Jul 1 — Monte Carlo [2011] *
Jul 4 — Modern Family [season 1, disc 3] *
Jul 4 — Larry Crowne *
Jul 5 — Modern Family [season 1, disc 4] *
Jul 7 — Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop *
Jul 8 — Horrible Bosses *
Jul 9 — Winnie the Pooh [2011] *
Jul 10 — Inside Job [2010] *
Jul 11 — Page One: Inside the New York Times *
Jul 11 — Beginners [2010] *

Jul 13 — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [3D version] *
Jul 14 — Small Town Murder Songs *
Jul 15 — Zookeeper [2010] *
Jul 20 — Captain America: The First Avenger [3D version] *
Jul 23 — The Smurfs [2011; 3D version] *
Jul 23 — Friends with Benefits [2011] *
Jul 27 — Crazy, Stupid, Love. *
Jul 29 — Cowboys & Aliens *
Jul 31 — Cave of Forgotten Dreams [3D version] *
Jul 31 — Project Nim *

Aug 4 — 30 Minutes or Less *
Aug 4 — The Trip [2010] *
Aug 5 — Walking with Monsters *
Aug 5 — Rise of the Planet of the Apes *
Aug 6 — The Change-Up [2011] *
Aug 8 — The Help [2011] *
Aug 10 — Final Destination 5 [3D version] *
Aug 11 — The Tempest [2010] *
Aug 15 — Another Earth *
Aug 15 — The Whistleblower [2010] *

Aug 17 — The Devil’s Double [2011] *
Aug 19 — One Day [2011] *
Aug 20 — Conan the Barbarian [2011; 3D version] *
Aug 20 — Fright Night [2011; 3D version] *
Aug 21 — Iron Man 2
Aug 24 — Spy Kids: All the Time in the World [2D version] *
Aug 26 — Colombiana *
Aug 26 — Our Idiot Brother *
Aug 29 — Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark [2010] *
Aug 31 — The Debt [2010] *

Sep 2 — Shark Night 3D [2011; 3D version] *
Sep 5 — The Blue Lagoon [1980] *
Sep 9 — Contagion [2011] *
Sep 9 — Warrior [2011] *
Sep 14 — Apollo 18 *
Sep 16 — Drive [2011] *
Sep 17 — Dolphin Tale [3D version] *
Sep 17 — Straw Dogs [2011] *
Sep 17 — I Don’t Know How She Does It *
Sep 23 — Abduction [2011] *

Sep 23 — Moneyball *
Sep 26 — Killer Elite [2011] *
Sep 28 — Real Steel *
Sep 29 — Like Crazy *
Sep 29 — Tyrannosaur *
Sep 30 — Courageous [2011] *
Sep 30 — Take This Waltz [2011] *
Sep 30 — Circumstance [2011] *
Oct 1 — The Mill and the Cross *
Oct 1 — Go-ji-jeon [aka The Front Line] *

Oct 1 — Ish lelo selolari [aka Man without a Cell Phone] *
Oct 2 — Without [2011] *
Oct 3 — Pina [3D version] *
Oct 4 — Dream House [2011] *
Oct 4 — Boker tov adon Fidelman [aka Restoration] *
Oct 4 — Hearat Shulayim [aka Footnote] *
Oct 4 — Miss Bala *
Oct 5 — In Darkness [2011] *
Oct 5 — Jodaeiye Nader az Simin [aka A Separation] *
Oct 5 — Sisters & Brothers [2011] *

Oct 6 — Rundskop [aka Bullhead] *
Oct 6 — Bir zamanlar Anadolu’da [aka Once Upon a Time in Anatolia] *
Oct 6 — Higher Ground [2011] *
Oct 6 — The Guard [2011] *
Oct 7 — What’s Your Number? *
Oct 7 — The Ides of March [2011] *
Oct 7 — Starbuck *
Oct 7 — Sleeping Beauty [2011] *
Oct 8 — A Torinói ló [aka The Turin Horse] *
Oct 8 — Le Havre [2011] *

Oct 8 — Elena [2011] *
Oct 9 — The Lion King [3D version]
Oct 10 — 50/50 [2011] *
Oct 11 — Martha Marcy May Marlene *
Oct 13 — The Artist [2011] *
Oct 13 — Alpeis [aka Alps] *
Oct 14 — Le gamin au vélo [aka The Kid with a Bike] *
Oct 15 — The Thing [2011] *
Oct 15 — The Big Year *
Oct 16 — Footloose [1984] *

Oct 17 — Breakaway [2011] *
Oct 21 — Paranormal Activity 3 *
Oct 21 — Johnny English Reborn *
Oct 22 — Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope [2011 version]
Oct 23 — The Three Musketeers [2011; 3D version] *
Oct 23 — Footloose [2011] *
Oct 26 — Anonymous [2011] *
Oct 28 — Puss in Boots [2011; 3D version] *
Oct 29 — Machine Gun Preacher *
Oct 29 — Take Shelter *

Oct 30 — In Time [2011] *
Nov 2 — A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas [3D version] *
Nov 5 — Tower Heist *
Nov 5 — The Rum Diary *
Nov 7 — Metropolis [1927; 1984 version]
Nov 8 — Melancholia [2011] *
Nov 10 — Jack and Jill [2011] *
Nov 11 — J. Edgar [2011] *
Nov 11 — Immortals [2011; 3D version] *
Nov 17 — The Muppets [2011] *

Nov 18 — Happy Feet Two [3D version] *
Nov 20 — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 *
Nov 21 — Hugo [2011; 3D version] *
Nov 22 — The Muppets Take Manhattan *
Nov 25 — Arthur Christmas [3D version] *
Nov 26 — We Bought a Zoo *
Nov 29 — Amore, piombo e furore [aka China 9, Liberty 37] *
Nov 30 — Young Adult [2011] *
Dec 1 — War Horse [2011] *
Dec 2 — Sigur Rós: Inni *

Dec 6 — My Week with Marilyn *
Dec 7 — New Year’s Eve [2011] *
Dec 10 — The Adventures of Tintin [2011; 3D version] *
Dec 10 — The Descendants [2011] *
Dec 12 — Shame [2011] *
Dec 14 — Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol [IMAX version] *
Dec 14 — The Sitter [2011] *
Dec 15 — Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows *
Dec 16 — Persuasion [2007] *
Dec 17 — Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked *

Dec 18 — Star Trek: The Motion Picture [theatrical version]
Dec 19 — The Iron Lady *
Dec 22 — The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [2011] *
Dec 27 — The Darkest Hour [2011] *
Dec 28 — Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [2011] *
Dec 28 — Carnage [2011] *
Dec 28 — Buck [2011] *
Dec 29 — Tabloid [2010] *
Dec 31 — Coriolanus [2011] *

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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