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 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).