2012 Film Journal

As per my 2011 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 — Margaret [2011] *
Jan 2 — Born Free [1966]
Jan 4 — Copie conforme [aka Certified Copy] *
Jan 6 — Daydream Nation *
Jan 7 — Beauty and the Beast [1991; 3D version]
Jan 7 — i am a good person/i am a bad person *
Jan 7 — A Dangerous Method *
Jan 7 — People of a Feather *
Jan 8 — The Devil Inside [2012] *
Jan 8 — The Way [2010] *

Jan 11 — The Bridge on the River Kwai
Jan 13 — The Grey [2012] *
Jan 13 — Contraband [2012] *
Jan 13 — The Amazing Spider-Man [1977; pilot episode] *
Jan 21 — Underworld: Awakening [3D version] *
Jan 21 — Red Tails *
Jan 22 — The Devil and Daniel Webster [1941]
Jan 23 — POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold *
Jan 26 — One for the Money [2012] *
Jan 27 — Joseph, King of Dreams

Jan 28 — Margin Call *
Feb 4 — Albert Nobbs *
Feb 4 — Monsieur Lazhar *
Feb 4 — Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close *
Feb 4 — RoboCop 2
Feb 5 — Chronicle *
Feb 7 — Une vie de chat [aka A Cat in Paris] *
Feb 8 — Holy Flying Circus *
Feb 8 — The Vow [2012] *
Feb 10 – – Chico & Rita *

Feb 11 — The Woman in Black [2012] *
Feb 11 — Journey 2: The Mysterious Island [3D version] *
Feb 12 — Safe House [2012] *
Feb 12 — Man on a Ledge *
Feb 14 — Undefeated [2011] *
Feb 15 — Kari-gurashi no Arietti [aka The Secret World of Arrietty] *
Feb 16 — Dinosaurs Alive [Omnimax version] *
Feb 16 — Goon [2011] *
Feb 18 — Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance [3D version] *
Feb 18 — This Means War [2012] *

Feb 19 — The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012: Animation *
Feb 22 — Star Wars Begins: A Fan Documentary *
Feb 22 — The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012: Live Action *
Feb 25 — Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax [2012; 3D version] *
Feb 25 — A Better Life *
Feb 25 — W.E. *
Feb 27 — Gone [2012] *
Feb 27 — Wanderlust [2012] *
Feb 29 — Pope Michael *
Feb 29 — Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace [3D version]

Mar 1 — Frankenweenie [1984] *
Mar 2 — Sophie Scholl: Die letzten Tage [aka Sophie Scholl: The Last Days]
Mar 3 — Act of Valor [2012] *
Mar 3 — Project X [2012] *
Mar 7 — Building Empire: A Fan Documentary *
Mar 7 — 21 Jump Street [2012] *
Mar 9 — John Carter [3D version] *
Mar 12 — Game Change *
Mar 14 — Jeff, Who Lives at Home *
Mar 17 — Silent House [2011] *

Mar 19 — Futurama [season 3, episodes 1-3] *
Mar 22 — The Sweatbox [2002] *
Mar 22 — American Reunion [2012] *
Mar 22 — Friends with Kids *
Mar 22 — The Hunger Games *
Mar 28 — Wrath of the Titans [2012; 3D version] *
Mar 31 — Mirror Mirror [2012] *
Mar 31 — Salmon Fishing in the Yemen *
Mar 31 — The Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) *
Apr 4 — The Parent Trap [1998] *

Apr 9 — Titanic [1997; 3D version]
Apr 14 — Chimpanzee *
Apr 15 — The Cabin in the Woods *
Apr 18 — The Lucky One [2012] *
Apr 21 — The Pirates! Band of Misfits [3D version] *
Apr 26 — Lockout [2012] *
Apr 27 — The Five-Year Engagement *
Apr 28 — Damsels in Distress [2011] *
Apr 29 — Girls [season 1, episode 1] *
Apr 30 — Veep [season 1, episode 1] *

May 2 — The Avengers [2012; 3D version] *
May 5 — Safe [2012] *
May 7 — The Raven [2012] *
May 11 — Dark Shadows [2012] *
May 13 — Futurama [season 3, episodes 4-6] *
May 16 — Battleship [2012] *
May 18 — The Samaritan [2012] *
May 18 — The Dictator [2012] *
May 21 — Haywire [2011] *
May 21 — Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey *

May 23 — Men in Black III [3D version] *
May 24 — Chernobyl Diaries *
May 26 — What to Expect When You’re Expecting *
May 26 — The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel *
May 27 — Alien [1979; 1979 version]
May 28 — Alien [1979; 2003 version; w/ audio commentary]
May 30 — DreamWorks Holiday Classics *
May 30 — Hodejegerne [2011; aka Headhunters] *
Jun 1 — Snow White and the Huntsman *
Jun 8 — Rashomon [1950]

Jun 9 — Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted [3D version] *
Jun 9 — Prometheus [2012; 3D version] *
Jun 14 — Brave [2012; 3D version] *
Jun 16 — I Love You Phillip Morris *
Jun 22 — Prometheus [2012; 3D version]
Jun 25 — Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter [3D version] *
Jun 26 — The Big Fisherman *
Jun 27 — In the Land of Blood and Honey *
Jun 27 — Moonrise Kingdom *
Jun 28 — The Amazing Spider-Man [2012; 3D version] *

Jun 30 — Ted [2012] *
Jul 4 — Savages [2012] *
Jul 7 — Twisted Nerve *
Jul 9 — The Ninth Configuration *
Jul 14 — Four Lions *
Jul 17 — The Hunter [2011] *
Jul 18 — Ice Age: Continental Drift [3D version] *
Jul 18 — Magic Mike *
Jul 21 — The Dark Knight Rises [IMAX version] *
Jul 28 — The Watch [2012] *

Aug 1 — ParaNorman [3D version] *
Aug 2 — Ruby Sparks *
Aug 2 — To Rome with Love *
Aug 4 — Total Recall [2012] *
Aug 5 — Beasts of the Southern Wild *
Aug 5 — L’affaire Farewell [aka Farewell] *
Aug 6 — The Blob [1958] *
Aug 6 — Body Double *
Aug 7 — Into the Abyss [2011] *
Aug 8 — Celeste and Jesse Forever *

Aug 8 — Vice Versa [1988] *
Aug 10 — Hope Springs [2012] *
Aug 10 — Il vangelo secondo Matteo [aka The Gospel according to St. Matthew]
Aug 11 — The Campaign [2012] *
Aug 11 — The Bourne Legacy *
Aug 12 — Like Father Like Son [1987] *
Aug 13 — Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days *
Aug 14 — 18 Again! *
Aug 15 — Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Aug 16 — Get the Gringo *

Aug 17 — The Expendables 2 *
Aug 18 — The Servant [1963] *
Aug 20 — 2 Days in New York *
Aug 20 — Robot & Frank *
Aug 22 — The Odd Life of Timothy Green *
Aug 23 — Beat the Devil [1953] *
Aug 23 — The Apparition [2012] *
Aug 25 — Premium Rush *
Aug 26 — Hit & Run [2012] *
Aug 27 — Sparkle [2012] *

Aug 27 — The Big Year
Aug 28 — Dune [1984; 1984 version]
Aug 29 — Lawless [2012] *
Sep 1 — The Possession [2012] *
Sep 1 — Hellbound? [2012] *
Sep 3 — Bernie [2011] *
Sep 3 — Piranha 3DD [2D version] *
Sep 7 — Iron Sky *
Sep 8 — Finding Nemo [3D version]
Sep 12 — Samsara [2012] *

Sep 14 — Blue Like Jazz *
Sep 15 — Jin líng shí san chai [aka The Flowers of War] *
Sep 16 — Lawrence of Arabia [1962]
Sep 20 — Frankenweenie [2012; 3D version] *
Sep 20 — Resident Evil: Retribution [3D version] *
Sep 24 — End of Watch *
Sep 24 — Dredd [3D version] *
Sep 26 — Serbuan maut [aka The Raid: Redemption] *
Sep 28 — L’exercice de l’État [aka The Minister] *
Sep 29 — Jagten [aka The Hunt] *

Sep 29 — Darling Companion *
Sep 29 — De rouille et d’os [aka Rust and Bone] *
Sep 29 — Antiviral *
Sep 30 — Side by Side: The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema *
Oct 1 — No [2012] *
Oct 1 — The Master [2012] *
Oct 1 — Paradies: Liebe [aka Paradise: Love] *
Oct 2 — Hellbound? [2012]
Oct 2 — Tabu [2012] *
Oct 2 — Hebreo: The Search for Salomone Rossi / Karajan: The Second Life *

Oct 3 — Garden in the Sea [2012] *
Oct 4 — Virgin Tales *
Oct 4 — A Late Quartet *
Oct 5 — Après mai [aka Something in the Air] *
Oct 6 — All in Good Time [2012] *
Oct 6 — Taken 2 *
Oct 6 — Amour [2012] *
Oct 6 — En kongelig affære [aka A Royal Affair] *
Oct 7 — The Sessions [2012] *
Oct 7 — Leviathan [2012] *

Oct 7 — Outland [1981] *
Oct 8 — Ernest et Célestine [aka Ernest & Celestine] *
Oct 8 — Svatá Ctverice [aka The Holy Quaternity] *
Oct 9 — Dupa dealuri [aka Beyond the Hills] *
Oct 9 — Crimes of Mike Recket *
Oct 9 — City Lens: ’60s Vancouver by Night & Day *
Oct 9 — Looper [2012] *
Oct 10 — I, Anna *
Oct 10 — The Perks of Being a Wallflower *
Oct 11 — Room 237 *

Oct 11 — Aparisyon [aka Apparition] *
Oct 11 — Argo [2012] *
Oct 12 — Au hasard Balthazar
Oct 13 — Your Sister’s Sister *
Oct 13 — Pitch Perfect [2012] *
Oct 13 — Hotel Transylvania [3D version] *
Oct 17 — Sinister [2012] *
Oct 18 — Hopscotch [1980] *
Oct 19 — Wreck-It Ralph *
Oct 21 — How to Train Your Dragon

Oct 22 — Paranormal Activity 4 *
Oct 24 — Hysteria [2011] *
Oct 24 — Cloud Atlas *
Oct 25 — Skyfall *
Oct 28 — Come Back, Africa *
Oct 29 — Flight [2012] *
Nov 1 — Rise of the Guardians *
Nov 2 — Hitchcock [2012] *
Nov 3 — The Man with the Iron Fists *
Nov 3 — Rock of Ages [2012] *

Nov 6 — People Like Us [2012] *
Nov 8 — The Wrecking Crew [1968] *
Nov 8 — Lincoln [2012] *
Nov 10 — Being Flynn *
Nov 10 — The Abominable Dr. Phibes *
Nov 11 — Somewhere [2010] *
Nov 12 — That’s My Boy [2012] *
Nov 16 — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 *
Nov 18 — Tatsumi *
Nov 18 — Holy Motors *

Nov 22 — Anna Karenina [2012] *
Nov 23 — Life of Pi *
Dec 1 — Killing Them Softly [2012] *
Dec 1 — Red Dawn [2012] *
Dec 3 — Les Miserables [2012] *
Dec 5 — The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [3D HFR version] *
Dec 7 — Quartet [2012] *
Dec 12 — Zero Dark Thirty *
Dec 14 — This Is 40 *
Dec 15 — Silver Linings Playbook *

Dec 17 — The Guilt Trip [2012] *
Dec 22 — 56 Up *
Dec 27 — Django Unchained *
Dec 28 — The World Before Her *
Dec 28 — Camera Shy [2012] *
Dec 29 — Monsters, Inc. [3D version]
Dec 29 — Cosmopolis [2012] *
Dec 30 — Beyond the Black Rainbow *

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).

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