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 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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    Hey. A new post. It's about time…

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