2013 Film Journal

As per my 2012 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 — Intouchables [2011; aka The Intouchables] *
Jan 2 — Jack Reacher [2012] *
Jan 4 — The Purple Rose of Cairo
Jan 5 — Parental Guidance [2012] *
Jan 8 — Hitler: Dead or Alive [1942] *
Jan 11 — Texas Chainsaw 3D [3D version] *
Jan 11 — Gangster Squad *
Jan 13 — Silver Linings Playbook
Jan 14 — Quartet [2012]
Jan 17 — Life of St. Paul [1938] *

Jan 17 — The Loneliest Planet *
Jan 19 — Mama [2013] *
Jan 19 — The Last Stand [2013] *
Jan 23 — Arbitrage *
Jan 25 — The Purple Rose of Cairo
Jan 26 — Trouble with the Curve *
Jan 28 — Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters [3D version] *
Feb 2 — Warm Bodies [2013] *
Feb 4 — Bullet to the Head [2012] *
Feb 6 — Beautiful Creatures [2013] *

Feb 10 — The Impossible [2012] *
Feb 10 — The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation *
Feb 10 — The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012: Live Action *
Feb 11 — Identity Thief *
Feb 11 — Side Effects [2013] *
Feb 14 — A Good Day to Die Hard *
Feb 15 — Krull *
Feb 16 — Safe Haven [2013] *
Feb 16 — Escape from Planet Earth [2013; 3D version] *
Feb 18 — Heavy Metal [1981] *

Feb 23 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 1-2] *
Feb 27 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 3-4] *
Feb 28 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 5-6] *
Mar 2 — The Last Exorcism Part II *
Mar 2 — Jack the Giant Slayer [3D version] *
Mar 3 — The Bible [2013; episodes 1-2] *
Mar 4 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 7-8] *
Mar 5 — Amazing Love *
Mar 6 — Oz the Great and Powerful [3D version] *
Mar 7 — Dead Man Down *

Mar 8 — Paths of Glory [1957]
Mar 10 — Cleanflix *
Mar 10 — The Bible [2013; episodes 3-4] *
Mar 13 — The Call [2013] *
Mar 13 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 9-11] *
Mar 14 — Muhammad: The Last Prophet *
Mar 14 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 12-13] *
Mar 16 — The Incredible Burt Wonderstone *
Mar 18 — The Bible [2013; episodes 5-6] *
Mar 23 — The Croods [3D version] *

Mar 24 — The Bible [2013; episodes 7-8] *
Mar 25 — G.I. Joe: Retaliation [3D version] *
Mar 29 — Olympus Has Fallen *
Mar 29 — The Host [2013] *
Mar 29 — The Bible [2013; episodes 9-10] *
Mar 30 — Jurassic Park [IMAX 3D version]
Mar 30 — Prometheus [2012]
Apr 7 — Admission [2013] *
Apr 10 — Spring Breakers *
Apr 12 — Wreck-It Ralph

Apr 12 — Seven Psychopaths *
Apr 13 — Searching for Sugar Man *
Apr 13 — Evil Dead [2013] *
Apr 13 — 42 [2013] *
Apr 15 — The Jackie Robinson Story [1950] *
Apr 15 — Upstream Color *
Apr 16 — To the Wonder *
Apr 17 — Oblivion [2013; IMAX version] *
Apr 20 — Trance [2013] *
Apr 25 — Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds

Apr 27 — Fantasia [1940; w/ Brian Sibley commentary]
Apr 27 — The Place beyond the Pines *
Apr 27 — Pain & Gain *
Apr 29 — Like Someone in Love *
May 1 — Iron Man Three [aka Iron Man 3; 3D version] *
May 8 — The Great Gatsby [2013; 3D version] *
May 15 — Star Trek into Darkness [3D version] *
May 18 — Epic [2013; 3D version] *
May 20 — Samson and Delilah [1949]
May 21 — Looney Tunes Super Stars’ Foghorn Leghorn & Friends: Barnyard Bigmouth *

May 22 — Fast & Furious 6 *
May 23 — Dumbo [w/ 2011 audio commentary]
May 23 — The Hangover Part III *
May 25 — Attack the Block *
May 26 — Mud [2012] *
May 27 — French Connection II *
May 28 — Charley Varrick *
May 29 — After Earth *
May 29 — Portlandia [2011; season 1, episode 1] *
May 30 — Samson and Delilah [2009] *

May 30 — Now You See Me [2013] *
May 31 — Five Graves to Cairo *
Jun 1 — The Internship [2013] *
Jun 2 — The Messiah [2007; aka Jesus, the Spirit of God] *
Jun 3 — This Is the End [2013] *
Jun 5 — The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan *
Jun 7 — Star Trek: Enterprise [season 4, episodes 20-22]
Jun 8 — The Thing [1982]
Jun 12 — Monsters University [3D version] *
Jun 13 — The Heat [2013] *

Jun 13 — Man of Steel [2013; 3D version] *
Jun 14 — Safety Not Guaranteed *
Jun 16 — The Dogs of War [1980] *
Jun 20 — The Lone Ranger [2013] *
Jun 23 — Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 *
Jun 24 — The Captains *
Jun 24 — World War Z [3D version] *
Jun 26 — Despicable Me 2 [3D version] *
Jun 27 — The Legend of the Lone Ranger [1981] *
Jun 30 — Graham Chapman: Anatomy of a Liar *

Jul 1 — A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman *
Jul 6 — Duck Soup [1933]
Jul 8 — The Wild Geese [1978] *
Jul 10 — Pacific Rim [IMAX 3D version] *
Jul 10 — White House Down *
Jul 12 — David and Bathsheba [1951]
Jul 13 — Dinotasia *
Jul 15 — Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians *
Jul 17 — The Conjuring [2013] *
Jul 18 — Red 2 *

Jul 18 — R.I.P.D. [3D version] *
Jul 22 — Jane Eyre [2011] *
Jul 22 — Restrepo *
Jul 28 — The Wolverine [2013; 3D version] *
Jul 30 — Ironclad *
Aug 2 — The Making of ‘…And God Spoke’ *
Aug 4 — Compliance *
Aug 6 — Grown Ups 2 *
Aug 6 — 2 Guns *
Aug 7 — The Plague Dogs *

Aug 7 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episode 1] *
Aug 8 — U-Carmen eKhayelitsha *
Aug 8 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 2-3] *
Aug 9 — Elysium [2013; IMAX version] *
Aug 10 — Beware! The Blob *
Aug 10 — The Way Way Back *
Aug 10 — Blue Jasmine*
Aug 11 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 4-5] *
Aug 14 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 6-7] *
Aug 16 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 8-9] *

Aug 17 — Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters [3D version] *
Aug 17 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 10-11] *
Aug 18 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 12-13] *
Aug 19 — The Ten Commandments [1956]
Aug 19 — Piranha [1978] *
Aug 20 — Turbo [2013] *
Aug 20 — Kick-Ass 2 *
Aug 21 — Son of Man [2006]
Aug 24 — The World’s End [2013] *
Aug 25 — Nick of Time [1995] *

Aug 29 — The Spy Who Loved Me
Aug 29 — I Am [2010] *
Aug 30 — The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones *
Aug 31 — Dr. No
Aug 31 — From Russia with Love
Sep 1 — On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Sep 1 — Moonraker
Sep 2 — The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
Sep 4 — The Queen of Versailles *
Sep 6 — Cyrus *

Sep 7 — Riddick [2013] *
Sep 7 — Lola Versus *
Sep 8 — The Story of Film: An Odyssey [episode 1] *
Sep 9 — Computer Chess *
Sep 11 — The Five Pennies *
Sep 14 — Insidious: Chapter 2 *
Sep 14 — The Family [2013] *
Sep 16 — Museum Hours *
Sep 16 — The Act of Killing [director's cut] *
Sep 18 — Prisoners [2013] *

Sep 20 — Derek [2012; season 1, episodes 1-2] *
Sep 21 — Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 [3D version] *
Sep 22 — Derek [2012; season 1, episodes 3-4] *
Sep 23 — Derek [2012; season 1, episodes 5-7] *
Sep 23 — Upside Down [2012] *
Sep 24 — Nebraska [2013] *
Sep 25 — Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Sep 25 — Enough Said *
Sep 26 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 1] *
Sep 26 — Parker [2013] *

Sep 26 — About Time [2013] *
Sep 27 — La vie d’Adèle [aka Blue Is the Warmest Colour] *
Sep 27 — Austenland *
Sep 28 — Le sac de farine [aka The Bag of Flour] *
Sep 29 — Cochemare / 3x3D *
Sep 29 — A Field in England *
Sep 29 — Sins of Jezebel *
Sep 29 — Creator [1985] *
Oct 1 — Watermark [2013] *
Oct 1 — Flashdance *

Oct 2 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 2] *
Oct 2 — Gravity [2013] *
Oct 3 — The Invisible Woman [2013] *
Oct 3 — Makom be-gan eden [aka A Place in Heaven] *
Oct 3 — Captain Phillips *
Oct 4 — Don Jon [aka Don Jon's Addiction] *
Oct 4 — Ain’t Them Bodies Saints *
Oct 5 — Soshite chichi ni naru [aka Like Father, Like Son; 2013] *
Oct 5 — Le passé [aka The Past; 2013] *
Oct 5 — Jeune & jolie [aka Young & Beautiful; 2013] *

Oct 6 — The Congress [2013] *
Oct 6 — Rush [2013] *
Oct 6 — Tracks [2013] *
Oct 7 — Svecenikova djeca [aka The Priest's Children] *
Oct 7 — Un giorno devi andare [aka There Will Come a Day; 2013] *
Oct 7 — Heli *
Oct 8 — Thanks for Sharing *
Oct 9 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 3] *
Oct 9 — A Story of Children and Film *
Oct 10 — The Fifth Estate [2013] *

Oct 11 — All Is Lost [2013] *
Oct 11 — The Summit [2012] *
Oct 11 — The Face of Love [2013] *
Oct 14 — Star Trek into Darkness [w/ iTunes commentary]
Oct 15 — Salinger [2013] *
Oct 16 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 4] *
Oct 17 — Movie 43 *
Oct 17 — Escape Plan [2013] *
Oct 20 — Carrie [2013] *
Oct 21 — Ender’s Game *

Oct 23 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 5] *
Oct 26 — Bad Grandpa *
Oct 26 — The Counselor [2013] *
Oct 26 — Star Trek: Enterprise [season 4, episodes 4-5] *
Oct 27 — Star Trek: Enterprise [season 4, episodes 6, 15-16] *
Oct 28 — Camille Claudel 1915 *
Oct 30 — Treasure Island [1990] *
Nov 2 — Last Vegas *
Nov 2 — Death Becomes Her *
Nov 2 — Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan *

Nov 3 — Tian zhu ding [aka A Touch of Sin] *
Nov 5 — How I Live Now *
Nov 7 — Thor: The Dark World [3D version] *
Nov 12 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 6] *
Nov 15 — Son of God [2014] *
Nov 18 — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire *
Nov 20 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episodes 7-8] *
Nov 21 — Slaves of Babylon *
Nov 22 — Delivery Man [2013] *
Nov 24 — Short Term 12 [2013] *

Nov 24 — Bastards [2013] *
Nov 27 — Frozen [2013; 3D version] *
Nov 28 — Oldboy [2013] *
Nov 29 — Saving Mr. Banks *
Dec 1 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 9] *
Dec 2 — The Broken Circle Breakdown *
Dec 4 — Inside Llewyn Davis *
Dec 4 — Flesh + Blood [1985] *
Dec 5 — Lovelace *
Dec 8 — Black Sunday [1977] *

Dec 9 — Her [2013] *
Dec 9 — 12 Years a Slave *
Dec 12 — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [3D version] *
Dec 13 — Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis *
Dec 13 — Stoker [2013] *
Dec 14 — Out of the Furnace *
Dec 14 — The Book Thief [2013] *
Dec 15 — Before Midnight [2013] *
Dec 15 — Frances Ha *
Dec 15 — My Favorite Year *

Dec 16 — Walking with Dinosaurs [2013; 3D version] *
Dec 16 — Grudge Match [2013] *
Dec 18 — The Prince of Egypt [w/ audio commentary]
Dec 18 — Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues *
Dec 21 — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [2001 version]
Dec 21 — American Hustle *
Dec 23 — Blackfish *
Dec 26 — Hannah and Her Sisters
Dec 26 — The Purple Rose of Cairo
Dec 26 — My Prairie Home *

Dec 27 — The Dick Knost Show *
Dec 28 — The Dirties *
Dec 28 — Whitewash [2013] *
Dec 28 — Gabrielle [2013] *
Dec 28 — Oil Sands Karaoke *
Dec 29 — Down River [2013] *
Dec 29 — Sarah préfère la course [aka Sarah Prefers to Run] *
Dec 30 — Rhymes for Young Ghouls *
Dec 30 — Tom à la ferme [aka Tom at the Farm] *
Dec 30 — The Wolf of Wall Street [2013] *

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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