Film Four & Film Four +1 25-12-08.


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Film Four


(last updated Thu 25 Dec 2008, 05:25 GMT)


1.00pm
Christmas Carol: The Movie (U) 2001 Joyful animated adaptation of Dickens' classic, telling the familiar tale of the poverty-stricken Cratchits and miserly Mr Scrooge as they prepare for Christmas — little suspecting what fate has in store for them. Simon Callow provides the voice for Scrooge, as well as playing Dickens himself in a live-action framing device. A host of big-name stars offer their vocal talents, including Nicolas Cage, Kate Winslet, Rhys Ifans, Jane Horrocks, Michael Gambon and Juliet Stevenson, and there are songs from Charlotte Church (888)

2.35pm
Australia Special Director Baz Luhrmann and stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman discuss the making of the epic romantic drama

2.45pm
Corrina, Corrina (U) 1994 Emotive sentimental drama set in the late 1950s, starring Whoopi Goldberg as a housekeeper who falls for her widowed employer and helps his withdrawn daughter come out of her shell — until racial bigotry threatens to disrupt the trio's idyll. It doesn't deal with the subject in any depth, but does have plenty of heart. With Ray Liotta, Tina Majorino and Don Ameche

5.00pm
Australia Special Director Baz Luhrmann and stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman discuss the making of the epic romantic drama

5.05pm
Jingle All the Way (PG) 1996 A workaholic attempts to make up for his perpetual absence from home by promising to buy his son a massively popular action figure for Christmas — little realising every other father in town has the same idea. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad and Phil Hartman (888)

6.45pm
The African Queen (PG) 1951 A cinematic gem, this romantic adventure features the perfect pairing of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. He won his only Oscar for his performance as the booze-sodden captain of a steamer, while she co-stars as a prim missionary who turns to him for help when violence erupts. But the barbed animosity between them begins to fade away as they face increasing danger. With Robert Morley (888)

8.50pm
Australia Special Director Baz Luhrmann and stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman discuss the making of the epic romantic drama

9.00pm
Rush Hour 2 (12) 2001 Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker team up for more crime-fighting chaos. This time the pair are on Chan's stamping ground in Hong Kong when terrorists bomb the US Embassy, and are soon involved in keeping tabs on the prime suspects — high-ranking Triad members. Unsurprisingly, the gangsters don't take too kindly to having their activities watched, especially as they're involved in an international counterfeiting ring. High-kicking comedy sequel, starring John Lone, Zhang Ziyi, Roselyn Sanchez and Harris Yulin (888)

10.45pm
Underworld: Evolution (18) 2006 As the war between vampires and werewolves rages, “death dealer” Selene and hybrid lycan Michael, try to trace their bloodlines, in the hope of bringing an end to the centuries-old feud. Horror sequel, starring Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman, with Bill Nighy and Derek Jacobi (888)

12.50am
The Seventh Seal (PG) 1957 Ingmar Bergman's brooding masterpiece about a disillusioned knight (Max von Sydow) who returns from the crusades to a land ravaged by plague and tries to prolong his life by challenging the Grim Reaper to a game of chess. Also starring Bengt Ekerot and Gunnar Bjornstrand

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