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Film Four

(last updated Sat 27 Dec 2008, 05:25 GMT)

Elf (PG) 2003 A youngster is taken in by kind-hearted St Nick and raised as an elf so it comes as a bit of a shock when, years later, he discovers he is actually human. He decides to get back to his roots and heads off for New York in search of his family, but is ill-prepared for the bustle of the Big Apple, leading to all manner of mishaps. Comedy, starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Edward Asner and Zooey Deschanel (888)

A Matter of Life and Death (U) 1946 A World War Two bomber pilot survives a plane crash and falls in love with a radio operator he'd first spoken to during the fateful flight. He later learns that he was destined to die in the disaster but remains determined to continue his life on Earth, and insists on a trial to resolve the issue. Powell and Pressburger's fantasy drama, starring David Niven, Roger Livesey, Marius Goring and Kim Hunter (888)

Scrooged (PG) 1988 An unpleasant TV executive who spreads misery and gloom among his employees is prompted to mend his ways after being visited by his dead boss and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Richard Donner's modern retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Carol Kane, John Forsythe and Robert Mitchum (888)

School of Rock (PG) 2003 A slobbish guitarist dreams of stardom, but his hopes are dashed when the other members of his band kick him out. Struggling to make ends meet, he takes a job as a substitute music teacher at an exclusive private school, and sets about moulding his pupils into rock gods. Comedy from director Richard Linklater, starring Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White and Sarah Silverman (888)

Assault on Precinct 13 (15) 2005 Cops and criminals inside a police station on New Year's Eve are forced to fight for survival when an armed mob lays siege to the building. Remake of John Carpenter's 1976 action thriller, starring Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne and Ja Rule (888)

Saw (18) 2004 Premiere. Detectives hunt a killer who kidnaps his victims and forces them to play sadistic games with life-or-death consequences. Meanwhile, two strangers wake to find themselves chained to pipes in a filthy, derelict bathroom, at the mercy of the madman. Taut horror, written by and starring Leigh Whannell, alongside Cary Elwes, Danny Glover and Dina Meyer. The sequel can be seen tomorrow at 10pm, while a fifth annual instalment was released in cinemas yesterday in the run-up to Hallowe'en (888)

Mister Lonely (15) 2008 Premiere. A Michael Jackson impersonator meets a Marilyn Monroe lookalike while performing at a Parisian retirement home and falls in love. She invites him to come and live with her at a commune for celebrity imitators in the Scottish highlands. But as the community prepares to put on a performance, tensions rise to the surface. Drama, starring Samantha Morton, Diego Luna, James Fox and Anita Pallenberg

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