CULTURE

Friday, December 31

FILM: All I Want for Christmas Two clever New York City children of divorced parents ask Santa to get their parents back together and go to all sorts of crazy extremes to make their wish come true. Family comedy starring Leslie Nielsen, Ethan Embry, Michael Alaimo and Lauren Bacall. (Star-17.45) FILM: Pinocchio The small and impish wooden puppet with a strong wish to become a real boy defies the blue fairy and his father, Gepetto, when he goes after his dream in all the wrong ways. Family adventure starring Roberto Benigni, Breckin Meyer, Nicoletta Braschi, Glenn Close, Carlo Giuffre, James Belushi and Kim Rossi Stuart. (In Italian) (Mega-21.40) FILM: French Kiss Kate hates flying, but she hops on a plane to cross the Atlantic and win back her philandering fiance who’s in France. Her adventure, however, really starts when con man Luc finds her easy bait to inadvertently help him in a smuggling scheme. Romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Timothy Hutton, Jean Reno, Francois Cluzet and Susan Anbeh. (NET-1.00) FILM: Heaven Can Wait When quarterback Joe – who’s waiting to lead his team to the Superbowl – dies, an angel realizes there’s been a mistake and it was not his time, but alas, the body is gone, so another must be found as soon as possible. Comedy starring Warren Beatty, Dyan Cannon, Jack Warden, James Mason and Julie Christie. (ET-1-1.00)