CULTURE

Tuesday, December 25

FILM: The Polar Express On Christmas Eve, a boy who isn’t sure if he believes in Santa Claus anymore, boards a train headed for the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. Family animation directed by Robert Zemeckis, with the voices of Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen and Nona Gaye. (Star-21.00) FILM: Mighty Joe Young An enormous gorilla who is brought to America for safety reasons, escapes and rampages through Hollywood, chased by his tormentors who seek revenge for past events. Family adventure directed by Ron Underwood, starring Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija and Regina King. (Net-13.00) FILM: A Hard Day’s Night A «typical» day in the life of the Beatles, featuring many of their well-known songs. Musical comedy directed by Richard Lester, starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. (ET-1-21.15) FILM: Maid in Manhattan In this modern take on «Cinderella,» a man falls in love with the maid of a top hotel in the false belief that she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman’s dress. Romantic comedy directed by Wayne Wang, starring Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins and Natasha Richardson. (Mega-22.30)