Six Festive Films; There's a Film Fest on TV! So Sunday People Magazine Reviewer SARAH MOOLLA Rounds Up Six of the Best for Your Yuletide Pleasure

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Byline: SARAH MOOLLA

BEST ACTION

RUSH HOUR (1998)

Christmas Eve, 8.30pm, BBC1

While Jackie Chan high-kicks his way through this action adventure, Chris Tucker supplies the wisecracks when they star as the mis-matched cop buddies Lee and Carter. Arguing and scrapping all the way, they go to bustling Hong Kong to track down a kidnapped girl. A fast, furious, funny and frantic journey, which will leave you gasping for air.

BEST FAMILY

ENTERTAINMENT

TOY STORY (1996)

Christmas Day, 4.40pm, BBC1

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen lend their vocal talents in this must-see Disney animated feature. Cowboy Woody (Hanks) and stupid spaceman Buzz Lightyear are stranded in the garden of nasty neighbour Sid the brat and with the help of a delightful cast of playthings, they try to escape. A gift-wrapped treat for kids of all ages, which will last to infinity and beyond.

BEST COMEDY

SLIDING DOORS (1998)

Christmas Day, 11pm, BBC1

Ever wondered just what might have happened in life if you'd chosen a different path? Gwyneth Paltrow gets to do just that as Helen, a London

girl who, in one scenario, catches a

train and meets nice guy James (John Hannah) and in the other, misses it and therefore catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman. It's a film of two halves and the parallel lines are brilliant fun.

BEST BLOCKBUSTER

MASK OF ZORRO (1998)

December 27, 8pm, BBC1

Antonio Banderas stars as Murieta, a troubled bandit who is transformed into a swashbuckling hero by the legendary Zorro (Anthony Hopkins). …