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The great Christmas challenge: 12 hours of festive films

Movies24 is now scheduling back-to-back low-end Christmas films. What would happen when I went on a watching bender?

It's only November, but already film channel Movies 24 has transformed itself into Christmas 24. It now broadcasts nothing but Christmas films. Not classic Christmas films, either – these are all TV movies and Hallmark specials and straight-to-dvd anomalies.

It's enough to test even the most committed Christmas fan, so I set myself a challenge. Could I watch 12 straight hours of Christmas 24 without losing my mind? Here's a chronology of my travails.

9am-11am: Christmas Mail (2010)

A put-upon postman falls in love with a woman drafted in to answer all of Santa's letters. It sounds sweet, but in reality the woman can't get through a single line without giggling or staring vacantly into space, and the postman is the legal guardian of an annoying big-toothed orphan who likes to call spaghetti "missghetti". It's basically a big will-they-won't-they story.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

The great Christmas challenge: 12 hours of festive films

Movies24 is now scheduling back-to-back low-end Christmas films. What would happen when I went on a watching bender?

It's only November, but already film channel Movies 24 has transformed itself into Christmas 24. It now broadcasts nothing but Christmas films. Not classic Christmas films, either – these are all TV movies and Hallmark specials and straight-to-dvd anomalies.

It's enough to test even the most committed Christmas fan, so I set myself a challenge. Could I watch 12 straight hours of Christmas 24 without losing my mind? Here's a chronology of my travails.

9am-11am: Christmas Mail (2010)

A put-upon postman falls in love with a woman drafted in to answer all of Santa's letters. It sounds sweet, but in reality the woman can't get through a single line without giggling or staring vacantly into space, and the postman is the legal guardian of an annoying big-toothed orphan who likes to call spaghetti "missghetti". It's basically a big will-they-won't-they story.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

New Moon enters new phase for Twilight franchise

The UK has officially caught Stephenie Meyer fever after The Twilight Saga: New Moon's strident opening weekend, and the Coens' A Serious Man deals another little cut to star prestige

The winner

When the original Twilight movie arrived in the UK last December, it opened with a decent £2.51m – not a bad number, considering Stephenie Meyer's books had yet to achieve blockbuster status. But it was far, far behind the Us debut figure for the picture: $69.6m (£42.1m).

What a difference a year makes. With the first Twilight film a huge phenomenon on DVD, and the Meyer books belatedly reaching a wide UK readership, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan have ascended to iconic characters here, and Britain has succumbed to R-Pattz mania. Now sequel New Moon has debuted in the UK with £11.68m, which is a whopping 4.6 times the opening weekend of the original film. In three days,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Acting trio in APA's lineup

Acting trio in APA's lineup
Graham Greene, Chris Kattan and Heather Matarazzo have signed with APA.

Greene, an Oscar nominee for Dances With Wolves, recently wrapped the indie film Pushing Up Daisies and has a voice role in the upcoming animated film The Legend of Secret Pass.

He also can be seen in the indie Breakfast With Scot, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. His credits include Transamerica and the TNT miniseries Into the West.

Graham continues to be repped by manager Susan Smith and the Gary Goddard Agency in Canada.

Kattan, best known for his eight seasons on NBC's Saturday Night Live, next appears in Christmas in Wonderland and has a voice role in the upcoming animated "Foodfight!"

His credits include the films Corky Romano and A Night at the Roxbury, the latter of which he co-wrote. He continues to be repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Karl Austen.

Matarazzo -- who earned an Independent Spirit Award for her film debut, Welcome to the Dollhouse -- next appears in the Logo series Exes & Ohs, which premieres Monday. She most recently appeared in the film Hostel: Part II. Her credits include the Princess Diaries films and Showtime's The L Word.

She continues to be managed by Jamie Freed at the Collective and attorney Marcy Morris.

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