TUES­DAY THE POLAR EX­PRESS

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

7.30PM, GO! ★★★

An emo­tion­ally ar­rest­ing and vis­ually strik­ing an­i­mated adap­ta­tion of Chris Van Alls­burg’s award-win­ning 1985 pic­ture book. A small boy hav­ing trou­ble be­liev­ing in Santa Claus is in­vited on a train ride to the North Pole to ex­pe­ri­ence the true spirit of Christ­mas. The vivid de­pic­tion of a world mapped out in ev­ery child’s imag­i­na­tion is truly a won­der to be­hold. Stars Tom Hanks. Note for train spot­ters: the lo­co­mo­tive de­picted in the movie is a Pere Mar­quette 1225. If you are ever in the US town of Owosso, Mis­souri, you can ride the same train that in­spired the il­lus­tra­tions.

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