Big Screen – this week’s top ten at the cinema…

  1. Fame
  2. On song… A reinvention of the original 1980 hit film, this musical movie follows a group of talented students at a performing arts school.


  3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  4. Delicious downpour… This family animation focuses on the fortunes of the residents of a town called Chewandswallow, where food falls from the sky like rain.

  5. Surrogates
  6. Robert wars… Bruce Willis heads the cast of this futuristic thriller, which sees people living their lives through ‘surrogates’ – physically perfect robot versions of themselves.

  7. District 9
  8. Illegal aliens… A bureaucrat’s attempts to relocate a stranded alien species from a refugee camp in Johannesburg go awry in this Peter (Lord of the Rings) Jackson produced sci-fi.

  9. The Soloist
  10. Striking a chord… Based on a true story, this drama follows an American journalist (Robert Downey Jr) who befriends a gifted, homeless musician (Jamie Foxx).

  11. (500) Days of Summer
  12. Heart of the matter… This American rom-com sees a young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) fall for a woman (Zooey Deschanel), who doesn’t believe in true love.

  13. The Final Destination
  14. End is nigh… This fourth instalment of the horror movie franchise follows a group of friends who cheat death by escaping a race track disaster. But Death soon sets out to collect those who evaded their end!

  15. Dorian Gray
  16. Young at heart… Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s 1891 novel, this British drama follows a young man who somehow retains his youthful beauty, while his portrait reveals the ugliness of his soul.

  17. Gamer
  18. Screen grab… This sci-fi thriller stars Gerard Butler as an unwilling participant in an online game that allows players to control other humans.

  19. Creation
  20. In the beginning… This biographical drama focuses on renowned English naturalist Charles Darwin’s relationship with his deeply religious wife.

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