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

  1. Avatar
  2. Out of this world… Titanic director James Cameron creates an alien world starring Sigourney Weaver in what could be the most expensive movie ever made – but this time the aliens are the good guys.


  3. Sherlock Holmes
  4. Partners in crime… Sleuth Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and stalwart sidekick Watson (Jude Law) are on the trail of a serial killer who appears to have risen from the dead in Guy Ritchie’s period thriller.

  5. Daybreakers
  6. Once bitten… After a plague transforms much of the world’s population into vampires, a blood specialist works with a covert group of human survivors on a cure for vampirism.

  7. Alvin and the Chipmunks : The Squeakquel
  8. Critter comforts… Singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore hope to save a school’s music department by winning a ‘Battle of the Bands’ – but will rival singing chipmunks, The Chipettes, steal their thunder?

  9. It’s Complicated
  10. Three’s a crowd… This romantic comedy sees Jane (Meryl Streep) begin an affair with her married ex-huband (Alec Baldwin) while simultaneously getting closer to a lovelorn architect (Steve Martin). It’s complicated!

  11. The Road
  12. Lonely planet… Based on the bestselling novel by Cormac McCarthy, this dark thriller follows a father and son as they journey across a landscape decimated by an apocalyptic event.

  13. Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  14. Fish out of water… Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker play an estranged couple who are relocated to a small town and given new identities after witnessing a brutal murder.

  15. Nine
  16. Razzle dazzle… Penélope Cruz vamps it up and Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie tramps it up in Chicago helmer Rob Marshall’s star-studded ensemble musical about a troubled director and the women in his life.

  17. St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold
  18. Back to school…Life’s a drag for Rupert Everett once again in this Brit-com sequel which sees the naughty schoolgirls getting their gym-knickers in a twist during a hunt for buried treasure.

  19. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  20. Music scene… Andy Serkis portrays Ian Dury in a biopic that charts the iconic punk-rocker’s rise to fame and documents his battle with the debilitating disease polio.

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