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

  1. The Expendables
  2. Action packed… Sylvester Stallone gathers together an ensemble of big screen action heroes, including Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li, for this action thriller about a team of elite mercenaries tasked with overthrowing a Latin American dictator.

  3. Salt
  4. Identity crisis… Angelina Jolie stars in this action thriller about a CIA agent who goes on the run after she’s accused of being a Russian spy.


  5. Toy Story 3
  6. Child’s play… Woody and co. find they have a new home in the third instalment of the animated franchise – a local daycare centre, where the children run riot and a strawberry-scented bear isn’t all he seems.

  7. Piranha 3D
  8. Fish food… There’s gore galore in this fishy horror about a school of prehistoric piranha that gets its teeth stuck into hoards of scantily clad youngsters as they party in the waters of Lake Victoria.

  9. Marmaduke
  10. Canine capers… Owen Wilson provides the voice of the titular great dane in this family comedy about a supersized dog who wreaks havoc after being moved to a new neighbourhood.

  11. Inception
  12. Mind over matter… This sci-fi thriller sees Leo DiCaprio leading a team of specialists into a target’s subconscious in order to plant an idea.

  13. Knight and Day
  14. Cruise control… Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise star in this action comedy about a car restorer and rogue spy who are thrown together and become fugitives as they race around the globe in a bid to escape the FBI and international assassins.

  15. The Last Airbender
  16. Nations divided… This M. Night Shyamlan-helmed fantasy follows the adventures of Aang – a youngster able to manipulate water, air, fire and earth – as he confronts the maniacal warriors of the Fire Nation.

  17. Step Up 3D
  18. Natural rhythm… The dance franchise continues with a 3D instalment that sees street dancers Luke and Natalie facing the world’s best hip hop dancers in their biggest showdown yet.

  19. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  20. It’s a kind of magic… In modern-day Manhattan, a master sorcerer (Nicolas Cage) must instruct a new apprentice in all things magical in order to beat his nemesis (Alfred Molina).

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