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

  1. Grown Ups
  2. Arrested development… Dire reunion comedy sees Adam Sandler and a bunch of his Saturday Night Live chums as old friends hooking up for a wake for their high-school basketball coach.


  3. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
  4. Pilgrim’s progress… Michael Cera’s lovestruck slacker takes on his beloved’s seven evil exes in a series of wacky video game-style duels in Edgar Wright’s geek-pleasing action comedy.

  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. The Expendables
  8. 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.

  9. Salt
  10. 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.

  11. Piranha 3D
  12. 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.

  13. Inception
  14. 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.

  15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  16. Kid’s stuff… A skinny 11-year-old boy’s efforts to win popularity at school rebound with embarrassing consequences in this family comedy based on Jeff Kinney’s illustrated books.

  17. Avatar
  18. 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.

  19. Marmaduke
  20. 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.

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