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

  1. Rise of the Guardians
  2. Team effort… Legends unite in this animated adventure, which sees Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman join forces to protect children around the world from the sinister intentions of an evil spirit called Pitch.


  3. Skyfall
  4. Mission in action… Bond is back in action – and a well-tailored suit – in this Sam Mendes-helmed instalment in the super-spy franchise. This time 007’s loyalty is put to the test as M’s past comes back to haunt her.

  5. Seven Psychopaths
  6. Dog daze… A struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) gets caught up in the LA criminal underworld when his pal kidnaps a gangster’s prized pet pooch in this comic thriller from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh.

  7. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
  8. Long in the tooth… The blockbusting franchise concludes with an epic battle to save Bella’s daughter Renesmee from the fearsome Volturi vampires.

  9. Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!
  10. Festive cheer… This sequel to 2009’s seasonal comedy sees the worlds of David Tennant, Joanna Page and Marc Wooton turned upside down by a Christmas choir competition.

  11. Silver Linings Playbook
  12. Mutual attraction… Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in David O Russell’s offbeat romantic comedy as two strangers drawn together as they attempt to get their lives back on track.

  13. Great Expectations
  14. Novel approach… Mike Newell reworks Dickens’ classic novel with Jeremy Irvine playing the role of orphan Pip, Helena Bonham Carter as spinster Miss Havisham and Ralph Fiennes as convict Magwitch.

  15. Argo
  16. Secret service… Ben Affleck directs and stars in this dramatisation of a real-life CIA mission to rescue six Americans trapped in Iran.

  17. End of Watch
  18. On patrol… Jake Gyllenhaal’s rule-bending LA cop tussles with a Mexican drug cartel in this fast-paced action thriller.

  19. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  20. Creature caper… This third instalment in the animated adventure franchise sees the charismatic zoo animals join a travelling circus as they step up their attempts to get home to the Big Apple.

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