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

  1. Oz the Great and Powerful
  2. Not in Kansas anymore… Sam Raimi takes James Franco on a trip along the Yellow Brick Road in this prequel to 1939’s classic fantasy adventure The Wizard of Oz, exploring the origins of the eponymous figure.


  3. Side Effects
  4. Pill popping…. Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller sees a troubled young woman (Rooney Mara) prescribed an experimental drug – with devastating consequences.

  5. Wreck-It Ralph
  6. Out of the game… Disney’s latest animation, which follows the misadventures of an arcade game villain as he bids to become a hero, features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch.

  7. Parker
  8. Unlikely alliance… Jason Statham pairs up with Jennifer Lopez in this heist thriller about a career criminal seeking revenge on his double-crossing former cohorts.

  9. Mama
  10. Family ties… Guillermo del Toro presents this supernatural chiller that tells the tale of the spooky goings-on when two orphaned, feral children are taken in by their uncle and his girlfriend (Jessica Chastain).

  11. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  12. Any witch way… The classic tale gets a new twist as the titular siblings (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) set about ridding the world of witches all over the world.

  13. The Guilt Trip
  14. Mum’s the word… A widowed mother (Barbara Streisand) and her son (Seth Rogen) embark on an eye-opening cross-country road trip in this American comedy-drama.

  15. Safe Haven
  16. Heart of the matter… A young woman (Julianne Hough) arrives in a small North Carolina town, where her bond with a widower (Josh Duhamel) looks set to be rocked by a dark secret from her past.

  17. A Good Day to Die Hard
  18. Explosive personality… Action franchise favourite Bruce Willis returns as wisecracking John McClane, who this time travels to Russia to help his estranged son, Jack, but soon becomes embroiled in a terrorist plot.

  19. Les Misérables
  20. Dreamed a dream… Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman sing for their supper in this feature-length reworking of the popular stage musical, based on Victor Hugo’s classic story.

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