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

  1. 2012
  2. Impending doom… A series of cataclysmic events plunge the world into chaos and threaten to destroy life on Earth in Roland Emmerich’s apocalyptic epic.


  3. A Christmas Carol
  4. Christmas spirits… Jim Carrey voices Ebenezer Scrooge, and several other characters, in this animated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic morality tale about an old miser. Bah! Humbug!

  5. Harry Brown
  6. Vigilante pensioner… Michael Caine plays an elderly ex-serviceman who takes the law into his own hands when his friend is brutally murdered by yobs.

  7. Up
  8. High flyers… A grumpy OAP and a lively eight-year-old become unlikely partners in a sky-high adventure in this uplifting Disney Pixar animation.

  9. The Men Who Stare at Goats
  10. Mind over matter… George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey star in this comedy drama about the supposed attempts of the US military forces to use psychic powers.

  11. Fantastic Mr Fox
  12. Animal magic… This stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book about a sly fox features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray.

  13. This Is It
  14. King of Pop… This fly-on-the-wall concert film stands as a tribute to the late Michael Jackson, documenting his rehearsals for his planned residency at London’s 02 Arena.

  15. The Fourth Kind
  16. The truth is out there… Purporting to be based on ‘actual events’, this thriller details incidences of the fourth kind of alien encounter – abduction.

  17. An Education
  18. Age gap… Written by Nick Horny, this British coming-of–age drama charts a teenage girls relationship with an older man.

  19. Jennifer’s Body
  20. Growing pains… Transformers star Megan Fox plays a possessed teenage serial killer in this American comedy horror.