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

  1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  2. Long in the tooth… When vampire Edward turns his back on Bella, the heartbroken teenager finds comfort in her deepening friendship with werewolf Jacob.


  3. 2012
  4. 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.

  5. A Christmas Carol
  6. 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!

  7. Harry Brown
  8. 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.

  9. Up
  10. 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.

  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. The Men Who Stare at Goats
  14. 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.

  15. A Serious Man
  16. Midlife crisis… This comedy-drama from the Coen brothers follows a hapless Jewish physics professor as his life begins to unravel.

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

  19. The Informant!
  20. Tattletale… Matt Damon plays a bipolar whistleblower who exposes his company’s price-fixing tactics in this offbeat comedy drama.