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

  1. Avatar
  2. 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.

  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks : The Squeakquel
  4. Critter comforts… Singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore hope to save a school’s music department by winning a ‘Battle of the Bands’ – but will rival singing chipmunks, The Chipettes, steal their thunder?

  5. Edge of Darkness
  6. Secrets and lies… Mel Gibson stars in this thriller about a detective who uncovers a series of political conspiracies while investigating the murder of his activist daughter.


  7. Sherlock Holmes
  8. Partners in crime… Sleuth Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and stalwart sidekick Watson (Jude Law) are on the trail of a serial killer who appears to have risen from the dead in Guy Ritchie’s period thriller.

  9. It’s Complicated
  10. Three’s a crowd… This romantic comedy sees Jane (Meryl Streep) begin an affair with her married ex-huband (Alec Baldwin) while simultaneously getting closer to a lovelorn architect (Steve Martin). It’s complicated!

  11. Up In the Air
  12. Frequent flyer… George Clooney racks up the air miles as a man who travels around America to conduct staff layoffs for cowardly bosses. Will he follow his heart after making an unexpected connection with a fellow traveler?

  13. Toy Story 2
  14. Plastic fantastic… Re-released in 3D, this 1999 animated sequel sees Buzz and friends on a daring mission to rescue Woody, who has been stolen by a toy collector.

  15. The Book of Eli
  16. Special delivery… Denzel Washington stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller about a lone man who fights his way across America to deliver a sacred book to its final destination.

  17. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
  18. Growing pains… Having suffered numerous setbacks and hardships, an obese teen enrols in an alternative school in the hope of taking her life in a new direction.

  19. Daybreakers
  20. Once bitten… After a plague transforms much of the world’s population into vampires, a blood specialist works with a covert group of human survivors on a cure for vampirism.

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