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. The Princess and the Frog
  4. Wet kiss… Set in the lively French Quarter of New Orleans in the Twenties, this traditional 2D Disney animation charts the fortunes – and misfortunes – of hardworking young waitress Tiana after her fateful kiss with a prince who has been turned into a frog.

  5. Astro Boy
  6. Robot wars… Loosely based on the Japanese manga series of the same name, this futuristic animation follows a young robot with incredible powers, who attempts to save the planet from an alien attack.


  7. Invictus
  8. United front… Clint Eastwood’s biographical drama, based on Nelson Mandela’s first term as South African President, stars Morgan Freeman as the iconic leader and Matt Damon as the captain of the South African rugby team.

  9. Sherlock Holmes
  10. 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.

  11. Edge of Darkness
  12. 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.

  13. Youth in Revolt
  14. Girl trouble… Teenage outcast Nick Twisp (Juno star Michael Cera) adopts a new identity in the hope of wooing the girl of his dreams.

  15. Alvin and the Chipmunks : The Squeakquel
  16. 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?

  17. It’s Complicated
  18. 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!

  19. Up In the Air
  20. 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?

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