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

1. Slumdog Millionaire

Hot seat… Questions are asked when a teen orphan from the slums of Mumbai makes it to the final rounds of India’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

2. Valkyrie

Blast from the past… Tom Cruise heads the cast of this fact-based thriller about an attempt to assassinate Hitler during World War Two.


3. Revolutionary Road

Marriage of inconvenience… Set in the mid-50s and based on the book of the same name, this domestic drama stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as a married couple determined to break out of their suburban rut.

4. My Bloody Valentine 3D

History repeating itself… A man (Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles) returns to his hometown ten years after a grisly massacre drove him away – and discovers a copycat killer is on the loose.

5. Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Canine caper… A pampered pooch (voiced by Drew Barrymore) gets lost in Mexico and relies on her friends to help her get home.

6. Seven Pounds

Guilt trip… Will Smith plays a man tormented by the role he played in a tragic accident. He sets out to redeem himself by helping seven strangers.

7. Bride Wars

Marriage mayhem… Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway do battle as best friends who are scheduled to hold their respective weddings on the same day.

8. Role Models

Growing old disgracefully… Two reckless salesmen are ordered to mentor some wayward children.

9. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Neighbours from hell… The third instalment in the fantasy franchise explores the origins of the war between vampires and werewolves.

10. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Songs for lovers… Newly-single Nick and wary teen Norah discover they have a shared taste in music and embark on a night of adventure in New York.