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

  1. Saw 3D
  2. Bloody games… The seventh instalment of the horror franchise follows a group of Jigaw survivors as they find themselves, yet again, at the centre of a series of twisted and brutal ‘games’.

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  3. Despicable Me
  4. Melt in the middle… Steve Carell voices the character of Gru in this family animation about a supervillain whose encounter with three orphaned girls (eventually) melts his cold heart.

  5. Paranormal Activity 2
  6. Fright night… The supernatural prequel to Oren Peli’s wildly successful 2009 chiller sees a family terrorised by sinister goings-on in their home. It’s like the first, only with some more people.

  7. Red
  8. Back in action… Bruce Willis heads a cast that includes Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren in this action-comedy about old people with guns.

  9. The Social Network
  10. Status update… David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) helms this drama about the trials and tribulations of the founding of Facebook.

  11. Burke and Hare
  12. Dead funny… John Landis helms this black comedy about two men (Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis), who are tasked with supplying a medical school with cadavers, but run out of bodies.

  13. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
  14. Hooters… Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) directs this beautifully animated fantasy adventure in which a young owl goes in search of good owls to battle bad owls.

  15. Alpha and Omega
  16. Howlers… This animated adventure follows two wolves (voiced by Justin Long and Hayden Panettiere) at opposite ends of their pack’s social order, who must find their way home together after being snatched by a ranger.

  17. The Kids Are All Right
  18. Modern family… Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo star in this comedy-drama about a lesbian couple, their chidlren, and the sperm donor who fathered them.

  19. Vampires Suck
  20. Pain in the neck… The team behind Hollywood spoofs Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans turn their attention to the Twilight films in this poorly-received pastiche.

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