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

  1. Due Date
  2. Special delivery… The director of The Hangover hits the road again with this comedy about a stranded father-to-be, Peter (Robert Downey Jr.) who is forced to hitch a ride with an aspiring actor (Zach Galifianakis) in a desperate bid to make it to his child’s birth.


  3. Jackass 3D
  4. Cunning stunts… Johnny Knoxville and his band of merry men fill the screen with their elaborate pranks and hair-brained antics in the third movie outing of their MTV series spin-off.

  5. Despicable Me
  6. 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.

  7. Saw 3D
  8. 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’.

  9. Paranormal Activity 2
  10. 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.

  11. Red
  12. 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.

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

  15. Let Me In
  16. Fresh blood… Based on the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In and the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist, this chilling adaptation (of an adaptation) tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who befriends a vampire.

  17. Another Year
  18. Seasons change… This already Oscar-tipped ensemble drama from Mike Leigh spends a year in the company of happily married couple, Tom and Gerri, and their less-than-happy friends.

  19. Burke and Hare
  20. 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.

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