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

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  2. It’s a kind of magic… In the first part of the last instalment in the blockbusting franchise, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their arduous mission to find and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes. Expecto darkness and danger at every turn.

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  3. Due Date
  4. 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.

  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. Skyline
  8. Lights alive… An alien force uses pretty lights to lure silly human folk to their destruction in this derivative sci-fi flick.

  9. Jackass 3D
  10. 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.

  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. Alpha and Omega
  14. 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.

  15. Guzaarish
  16. Heart of the matter… This Hindi drama follows a magician, left paralysed after a botched trick, who petitions a court for the right to end his life.

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

  19. Another Year
  20. 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.

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