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.

  3. Megamind
  4. Holding out for a hero… Will Ferrell and Tina Fey are among the stars who lend their voices to this DreamWorks animation about a supervillain who defeats his nemesis only to find life pointless without a foe to fight.


  5. Unstoppable
  6. Off the rails… This action thriller follows two men (Denzel Washington and Chris Pine) as they set about stopping a runaway freight train. Think Speed – with a train.

  7. Due Date
  8. 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.

  9. Monsters
  10. In the zone… Directed by former BBC special effects whiz Gareth Edwards, this Britsh sci-fi film follows a journalist and tourist through an alien-infested zone in Mexico.

  11. The American
  12. Target practice… George Clooney finds himself in the firing line as an assassin hiding out in Italy for one last assignment.

  13. London Boulevard
  14. Criminal connection… Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell star in this London-set crime drama about a reclusive actress who is drawn to a recently released criminal.

  15. Despicable Me
  16. 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.

  17. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  18. Novel approach… The adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millennium triology concludes with anti-heroine Lisbeth recovering in hospital and awaiting trial for three murders.

  19. The Warrior’s Way
  20. Fight or flight… This action fantasy follows a warrior, who flees to a dilapidated town in the American West after refusing a murderous mission.

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