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

  1. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  2. Secret service… Tom Cruise scales dizzying heights in the latest instalment of his action franchise, this time directed by The Incredibles helmer Brad Bird.


  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  4. Novel approach… Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s bestselling crime thriller gets a second adaptation, with central characters Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander this time played by Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.

  5. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  6. Mind games… Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles as sleuthing duo Sherlock Homes and Dr John Watson, who face a battle of wits with their most cunning adversary, Professor Moriarty.

  7. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  8. Creature comfort… This family comedy sees the chirpy Chipmunks and The Chipettes stranded on a tropical island – which may not be as deserted as it first seems.

  9. Puss in Boots
  10. Feline funny… This Shrek spin-off prequel joins the titular fearless feline – and a ragtag assortment of friends – on an adventure prior to his first encounter with everyone’s favourite big-screen ogre.

  11. New Year’s Eve
  12. Resolutions… Directed by Pretty Woman-helmer Garry Marshall, this star-studded romcom depicts the romantic entanglements of several people on the last night of the year.

  13. Arthur Christmas
  14. Festive fun… Santa’s son, Arthur (voiced by James McAvoy), takes charge of his father’s sophisticated delivery operation for an urgent mission of his own.

  15. Hugo
  16. Unlocking the past… Set in 1930s Paris, Martin Scorsese’s fantasy adventure sees a young orphan set out to unravel a personal mystery.

  17. Happy Feet Two
  18. Dancing on ice… The sequel to 2006’s toe-tapping animation sees dancing penguin Mumble’s son struggling to find his own true talent – in the face of a new threat to the penguin population!

  19. Don 2
  20. Crime time… This Bollywood action thriller sequel sees international gangster Don set on becoming king of the European underworld.

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