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

  1. War Horse
  2. Emotional hurdles… Steven Spielberg holds the reins of this war epic, based on the Michael Morpurgo novel of the same name, which charts the bond between a man and the horse he tamed and trained.


  3. Haywire
  4. Firing line… Steven Soderbergh’s action thriller about a deadly assassin seeking revenge on her betrayers boasts an all-star cast, including Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor and Antonio Banderas.

  5. Underworld: Awakening
  6. Long in the tooth… Kate Beckinsale is back in black as vampire warrior Selene in this continuation of the fantasy franchise.

  7. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  8. 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.

  9. The Iron Lady
  10. Political maneuvering… Meryl Streep gets under the skin of former British PM Margaret Thatcher in this Phyllida Lloyd-directed biopic.

  11. The Sitter
  12. Responsible adult..? Jonah Hill gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to look after the kids next door in this comedy from Pineapple Express director, David Gordon Green.

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

  15. The Artist
  16. Silence is golden… This black-and-white French romance focuses on a fading silent film male star and a rising actress – plus a scene-stealing dog!

  17. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  18. 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.

  19. Puss in Boots
  20. 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.

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