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

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. Novel approach… This action-adventure fantasy adaptation of Suzanne Collins bestselling novel sees Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) pitted against other youngsters in a televised battle to the death.

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  3. 21 Jump Street
  4. Back to school… Based on the 1980s TV series of the same name, this buddy-cop comedy sees underachieving officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) tasked with blending in as pupils at a local high school in order to bring down a drugs ring.

  5. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  6. Brits abroad… A group of pensioners – played by an all-star line up of British acting talent that includes Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy – embark on a new life in India in this uplifting comedy.

  7. The Devil Inside
  8. Spirit levels… This found-footage supernatural shocker follows a young woman who encounters creepy nuns and unfeasible levels of flexibility as she becomes involved in a series of unauthorised exorcisms.

  9. We Bought a Zoo
  10. Creature comforts… Matt Damon works with animals and Scarlett Johansson in this comedy-drama about a recently-widowed dad-of-two who throws himself into renovating and reopening a dilapidated zoo.

  11. Contraband
  12. Cash in hand… There’s trouble in store for Mark Wahlberg as his character in this action thriller is drawn into smuggling counterfeit money out of Panama.

  13. John Carter
  14. Out of this world… Disney’s fantasy epic follows the titular American Civil War veteran as he discovers that the survival of planet Barsoom, to which he is mysteriously transported, and its inhabitants rests in his hands.

  15. Act of Valor
  16. Mission improbable… Real-life Navy SEALs act out a fictionalised mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

  17. The Woman In Black
  18. Spooked… Things go bump in the night for Daniel Radcliffe in this horror-thriller about an Edwardian solicitor who travels to a remote village where the locals are terrorised by an unknown entity.

  19. The Muppets
  20. It’s time to play the music… Jim Henson’s colourful characters reunite to save their old theatre from demolition in this big-screen comedy.

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