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

  1. The Dictator
  2. Desperate despot… Borat and Bruno star Sacha Baron Cohen mixes comedy and controversy again in his latest big-screen outing, this time as the tyrant Admiral General Aladeen.


  3. Avengers Assemble
  4. Team effort… Joss Whedon unites some of Marvel’s most noteworthy superheroes to save Earth from a deadly onslaught launched by Thor’s adoptive brother, Loki.

  5. Dark Shadows
  6. Grave tidings… Serial collaborators Tim Burton and Johnny Depp join forces again for this camp vamp fantasy about a 200-year-old bloodsucker and his dysfunctional descendants.

  7. American Pie: Reunion
  8. Last slice… Nine years on from their last big-screen outing, the original American Pie characters get together for a raucous school reunion. Expect sexual shenanigans and drunken debauchery.

  9. The Raid
  10. Fierce fighting… This manic martial arts action movie from Indonesia sees a SWAT team engage in a brutal battle with the henchmen of a drugs baron.

  11. Beauty and the Beast
  12. Tale as old as time… Disney’s beloved 1991 animation, charting the unlikely relationship between plucky Belle and the cursed Beast, returns to cinema screens in 3D.

  13. The Lucky One
  14. Good fortune… Taylor Schilling is the object of Zac Efron’s affection in this romantic drama about a US marine searching for the woman he believes was his good luck charm during his tour of duty in Iraq.

  15. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  16. Novel approach… Paul Torday’s novel about a fisheries expert asked to find a way of introducing fly-fishing to the desert gets a big screen reworking with Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.

  17. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
  18. Plunderful animation… Desperate to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) leads his crew on a mission to bag more booty than his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz.

  19. Safe
  20. Handle with care… Action film staple Jason Statham packs a punch in this high-octane thriller as a former cage fighter tasked with protecting a prized math prodigy from the Triads, the Russian mob and corrupt NYPD cops.

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