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

  1. The King’s Speech
  2. Royal appointment… Colin Firth leads the cast of this period drama about the unorthodox relationship between King George VI and the speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) set on helping him to overcome his debilitating stammer.


  3. 127 Hours
  4. Survivor… James Franco is driven to extreme measures in Danny Boyle’s take on the true story of a mountain climber who was trapped by a boulder in an isolated canyon for more than five days in 2003.

  5. Little Fockers
  6. Family ties… The Fockers franchise continues as nurse Greg (Ben Stiller), now a father of twins, goes all out to prove to sceptical father-in-law Jack (Robert De Niro) that he’s capable of becoming the family’s next patriarch.

  7. Gulliver’s Travels
  8. Towering figure… This retelling of the classic Jonathan Swift tale sees Jack Black stepping into the sizeable shoes of Lemuel Gulliver, a wannabe travel writer who finds himself stranded on an island occupied by microscopic people.

  9. The Next Three Days
  10. Jail break… Russell Crowe stars in this Paul Haggis thriller as a man determined to break his wife, who has been accused of murder, out of jail.

  11. Love and Other Drugs
  12. Close encounters… Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway get up close and personal in this offbeat romantic drama about a couple whose evolving relationship takes them both by surprise.

  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  14. 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.

  15. Tron: Legacy
  16. Cyber space… This sci-fi sequel follows 27-year-old Sam Flynn as he’s pulled into the dangerous digital world in which his father, Kevin (Jeff Bridges), has been trapped for 25 years.

  17. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  18. Open water… The fantasy series continues with this third C.S. Lewis adaptation and this time Pevensie siblings Lucy and Edmund are joined by their cousin Eustace on a watery adventure.

  19. Season of the Witch
  20. Swords and sorcery… This fantasy adventure sees Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman as two knights charged with transporting a girl accused of being a witch to a remote monastery.

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