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

  1. Les Misérables
  2. Dreamed a dream… Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman sing for their supper in this feature-length reworking of the popular stage musical, based on Victor Hugo’s classic story.


  3. Django Unchained
  4. Wild west… A freed slave joins forces with a German bounty hunter as he seeks to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner in Quentin Tarantino’s sharpshooting Western revenge thriller.

  5. Life of Pi
  6. Novel approach… Ang Lee brings Yann Martel’s bestselling novel about a young boy cast adrift with a Bengal tiger to life.

  7. The Impossible
  8. Swept away… Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts play a holidaying couple caught up in the Asian tsunami of 2004 in this dramatic account of that devastating true-life event.

  9. Gangster Squad
  10. Mob rule… Ryan Gosling’s police sergeant takes charge of a secret squad of officers in a bid to bring down a ruthless mob king (Sean Penn) in this period crime thriller from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.

  11. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  12. Amazing adventure… Peter Jackson journeys back to Middle Earth to helm this big-budget adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale about the extraordinary quest of an unassuming hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman).

  13. Monsters, Inc. 3D
  14. Bump in the night… Disney Pixars’s 2001 animation following the antics of ‘scarer’ Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking assistant Mike (Billy Crystal) gets a 3D re-release, ahead of a feature-length prequel, due out later this year.

  15. Quartet
  16. On song… Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins and Billy Connolly hit the right notes as four aging opera singers brought together at a home for retired musicians.

  17. Jack Reacher
  18. Man on a mission… Tom Cruise fires on all cylinders in this action-thriller about a former military cop who sets out to uncover the truth when a gunman shoots dead five civilians in a crowded city.

  19. Parental Guidance
  20. Family matters… Billy Crystal and Bette Midler get a rude awakening in this family comedy as grandparents with traditional values called upon to look after their three headstrong grandchildren.

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