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

1. About Time3-single_stars

Past love… British romcom king Richard Curtis helms this sci-fi-tinged romantic drama about a young man who, after discovering he can travel in time, tries to change his past to have a better future.


2. Riddick3-single_stars

Muscling in… Vin Diesel packs several punches as he steps back into the boots of skilled warrior Riddick, this time battling predatory aliens and bounty hunters on a desolate planet.

3. One Direction: This Is Us

What Makes Them Beautiful… Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock points his camera at X Factor alumni One Direction, charting their meteoric rise to fame and featuring footage of the band performing live.

4. We’re the Millers2-single_stars

Family front… This US comedy sees a stripper called Rose (Jennifer Aniston) recruited to be part of a fake family – the Millers – by a pot dealer who needs a respectable front to smuggle marijuana from Mexico.

5. Elysium4-single_stars

Space race… Matt Damon poses a muscular threat to Jodie Foster’s elite new world in this futuristic sci-fi thriller from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp.

6. Planes2-single_stars

Uplifting… This computer animated spin-off of Pixar’s Cars franchise follows a cropdusting plane as he battles his fear of heights to compete in an aerial race.

7. Pain & Gain3-single_stars

Big hitters… Michael Bay helms this crime comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as a bodybuilder and ex-con whose kidnapping scheme goes awry.

8. Despicable Me 23-single_stars

Holding out for a hero… Once-evil genius Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is reluctantly recruited by the Anti-Villain League to bring down a rival fiend in this sequel to 2010’s hit family animation.

9. Grown Ups 2

Adult humour… This comedy sequel sees old friends Lenny (Adam Sandler), Eric (Kevin James), Kurt (Chris Rock) and Marcus (David Spade) reunited for their kids riotous last day of school.

10. Monster’s University3-single_stars

Class act… Disney Pixar’s prequel to 2001’s hit animation Monsters, Inc. joins Mike and Sulley in their pre-professional-scaring university days.

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