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

1. The Wolf of Wall Street4-single_stars

Money talks… Leonardo DiCaprio flashes the cash in Martin Scorsese’s black comedy take on the true story of a high-earning, fast-living stockbroker.


2. 12 Years a Slave5_single_stars

Fight for freedom… Steve McQueen’s historical drama charts the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a black man who is abducted and sold into slavery in pre-Civil War America

3. That Awkward Moment

Heart of the matter… This raunchy comedy sees Zac Efron struggling to stick to the pact he made with his pals to live a commitment-free life when he encounters the woman of his dreams.

4. I, Frankenstein

Monster mash… Mary Shelley’s gothic ‘monster’ (Aaron Eckhart) lumbers back into life in this action fantasy, finding himself caught in a centuries-old war between supernatural beings. 

5. Frozen4-single_stars

Cold front… Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel provide the voices of two sisters torn apart by icy magic in Disney’s chilly animation.

6. Lone Survivor

Man on a mission… Mark Wahlberg fights for his life in this action-thriller as a US Navy Seal surrounded and outnumbered on a dangerous and ill-fated mission in Afghanistan.   

7. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit3-single_stars

Secret service… Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst gets another feature-length outing – this time around he’s played by Chris Pine and is tasked with thwarting a Russian plot to crash the US economy.

8. American Hustle5_single_stars

Serial scamming… David O Russell’s con-artist caper sees Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence drawn together in a world of organised crime and political corruption.

9. Inside Llewyn Davis5_single_stars

Pitch perfect… Joel and Ethan Coen set out to hit the right notes with their comedy drama about a young singer trying to make a name for himself in the folk scene of 1960’s New York.

10. August: Osage County3-single_stars

Family matters… Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts clash as acid-tongued mother and strong-willed daughter pulled back under the same roof by a family crisis.

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