Small Screen – this week’s top ten DVDs…

  1. Skyfall
  2. Mission in action… Bond is back in action – and a well-tailored suit – in this Sam Mendes-helmed instalment in the super-spy franchise. This time 007’s loyalty is put to the test as M’s past comes back to haunt her.

  3. Argo
  4. Secret service… Ben Affleck directs and stars in this dramatisation of a real-life CIA mission to rescue six Americans trapped in Iran.

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  5. Hope Springs
  6. Heart of the matter… Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones star in this gentle comedy about a middle-aged couple hoping to revive their waning marriage.

  7. Taken 2
  8. Hostage situation… This action thriller sequel sees Liam Neeson packing yet more punches as retired CIA operative Bryan Mills, who this time must protect his loved ones during a family holiday in Istanbul.

  9. Gambit
  10. Art attack… A British art curator (Colin Firth) ropes a rodeo queen (Cameron Diaz) into helping him pull off a scam on his bullish boss in this Coen Brothers farce.

  11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  12. Brits abroad… A group of pensioners – played by an all-star line up of British acting talent that includes Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy – embark on a new life in India in this uplifting comedy.

  13. X-Men: First Class
  14. Early days… The formative years of a host of Marvel mutants are explored in this spin-off from the sci-fi franchise.

  15. Paranormal Activity 4
  16. Nightmare scenario… The jumps-and-chills franchise delivers yet more bumps-in-the-night scares as a suburban family witnesses unnerving events in their neighbourhood when a woman and mysterious child move in.

  17. The Hunger Games
  18. Survival of the fittest… This action-adventure fantasy adaptation of Suzanne Collins bestselling novel sees Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) pitted against other youngsters in a televised battle to the death.

  19. The Lucky One
  20. 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.

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