Larry McCloskey


Cheryl Cole Cast In ‘Street Fighter: The Musical’

July 20, 2011
Cheryl Cole Cast In 'Street Fighter: The Musical'

The Big Screen can now reveal that Cheryl Cole has been cast in a musical reworking of 1994′s Street Fighter. Despite the fact that a director is still to be named and the script not yet written, Cheryl Cole has signed on to play the role of megalomaniac General M. Bison. Following a stuttering few...
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Tetsuya Nakashima’s ‘Confessions’

May 6, 2011
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By Larry McCloskey Confessions (告白 Kokuhaku) is another example to the world that the Far East has taken revenge cinema to a whole new level over the past decade. Following in the elaborate vengeful footsteps of Park Chan-Wook’s Vengeance Trilogy, Confessions sees a teacher exact her punishment on the two pupils responsible for the death of...
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Thing With Two Heads

April 28, 2011
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In some rooms men meet together to change the world. In others, they meet to produce some of the most gloriously awful B-Movie ideas of all time. With a concept to rival that of Surf Nazis Must Die! (1987) comes The Thing With Two Heads (1972). The film is a relatively simple idea that is easily...
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Dogtooth: A Review

April 22, 2011
Dogtooth: A Review

By Larry McCloskey Dogtooth is a modern nightmare basked in glorious Greek sunshine. It stealthily slid its way out of the independent cinemas last year and onto DVD. It also found itself nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars. The story is relatively uncomplicated. A pair of controlling parents isolates their children...
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Source Code: A Review

April 20, 2011
Source Code: A Review

By Larry McCloskey It has become all too popular in the last year to describe any action film with an ounce of intelligence as “Inception meets “. The quote is then plastered all over the poster of said film and the studio reaps the financial benefits of a misled audience. Luckily, the Source...
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Actors Against Gravity: No Reservations

April 19, 2011
Actors Against Gravity: No Reservations

Full marks to Catherine Zeta-Jones for overcoming the stigma that surrounds mental illness and announcing that she had been receiving treatment for bipolar disorder. Sadly her one time co-star Aaron Eckhart chooses to suffer in silence. The list of actors suffering from the Earth’s gravity continues to grow. The condition first diagnosed in Matthew...
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Matthew Leitch: The Man With The Recurring Face

April 14, 2011
Matthew Leitch: The Man With The Recurring Face

By Larry McCloskey Have you seen this man? Chances are you probably have even if you haven’t been looking for him. That would be because over the past 10 years he has worked alongside Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Ron Livingston and Wesley Snipes. His screen credits include The Dark Knight and Band of Brothers but...
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French Animators, Kanye West and Knee-jerk Reactions: Why “All Of The Lights” Is Not A Case Of Plagiarism

April 7, 2011
French Animators, Kanye West and Knee-jerk Reactions: Why “All Of The Lights” Is Not A Case Of Plagiarism

When the video for Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” hit the Internet it was almost guaranteed to cause controversy. The man never fails to achieve at least some outcry in everything he does. Within moments of it’s release, bloggers were at their keyboards claiming foul play on the part of the video’s director...
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Parlez-Vous Foreign?

March 17, 2011
Parlez-Vous Foreign?

It struck me immediately after seeing a trailer for The Next Three Days (2010) that it was remarkably similar to a movie released in cinemas almost 18 months earlier. A bit of quick research after arriving home confirmed suspicions that this film is one of an increasing number of “English language remakes”. But why remake...
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The Disappearance of Alice Creed: A Limerick Review

March 13, 2011
The Disappearance of Alice Creed: A Limerick Review

There once was a girl named Alice, Tied up all day she could not piss, Twists and turns occur, And sadly for her, The film is a bit hit and miss. Larry McCloskey is a writer for The Big Screen as well as a contributing author to A&E Playground. Contact the Author: LarryMcCloskey@ArtsandEntertainmentPlayground.com
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Animated Lookalikes of the Week: Stuart Broad and Willow Smith

March 13, 2011
Animated Lookalikes of the Week: Stuart Broad and Willow Smith

A few months after the release of Toy Story 3, England cricketer Stuart Broad was asked via Twitter whether he saw the resemblance between himself and Andy. To be honest it was not even a question that needed asking — the answer is clearly that Pixar had based Andy’s appearance on the blonde bombshell. Just have a...
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Movie Poster of the Week: ‘From Paris With Love’

March 4, 2011
Movie Poster of the Week: ‘From Paris With Love’

From Paris With Love does not look like it would be any good going by the poster. It contains a few flaws when inspecting it more closely. Rhys Meyers is looking as if he’s going at the leisurely pace of a turtle on death row on his side of the car. Travolta on the...
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