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Chloe Moretz & Paddy Considine In Talks For Black Listed Zombie Flick 'Maggie'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 10, 2012 7:49 PM
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Ugh. Zombies. While they've not quite overtaken vampires as far as omnipresence in multiplexes go, the last decade has seen a proliferation of pictures featuring the undead, from "28 Days Later" to "REC," and it shows no signs of letting up, with "The Walking Dead" proving a giant hit on cable, and both Jonathan Levine's zombie romance "Warm Bodies" and megabudget Brad Pitt vehicle "World War Z" due in 2013. Are we doomed to see the same old re-animated tropes over and over again until someone eats our brains? Or will someone be able to come up with a new take on the genre?

VIFF '11: Paddy Considine's Directorial Debut 'Tyrannosaur' An Uneven Portrait Of A Damaged Man

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • October 18, 2011 5:59 AM
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The opening scene of “Tyrannosaur” is a real belter. Through near whiplash-inducing cross cuts, we are introduced to a night in the life of Joseph (Peter Mullan) as he drinks heavily and stews with unfettered rage on a barstool (and back at home with a sawed-off wood baseball bat that looks like a leftover from the “Gangs of New York” props department). Then he does something really awful: he kills his dog. He doesn’t necessarily try to do this; it’s more the product of his excessive drinking, nasty temper and hateful, cynical outlook on the world. But he still did it, and the audience will never forget this for the remainder of the film.

Review: Direct-To-DVD 'Blitz' Falls Somewhere In The Middle Of The Jason Statham Spectrum

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 4, 2011 2:33 AM
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The world of “Blitz” is made up almost entirely of cops. On this cop planet, where the occasional child wanders into trouble and eventually is saved by said cops, these 9-to-5ers struggle to pay bills, worry about pensions, and operate from dingy, drab boardrooms. There’s a stark contrast between the ratty, dilapidated apartments where they live and the pristine, glassy office of a police psychologist. Most of these men and women are punching a clock, and seem too far down the food chain to change anything about this.

Watch: Harrowing First Trailer Unveiled For Paddy Considine's 'Tyrannosaur'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 25, 2011 2:23 AM
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Perhaps catalysed by Jeff Wells' passionate appeal for marketing to commence on the film, with a post titled "Terrence Malick Of Trailer-Cutting," the first trailer for Paddy Considine's directorial debut "Tyrannosaur" has finally been unveiled.

Lovely One-Sheet Arrives For Paddy Considine's 'Tyrannosaur'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 1, 2011 6:30 AM
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As big fans of the actor from his work in films as diverse as "Dead Man's Shoes," "In America," "The Bourne Ultimatum," "My Summer of Love," "Hot Fuzz" and, most recently, "Submarine," we've been hugely intrigued by "Tyrannosaur," the upcoming directorial debut from actor Paddy Considine. The film, an extrapolation of his BAFTA-winning short "Dog Altogether," premiered at Sundance to strong reviews, and we've had an eye on the film ever since.

Paddy Considine To Write & Direct Ghost Story 'The Leaning' For His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2011 9:26 AM
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Paddy Considine is a longtime character actor who really deserves some bigger exposure. He's disappeared into roles in a number of solid films including "In America," "Cinderella Man," "Hot Fuzz," "The Bourne Ultimatum" and more. Any time he appears on screen it's like we've never seen him before, but the actor is already taking the talent he's long displayed in front of the camera behind it. He's hitting Sundance this year with his debut feature, "Tyrannosaur." Starring Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman, the film chronicles the relationship between a violence-fuelled man in search of redemption, and a woman who works in a Christian charity shop. Some harrowing stuff. But Considine already has his eyes on his next picture, and it's a bit of a gear change.

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