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The Heart Guy TV Review (aka ‘Doctor Doctor’)

A little bit Northern Exposure and a little bit Doc Martin, The Heart Guy (Doctor Doctor in its native Australia) is another entrant in the “talented Doctor forced to tend to small town rubes” genre. Much as it may seem that we wouldn’t need another run at such a pinpoint premise, it turns out that we may need a few more, because it apparently can’t miss.

The uniqueness to the spin here is that our Australian heart surgeon, Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser), is put on the Impaired Registrants List after his party lifestyle takes an ugly turn, and he has to serve a year as a Gp in a rural area as his punishment. The kicker is that he is assigned to his own hometown, which means he gets to see a lot of his parents and his ex-girlfriend, Charlie (Nicole de Silva), who is now married to his brother,
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Shooting underway in Perth on sci-fi Love You Twice

  • IF.com.au
Principal photography has begun in Perth on John V. Soto.s (The Reckoning, Needle) latest sci-fi drama Love You Twice.

Jacqueline McKenzie (The Water Diviner, Deep Blue Sea, The 4400) stars as the lead, alongside Myles Pollard (Drift, The Turning), Hayley McElhinney (The Babadook), Shannon Berry (Hunters) and Ryan Panizza. Ben Mortley (Lantana) is a new addition to the cast and will play the role of .Regg., a scientist.

Soto is directing and co-wrote Love You Twice with author Michael White (Equinox, The Medici Secret). It follows a particle physicist (McKenzie) grieving over the loss of her husband who uses a revolutionary invention to bring him back, with dire consequences for their family.

Love You Twice is a Filmscope Entertainment and Convergence Productions film. Soto is producing with Deidre Kitcher, while executive producers are Malcolm and Kate Rudd, Coppelia Tingley, Pauline Chan and Gia Zhang RenJie.

The film has a
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Doctor Doctor renewed for second season

  • IF.com.au
Doctor Doctor.

After only two weeks on air, Essential Media.s Doctor Doctor has been renewed by the Nine Network for a second season. . The cast of Rodger Corser (Hugh), Nicole da Silva (Charlie) Steve Bisley (Jim), Ryan Johnson (Matt), Tina Bursill (Meryl), Hayley McElhinney (Penny), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Aoife), Matt Castley (Ajax), Chloe Bayliss (Hayley), Charles Wu (Ken) and Belinda Bromilow (Betty) will all be back for season two... . .We are delighted with how Australian audiences have fallen in love with Doctor Doctor, an incredible cast and a story full of heart. We are looking forward to working with Essential Media and Entertainment on series two,. said Nine.s heads of drama, Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan, in a joint statement. . Essential Media.s Ian Collie said he loved how the national audience had taken to Doctor Doctor.

"It.s a show with heart and smarts and [we're] thrilled that Nine
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Nine, Essential Media series Doctor Doctor in pre-production

  • IF.com.au
Roger Corser.

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Filming is set to start on Nine's new drama Doctor Doctor, starring Roger Corser.

The series is now in pre-production by Essential Media & Entertainment, with executive producers Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney from the Nine Network and producers Ian Collie, Claudia Karvan and Tony McNamara from Essential Media & Entertainment..

Filming will commence in April in Sydney and country Nsw.

Doctor Doctor will also star Nicole da Silva, Ryan Johnson, Hayley McElhinney, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Tina Bursill, Chloe Bayliss and Dave Eastgate..

The series follows Hugh Knight (Corser from Underbelly, Rush, Puberty Blues), a rising star in the heart surgery ranks..

He is gifted, charming, infallible, a hedonist who — due to his sheer talent — believes he can live outside the rules..

But his 'work hard, play harder' philosophy is about to come back and bite him. .

In a joint statement, Nine.s Heads of Drama, Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan,
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The Babadook | Blu-ray Review

  • ioncinema
Jennifer Kent’s disturbing directorial debut The Babadook arrives on Blu-ray this week, scoring some of the most critically acclaimed notices ever for a recent psychological horror film. With The Exorcist director William Friedkin’s glowing praise splashed over the front and back cover, proclaiming that he has “never seen a more terrifying film,” and that it will “scare the hell out of you as it did me,” (horror master Stephen King also submits his stamp of approval), Kent’s film has reached a level of unprecedented cultural saturation since premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Though pulling in a surprisingly paltry sum at the domestic box office in Australia, foreign markets embraced the film, including in France, the UK, and the Us, bringing its worldwide box office to just under five million.

Satisfying genre films are generally few and far between these days, so it’s with absolute delight
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'The Babadook' Steals Christmas in Animated Holiday Video

  • MovieWeb
'The Babadook' Steals Christmas in Animated Holiday Video
With less than one week left until Christmas Day, everyone seems to be in the holiday spirit, even an evil presence like The Babadook. To celebrate in true Babadook fashion, IFC Films has released a special animated video, dubbed "How The Babadook Stole Christmas," which may not be appropriate for younger viewers. However, if you're in need of some twisted yuletide fun, then this video should be right up your alley, especially since this thriller from first-time filmmaker Jennifer Kent is one of the most frightening movies you may see all year.

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her 'out of control' 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel's dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called The Babadook turns up at their house,
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The Babadook Movie Review (Savannah Film Festival)

  • ShockYa
The Babadook Movie Review (Savannah Film Festival)
Title: The Babadook Director: Jennifer Kent Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Tim Purcell and Hayley McElhinney Conquering your fears to fully achieve your goals can at times be a more terrifying journey than whatever obstacles are placed in your way. Jennifer Kent, who made her feature film writing and directorial debuts with the new horror thriller, ‘The Babadook,’ powerfully overcame the challenges she faced while making the movie independently, and her strong will captivatingly carried into her resilient characters. While the movie, which kicked off the After Dark screenings section of the 2014 Savannah Film Festival, features enthralling mother and son protagonists who initially appeared to be naïve as they [ Read More ]

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Exclusive Interview with Director Jennifer Kent for ‘The Babadook’

  • LRM Online
Just saying Babadook can gives any viewer the chills.

From IFC Midnight, “The Babadook” is a truly scary film about a mythical creature leaping out of a children’s story to haunt a mother and her son.

Here’s the synopsis:

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her 'out of control' 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel's dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called 'The Babadook' turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he's been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son's behavior, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of
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‘The Imitation Game’ Will Stuff Theaters This Holiday Weekend – Specialty Box Office Preview

  • Deadline
‘The Imitation Game’ Will Stuff Theaters This Holiday Weekend – Specialty Box Office Preview
The Weinstein Company’s The Imitation Game is the big kid on the block among this holiday weekend’s batch of newcomers. The title is following in the footsteps of past TWC heavyweights The King’s Speech and The Artist, both of which opened to solid box office numbers and eventually scored Oscars for Best Picture. The distributor is expecting good numbers for Imitation Game over the Thanksgiving frame. IFC Films’ horror pic The Babadook has some good buzz heading into the weekend, though it might show its biggest heft via VOD with its day-and-date rollout. Remote Area Medical is one of those films one hopes everyone will see. Timed perfectly for this time of the year’s focus on thanks and giving, the documentary shows the underbelly of America’s healthcare crisis by way of people who provide free medical services to needy people in pop-up clinics around the country.
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The Babadook review

  • Den of Geek
From Australia comes what is possibly the most scary and well made horror film in years. Here's Ryan's review of The Babadook...

A good horror film offers the kind of entertaining shocks you’d expect from a ghost train ride. A great horror film brings depth, subtext and character as well jolts of terror - they leave us with something that lingers and makes us shudder long after the cinema’s closed for the night. Australian chiller The Babadook undoubtedly falls into the latter category.

Australian writer and director Jennifer Kent’s film is told largely from the tired, wan perspective of Amilia (Essie Davis), a mother who lost her husband in a car accident just under seven years earlier. That fateful crash occurred while Amilia was being driven to hospital to have her son, Sam (Noah Wiseman), meaning that his birthday has a sad dual significance.

Still grieving her loss,
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New Clip from The Babadook

  • DailyDead
While horror fans in the Us have to wait until November 27th for The Babadook, those in the UK get to see it on October 24th and we have a new UK clip where Amelia receives a disturbing call.

“Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him.

But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her,
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The Babadook Official Trailer is Creepy

Check out the official trailer for The Babadook The film will open in theaters and VOD on November 28 2014. The story The Babadook follows a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband battles with her sons fear of a monster lurking in the house but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. The film is directed and written by Jennifer Kent and stars Essie Davis Noah Wiseman Daniel Henshall Hayley McElhinney Barbara West and Ben Winspear.
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New Trailer for The Babadook

  • DailyDead
“It’s just a book. It can’t hurt you.” But Amelia doesn’t realize that Mister Babadook is a far cry from the vibrant tales of Dr. Seuss. The monster in Mister Babadook is real, and Amelia’s six-year-old son Samuel knows it’s coming for them in the new trailer for The Babadook that shows mother and son facing a creature that would be right at home in the boogeyman’s nightmares.

“Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about.
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The Babadook Spooks Out New UK Quad Poster

The nightmarish babadook will be haunting UK dreamers next month just in time for the Halloween season. 'The Babadook' is the new Jennifer Kent directed chiller which opens in UK theatres on 24 October. And to help escort the release to its theatrical opening this newly revealed quad poster has arrived full of terrifying quotations! The Aussie horror feature stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Benjamin Winspear, Cathy Adamek and Craig Behenna. Head below to the check out the poster....
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New Poster Pops Up for The Babadook

  • Dread Central
Believe the hype, fiends. The Babadook (review) is an easy contender for horror film of the year. On tap right now is some new poster art courtesy of Empire.

Look for the critically acclaimed spookshow Stateside on November 28th and in the UK on October 24th.

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, the film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear.

Synopsis

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her "out of control" 6-year-old, Samuel (Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

When a disturbing storybook called "The Babadook" turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control
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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Review – The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook, 2014

Directed by Jennifer Kent

Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West and Tim Purcell

Synopsis:

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

It’s a nightmare on Ramsey Street in this twisted and tormenting horror from first-time feature director Jennifer Kent. Funded mostly by Kickstarter and based off a short film she made, The Babadook is a frankly terrifying experience that plays with expectations and leads you down paths you didn’t think possible.

Single parent and widow Amelia is struggling with her six-year old Samuel as he is constantly keeping her up at night, scared that monsters will attack them both while he sleeps. During one of his frequent night terrors, the pair read a mysterious book called Mister Babadook,
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It's Storytime With The Babadook!

I'm not sure if we like The Babadook (review) because it's a kick-ass horror flick or we just like saying the words, The Babadook. Either way, here's a new clip!

Look for the critically acclaimed spookshow Stateside on November 28th and in the UK on October 24. First, however, The Babadook will have its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest on August 23rd at Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square.

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, the film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear.

Synopsis

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house,
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The Babadook - Official UK Trailer Sends Chills

Yesterday we showed you a quick teaser trailer for the highly anticipated new fright flick The Babadook (review), and today the official UK trailer has arrived with a scream. Dig it!

Look for the critically acclaimed spookshow Stateside on November 28th and in the UK on October 24. First, however, The Babadook will have its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest on August 23rd at Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square.

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, the film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear.

Synopsis

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house,
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The Babadook Continues to Spook in New UK Trailer

The official UK trailer for Jennifer Kent's supernatural chiller 'The Babadook' has made its way online just in time for the weekend. It arrives here in the UK one week before Halloween on 24 October. Sadly our transatlantic cousins will have until the 28 November before it gets its Us release both theatrically and on VOD. The chilling Australian tale stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Benjamin Winspear, Cathy Adamek and Craig Behenna. Check out the trailer below....
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The Babadook Scores a Scary New Trailer

Total Film just scored itself a brand spanking new trailer for the highly anticipated new fright flick The Babadook (review), and you can let it roll off of your tongue right here!

Look for the critically acclaimed spookshow on November 28th.

The Babadook will have its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest on August 23rd at Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square.

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, the film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear.

Synopsis

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced
See full article at Dread Central »
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