Release Date: September 23, 2014
Reviewed by: Micah Garnett
Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens, which is posting roughly every Sunday night, Australian time (or in this case, early Monday morning. Last week I shared my top 10 favourite movie superheroes; this week I am making the top 10’s a bit more specific- I will be talking about one of my favourite TV shows Once Upon A Time, and my top 10 new characters I would like to see on Once Upon a Time in the 4th Season and beyond.
There are spoilers and speculation ahead so beware!
Here’s the next instalment of “Sunday News Roundup”, this time from the 1st to the 7th September. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!
What was your favourite Disney movie growing up? No seriously, close your eyes and think about it. Everyone is a fan of Disney and their movies, whether they admit it or not. Everyone has their special movie that they grew up with, or recent movie that they thoroughly enjoyed even if they were the ones themselves that were reluctant to see the movie in the first place. Not to take away anything from other animation companies (namely Dreamworks), I reckon that Disney and their animation stories and movies have been some of the most influential cartoons and some of the most inspiring, heartfelt and enjoyable movies for children and teenagers in the modern movie and television era.
There comes a point in time when we mustn’t worry about what our own futures, and the future of the world will be like. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t wonder every once in a while and dream about what we’d like to do within a certain time frame, but we must realise that rarely, and I mean rarely, do things ever go to plan. You plan for something, and then life takes you on a detour and you experience something else. You think your life is going to be picture A but then it turns out to be picture B. You start to realise that sometimes thinking about the future can seem futile- because really, why should you plan if things aren’t going to go the way we think?
Episode Air Date: August 14th, 21st, 28th, September 4th 2014
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
Rush (Where’s My Mind, You Spin Me Around, Because I Got High, Get Lucky)
Starring: Tom Ellis, Larenz Tate, Sarah Habel, Rick Gonzalez, Erica Cerra, Harry Hamlin, Rachel Nichols, Odette Annable
With ratings being ever so low (hovering at around 1.6 million viewers, as opposed to the usual 3-4 million for a USA show- and that would be for a show that is more than 1 season!), it seems like the experiment that is Rush on USA Network may be over after it’s freshman run of 12 episodes. But that doesn’t mean I’m giving up, and regardless if the show is cancelled after season 1 or not, I still commend and applaud the channel for taking some risks in trying to change up the genres of their shows, just to try to gain more viewers, and restore the network to the glory days in terms of cable ratings. So if you were a new viewer, would I encourage you to watch Rush, the show that deals with an egocentric concierge doctor for the rich and famous, who treats clients who are discreet? Or is this show a bypass? I would encourage you actually (the show takes a few episodes to find its feet), as Rush (Tom Ellis) is a very interesting person, it’s as simple as that.