Post by BlackoutCreature on Dec 9, 2017 17:01:38 GMT -5
Considering Doug's unusual choices lately I was kinda worried that he would skip over this one, despite it being pretty high profile. Glad he didn't. And this review did actually get me interested in maybe checking out the show and movie.
He didn't touch on the fact that the actor who played Jett Jackson, Lee Thompson Young, committed suicide a couple years back. Probably for the best. He also played Cyborg on a couple episodes of Smallville.
The next Disney Channel movie of any note coming up is Halloweentown II. He saw fit to review the Zenon sequel, so the Halloweentown sequel probably isn't out of the question, but then again he actually like Zenon and not Halloweentown, so who knows?
After that is 'Twas the Night, a Christmas movie starring everyone's favorite meth dealer, Bryan Cranston. It apparently still gets a lot of replay time on the Disney Channel even to this day around the holidays. That finishes up 2001.
Post by BlackoutCreature on Dec 10, 2017 20:31:06 GMT -5
So he did go with the Halloweentown Sequel. Looks pretty ok.
Next up should either be that Bryan Cranston Christmas movie I mentioned in my last post, or we jump into 2002. 2002 is a very interesting year for Disney Channel Original Movies. Almost all of them feature the early work of some actors and actresses that would go onto to be some of the most infamous players in all Hollywood in a couple of years - Hillary Duff (Cadet Kelly), Shia LeBeouf (Tru Confessions), Lindsay Lohan (Get a Clue), America Ferrera (Gotta Kick it Up!), Mischa Barton (A Ring of Endless Light) and Kat Dennings (The Scream Team). If that isn't a smorgasbord of things to talk about then I don't what is.
Wow he already skipped a bunch of good ones. Guess I'm the wrong age. He started at the ones I was too young for and will likely focus on the High School musical era I was too old for.
Figures Ally Cats would have a shot since Kaley Cuoco was in it.
Probably putting it off for future Disneycembers; I'm sure he's got enough for a few more years of this. And it's never a bad thing to hold some key movies back, so future lists aren't just made up of the also-rans.
Post by BlackoutCreature on Dec 11, 2017 17:50:00 GMT -5
Huh. Really surprised he skipped 'Twas the Night.
According to Wikipedia the stepfathers name is Joe Maxwell.
And what kind of mother would send a child like this to a school like this? It would be one thing if it was a disciplinary issue, but in this movie it just seems like the Moms doing this to make her new husband happy and it just comes off as cruel.
While probably not intended, there was some blistering, white-hot sexual tension going on between Hillary Duff and Christy Carlson Romano. Every scene they shared together felt like they were using every ounce of self-restraint they had to suppress the urge to take each other right then and there.
Post by BlackoutCreature on Dec 12, 2017 17:59:44 GMT -5
Wow, he skipped over the rest of 2002 and jumped straight into 2003's Even Stevens Movie. I did not expect that. I figured he'd at least do Get a Clue. I mean, how can you resist the urge to mock early Lindsay Lohan?
My guess is the next one will be The Cheetah Girls, I remember them being a pretty big deal back then. Although I've been seeing a lot of people hoping he'd review Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off as well, so who knows.
Post by BlackoutCreature on Dec 13, 2017 17:30:34 GMT -5
Geez Doug, did Raven-Symone kick you in the balls before you watched this one?
Well assuming he skips over Full-Court Miracle (and I can't imagine why he'd want to review that one), we should be heading into 2004 now. That year we got our third Zenon and Halloweentown movies, and also Tiger Cruise, the Disney Channel's infamous movie about 9/11. The only other thing that sticks out from that year is Stuck in the Suburbs, only because it stars Brenda Song. Between the original movies and the Suite Life shows, she was all over the Disney Channel during the 2000's and I'm amazed Doug hasn't gotten to something with her yet.
and also Tiger Cruise, the Disney Channel's infamous movie about 9/11.
Well don't expect a movie about the Terrorist hijacking the planes or Seal Team Six hunting them down. It's about a young girl who's father is in the military and she has a hard time dealing with it and then 9/11 happens and she grows to appreciate his sacrifice and stuff. Typical Disney Channel fluff.