“Geek Charming” Leads Slate of new Disney Channel Original Movies

MATT PROKOP, SARAH HYLAND

11/11/11 was the premiere of the new DCOM (If you aren’t a big Disney Channel watcher, it stands for Disney Channel Original Movie) Geek Charming, based on the book of the same name by author Robin Palmer. Here is the set up, a geeky movie maker, Josh (played by Matt Prokop, star of High School Musical 3) enters a film festival will the idea of a movie about the life of the most spoiled, popular girl in school, Dylan (Played by Sarah Hyland, star of Modern Family). Throughout the movie, the two’s relationship becomes closer and closer as Dylan begins to show a side of her that no one else has seen before.

In my personal opinion, this might have been my favorite DCOM to date (that is not a musical). It really had everything going for it. Not only was Sarah hilarious in this movie, but the chemistry between the two was great. The message was good for kids and teens as well. You don’t have to be popular to have friends, and vice versa, you shouldn’t have “friends” just to become popular. Popularity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and this movie does a great job of explaining to kids just that.

And now…THE TOP 5 THINGS LEARNED FROM GEEK CHARMING!

  1. Saying an occasional few words in French is SOOOOO in right now!
  2. Dylan has an “Everything but the Kitchen Sink Sundae” (Reference to Beaches and Cream perhaps?) but she DOES NOT include a whole can of whipped cream…at least she doesn’t say so!
  3. Film geeks have a thing for Flight of the Navigator…think of it as their Rocky Horror Picture Show, without the throwing of toast and toilet paper…
  4. “Sequels are never as good as the first, everybody knows that.” Truer words have never been spoken Sarah!
  5. According to Dylan, parting your hair is back in style…who knew!

Well, that’s it for Geek Charming; I would give it a solid 4.5 mentions of the word diva out of 5. Great family movie…at least I think so. Be the judge yourself! Let me know in the comments below what you thought of the film and what your scoring of the film is…be creative!

Before I go, I just want to leave you with a quick Disney Channel Schedule for new specials and shows!

Saturday, November 19th 2011 @ 7pm- Premiere of the new special “Pixie Hollow Games”. A new special revolving around Pixie Hollow’s version of the Olympics with different talents battling it out to see who is the best fairy in the land…or hollow. New characters, a new song by “Shake It Up” star Zendaya will make this a not to miss event for fairy fans everywhere!

Friday, December 2nd 2011 @ 8pm- Premiere of the DCOM “Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas”. This new movie follows the Duncan’s trying to make it to Palm Springs for the 25th of December. Everyone from the show stars in the first movie for this Disney Channel show. Looks very funny and very family oriented.

Friday, December 2nd 2011 @ 930pm- Preview of the Disney Channel Original Series “Austin and Ally.” This new show is about a duo team of a singer (Austin) and songwriter (Ally). As far as I can tell, this seems like Disney trying to get another Hannah Montana style show going that will allow them to do concerts, CD’s, etc. I don’t care, but I am just letting you know what your getting yourself into by turning this on for your kids. “Buy me their CD Mommy, Buy me concert ticket’s Daddy!”

Early 2012- The Finale of “Wizards of Waverly Place” will take place. After 5 years, we will finally figure out who will get to keep their Wizard powers for life, and who will be left empty handed…very Weakest Link…don’t you think?

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About Marshal Knight

Marshal Knight is a Disney lover, entertainment junkie, (impromptu) Country music singer and Root Beer connoisseur who really misses "Bunheads". He is very active on multiple social media sites, including twitter as @Marshal_Knight (twitter.com/Marshal_Knight) and Instagram as @MarshalKnight (instagram.com/MarshalKnight)
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9 Responses to “Geek Charming” Leads Slate of new Disney Channel Original Movies

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  2. Yolanda Bosch says:

    I cannot take this movie seriously. The script is cliche and unnatural, and I’m embarrassed to even hear the movie as it is now in the background. Disney is a hugely influential industry, and can afford to employ creative, talented people–of this I have little doubt. With this in mind, I don’t see how Disney can deliver this…type of low quality movie, with an unremarkable, awkward, and often lousy script. It’s nothing new. You have the geeky guy/girl becoming friends (or more than friends? watch the movie to find out–like I even had to) with the super popular untouchable girl/guy–which is not a bad message of course, but we’ve seen it before! Fine, good for the guy, that he keeps his character and doesn’t try to change for her or for popularity or whatever, and good, character development on the girl’s part (although her character changes alarmingly–if it were that easy to show a guy you barely know this side of you that you hadn’t shown ANYBODY for god knows how long…at least include some kind of interesting internal struggle or something! She suddenly turns up at the movies and acts like ‘one of the geeks’ and pretends that she wants to see the movie that they’re going to watch (after the whole blow up scene where he’s like TAKE A BUS, LADY) He says “Oh, you’re into sci fi?” (*smile*)
    There are other messages to send, and if NOT there are plenty of ways to convey a message–over and over again I am struck by the cliches that Disney recycles movie after movie. It’s not always about popularity. Can my imagination be touched, for once, by something Disney Channel produces? Can my little sister’s imagination be stimulated by movies like this?
    After seeing this movie (or part of it: I could hardly last through the hour I DID watch), I doubt that.
    [As a side note: what was that crazy science blurb she spouted at the movies? THAT I want to know more about.]

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  4. Me says:

    I adored it.

  5. JP says:

    I absolutely loved this movie.

    I have seen these original movies by Disney in the past and the majority of them are feel good stories where the characters wind up interacting with people they normally wouldn’t and getting to really understand the heart behind these people.

    Aces movie and recommended for anyone!

  6. Dev says:

    I thought for a Disney channel movie it was a great movie
    Disney channel use to be for teenagers and the movies were amazing back then
    Like motorcrossed, the 13th year.. Ect.. This movie was pretty mature and good
    Finally Disney channel made a movie without singing and dancing
    Well done Disney channel
    Thank god you did this
    Because I’m a sixteen year old boy and I love Disney channel ever since I was 5
    And the fact that you changed so much made me sad
    All in all
    This m

  7. Allen carr says:

    awesome movie

  8. brina says:

    adorkable movie!
    whats ‘eww’ in french?

  9. Kelly says:

    Will the soundtrack be available? I am looking for the “all the ladies in the house” song that plays near the end of the movie.

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