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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Son Of A Beach


Last night I devoted a large chunk of viewing time to the Disney Channel's big summer event, Teen Beach Movie,  starring Ross Lynch,  the current Disney "It" boy.   Ross claims to have been "born" in Colorado,  but I'm pretty sure that he was actually developed in a test tube in one of Disney's top secret laboratories; one part sunshine, one part cotton candy, one part sex. 

I cannot, in full conscience recommend Teen Beach Movie to anyone over the age of 12 (unless you have an extra-advanced ability to turn your brain off) but at some point I found myself marveling at how terrific Ross Lynch is in this.  He proves himself to be an excellent dancer, but he's not really a great singer, or a great actor. He's an OK singer and an OK actor. But put it all together and he just pops off the screen.  He's like Mickey Rooney, except 45% less annoying and 98% better looking.  Too bad he wasn't around when Hollywood was really making musicals. He woulda been a star I tells ya, a star!

6 comments:

glen0330 said...

He is a stunning creature. Just ask him. To say he has a SUPER ego is an understatement. I've seen him on a few talk-shows lately and he sounds like he is reading a scripted answer when he talks. Turn off the sound and he's hot.

Vera said...

Really? Matt Rettenmund of the Boy Culture blog and until recently the editor of Pop Star Magazine said this on Facebook yesterday: "I didn't watch TEEN BEACH MUSICAL tonight, but its cast was one of the nicest I've ever met, interviewed and taken to brunch."

glen0330 said...

He may be super when not on screen in a private situation when he doesn't have to impress people. If Matt was impressed that may have been the case.

glen0330 said...

I imagine people act differently when sitting on a TV soundstage with millions of people watching than they would when sitting in a corner booth eating.

Sam J Burkhalter said...

A dear friend of mine has a son who is one of R5, Ross's band. jealous yet??

Unknown said...

not really. listen I know this is three years late but if you were to know someone who has a son who's in Ross band, then it's either Ross' brother...