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Babes in Toyland Pet Edition

Fabio - Babes in Toyland Pet Edition at Boulevard 3 - West Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 23rd April 2015

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'The Tisanoreica Diet' by Gianluca Mech launch party

Fabio Lanzoni - 'The Tisanoreica Diet' by Gianluca Mech launch party at Cafe Roma - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 7th October 2014

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The 15th Annual Children Uniting Nations Gala

Fabio - The 15th Annual Children Uniting Nations Gala held at Warner Bros. Estate - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 3rd March 2014

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Picture - Fabio Lanzoni and his female... Los Angeles, California, Thursday 12th March 2009

Fabio and his female friend get into his parked car at Sunset Plaza after doing some shopping Thursday 12th March 2009 Fabio Lanzoni and his female friend get into his parked car at Sunset Plaza after doing some shopping Los Angeles, California

Fabio and his female friend get into his parked car at Sunset Plaza after doing some shopping
Fabio and his female friend get into his parked car at Sunset Plaza after doing some shopping
Fabio and his female friend get into his parked car at Sunset Plaza after doing some shopping
Fabio and his female friend get into his parked car at Sunset Plaza after doing some shopping
Fabio and his female friend get into his parked car at Sunset Plaza after doing some shopping

Bubble Boy Review


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It's difficult to expect much from a director whose greatest accomplishments to date are a handful of "award-winning" TV commercials, as is the case with Bubble Boy director Blair Hayes. That said, Hayes's feature film debut lives up to expectations, coming off mainly as equal parts offensive and moronic. But occasionally, Bubble Boy transcends its substandard roots with glimmers of humor and scathing social commentary.

Those moments of intelligence are delivered mostly by the film's two stars, Jake Gyllenhall as the immuno-deficient Jimmy and Swoosie Kurtz as his over-protective, hyper religious, Reagan-loving mother. Gyllenhall's sweet-natured delivery of Jimmy's hilariously naïve narration serves as the backbone for an otherwise flimsy coming-of-age story: Jimmy is a Bubble Boy, a kid born without immunity who could die if he comes in contact with a single germ -- a plight explored more seriously in the John Travolta TV movie Boy in the Plastic Bubble and less so on Seinfeld.

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Bubble Boy Review


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Great casting is absolutely vital to a puckishly impudent comedy like "Bubble Boy" -- the story of a happy-go-lucky, immune-deficient geek who zip-locks himself into a homemade portable orb to travel cross-country and stop the wedding of the girl he loves.

Put somebody like Adam Sandler, David Spade or Seth Green in the title role, and this childlike weirdo with matted hair and a whiney voice would lose all his sweet qualities and quickly become intolerably abrasive.

But Jake Gyllenhaal, who made such a lasting impression as future NASA scientist Homer Hickman in the little-seen coming of age picture "October Sky" -- is absolutely brilliant in the role. His exaggerated wide-eyed naivete has just enough pepper to make you laugh with him, not at him. His hyperactive enthusiasm at taking his first steps into the world ("Dog poo! Aweeeesome!") is so real that you don't just laugh, you smile. He makes the character three-dimensional and 100-percent lovable, but in an ever-so-slightly ironic way that requires a ton of talent to maintain.

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Zoolander Review


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"The fashion industry has been behind every major assassination in the last 200 years," says a bearded and scruffy, conspiracy-mad David Duchovny in Ben Stiller's ludicrously amusing "Zoolander" -- and only the world's most vapid male model can break his brainwashing and to put a stop to it all.

No, not Fabio. "Too smart," says the Karl Lagerfeld-like leader of a shadowy international syndicate of couture designers, while picking "a beautiful self-absorbed simpleton who can be molded like Jell-O" to kill the prime minister of Malaysia. I mean, the man plans to end slave wages for sweatshop garment workers in his country. He simply must be stopped!

Enter pouty, super-superficial mannequin man Derek Zoolander (Stiller). Desperate to rescue his career after losing the Male Model of the Year Award (insert oh-so-VH-1 ceremony here) to his up-and-coming rival, the dreaded, sexy surfer stud Hansel (Owen Wilson), Derek is ripe for reprogramming. Hired by the industry's designer de jour -- played by Will Ferrell in a poodle wig, charcoal eyeliner and a leather corset -- Derek is brainwashed to snap at a runway show for a new line of homeless bum-inspired ready-to-wear, called Derelicte (that's derelict with an "e" on the end). Ferrell has invited the Third World leader to sit in the front row.

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