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64th Annual BMI Pop Awards

Lisa Loeb - 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards 2016 held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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BMI Pop Awards 2016

Lisa Loeb - 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards 2016 held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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Los Angeles Premiere Of 'The Good Dinosaur'

Lisa Loeb - Los Angeles premiere of 'The Good Dinosaur' at the El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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Lisa Loeb Goes Shopping In Beverly Hills

Lisa Loeb - Singer Lisa Loeb goes shopping in Beverly Hills clutching a bottle of water - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st September 2015

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'Shaun The Sheep Movie' Los Angeles Special Screening - Arrivals

Lisa Loeb - 'Shaun the Sheep Movie' Los Angeles special screening - Arrivals at Regency Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Saturday 1st August 2015

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Helicopter Mom Review


OK

While this comedy of embarrassment has some pointed things to say about growing up, and a refreshing refusal to push its central character into a box, it also continually resorts to the cheapest, most annoying gags. As a result, the intriguing premise is swamped in corny antics, forcing the actors to work overtime to keep their characters on the right side of believability. This leaves everyone on-screen feeling more than a little artificial, including the characters who manage to be engaging.

The central figure is Lloyd (Jason Dolley), a 17-year-old who hasn't yet discovered what his "thing" is. He's brainy enough to get into any university he wants, but is unsure what he wants to do with his life. And he has been so busy getting good grades that he has never explored his own sexuality. Not helping this is his over-involved mother Maggie (Nia Vardalos), who hovers around him like a police helicopter with a floodlight, meddling in every aspect of his life. Mainly she's hoping he turns out to be gay, because that will entitle him to a scholarship to pay the expensive university tuition fees. So she tries to hook him up with random young men and asks his biker-dude dad Max (Mark Boone Junior) to encourage him in that direction. But Max actually engages Lloyd in a conversation, something his mother never does.

The problem is that for all of Maggie's protestations that she loves her son, she clearly only cares about herself. And this intense selfishness makes her so loathsome that we flinch every time she appears on screen, just as Lloyd does when he notices her nearby. Vardalos underplays the role nicely, but it's not enough to make her remotely sympathetic as everything she does leaves a wake of destruction. In other words, she's more like a shallow sitcom character than a real person. By contrast, Dolley is remarkably likeable, and the film's best scenes are between him and the relaxed, open-handed Boone. And Dolley also generates a nice sense of chemistry with Skyler Samuels, as the school hottie who's tired of hanging out with bigoted jocks.

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Fright Night Trailer


High school nerd Charley Brewster is in his senior year of high school and dating the popular beautiful British exchange student, Amy. When fellow classmate Adam Johnson goes missing, Charley isn't bothered by this - Adam is most likely skipping class, in his opinion. But his best friend, 'Evil' Ed, is concerned.

Continue: Fright Night Trailer

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Helicopter Mom Movie Review

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Fright Night Trailer

Fright Night Trailer

High school nerd Charley Brewster is in his senior year of high school and dating...

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