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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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Lisa Loeb performs at The Grove

Lisa Loeb - Lisa Loeb playing her guitar as she performs walking about at The Grove in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd July 2015

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Helicopter Mom Review


Weak

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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The Independent School Alliance For Minority Affairs Impact Awards

Lisa Loeb - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the Independent School Alliance For Minority Affairs Impact Awards dinner which were held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th March 2015

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Lisa Loeb at Studio City Farmers Market

Lisa Loeb and Lyla Rose Loeb Hershkovitz - Singer Lisa Loeb known for her 90's hit Stay (I Missed You) takes her children to the Studio City Farmers Market - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 27th July 2014

Lisa Loeb, Lyla Rose Loeb Hershkovitz and Ernet Kuli Loeb Hershkovitz
Lisa Loeb, Lyla Rose Loeb Hershkovitz and Ernet Kuli Loeb Hershkovitz
Lisa Loeb, Lyla Rose Loeb Hershkovitz and Ernet Kuli Loeb Hershkovitz
Lisa Loeb, Lyla Rose Loeb Hershkovitz and Ernet Kuli Loeb Hershkovitz
Lisa Loeb, Lyla Rose Loeb Hershkovitz and Ernet Kuli Loeb Hershkovitz

Lisa Loeb takes her children to the Farmer's Market

Lisa Loeb - Lisa Loeb takes her children to the Farmer's Market - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 27th July 2014

Lisa Loeb, Emet Loeb Hershkovitz and Lyla Loeb Hershkovitz
Lisa Loeb and Emet Loeb Hershkovitz
Lisa Loeb, Emet Loeb Hershkovitz and Lyla Loeb Hershkovitz
Lisa Loeb, Emet Loeb Hershkovitz and Lyla Loeb Hershkovitz
Lisa Loeb, Emet Loeb Hershkovitz and Lyla Loeb Hershkovitz

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.

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Lisa Loeb - Do You Sleep?


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