- Aug 25, 2001
- Reaction score
Milton Berle and Bill Murray hated one another on sight, reputedly. And his ex-wife accused him of violence towards her, just to bring the mood down.
"The Thief of Bad Gags".The difference is I've had to look up who Milton Berle was ..
Oh, I doubt they even got as far as the trouser-dropping stage. On SNL, Uncle Miltie's opening monologue started running too long when he refused to shut up and let the show continue, so Murray knocked over some objects backstage (not sure what) to distract him. Miltie goes "What the Hell was that?" and they went to the ads. Their relationship didn't get any better than that.So Bill Murray didn't like him and he had a small cock ..
The remakes market is driven by copyright laws. The rights to a title become available to others, for a fee, if you do not remake it within a certain period. The quality of earlier versions is not an issue - it is almost always a downhill journey!Not sure why they had to remake the Grinch.
Some of those revelations had been hinted at earlier though. Yeah the hostess part was rather poignant.I thought Shoplifters was excellent until the revelations in the last 20 minutes (which I won't reveal here). Just went too far for me, and got quite overbearing. Didn't have a problem with the cast though, the sex worker daughter was one of the saddest bits, the way she tried to give emotional support too.
Saw this today - great film. Performances excellent, good cinematography. Got to agree with your score - a solid 9/10. Be prepared for a lot of slurping during meal times. The revelations near the end didn't spoil it for me - I suspected that all was not as it seemed.Shoplifters: A non-nuclear family drama infused with humour set in Tokyo. We have Grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki)who subsidies the rest of the clan with her pension, the father Osamu (Lily Franky) is a casual labourer, he teaches son Shota (Kairi Jó) to shoplift while he causes distractions, mother Nobuyo (Sakura Ando) works in a laundry and steals valuables left in pockets, her sister Aki (Mau Matsuko) serves as a hostess in a bar. Their relationships is left open to question but they function as a family.
Coming home from a shoplifting expedition, Osamu and Shota find a cold and hungry young girl, Yuri (Miyu Sasaki), they bring her home and feed her. They try to return her home but Nobuyo hers Yuri's parents quarrelling and violence occurring. They decide to keep Yuri after discovering bruises on her arms. Life continues, Yuri becomes part of the family, Shota uses her as distraction during pilfering escapades. Then Yuri appears on TV, social services have discovered that she has been missing for two months without her parents reporting it.
A tale of family life in Japan, how family isn't always those who are related to you, rather they are the ones who care for you. Even when Osamu is injured at work and Nobuyo loses her job they don't abandon Yuri. There is an interdependence going on here, Grandma doesn't want to die alone so she allows this ersatz family to live with her. But even she has her own secrets. At different levels the houses adult inhabitants are exploiting as well as caring for eachother. This is at times a satire about Japanese family life and the dichotomies between supposed familial responsibilities in theory and in actuality.
A great performance from Kirin Kiki in her final role before she died earlier this year. Kairi and Miyu are covoncing as children who have had a hard life but are moving beyond it. Mostly cramped shots in the small house or dark shops contrasted with wider, brighter, pans along the banks of the River. Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters deservedly won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2018. 9/10.
Live action? With an actual hedgehog?https://www.google.co.kr/amp/s/www....8134270/sonic-the-hedgehog-film-poster-design
A live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film for November next year?
No, I don't know why either.