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Shoplifters review – family of thieves steals moral high ground – and hearts

As a ne’er-do-well group keep a child they have found, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s poignant drama asks, who is winning?

Hirokazu Kore-eda is now an established Cannes heavyweight and he shows why with this complex and nuanced family drama in the classical Japanese style that he has personally extended and modified over 20 years, and on which he has put his own distinctive signature. It is a contemporary view of middle-class, parochial Japan: shrewd, realistic, as clear and untroubled as a glass of cold water. But there is also a strong streak of sentiment, if not sentimentality.

Lily Franky (from Kore-eda’s earlier film Like Father Like Son) plays Osamu, a man with a shifty, wheedling grin. He is effectively the Fagin-like head of an extended family of dodgy types who are all up to no good in their way. This household appears to be a middle-aged husband and wife, a teenage daughter,
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‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Third Murder’ Set for Theatrical Release in China

‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Third Murder’ Set for Theatrical Release in China
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “The Third Murder” are set for limited releases in mainland Chinese theaters.

Both films are part of the slowly expanding lineup of foreign titles to be handled through the Nationwide Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas. The organization’s objective is to increase the diversity of what plays in Chinese theaters and to educate Chinese audiences.

The Naac was formed in late 2016 as a public-private partnership involving exhibitors and distributors, as well as China’s National Film Archive. Since launching, it has expanded now to include 600 screens under management nationwide.

“Three Billboards” is exactly the kind of prestige and festival-winning title that the Naac originally set out to pick up. With four Golden Globes under its belt and a strong shot at picking up further Oscar trophies, it will release in China on March 2. But given the film’s expletive-ridden dialog, cuts by official censors seem a certainty.

No date has
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Gaga, Wild Bunch Board Hirokazu Kore-eda Drama

Gaga, Wild Bunch Board Hirokazu Kore-eda Drama
Kore-eda Hirokazu, the Japanese auteur celebrated for “Like Father Like Son,” has begun production of a drama about a family of small-time crooks. The untitled picture will be ready for mid-year and will be released in Japan in June through Gaga Corporation.

The film is produced by Fuji Television Network, Inc., Gaga, and Aoi Pro. International sales are handled by Gaga within Asia and by Wild Bunch for the rest of the world.

The story, which the director has been developing for some 10 years, involves a small girl who is taken in by a family of shoplifters. Lily Franky (“Like Father Like Son”) plays the father, Ando Sakura plays the mother. The film involves two child stars Sasaki Miyu and Jyo Kairi (the family’s existing son) making their film debuts.

Koreeda’s last film “The Third Murder” united him with another “Like Father Like Son” star Masahara Fukuyama. It played in the Venice and Toronto festivals
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Thor: Ragnarok Ending Explained, What Does It Mean for the McU?

Thor: Ragnarok Ending Explained, What Does It Mean for the McU?
One of the most highly-anticipated movies of the fall has arrived as Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok has finally made its way to theaters. This marks the first time that Marvel has released three movies in a single year and Thor: Ragnarok had to bear the burden of going last. By most accounts, the God of Thunder really held his own in his third outing, when compared to the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Those who have already seen the movie know that, not only is it a fun ride, but the ending has some serious implications for the future of the McU. So let's talk about what happened and what that means moving forward as great reviews continue to pour in from fans and critics alike.

Warning: major spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok ahead. By the time the final conflict between Hela and Thor arises on Asgard,
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We Would "Scream" If This Actress Ends Up Playing Jughead's Mom on Riverdale

Image Source: The CW Riverdale is full of mystery and darkness, and it's only going to get more intense next season. While there are bound to be plenty of surprises in store as several fresh faces come to town, there are two characters in particular who we are all dying to meet: Jughead's mom (whose name is Gladys in the comic books) and his sister, Jellybean. During Comic-Con, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased that we could meet the mother-daughter duo during the second half of the season. Of course, they're taking their sweet time with casting to make sure they find the perfect fit. While we're not sure how many young actresses could pull off a 10-year-old who listens to Pink Floyd on vinyl, fans already have the perfect choice for Jughead's mom: Neve Campbell. Not only does she have the Jones family's jet-black hair, but it would also make for
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Inside President Trump’s Relationship with Eldest Son and ‘High-Quality Person’ Donald Jr. Amid Whispers of Treason

Inside President Trump’s Relationship with Eldest Son and ‘High-Quality Person’ Donald Jr. Amid Whispers of Treason
In the months since President Donald Trump took office, his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has become one of his father’s most vocal supporters — and Twitter defenders.

The president returned the favor on Tuesday and Wednesday, coming to his son’s defense after his namesake seemingly embroiled himself more deeply in the ongoing Russian collusion investigation by releasing emails detailing how he eagerly set up a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who allegedly promised damaging information on his father’s presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.

“My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency,” the president said in
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Liam Payne and Baby Bear Wear Matching Yeezys -- See the Cute Pic!

Liam Payne and Baby Bear Wear Matching Yeezys -- See the Cute Pic!
Liam Payne knows it's never too early to teach style!

The former One Direction singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a sweet new snap of his and son Bear's matching Yeezy sneakers.

Related: Liam Payne Gets Down While Performing 'Strip That Down' in U.S. TV Solo Debut

"Like father like son.❤️#yeezy #fatherandson," Payne captioned the pic.

The 23-year-old singer's post is only the second photo he and and his girlfriend, Cheryl Cole, 33, have posted of Bear since she gave birth in March.

Related: Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole Gave Their Baby a Sweet, Animal-Inspired Name

In an interview last month, Payne said that despite having a child together, he didn't think marriage was in the cards.

"We have a baby together," he said on the Bizarre Life podcast. "Our love for each other can't be more serious, so it is what it is, I guess."

See more in the video below.
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Liam Payne's Newest Photo of Son Bear Proves They're Already Twinning

Liam Payne's Newest Photo of Son Bear Proves They're Already Twinning
Liam Payne's son may only be a few months old, but little Bear already has A-list style. Exhibit A: this brand new photo of the famous pop star posing with his infant son. The kicker? They're sporting matching Yeezys. "Like father like son," Payne captioned the sweet shot. In addition to the cool footwear, the newborn is sporting a onesie undeniably inspired by his name—yes, it's covered in little bears. Can this kid get any cooler? While Payne and partner Cheryl Cole have notably kept their first child's face out of the spotlight since he was born in late March, subtle shots like these make our hearts swell all the same. Being a first-time dad...
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Matching Kicks! Liam Payne and His Baby Boy Bear Sport Coordinating Yeezys

Matching Kicks! Liam Payne and His Baby Boy Bear Sport Coordinating Yeezys
It’s never too early to start your designer shoe collection.

In a new snap Liam Payne shared of his son Bear Grey, both the “Strip That Down” singer and his baby boy’s feet are visible in matching pairs of black-and-white Yeezys.

Like father like son.❤️#yeezy #fatherandson,” Payne, 23, captioned the Wednesday Instagram post.

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Related Video: Liam Payne and Cheryl Welcome a Son

The former One Direction member and his girlfriend Cheryl welcomed Bear — the
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Prison Break: Like Father Like Son

Prison Break has just two episodes left.  Will Michael and the team actively pursue Poseidon in order to take him down?  Will viewers find out what exactly Poseidon really wants? Read on to find out:

Michael Recruited Whip -- In a flashback from six years prior, viewers find out that Jacob used to be a professor who planned on breaking people out of prison in order to change the world. He stated the the system is slow, much like the reason Michael broke Linc out of prison. Michael told Jacob that he needed assistance on the missions, and told Jacob he wanted Whip to help him.  We then found out that Whip had been in prison, and did not have a family, so Micahel said that he would be easy to manipulate.  Michael's plans were obviously deeper than that. Michael had T-Bag confront Whip because...Whip is his long-lost son!
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“With Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music, Baahubali would have gone to a different range!”

SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2, had it’s grand audio launch event in the city yesterday (9th April, 2017). The event was graced by numerous celebrities and one of them who was present there was composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. The man of the moment Mm Keeravani, took to Twitter to thank Yuvan for his presence and also for his kind words about the album.

Keeravani said, “Thanks to Ysr for his Kind words about my music for Baahubali. But with Ysr 's music Baahubali would have gone to a different range all together. Like father like son.”

To this,...
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Donnie Yen’s Son Cosplayed His Star Wars: Rogue One Character For Halloween

Some photos and a video have been posted of Donnie Yen's son James dressed up for Halloween as his dad's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character, Chirrut Imwe. The costume that was put together for him is pretty badass. There is also a photo of Yen's daughter Jasmine dressed at a First Order Stormtrooper.

I think Chirrut Imwe will end up being a fan-favorite character in the movie and I already plan on dressing up as him next Halloween.

Yen siblings battling it out! Thank you to our amazing Bullet costume design team in Hk for making this amazing #chirrutimwe costume for James!! #happyhalloween #starwars #rogueone #bulletfilms #donnieyen #甄子丹 #stormtrooper #disney #lucasfilm @bulletfilmsofficial @donnieyenofficial @jasmineyenofficial #halloween #trickortreat

A video posted by 汪詩詩 Cissy Wang (@sweetcil) on Oct 31, 2016 at 4:22am Pdt

You can see we have the force!!
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Two-Time Olympic Distance Runner Matt Centrowitz Hopes to Coach His Son to Olympic Gold

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Two-Time Olympic Distance Runner Matt Centrowitz Hopes to Coach His Son to Olympic Gold
Can Matt Centrowitz Jr. run in his father's footsteps to Olympic gold? Two-time Olympic distance runner and four-time United States National Champion Matt Centrowitz has resurfaced on the Olympic front, but this time, the track and field veteran is paving the way for his son. It's clear both Centrowitz men share an intense bond over the sport they love. And Matt Centrowitz is right by his son's side as he coaches him to Olympic glory. "When he gets off track, I'm going to let him know he's off track," the devoted dad told NBC. Centrowitz Jr. admits that balancing their
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‘American Gothic’ Sneak Peek: Where’s the Body? (Exclusive Video)

‘American Gothic’ Sneak Peek: Where’s the Body? (Exclusive Video)
Like father like son? CBS’ “American Gothic” appears to be teasing a dark past for Cam as Jack’s macabre interests continue to grow. In this exclusive clip (above) from Wednesdays’ new episode, the little boy (Gabriel Bateman) seems more fascinated than sad that his grandfather has died, asking incessantly about where the body is and which stage of decay it’s in. Jack’s dad, Cam (Justin Chatwin), continues to seem appropriately disturbed by his son’s creepy obsession with death, though an illuminating revelation from Garrett (Anthony Starr) seems to imply that his disturbance could hit a little closer to home.
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11 strange or ill-advised abandoned movie sequels

Ryan Lambie Jun 30, 2016

Jessica Rabbit kidnapped by Nazis. Costner rescuing Princess Diana. We look back at a few strange movie sequels that were never made…

The multi-million dollar success of any movie will inevitably leave Hollywood executives clamouring for a sequel. And while there are plenty of movies whose stories are open-ended enough to warrant a return to the creative well, there are many times when coming up with a follow-up idea requires all sorts of imaginative leaps. Just look at something like Alien: Resurrection, which had to come up an elaborate reason why Ripley had (spoiler alert) managed to survive a swan-dive into a lead foundry in Alien 3.

Which brings us to this list, which is devoted to a few of the weirder sequel ideas that never made it to the big screen. An E.T. sequel in which little Elliott gets tortured by aliens? Forrest Gump dancing with Princess Diana?
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[Cannes Review] After the Storm

Can our children pick and choose the personality traits they inherit, or are they doomed to obtain our lesser qualities? These are the hard questions being meditated on in After the Storm, a sobering, transcendent tale of a divorced man’s efforts to nudge back into his son’s life. Beautifully shot by regular cinematographer Yutaka Yamasaki, it marks a welcome and quite brilliant return to serious fare for writer-editor-director Hirokazu Kore-eda following last year’s Our Little Sister, widely regarded as one of the slightest works of his career thus far.

Recent Kore-eda regular Abe Hiroshi plays Ryota, a prize-winning author struggling to live up to the success of his first novel. He’s a father of one, a gambling addict, and probably a bit of an asshole. We learn the man’s been researching for his follow-up book by moonlighting as a private eye. The job adds an
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Teen Wolf director Rod Daniel dies, aged 73

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Rod Daniel, the director of Teen Wolf and K-9, dies at the age of 73.

Here’s some (more) sad news that we missed earlier in the week: Rod Daniel, the director of Teen Wolf, has died, at the age of 73.

Daniel’s directorial career also covered films such as Like Father Like Son, K-9, Home Alone 4 and Beethoven’s 2nd. He notably was quite dismissive of his own work in a later interview he gave, telling reporter Christopher Borrelli that “I hold no illusions. I wouldn’t buy a ticket to any of my movies”.

“It's going to sound like a cop-out, but when I retired, I never once thought about it. Does that answer your question? I don't rank with the greats. I made these [expletive] movies because I could, and because they paid me a great deal of money. Which is not to say I
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FilMart: Toho’s ‘Black Widow’ Spins Web of Deceit

“Black Widow Business,” a suspense comedy about aging spinsters who try to con wealthy old men out of their fortunes, is one of a trio of new films to be pitched by Japan’s Toho at this week’s Hong Kong FilMart. The three lift the sales slate for Toho, Japan’s leading film conglomerate, to a hefty 15 titles.

The so-called ‘senior marriage business,’ is a scam which has recently become a major social issue in Japan, where a large portion of the population is retired. The story sees a middle-aged woman unexpectedly fall in love with one of her targets. Directed by 76-year-old Yasuo Tsuruhashi (“Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo”,) “Business” is set for an Aug. 27 release in Japan.

Masaharu Fukuyama from Cannes-winning “Like Father Like Son” stars in “Scoop!,” a suspense drama in which he plays a talented paparazzo who loves gambling and finds himself in debt. Fumi Nikaido,
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Kim Kardashian Posts Pic of Adorable Chains for Kanye West, Future Baby Son

Kim Kardashian Posts Pic of Adorable Chains for Kanye West, Future Baby Son
Baby’s first bling! On Wednesday, Nov. 4, Kim Kardashian shared a sweet pic of two matching, diamond-covered chains — one for her husband, Kanye West, and one for her future little boy. “Like father like son. Thank you so much @lorenridinger @jrridinger @amberridinger @duanemclaughlin for this chain!!!” the reality star, 35, captioned the pic. Like father like son. Thank you so much @lorenridinger @jrridinger @amberridinger @duanemclaughlin for this chain!!! pic.twitter.com/jQxqkIeRqn — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 5, 2015 The mother of daughter North West is pregnant with the couple’s second [...]
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