In the Meantime: “Shinjuku Triad Society”

As I write this movie review, I think of the term ‘extreme.’ To me, the term means pushing the limits with no regard to anything (or anyone) else around.

Merriam-Webster defines the term as some of the following:

  1. Existing in a very high degree.
  2. Going to great or exaggerated lengths.
  3. Exceeding the ordinary, usual or expected.

“Shinjuku Triad Society” fits in the theme of extreme as it is extremely violent, disgusting, troubling, odd (which includes the weird bits of comedy) and violent. I came into this film not knowing anything about Takashi Miike and his works, I know that he is a notable film maker in Japan and his films are special. He also directed that new adaptation of “Blade of the Immortal.” 

I don’t regret what I have seen though and I look forward to seeing the rest of the Black Society Trilogy. Hopefully the rest of the movies are toned down and easier to follow but I am not holding my breath.

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In the Meantime: Spooky Scary Films

Happy Halloween everyone. Welcome to ‘In the Meantime.’ I’ve decided to do a trial run on my website where I review a batch of films instead of one. If this is successful and I post more consistently then I will follow more of a theme with each post. My goal here is to get my blog up and running, entertain with my movie reviews/recommendations and also shed light on lesser known movies.

Without further ado, let’s talk about some scary movies.

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Big Little Lies 01: Sweet Little Lies

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Image courtesy of HBO-Canada

Mystery, murder, California moms, flashing lights and an apparent subscription to all of the indie playlists from Apple Music. These phrases best describe the beginning moments of HBO’s newest show, “Big Little Lies.”

Now, before I begin, I realized this is based on a book (about five minutes ago actually, depending on when you read this). I’ll attempt to read the novel in the same fashion as I attempted to read Game of Thrones…through television and occasional audiobook sessions.

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