well, i watched the new jim carrey film the other day,sunshine in a spotless mind or something like that...its pretty good, quite quirky and dark (about a bloke not wanting to let go of his ex girl)..using a mind erasing company but he changes his mind.,..not as quirky as i'd hoped, but worth watching.
just got the soundtrack for appleseed, this looks really good, if the script/storyline is as good as it looks it should do really well, the best tracks on the soundtrack are by boom boom satellites, theres a paul oakenfold thing,and basement jaxx thing, and a few other crap tracks, the ussual soundtrack cd i think..theres a 9minutes dvd that came with it, showing motion capture and trailers n stuff..looks nice..i might even go see it on a big screen.
i noticed tim burton on the front of a few mags promoting big fish, i really liked this film, a bit sentimental, but has lots of quirky little stories running through it...
i'm trying not to buy any more stuff, cos it wont fit in my suitcase, but theyve just released the new set of qees (small collectible keyrings made by toy2r)..lots of nice designs by some very decent designers (tado is cool) and some not so good, but the secret rare ones include a fury monkey..normally a box of this is about $5, but the shops (who open the boxes) have already marked them up to 30 or 40 dollars...normally theyre "blind boxed" so u dont know which design your buying till u bought one. so today i bought about 5 or six, and got lots of rare ones...saving about 100dollars if i bought them open.blind boxed toys mean you end up buying loads n loads for the collection, instead of the exact ones you like.
a few misconceptions about japan...old games arent cheap,dvds arent cheap,music isnt cheap,travel on the tube is not too bad(cheaper than london) and its clean,on time,regular..anime dvds arent cheap....superfamicom games cost as much as they did when they came out if theyre in good condition,some of the rare ones, in bad condition cost more. Most shops charge very similar prices for the cartridge on its own, to the price if it has a box and manual..You can still buy lots of nes,msx,pc engine and other old games for old systems...in the uk most places only cater for the current market...a few speciallist places exsist, but i'm sure ebay is helping to kill those off.
.the food is great, fresh, tasty, loads of variety and soo much stuff ive never seen in uk/usa, though i havent tried much either...you can buy any of the obscure electronica/hip hop etc here,in fact its perhaps easier than most places in the uk.(and bape is very expensive here,just like everywhere else)..
and..thats it really for todays movie and toy review..ive also been catching up on the westwing.and took a few touristy piccies to put on my gallery soon...