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1. Tonight - Kung Fu Hustle. Hell yes. It was either that or Sin City, and for whatever reason Kath and I were more excited about KFH.

2. Just finished reading Murakami's Kafka on the Shore, which was as delightfully surreal as I'd hoped. I have absoutely no idea what the actual story was about, but he touches on some interesting ideas and perspectives. Sorta reminded me of Spirited Away, in terms of the random, tangentially progressive plot (tangentially progressive? wtf). If you're a Murakami fan, you know what I mean. Not sure what's next; I flipped through the first few chapters of Blink and, while the subject matter is fascinating, his writing style really annoyed me. I'm going to stick with my gut impression, then, since that's what the book is about. I'm choosing between Fortress of Solitude or Everything Is Illuminated.

3. I replayed the beginning of Jade Empire last night with a new character; I wasn't happy with my original choice and, also, decided to go with a female character. I anticipate playing this game more than once, as there are 3 completely different endings, and I thought I'd switch things up and try it from the female perspective. Anyway, I'm happy to say that so far it's really engrossing; the combat gets some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it it's pretty satisfying. The puzzles have been very easy, but I expect that to change as I get farther along. It's definitely a cousin to KOTOR, in a lot of respects - even though Bioware says they created a new engine, it still feels like KOTOR, and I'd even go so far as to say that I'm liking it better.

That's all I've got.
I've seen both. And both are well-worth seeing, but for markedly different reasons.

KFH was hilarious. Funnier and more well-done that Shaolin Soccer, which I really liked.

The difference is that you come away from KFH feeling pretty good. You come away from SC thinking that humanity kind of sucks.
The difference is that you come away from KFH feeling pretty good.

I think that's what we were in the mood for.
2 facts
1. The best movie so far this year is Sin City.

2. I haven't seen KFH.
Kung Fu Hustle! Yes! Please report on how you liked it. Val and I really want to see that as well.
i actually saw the preview for KFH while waiting for sin city... i wasn't sure what to make of it, whether or not it would be fucking awesome or if i was just in a pot-induced haze...
if you don't mind, i'd love to hear your thoughts on it. you're mysteriously spot on with movies i like, by the way, so i tend to trust your judgement on things.

jen
(trying not to sound creepy, though it may be too late now...)