lol-aj.livejournal.com is a new feature in which I talk about... MYSELF!! Or something I've done recently.
AJ is very pleased to have finally watched Paprika, which has been sitting in a Netflix envelope in my living room for the past month. Anyway, I finally got around to watching it, and now I've watched it three times since Thursday, plus there's a select few scenes I've watched over and over probably a dozen times by now. I can't remember being so excited about a movie since Mulholland Drive--it was just so unexpectedly strange and beautiful and cool... I am only kicking myself for having not seen it in theaters. I've been most enjoying of late movies that mess around with the interplay between fantasy and horror, which Paprika does to great effect. Guillermo del Torro's Pan's Labyrinth would be other obvious film I've seen in the past couple years that does that, but so does the film he produced more recently, the Orphanage (ignore the cheesy trailer, it scared the bejesus out of me). Anyway, folks is also likening Paprika to Spirited Away, which is not an unfair comparison (it obv follows the same kind of dream-logic), but Paprika is somehow way more sinister.
Anyway, it's a pretty good movie if you like some psychoanalysis with your anime.