While in the military I spent time in around 25 countries and I learned one important thing about visiting other places; You have to crawl around in the underbelly of some cultures to see and possibly enjoy the real thing. Visit those back streets, old towns, look harder than the average tourist does.

As for movies, I just picked up the Inkeepers and the Woman in Black; both were good; if you like scary movies. My next purchase will be Panty and Stocking, as Otaku USA says the Dub is actually better than the Japanese version and brings new life to it...