Even in Tokyo, Japan - one of the world's largest cities, you sometimes have to wait months to see major films. Every now and again a movie will be released at the same time as overseas, but this happens rarely. They also sometimes change the names of movies, which can cause havoc when looking for particular movies at the video store.
There is a great interview with Toni Collette the Aussie actress about her role in Japanese Story (an Australian movie) in Salon. This is one of the movies that I want to see when I am back in Australia. I also want to see Lost in Translation. So many people have raved about this movie AND I WANT to see it ALREADY!
Will also finally get to see the final installment of Lord of the Rings!!