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The urban shopping area of Xinyi district. It's where modernisation meets the uber-modern with architecturally wiz-bang department stores, in your face marketing plastering the likes of Chanel, Gucci or LV behind every window, flashing colourful LED lights that perform hypnotism and street performers that either scare away the children, or enchants you with their aura. This is where the hip and trendy go with their designer sunnies and billion dollar handbags… or if you just wanna watch a movie and eat some ice-cream.

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi

(Fuzzy photos, before I learnt the proper way to take photos at night)

I went and saw Mission Impossible 3 and I must say, JJ Abrams does a fine job at his first movie attempt. His fingerprints are all over this movie with some of his signature moves taken from Lost and Alias. It keeps you on the edge with the perfect balance of action sequences and plot development, as well as nicely placed one-liners. This third installment blows the previous attempts out of the water.

And this is where I watched the movie. Warner Village Cinemas in the Xinyi district, right next to Taipei 101. It has almost the same interior feel as the Village Cinema's in Ozland, carpets and all.

Warner Village

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