Top 5 movies:
Back to the Future
E.T. -The Extra Terrestrial
Pardon the laughably smug terminology, but aside from the
predictably Spielbergian top 5, my styles are otherwise "eclectic".
One day I could be watching a mindless action flick, the next an
introspective art-house picture. That said, I'm very much a child
of the 80s; Beverly Hills Cop, Die Hard, Goonies, The Breakfast
Club and ALL THINGS SPIELBERG. That's where I tend to gravitate.
Then again, I love a nice quiet Sunday afternoon watching
Casablanca or The Maltese Falcon. And I am always, ALWAYS down for
The Dark Knight Trilogy. Or anything that happens to be on IFC at
any given time. Once again, eclectic.
I'll defend a good bad movie (The Rock) over a bad good movie (Cold
Mountain) any day of the week. I just love movies that know what
they are and don't try to overstep their boundaries. There are very
few things I detest more than an "important movie" winking at the
Academy as if to say "just gimme that Oscar already". You have to
earn it. Love Scorsese, but "Gangs of New York" and "The Aviator"
fell into that category. There were PLENTY of great things to love
about those movies, but I just felt like he was getting desperate
to "complete his career" by getting that statue. Ironic that his
next movie, a Mob Film, would see him laid back, just killing it in
his wheelhouse, bringing his best work in years...and winning an
Oscar. Take chances, but don't over reach, guys.
As for TV; Once again, I'm all over the place.... Community,
Trailer Park Boys, Portlandia, Arrested Development, Lost, Spaced,
Dexter, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Alcatraz, Game of Thrones, Modern
Family, The Walking Dead, Falling Skies, Twin Peaks, English and
American versions of The Office, Touch, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock,
Archer, The Killing, Rescue Me, 24, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,
Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Arrested
Development (So awesome, it must be repeated), The Shield (BEST COP
SHOW EVER), The Wire ( SECOND BEST), The Daily Show with Jon
Stewart, The Colbert Report, Law & Order, Young Indiana Jones
Adventures, Seinfeld, 80s sitcoms (Growing Pains, Full House,
Perfect Strangers, Family Matters)...I could go on.
As for music; it's...all over the place. (Haha. Surprise!
Surprise!) Classic Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, Classical, Film Scores
(John Williams!), Indie Rock...I've been really getting back into
80s synth pop lately, so I've had The Cars, Talking Heads, and Huey
Lewis & The News on heavy rotation...also, Zeppelin, Petty,
James Taylor, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, The Police, Genesis, Beastie
Boys, U2, the Stones, Black Keys, Flight of the Conchordsand THE
BEATLES. Always, The Beatles.
Food? Pizza, Baby. Pretty much anything with cheese. Obviously, I'm
quickly appreciating the importance of eating healthier, but...oh
man. Love cheeses. Also, New England Clam Chowder, but I'm from
Boston, so it's kind of a birthright/requirement. I am extremely
open minded and I love trying new things.