Movies: Wes Anderson and PT Anderson are incredible, as well as Charlie Kaufman. To further endorse Kaufman, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind continues best movie I've ever seen and Synecdoche, New York absolutely broke my heart. The Coen brothers aren't half bad either. The Triplets of Belleville is the best animated feature I've encountered and easily a top ten favorite of mine. And Herzog is a wonderful mad scientist with a movie camera.
Music: The first two weezer albums are the best records ever made. The Decemberists make me want to set out to sea. Rilo Kiley affected me enough that I named my daughter after the band. The Magnetic Fields made, quite possibly, the most impressive body of creative work I've encountered with 69 Love Songs. I hate Conor Oberst, and Bright Eyes in turn, for being such a whiny little bastard, but still so damn good at turning a poignant phrase. Vampire Weekend and Maritime both put smiles on my face. Girl Talk made me believe in the possibility of simultaneously listening to every song I've ever loved and it being the most enjoyable dance party ever imagined. And Justin Vernon currently holds the "sad songs I wish I'd written" title in my mind after the most recent Bon Iver release.
Foods: I like olives the least.