A LOT. But since you asked...
My number one favorite is AMÉLIE, and always will be.
My other favorite films foundation is made up of...
Tarantino femme fatales
John Waters’ inimitable brand of filth
Tim Burton darkness
Wes Anderson's attention to detail
Kevin Smith's low-brow humor mixed with razor-sharp wit
and Baz Luhrmann alternate realities.
Other essential viewing includes All About Eve, Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind, The Hours, Pleasantville, Drop Dead Gorgeous,
Secretary, Ghost World, Jurassic Park, Moonstruck, O Brother Where
Art Thou?, Empire Records, Serenity, and Suspiria. Movie nights are
my favorite nights.
Gilmore Girls, Parks and Recreation, Twin Peaks, Sherlock, House of
Cards, Downton Abbey, Archer, The Walking Dead, New Girl, Last Week
Tonight with John Oliver, Bones, Lie to Me, Dexter, Mad Men, Grey's
Anatomy, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, The West Wing,
Absolutely Fabulous, Doctor Who, Firefly, Sex and the City. I also
kick ass at Jeopardy.
Musicals, movie soundtracks, idiosyncratic love songs, hip hop,
Irish music, jazz singers, swing, ska, classical, bluegrass, opera,
classic rock, mash-up remixes, a cappella, guilty pleasure pop
songs, really good cover songs, and old-timey novelty songs with
silly and/or dirty titles. Random artist sampling includes The
Decemberists, The Chieftains, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Flogging Molly,
Ella Fitzgerald, Regina Spektor, Amanda Palmer, Amy Winehouse, Lady
Gaga, Martha Wainwright, Janelle Monae, Die Antwoord, Yeah Yeah
Yeahs, Rufus Wainwright, Indigo Girls, Ani Difranco, Adele,
Beyonce, Patsy Cline, Yann Tiersen, Save Ferris, JD McPherson,
Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes. And ABBA! If you're
lucky, I'll make you one of my world famous mix CDs.
- ohmagahh can't wait for this movie
Francesca Lia Block's neo-fairy tales. Ingrid and Astrid in
oleander time. Gals who are just MAD about “dolls”. The tiniest of
details documented by Susan Orlean. David Sedaris reading out loud.
Gillian Flynn's pantheon of violent women. All things YA-YA! Banter
between Crowley and Aziraphale. Dan Brown's comically melodramatic
cliffhangers. Training circus elephants in Polish. Lyra reading the
Alethiometer. Sylvia Plath's views on life (and death). Everything
"Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast
"People are idiots, Leslie."
--Parks and Recreation