A LOT. But since you asked...
My number one favorite is AMÉLIE, and always will be.
My favorite films foundation is made up of Disney
happily-ever-afters, Tarantino femme fatales, Hitchcockian
suspense, John Waters’ inimitable brand of filth, Tim Burton dark
comedy, Kevin Smith's low-brow humor mixed with wit and satire, 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, High Fidelity, 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, Irish music,
jazz singers, swing, classical, bluegrass, opera, classic rock,
mash-up remixes, a cappella, guilty pleasure pop songs, hip hop,
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.
My favorite book is White Oleander. I re-read it once a year.
My favorite author is Francesca Lia Block, and it's tough for me to
pick which one of her books is my favorite.
Other fiction favorites include Sharp Objects, Gone Girl, The Bell
Jar, Good Omens, Valley of the Dolls, Water for Elephants, and
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood...Basically, I gravitate
towards horrifying stories written beautifully. Nonfiction/Memoir
favorites include works by David Sedaris, Susan Orlean, Caitlin
Moran, and Natalie Goldberg. My favorite poet is Billy Collins, but
am mildly obsessed with Sierra DeMulder as well.
Also, I have a massive love of all things Shakespeare.
"Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast
"People are idiots, Leslie."
--Parks and Recreation