Movies tend to be the focus of a lot of my time and attention,
often in conversation. Everyone likes movies, but I really do. Not
just watching now and then, but learning about how they're made,
behind the scenes stuff, different versions (collecting rarities)
and deleted scenes and commentaries and so on. The list below is
not exhaustive, of course... but I find myself drawn to ladies on
here based on matching their movie lists, so maybe some specifics
would help. If you ask me what I'm currently looking at, it'll help
fill in some specifics.
The Back to the Future trilogy is my standby for top of the list. I
like many comedies from many decades, medium sci-fi (Terminator/T2,
some Star Treks, Star Wars IV-VI [not really sci-fi but...],
various classics...), Disney-and-related (Aladdin, TLM, BATB, the
classic princess triad, assorted talking-animal, etc.; much of
Pixar such as The Incredibles, Toy Story trilogy; Tron, Flight of
the Navigator, The Brave Little Toaster...), movies about movies,
bad/cheesy movies and MST3K, certain Bond (particularly Roger
Moore, but also including Casino Royale '67), some classic
musicals, general "dramas" and stuff that just screws with reality
(Being John Malkovich, The Truman Show, Waking Life), RHPS, and...
special mention for Amelie
, which everyone mentions because
it's almost in a class of its own.
TV is very close thematically. I have about as many shows in my
collection by volume as movies. The Simpsons
earn a special spot. Stuff on
Fox and Comedy Central makes up much of my viewing; many ill-fated
comedies line my shelves. I will avoid a list here, but I'll be
happy to take questions. Here's a big exception: sports. I already
don't care much for them, stop preempting things plz.
Books: I don't read as much literature as I ought to (I pore
through a lot of nonfiction material online, though). Surprise,
surprise, much of what I like is humor (Hitchhiker's trilogy, for
example). I've been working through a bunch of paperbacks recently
- oh what you can get for a quarter!
Music: I'm a little funny about that. I enjoy many things, but what
I choose tends to be whole chunks by the same artist and not a list
of 50 cool bands. That said, no joking, the top of the list would
probably be Weird Al, They Might Be Giants, Parliament (and
Clinton-related). Upbeat, bassy, and fun are pretty good criteria.
I also enjoy scores and soundtracks, and was recently on a bit of a
kick of discovering rarities from Ace of Base. No apologies.
Food: Eh. I like familiar stuff that's probably bad for me. I
haven't been exposed to a lot of real international/ethnic stuff,
but while I'm willing to try it, I do the best when I'm prepared in
advance, so I don't freak out and just choose something safe. If
you like it, sell me on it!