I like to laugh so romantic comedies are generally alright. But
most often I go for the visually interesting action movie or
science fiction movie. I figure if you are going to hit me up for a
$10 gallon of soda the least you can do is wow my senses.
Gravity was a good ride.
I also like stories that are well told, like Castaway, I-Robot,
40-year old virgin, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo (the subtitle
trilogy version – although the violence was tough in those) the
Untouchables, Silverado, Oceans 11 series, Hunt for Red October,
Enemy of the State, We Were Soldiers, anything Hitchcock, almost
anything with Bogey in it.
I do also enjoy comedies, some silly and some stupid like Crazy
Stupid Love, Bridesmaids (although I could only watch it once, it
was funny), Big, Roxanne, Groundhog Day
I think the original trilogy of Star Wars was the best story
telling, but visual effects in the last few were pretty stunning. I
am looking forward to seeing what JJ Abrams will do with it.
Speaking of him, I do like his new take on the Star Trek movies,
particularly the first one and its original approach to the story
so many know way too well (including me).
The Alien series, particularly the first few was awesome and quite
creepy. But so too was Event Horizon. Well, you get the
As for television, I like shows that keep me guessing. Fringe was
awesome, and I miss it. Continuum might keep me interested. I did
like revenge, but it got too convoluted. Mindy Project, New Girl,
Greys Anatomy, all of the Jack Bauer/24 series, any Buggs Bunny or
Star Trek rerun (classic or next gen), twilight zone (classic or
recent), Rookie Blue, and for some reason Raising Hope. There are
also a few DIY shows I watch for ideas and pointers. The reality is
that I have a bunch of shows in the buffer on the DVR, just waiting
for a rainy or lazy day.
As for books, I will have to get back to you on that. This section
is too long already. I do read, but have not picked up a book in a
while as I am writing one and it feels weird to do so right now.