Movies: I'll watch pretty much everything but Dazed and Confused is
my favourite movie because it just feels like hanging out with some
of your best friends for a few hours. Also a big fan of Motorcycle
Diaries, The 400 Blows, Mysterious Skin, Enter the Void, Thin Red
Line, Pierrot le Fou, JFK, House, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,
Incendies, and My Neighbour Totoro, to name a very slight few. I
especially dig coming-of-age stuff, road trip movies,
weird/pulpy/cult films, and movies that play around with
dreams/reality. For pure fun, there's The Mighty Ducks, Commando,
Con Air, and other awesome cheesy movies.
TV: Lost, South Park, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Carnivale,
Flight of the Conchords, 24, Entourage, Alias, Arrested
Development, Friday Night Lights, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community,
House of Cards, Portlandia
Music: Arcade Fire, Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, Explosions in the Sky,
Boards of Canada, Oasis, The Hold Steady, Kanye West, TV on the
Radio, The Black Keys, Drive-by Truckers, Justice, M83, Foals, etc.
Like all kinds (although I'm never up-to-date with current popular
music) but lately been getting more into older stuff like Motown
and classic rock.
Books: I read a lot more in-depth journalism (aka any fascinating
real life stories, investigations or insight into society) than
books nowadays. If it's been linked on
in the last year or two, chances are
I've probably read it. I've been trying to get back into longer
stuff though. Some favourite books/series - Requiem for a Dream,
His Dark Materials, The Big Short, A Song of Ice and Fire, The
Black Dahlia, A Short History of Progress.