Books: As long as i have books I can escape. Well that or Crack,
but you know.
The Master and Margarita, Montaillou, anything Hemmingway is
literary bliss. The Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, because who
doesn't like a reinvention of the Napoleonic Era with
New Scientist, The Economist and XKCD.
Movies: Into the Wild, Rubber, Magnolia, Sunshine, Cashback, Moon,
The Fountain, Memento, One Hour Photo, Pulp Fiction, Oldboy, Once
Upon a Time in Mexico, Lotr, Fear and Loathing. Director wise,
nothing beats the Coen brothers.
I've made an effort to see all the Twilght movies at the cinema,
because that much hilarity doesn't deserve to wait.
Shows: Mostly comedy. Think Peep Show, The Mighty Boosh, Family
Guy, Brasseye, Darkplace, IT Crowd, Flight of the Conchords. I grew
up on Star Trek and have a soft spot for House.
Sherlock is pretty much the best thing ever.
Music: Rock, blues, metal, jazz -- I'm pretty open. Some of the
music I'm obsessing over at the moment includes, Sigur Ros,
Explosions in the Sky, Russian Circles and Mogwai.
Rammstein are the best bad I've ever seen live. Ever.