Update: that self-cloning project was complete (mwahahaha!). Unfortunately, the result was negative. My protein did not localize properly :( .
b) Any of the Monty Python movies. The Count of Monte Cristo. Amile. The Professional. V for Vendetta. The Matrix. Terminator 2. The Great Mouse Detective. The Cat Returns. Finding Nemo. The Incredibles. The Rock. 28 Days Later. Hot Fuzz. The original Star Wars Trillogy. Princess Bride. The Nightmare Before Christmas. Kill Bill 2. Hero. The Last Samurai.
c) Anything atonal. Anything with lots of key changes and time changes. Prefer minor keys over major keys. Prefer black keys over white keys. Generally prefer fast tempo over slow tempo, but there are exceptions.
d) Mmmmm, monosodium glutamate!!