"If one had ascended to heaven and had obtained a full view of the nature of the universe and the beauty of the stars, his admiration would be without delight, if there were no one to whom he could tell what he had seen."
For movies, I'll see just about anything, I try to stay away from Michael Bay type stuff but can't help it if it's about space or sci fi. Faves: Aliens, Donnie Darko, Stardust, Primer, the Abyss, Love Actually, About a Boy, and anything by Tarantino. Oh, and all the Apatow/Todd Philips/Seth Rogen movies. For TV I'd go with Dexter (in small doses), True Blood, Hawaii Five-O, Parks & Rec, Game of Thrones, and How I Met Your Mother (this show is totally the new Friends).
Music-wise, I seem to collect musician friends, so I've had a lot of varied influences over the years, but I like most genres, with not as much of an interest in classical. Recent favorites: Florence + the Machine, Broken Bells, Zero 7, Mars Volta, Rufus Thomas, Royksopp, the Knife, Ladytron, MSTRKRFT, Neko Case, Tristen, Rilo Kiley, and Guy Monk. Long term faves: Led Zeppelin, Dave Matthews, and Tori Amos, who was my neighbor when I was in high school. Basically, if it's quality, I'll dig it.
I like most cuisines, but grew up without Thai, Indian, & Sushi, which now would probably top out as my favorites, along with Middle Eastern. When I cook though, I tend to cook Cajun, French, and Italian (my chicken saltimbocca rocks). I spent a week in Hawaii this year, and learned that I could happily live off of ahi poke forever.