I've also read the complete works of George Orwell.
Favourite movie changes a lot (I have a massive DVD collection) but ones I like are Reservoir Dogs, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, The Godfather, Scarface, The Terminator, Back to the Future and more.
TV shows: Peep Show, The Thick of It, Big Bang Theory, Arrested Development. Just started watching Sons of Anarchy.
Everything else is, meh.
Typically, I'll think of an idea, work it through, realise its ridiculous, move on to the next thing and thus, the cycle continues.