Perhaps my most unconventional hobby is socio-cultural discourse and how race, class, religion, ethnicity, history, and other issues affect us on a micro and macro scale. Student of bell hooks, Audre Lorde, & MLK Jr.
movies: Most of the Tarantino catalog, the Cornetto trilogy by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Brit coms like Death at a Funeral and In Bruges, most action films (ie in the vein of The Avengers, Nolan's Batman series, etc), historical dramas, Harry Potter series, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and any films I feel I've learned from (ie Eastern Promises).
tv: Arrested Development, Parks & Rec, IT Crowd, The League, It's Always Sunny, Downton Abbey, Flight of the Concords, Mad Men etc.
music: 80s throwback stuff (Little Boots, Phantogram), dancey stuff (Friendly Fires, Yelle, CHVRCHES), popular alt rock (Beirut, Vampire Weekend), the classics (Bowie, Joy Division, the Beatles), singer-songwriters (Laura Marling, Patrick Wolf)...I could go on and on.
food: things that are spicy, cheesy, or chocolatey.
Group mountain climbs on old bikes
Coen brothers movies
or if you have movie / music recommendation,
of if you're brainy and creative.