A Company of Wolves: An R-rated surreal version of a little red riding hood. A minor masterpiece.
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein: One of the first horror-comedies and still one of the best.
Addams Family: Before the two so-so feature films was a brilliant TV show. Creepy and Ookey!
Allan Holdsworth: The fastest electronic guitartist on the planet. Jazz fusion. Must seen live to be believed.
Babylon 5: Though the series is over, see the rebroadcasts, buy the discs... it's just that good and meaningful.
Lewis Black: Okay, he used a lot of profanity, but so what- he's still genuiinely funny! A starbucks across from a starbucks! Time for a cup of Joe.
Bladerunner: Ridley Scott's masterpiece. One of the greatest futuristic films of all time.
Bubba Ho-Tep- A 70-year old Elvis and a black JFK fighting a mummy. Silly? No! poignant . A brilliant Indie film. Bruce Campbell is amazing.
Creepshow: They don't make fun monster movies anymore. They should like Creepshow. I'm tired of serial killer flicks.
Dagon: Stuart Gordon's (The Re-animator), extremely creepy film about a strange fishing town off the coast of Spain.
Dark City: A visually stunning movie by Alex Proyas. Powerful vision. See this! Much better than The Matrix.
Darrell Sweet: A fantastic illustrator. Great stylization and images. HE became famous for his Piers Anthony covers.
Das Boot: A fantastic WWII U-boat movie. The director's cut is even better.
Dead Alive: One of the grossest , disgusingly brilliant movies with plenty of humor mixed in by LOTR master- Peter Jackson
Dream Theater: Called progressive metal, I just like to call them good. Excellent musicianship!
Evil Dead II: Sam Raimi's masterpiece of comic horror. The sequel- `Army of Darkness' is good too.
Family Guy: Can you say one of the funniest cartoons ever made. Yet some of the crassness is starting to get old. Spin-offs are bad.
Fantasia: Disney's risky masterpiece. Gorgeous. Inventive and risk-taking.
Farscape: Great visuals, solid acting, outrageous visuals and plot from the genius named Henson. Cancelled? Idiots!
Fawlty Towers: John Cleese's brilliant television sitcom and one of the funniest ever.
From the Palaces to the Pike: Best book on the 1904 World's Fair. It was amazing what they did 100 years ago. It puts out culture to shame.
Futurama: From the makers of the Simpsons (and IMHO- it's better). Smart, funny and even touching. Bender rules!
Genesis: From 1970-1977: they were one of the most creative bands. Not anymore. Check out `Seconds Out.'
Gentle Giant: Probably the most talented prog band (or any band), ever. Some of the most complicated music ever written.
Get Smart: Mel brooks' televison spy spoof. Don Adams was hilarious. Way better than the 2009 movie.
Glory!: A fantastic Civil War movie about a regiment of brave `black' soldiers. Emotional, showcasing the spirit of brave men.
I Dream of Jeannie: The show was simply fun... no messages, no hidden meaning, just funny.
Iron Chef: The superbowl of cooking shows. Morimoto rules! And the FoodTV American Iron Chef spin-off isn't bad too.
Iron Giant: A very good animated film with some heart. Perfect melding of 2D and 3D techniques.
Eddie Izzard- A very funny British comedian. Intelligence and humor... what a concept! You over there... cake or death!
James Earl Jones: One of the few actors I really respect. His voice is incredible. I wish he'd do more recent films.
James Horner: A motion picture composer extraordinaire.
Jean-Michel Jarre: A techno-fusion musician. He uses skyscrapers as projection screens for lasers and animation.
Justin Bua: A fantastic painter of urban wonder. A superior artist and nice person. He was a break-dance champion in his youth in Harlem.
Keith Parkinson: His `Knightsbridge' art book is wonderful. He is known for excellent book covers.
Labyrinth: A fun movie by Jim Henson, Terry Jones of Monty Python wrote it.
Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece! If you haven't read the novels or seen the movies- Do It!
Marillion: Neo-prog music that has gone through many changes personnel-wise and musically. The Fish-era band was more creative.
Meet me in St. Louis: A lovely Judy Garland musical in the Victorian period. Beautiful, wonderful and sugary as all heck.
Meet the Hollowheads: Tom Burman's monstrosity of bizarreness and creativity. The plot? Dad's boss comes home for dinner. See it!
Monty Python: Funny comedy troupe that have split up... but the MP & The Holy Grail is a classic and their TV shows are excellent. Spam!
Morgan Freeman: One of the best voices in actor-dom. An amazing pro. See him in the Shawshank Redemption which is brilliant!
N.C. Wyeth: By far, the most talented of the Wyeth family. Strong illustration.
PFM: Progressive music that has waethered the test of time. The ony Italian band to break the top 100 in America (in the 70's).
Red Dwarf: Creative risk-taking British television and it's pretty `smegging' funny. DVDs are out!
Rembrandt Van Rijn: Powerful art work- the best of the `old masters'! The brilliance of showing so much detail with such simple brush work.
Renaissance: Simply beautiful music with the angel-like voice of Annie Haslam. Check out -`Live from Carnegie Hall.'
Return to Oz: An under-rated `sequel' to The Wizard of Oz classic. A very good film. Nice claymation by Will Vinton.
Robert Rodruigez- Director of the Spy Kids Trilogy and co-dir. of Sin City. He has an amazing passion for film.
Roger Waters: Still creating good music. His new `In the Flesh' live album covers a lot of excellent material. Te DVD is excellent!
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: Talk about risks. Minimal sets, all Green screen and a massive retro epic shot in B&W and colored!
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: A truly orignal band. Part trash, part Prog, Part Avant-garde. Outrageous live!
Spirited Away: One of the greatest animator's ever- Hayao Miyazaki created this masterpiece. See it!
Spock's Beard: USed to be the best of the American progressive bands. Sadly `God' `told' Neil Morse to quit SB! Check out early Beard!
Stanley Jordan: An amazing jazz guitarist that plays both hands on the neck. Totally original!
Steve Hackett: Fantastic guitarist; he invented tapping. Only genesis ex-member that thinks progressive. Check out Spectral Mrnings and Defector!
Terry Gilliam: Baron Munchaussen, Time Bandits, Brazil- a visual genius filmmaker! Soon- Tideland and the Brother's Grimm. He is the master!
The Duellists: Alien, Bladerunner and Gladiator were great. This is Ridley Scott's first film and it's fantastic!
The Green Mile: A wonderfully powerful and touching film with great acting. Michael Clarke Duncan is amazing as is Tom Hanks.
The High House: A delightful `high' fantasy novel by James Stoddard. This would make a fabulous movie! Everybody, Read this book!
The Honeymooners: The older it gets, the funnier it becomes. Comdy television at its best.
The Lathe of Heaven: A fantastic public television low-budget film. The book is fantastic as well. The remake stinks! See the PBS version.
The Prisoner: A wonderfully creative British series. Big brother is watching you.
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad: FX wizard- Ray Harryhausen's first color movie still holds up!
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: Progressive thrash/punk/avante-garde music with heaping handfuls of creativity, wit and visuals. The new album is great!
The Thing: John Carpenter's adaptation with a strong risk-taking all-male cast and a nasty `thing.'
The Thomas Covenant Novels: Stephen Donaldson's epic fantasy novels with a modern twist. Powerful! The new book- `Runes of the Earth' is quite good.
Tom Waits: Personifies cool. Simple as that. Check out: ` Nighthawks at the Diner'.
The Wild Wild West: Before the bad motion picture, was an inventive TV series- James Bond during the post-civil war. It worked and was brilliant!