Recently Tim Carmody had a run as a guest editor on kottke.org. I get a sense Tim and I are at least similar in age, and I found myself with multiple posts just nodding my head in agreement. It is worth linking to a few of these:
Howl's Moving Castle isn't the best Miyazaki film. It continues to be my favorite. It isn't the first of his work I saw or read (Princess Mononoke in theaters 1997 and the Nausicaä manga years before that). There is just something about the movie that makes me love it a little more than the rest. Tim's comments really echo many of my thoughts.
A few years ago I found out about Planetary and quickly consumed it all. What a great world. What a great concept. The series isn't for everyone, a few issues have fairly gory violence, otherwise it holds around PG-13. If you're willing, read it. If not, at least read the article to get a sense of what was done in the series.
Warren Ellis is rebooting the world this was in (no sign of Planetary though) in the new DC series The Wild Storm. The new series is pulling from other properties Ellis did.
I'd never read the comic, but it is a very interesting take on Captain America in his off time in the MCU. Fun read.
Seriously, the Transformers move is crazy. A follow on: the rebirth of Optimus Prime two part episode is also great. I had both of those on VHS at home.
It seems like a joke, but have you watched Monsterpiece Theatre? Many of Tim's posts end with an interview, and this one almost did.