I find myself walking to and from work. I know it sounds awful but I've come to love it. I leave my house around 8 in the morning to get to work at 9. The world is a beautiful place. I plug my head phones in and just breathe. It's quite therapeutic. I love looking at houses and imagining who lives in there.
I swear from the time I've started walking I've had four different book ideas pop into my head. They're all pretty good too. I come up with more dynamic characters as I walk, imagining what Ryder or another character would be doing. The quiet also gives me time to think.
This morning I was walking to work and thought of a great scene that would really add to, The Thousand Year Curse. Today when I got to work, I quickly wrote it down and I'm pretty sure I'm going to use it. It's helping improve my writing. It gives me that time to myself to think and be alone.
I think we can get inspiration any where. However, I do think that watching a movie or reading a book isn't the best spot. Usually those ideas tend to be too similar. You don't want to copy an idea. Your imagination should come up with something completely its own. Authors do inspire me though. I like how certain people write and try to use their techniques as my own.