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Binky International Film Festival: An Introduction

It’s almost Christmas again, and around this time last year I decided to celebrate the holidays by doing my “12 Days of Christmas Countdowns”, where I do what I do best, make a list of all my favorite things. This year, I plan on doing almost but not quite the same thing because hey, it’s the holidays, I got nothing else to do! πŸ™‚ However, instead of another 12 Days Of Christmas Countdowns like last year, this year I’m going to treat you all to my first ever “Binky International Film Festival”.

You see, to say that I’m a pop culture junkie would be a gross understatement, because I devour pop culture like an obese kid devours big macs. Not only am I TV-obsessed and I watch more television than is humanly possible, I just discovered that in 2011 I have watched A LOT of movies, almost as many as Roger Ebert and all those other high and mighty movie critics. So in the next… I don’t know, week or so, I’m going to basically be your guide to the movies that I’ve seen all throughout 2011. Note that some are so unmemorable that I don’t even bother mentioning them, and some are old movies I’ve seen a million times but still love and watch over and over again (i.e The Princess Bride) that I have to omit from this “film festival” series.

Just like most film festivals, I’m going to divvy up the movies according to genres, however, unlike most film festivals, I don’t stick with the traditional “drama”, “comedy”, “thriller” genres, instead I pretty much come up with my own names for them. Such as, “big budget awesomeness” “indie darlings” “romance that makes you want to stick a fork in your eye”, etc. I’ll start with “Big Budget Awesomeness” (because there aren’t many) tomorrow, and hopefully we’ll be done before the new year’s. πŸ™‚

Also: I don’t live in the United States so there are a few gems that people rave about but I haven’t seen, not because I’m not aware of their greatness but because they’re not available to me yet. So I would really appreciate it if you don’t leave comments such as “I can’t believe you didn’t see The Artist. It’s like, the best movie of 2011.” You know, that sort of a thing. πŸ˜‰

Alright, now that I’ve explained what it’s all about, I hope you’ll join me as we review 2011 in movies with the first ever Binky International Film Festival.

See you tomorrow for day one!

Xoxo

Binky Bee

This is my alternate reality…

Okay, first up, I have no freakin’ idea why I keep insisting on creating a blog. But I suppose just like my writing, I have to start and abandon so many projects before I finally finish one. I don’t know if this is going to be “the blog”, but let’s just hope so for the time being.

The reason why I am always unsuccessful in my attempt at blogging is because I don’t have a specific theme. My interests are so diverse (though most of them are in the pop culture category) and I just kinda write what I feel like writing and talk about what I feel like talking.

Suffice to say, I can’t quite put my blog in any category, since I kinda talk about everything – and at the same time, nothing.

But I guess that’s okay too. Nobody says I should only write about one specific thing, right?

So let’s just start this off with a few of my favorite things..

I love fashion. I’m addicted. I can’t breathe without it.

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Daisy Lowe 2

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I love watching TV. I’ve seen almost every show that’s ever aired on television… and that’s not even an exaggeration.

My favorite shows at the moment…

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Gossip Girl

Mad Men

WEEDS

psych

project runway

I listen to a lot of music, without any specific genre. The only thing I avoid is teeny bopper music – yes I’m talking to you Miley and Jonases. Recently, I’m really into

Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson

vampire weekend

Vampire Weekend

the virgins

The Virgins

Among other cool indie bands. I’m not a mainstream listener, but sometimes I do enjoy a little Killers and Coldplay.

I also read a lot. I know, pretty predictable for a writer.

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And I love getting lost in a good movie. Especially those movies that deal with relationship in the most unconventional way. Like Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. And my recent favorite, 500 Days of Summer.

500 days of summer

I’m a hermit. Lying in bed or playing with my cat is enough to make me happy.

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I have a lot of vices… but my favorite ones are coffee, cigarettes and conversation.

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And those are just a few of my favorite things.

So what is this blog about? Well…

I guess you’re just going to have to wait and find out.

xoxo

Binky Bee