Kelly Bedard

Earlier this year my father bought Life Magazine’s “100 People Who Changed the World”. I read the thing cover to cover. There were tons of omissions, none quite so confounding to me as Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. My dad didn’t understand why I insisted that the 26-year-old billionaire should be on the list, […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I first saw Jesse Eisenberg* in the 2005 film The Squid and the Whale. In it, he played the mostly unlikeable, snobbish son of a couple going through one of the most nasty divorces ever put to film. The movie showed Eisenberg’s transition from gawky, assholeish teen to sympathetic young man against the back drop […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Full disclosure: Although I’ve never joined a fan club, written a celebrity a letter, or started a blog dedicated to my love for a boy band member, Ben Affleck is the closest thing I have to a life-long celebrity obsession. It’s not even a romantic obsession. I don’t doodle his name on my notebooks, and […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Teen comedies live or die based on their casts. A brilliant script is a plus, kicking direction can be a boon, and an original concept is always appreciated, but they live or die based on their casts. Think of the very best teen movies (Ten Things I Hate About You, Mean Girls, Can’t Hardly Wait, […]

  Kelly Bedard

The documentary about Joan Rivers is doing really well. It’s gotten a lot of great press, strong ticket sales and a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It also happens to be really good. It’s fascinating, disturbing, funny and tragic. I’ve never been a Rivers fan, and the film not only told me why that’s […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’ll keep this brief, there’s not actually a lot to say about this film. The coolest thing about Salt is that the lead role was originally written for Tom Cruise and then tweaked to fit Angelina Jolie. The fact that a skinny chick like Jolie is in practice a hundred times more badass than Hollywood’s […]

  Kelly Bedard

Beezus and Ramona was my favourite book when I was little. I read it with my mom. Then I read the rest of the series, all 7 of them. I haven’t revisited these beloved books in years but, remembering them as a cornerstone of my childhood, I couldn’t have been more excited (and apprehensive) when […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

But what the hell does it all mean? SPOILER WARNING. I purposefully left my review vague, so you could read it without having seen the movie. No such promises will be made here> It’s understandable if you’re left scratching your head at the end of Inception. I think you’re meant to be. Nolan and co. […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I think that in talking about Inception, you can do one of two things. First, you can analyze what the film means – what was Nolan saying, what does his world consist of, does it make sense? Second, you can actually talk about whether or not it was a good movie. I’m not saying the […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I’ve come to take it as a granted that my favorite movie of the summer and year will probably be a Pixar film. I’ve learned to accept that the film that’s going to bring me to the highest level of pathos and enjoyment will inevitably be something brought to me in animated form. This has […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

This post is brought to you by My Cinema’s new writer, Rachael. To begin with, a disclaimer: If the mere thought of sparkly vampires makes your blood boil, if you’re so sick of Robert Pattinson’s face and Taylor Lautner’s abs that it makes you feel like Edward when Bella stands in front of a fan; […]

  Kelly Bedard

Tom Cruise is very good at stunts. He runs fast, shoots well, can dangle from a building, throw himself into things and generally leap and fling about heroically. He’s also charming, can hold the camera’s focus and deliver a line effectively. He’s quirky, can play interesting characters and instantly earns the audience’s trust, even if […]

  Kelly Bedard

Hi Movie Fans,  Welcome to My Entertainment World’s newest site: My Cinema. Here we’ll be discussing our thoughts on current and classic cinema, sharing movie news and actor profiles. To kick off the site, here’s a list of films currently in theatres that are worth the watch, or completely skippable:  DEFINITELY GO SEE: Toy Story […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Up until about four months ago, I kept a (fairly up-to-date) movie blog over at “I Watch Movies and Then Talk About Them.” When I graduated college, and found that real life was limiting my ability to add anything worth adding to the conversatons about movies floating along the internet, I hung up my blogging […]