Borah Coburn

I’ve touched on this a little before, but it bears repeating. While historically, Comic Cons were mainly a method for learning more about the comic book industry and acquiring rare or vintage editions of things, recently they’ve become more of a vehicle for publicity—particularly sneak peeks at things and grand unveilings. Here’s a little bit […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Twin Peaks star’s presence can make almost any film or TV show better. Since his iconic show went off the air in 1991, MacLachlan has mostly filled the role of “that guy who’s in everything”, creating some of the most memorable television roles in recent history. His was one of my favourite long term […]

Exclusive Interview: Zaib Shaikh
  Kelly Bedard

Little Mosque on the Prairie, now in its 5th season on CBC, is possibly Canada’s best-known sitcom at the moment. It’s leading man is Zaib Shaikh, a charming multi-hyphenate dedicated to the Canadian performing arts landscape.  The actor-producer-writer-director got his start in the theatre before being cast as Amaar, a forward-thinking Imam who trades his […]

TV Stars in The Movies
  Rachael Nisenkier

The holiday movie rush has produced some truly excellent and some disappointing fare. But one thing has remained true: TV stars are really bringing it to the big screen this season. Click on the movie titles to read reviews from our sister site My Cinema. First there’s the rush of TV faces who play a […]

Fat Shows, the biggest problem since Skinny Shows

This week was the premiere of a new ABC family show called Huge. It’s basically an hour each week in which rebellious Will (you know she’s a rebel because she’s got blue hair) obnoxiously fights against losing weight at fat camp. Oh boy. I cannot wait. The premiere alone was chock a block full of […]

Canada’s Got More Hits
  Kelly Bedard

CBC has officially put a third show on my radar (the others being Little Mosque on the Prairie and Being Erica). The charming sitcom 18 to Life is not exactly ground breaking but it is incredibly sweet. As the central 18-year-old married couple, Jessie and Tom are fun characters with excellent chemistry. Jessie is played […]

Mr. Romantic is at it again.
  Kelly Bedard

And what does Mr. Romantic deserve as the perfect accompaniment to his grand gesture of the week (in some wonderfully timed, self-referential scenes)? A little Love Actually of course. In this week’s romantic comedy-skewering yet still knowingly cheesy How I Met Your Mother, Ted Mosby got the perfect backup: the beautiful (and easily identifiable) score […]

Obsessions of March 23, 2010
  Kelly Bedard

My Theatre: My TV’s new sister site, My Theatre premiered recently with reviews of Toronto’s new hit My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, a Conneticut Repertory Theatre Comedy of Errors and the national touring production of The Lion King. You’ll also find a link to Jude Law’s wonderful Hamlet-themed SNL monologue and a first-hand account […]

  Kelly Bedard

Rabbits are, in fact, much better than Ducks. Unless those Ducks be Mighty. (How I Met Your Mother) Naomi Bennett is a TERRIBLE mother. (Private Practice) Violet Turner is a TERRIBLE therapist. (Private Practice) I will never tire of Never Been Kissed. (movies) Jake Pavelka has terrible taste in women. (The Bachelor) Margene Henrikson might […]

  Kelly Bedard

Since Brothers & Sisters‘ first season back in 2006, Matthew Rhys has been one of my favourite people on television. His complicated and endearing character Kevin Walker has also been a favourite, as well as one half of TV’s best couple: Kevin and Scotty. The 34-year-old masks an accent and tackles English as a second […]

  Kelly Bedard

Tonight’s How I Met Your Mother paid tribute to the great coming of age movie Dead Poets Society. With Barney’s gesture of standing on his desk and addressing Ted as “captain my captain”, How I Met Your Mother made up for the merciless (and hilarious) mocking that the same film had endured on Thursday. Last […]

Obsessions of the Week: August 13th
  Kelly Bedard

A Chorus Line: the movie– After watching this ridiculously outdated movie musical for the first time a couple days ago, I find myself wondering if perhaps we’re giving the So You Think You Can Dancers too much credit. Watch the dancers in this movie take on the intricate choreography and you’ll never accept a mediocre […]

Obsession of Right Now
  Kelly Bedard

A good old-fashioned baseball movie from the early 90s that features all sorts of wonderful television stars: including The West Wing‘s Tim Busfield (Danny), Gilmore Girls‘ Scott Patterson (Luke) and Samantha Who‘s Kevin Dunn (Howard aka Sam’s dad). Hey, if my team’s not doing well I have to have someone to root for right? Hence […]

  Kelly Bedard

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is not only the incomparably engaging (and beautifully dimpled) star of my new favourite movie of the summer (500 Days of Summer) but he is also the star of my favourite sports movie of all time (Angels in the Outfield) and my favourite teen movie of all time (10 Things I Hate About […]

Must Say More: Obsessions 2.0
  Kelly Bedard

Brian Williams is the funniest guy that most people assume isn’t funny. He tells Jon Stewart that he looked up to Walter Cronkite like Jon looked up to Carrot Top. The Hangover unexpectedly stands up to a second viewing- who knew I would love this movie? Not me, that’s for sure. But my love of […]

My Favourite Things
  Kelly Bedard

My favourite TV writer, Aaron Sorkin, is attached to fix the troubled script for Moneyball, a baseball movie starring Brad Pitt. Sounds like my kind of movie. For full details click here

  Rachael Nisenkier

This weekend I sat down to watch the (awesome) movie Star Trek for the third time (yes, yes, I’m a dork. Let’s move on). And, not for the first time, I marveled at the epic awesomeness that is JJ Abrams blockbuster success. A large portion of that success has to do with its two leads […]

  Kelly Bedard

– Ryan Reynolds – Big Loveseason 3 (with special love for Amanda Seyfried and Chloe Sevigny) – Neurotic Reid, puppy dog Michael and magnetic Kiptyn on The Bachelorette – Blue Jays shortstop and leadoff batter Marco Scutaro – So You Think You Can Dance’s Kupono, Jason, Caitlin, Jeanine, Phillip and Evan – Gabby and Tom’s […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

For a long time, I’ve wanted to do a side by side match up of BtVS and the Twilight series (it’s pretty obvious from reading the books that Stephanie Meyer, their author, was heavily influenced by heaping helpings of classic WB shows like BtVS and Roswell, but its extra-specially influenced by the Buff) and it […]

Sad and Strange TV News
  Kelly Bedard

Starting with the sad, Emmy-winning/nominated actors Bradley Whitford (The West Wing, Studio 60) and Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) filed for divorce on Friday; August would have been the 17th wedding anniversary for these parents of 3. Whitford (a TV favourite of mine) can next be seen alongside Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under), Amy […]

My Current Actor Obsession
  Kelly Bedard

Tina Majorino. Tina first came into my consciousness as the cute little girl in 1994’s Corrina, Corrina.Since then, she graduated high school at the age of 15, became a trained opera singer, earned her black belt in martial arts and went on to star in one of the biggest cult films of the decade (Napoleon […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’m just going to go ahead right now and declare Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (along with Star Trek) my favourite of the year so far. Full of fun, life, a stellar cast, good effects and flat-out good writing, both movies soared beyond my wildest expectations. But Night at the Museum, […]

Obsessions
  Kelly Bedard

Emma Stone– She was the saving grace of the underwhelming Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, a highlight of The House Bunny and played one of the only relatable characters in Superbad. The girl is a serious talent and she’s here to stay. Dubbed Disney- the mad editing skills of “Fantachan” make the Random Disney Crap YouTube […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I always knew that Stephanie Meyer, author of the inexplicably popular Twilight series, was a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and that in crafting her quadrilogy, the knowledge of Buffy-lore was seeping into her writing, but it’s easy to forget this when dealing with a mythology that turns vampires into puppy dogs. And then […]

  Kelly Bedard

And while we’re on the subject of Canada and its contributions to the world of entertainment, imagine my delight when this week’s Brothers & Sisters contained a guest spot from a Canadian icon of sorts- Megan Follows, who played Anne of Green Gablesin the beloved film adaptation, was introduced this week as the new director […]

I do. In fact, all the stars of He’s Just Not That Into You are hilarious, and many of them are TV icons. There’s, of course, Jennifer Aniston, who is one of the most famous women in television comedy EVER. Then there’s Ginnifer Goodwin who is the single greatest thing about Big Love. And the […]