Kelly Bedard

What I love this week…. Maria Schneider. Big Band is back people! Slings & Arrows Season 2. Particularly the Romeo & Juliet stuff. Yvonne Strahovski on Chuck. Proving week after week that Buffy was really kind of a lame character afterall on the grand scale of hot blond super crime fighters. The fact that it’s […]

Golden Globes Highlights
  Kelly Bedard

Tonight’s Golden Globes Award Ceremony left much to celebrate. The most notable being: – KATE WINSLET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After countless fruitless award nominations, my favourite actress finally gets rewarded for her hard work and immeasurable talent. She wins Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her flawless portrayal of Hannah Schmitz in The Reader, giving a beautiful […]

  Kelly Bedard

– December movies. It’s Oscar movie season and so far this year I’m loving it. I saw The Reader yesterday and Milk the day before that and loved them both. I was pleasantly surprised by The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and was happy when Frost/Nixon met my high expectations, though I am of the […]

  Kelly Bedard

Nick and Starr Spangler This week I decided to give The Amazing Race another try. I’ll write a full review in a minute but for now I just had to add my favourite team to my obsessions list. The dynamic brother/sister team was my absolute favourite within the first episode. I think they have the […]

  Kelly Bedard

First of all let me beg your forgiveness for the impossibly bad pun in that title. Now, on to business. Tonight was a night full of FRIENDS (the 90s NBC sitcom, in case you didn’t catch on). Jennifer Aniston’s highly anticipated guest appearance on 30 Rock was pretty funny and FRIENDS references were everywhere (the […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’m frightfully busy tomorrow, thus I am posting my weekly obsessions now. Brokeback Mountain I have to admit that I never got around to seeing it in theatres even though I have a profound love for 3/4 of it’s stars (I never really warmed to Michelle Williams), it has somehow slipped through the cracks all […]

Undeclared: typical Apatow
  Kelly Bedard

It’s official, I don’t like Judd Apatow. Now this statement may break a few hearts but it needs to be said. I’ve given him shot after shot after shot; seen most of his films and both TV shows (Freaks & Geeks, Undeclared) in their entirety, and after this most recent chore I’ve decided to come […]

On the Big Screen
  Kelly Bedard

This weekend I went to see The Secret Life of Bees, which was full of wonderful surprises. Yes, Dakota Fanning’s talent did survive puberty. No, apparently singer/actors are not always substandard, Queen Latifa, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson were all wonderful in their roles in the film. Yes, Paul Bettany is so phenomenally talented that […]

  Kelly Bedard

Summer Roberts– she’s tough and feisty and independent and funny and caring and smart in ways that are not immediately obvious, and she loves Seth. I just finished season 3 and she may be, at this moment, my favourite OCcharacter. She’s the onion of the show. Big Brother Episode 28– “swim club”, “late night”, “Renny’s […]

  Kelly Bedard

Dylan Moran Known to most as the guy with the book down his trousers from Notting Hill, Dylan Moran is probably the best standup comedian I’ve ever heard. My friend Mack, who is often feeding me obscure comedy I don’t enjoy, forced me to watch Moran’s brilliant britcom Black Books then an hour and a half of his standup […]

  Kelly Bedard

OK, after a week off for a family emergency, I’m back and trying to make up for lost time with a double dose of weekly obsessions… Avenue Q I just came home from seeing the touring production. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time- go see it. The lead plays both Princeton and […]

Another late week for Obsessions
  Kelly Bedard

Fred Armisen on SNL. His Obama impression is dead on and his “political comedian” Nicholas Fehn is perhaps my favourite character on the show. SNL repeats- the perfect summer solution. Dominic Cooper. Not only is he the star of The History Boys (one of my all-time favourite movies) but with Mamma Mia, Dom Cooper proved […]

go see THE DARK KNIGHT… you won’t regret it.

I can relate it to TV, I know I can. William Fichtner (Mahone is Prison Break and Supreme Court Justice Chris Mulready in one of my favourite episodes of The West Wing) plays a bank manager in the opening scene. Nestor Carbonell, who played the mayor of Gotham City, also plays none other than the […]

  Kelly Bedard

I apologize for being late with this week’s installment of “obsessions” but I was incredibly sick yesterday. So here they are, a day late, my “obsessions of the week” Scott Foley: I’ve been re-watching season 1 of Felicity and simply can’t get over the incredible charm of this guy. Katee: I can’t recall any dancer […]

A New Feature: My Top Ten Obsessions of the Week (maybe TV related, maybe not)

10. My epic facebook TV debate with Rachael from “I watch movies then talk about them”. Daily we exchange ideas on topics ranging from our favourite TV sidekicks to which female characters make the best case for feminism. 9. Late Canadian stage legend William Hutt’s performance of King Lear in the series finale of Slings & Arrows […]

  Kelly Bedard

I just saw the Sex and the City movie. I watched the whole series again in anticipation (a retrospect review to come shortly) and… (ALERT: SPOILERS AHEAD!!!) … I had many of the same problems with the film that I had with the series; mostly that the men got a tough deal. My brother came […]

We Interrupt this Broadcast to advise you…

to see Young at Heart, a new documentary (and Sundance hit) now playing in theatres.These rock and rolling seniors will make you laugh, cry and cheer as they sing their way into your heart (and the hearts of millions, including an audience of prisoners who give them a standing ovation after a performance in the […]

Grey’s Anatomy conquers the small screen, yet falls short on the big one

This week’s Grey’s Anatomy was wonderful. I’ve been saying all season that what the show really needs in order to rekindle its flame is Addison Montgomery. The warmth, heart, comedy and wardrobe that Kate Walsh brings to the show is truly missed when she’s off in spinoff land. This week (with Private Practice not set […]