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I Will Always Love You

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • February 19, 2012 7:28 PM
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Tommy: What do you think? Do you think love lasts forever? Hedwig: No, but this song does. Many readers of The Lost Boys will be familiar with that very funny line from one of my favourite films—Hedwig and the Angry Inch (which, as many of you will know, was written, directed and stars the inimitable John Cameron Mitchell). Tommy and Hedwig are referring to I Will Always Love You, of course—the song famously written and recorded twice by Dolly Parton (it was a number one hit for her in both 1974 and 1982) and made even more famous by Whitney Houston. I know most of you have heard it enough for one lifetime, but after watching this 2002 performance of Dolly singing I Will Always Love You on a popular Swedish television show earlier today, I feel compelled to share it. I hope at least a few of you can still enjoy it!

God of Love

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • February 14, 2012 11:15 AM
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In recognition of St. Valentine’s Day, here—again—is the trailer for last year’s Academy Award-winning live action short film God of Love, which was written and directed by Luke Matheny and produced by Gigi Dement, Stephen Dypiangco, Ryan Silbert and Stefanie Walmsley.

Short Circuit: Sundance's 2012 Short Film Award Winners

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • January 25, 2012 2:41 PM
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Short Circuit: Sundance's 2012 Short Film Award Winners

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • January 24, 2012 10:09 AM
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In case you haven't heard, the Academy of Motion Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for this year's Academy Awards this morning (grin). For those of you interested in the short film categories, I have listed the nominated short films and, if available, each film's trailer (or clip, in some cases) below:

Canadian Bacon

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • January 19, 2012 10:10 AM
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Canadian Bacon

Brad's 'Joyful Noise' Review

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • January 15, 2012 6:53 PM
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In my previous post about Joyful Noise, the new music-driven comedy from writer-director Todd Graff (Camp, Bandslam) starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton which opened in North American theatres this weekend, I presumed it would be formulaic and predictable. Not surprisingly, I (along with numerous film journalists and critics across North America) was correct. But what I didn’t know at the time is that it is also deliciously over-the-top and infectious, with music (arranged and produced by Mervyn Warren) that is so catchy and soulful that I couldn’t help but tap my feet and, during at least one musical number, (perhaps somewhat embarrassingly) clap my hands.

For the Love of Dolly

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • January 10, 2012 4:49 PM
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If anyone other than Dolly Parton starred alongside Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise, the new music-driven comedy about a small town choir who wins a national choir competition, I would probably skip it—and dismiss it as a broad-stroke comedy for a less discerning audience.

I Love You, Man

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • January 1, 2012 3:30 PM
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Happy New Year to all the readers of The Lost Boys—and Happy Birthday to the original Lost Boy (and one of my best friends), the inimitable Peter Knegt!

Short Cuts: Oscar's Live Action Short Shortlist

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • December 14, 2011 2:17 PM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the ten live action short films that have been shortlisted for an Academy Award. Here they are in alphabetical order:

Come On Over - A Christmas Song

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • December 8, 2011 4:10 PM
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Until recently, the only popular songs about Christmas that didn't make me want to poke sharp objects into my ears were those from Dolly Parton and Kenny Roger's classic and nostalgic (for me at least) Christmas album Once Upon A Christmas (which, even after twenty-seven years, still enters the Top 10 in Canada every year during the holiday season).

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