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Join film critic Betty Jo Tucker, a confirmed movie addict, as she rants and raves about all things cinematic with co-host Jazz Shaw, producer Nikki Starr and noted movie critics – plus lots of fascinating film folks.

Join film critic Betty Jo Tucker, a confirmed movie addict, as she rants and raves about all things cinematic with co-host Jazz Shaw, producer Nikki Starr and noted movie critics – plus lots of fascinating film folks.
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Join film critic Betty Jo Tucker, a confirmed movie addict, as she rants and raves about all things cinematic with co-host Jazz Shaw, producer Nikki Starr and noted movie critics – plus lots of fascinating film folks.






Bette Davis: Tribute to a Great Star

Film critics Diana Saenger and James Colt Harrison drop by Movie Addict Headquarters to salute Bette Davis, one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. Davis received two Oscars for her extraordinary work in Dangerous and Jezebel. She became known as the intense actress who could play a variety of strong and complex characters. The Internet Movie Data Base lists 124 acting credits for this remarkable star. That list includes such diverse films as All about Eve, Now Voyager, The...

Duration: 00:47:32

Great Movie Love Songs Sing-a-Long

Movie Addict Headquarters invites you to sit back, relax and listen to some Great Movie Love Songs performed by an all-star cast including Linda Ronstadt, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Bryan Ferry, Debbie Reynolds, Rita Graham, Tony Babino, Lucie Arnaz, Alice Faye, and Lily James. The songs have been featured in such popular movies as BANDWAGON, WORDS AND MUSIC, CINDERELLA, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, LEAVING LAS VEGAS, THE JAZZ SINGER, and HELLO, FRISCO, HELLO. Listeners are...

Duration: 00:45:11

How Romantic Comedies Can Save Your Love Life

Author Pamela Jaye Smith visits Movie Addict Headquarters to talk about her book ROMANTIC COMEDIES: THESE FILMS CAN SAVE YOUR LOVE LIFE! Pamela is a perfect guest for Valentine’s Day. She loves both romance and adventure in myths and movies. Her book is a tribute to love and the movies that show us how to find, hold, and relish it in our romantic relationships. Pamela's fascinating movie guide is filled with some of the best-loved and most popular romantic comedies, including Sabrina,...

Duration: 00:45:57

George Bettinger & Nancy Lombardo: Behind the Scenes

Movie Addict Headquarters celebrates Valentine’s Day early with this special episode. Noted actors/comedians George Bettinger and Nancy Lombardo have been invited to drop by for a discussion of their experiences as cast members in the upcoming short film based on IT HAD TO BE US, an award-winning romantic memoir co-written by host Betty Jo Tucker and her husband under the pen names of Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence. Filming of CAKE: A LOVE STORY was completed in late December, and the...

Duration: 00:47:39

Cast Members Discuss A Christmas Story

Actors Zack Ward and Julie Matthews discuss their experiences as cast members of A Christmas Story, one of filmdom’s favorite family comedies. Film critic A.J. Hakari, the Mad Movie Man, also joins in the fun. Back in 1983, Zack Ward portrayed Scut Farkus -- the scary red-haired bully -- in A Christmas Story. Since then, he has appeared in many other movies and TV shows. Among Zack’s films are Transformers, Almost Famous and Resident Evil: Apocalypse. His television credits include work on...

Duration: 01:01:19

Actress Joan Steiger and Her Showbiz Memoir

Acclaimed actress Joan Benedict Steiger visits Movie Addict Headquarters to discuss her fascinating memoir, Brooklyn Baby: A Hollywood Star’s Amazing Journey through Love, Loss & Laughter. Joan proves there’s no business like show business in this candid and entertaining book. She pulls no punches writing about the three loves of her life, her own remarkable acting career, and her close encounters with such legendary Hollywood stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Mickey...

Duration: 00:47:04

Chris Lemmon Pays Tribute to Jack Lemmon

Movie Addict Headquarters presents Chris Lemmon in an encore discussion of A Twist of Lemmon, the acclaimed book he wrote about his father Jack Lemmon, one of Hollywood’s greatest movie stars. Chris has created a touching memoir, one that reveals the beloved family man behind Jack Lemmon’s star persona. But, happily for movie fans, he includes many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories relating to his father’s remarkable movie career as well as personal tributes from such well-known show...

Duration: 00:49:13

Favorite Dancing in the Movies

In honor of National Tap Dance Day (May 25), Movie Addict Headquarters revisits a lively discussion withavid dance fanFausta Rodriguez, co-host Jazz Shaw, producer Nikki Starr -- and host Betty Jo Tucker,a former happy tapper.This encore presentation is dedicated to Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, the great tap dancer whose birthday on May 25 is celebrated every year as NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY, having been signed into law by President George W. Bush back in 1989 to celebrate tap dancing as an...

Duration: 00:44:37

Award-Winning Filmmaker Linda Palmer

Movie Addict Headquarters welcomes award-winning filmmaker Linda Palmer for a discussion of her independent movies Last Call at Murray’s and Our Father. Linda will also talk about Carbon Dating, her hilarious Web series that's being considered for an Emmy nomination.Last Call at Murray’s is receiving rave reviews on the festival circuit, and Our Father – a unique short film -- has earned numerous awards. It stars the great Michael Gross from Family Ties, and all the action takes place in a...

Duration: 00:45:18

Spotlight Shines on Debbie Reynolds

Movie Addict Headquarters shines the spotlight on the unsinkable Debbie Reynolds, who celebrates her 84th birthday on April 1. Debbie has a new book out titled Make Em Laugh and was honored this year by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with the Gene Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Among fans joining in the festivities are Peter Keogh, James Colt Harrison, and Gloria Walters. Peter, author of My Hi De High Life, started out as a Debbie Reynolds fan, became her friend, and then...

Duration: 00:59:07

Actor Michael Caine: Birthday Bash!

Movie Addict Headquarters celebrates the upcoming 83rd birthday – March 14 -- of Michael Caine by revisiting a spirited discussion with noted film critic John P. McCarthy and award-winning blogger Fausta Rodriguez, who reveal their favorite Michael Caine films and performances up through 2009. Producer Nikki Starr and former co-host Jazz Shaw also join in that lively discussion. After the tape, an update of Caine’s movies from 2010 to date will be presented as well as a preview of his...

Duration: 00:47:55

Oscar After Party and Cinema Stanzas Celebration

Film critics Richard Jack Smith, James Colt Harrison and Diana Saenger rant and rave about the Oscar results -- plus publisher Denise Cassino joins in to help celebrate the release of Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies, host Betty Jo Tucker’s new book. During the first part of the show, film critic guests will discuss the biggest surprises at this year’s Oscar ceremony, their agreement or disappointments related to winners, the best and worst acceptance speeches, Chris Rock’s hosting...

Duration: 01:00:32

Hollywood Movies: Their Changing Nature

Award-winning author/screenwriter/playwright Bill Mesce drops by to discuss his book, Reel Change: The Changing Nature of Hollywood, Hollywood Movies and the People Who Go To See Them. Mesce’s other books about movies include Overkill: The Rise and Fall of Thriller Cinema,Peckinpah’s Women: A Reappraisal of Portrayalof Women inthe Period Westerns of SamPeckinpah, andIdols, Icons, Illusions: The Movies We Love and Love To Hate and the People Who Made Them. His screenwriting...

Duration: 00:46:54

Film Love Songs, Snow White and Book Giveaway

Movie Addict Headquarters presents a pre-Valentine’s Day show featuring film love songs and a book giveaway drawing. Plus, popular film critic A.J. Hakari, The Mad Movie Man, will be dropping by to talk about the new Blu-Ray release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Among singers performing love songs from various movies are: Linda Ronstadt, LucieArnaz, Tony Babino, Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, Judy Garland, Bryan Ferry and Rita Graham. The Kindle E-book to be given away is It Had To...

Duration: 00:46:33

Academy Award Nominations and Predictions

Film critics Nell Minow, Mack Bates and Geoff Roberts drop by to discuss the latest Oscar nominations as well as to predict winners in six key categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The 88th AnnualAcademy Award nominations are scheduled to be announced on January 14, and the winners will be revealed on February 28. All three critics share a deep interest in the Oscars each year, and they really know their movie...

Duration: 01:00:21

A Christmas Story Tribute Show

Movie Addict Headquarters presents its annual tribute toA Christmas Story, one of filmdom’s favorite family comedies. ActorsZack Ward and Julie Matthews from the film’s original cast share their reactions about being involved in this great holiday classic. Mad Movie Man A.J. Hakari, producer Nikki Starr and co-host Jazz Shawalso joins in the celebration.Zack Ward portrayed Scut Farkus, the scary red-haired bully, in A Christmas Story. Since then, he has appeared in over 80 movies and TV...

Duration: 01:01:46

Remembering Two Romantic Christmases

Showbiz stars George and Lizette Bettinger make two Christmases from the past come to lifeagain in this popular holiday episode. Portraying co-authors Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, George and Lizetteread the first chapter of IT HAD TO BE US, an award-winning romantic memoir now in the early stages of film development. Chapter One explains how two Christmases helped start the estrangedLawrences on a journey back to each other after being divorced for almost twenty years. IT HAD TO BE USwon...

Duration: 00:45:47

Best 2015 Holiday Films and DVD Releases

Renowned film critics Nell Minow and A.J. Hakari drop by to share their picks for the best 2015 holiday movies and DVDs. Thisepisode is designed to help listeners make choices among the many films and DVDs being released during November and December. Both critics are candid, informative and great fun to listen to!Nell, the famous Movie Mom, is one of the most respected film critics working today. Shewrites commentary for and is the author of many film-related books and...

Duration: 01:00:45

Movie Tunes All-Star Nostalgia Mix

Movie Addict Headquarters invites you to sit back, relax and listen to favorite film songs from the past performed by an all-star cast including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Alice Faye,Mickey Rooney, Lily James, Julie Andrews and more. These wonderful movie tunes were featured in such popular motion pictures as Mary Poppins, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Singin in the Rain, Viva Las Vegas, Tammy, The Wizard of Oz and Wordsand Music. Listeners are...

Duration: 00:31:39

Filmmaker David Spaltro: In the Dark

Award-winning filmmaker David Spaltro returns to Movie Addict Headquarters for a discussion of In the Dark, his new horror film about demonic possession. Spaltro calls In the Dark his lovingly bloody valentine to the inspirational works of Stephen King, John Carpenter and The Exorcist. His movie combines both the appeal of the thrills and chills that is a staple of the horror genre as well as a strong, original story headed by a female cast of some of the most talented actresses in New...

Duration: 00:45:39

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