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.
TUESDAY JANUARY 4 @ 4 PM EST
Critics Pick Best Films of 2017
The next Live Broadcasts are scheduled for June 4th @ 4 pm EST
Judy Garland & The Wizard of Oz
Judy Garland & The Wizard of Oz
Movie Addict Headquarters is off to see the Wizard on Tuesday, June 4! In this fun episode, Lorna Luft talks about Judy Garland’s role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She also discusses what it’s like to be the daughter of her famous mom.
Lorna is an accomplished performer in her own right. She’s won acclaim on stage, film and television. Plus, she’s also a best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer. Her book, Me and My Shadows: Living with the Legacy of Judy Garland, was optioned by ABC-TV and turned into a riveting miniseries starring Judy Davis. Lorna served as co-executive producer on that project, which won 5 Emmy Awards.
It’s also important to mention Lorna’s live theater experience as the Wicked Witch of the West in the UK production of The Wizard of Oz. She gives listeners an amusing hint of what that involves during her interview clips.
Although released way back in 1939, The Wizard of Oz still captivates audiences throughout the world. It’s a timeless gem, and Garland’s heart-tugging performance emerged as one of the film’s highlights. Her beautiful rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” will never grow old. Listeners get to hear that wonderful melody again by tuning into this episode.
“Judy Garland & The Wizard of Oz” airs on BlogTalkRadio at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. An archived segment will also be available.
HOST: Betty Jo Tucker
PRODUCER: Nikki Starr
July 23-July 28 2019
All-Star Extravaganza Show
On July 23, Movie Addict Headquarter is presenting its first All-Star Extravaganza Show. This episode will feature clips of some favorite interviews and performances during the past 12 years of our show. Two classic films are in the spotlight for this special show:Some Like It Hot and Singin’ in the Rain. Tony Curtis, in one of his last interviews, talks about working with Marilyn Monroe andJack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot. Debbie Reynolds, Robert Osborne, and Rita Moreno share their feelings about the continued success of Singin’ in the Rain. Gene Kelly performs his iconic song-and-dance number in the rain, and Madeline Kahn belts out a rarely heard tune by Irving Berlin. What fun!
This All-Star Extravaganza show airs on BlogTalkRadio at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. An archived segment will also be available.
Cake: A Love Story is a short Film based on Betty Jo's Kindle E-Book "It Had To Be Us"
Estranged and divorced from each other for many years, a movie-obsessed film critic and an avid senior golfer struggle with demons from their past while trying to rediscover their lost love.
Starring:Richard Vernon, Debra Lord Cooke, George Bettinger
Runtime: 26 minutes
More Detailed Description:
Filmmaker Misha Zubarev and cast members discuss CAKE: A Love Story, the award-winning short film based on It Had To Be Us, a romantic memoir Betty Jo Tucker and her husband Larry wrote under the pen names of Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence. Zubarev, co-director/writer of the movie plans to reveal why he undertook this particular project and how the film differs from the book. Debra Lord Cooke and Richard Vernon, who play Elizabeth and Harry, have agreed to talk about what it was like bringing these characters to life on screen. Plus, George Bettinger and Nancy Lombardo, who portray Elizabeth’s friends, have been invited to join in the discussion. The film’s plot focuses on how two people rediscover their lost love after being divorced and estranged from each other for almost 20 years. Although this is a serious theme, the movie includes humor – and, of course, lots of romance!
CAKE: A Love Story earned First Place in the Short Film category at the NSAEN International Film Festival and an Award of Merit from IndieFest (for being “a notable artistic and technical production). It was also an Official Selection at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.