Movie Addict Headquarters


Movie Addict Headquarters

 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. 

Blog Talk Radio Link



Critics Pick Best Films of 2017

 The next Live Broadcasts are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 11 at 4 p..m. Eastern Time and guests will be the filmmaker and cast members of CAKE:  A LOVE STORY. The next one is at our regular time on Tues., February 27 -- and guests are three film critics predicting the Oscar winners.

Next up coming Live Broadcast,
December 4 2018 @ 4 P.M. EST
Christmas & Love Songs Medley Show

Love is all around during the holiday season. That’s why Movie Addict Headquarters is presenting a special medley of songs about “Christmas and Love” on December Fourth. During this fifteen minute episode, listeners are encouraged to sing along with such performers as Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, Lucie Arnaz, Alice Faye and Dave Barnes. Among the songs scheduled are:

“All I Want for Christmas Is You”

“You and the Night and the Music”

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

“You’ll Never Know”     

“Here Comes Santa Claus”


Each song represents the season or an “oldie-but-goodie” film favorite, including:





“Christmas & Love Songs Medley” airs on BlogTalkRadio at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. An archived segment will be available after the live show.

On Demand Episode of the week

January 1 - January 6 2019

Rita Moreno and Robert Osborne Revisited

Movie Addict HQ presents a vintage interview with Oscar winner Rita Moreno and the late great TCM host Robert Osborne as the ON DEMAND episode during the month of January, 2019. During this fascinating episode, Rita and Robert talk about the Singin’ in the Rain 60th Anniversary, and Rita shares revealing details about her acting career as well as many of her other awards and showbiz accomplishments. Because Rita and Robert hadn’t met each other before, they definitely make the most of their time together here.

Rita’s Oscar statuette never gets lonely, for the acclaimed actress also has a Golden Globe, a Grammy, a Tony, and two Emmys. No wonder the Screen Actors Guild chose her for a Lifetime Achievement Award! She’s a versatile artist who can sing, dance, and do comedy and drama equally well. The Internet Movie Data Base lists over 140 film and TV acting credits for Rita. In addition to West Side Story and Singin’ in the Rain, she’s appeared in such films as The King and I, Carnal Knowledge, Marlowe, The Four Seasons, Pagan Love Song, The Ritz, Blue Moon, The Toast of New Orleans, Angus, and King of the Corner. She’s been in numerous popular television shows, and won Emmys for her outstanding work on The Muppet Show and The Rockford Files. Her autobiography Rita Moreno: A Memoir received rave reviews.

Also joining in the fun during this episode are film historian James Colt Harrison and Diana Saenger from Classic Movie Guide.

HOST: Betty Jo Tucker

PRODUCER: Nikki Starr


Cake: A Love Story


About The Film

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!    


Short Film Awards

 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.  

IndieFest Award Of Merit