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 JAN 16 @ 4 PM EST
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, May 15 True Romance from Page to Screen
May 21-May 28
Favorite Dancing in the Movies
Because May 25th is National Tap Dance Day, Movie Addict Headquarters revisits a lively discussion with avid dance fan Fausta Rodriguez, co-host Jazz Shaw, producer Nikki Starr -- and host Betty Jo Tucker, a longtime happy tapper. This ON DEMAND 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 American art form.
This episode features a discussion about favorite dancing in the movies, so tap dancing is included, of course. But you will also hear opinions about other forms of dance such as tango, ballroom and ballet. Which dancers will be named the best by the show’s diverse panel? Among the contenders are: Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Gregory Hines, Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, the Nicholas Brothers, Ginger Rogers, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Leslie Caron, Ruby Keeler, Vera Ellen, and Christopher Walken.
Some of the films under consideration during this episode include: Footloose, Assassination Tango, The Bandwagon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singin’ in the Rain, Shall We Dance, Billy Elliott, West Side Story, Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing, Take the Lead, Flashdance, Hairspray, Easter Parade and Tap.
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.