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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. 

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FIRST
LIVE BROADCAST OF 2018

TUESDAY JANUARY 4  @ 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,
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”

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”

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

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

THE BAND WAGON

HELLO FRISCO HELLO

MARY POPPINS

“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

 3/1-3/17

Maureen O’Hara Encore

Maureen O’Hara Encore

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day by listening to a MAUREEN O’HARA TRIBUTE on Movie Addict Headquarters from March 1 through March 17. During this “On Demand” repeat episode, classic movie experts Diana Saenger and James Colt Harrison discuss their favorite O’Hara films and performances. Saenger is the founder of Classic Movie Guide and Harrison is a film historian who contributes movie commentary to a variety of outlets including Classic Movie Guide and ReelTalk Movie Reviews.   

Brought to Hollywood from Ireland by Charles Laughton during the late 1930s, O’Hara achieved immediate acclaim for her fiery performances in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Jamaica Inn. She remained a popular box-office draw throughout her long acting career (seven decades!) and played opposite a host of A-list actors, including John Wayne, Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart. O’Hara  appeared in such classic movies as The Quiet Man, Miracle on 34th Street, How Green Was My Valley, The Spanish Main and McClintock.

Because of her beautiful red hair, O’Hara has been called the Queen of Technicolor, and her work in so many Western movies earned her a Golden Boot Award in 1991. She also received an Honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

O’Hara displayed a talent for acting as a child and was accepted into Ireland’s Abbey Theater at the age of 14. Ironically, her operatic training there seemed wasted in Hollywood. Although she was the number one choice for the lead in The King and I musical, the director didn’t want someone who made “all those pirate movies” playing Anna -- so the role went to Deborah Kerr, whose vocals had to be dubbed. Go figure!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, movie fans!

HOST:  Betty Jo Tucker

PRODUCER: Nikki Starr  

Cake: A Love Story

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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!    

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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