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

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Betty Jo Tucker's Books

Confessions of a Movie Addict Kindle Edition
Confessions of a Movie Addict chronicles a love affair with film from the 1930s through the beginning of the new millennium. In addition to revealing personal movie-related experiences, film critic Betty Jo Tucker describes encounters with such veteran actors as Mickey Rooney and Charlton Heston, as well as with current stars like Angelina Jolie, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce, and Brendan Fraser. This amusing memoir also contains the following added attractions: a Movie Addiction Checklist; a compendium of books and Web sites for movie fans; selected interviews; photos; and reviews (as posted on KOAA Online) of more than 70 films released during 2000 and 2001 A.D.

Susan Sarandon: A True Maverick Paperback
Susan Sarandon's memorable performances have made her an American icon. Passionate and outspoken, she's often controversial. Why did Sarandon choose acting as a career? What is her acting philosophy? How does she select roles? What motivates her to promote social and political causes? Why do some people object to this? How do critics rate her work and her movies? Betty Jo Tucker answers these questions and more in an analysis of Sarandon's achievements from a film critic's perspective. Tucker's book also includes an annotated filmography of Sarandon's movies and selected reviews of her key films.

It Had to Be Us Kindle Edition
Romantic miracles can happen! Take Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, for example. Divorced and estranged for nearly two decades, they accidentally met again and rediscovered their lost love. In It Had To Be Us, Harry and Elizabeth share their feelings about the poignant events that brought them back together. Filled with humor, emotion, suspense, and a surprising Las Vegas encounter, this heartfelt romantic memoir proves genuine love can survive any of life’s problems.

Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies Kindle Edition
Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies showcases film poems incorporated into the author’s reviews of various movies ranging from big blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and The Revenant to small independent films such as The Lives of Hamilton Fish, In the Dark and With Child. Genres represented in Cinema Stanzas include: drama, comedy, horror, mystery, musicals, thrillers, romance, sci-fi and action. Some rhymes in this book are a bit harsh, but no poets were harmed physically during its creation. Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies is meant to be a fun resource for fans of both movies and poetry.

AND BETTY'S BRAND NEW BOOK
Cinema Stanzas Two: Poet Laureate of the Movies Kindle Edition
Cinema Stanzas Two: Poet Laureate of the Movies is a sequel to the award-winning Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies. This time, film critic Betty Jo Tucker explains how her wish to become the poet laureate of the movies originated, and the book emerges as a kind of audition. This second offering in the series presents over 70 movie reviews/film poems Tucker has written since the first book was published as well as several of her other poems that relate to cinema. She covers films of various genres -- comedy, drama, fantasy, horror/action/sci-fi, musicals, mystery/thriller, and romance. Along with major motion pictures and Oscar® winners like The Shape of Water and Roma, many small independent films -- and even one short movie -- receive Tucker's rhyming treatment. The book is written to serve as a resource for fans of both movies and poetry.

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MAHQ On Demand

October 1 2019-October 31 2019
Halloween Fun Fest
 

On October 1, Movie Addict HQ begins the Halloween season with a “Halloween Fun Fest” featuring short clips from two of our favorite interviews. Through the magic of imagination combined with technology,  guests Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff join the late great entertainer George Bettinger and talented actress/singer Lizette Amado-Bettinger in a lively discussion about which movie is the scariest one ever made. Their picks are too shocking to mention before listeners hear the names of these motion pictures with their own ears!  

Next, actor Barry Bostwick – who plays Susan Sarandon’s naïve boyfriend in The Rocky Horror Picture Show – talks about the  famous Rocky Horror midnight screenings with BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy, one of the first fans participating in those unique events that helped make this outrageous film so successful.   

Lugosi is best known for his creepy performance as Dracula in the 1931 film of the same name, and Karloff for his scary monster in Frankenstein -- also released in 1931. While working together in eight films, they became friends. Bostwick has appeared in over 100 films and television productions. He may be best-known as the clueless mayor on Spin City. However, he’s a triple-threat entertainer -- singer, dancer, actor -- who created the role of Danny Zuko in Grease on Broadway and has appeared in many other T.V. programs.  

The Rocky Horror Picture Show makes fun of B-movies, science-fiction and horror films from the 1940s through the 1970s. Adapted from the British rock musical written by Richard O’Brien, the movie was directed by Jim Sharman -- and Tim Curry made his dynamic film debut as the flamboyant Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Surprisingly, Rocky Horror bombed when it first opened in 1975, but those entertaining midnight showings soon catapulted the film into cult status.

“Halloween Fun Fest” airs on BlogTalkRadio at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. An archived segment will also be available.

CO-HOSTS: Nikki Star & Betty Jo Tucker

PRODUCER: Nikki Star

SPOOKY INTRODUCTION: Amie Hakari

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New Episodes

Betty Jo Tucker's Movies

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Cake: A Love Story

 Cake: A Love Story
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.
**Based on Betty's Book "It Had To Be Us" By Betty Jo and her Husband Larry.

Cinema Stanzas Two Poet Laureate of the Movies

 Cinema Stanzas Two: Poet Laureate of the Movies is the 2019 book written by esteemed film critic and author Betty Jo Tucker. The Foreword was written by Richard Jack Smith.