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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. 


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.

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.


MAHQ On Demand

November 1 2019-November 30 2019
Judy Garland & Lorna Luft Sing Great Movie Tunes

Movie Addict Headquarters presents a special musical show featuring Judy Garland and her daughter Lorna Luft singing five great tunes from the movies. These songs have been sung in the following films:






Garland starts the show with “Over the Rainbow,” of course. She follows that with “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Then Lorna joins Judy in a gorgeous Mother/Daughter medley that includes:

“You’re Nearer”

“I Can’t Give You Anything but Love”

“Smiling Through the Years”

Those last three songs are from Luft’s wonderful “Songs My Mother Taught Me” album.

“Judy Garland & Lorna Luft Sing Great Movie Tunes” airs on BlogTalkRadio at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on November 5, 2019. An archived segment will also be available.

HOST: Betty Jo Tucker

PRODUCER: Nikki Star


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Betty Jo Tucker's Movies


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.