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

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Movie Critics Predict 92nd Oscar Award Winners

Noted film critics Mack Bates and Geoff Roberts visit Movie Addict Headquarters again to discuss the latest Academy Award nominations as well as to predict winners in these six key categories: BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, and BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Both Bates and Roberts share a deep interest in the Academy Awards each year, and they really know their movie stuff!Roberts has been fortunate to be a guest on a variety of Canadian and American radio and TV programs. From 2006-2009 he was a guest on "daytime" in Mississauga, Canada, giving his detailed perspective on the Academy Awards. From 2013-2014 he was the host of Front Row Center on WhiStle Radio 102.7 FM in Stouffville, Canada. Bates has written freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and served as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine’s official film blog. He alsoreceived anEmmy for his work on theThe Robert and Rosie Show. The 92nd Annual Academy Award winners will be revealed on Sunday, February 9, 2020..

45 MIN3 w ago
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Movie Critics Predict 92nd Oscar Award Winners

It Had To Be Us: Chapter One Reading

Movie Addict Headquarters presents an audio version ofChapter One fromIt Had To Be Us, a romantic memoir by Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence. This chapterdeals with two important Christmases for a couple who were divorced and estranged from each other for almost 20 years. How does Christmas help bring Harry and Elizabethback together? Listen in and find out! Then stay for a medley of love songs that follows the Chapter One presentation and includes performances by Tony Babino, Alice Faye, Richard Vernon and Lucie Arnaz. This popular episode features lovely Lizette Amado-Bettinger and her late great husband George Bettinger reading “ remembrances” of Harry and Elizabeth in this beginning chapter of their romantic memoir. Host Betty Jo Tucker and her husband Larry co-wrote the award-winning E-book under the pen names of Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, and it was adapted for the screen under the title CAKE: A Love Story. Directed and written by Misha Zubarev and Vera Ulea, this movie won F...

30 MIN2019 DEC 25
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It Had To Be Us: Chapter One Reading

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: THE WIZARD OF OZ, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, BRINGING UP BABY, TOO MANY GIRLS, and A DATE WITH JUDY. Garland starts the show with Over the Rainbow,of course. She follows that with Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.Then Lornajoins Judy in a gorgeous Mother/Daughter medley that includes: You’re Nearer, I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,and Smiling Through the Years.Thelast three songs are from Lorna'swonderful SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME album.

15 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Judy Garland & Lorna Luft Sing Great Movie Tunes

Halloween Fun Fest with Nikki Star & Friends

Movie Addict HQ begins Halloween month with a Halloween Fun Festfeaturing short clips from two of our favorite interviews. Through the magic of imagination andtechnology, 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. 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.Bostwick has appeared in over 100 films and television productions. He may be best-known as the clueless mayor onSpin City. However, h...

15 MIN2019 OCT 2
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Halloween Fun Fest with Nikki Star & Friends

All-Star Extravaganza Show

Movie Addict Headquarter presents its first All-Star Extravaganza Show. This episode features clips of some favorite interviews and performances during the past 12 years of our show. The following stars are included: Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, MadelineKahn, Robert Osborne, Rita Moreno, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews, and Dick Van Dyke. Two classic films are in the spotlight for this special episode: Some Like It Hot and Singin’ in the Rain.Tony Curtis, in one of his last interviews, talks about working with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon inSome Like It Hot. Rita Moreno, Robert Osborne and Debbie Reynolds share their feelings about the continued success ofSingin' in the Rain. Gene Kelly performs his iconic song and dance about rain, andMadeline Kahn sings a rarely heard tune by Irving Berlin. What fun!

31 MIN2019 JUL 24
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All-Star Extravaganza Show

Judy Garland & The Wizard of Oz

In this fun episode, Lorna Luft talks about Judy Garland’s role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She also discusses what it’s like to be the daughter of her famous mom. Lorna is an accomplished performer in her own right. She’s won acclaim on stage, film and television. Plus, she’s also a best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer. Her book, Me and My Shadows: Living with the Legacy of Judy Garland, was optioned by ABC-TV and turned into a riveting miniseries starring Judy Davis. Lorna served as co-executive producer on that project, which won 5 Emmy Awards. It’s also important to mention Lorna’s live theater experience as the Wicked Witch of the West in the UK production of The Wizard of Oz. She gives listeners an amusing hint of what that involves during her interview clips. Although released way back in 1939, The Wizard of Oz still captivates audiences throughout the world. It’s a timeless gem, and Garland’s heart-tugging performance emerged as one o...

16 MIN2019 JUN 5
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Judy Garland & The Wizard of Oz

Movie Love Songs Sing-a-Long

Movie Addict Headquarters invites you to sit back, relax and listen to somebeautiful movie love songs performed by an all-star cast including Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Bryan Ferry, Rita Graham, Alice Faye, and Lucie Arnaz. The songs have been featured in such classicmovies as:THE BAND WAGON,WORDS AND MUSIC,TAMMY,CASABLANCA,SOME LIKE IT HOT,LEAVING LAS VEGAS,HELLO FRISCOHELLO.Listeners are encouraged to sing along with the stars in this pre-Valentine musical episode.

32 MIN2019 FEB 13
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Movie Love Songs Sing-a-Long

Film Critics Predict 91st Academy Award Winners

Noted film critics Mack Bates and Geoff Roberts drop by to discuss the latest Academy Award nominations as well as to predict winners in these six key categories: BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS. Both Bates and Roberts share a deep interest in the Academy Awards each year, and they really know their movie stuff! Roberts has been fortunate to be a guest on a variety of Canadian and American radio and TV programs. From 2006-2009 he was a guest on "daytime" in Mississauga, Canada, giving his detailed perspective on the Academy Awards. From 2013-2014 he was the host of Front Row Center on WhiStle Radio 102.7 FM in Stouffville, Canada. Bates has written freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and served as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine’s official film blog. He alsoreceived anEmmy for his work on theThe Robert and Rosie Show. The 91st Annual Academy Award nominations will be announced on January ...

48 MIN2019 JAN 30
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Film Critics Predict 91st Academy Award Winners

Everybody Loves Gilda Radner

Who doesn’t love Gilda Radner? Love, Gilda – a revealing documentary about Gilda Radner – is reviewed during this special episode,and Gilda’s famous tap dance audition gets special attention. This splendid documentary is a well-deserved homage to a terrific entertainer. Although appearing in seven movies, Gilda received her highest acclaim for the hilarious characters she brought to life on Saturday Night Live. Who can forget Emily Litella, Roseanna Roseannadanna and Bawba Wawa? In fact, Gilda was the first performer hired for SNL, and she won an Emmy for Outstanding Performance on that show. She also starred in a one-woman Broadway show calledGilda Live. In addition to her films and TV credits, Gilda wrote It’s Always Something, a candid memoir about her struggle with cancer. Gilda’s movies include: HAUNTED HONEYMOON, ANIMALYMPICS, THE WOMAN IN RED, THE LAST DETAIL, MOVERS AND SHAKERS, HANKY PANKY and FIRST FAMILY.

18 MIN2019 JAN 9
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Everybody Loves Gilda Radner

Actor Zack Ward Reminisces about A Christmas Story

During this popular interview taped several years ago, Zack Ward, who playsthe ferocious red-haired bully inA Christmas Story,reminisces about his experience filmingthe beloved 1983 holiday movie. Zack has been very busy since his first screen gig as the scary Scut Farkus. He’s appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows. Zack’s films includeTransformers,Inthe Void,Aurora Borealis,Almost Famous, andResident Evil: Apocalypse. Among his numerous television credits are such popular series asWarehouse 13,Lost,Dollhouse,Deadwood, andCrossing Jordan. A Christmas Story is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year!

31 MIN2018 DEC 19
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Actor Zack Ward Reminisces about A Christmas Story

Latest Episodes

Movie Critics Predict 92nd Oscar Award Winners

Noted film critics Mack Bates and Geoff Roberts visit Movie Addict Headquarters again to discuss the latest Academy Award nominations as well as to predict winners in these six key categories: BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, and BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Both Bates and Roberts share a deep interest in the Academy Awards each year, and they really know their movie stuff!Roberts has been fortunate to be a guest on a variety of Canadian and American radio and TV programs. From 2006-2009 he was a guest on "daytime" in Mississauga, Canada, giving his detailed perspective on the Academy Awards. From 2013-2014 he was the host of Front Row Center on WhiStle Radio 102.7 FM in Stouffville, Canada. Bates has written freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and served as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine’s official film blog. He alsoreceived anEmmy for his work on theThe Robert and Rosie Show. The 92nd Annual Academy Award winners will be revealed on Sunday, February 9, 2020..

45 MIN3 w ago
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Movie Critics Predict 92nd Oscar Award Winners

It Had To Be Us: Chapter One Reading

Movie Addict Headquarters presents an audio version ofChapter One fromIt Had To Be Us, a romantic memoir by Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence. This chapterdeals with two important Christmases for a couple who were divorced and estranged from each other for almost 20 years. How does Christmas help bring Harry and Elizabethback together? Listen in and find out! Then stay for a medley of love songs that follows the Chapter One presentation and includes performances by Tony Babino, Alice Faye, Richard Vernon and Lucie Arnaz. This popular episode features lovely Lizette Amado-Bettinger and her late great husband George Bettinger reading “ remembrances” of Harry and Elizabeth in this beginning chapter of their romantic memoir. Host Betty Jo Tucker and her husband Larry co-wrote the award-winning E-book under the pen names of Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, and it was adapted for the screen under the title CAKE: A Love Story. Directed and written by Misha Zubarev and Vera Ulea, this movie won F...

30 MIN2019 DEC 25
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It Had To Be Us: Chapter One Reading

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: THE WIZARD OF OZ, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, BRINGING UP BABY, TOO MANY GIRLS, and A DATE WITH JUDY. Garland starts the show with Over the Rainbow,of course. She follows that with Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.Then Lornajoins Judy in a gorgeous Mother/Daughter medley that includes: You’re Nearer, I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,and Smiling Through the Years.Thelast three songs are from Lorna'swonderful SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME album.

15 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Judy Garland & Lorna Luft Sing Great Movie Tunes

Halloween Fun Fest with Nikki Star & Friends

Movie Addict HQ begins Halloween month with a Halloween Fun Festfeaturing short clips from two of our favorite interviews. Through the magic of imagination andtechnology, 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. 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.Bostwick has appeared in over 100 films and television productions. He may be best-known as the clueless mayor onSpin City. However, h...

15 MIN2019 OCT 2
Comments
Halloween Fun Fest with Nikki Star & Friends

All-Star Extravaganza Show

Movie Addict Headquarter presents its first All-Star Extravaganza Show. This episode features clips of some favorite interviews and performances during the past 12 years of our show. The following stars are included: Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, MadelineKahn, Robert Osborne, Rita Moreno, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews, and Dick Van Dyke. Two classic films are in the spotlight for this special episode: Some Like It Hot and Singin’ in the Rain.Tony Curtis, in one of his last interviews, talks about working with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon inSome Like It Hot. Rita Moreno, Robert Osborne and Debbie Reynolds share their feelings about the continued success ofSingin' in the Rain. Gene Kelly performs his iconic song and dance about rain, andMadeline Kahn sings a rarely heard tune by Irving Berlin. What fun!

31 MIN2019 JUL 24
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All-Star Extravaganza Show

Judy Garland & The Wizard of Oz

In this fun episode, Lorna Luft talks about Judy Garland’s role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She also discusses what it’s like to be the daughter of her famous mom. Lorna is an accomplished performer in her own right. She’s won acclaim on stage, film and television. Plus, she’s also a best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer. Her book, Me and My Shadows: Living with the Legacy of Judy Garland, was optioned by ABC-TV and turned into a riveting miniseries starring Judy Davis. Lorna served as co-executive producer on that project, which won 5 Emmy Awards. It’s also important to mention Lorna’s live theater experience as the Wicked Witch of the West in the UK production of The Wizard of Oz. She gives listeners an amusing hint of what that involves during her interview clips. Although released way back in 1939, The Wizard of Oz still captivates audiences throughout the world. It’s a timeless gem, and Garland’s heart-tugging performance emerged as one o...

16 MIN2019 JUN 5
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Judy Garland & The Wizard of Oz

Movie Love Songs Sing-a-Long

Movie Addict Headquarters invites you to sit back, relax and listen to somebeautiful movie love songs performed by an all-star cast including Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Bryan Ferry, Rita Graham, Alice Faye, and Lucie Arnaz. The songs have been featured in such classicmovies as:THE BAND WAGON,WORDS AND MUSIC,TAMMY,CASABLANCA,SOME LIKE IT HOT,LEAVING LAS VEGAS,HELLO FRISCOHELLO.Listeners are encouraged to sing along with the stars in this pre-Valentine musical episode.

32 MIN2019 FEB 13
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Movie Love Songs Sing-a-Long

Film Critics Predict 91st Academy Award Winners

Noted film critics Mack Bates and Geoff Roberts drop by to discuss the latest Academy Award nominations as well as to predict winners in these six key categories: BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS. Both Bates and Roberts share a deep interest in the Academy Awards each year, and they really know their movie stuff! Roberts has been fortunate to be a guest on a variety of Canadian and American radio and TV programs. From 2006-2009 he was a guest on "daytime" in Mississauga, Canada, giving his detailed perspective on the Academy Awards. From 2013-2014 he was the host of Front Row Center on WhiStle Radio 102.7 FM in Stouffville, Canada. Bates has written freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and served as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine’s official film blog. He alsoreceived anEmmy for his work on theThe Robert and Rosie Show. The 91st Annual Academy Award nominations will be announced on January ...

48 MIN2019 JAN 30
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Film Critics Predict 91st Academy Award Winners

Everybody Loves Gilda Radner

Who doesn’t love Gilda Radner? Love, Gilda – a revealing documentary about Gilda Radner – is reviewed during this special episode,and Gilda’s famous tap dance audition gets special attention. This splendid documentary is a well-deserved homage to a terrific entertainer. Although appearing in seven movies, Gilda received her highest acclaim for the hilarious characters she brought to life on Saturday Night Live. Who can forget Emily Litella, Roseanna Roseannadanna and Bawba Wawa? In fact, Gilda was the first performer hired for SNL, and she won an Emmy for Outstanding Performance on that show. She also starred in a one-woman Broadway show calledGilda Live. In addition to her films and TV credits, Gilda wrote It’s Always Something, a candid memoir about her struggle with cancer. Gilda’s movies include: HAUNTED HONEYMOON, ANIMALYMPICS, THE WOMAN IN RED, THE LAST DETAIL, MOVERS AND SHAKERS, HANKY PANKY and FIRST FAMILY.

18 MIN2019 JAN 9
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Everybody Loves Gilda Radner

Actor Zack Ward Reminisces about A Christmas Story

During this popular interview taped several years ago, Zack Ward, who playsthe ferocious red-haired bully inA Christmas Story,reminisces about his experience filmingthe beloved 1983 holiday movie. Zack has been very busy since his first screen gig as the scary Scut Farkus. He’s appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows. Zack’s films includeTransformers,Inthe Void,Aurora Borealis,Almost Famous, andResident Evil: Apocalypse. Among his numerous television credits are such popular series asWarehouse 13,Lost,Dollhouse,Deadwood, andCrossing Jordan. A Christmas Story is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year!

31 MIN2018 DEC 19
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Actor Zack Ward Reminisces about A Christmas Story
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