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Betty Jo Tucker

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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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Award-winning author/screenwriter/playwright Bill Mesce drops by to discuss his book, Reel Change: The Changing Nature of Hollywood, Hollywood Movies and the People Who Go To See Them. Mesce's other books about movies include Overkill: The Rise and Fall of Thriller Cinema, Peckinpah's Women: A Reappraisal of Portrayal of Women in the Period Westerns of Sam Peckinpah, and Idols, Icons, Illusions: The Movies We Love and Love To Hate and the People Who Made Them. His screenwriting credits include Road Ends, starring Dennis Hopper, and uncredited work on Brian De Palma's political thriller Blow Out. What are the most important changes that happened to Hollywood movies? Why can't an Oscar winner look more like a hit? What makes a Classic movie classic? How did blockbuster films ruin Hollywood? Who was the world's first screenwriter? What accounts for the disappearing movie private eye? Listen in and find out. Among Mesce's other books are The Advocate, an acclaimed World War II drama, and Inside the Rise of HBO: A Personal History of the Company That Transformed Television. Mesce spent 27 years working in various capacities in the Corporate Communications area of Home Box Office (HBO). He currently serves as an adjunct instructor at several colleges and universities in New Jersey.
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Movie Addict Headquarters presents a pre-Valentine's Day show featuring film love songs and a book giveaway drawing. Plus, popular film critic A.J. Hakari, The Mad Movie Man, will be dropping by to talk about the new Blu-Ray release of... more

Film critics Nell Minow, Mack Bates and Geoff Roberts drop by to discuss the latest Oscar nominations as well as to predict winners in six key categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best... more

Noted film critics reveal their Top Ten Films of 2015 during this special Movie Addict Headquarters episode. Diana Saenger, James Colt Harrison, Richard Jack Smith and A.J. Hakari also discuss the most disappointing films of 2015. Which... more

Get ready for Star Wars: The Force Awakens by listening to Mark Clark discuss his fascinating book, Star Wars FAQ: Everything Left To Know about the Trilogy That Changed the Movies. Mark is an author and film historian who writes... more

Movie Addict Headquarters presents its annual tribute to A Christmas Story, one of filmdom's favorite family comedies. Actors Zack Ward and Julie Matthews from the film's original cast share their reactions about being involved in this great... more

Showbiz stars George and Lizette Bettinger make two Christmases from the past come to life again in this popular holiday episode. Portraying co-authors Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, George and Lizette read the first chapter of IT HAD TO BE... more

Renowned film critics Nell Minow and A.J. Hakari drop by to share their picks for the best 2015 holiday movies and DVDs. This episode is designed to help listeners make choices among the many films and DVDs being released during... more

Movie Addict Headquarters invites you to sit back, relax and listen to favorite film songs from the past performed by an all-star cast including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Alice Faye, Mickey... more

Noted film critics and avid fans rant and rave about the movies of Hugh Jackman. Former co-host Jazz Shaw and award-winning blogger Fausta Rodriguez share their reactions to films through 2009, followed by a discussion of... more