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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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On-Demand Episodes

Nancy Lombardo, host of “Comedy Concepts” on BlogTalkRadio, drops by for this second "Funny Ladies of Showbiz" show. Nancy has performed her unique comedy from coast to coast. She’s been featured as a writer and performer on... more

Actress Christine Evangelista discusses her starring role in "Goodbye Baby," which is scheduled for DVD release on the day of her BTR interview! Christine plays a young woman who struggles to become a successful standup comic – a... more

A 15-minute "emergency" report comparing Shrek's final movie to his wonderful first adventure on film.

Nell Minow, the famous Movie Mom, returns to Movie Addict Headquarters for a discussion of “guilty pleasure” films. Although known primarily for her advice to parents about entertainment suitable for children, Minow plans to focus on a... more

From turning heads on a top TV game show to appearing with A-list talent in "Iron Man 2," actress Anya Monzikova proves she is one of the industry’s most captivating new talents. During this MAHQ interview, Anya will talk about her... more

Mad Movie Man A.J. Hakari returns to rant and rave about upcoming summer films and DVD releases. Will the summer of 2010 please movie fans or make them turn even more to television for their entertainment pleasure? Which films... more

For the last Nostalgia Month show on Movie Addict Headquarters, veteran movie, stage and TV star Ron Masak will reveal some of the showbiz heroes and heroines included in his inspirational book I’VE MET ALL MY HEROES FROM... more

Film, stage and TV actress Joan Benedict Steiger reminisces about her late husband, acclaimed actor Rod Steiger, and discusses her own extensive acting experience. Noted film critics James Colt Harrison and Diana Saenger also plan... more

Entertainment journalist Diana Saenger, founder/editor of Classic Movie Guide, joins Betty Jo Tucker to talk about the life and movies of legendary actress Ingrid Bergman. This revealing pre-taped conversation will be followed by a live... more

Film and TV actor Larry Manetti, who knows just about everyone in showbiz, drops by to discuss his book "Aloha Magnum," which is filled with anecdotes about Tom Selleck and other famous Hollywood stars. Before co-starring in... more