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  • 00:32

    Movie Tunes All-Star Nostalgia Mix

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    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 Rooney, Lily James, Julie Andrews and more. These wonderful movie tunes were featured in such popular motion pictures as Mary Poppins, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Singin in the Rain, Viva Las Vegas, Tammy, The Wizard of Oz and Words and Music. Listeners are encouraged to sing along with the stars! 

  • 00:46

    Film Love Songs, Snow White and Book Giveaway

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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 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Among singers performing love songs from various movies are: Linda Ronstadt, Lucie Arnaz, Tony Babino, Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, Judy Garland, Bryan Ferry and Rita Graham.


    The Kindle E-book to be given away is It Had To Be Us, an award-winning romantic memoir now in the early stages of film adaptation. Full Disclosure: This book was written by Harry & Elizabeth Lawrence, the pen names of host Betty Jo Tucker and her husband Larry. According to Nancy Lombardo, host of Comedy Concepts on BlogTalkRadio, It Had To Be Us makes a great gift for Valentine’s Day!

  • 01:01

    Critics Pick Top Ten Films of 2015

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    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 movies will make it to their lists? Here are some contenders for Top Ten status: BROOKLYN, THE BIG SHORT, CAROL, EX MACHINA, JOY, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, THE MARTIAN, THE REVENANT, ROOM, SPOTLIGHT and STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. All four critics have a passion for the cinema and pull no punches with their opinions. Diana, the founder of Classic Movie Guide, also operates Review Express and is entertainment editor for San Diego’s East County Gazette. James, a film historian, has served as premier critic for the La Jolla Village News and contributes reviews to various sites including Review Express. Richard, author of Incidental Gold, does film commentary for ReelTalk Movie Reviews; and A.J. Hakari, The Mad Movie Man, writes reviews for outlets like ReelTalk Movie Reviews and his own popular movie blog CineSlice. 

  • 00:47

    Movie Addict Headquarters with Michelle Danner

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    Betty Jo Tucker and Jazz Shaw invited Vicki to run the chatroom as Niki Starr hasn't been feeling well. Get well soon Niki! Thanks Betty Jo and Jazz for letting me run the chatroom for Michelle Danner. She's amazing.


    The multi-talented Michelle Dannerdrops by to talk about her extraordinary career as a director, actress, producer, and acting coach for the movie stars you love. Michelle is currently directing Hello Herman, a film based on a play by Norman Mailer’s son, John Buffalo Mailer. Her other movie credits include How To Go Out on a Date in Queens, Dos corazones, and Death at a Funeral.  


    How to Out on a Date in Queens is so good. A classy romance bursting with stars.  Michelle Danner directs the movie and acts in the movie. Brava, Michelle.


    Death at a Funeral with Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence - Hilarious!  Michelle coached Chris Rock for the movie.

  • 00:46

    Nell Minow Rates Comic-Con and Minions

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    Nell Minow, the famous Movie Mom, drops by to discuss her exciting Comic-Con adventures as well as the new Minions film, and A.J. Hakari, aka the Mad Movie Man, joins in the fun as co-host. Nell is one of the most respected film critics working today. Her Movie Mom website just celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Nell writes commentary for Beliefnet.com and is the author of many film-related books. She’s been featured in such publications as USA Today and The New York Times. She is a member of Online Film Critics Society, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Washington Area Film Critics Association. A.J. also belongs to the Online Film Critics Society. He contributes film reviews to various sites including Classic Movie Guide, Review Express, Terror Tube,  ReelTalk Movie Reviews and his own popular blog CineSlice. 

  • 01:02

    A Christmas Story Tribute Show

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    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 holiday classic. Mad Movie Man A.J. Hakari, producer Nikki Starr and co-host Jazz Shaw also joins in the celebration. Zack Ward portrayed Scut Farkus, the scary red-haired bully, in A Christmas Story. Since then, he has appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows. Julie Matthews, one of the carolers in A Christmas Story, also helped with the film’s casting. During the past 20 years, she has achieved success as a character actress, vocalist and model. In addition to A Christmas Story, Julie has appeared on-screen in such movies as Major League and Bob Roberts.  Film critic A.J. Hakari writes film reviews for various outlets including ReelTalk Movie Reviews and CineSlice, his popular blog.  

  • 01:01

    A Christmas Story Annual Celebration

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    Actors Zack Ward and Julie Matthews, two of the original cast members of A Christmas Story, share their reactions about being involved in this great holiday classic. Zack played the scary red-haired bully. Julie was one of the carolers and helped with the film's casting. Zack has also appeared in numerous TV shows and many other films including Transformers, Almost Famous and Resident Evil: Apocalypse. Julie has achieved success as a character actress in movies like Major League and Bob Roberts. Her showbiz background also includes work as an agent, director, talent scout, producer, TV director, acting coach, publicist and writer. Adding to the fun, A.J. Hakari (The Mad Movie Man) joins the celebration. Although a tough film critic, A.J. admits that A Christmas Story is his all-time favorite motion picture. Movie Addict Headquarters happily airs this episode annually as a tribute to one of the best family films ever made.    

  • Jackie Chan: His Remarkable Film Career

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    With the recent release of Dragon Blade, Jackie Chan now boasts 120 movies to his credit – plus seven more in pre or post-production or announced. Mad Movie Man A.J. Hakari returns for another discussion of Chan’s remarkable film career.  Hakari plans to share his updated picks for the best Jackie Chan movies, and host Betty Jo Tucker will rant and rave about the epic Dragon Blade, one of the most expensive movies ever made in China. Hakari, a frequent and favorite guest on Movie Addict Headquarters, contributes insightful and entertaining reviews to a variety of outlets including  ReelTalk Movie Reviews, Classic Movie Guide, Review Express, Terror Tube and CineSlice, his popular movie blog. The last Movie Addict HQ episode about Jackie Chan’s films took place in 2010. Since then, Chan has appeared in twelve more motion pictures. Will any of them make it to Hakari’s list of best Jackie Chan films?

  • 01:00

    Academy Award Nominations and Predictions

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    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 Supporting Actress. The 88th Annual Academy Award nominations are scheduled to be announced on January 14, and the winners will be revealed on February 28. All three critics share a deep interest in the Oscars each year, and they really know their movie stuff!


    Nell, the famous Movie Mom, writes film commentary for Belief.net and is the author of several fascinating film-related books. Born in Toronto, Geoff 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. Mack has written freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and served as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine’s official film blog. He also received an Emmy for his work on the The Robert and Rosie Show. 

  • 01:01

    Best 2015 Holiday Films and DVD Releases

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    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 November and December. Both critics are candid, informative and great fun to listen to! Nell, the famous Movie Mom, is one of the most respected film critics working today.  She writes commentary for Beliefnet.com and is the author of many film-related books and has been featured in such publications as USA Today and The New York Times. Nell is a member of Online Film Critics Society, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Washington Area Film Critics Association. A.J., the Mad Movie Man, also belongs to the Online Film Critics Society. He contributes film reviews to various sites including Classic Movie Guide, Review Express, ReelTalk Movie Reviews and his own popular blog CineSlice.

  • 01:00

    Celebrate Eight Years of Movie Fun!

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    Movie Addict Headquarters invites you to our Eighth Year Anniversary Bash featuring clips of famous guests, favorite shows, a book giveaway and other goodies. The list of popular guests to be spotlighted includes such fascinating film folks as Cloris Leachman, Barry Bostwick, Tanna Frederick, Rita Moreno, Tippi Hedren, Lorna Luft, Lucie Arnaz, Robert Osborne, Nell Minow, Morgan Lawrence, Richard Jack Smith, Lizette Amado-Bettinger, Misha Zubarev, Tony Babino, J Blair Brown, Chuck Skull, A.J. Hakari, David Worth, Dragon Dronet, Mack Bates, Kyle Olson, Nell Minow, Debbie Reynolds, Rita Graham, James Colt Harrison, Diana Saenger, George Bettinger and Nancy Lombardo. Plus, the Top Ten episodes during the last twelve months will be revealed as well as the guest with the most listeners during the past eight years. And surprise guests might call in! It should be a fun -- and suspenseful -- party!   


    Film-related books to be given away in a random drawing at this Anniversary Celebration include: Hollywood or Bust by Susan Marg; Confessions of a Movie Addict by Betty Jo Tucker; and It Had To Be Us by Harry & Elizabeth Lawrence.