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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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To help listeners get through the ?stay home? blues, Movie Addict Headquarters has put together fifteen minutes of sheer musical FUN. Four funny ladies of film are featured in this special episode. The talented quartet includes Madeline Kahn, Julie Andrews, Lucille Ball and Gilda Radner. Each one performs a silly song guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Madeline Kahn sings You'd Be Surprised, a relatively unknown Irving Berlin tune she performed at Carnegie Hall as part of Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration in 1988. The song was also sung by Olga San Juan in Blue Skies, a 1946 movie starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Julie Andrews warbles A Spoon Full of Sugar Makes the Medicine Go Down from the original Mary Poppins in 1964. Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman composed this memorable ditty. Lucille Ball belts out Mother, What Do I Do Now, her comedy burlesque number in Dance, Girl, Dance, an amusing 1940s film co-starring Maureen O'Hara. The music and lyrics for this raucous number are by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright. Gilda Radner sings and taps her way into our hearts in I Love To Be Unhappy, an unforgettable performance from Gilda Live from New York, her 1979 stage show.
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Actor James Wilder drops by to discuss his new film 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun, a fascinating thriller about screenplay mania. Wilder excels as a duplicitous, washed-up Hollywood screenwriter in this unusual indy gem. The Red Dirt... more

Maureen O'Hara, one of the great stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, passed away on October 24, 2015. Movie Addict Headquarters paid tribute to her with this special episode that aired live in March of 2014. Film critics Diana... more

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Actress Katharine Houghton talks about her experience as a cast member in the groundbreaking movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and film critic Mack Bates shares his picks for best movies about the African American experience. Guess... more

Noted film critics Nell Minow, A.J. Hakari and James Colt Harrison drop by to share their predictions for the 87th Academy Awards, which will be given out on February 22nd. For the Best Picture, will panel members pick blockbuster... more

Filmmaker Misha Zubarev and publisher Denise Cassino discuss It Had To Be Us and the movies reviewed in this award-winning romantic memoir, which is now in the early stages of movie development. A Valentine book-giveaway drawing... more

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Actress, singer and voice-over artist Meredith Anne Bull drops by to talk about her work on Strange Magic, a madcap fairytale inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Meredith voices the key role of Dawn and performs... more

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