Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy National Dance Day!

Out come the old tap shoes this morning. Why? To celebrate National Dance Day 2012, of course. And tap is still my favorite type of dancing. So I'm gonna brush up my time step, soft shoe and shuffle-off-to Buffalo moves today. Hope everyone else joins in with whatever form of dancing they prefer, even if it involves just swingin' and swayin'. Have fun!   

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Horror in Aurora

Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight Rises, released the following statement about the tragic shootings at today's midnight showing of the movie in an Aurora, Colorado, theatre.

Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.

What a terrible tragedy! I am sickened and sad today. Personally, the movie theatre has also been my home during most of my life, and I would like to echo Nolan's heartfelt sentiments.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

For Murder Mystery Fans

If you love unusual murder mysteries, check out The Goodbye Man. Chad Barton’s novel is receiving rave reviews because of its twists, turns, surprise ending – and a wonderful detective dog named Sadie. This book would make a terrific movie! Click on the link below to order and receive lots of bonuses today.

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Happy Anniversary to Singin' in the Rain

My all-time favorite movie celebrates its 60th Anniversary this month. That's why we've scheduled a special Singin’ in the Rain 60th Anniversary Show on Movie Addict Headquarters next Tuesday, July 10. Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, has agreed to kick-off the show -- and we also have a clip of Debbie Reynolds talking about working on this classic musical. Osborne will report on the special TCM/Digiplex Destinations collaboration in bringing one of American cinema’s most iconic films back to the big screen in select theaters on Thursday, July 12, as well as the release of a special 60th Anniversary DVD. Film historian James Colt Harrison and Diana Saenger, founder/editor of Classic Movie Guide, plan to join in the fun. Plus multi-award-winner Rita Moreno has been invited to call in.

This should be a fascinating Movie Addict HQ episode! It airs on BlogTalkRadio at 4 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. Pacific Time) on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Click on the link below to hear the live show or the archived segment afterwards.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Contest Winner Announced

I’m pleased to announce that Diane Pollock is the winner of our recent IT HAD TO BE US Screenplay Contest at Coffee Time Romance. In her entry scene, Diane used just a few simple words emphasizing the visual impact of an emotional situation described in an “Excerpt” from the romantic memoir my husband and I wrote under the pen names of Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence. Diane will receive a Kindle edition of It Had To Be Us PLUS an autographed copy of Confessions of a Movie Addict, my amusing life story with everything but the movie stuff edited out. For more information about It Had To Be Us, click on the link below.  

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