Friday, May 31, 2013

Movie Addict HQ Celebrates Six Fun Years!

Movie Addict HQ invites you to a Sixth Anniversary Party featuring clips of famous guests, favorite shows, a book giveaway and other goodies. Actor and author Morgan Lawrence has agreed to co-host, and among the popular guests to be spotlighted during this special celebration are Cloris Leachman, Rita Moreno, Barry Bostwick, Tippi Hedren, George Bettinger, Robert Osborne, Debbie Reynolds, Lucie Arnaz, Tony Babino, Lorna Luft, Mack Bates, Laura Clifford, Nancy Lombardo, Tanna Frederick, Susan Granger, Nell Minow, A.J. Hakari, Misha Zubarev, Diana Saenger, James Colt Harrison, Richard Jack Smith, Steve Mendoza, Joan Benedict Steiger, and Fausta Rodriguez Wertz.

Also, the Top Ten episodes during the last twelve months will be revealed as well as the guest with the most listeners during the past six years.

It should be a fun – and suspenseful -- party, so be sure to join the Movie Addict HQ gang at BlogTalkRadio on June 4th at 4 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. Pacific Time, 3 p.m. Central Time, 2 p.m. Mountain Time).

Film-related books to be given away in a random drawing at this Anniversary Celebration include:

Lucille Ball FAQ by James Sheridan and Barry Monush

Me and Orson Welles by Robert Kaplow

Confessions of a Movie Addict by Betty Jo Tucker

Susan Sarandon: A True Maverick by Betty Jo Tucker

During the live show, listeners are invited to call in and to participate in a chat. An archived segment will also be available.

CALL-IN NUMBER: 646-478-5668

HOST: Betty Jo Tucker

PRODUCER: Nikki Starr


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Changing Financial Rules

Even though most of us are probably not going to get rich beyond our wildest dreams, that’s OK. Matt Rettick’s book, All the Rules Have Changed, What You MUST Do to Succeed in the New Financial Reality, explains how we can still achieve all that’s important to us. And when you buy Matt’s book today, you'll download dozens of great bonus gifts to secure your “financial fortress” and protect your family for generations to come. Click on the link below for more information.

Full Disclosure: I donated one of the bonus items mentioned above.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Tap Dance Day!

Today is National Tap Dance Day. In fact, it’s the 23rd National Tap Dance Day, having been signed into law by President George W. Bush back in 1989 to celebrate tap dancing as an American art form. May 25th was picked as the date because it happens to be the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, one of the greatest tappers of all time. Just go to YouTube and watch his staircase routine with Shirley Temple and you’ll see what I mean. My other tap dancing favorites in the movies are Gene Kelly, Ruby Keeler, Eleanor Powell, Donald O’Connor, the Nicholas Brothers, Fred Astaire, Ann Miller and Gregory Hines.

I’ve also been a tapper during many years of my life, so imagine my joy at actually meeting one of the greats during the 100-Year Birthday Celebration of the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego a few years ago. At one point in the evening festivities I noticed a lonely little woman sitting in a corner and went over to keep her company. As I came closer, I thought she looked familiar. When I sat down beside her, I realized she was the legendary Ruby Keeler. “What a coincidence,” I said. “I’m taking a tap dancing class, and the instructor showed us 42nd STREET last week. She wanted us to see the best!”

Keeler, who was suffering from crippling arthritis, smiled and replied “That’s good news! I didn’t know people watched my films anymore.” After assuring her that she was wrong about that, I enjoyed an intimate conversation with one of filmdom’s greatest hoofers – and that’s one of my most cherished memories!

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Perfect Imperfection

While watching The English Teacher I kept thinking how boring it would be if everyone were perfect. This amusing comedy features a host of flawed characters -- and the one with the most faults just happens to be our heroine, a 40-year-old unmarried high school English teacher played brilliantly by Julianne Moore. The main character here is a finicky woman who even grades her suitors! When not teaching, she spends most of her time reading books by her favorite authors. She avoids personal relationships and enjoys an uncomplicated life free from real drama -- at least until a former student shows up and brings out another side of her -- which changes her in ways she never expected. Although not a pretty sight, it’s a very entertaining one!

Read the rest of my review by clicking on the link below.  

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Friday, May 03, 2013

Best Films about Weddings

Nell Minow, the famous Movie Mom, returns to Movie Addict HQ on Tuesday, May 7, for a discussion about her entertaining book, 50 Must-See Movies: Weddings. Her other film-related books are: 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers; 100 Must-See Movie Moments; and The Movie Mom’s Guide to Family Entertainment. Nell is one of the most respected film critics working today – and her book about movie weddings is a treasure trove for film fans. A.J. Hockery, the Mad Movie Man, has agreed to co-host this fun episode, which airs on BlogTalkRadio at 4 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. Pacific Time).

During the live show, listeners are invited to call in and to participate in a chat. An archived segment will also be available.

What are your picks for best movies about weddings -- and will any of your favorites make Nell's must-see list?  Tune in and find out!

Just click on the link below for more information: 

(50 Must-See Movies: Weddings is available at Amazon's Kindle store.)

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