Sunday, June 26, 2016


Betty Jo Tucker

Curtains open. The film begins.
Hero or villain – which one wins?

They fight within us every day
in how we act or what we say.

Our lives are like a big movie
that’s scripted by ourselves, you see.

Our laughs, our loves are what we choose.
But some mistakes we’d like to lose.

Forgive them all. It’s part of life.
They can be judged as human strife.

Ending credits begin to scroll.
Watch carefully for signs of soul.

Curtains close. The end is here.
Time for critics to boo or cheer.

This cinelife is now all through.
Another film will start anew!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

A Heartfelt Performance

Her mother gone, Doris feels sad.
And nothing seems to make her glad
until she meets a new colleague,
a younger man out of her league.

His friendliness is a surprise.
But Doris perks up -- and even lies.
More than friends she wants to be.
Is he thinking the same as she?

Sally Field performs this lead role
with all her heart and lovely soul.
Hello, My Name Is Doris ranks
among great films and earns my thanks!

(Hello, My Name Is Doris is available now on DVD. Please don't miss this one!)

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Chris Lemmon Pays Tribute to Jack Lemmon

On June 7, Movie Addict Headquarters presents Chris Lemmon in an encore discussion of A Twist of Lemmon, the acclaimed book he wrote about his father Jack Lemmon, one of Hollywood’s greatest movie stars. Chris has created a touching memoir, one that reveals the beloved family man behind Jack Lemmon’s star persona. But, happily for movie fans, he includes many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories relating to his father’s remarkable movie career as well as personal tributes from such well-known show biz greats as Neil Simon, Blake Edwards, Cliff Robertson, Andy Garcia, Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis and Shirley MacLaine.  

Jack Lemmon was a convincing actor in so many wonderful films, including Days of Wine and Roses, Mr. Roberts, Some Like It Hot, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger, The Apartment, Missing and The China Syndrome. He was skilled at doing both comedy and drama equally well – and moviegoers couldn’t seem to get enough of him.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Chris chose show biz as his career. Among the highlights of his impressive background are appearances in over 20 films – three with his dad (Airport ’77, That’s Life! and Dad). Chris is also a screenwriter and producer.   

“Chris Lemmon Pays Tribute to Jack Lemmon" airs on BlogTalkRadio at 4 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. Pacific Time) on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. During the live show listeners are invited to take part in a Chat and to share their favorite Jack Lemmon films and performances. An archived segment will also be available.

CALL-IN NUMBER: 646-478-5668
HOST: Betty Jo Tucker
PRODUCER: Nikki Starr

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