John DeSando http://wcbe.org en Beyond the Edge http://wcbe.org/post/beyond-edge <p>Beyond the Edge</p><p>Grade: A-</p><p>Director: Leanne Pooley (The Promise)</p><p>Screenplay: Pooley, Matthew Metcalfe (The Ferryman)</p><p>Cast: Chad Moffitt, John Wraight (30 Days of Night)</p><p>Rating: Documentary</p><p>Runtime: 90 min</p><p>by John DeSando</p><p></p><p>“If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go.” Edmund Hillary</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:25:06 +0000 John DeSando 59891 at http://wcbe.org Beyond the Edge Cinema Classics July 17, '14: Marlon Brando http://wcbe.org/post/cinema-classics-july-17-14-marlon-brando <p>Inspired by the publication of a new Marlon Brando biography, John and Johnny assess the career of the legendary method actor.</p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:10:00 +0000 John DeSando & Johnny DiLoretto 59423 at http://wcbe.org Cinema Classics July 17, '14: Marlon Brando It's Movie Time July 18, '14: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes http://wcbe.org/post/its-movie-time-july-18-14-dawn-planet-apes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>John and Hope admire Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.</p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 John DeSando & Hope Madden 59424 at http://wcbe.org It's Movie Time July 18, '14: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes It's Movie Time July 11, '14: Snowpiercer http://wcbe.org/post/its-movie-time-july-11-14-snowpiercer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John and Wayne find Snowpiercer a blast of cool sci-fi air in a hot summer.</p><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 John DeSando & Wayne Miller 59002 at http://wcbe.org It's Movie Time July 11, '14: Snowpiercer Dawn of the Planet of the Apes http://wcbe.org/post/dawn-planet-apes <p></p><p></p><p>A true blockbuster for the summer, filled with humanity both for humans and apes.</p><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:16:52 +0000 John DeSando 59391 at http://wcbe.org Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Cinema Classics July 10, '14: Female Buddy Films http://wcbe.org/post/cinema-classics-july-10-14-female-buddy-films <p>John and Johnny repeat last year's female buddy films show, and &nbsp;discuss on video the same topic this week as they cite Melissa McCarthy's Tammy.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:33:31 +0000 John DeSando & Johnny DiLoretto 59001 at http://wcbe.org Cinema Classics July 10, '14: Female Buddy Films Borgman http://wcbe.org/post/borgman <p>A smart thriller that's also urbane horror.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:18:31 +0000 John DeSando 59096 at http://wcbe.org Borgman Snowpiercer http://wcbe.org/post/snowpiercer <p>One of the best science fiction films in years.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:15:43 +0000 John DeSando 58978 at http://wcbe.org Snowpiercer Transformers: Age of Extinction http://wcbe.org/post/transformers-age-extinction <p>It's summer: Relax with patented Michael Bay insanity.</p><p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 16:32:25 +0000 John DeSando 58970 at http://wcbe.org Transformers: Age of Extinction It's Movie Time July 4, '14: Tammy http://wcbe.org/post/its-movie-time-july-4-14-tammy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John and Helmut come to terms with the big presence of Melissa McCarthy in Tammy.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:46:04 +0000 John DeSando & Helmut Kremling 58614 at http://wcbe.org It's Movie Time July 4, '14: Tammy Tammy http://wcbe.org/post/tammy <p>A road trip that might work better at home.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:49:04 +0000 John DeSando 58738 at http://wcbe.org Tammy Cinema Classics July 3, '14: Double Barrel Western Series http://wcbe.org/post/cinema-classics-july-3-14-double-barrel-western-series <p>John and Johnny feature the Sunday Cinema Classics at Gateway Film Center of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; and Blazing Saddles.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:41:00 +0000 John DeSando & Johnny DiLoretto 58615 at http://wcbe.org Cinema Classics July 3, '14: Double Barrel Western Series It's Movie Time June 27, '14: Jersey Boys http://wcbe.org/post/its-movie-time-june-27-14-jersey-boys <p>John and Judy like the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons music but not enough of it.</p><p>Film reviewed: Jersey Boys</p><p>by host John DeSando with guest, Judy Hoffman</p><p>It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.</p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:17:00 +0000 John DeSando & Judy Hoffman 58336 at http://wcbe.org It's Movie Time June 27, '14: Jersey Boys Cinema Classics June 26, '14: Roger Ebert http://wcbe.org/post/cinema-classics-june-26-14-roger-ebert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>With the debut of the documentary "Life Itself," Johnny and John honor the influence of Roger Ebert on their film criticism with this reprise of their tribute last year.</p><p>A Cinema Classic: Roger Ebert</p><p>Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:24:00 +0000 John DeSando & Johnny DiLoretto 34106 at http://wcbe.org Cinema Classics June 26, '14: Roger Ebert Jersey Boys http://wcbe.org/post/jersey-boys <p>You'll want more of the fab songs, less of the &nbsp;story, but you will enjoy.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:35:31 +0000 John DeSando 58271 at http://wcbe.org Jersey Boys It's Movie Time June 20, '14 Night Moves http://wcbe.org/post/its-movie-time-june-20-14-night-moves <p>Linda and John review an unusual indie about eco-terrorists.</p><p>Film reviewed: Night Moves.</p><p>by host John DeSando with guest, Linda Baas mcClelland.</p><p>It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:32:00 +0000 John DeSando & Linda Baas McClelland 57809 at http://wcbe.org It's Movie Time June 20, '14 Night Moves Cinema Classics June 19, '14: Kids and Horror Films http://wcbe.org/post/cinema-classics-june-19-14-kids-and-horror-films <p>A Cinema Classic: Kids and Horror Films</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5">Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:42:00 +0000 John DeSando & Johnny DiLoretto 57807 at http://wcbe.org Cinema Classics June 19, '14: Kids and Horror Films Palo Alto http://wcbe.org/post/palo-alto <p>Teens in anguish: A credible if not cliched</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>start for one more Coppola.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:33:33 +0000 John DeSando 58004 at http://wcbe.org Palo Alto Night Moves http://wcbe.org/post/night-moves <p>A quiet indie with character.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:23:20 +0000 John DeSando 57833 at http://wcbe.org Night Moves It's Movie Time June 13, '14 Edge of Tomorrow http://wcbe.org/post/its-movie-time-june-13-14-edge-tomorrow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John and Hope review Tom Cruise's tent pole Edge of Tomorrow.</p><p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:26:00 +0000 John DeSando & Hope Madden 57390 at http://wcbe.org It's Movie Time June 13, '14 Edge of Tomorrow