John DeSando

It's Movie Time and Cinema Classics Co-Host

John holds a doctorate in English literature and has been a humanities professor, teaching award recipient, and university academic vice president.

In 2010 he was awarded the Los Angeles Press Club’s first place National Entertainment Journalism Award for best radio feature.

John is on the boards of Actors’ Theater, Shadowbox Live, Early Music of Columbus, Gateway Film Center, and Crichton Club.

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7:14 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

It's Movie Time July 25, '14: And So It Goes

John and Linda struggle to find something laudable about Michael Douglas's romantic comedy.

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7:05 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

And So It Goes

A chip off the old-geezers cliches

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5:06 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Cinema Classics July 24, '14: Marlon Brando Part 2

Johnny and John continue their discussion from last week about Marlon Brando.

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6:25 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Beyond the Edge

Beyond the Edge

Grade: A-

Director: Leanne Pooley (The Promise)

Screenplay: Pooley, Matthew Metcalfe (The Ferryman)

Cast: Chad Moffitt, John Wraight (30 Days of Night)

Rating: Documentary

Runtime: 90 min

by John DeSando

“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

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5:10 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Cinema Classics July 17, '14: Marlon Brando

Inspired by the publication of a new Marlon Brando biography, John and Johnny assess the career of the legendary method actor.

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4:59 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

It's Movie Time July 18, '14: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

 

   John and Hope admire Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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12:28 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

It's Movie Time July 11, '14: Snowpiercer

  John and Wayne find Snowpiercer a blast of cool sci-fi air in a hot summer.

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12:16 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A true blockbuster for the summer, filled with humanity both for humans and apes.

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7:33 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Cinema Classics July 10, '14: Female Buddy Films

John and Johnny repeat last year's female buddy films show, and  discuss on video the same topic this week as they cite Melissa McCarthy's Tammy.

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4:18 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Borgman

A smart thriller that's also urbane horror.

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11:15 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Snowpiercer

One of the best science fiction films in years.

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12:32 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction

It's summer: Relax with patented Michael Bay insanity.

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11:46 am
Thu July 3, 2014

It's Movie Time July 4, '14: Tammy

  John and Helmut come to terms with the big presence of Melissa McCarthy in Tammy.

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4:49 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Tammy

A road trip that might work better at home.

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4:41 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Cinema Classics July 3, '14: Double Barrel Western Series

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.

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6:17 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

It's Movie Time June 27, '14: Jersey Boys

John and Judy like the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons music but not enough of it.

Film reviewed: Jersey Boys

by host John DeSando with guest, Judy Hoffman

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

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3:24 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Cinema Classics June 26, '14: Roger Ebert

  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.

A Cinema Classic: Roger Ebert

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.

Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

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4:35 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Jersey Boys

You'll want more of the fab songs, less of the  story, but you will enjoy.

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4:32 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

It's Movie Time June 20, '14 Night Moves

Linda and John review an unusual indie about eco-terrorists.

Film reviewed: Night Moves.

by host John DeSando with guest, Linda Baas mcClelland.

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

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6:42 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Cinema Classics June 19, '14: Kids and Horror Films

A Cinema Classic: Kids and Horror Films

  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.

Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

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