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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4:08 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

It's Movie Time August 23, '13: Blue Jasmine (repeat)

Although Linda and John  don't agree on Woody's overall work, they do agree Blue Jasmine is a winner.

Film reviewed: Rebroadcast from Aug 1, '13--Blue Jasmine

by host John DeSando with guest host, Linda Baas

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

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics.

Linda Baas is an interior designer and has previously guest-hosted  It's Movie Time.

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3:57 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Blue Jasmine

One of Woody's best.

Blue Jasmine

Grade: A

Director: Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)

Screenplay: Allen

Cast: Cate Blanchett (Hanna), Alec Baldwin (To Rome with Love) Rating:

PG-13

Runtime: 98 min. by John DeSando

“Anxiety, nightmares, and a nervous breakdown. There’s only so many traumas a person can withstand before they take to the streets and start screaming.” Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) to her sister’s children.

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11:22 am
Thu August 22, 2013

The World's End

A surprisingly entertaining satire for the summer doldrums of August.

The World’s End

Grade: B

Director: Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead)

Screenplay: Simon Pegg (Paul), Wright

Cast: Pegg (Hot Fuzz), Nick Frost (Paul)

Rating: R

Runtime: 109 min.

by John DeSando “We're going to see this through to the bitter end. Or... lager end.” Gary King (Simon Pegg)

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11:10 am
Thu August 22, 2013

You're Next

A bloody and comical homage to slasher films.

You’re Next
Grade: B
Director: Adam Wingard (Pop Skull)
Screenplay: Simon Barrett (A Horrible Way to Die)
Cast: Shami Vinson (Step Up 3D), Nicolas Tucci (Undocumented)
Rating: R
Runtime: 96 min.
by John DeSando

“I wanna meet your family.” Erin (Sharni Vinson)

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11:15 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Cinema Classics August 22, '13: Early Fall '13 Preview

The Johns look ahead to the films of Sept. and Oct. in Fall '13.

A Cinema Classic: Early Fall '13 Preview

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.

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s It’s Movie Time. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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11:15 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Cinema Classics August 22, '13: Uncut 10 min. Early Fall '13 Preview

Johnny and John preview for uncut 10 min. the films of Sept. and Oct. 2013

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 10 min. Fall '13 Preview

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.

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s It’s Movie Time. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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7:09 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

It's Movie Time, August 16, '13: Elysium

John/Wayne agree Elysium is good, just not great.

Film reviewed: Elysium by host John DeSando with guest, Wayne Miller 

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

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics.

Wayne Miller is a dean at Franklin University and a former chair of the Film Council of Greater Columbus.

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7:00 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

The Hunt

A classy and disturbing tale of small town injustice and anyone's vulnerability in the face of it.

The Hunt
Grade: A
Director: Thomas Vinterberg (It’s All About Love)
Screenplay: VInterberg, Tobias Lindholm (A Highjacking)
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen (A Royal Affair), Bo Larsen (It’s All About Love)
Rating: R
Runtime: 111 min
by John DeSando

“Bunch of bastards! Bunch of fucking bastards!” Marcus (Lasse Fogelstrom)

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7:47 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Blackfish

Black isn't always beautiful.

Blackfish
Grade: B+
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite (City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story)
Screenplay: Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres (City Lax)
Cast: Samantha Berg, Dave Duffus
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 83 min.
by John DeSando

“A whale has eaten one of the trainers.” Dispatch Recording

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6:20 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Lee Daniels' The Butler

An entertaining docudrama of recent history about the civil rights movement.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Grade: B

Director: Lee Daniels (Precious)

Screenplay: Danny Strong from Will Haygood article

Cast: Forest Whitaker (The Crying Game), Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 132 min.

by John DeSando

“At this moment, my body and soul, to the last hair, belong to my master.” Sebastian (A Black Butler)

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10:09 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Cinema Classics August 15, '13: Tom Hanks

John, Johnny, and Jordan debate the merits of Jordan's favorite star, Tom Hanks


A Cinema Classic: Tom Hanks


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.


John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s It’s Movie Time.

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10:02 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Cinema Classics August 15, '13: Uncut min. Tom Hanks

John, Johnny, and Jordan debate for  11 uncut minutes the merits of Jordan's favorite star, Tom Hanks

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 11 min. Tom Hanks

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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2:14 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

Elysium

Elysium's scary Secretary of Defense

It is August, after all; the movie could be much worse . . .

Elysium

Grade: B-

Director: Neill Blomkamp (District 9)

Screenplay: Blomkamp

Cast: Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting), Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs)

Rating: R

Runtime: 108 min. by John DeSando

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9:32 am
Wed August 7, 2013

It's Movie Time, August 9, '13: I'm So Excited!

John and Helmut have to weigh in on Spain's most popular director before his I'm So Excited!  leaves town.


Film reviewed: I'm So Excited!


by host John DeSando with guest host, Helmut Kremling


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


John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics.


Helmut Kremling is retired professor of film and German at Ohio Wesleyan University.



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9:29 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Cinema Classics August 8, '13: Ryan Gosling, Only God



Johnny and John make some sense out of the meteoric career of Only God Forgives' Gosling.


A Cinema Classic: Ryan Gosling


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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9:26 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Cinema Classics August 8, '13: Uncut 12 min. Ryan Gosling

Johnny and John make  12  min. uncut  sense out of the meteoric career of Only God Forgives' Gosling.

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 12   min. Ryan Gosling

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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5:50 am
Tue August 6, 2013

I'm So Excited

I’m So Excited

Grade: C+

Director: Pedro Almodovar (All About My Mother)

Screenplay: Almodovar Cast: Lola Duenas (The Sea Inside), Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother

Rating: R Runtime: 90 min. by John DeSando

"Give 'em sex and booze and they'll be happy," Flight attendant

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10:51 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Cinema Classics August 1, '13: Johnny Depp



The Johns reassess Johnny Depp's career after the recent Lone Ranger debacle..


A Cinema Classic: Johnny Depp


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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10:44 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Cinema Classics August 1, '13: Uncut 11 min. Johnny Depp

After the Lone Ranger flop, the Johns for 11 uncut min.  reassess Johnny Depp's career.


A Cinema Classic: Uncut 11 min. Johnny Depp


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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5:52 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station
Grade: C+
Director: Ryan Coogler
Screenplay: Coogler
Cast:
Rating: R
Runtime: 90 min.
by John DeSando

"Maybe not f*** up for 30 days. That's how long Oprah says it takes to form a habit, right?" Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan)

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