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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9:25 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Cinema Classics June 27, '13 Nine min uncut Presidential Thrillers

John and Johnny go on for 9 uncut minutes about the curious number of presidential abduction movies summer, 2013.


A Cinema Classic: Presidential thrillers 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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2:10 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

White House Down

White House Down
Grade: B
Director: Roland Emmerich (Independence Day)
Screenplay: James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man)
Cast: Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 131 min.
by John DeSando

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6:29 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
Grade: A-
Director: Joss Whedon (The Avengers)
Screenplay: Whedon, Shakespeare
Cast: Amy Acker (The Cabin in the Woods), Alexis Denisof (The Avengers)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 107 min.
by John DeSando

“Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.” Much Ado about Nothing

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9:12 am
Mon June 24, 2013

It's Movie Time June 21, '13: Man of Steel

John and Johnny disagree about the merits of the new Superman film.


Film reviewed: Man of Steel


by hosts John DeSando and Carolyn Bruck with guest host Johnny DILoretto (Carolyn is off this week).


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.


Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/Fox 28.

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7:46 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

World War Z

World War Z
Grade: B
Director: Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace)
Screenplay: Matthew Michael Carnahan (State of Play), Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), Damon Lindelof Star Trek Into Darkness)
Cast: Brad Pitt (Fight Club), Mireille Enos (Gangster Squad)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 116 min
by John DeSando

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7:26 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring
Grade: C +
Director: Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
Screenplay: Coppola, Nancy Jo Sales
Cast: Emma Watson (This is the End), Israel Broussard (The Chaperone)
Rating: R
Runtime: 90 min.
by John DeSando

“Let’s go shopping.” Rebecca (Katie Chang)

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7:21 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

This is the End

This is the End
Grade: C+
Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Screenplay: Goldberg (Superbad), Rogen (The Watch)
Cast: James Franco (127 Hours), Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Rating: R
Runtime: 107 min.
by John DeSando

Jonah Hill: “This is no dream! This is really happening!”

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12:34 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Cinema Classics June 20,'13: Double Barrel Film Series

Johnny and John talk about Gateway Film Center's Summer Double Barrel Film Series


A Cinema Classic: Gateway Film Center's  Double Barrel Film Series


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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12:32 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Cinema Classics June 20,'13: Uncut 11 min.Double Barrel Film Series

Johnny and John comment on the Gateway Film Center's Double Barrel Film Series.


A Cinema Classic: Uncut 11 min. Summer Double Barrel Film Series


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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2:00 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

It's Movie Time June 14, 2013: The Internship

Carolyn and John visit Google headquarters with comic actors Vince and Owen.


Film reviewed: The Internship


by hosts John DeSando and Carolyn Bruck


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.


Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/Fox 28.



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1:59 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Cinema Classics June 13, 2013: State of Cinema Part II



Johnny, Chris, and John finish talking about Scott Lindsey's question on the state of current cinema.


A Cinema Classic: State of Contemporary Cinema Part II 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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1:58 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Cinema Classics June 13, 2013: 15 min uncut State of Cinema Part II

Johnny, Chris, and John converse in a fascinating uncut 15 min about Scott Lindsey's question on the state of current cinema.


A Cinema Classic: State of Contemporary Cinema Part II 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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1:51 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Man of Steel

Man of Steel
Grade: C Director: Zack Snyder (300)
Screenplay: David S. Goyer (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance)
Cast: Henry Cavill (Immortals), Amy Adams (The Master)
Rating: Pg-13 Runtime: 143 min.
by John DeSando

“You just have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be, Clark. Whoever that man is, he's going to change the world.” Jonathan Clark (Kevin Costner)

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12:10 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Before Midnight

Before Midnight Grade: A-
Director: Richard Linklater (Me and Orson Welles)
Screenplay: Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Cast: Delpy (2 days in New York), Hawke (2 Days in New York) Rating: R Runtime: 108 min.
by John DeSando

“You are the mayor of Crazytown, do you know that? You are!” Jesse (Ethan Hawke) to Celine (Julie Delpy)

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5:21 am
Mon June 10, 2013

The Internship

The Internship Grade: B+
Director: Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum)
Screenplay: Vince Vaughan (Couples Retreat), Jared Stern (The Watch)
Cast: Vaughan (Fred Claus), Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris)
Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 119 min.
by John DeSando

“Certainly absolute freedom would be more beautiful if we were birds or poets; but cooperation and a loving sacrifice of a part of ourselves—are beautiful too . . . .” George Santayana

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9:12 am
Fri June 7, 2013

It's Movie Time June 7, 2013: Frances Ha

Johnny and John enjoy a star turn from Greta Gerwig. Carolyn is off today.


Film reviewed: Francis Ha
 


by hosts John DeSando and Carolyn Bruck


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.


Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/Fox 28.


Johnny DiLoretto also co-hosts Cinema Classics and Foodcast.  He is director of Operations at the Gateway Film Center.

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9:33 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Cinema Classics June 6, 2013: Superman Background Check

John, Johnny, and Chris do a background check on the upcoming Superman in Man of Steel.


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6:45 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

It's Movie Time May 31, 2013 The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Carolyn and John agree on the merits of recent independent film The Reluctant  Fundamentalist.


Film reviewed: The Reluctant Fundamentalist


by hosts John DeSando and Carolyn Bruck


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.


Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/Fox 28.

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6:31 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Now You See Me

Now You See me
Grade: B Director: Louis Leterrier (Transporter)
Screenplay: Ed Solomon (The In-Laws), et al.
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg (Social Network), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids are Alright)
Rating: PG 13 Runtime: 116 min.
by John DeSando

“First rule of magic: always be the smartest person in the room.” J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg)

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9:55 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Cinema Classics May 30, 2013: Contemporary Cinema

Johnny, Chris, and John answer Scott Lindsey's query about the state of contemporary cinema.


A Cinema Classic: Contemporary Cinema 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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