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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2:27 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Cinema Classics March 14, '13: Uncut 10 min Star Wars



Johnny waxes nostalgic about Star Wars after hearing Disney bought the rights.  John waxes a bit himself. Star Wars takes a waxing.  All this in 10 min.



A Cinema Classic: Uncut 10 min. Star Wars

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4:55 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

It's Movie Time March 8, '13: A Good Day to Die Hard


John and Wayne struggle to say something good about the most recent Die Hard.


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4:54 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful

Some real magic needed with this extravaganza.


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4:52 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Emperor

Needing more TL Jones and less love.


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4:31 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Snitch

Dwayne just keeps chugging along with one mediocre film after another.


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10:02 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Cinema Classics March 7, 2013: Oscar Wrap


John and Johnny have decidely differing thoughts about the Oscar winners for the films of 2012.


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10:01 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Cinema Classics March 7, 2013: Uncut 10 min. Oscar Wrap


Johnny and John are appropriately cranky about the Oscar winners, for a whole 10 minutes at that.


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6:06 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

A Good Day to Die Hard

Even Willis's smirk can't save this dying franchise.


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9:56 am
Fri March 1, 2013

It's Movie Time March 1, 2013 : Best Picture Oscars of the Past

Carolyn, Fran, and John compare notes on their fav Oscars from the past.

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9:49 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Cinema Classics February 28, 2013: Biopics



John, Johnny, and Tristan, inspired by the Lincoln Oscar nomination, discuss biopics.

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9:48 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Cinema Classics February 28, 2013: Uncut 10 min. Biopics



John, Johnny, and Tristan ruminate about biopics after the Lincoln Oscar nomination


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1:05 am
Sat February 23, 2013

It's Movie Time Febrauary 22, 2013 : Pre-Oscar Observations



  


John and Carolyn guess at the Oscar winners and weigh in on the ones they believe should win.


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11:17 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Cinema Classics February 21, 2013: Raging Bull



  


Johnny promotes Gateway's Raging Bull screening on March 1 with John and him introducing. John mostly listens.


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11:13 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Cinema Classics February 21, 2013: Uncut 12 min. Raging Bull

John listens respectfully as Johnny goes on for about 12 min. about his second favorite film, Raging Bull, which is screening at Gateway Film Center on March 1  with the Johns introducing.



  


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1:05 am
Sat February 16, 2013

It's Movie Time Febrauary 15, 2013 : Side Effects



John, Carolyn, and Linda explain how they were affected by Side Effects.


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5:32 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Identity Thief

Be careful of the time this comedy will steal from you.


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2:59 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Cinema Classics February 14, 2013: David O. Russell




The Johns and guest Tristan Scott Seeger look at the work of Silver Linings Playbook's director, David O. Russell.


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9:37 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cinema Classics February 14, 2013: Uncut 14 min. David O. Russell



The Johns and guest Tristan Scott Seeger pretty much love for almost 14 min.  the work of Silver Linings Playbook's director, David O. Russell.


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8:25 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Side Effects

Rooney Mara as depressed Emily

Side Effects
Grade: C
Director: Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brokovich, Contagion)
Screenplay: Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum)
Cast: Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike)
Rating: R
Runtime: 105 min.
by John DeSando


Martin Taylor (Channing Tatum): Be careful.
Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara): Why?
Martin Taylor: There are side effects.
Emily Taylor: There always are. Side effects.

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9:42 am
Sat February 9, 2013

It's Movie Time February 8, 2013: Silver Linings Playbook

John and Carolyn review David O. Russell's Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook

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