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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6:26 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen

Enjoy a cheesy B thriller.

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4:25 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Spring Breakers

Phantasmagoric and fleshy, but a slight bit more substantial than you'd think.

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6:45 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Admission

I must admit I liked Admission.


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Movies
5:12 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Stoker

Another dysfunctional family but with  functional cinematography.

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11:58 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Cinema Classics March 21, '13: Movie Culture in Columbus, Ohio

A Cinema Classic: Johnny and John ask where are the crowds for classic cinema in Columbus, Ohio?

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11:57 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Cinema Classics March 21, '13: Uncut 10 min. Movie Culture in Columbus, Ohio


John and Johnny ask where have all the cinephiles gone--and they take 10 minutes to rant about it.


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5:54 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Not an incredible movie.


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Movies
6:00 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

The Call

Learn about 911 Call Centers; weep for an imaginative thriller.


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3:14 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

It's Movie Time March 15, '13: Oz the Great and Powerful


Carolyn  and John agree on the visual delights of Oz and the deficiency of  Franco's role.


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2:29 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Cinema Classics March 14, '13: Star Wars



The Johns react to Disney's acquiring the Star Wars franchise. It's not all good.


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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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