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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7:55 am
Tue December 25, 2012

Les Miserables

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7:53 am
Tue December 25, 2012

A Royal Affair

Denmark becomes enlightened but not without some dangerous liaisons.


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9:44 am
Sun December 23, 2012

It's Movie Time December 21, 2012: This is 40

Film reviewed: This is 40


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 and appears on Fox 28’s Idol Chatter and Man Panel. Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/Fox 28.



John and Carolyn, neither near 40 years old, review a comedy replete with issues for those turning that infamous age.



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9:43 am
Sun December 23, 2012

Cinema Classics Dec 20, '12: A Christmas Carol and ELf

In a re-run, John and Johnny argue about personal favorites Elf and Disney's A Christmas Carol .



A Cinema Classic: A Christmas Carol  and Elf.

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6:36 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

This is 40

Turning 40 is apt Apatow.



This is 40
Grade: B
Director: Judd Apatow (Knocked Up)
Screenplay: Apatow
Cast: Paul Rudd (Our Idiot Brother), Leslie Mann (The Change-UP)
Rating: R
Runtime: 134 min.
by John DeSando

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9:41 am
Fri December 14, 2012

It's Movie Time December 14, 2012: Sessions


John and Carolyn enjoy a film about sex that is not sexual.


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9:38 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Cinema Classics Dec 13, 2012: Obscure Christmas Films

3 Godfathers


John, Johnny, and Chris discuss some lesser-known Christmas titles.


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9:37 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Cinema Classics Dec 13, 2012: Uncut 8 min.Obscure Christmas Films


John, Johnny, and Chris have no problem filling the 8 min. uncut discussion about obscure Christmas films.


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1:53 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

It's fun, but you can bet your Bilbo, it's long.

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10:24 am
Fri December 7, 2012

It's Movie Time Dec 7, 2012 Influential Movies


John and Carolyn take a break from new movies to discuss their favorite influential films.


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3:27 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Cinema Classics Dec. 6, 2012 : Daniel Day-Lewis

Day-Lewis, shorn


John and Johnny almost over the top praising Daniel Day-Lewis.


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3:23 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Cinema Classics Dec. 6, 2012 : Uncut 10 min. Daniel Day-Lewis

Day-Lewis , hirsute


The Johns make their uncut 10 min. case for Daniel Day-Lewis as arguably the world's best actor.


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11:22 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Hitchcock

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7:10 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

The Comedy

Not "comedy" as we know it.


The Comedy
Grade: B-
Director: Rick Alverson
Screenplay: Alverson, Robert Donne, Colm O’Leary
Cast: Tim Heidecker
Rating: NR
Runtime: 94 min.
by John DeSando

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6:22 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Cool, sentimental, and melodramatic coming of age.


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10:46 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Cinema Classics November 29, 2012 : Dec. Holiday Films

Wattage


Johnny favors Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher but doesn't look forward to several other films.


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10:31 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Cinema Classics November 29, 2012 : Uncut 9 min.Dec. Holiday Films


Johnny likes Django Unchained. John likes Naomi Watts.



A Cinema Classic: Uncut 9 Min. Dec. Holiday Films



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6:55 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

The Loneliest Planet

It's lonely on the trail and in the heart.


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9:45 am
Thu November 29, 2012

It's Movie Time November 30, 2012: Anna Karenina


John and Carolyn differ on the adaptation's value.

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10:09 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Killing Them Softly

It's a small Mob story with  big dialogue.

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