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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9:49 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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9:40 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Cinema Classics February 7, 2013: 7 min. uncut Ben Affleck

The Johns disagree about  the work of Argo's director.

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1:10 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Cinema Classics February 7, 2013: Ben Affleck

John and Johnny survey Ben Affleck's directorial work with surprising disagreement.

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7:17 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Amour

A  memorable story of love.


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5:15 am
Mon February 4, 2013

It's Movie Time Feb 1, '13 A Royal Affair


John and Carolyn are happy about this torrid period drama set in 18th-century Denmark.


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5:12 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Cinema Classics Jan 31, '13 Oscar Actress Nominees


Johnny and John disagree about the importance of Oscar nominated actresses' ages



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5:10 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Cinema Classics Jan 31, '13--8 min Uncut Actress Nominees

John and Johnny disagree for over 8 uncut minutes about   Oscar nominated actresses' ages.


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6:19 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Any Day Now

An even-handed look at gay adoption and Down Syndrome.


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10:43 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Parker

Statham is an action hero for our time.

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10:34 am
Thu January 24, 2013

It's Movie Time January 25, '13 Influential Movies (rebroadcast)

Film reviewed:  Influential Movies
 


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



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