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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10:51 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Cinema Classics August 1, '13: Johnny Depp

The Johns reassess Johnny Depp's career after the recent Lone Ranger debacle..

A Cinema Classic: Johnny Depp

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.

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s It’s Movie Time. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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10:44 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Cinema Classics August 1, '13: Uncut 11 min. Johnny Depp

After the Lone Ranger flop, the Johns for 11 uncut min.  reassess Johnny Depp's career.

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 11 min. Johnny Depp

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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5:52 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station Grade: C+ Director: Ryan Coogler Screenplay: Coogler Cast: Rating: R Runtime: 90 min. by John DeSando "Maybe not f*** up for 30 days. That's how long Oprah says it takes to form a habit, right?" Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) That’s what Oscar tells Sophina (Melonie Diaz) about his plans after being fired for tardiness. When you know that he has already at 22 been in the state pen twice (probably selling drugs), you have to question whether he can fulfill that promise.

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7:13 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

The Wolverine

The Wolverine

Grade: B Director: James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line)

Screenplay: Mark Bomback (Unstoppable), Scott Frank (Get Shorty)

Cast: Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)

Rating: PG 13 Runtime: 126 min. by John DeSando “Eternity can be a curse . . . a man can run out of things to live for.” Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi)

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11:50 am
Fri July 26, 2013

A Hijacking

A Hijacking

Grade: A-

Director: Tobias Lindholm (R)

Screenplay: Lindholm (The Hunt)

Cast: Pilou Asbaek, Soren Malling

Rating: R Runtime: 103 min.

by John DeSando “We can't rush these people. Time is a Western thing. It means nothing to them.” Connor Julian (Gary Porter)

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9:10 am
Wed July 24, 2013

It's Movie Time July 26, '13: Only God Forgives

Film reviewed: Only God Forgives by host John DeSando with guest host, Hope Madden

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. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

Hope Madden is a film critic . Contact her at ColumbusUndergroundandMaddwolf.com

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6:03 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives

Grade: B

Director: Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive) Screenplay:Refn

Cast: Ryan Gosling (Gangster Squad), Kristin Scott Thomas (English Patient)

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 min.

by John DeSando

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11:24 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Cinema Classics July 25, '13: EW 100 part 2

John and Johnny discuss EW's top 100 films starting from 100.

A Cinema Classic: EW's 100 best films, part 2.

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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11:21 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Cinema Classics July 25, '13: Uncut 11 min. EW 100 part 2

The Johns finish their discussion of EW's top 100 by starting from 100.

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 11 min. EW's top 100 part 2.

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.

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s It’s Movie Time. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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8:18 am
Tue July 23, 2013

It's Movie Time July 19, 2013: HAMS

Carolyn and john marvel at the many aging (near 50 and over) stars still making a good living.

Film reviewed: HAMS (Heroic Action Male Stars)

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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9:19 am
Fri July 12, 2013

It's Movie Time July 12, 2013: of by for

John and Carolyn review a documentary critical of the political process in which money rules.

Film reviewed: of by for

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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4:46 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 Grade: B Directors: Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me), Chris Renaud (The Lorax) Screenplay: Ken Daurio (The Lorax), Cinco Paul (Horton Hears a Who) Cast: Voices of Steve Carell (Despicable Me), Kristen Wiig (Despicable Me) Rating: PG Runtime: 98 min. by John DeSando “But the real gift of this little animation gem is homely Gru, the world's best villain but financially least productive. His plan to steal the moon is about the cleverest comment on how much we have stolen, innocence among the treasures; the moon is all we have left to lose.

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9:18 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Cinema Classics July 18, '13: Man of Steel

John and Johnny expand on their recent profile of Superman with an assessment of Man of Steel.

A Cinema Classic: Man of Steel 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.

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s It’s Movie Time. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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9:15 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Cinema Classics July 18, '13: Uncut 8 min. Man of Steel

John and Johnny expand on their recent profile of Superman with an uncut 8 min. assessment of Man of Steel.

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 8 min. Man of Steel 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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11:30 am
Sun July 7, 2013

The Attack

The Attack Grade: A Director: Ziad Doueiri (Lila Says) Screenplay: Doueiri from Yasmina Khadra novel (pen name of Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul) Cast: Ali Suliman (Under the Same Sun), Evgenia Dodena Rating: NR Runtime: 102 min. by John DeSando “Who knows the secrets of the human heart?” The Crying Game.

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9:12 am
Thu July 4, 2013

CInema Classics July 4, 2013 Sly Stallone

Johnny and John report on Gateway Film Center's tribute to Rocky.

A Cinema Classic: Sylvester Stallone

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.

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s It’s Movie Time. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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10:29 am
Wed July 3, 2013

It's Movie Time July 5, '13: Mid-Year Oscar Guesses

Carolyn and John discuss the dearth of mid-year Oscar-nomination possibilities.

Film reviewed: Oscar guesses for mid-year

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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10:18 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Cinema Classics July 4, '13 Uncut 10 min. Sylvester Stallone

Johnny and John report for 10 uncut min. on Gateway Film Center's tribute to Rocky.

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 10 min. Sylvester Stallone

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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11:32 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Cinema Classics June 27,'13: Presidential Thrillers

Johnny and John try to explain the number of presidential thrillers summer. 2013 A Cinema Classic:Summer 2013 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. John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s It’s Movie Time . Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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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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