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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9:59 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Cinema Classics August 30, '12: Uncut show on Touch of Evil

John and Johnny uncut on Touch of Evil trying to fit Welles into the frame.


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7:43 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

It's Movie Time August 24, 2012: Killer Joe, Ballplayer (Pelotero)

Carolyn and John are amused by Killer Joe and love Pelotero

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7:30 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Ballplayer: Pelotero

An excellent study of Major League Baseball recruiting in the Dominican Republic.



Ballplayer: Pelotero
Grade: A
Directors: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, John Paley
Screenplay: Documentary
Rating: NR
Runtime: 77 min.
by John DeSando


“It’s like when you go and harvest the land, you put the seed in . . . water it . . . and when it grows, you sell it.” Trainer

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7:43 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Premium Rush

Biking in New York City has never been this much fun.


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3:23 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Cinema Classics August 23, 2012-- Summer Movies

John and Johnny disagree on 2012's summer movies.


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5:56 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Killer Joe

Noir dark and light enough.

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10:09 am
Tue August 21, 2012

The Invisible War

Moving documentary about rape in the military.

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8:26 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Cinema Classics August 16, 2012 :Tommy Lee Jones

That face!

John and Johnny look at the career of  Tommy Lee Jones.


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7:56 am
Fri August 17, 2012

It's Movie Time August 17, 2012: Sparkle

Jordin Sparks as Sparkle

John and Carolyn sing few praises of the muisical Sparkle.


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9:20 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Sparkle

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9:07 am
Thu August 16, 2012

ParaNorman

Is it too scary for kids or plain funny for all ages?


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2:01 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Cinema Classics August 9, 2012 : The Christopher Nolan Batman Trilogy

John and Johnny explore the merits of Nolan's Batman trilogy.

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8:05 am
Thu August 9, 2012

It's Movie Time August 10, 2012: The Queen of Versailles

John and Carolyn review a delightful and  disturbing documentary.

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6:53 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Dark Horse

This film can't even qualify as a dark horse.

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6:17 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Total Recall (2012)

Without Arnie, it's just a video game.

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6:04 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Ruby Sparks

A cautionary tale about getting what you want.

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5:51 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

The Queen of Versailles

A vivid and ultimaely depressing documentary about greed on the corporate and family level.

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3:28 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

It's Movie Time August 3, 2012: The Watch

Carolyn and John advise their audience not to watch The Watch.

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11:38 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Cinema Classics August 2, 2012 : Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty

Starring in the  Double Barrell Summer Western Series' McCabe and Mrs. Miller  at The Gateway Film Center, Warren Beatty embodies the best and worst of Hollywood.

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7:41 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

The Watch

Four boy-men guard their neighborhood from aliens.

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