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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Movies
6:53 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Dark Horse

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

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Movies
6:17 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Total Recall (2012)

Without Arnie, it's just a video game.

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Movies
6:04 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Ruby Sparks

A cautionary tale about getting what you want.

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Movies
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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Movies
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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Movies
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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Movies
7:41 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

The Watch

Four boy-men guard their neighborhood from aliens.

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Movies
4:42 pm
Sun July 29, 2012

The Deep Blue Sea

Desperate love with first-rate acting

The Deep Blue Sea

Grade: B

Director: Terence Davies (The House of Mirth)

Screenplay: Davies (From Terence Rattigan play)

Cast: Rachel Weisz (The Lovely Bones), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 min.

by John DeSando

 

“Love, that's all.”  (Hester responds to her husband when he asks her what happened.)

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WCBE Event
5:04 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Cinema Classics Kickoff Party

Cinema Classics Kickoff Party
Cinema Classics

Cinema Classics Kickoff Party
Friday, August 03, 2012 
(6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Gateway Film Center

Celebrate the launch of Cinema Classics with WCBE's own Johnny DiLoretto and John DeSando at 6 PM on Friday, August 3 before the premiere of DR. STRANGELOVE at 7 PM. Talk with John and Johnny about your favorite classic films while enjoying light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Bar tended by celebrity bartender & WCBE staff member, Jim Coe.

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Movies
1:00 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Step Up Revolution

Energetic dance sequences tell a story of youthful rebellion against business development in Miami.

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Movies
5:38 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

It's Movie Time July 27, 2012: Make Believe, Step Up Revolution

Two movies with talented young people striving to perform magic and dance.

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Movies
3:58 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

It's Movie Time July 20, 2012: The Dark Knight Rises

Films reviewed: The Dark Knight Rises.

The trilogy's third edition has John and Carolyn divided in their grades but of one mind about its super acting.

 

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Movies
3:51 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Make Believe

An informative  documentary about competition for Teen World Champion of magic.

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Movies
8:21 am
Fri July 20, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Batman returns from self-imposed exile for 8 years to save Gotham again.

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Movies
3:00 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

The Intouchables

No better comedic bromance this year and one of the best ever.

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Movies
11:20 am
Thu July 12, 2012

It's Movie Time July 13, 2012: Pixar

The Incredibles

Films reviewed: Pixar classics including Toy Story and The Incredibles. 

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Movies
11:15 am
Thu July 12, 2012

It's Movie Time: Tim Burton

Films reviewed: Tim Burton's greatest films featuring actors like Johnny Depp.

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Movies
3:34 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wilds

Grade: A

Director: Benh Zeitlin

Screenplay: Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar

Cast: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 91 min.

John DeSando, WCBE’s “It’s Movie Time” and “Cinema Classics”

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Movies
3:21 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

A Cat in Paris

A Cat in Paris

Grade: B

Directors: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol

Screenplay: Gagol

Cast: Dominique Blanc (voice), Bruno Salomone (voice)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 70 min.

John DeSando, WCBE’s “It’s Movie Time” and “Cinema Classics”

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Movies
7:40 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Savages

Savages

Grade: C

Director: Oliver Stone (Wall Street)

Screenplay: Shane Salerno (Shaft), Don Winslow (Full Ride) from the Winslow novel.

Cast: Blake Lively (The Town), Taylor Kitsch (John Carter)

Rating: R

Runtime: 130 min.

John DeSando, WCBE’s “It’s Movie Time,” “Cinema Classics”

“They must love each other more than you, otherwise how could they share you.”Elena  (Salma Hyek to O about Ben and Chon)

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