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Johnny DiLoretto

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Johnny DiLoretto is a longtime Columbus media personality who has amused audiences since 1998 when he began writing irreverent movie reviews for The Other Paper. Shortly after that he made a distinct impression on local TV audiences when he became ABC 6 and FOX 28's nighttime entertainment reporter.

In 2006 Johnny turned viewers on to the many amazing people and places of central Ohio on the morning broadcast, Good Day Columbus, in his distinctly off-the-cuff style. Over the years, Johnny has taken great pride in co-hosting and co-producing  Cinema Classics for WCBE.

Cinema Classics Oct 19, '17 Gory Scenes

Oct 18, 2017

Inspired by Stephen King's It, the  Johns describe their favorite gory scenes.

John and Johnny explore the work of mother!'s Darren Aronofsky.

Cinema Classics Oct 5, '17 Film Flops

Oct 4, 2017

John and Johnny disclose all they know about film flops now and then.

Inspired by Stronger, John and Johnny admire the work of Jake Gyllenhaal.

John and Johnny compare directors Bigelow and Soderbergh at the top of their game.

Cinema Classics Sept 14, '17 Stephen King

Sep 13, 2017

Inspired by It, John and Johnny consider the numerous Stephen King adaptations.

A Cinema Classic: Stephen King

with co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

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 and Johnny preview the films for Nov/Dec 2017.

John and Johnny preview fall movies in Sept and Oct, 2017.

John and Johnny argue about the merits of summer '17 films.

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John and Johnny honor a Pulitzer Prize author and actor, Sam Shepard.

John and Johnny appraise Metacritic's list of best directors since 2000.

Georges Biard

John and Johnny, encouraged by Charlize Theron's kick-butt role in Atomic Blonde, survey her career so far.

With open-jawed wonder, John and Johnny  look at non-Jaws shark  films.

John and Johnny lament the retirement of Daniel Day-Lewis.

Cinema Classics July 13, '17 The NYT 25

Jul 12, 2017

John and Johnny review The New York Times' Top 25 for this century so far.

John and Johnny honor Dianne Keaton, recently awarded AFI's Lifetime Achievement award.

Cinema Classics June 22, '17 Ridley Scott

Jun 21, 2017

After watching Alien: Covenant, John and Johnny admire the varied work of Ridley Scott.

Cinema Classics June 15, '17 Roger Moore

Jun 14, 2017
Geoff Photos

John and Johnny recall the late Roger Moore for his role as James Bond.

Cinema Classics June 8, '17 Pirates

Jun 7, 2017

The boys look historically at pirates in movies after being dismayed at the hack work of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow.

John and Johnny find the late  Jonathan Demme a director of many interests and talents.

A Cinema Classic: Jonathan Demme

with co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

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 and Johnny preview some of the summer's movies. Of course, the choices are eccentric.

Tarantino, Peckinpah, Scorsese: What's not to like with these masters of violence?

A Cinema Classic: Masters of Violence

with co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

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.

Inspired by The Lost City of Z, Johnny and Johnny explore explorers in film.

Universal Pictures

Inspired by a raft of new WW movies, John and Johnny talk about other war films.

Cinema Classics April 27, '17 Gifted Kids

Apr 26, 2017

Inspired by Gifted, John and Johnny survey gifted-kids cinema.

Cinema Classics April 20, '17 Androids

Apr 18, 2017

Inspired by Ghost in the Shell, John and Johnny survey androids in movies.

Cinema Classics April 13, '17 Logan

Apr 12, 2017

John and Johnny assess Hugh Jackman's swan song as Logan.

Inspired by King Kong: Skull Island, the boys look at famous movie monsters.

Inspired by My Life as a Zucchini, John and Johnny survey orphan movies.

A Cinema Classic: Orphans

with co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

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 and Johnny, inspired by Beauty and the Beast, look at Disney live animations.

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