Johnny DiLoretto

Cinema Classis and Foodcast Co-Host

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 both Cinema Classics and Foodcast for WCBE.

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8:43 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Cinema Classics April 17, '14 Hollywood Beauties Then and Now

John and Johnny get nowhere listing their favorite Hollywood beauties then and now.

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9:11 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Cinema Classics April 10, '14 Ennio Morricone

Composer Ennio Morricone

John and Johnny pay homage to the great cinema composer, Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, et al.)

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7:34 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Cinema Classics March 27, '14 Breathless

John, Johnny, and Chris are, well, breathless about Gateway Film Center's next cinema classic, Breathless (1960), on Sunday, April 6, with optional brunch in the Torpedo Room at noon and the movie at 2 pm.

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6:18 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Cinema Classics March 21, '14 The Grand Wes Anderson

John, Johnny, and Chris mutually admire the work of Wes Anderson and his movie entitled "The Grand Budapest Hotel."

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6:02 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Cinema Classics March 13, '14 Philip Seymour Hoffman

John and Johnny assess the work of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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4:53 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Cinema Classics March 6, '14: Oscar Observations

John and Johnny mostly agree the Academy did well with its Oscars.

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3:01 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Cinema Classics Feb 27,'14: Goldfinger

John and Johnny introduce the revived Cinema Classics series at Gateway  with Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger.

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4:20 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Cinema Classics Feb 20,'14: Jason Reitman

If you can stand the 11 visual minutes, see how the Johns assemble a quality program for NPR.

John and Johnny find some classic qualities in Ivan Reitman's director son, Jason.

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5:09 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Cinema Classics Feb 14,14 Later Scorsese

John and Johnny argue about Martin Scorsese's later period including Wolf of Wall Street.

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5:05 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

CInema Classics Feb 14, '14: Uncut 11 min. Later Scorsese

John and Johnny evaluate Scorses's later period given the success of Wolf of Wall Street.  But show is  in 11 tortured minutes!!

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2:25 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Cinema Classics Feb 6, '14: 2014 Preview

The Johns randomly preview the 2014 season.

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2:24 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Cinema Classics Feb 6, '14: Uncut 10 min.'14 Preview

Johnny and John for 10 mercilessly long minutes selectively preview films for 2014.

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5:24 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan 30, '14: Oscar Predictions

John and Johnny always disagree on their Oscar predictions.

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5:09 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan 30,'14 Uncut 12 min.Oscar Predictions

The Johns disagree on what Oscar nominees will win.

A Cinema Classic: Oscar Predictions for 2013

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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1:17 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan 23, '14 Last Hurrahs

John and johnny argue about male and female last hurrahs in movies.

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1:14 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan 23, '14 Uncut 8 min.Last Hurrahs

The Johns differ on the distinction between male and female last flings.

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1:29 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan 16, '14 Tear Jerkers

John and Johnny remember some movies that made them cry out of sentiment.

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1:28 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan 16, '14 Uncut 11 min. Tear Jerkers

The Johns for 11 long minutes remembered how they cried at these movies.

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9:22 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan. 9, '14: 4 Favorite Oscar Performances Ever

The Johns have 4 sometimes surprising choices for their favorite all-time Oscar performances.

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9:21 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan. 9, '14: Uncut 4 Favorite Oscar Performances Ever

John and Johnny  go on too long about their 4 most memorable Oscar performances.

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