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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5:06 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Cinema Classics July 24, '14: Marlon Brando Part 2

Johnny and John continue their discussion from last week about Marlon Brando.

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5:10 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Cinema Classics July 17, '14: Marlon Brando

Inspired by the publication of a new Marlon Brando biography, John and Johnny assess the career of the legendary method actor.

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7:33 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Cinema Classics July 10, '14: Female Buddy Films

John and Johnny repeat last year's female buddy films show, and  discuss on video the same topic this week as they cite Melissa McCarthy's Tammy.

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4:41 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Cinema Classics July 3, '14: Double Barrel Western Series

John and Johnny feature the Sunday Cinema Classics at Gateway Film Center of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; and Blazing Saddles.

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3:24 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Cinema Classics June 26, '14: Roger Ebert

  With the debut of the documentary "Life Itself," Johnny and John honor the influence of Roger Ebert on their film criticism with this reprise of their tribute last year.

A Cinema Classic: Roger Ebert

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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6:42 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Cinema Classics June 19, '14: Kids and Horror Films

A Cinema Classic: Kids and Horror Films

  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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11:05 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Cinema Classics June 5, '14: Pulp Fiction

The Gateway Film Center presents Pulp Fiction on Sunday, June 8. Lunch  at noon, movie at 2 pm ($15 for both or $7.50 movie). John and Johnny will be there to talk about the film.

A Cinema Classic: Pulp Fiction

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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9:29 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Cinema Classics May 29, '14: Summer Blockbusters

John and Johnny talk about the two seminal summer blockbusters.

A Cinema Classic: Summer Blockbusters

  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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4:35 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

Cinema Classics May 22, '14: Heartbreakers

Anticipating the tragic love story of The Fault in Our Stars, Johnny and John look at a few previous heartbreakers.

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6:55 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Cinema Classics May 15, '14: Cinematographers

John and Johnny survey the great cinematographers: Part I

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8:48 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Cinema Classics May 8, '14: John Wayne

  John and Johnny assess the career of The Duke, John Wayne.

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12:10 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Cinema Classics May 1, '14: Annie Hall

See Annie Hall, Sunday May 4, 2 PM at the Gateway Film Center. Brunch at noon and film   for $15, only film for $7.50.  Johnny and I will share lunch with you and introduce the film.

A Cinema Classic: Annie Hall

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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1:32 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Cinema Classics April 24, '14 The Grand Wes Anderson (Repeat)

  John, Johnny, and Chris mutually admire the work of Wes Anderson and his movie entitled "The Grand Budapest Hotel." We decided to repeat our show while the film is still showing (it's that good!)

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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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6:02 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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