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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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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5:14 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan. 2, '14: EW & NYFCC Best Films of '13

John and Johnny chat about EW and NYFCC  choices for best films of '13.

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5:09 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan. 2, '14: Uncut 15 min. EW & NYFCA Best Films of '13

The Johns expand  their 5 minutes about top films from two top organizations.

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8:04 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 26, '13: Stiller-Bale Mashup

John and Johnny improbably compare Christian Bale and Ben Stiller.

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8:02 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 26, '13: Uncut 11 min. Bale-Stiller Mashup

The Johns dare to compare Ben Stiller and Christian Bale for 11 long minutes.

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12:31 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 19, '13: Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck is revealed to be more than just Ben's little brother.

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12:17 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 19, '13: Uncut 12 min.Casey Affleck

Brothers Affleck

The Johns talk forever (uncut 12 min.) about the promising career of Ben's brother.

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9:22 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 12, '13: The Coen Brothers

Inside Llewyn Davis impels the boys to look at the Coen Brothers.

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