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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.

Just before the election, the boys look at winning political movies.

Cinema Classics Oct 27, '16: Tom Hanks

Oct 27, 2016

John and Johnny consider the career of Tom Hanks, currently starring in Inferno.

Cinema Classics Oct 20, '16: Ben Affleck

Oct 19, 2016

John and Johnny reassess their take on Ben Affleck three years ago.

John and Johnny bicker about "Frank" in their most recent promo spot,

The 33 sec promo:

In honor of the late Edward Albee, the boys remember the wildly-dramatic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A Cinema Classic: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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 muse about the challenges of good filmmaking now and then. It's their 400th show!

Cinema Classics Sept 22, '16 Gene Wilder

Sep 21, 2016

John and Johnny survey the work of the late Gene Wilder.

Cinema Classics Sept 15, '16 Texas Noir

Sep 14, 2016

John and Johnny give a good-hearted look at film noir set in Texas.

John and Johnny love a freewheeling show where all they have to do is report upcoming films.

Cinema Classics Sept 1, '16 Film Critics

Aug 31, 2016

John and Johnny argue the merits of film critics.

Cinema Classic: Film Critics

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.

Cinema Classics Aug 25, '16 Meryl Streep

Aug 25, 2016

John and Johnny have both good and bad things to say about this acting icon.

A Cinema Classic: Meryl Streep

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.

Cinema Classics Aug 18, '16 Matt Damon

Aug 17, 2016

John and Johnny respect Damon's body of work but would like him to expand his talents as his buddy, Ben Affleck, has done.

John and Johnny fight over their fav animations.

John and Johnny bring back the ghost of the original to bear on the new Ghostbusters 2016.

John and Johnny, inspired by the Gateway Film Center's showing of Full Metal Jacket starting July 29, review the work of Stanley Kubrick.

Cinema Classics July 21, '16 Buddy Films

Jul 21, 2016

Inspired by BFG and Central Intelligence, the boys survey buddy films.

The boys fit BFG into the Spielberg canon.

A Cinema Classic: Spielberg and BFG

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.

The Johns recall their inner child as they celebrate the Gateway Film Center's screening of Close Encounters starting July 8.

The "hot" new promo for Cinema Classics:

Swiss Army Man, The BFG, The Shallows

Jun 30, 2016

Swiss Army Man

Paul Dano stars in Swiss Army Man as Hank, a man stranded on an island who gives up on suicide when he finds new hope in Daniel Radcliffe’s, Manny, a dazzling corpse that can fart to propulsive effect, produce potable water, and chop wood among other fantastical feats.

Cinema Classics June 30, '16 Jaws

Jun 29, 2016

John and Johnny revisit Jaws in preparation for the Gateway Film Center screening beginning July 1 in the original 35 mm.

The boys preview the second half of summer '16 movies, July, August

John and Johnny elevate the career of former bad-boy and current lobster, Colin Farrell.

Johnny and Sommer (John DeSando is off today) discuss two of their cinematic guilty pleasures, Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman)

John and Johnny celebrate the 25th anniversary screening of The Silence of the Lambs at  Gateway Film Center starting on June 3.

A Cinema Classic: The Silence of the Lambs

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.

It's Movie Time May 27, '16 Top Gun

May 27, 2016

John and Johnny reprise their show this week on Cinema Classics about Top Gun at the Gateway Film Center in 70 mm.

Film reviewed: Top Gun

by host John DeSando and guest, Johnny DiLoretto

It’s Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Communicator, Hermes, and Silver Microphone honors.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

Cinema Classics May 26, '16 Top Gun

May 26, 2016

John and Johnny, big Tom Cruise fans, celebrate Gateway's screening of the 70 mm print.

A Cinema Classic: Top Gun

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 love this bloody, brooding Western.

John and Johnny talk about Gateway Film Center's 70mm screening of Lawrence of Arabia.

Summer Movies May & June '16

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