It's Movie Time

Fridays at 3:01pm and 8:01 PM
John DeSando
John DeSando

It’s Movie Time is an award-winning movie review show, hosted by John DeSando, which airs every Friday  at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.  You can also find "It's Movie Time" on Facebook.

 AWARDS

  • LA Press Club National Entertainment Journalism Awards, 2010
    Winner: Radio Feature/Series
    Honorable Mention: Radio Critic of the Year
  • Hermes Award: Gold Award, 2010
  • MarCom Awards: Gold Award, 2010
  • LA Press Club National Entertainment Journalism Awards, 2009
    Finalist: Radio Critic of the Year
  • Communicator Awards: Silver Award of Distinction, 2009
  • MarCom Awards: Gold Award, 2009
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5:59 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Heaven Is for Real

It won't make you a believer in Heaven, but it will make you afraid to live in a small town if you have different ideas.

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10:06 am
Fri April 11, 2014

It's Movie Time April 11, '14 Under the Skin

John and Wayne cautiously recommend the sci-fi thriller, Under the Skin, with a  completely exposed Scarlett Johansson.

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9:53 am
Fri April 11, 2014

The Raid 2: Berandal

The martial arts approach ballet, and the drama is not half bad, too.

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10:18 am
Thu April 3, 2014

It's Movie Time April 4, '14: Noah

John and Linda try to be reverential about this epic tale of the great shipwright.

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11:09 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Warrior

A fine work of comic-book nostalgia.

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Movies
10:53 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

It's not porn; it just looks like it.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1

Grade: B+

Director: Lars von Trier (Run Lola Run)

Screenplay: von Trier

Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia), Stellan Skarsgard (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 118 min.

by John DeSando

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Movies
5:36 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Divergent

Good old-fashioned young-adult storytelling.

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1:25 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

It's Movie Time March 20, '14 The Grand Budapest Hotel

John and Helmut are pleased with Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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Movies
9:56 am
Wed March 19, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Movies
1:51 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

It's Movie Time March 14, '14: Need for Speed

John and Hope try to find  virtue in this Fast and Furious/Cannonball Run knockoff called Need for Speed.

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Movies
1:49 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

The Art of the Steal

It's among the best out there at a bad time of year for movies.

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1:39 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Need for Speed

Formulaic video-game adaptation.

Need for Speed

Grade: C-

Director: Scott Waugh (Act of Valor)

Screenplay: George Gatins

Cast: Aaron Paul (The Last House on the Left), Dominic Cooper (My Week with Marilyn)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 130 min.

by John DeSando

“Those who wage war against me, shall perish. I will find strength, find guidance, and I will triumph.” Tobey Marshal (Aaron Paul)

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Movies
1:46 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Amka and The Three Golden Rules

A memorable coming-of-age tale set in exotic Mongolia.

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10:16 am
Fri March 7, 2014

It's Movie Time March 7, '14: Non-Stop

John and Mark wonder at the later-career heroics of Liam Neeson in his recent actioner, Non-Stop.

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7:11 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

The Wind Rises

A beautiful animation worthy of its Oscar nomination.

The Wind Rises

Grade: A

Director: Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle)

Screenplay: Miyazaki

Cast: voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don John), Emily Blunt Looper)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 126 min.

by John DeSando

"The wind is rising! We must try to live!" Paul Valery

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6:30 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Non-Stop

Enjoyable actioner at a weak time of year for movies.

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6:28 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

It's Movie Time Feb 28, '14: Omar

John and Wayne praise Omar, the dramatic telling of Israeli-Arab conflict in a robust  Romeo-Juliet story nominated for an Oscar.

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8:17 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

It's Movie Time Feb 21, '14 Gloria

Critics John DeSando and Linda Baas McClelland

John and Linda discuss the unique qualities of the Chilean Oscar submission, Gloria.

Film reviewed: Gloria

by host John DeSando and guest Linda Baas McClelland

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

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

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7:38 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Omar

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