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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12:36 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Cinema Classics Dec 25, '14 E.W. '14 Movie Choices

John and Johnny review E.W.'s best of '14.                                         

A Cinema Classic: Entertainment Weekly's best films of 2014.

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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12:30 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

The Imitation Game

Turing joins other Oscar heroes this year like Hawking, Zamperini, and Moses.

The Imitation Game

Grade: A

Director: Morten Tyldum (Headhunters)

Screenplay: Graham Moore from the Andrew Hodges book.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (August: Osage County), Keira Knightly (Laggies)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 114 min.

by John DeSando

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” Joan Clarke (Keira Knightly)

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11:00 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Entertaining and instructive epic.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Grade: B+

Director: Ridley Scott (Blade Runner)

Screenplay: Adam Cooper (Tower Heist), et al.

Cast: Christian Bale (American Hustle), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 150 min.

by John DeSando

“Remember this. I am prepared to fight. For eternity.” Moses (Christian Bale)

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9:34 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Unbroken

I hoped for more from accomplished celebrity Jolie.

Unbroken

Grade: C

Director: Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey)

Screenplay: Joel Coen (True Grit), Ethan Cohen (Inside Llewyn Davis) , et al.,  from the Laura Hillenbrand novel.

Cast: Jack O’Connell (United), Domhnail Gleeson (Calvary)

Runtime: 127 Min.

by John DeSando

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6:48 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Free the Nipple

Not to be taken seriously!

Free the Nipple

Grade: C

Director: Lina Esco

Screenplay: Esco, et al.

Cast: Lina Esco (LOL), Lola Kirke (Gone Girl)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 84 min.

by John DeSando

Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid.” Dave Berry
 

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6:19 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Into the Woods

Filmed family musicals don't get much better than Into the Woods.

Into the Woods

Grade: A-

Director: Rob Marshall (Chicago)

Screenplay: James Lapine from Stephen Sondheim musical

Cast: Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Meryl Streep (Doubt)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 124 Min.

by John DeSando

“I was raised to be charming, not sincere.” Cinderella’s Prince (Chris Pine)

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1:22 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

It's Movie Time Dec. 12, '14, The Homesman

John and Wayne

Film reviewed: The Homesman

by host John DeSando with guest Wayne Miller

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.

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

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1:20 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

The Babadook

One of the best horror films in recent years.

 

 

  

The Babadook

Grade: A-

Director: Jennifer Kent

Screenplay: Kent

Cast: Essie Davis (Burning Man), Noah Wiseman

Runtime: 93 min.

by John DeSando

“You can’t get rid of the Babadook.” Samuel (Noah Wiseman)

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4:18 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Not your ordinary fairy tale.

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7:25 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

The Homesman

It's still rough out there for women.

 

 

  

The Homesman

Grade: B

Director: Tommy Lee Jones (The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada)

Screenplay: Jones, et al. from Wesley A. Oliver novel

Cast: Jones (Lincoln), Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)

Rating: R

Runtime: 122 min.

by John DeSando

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5:09 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Happy Valley

Not a winning game.

 

 

  

Happy Valley

Grade: B+

Director: Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story)

Screenplay: Amir Bar-Lev

Runtime: 96 min.

“St. Joe”:  What Penn State, College Station, and the world called Joe Paterno before the Jerry Sandusky indictment.

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6:45 am
Wed December 3, 2014

We are the Best!

The band is not the best, but the the film is one of the best about adolescent girls.

We are the Best!

  

Grade: B

Director: Lukas Moodysson (Mammoth)

Screenplay: Moodysson, from Coco Moodysson comic book

Cast: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grossin

Rating: NR

Runtime: 102 min.

by John DeSando

“We must be careful not to discourage our twelve-year-olds by making them waste the best years of their lives preparing for examinations.” Freeman Dyson

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1:13 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

It's Movie Time Nov. 28, '14: Whiplash

  

John and Linda praise the hard and rewarding music education drama, Whiplash.

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1:05 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

The Way He Looks

 

 

  

A good way of looking at teenage sex.

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7:54 am
Fri November 28, 2014

The Theory of Everything

This biopic has everything.

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7:06 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

It's Movie Time Nov 21, '14: Rosewater

 

 

  

Film reviewed: Rosewater

by host John DeSando with guest Helmut Kremling

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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6:28 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

It's Movie Time Nov 14, '14 Interstellar

John and Kevin  are not as impressed with Christopher Nolan this time around.

 

 

Film reviewed: Interstellar

 

  

 

by host John DeSando with guest Kevin Carr 

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6:19 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Rosewater

 

 

  

A promising debut for Jon Stewart.

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2:44 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Citizenfour

Can you handle the truth?

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5:15 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Listen Up Phillip

He's unlikable but entertaining. 

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