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It's Movie Time

Fridays at 3:01pm and 8:01 PM
  • Hosted by , 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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Alien: Covenant

May 24, 2017

It's a good chip off the old Alien.

The Lovers

May 24, 2017

It has realistic doses of heart and hilarity, though less of the latter than may be good for it.

It's Movie Time: May 19, '17 Norman

May 17, 2017

John and Sommer are intrigued if not occasionally perplexed by Richard Gere's character, Norman.

Film reviewed: Norman

by host John DeSando and guest, Sommer marie

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

Norman

May 17, 2017

Endearing oddball played right by Gere.

Hounds of Love

May 15, 2017

Small film, big art.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

May 13, 2017

Dark and gloomy relieved by occasional humor. Arthur would not approve.

Graduation

May 12, 2017

Get your diploma by watching a super European drama.

It's Movie Time May 12, , '17 King Arthur

May 12, 2017

John and King Kevin bow irreverently before the newest film version of the Arthurian legend.

Risk

May 9, 2017

No risk on your part to see this informative doc.

The Dinner

May 6, 2017

Uneven as a drama, the emphasis on language is euphoric for this critic facing a summer deluge of explosions.

It's Movie Time May 5, , '17 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

May 5, 2017

John and Wayne have a good time talking about the new Guardians flick.

The Circle

May 4, 2017

A highly-entertaining allegory about personal information as dangerous social tool.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

May 3, 2017

Guardians is a sweet launch of summer blockbusters.

Colossal

Apr 28, 2017

Hathaway impresses as she battles a character's monsters inside and out.

It's Movie Time April 28, '17 The Lost City of Z

Apr 27, 2017

John and Mary find some common ground on this fascinating jungle journey.

Born in China

Apr 27, 2017

Lushly photographed and endearing animals.

The Lost City of Z

Apr 24, 2017

Satisfying biopic of Percy Fawcett's search for an Amazonian lost city.

Their Finest

Apr 24, 2017

WWII, filmmaking, propaganda, and emerging women--Their Finest is fine.

Little Boxes

Apr 22, 2017

It's slow with no grand moments.  Maybe that's the suburban point?

It's Movie Time April 21, '17 Free Fire

Apr 20, 2017

John and Hope have a rollicking time with the Reservoir-Dogs-like Free Fire.

Free Fire

Apr 19, 2017

A joy to witness even if flawed.

Personal Shopper

Apr 19, 2017

Hokum or not, Personal Shopper will keep you thinking and guessing.

It's Movie Time April 14, '17 Frantz

Apr 13, 2017

John and Crystal look at a post-WW II romance, Frantz

Gifted

Apr 11, 2017

Custody battles are tough when they involve gifted children.

Betting on Zero

Apr 10, 2017

Entertaining and informative with a dose of heavy-duty humanity.

Frantz

Apr 9, 2017

An artful addition to our understanding of the effects of WW I.

Queen of the Desert

Apr 8, 2017

Pretty dry, I'd say.

It's Movie Time April 7, '17 Ghost in the Shell and Zookeeper's

Apr 6, 2017

John and Kevin comment on two different recent movies.

Going in Style

Apr 6, 2017

Disappointing like the first one in 1979.

Land of Mine

Apr 6, 2017

A post WWII unusual angle of vision.

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