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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

Ways to Connect

It's Movie Time June 23, '17 Baby Driver

Jun 23, 2017

John and Sommer find laughs and humanity in the art of Edgar Wright's Baby Driver.

The Book of Henry

Jun 19, 2017

Bring some form of Dramamine cause you'll get sick with the syrup.

It's Movie Time 6-16 '17 47 Meters Down

Jun 16, 2017

John and  Chris  go deep sea fishing for a good movie.

Paris Can Wait

Jun 15, 2017

Travel and romance in Europe and not especially memorable story telling.

47 Meters Down

Jun 15, 2017

Consult this movie before you scuba dive in Mexico.

Cars 3

Jun 15, 2017

More of the same: cute cars, droll conversation , and smart CGI. Good summer fun for everyone.

I, Daniel Blake

Jun 10, 2017

High-class movie about the Brit lower class. One of the best films of the year and winner of Cannes Palm d'Or.

The Mummy

Jun 10, 2017

Mum's the word--don't encourage anyone to see this  DOA.

It's Movie Time June 9 '17 It Comes at Night

Jun 7, 2017

John and Kevin disagree about its horrible attributes.

It Comes at Night

Jun 7, 2017

One of the best horror mysteries in recent memory.

Grade: A-

Director: Trey Edward Shults

Screenplay: Shults

Cast: Joel Edgerton (The Gift), Christopher Abbott (A Most Violent Year)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr 37 min

by John DeSando

“We have to be smart; we can't be emotional.” Paul (Joel Edgerton, also executive producer)

Wakefield

Jun 3, 2017

Dumpster diving is big in this little film.

Gal Gadot: It's Movie Time June 2, '17 Wonder Woman

Jun 2, 2017

John and Hope find the wonder in a new action film about that super woman.

Wonder Woman

Jun 1, 2017

Yes, she's Wonderful.

It's Movie Time May 26, '17 The Lovers

May 25, 2017

John and Linda find this story about infidelity slow and complex but rewarding.

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.

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