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.


  • 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 Promo Dumb Question 10-18-16

Oct 19, 2016

John and Hope spar in the newest IMT 29 sec promo.

The Accountant

Oct 13, 2016

Who knew Affleck could act?

It's Movie Time Oct 14, '16 The Girl on the Train

Oct 13, 2016

John and Kevin praise the ensemble work of the actresses and the complexity of the story.

Closet Monster

Oct 11, 2016

One of the great coming-of-age films.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Oct 9, 2016

Tim Burton at his understated best (partly because Johnny Depp's not in it).

The Girl on the Train

Oct 9, 2016

Psyhco-dramatic take on Long Island desperate housewives.

The Girl on the Train

Grade: B

Director: Tate Taylor (The Help)

Screenplay: Erin Cressida Wilson (Men, Women & Children) from the Paula Hawkins novel

Cast: Emily Blunt (Sicario), Hayley Bennett (Equalizer)

Rating: R

Runtime: 112 min.

by John DeSando

“I would chance saying globally there is a feeling that female empowerment has, at last, become a topic that is fashionable, and more power to that.” Gwendoline Christie

Train to Busan

Oct 7, 2016

Multi-layered, smart entertainment as much about our human  flaws as about South Korean chaos.

It's Movie Time Oct 7, '16 The Birth of a Nation

Oct 6, 2016

John and Linda respect Nate Parker's mini-epic with some reservations.

The Birth of a Nation

Oct 6, 2016

It's controversial on more than one count.

Deepwater Horizon

Oct 3, 2016

Great effects, not so much sociology or ecology.

It's Movie Time Sept 30, '16 The Queen of Katwe

Sep 29, 2016

John and Wayne find Queen complex and enjoyable.

The Magnificent Seven

Sep 26, 2016

It's fun, it's allegorical, and it's not the 1960 version.

It's Movie Time Sept '23, '16 Blair Witch

Sep 22, 2016

John consults with Hope, the IMT expert on things horrible.

Film reviewed: Blair Witch

by host John DeSando and guest, Hope Madden

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

Hope Madden writes for Columbus Underground and MaddWolf.com.


Sep 22, 2016

Hard-edged story for such a soft subject.

The Hollars

Sep 22, 2016

The Hollars family needs to be even more dysfunctional to be funny.


Sep 21, 2016

It's real, it's thrilling, and it's directed by Oliver Stone.

Blair Witch

Sep 16, 2016

Even contemporary ear-piece cameras and drones can't keep me from longing for the simpler Exorcist.

It's Movie Time Sept 16, '16 The Hollars

Sep 15, 2016

The Hollars is not released in this market until next week. John and Kevin just had to disagree now about  the newest  dysfunctional-family comedy.

It's Movie Time Sept 9, '16 Sully

Sep 8, 2016

John and Linda love this one.


Sep 6, 2016

One of Eastwood's and the year's best.