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

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It's Movie Time July 14, '17 War for The Planet of the Apes

Jul 14, 2017

John and Wayne avoid their usual monkey business reviewing the ape franchise's newest blockbuster.


Jul 12, 2017

Who would have thought death could be so much fun?

The Journey

Jul 8, 2017

Acting and suspense are first-rate in this engrossing historical drama.

It's Movie Time July 7, '17 Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jul 6, 2017

John and Linda are happily there when Spidey comes home.

Last Men in Aleppo

Jul 5, 2017

A harrowing doc that must be seen even if you don't want to.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jul 4, 2017

One of the best super-hero blockbusters.

It's Movie Time 6- 30-17 Despic. Me 3

Jun 30, 2017

John and Crystal have mixed feelings about the third edition of the Despicable franchise.

The Beguiled

Jun 28, 2017

Just because Colin's so cute doesn't mean he won't have trouble in a house full of females.

Despicable Me 3

Jun 28, 2017

Sardonic and sweet, this franchise continues to amuse.

Baby Driver

Jun 24, 2017

Fun and furious, Baby Driver is the summer's best film so far.

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)


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


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.