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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2:26 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

42

42
Grade: B
Director: Brian Helgeland (A Knight’s Tale)
Screenplay: Helgeland (Mystic River)
Cast: Chadwick Boseman (The Kill Hole), Harrison Ford (Cowboys & Aliens)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 128 min.
by John DeSando

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12:01 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines
Grade: B+
Director: Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine)
Screenplay: Cianfrance, Ben Coccio (The Beginner), Darius Marder
Cast: Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Rating: R
Runtime: 140 min.
by John DeSando

“If you ride like lightning, you're going to crash like thunder.” Robin (Ben Mendelsohn)

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1:35 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

No

An instructive look inside very rough politics.

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8:34 am
Sat April 13, 2013

It's Movie time April 12, 2013: Room 237

John and Carolyn are amused by the sometimes outrageous interpretations of The Shining.

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7:31 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Trance

Trance

Grade: B+

Director: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)

Screenplay: Joe Ahearne, John Hodge (Trainspotting)

Cast: James McAvoy (The Last Station), Rosario Dawson (Zookeeper)

Rating: R

Runtime: 101 min. by John DeSando

“The choice is yours. Do you want to remember or do you want to forget?” Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson)

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9:12 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Room 237

Kubrick's The Shining holds up to intense interpretive scrutiny.

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5:29 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

It's Movie Time April 5, 2013 Ginger & Rosa

John and Carolyn finally find a good movie after too many weeks of the January to April movie dead zone.

Film reviewed: Ginger & Rosa

by hosts John DeSando and Carolyn Bruck

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, Marcom Platinum, Communicator, Hermes Creative, and Communicator honors.

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE's Cinema Classics and appears on Fox 28's Man Panel.

Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/ Fox 28.

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7:29 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Mindless fun for a dull afternoon.

G. I. Joe: Retaliation

Grade: C

Director: John M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets)

Screenplay: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (both Zombieland) Cast: Dwayne Johnson (Snitch), Jonathan Pryce (Evita)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 110 min

by John DeSando

“Soon the world will bow down to Zeus.”

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6:10 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Evil Dead

As good a scare fest as it gets.

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7:29 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Ginger & Rosa

Ginger & Rosa
Grade: B+
Director: Sally Potter (Orlando)
Screenplay: Potter (The Tango Lesson)
Cast: Elle Fanning (Super 8), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 90 min
by John DeSando

Ginger & Rosa is a deceptive title because this slight tale is intensely about Ginger (Elle Fanning), whose life is affected by Rosa (Alice Englert), but still defined by her own sense of herself and her notions of right and wrong.

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4:03 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

The Gatekeepers

Watch real power talk about itself.

The Gatekeepers
Grade: A
Director:
Cast: Ami Avalon, Avraham Shalom
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 101 min.
by John DeSando

"These are philosophical questions, not practical ones," Yaakov Peri

If the Arab-Israeli conflict interests you, then take a close look at The Gatekeepers, a first-rate documentary about Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency primarily responsible for Israel’s complicated relationship with Palestine, for both good and bad.

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5:06 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

It's Movie Time March 29, 2013: Olympus Has Fallen

John and Carolyn definitely disagree.

Film reviewed:  Olympus Has Fallen

by hosts John DeSando and Carolyn Bruck

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics and appears on Fox 28’s  Man Panel. Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/Fox 28.

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6:26 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen

Enjoy a cheesy B thriller.

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6:45 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Admission

I must admit I liked Admission.


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5:12 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Stoker

Another dysfunctional family but with  functional cinematography.

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6:00 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

The Call

Learn about 911 Call Centers; weep for an imaginative thriller.


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3:14 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

It's Movie Time March 15, '13: Oz the Great and Powerful


Carolyn  and John agree on the visual delights of Oz and the deficiency of  Franco's role.


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4:54 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful

Some real magic needed with this extravaganza.


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4:52 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Emperor

Needing more TL Jones and less love.


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4:31 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Snitch

Dwayne just keeps chugging along with one mediocre film after another.


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