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3:18 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

It's Movie Time Dec 26, '14: Unbroken

John and Linda review director Angelina Jolie's impressive and flawed Unbroken.

Film reviewed: Unbroken

by host John DeSando with guest Linda Baas McClelland

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

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

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8:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

December 28, 2014 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Unbroken and Into the Woods, new Blu-rays The Good Lie and The Trip to Italy, and more.

On the Marquee highlights the week’s movie releases—both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray.  It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

For more updates and reviews, find On the Marquee on Facebook.

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12:36 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Cinema Classics Dec 25, '14 E.W. '14 Movie Choices

John and Johnny review E.W.'s best of '14.                                         

A Cinema Classic: Entertainment Weekly's best films of 2014.

Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.

Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

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12:30 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

The Imitation Game

Turing joins other Oscar heroes this year like Hawking, Zamperini, and Moses.

The Imitation Game

Grade: A

Director: Morten Tyldum (Headhunters)

Screenplay: Graham Moore from the Andrew Hodges book.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (August: Osage County), Keira Knightly (Laggies)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 114 min.

by John DeSando

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” Joan Clarke (Keira Knightly)

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11:00 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Entertaining and instructive epic.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Grade: B+

Director: Ridley Scott (Blade Runner)

Screenplay: Adam Cooper (Tower Heist), et al.

Cast: Christian Bale (American Hustle), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 150 min.

by John DeSando

“Remember this. I am prepared to fight. For eternity.” Moses (Christian Bale)

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10:04 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Big Eyes

Kitschy as those Keane paintings were, Tim Burton doesn't capture the drama powerfully enough.

Big Eyes

Grade: C+

Director:  Tim Burton (Ed Wood)

Screenplay: Scott Alexander (Ed Wood), Larry Karaszewski (Problem Child)

Cast: Amy Adams (American Hustle), Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime:

by John DeSando

"It's synthetic hack work, infinity of kitsch.” John Canady (Terence Stamp)

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9:34 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Unbroken

I hoped for more from accomplished celebrity Jolie.

Unbroken

Grade: C

Director: Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey)

Screenplay: Joel Coen (True Grit), Ethan Cohen (Inside Llewyn Davis) , et al.,  from the Laura Hillenbrand novel.

Cast: Jack O’Connell (United), Domhnail Gleeson (Calvary)

Runtime: 127 Min.

by John DeSando

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6:48 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Free the Nipple

Not to be taken seriously!

Free the Nipple

Grade: C

Director: Lina Esco

Screenplay: Esco, et al.

Cast: Lina Esco (LOL), Lola Kirke (Gone Girl)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 84 min.

by John DeSando

Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid.” Dave Berry
 

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6:19 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Into the Woods

Filmed family musicals don't get much better than Into the Woods.

Into the Woods

Grade: A-

Director: Rob Marshall (Chicago)

Screenplay: James Lapine from Stephen Sondheim musical

Cast: Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Meryl Streep (Doubt)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 124 Min.

by John DeSando

“I was raised to be charming, not sincere.” Cinderella’s Prince (Chris Pine)

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10:24 am
Mon December 22, 2014

It's Movie Time Dec. 20, '14: Babadook, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Films reviewed: The Bobadook, The Tale of the Princess

Kayuga

by host John DeSando with guest Kevin Carr

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

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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6:07 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Wild

A  trailblazing heroine.

  

Wild

Grade: B

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club)

Screenplay: Nick Hornby (an Education), from Cheryl Strayed memoir

Cast: Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), Laura Dern (Rambling Rose)

Rating: R

Runtime: 115 min.

by John DeSando

“Hiking the PCT was the maddening effort of knitting that sweater and unraveling it over and over again. As if everything gained was inevitably lost.” Cheryl Strayed.

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6:06 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Foxcatcher

 

 

 

  

Foxcatcher

 

Grade: B+

Director: Bennett Miller (Moneyball)

Screenplay: E. Max Frye (Palmetto), Dan Futterman (Capote)

Cast: Steve Carell (Evan Almighty), Channing Tatum (White House Down)

Rating: R

Runtime: 134 min.

by John DeSando

“Coach is the father. Coach is a mentor. Coach has great power on athlete's life.” John du Pont (Steve Carell)

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8:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

December 21, 2014 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Foxcatcher, new Blu-rays Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Maze Runner, and more.

On the Marquee highlights the week’s movie releases—both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray.  It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

For more updates and reviews, find On the Marquee on Facebook.

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9:44 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Cinema Classics Dec. 19,'14: Michael Keaton

 

 

John and Johnny look at how Michael Keaton's career has prepared him for the Oscar-potential Birdman.

A Cinema Classic: Michael Keaton

Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.

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1:22 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

It's Movie Time Dec. 12, '14, The Homesman

John and Wayne

Film reviewed: The Homesman

by host John DeSando with guest Wayne Miller

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

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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1:20 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

The Babadook

One of the best horror films in recent years.

 

 

  

The Babadook

Grade: A-

Director: Jennifer Kent

Screenplay: Kent

Cast: Essie Davis (Burning Man), Noah Wiseman

Runtime: 93 min.

by John DeSando

“You can’t get rid of the Babadook.” Samuel (Noah Wiseman)

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8:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

December 14, 2014 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Exodus: Gods and Kings and Top Five, new Blu-rays Guardians of the Galaxy and When the Game Stands Tall, and more.

On the Marquee highlights the week’s movie releases—both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray.  It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

For more updates and reviews, find On the Marquee on Facebook.

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9:19 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Cinema Classics Dec 11, '14: Tough Ladies

Inspired by Jennifer Lawrence back to Kate Hepburn, John and Johnny survey tough ladies in films.

 

  

A Cinema Classic: Tough ladies

Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.

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4:18 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Not your ordinary fairy tale.

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8:22 am
Fri December 5, 2014

It's Movie Time Dec 5,'14: The Theory of Everything

John and Hope wish for more science in this sweet holiday biopic.

 

Film reviewed: The Theory of Everything

by host John DeSando with guest, Hope Madden

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

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

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