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I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

Grade: B

Director: Dave LaMattina (Brownstones to Red Dirt), Chad N. Walker (We Must Go)

Screenplay: LaMattina

Cast: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson

Runtime: 90 min.

by John DeSando

“He didn’t fit in, and he knew it.” Frank Oz

May 17, 2015 On the Marquee

May 15, 2015

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road, new Blu-rays Still Alice and Blackhat, 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.

A Message from the Hosts:

It's Movie Time May 15, '15 Roar

May 14, 2015

It's one of the worst movies ever made, but it's a hoot.

Film reviewed: ROAR

by host John DeSando with Keivn 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

Far From the Madding Crowd

Grade: A

Director: Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt)

Screenplay: David Nicholls (One Day) from Thomas Hardy Novel

Cast: Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby), Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 119 min.

by John DeSando

“I am a woman. It is my intention to astonish you all.” Bathsheba (Carey Mulligan)

Hear 28 seconds of fun in our new WCBE promo.

Every Wednesday in June, 6:30 to 8:30 pm., How to See  Movies class at Gateway with the Johns..

A Cinema Classic: Film Class Preview

With co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

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.

John and Kevin

Film reviewed: Clouds of Sils Maria

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

May 10, 2015 On the Marquee

May 8, 2015

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Hot Pursuit and Maggie, new Blu-rays Selma and Fifty Shades of Grey, 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.

About the Hosts:

Welcome to Me

May 7, 2015

It's a bit depressing.

 

  

Welcome to Me

Grade: C+

Director: Shira Piven (Fully Loaded)

Screenplay: Eliot Laurence

Cast: Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), James Marsden (X Men)

Rating: R

Runtime: 105 min.

by John DeSando

Roar

May 7, 2015

One of the worst movies ever made but amusing for its ineptitude and sincerity.

Roar

Grade: C-

Director: Noel Marshall

Screenplay: Marshall. Ted Cassidy (Thunder County)

Cast: Tippi Hedren (The Birds), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 102 min.

by John DeSando

“This is a madhouse.” Mativo (Kyalo Mativo)

A Cinema Classic: Summer '15 Preview

With co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

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.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Grade: B

Director: Joss Whedon (Much Ado About Nothing)

Screenplay: Whedon, Stan Lee & Jack Kirby comic book

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. (The Judge), Chris Evans (Captain America)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 141 min.

by John DeSando

"Eugene O'Neill long," says Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) about an active Avengers' day.

It's Movie Time May 1, '15 Ex Machina

May 1, 2015

John and Wayne  like this machine: She's transparent!

Movie: Ex Machina

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

May 3, 2015 On the Marquee

May 1, 2015

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Avengers: Age of Ultron and Clouds of Sils Maria, new Blu-rays The Wedding Ringer and Paddington, 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.

About the Hosts:

John loves Hepburn; Johnny the other two.

A Cinema Classic: The Philadelphia Story (Cinema Classics series at Gateway Film Center, Sunday May 3, at 2 PM showing, special lunch -show deal starting at noon).

With co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

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.

Clouds of Sils Maria

Apr 28, 2015

No clouds over this film--just a beautiful experience.

 

 

  

Clouds of Sils Maria

Grade: A

Director: Olivier Assayas (Something in the Air)

Screenplay: Assayas

Cast: Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Kristen Stewart (Still Alice)

Rating: R

Runtime: 124 min.

  

by John DeSando

Film reviewed: The Age of Adaline

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.

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

April 26, 2015 On the Marquee

Apr 24, 2015

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases The Age of Adaline and Ex Machina, new Blu-rays Taken 3 and Cake, 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.

About the Hosts:

White God

Apr 23, 2015

Not your Dad's Lassie.

White Dog

Grade: B+

Director: Kornal Mundruczo (Tender Son)

Screenplay: Mundruczo, Viktoria Petranyi (Johanna), Kata Weber (Transmission)

Cast: Zsofia Psotta, Sandor Zsoter (Heavenly Shift),

Rating: R

Runtime: 121 min.

by John DeSando

“Don't be afraid, they're just a bunch of dogs.” Man at a club.

Ex Machina

Apr 23, 2015

It's still a great story about boys and girls, sci-fi notwithstanding.

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