Movies

Movies

The Connection

Jun 17, 2015

Expert French thriller with a hint of a French Connection.

The Connection

Grade: A-

Director: Cedric Jimenez

Screenplay: Jimenez, Audrey Diwan

Cast: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Rating: R

Runtime: 135 min.

by John DeSando

Jurassic World

Jun 15, 2015

Nothing pre-historic about this filmmaking. It's modern thrills from 65 million years ago.

Jurassic World

Grade: B

Director: Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed)

Screenplay:  Rick Jaffa (Dawn of Planet of the Apes), et al.

Cast: Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 124 min.

by John DeSando

“Something is wrong. They're communicating.” Barry (Omar Sy)

It's Movie Time: June 12, '15--Spy

Jun 12, 2015

She's now a Hollywood golden girl.

Film reviewed: Spy

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

A Cinema Classic: Lady Laughter

Spy

Jun 8, 2015

McCarthy is the premiere motion picture comedian of her time.

It's Movie Time June 5, '15 Pitch Perfect 2

Jun 4, 2015

John and Wayne enjoy the music, dance, and characters-- just about everything.

Film reviewed: Pitch Perfect 2.

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 and Johnny prepare for Young Frankenstein screening at the Gateway Film Center Sunday, June 7 at 2 PM.

Lambert & Stamp

Jun 1, 2015

What The Who!

Lambert  & Stamp

Grade: B+

Director: James D. Cooper

Cast: Kit Lambert, Chris Stamp, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend

Rating: R

Runtime: 117 min.

by John DeSando

Pitch Perfect 2

Jun 1, 2015

A pleasure for eyes and ears.

It's Movie Time May 29, '15: Tomorrowland

May 29, 2015

John and Hope disagree considerably about this benign summer blockbuster.

Film reviewed: Tomorrowland

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.

He's macabre and memorable.

John and Johnny survey the films of the class Film's Cool at Gateway Film Center starting June 3. Go to GatewayFilmCenter.com to register.

A Cinema Classic: Film's Cool's Films

It's Movie Time May 22, '15 Far From the Madding Crowd

May 23, 2015

It's beautiful out there in every way.

Film reviewed: Far From the Madding Crowd

by host John DeSando with 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.

Tomorrowland

May 23, 2015

May be a bit too much Disney sugar, but nourishing as no other blockbusters this summer are.

Tomorrowland

Grade: A-

Director: Brad Bird (Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Iron Giant)

Screenplay: Bird, Damon Lindelof (World War Z), et al.

Cast: George Clooney (Monuments Men), Britt Robertson (Dan in Real Life)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 130 min

by John DeSando

When I was a kid," Frank Walker (George Clooney) says, "the future was different.”

Tangerines

May 21, 2015

War at its worst and best.

Good Kill

May 21, 2015

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Good Kill

Grade: B

Director: Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Lord of War)

Screenplay: Niccol

Cast: Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), January Jones (Unknown)

Rating: R

Runtime: 102 min.

by John DeSando

 

 

  

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)

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