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9:30 am
Fri April 26, 2013

April 28, 2013 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Pain & Gain and The Big Wedding, new Blu-rays Gangster Squad and A Haunted House, 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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3:57 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Redford: An Entertainer Who Looks To Inform

Robert Redford directs and stars as Jim Grant in The Company You Keep, a film about retired radicals living out nervous lives in hiding.
Doane Gregory Sony Pictures Classics

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 9:52 pm

Robert Redford's new movie, The Company You Keep, draws on a turbulent time in recent history: Forty years ago, there was a violent faction of SDS, the Students for a Democratic Society, that was known as the Weather Underground. It turned from organizing marches and sit-ins against the war in Vietnam to planting bombs — and in one case robbing a bank truck and killing a guard.

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2:08 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep
Grade: B+
Director: Robert Redford (Ordinary People)
Screenplay: Lem Dobbs (Limey) From the Neil Gordon novel
Cast: Robert Redford (All the President’s Men), Shia LebEOUF
Rating: R
Runtime: 125 min.
by John DeSando

“When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe.” Frantz Fanon

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1:54 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Mud

A small psychological thriller with a big delivery.

Mud
Grade: A-
Director: Jeff Nichols (Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter)
Screenplay: Nichols
Cast: Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe), Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 130 min
by John DeSando

“You gotta watch yourself.” Mud (Matthew McConaughey)

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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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11:13 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Superheroines, Fighters, And Why Isn't There A Wonder Woman Movie?

Katie, who's nine years old, explains her love of Wonder Woman in a new documentary.
Vaquera Productions

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 2:41 pm

Any comics fan of any seriousness can rattle off female superheroes who have either had their own books or appeared in other or ensemble books.

But what about ordinary absorbers of culture?

The same people who don't actually read comics but can tell you that Superman is the idealized, square-jawed fighter for good, while Batman is the darker, more conflicted survivor of tragedy and Spider-Man is the scrapper barely concealing an ordinary kid — how many women can they name who have worn capes, particularly ones that aren't superhero derivatives like Supergirl or Batgirl?

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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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5:25 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Cinema Classics April 11, 2013: Al Pacino

Al Pacino gets the adulation he can't refuse.

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5:24 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Cinema Classics April 11, 2013: 12 min. Uncut Al Pacino

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 12 min. Al Pacino

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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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8:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

April 7, 2013 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Evil Dead and Jurassic Park 3D, new Blu-rays The Sweeney and John Dies at the End, 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:

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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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6:04 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Cinema Classics April 4, 2013: The Graduate

Johnny and John obviously love this film.

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6:03 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Cinema Classics April 4, 2013: Uncut 15 min. The Graduate

These boys sure do love their Graduate--all 15 minutes of scintillating discussion.

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